You are walking down the aisles at your local Costco and you spy what looks like Thick cut bacon strips in the meat department. It is way too thick to be bacon and the sticker on the tag says, “Pork Belly Slices”. They typically around about 10 inches long and 1-2 inches thick. Is it bacon? How do you cook it? Well for starters, it is not bacon, it is what bacon is made from. Bacon is what you would get if you cured this meat for a few days and then smoked it, what we are teaching you to do here today is to cook it without having to wait for a few days. I hope you are hungry because Costco portions are huge, and this is a high calorie meal. If you find pork belly at another grocery store or local butcher, you can still make this recipe, you will just need to cut your belly into 1.5” thick strips before we start.
Burnt ends might be my favorite single bite of food in this whole world. Burnt ends are not burnt and they are also not the ends of anything, so it’s a funny name if you ask me. Burnt ends are made from the point of the brisket and they are little moist tender cubes of amazingness. Sometimes referred to as “Beef Dice” because of their shape, anytime you are eating them you should feel lucky because they take a long time to prepare right and if they are done right, they are buttery and amazing.
Ribeyes are the king of steaks, their buttery fatty flavor gives you lots of opportunity to make your seasonings sing. You want to hit your steak with strong flavors to really stand out. I usually stick with White lightning and Double secret steak rub, but when I am looking for a change a blackened steak with blue cheese is an out of this world combination. Spiceology came up with a spice blend featuring this iconic mix to tingle your taste buds. I was a little nervous about the pungent blue cheese would overpower the steak, but I was pleasantly surprised that it just gave a little zip of flavour that paired nicely with the heat from the blackening spice.
Chicken breast is one of the most popular healthy foods in the world, partly because it is so low in fat but also because it cooks up quickly and can have a ton of flavor and juiciness when prepared correctly. This recipe is a surefire way to add extra flavor to the meat by stuffing it with 2 types of cheese, seasoning and asparagus. This combination is amazing and will surely make you forget that you are eating healthy.
Monster beef plate ribs are one of my most indulgent meals that I chase down a couple of times per year. The feeling of plowing into a single rib that can feed 1-2 people is a very primal moment for most people. Combine that with a beautiful bark and soft juicy salty meat in the middle and you’ve got yourself some BBQ heaven.
You have walked past it a hundred times in the grocery store and thought to yourself “that’s looks delicious, I wonder how you cook it?”. Beef finger meat is very alluring because of it’s rich fat content and price (hint: it’s cheap!). But what is it!? Beef Finger meat is the meat that exists between the bones of beef ribs. This fatty, juicy meat is typically cut away from the bones from the section of the ribs where there is not much meat on top of the bones. So think half way between the short plate ribs and the ribeye. Because beef rib meat is one of my favorite things to eat off a cow, I had to perfect a recipe for the beef finger meat to take advantage of the cheap price and not paying for the bone!