My Grandma's Unexpectedly Delicious Meatball Trick I've Been Doing for 15 YearsSkills
I guarantee it’s already in your spice cabinet.
What Are Sweetbreads? (Plus How to Cook Them)Skills
Spoiler, they're not bread.
The One-Ingredient Ground Beef Trick For Better BrowningSkills
You’ll never cook ground beef without it again.
What's the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?Skills
When summer grilling season approaches, it’s fun to explore all sorts of tasty cuts of meat. Though grilled hot dogs and grilled burgers will always be great go-tos, pork ribs are always a treat. Low and slow cooked pork ribs are great for a backyard BBQ, especially when served with fun sides like bacon BBQ baked beans and classic potato salad.Let’s take a look at the two most commonly sold types of ribs: baby back ribs and St. Louis-style spareribs.
What is Corned Beef?Skills
Here's a hint: There's no corn in it.
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for Tender Pot RoastSkills
Choosing the right cut can make or break the dish.
We Tested 5 Methods for Reheating Steak and the Winner Kept It So JuicySkills
This two-step method won, hands-down.
How to Cut Any Meat Across the GrainSkills
You’ve probably read in recipes and heard again and again that you should slice steak and other cuts of meat against grain. But what exactly is “the grain,” and why is it so important to slice against it? Oh, and how do you even know what it looks like?The grain refers to the direction that the muscle fibers are aligned, and it is important to cut against it so that your meat is easier to chew.
The Best Way to Reheat Prime Rib So It Doesn't Dry OutSkills
You don’t need an excuse to treat yourself, but the holiday season is definitely a great opportunity for special meals. Enter: the prime rib. Although this cut of beef, also called standing rib roast, is available at most butcher shops and even some grocery stores, for many of us it remains an order-out or once-a-year indulgence.
Nov 29, 2023
What Is Prime Rib?The Most Important Things to KnowSkills
Prime rib is the undisputed king when it comes to a large cut of beef. I remember going to the steakhouse with my family on prime rib night for special occasions and celebrations, savoring every bite of a slice of rosy, juicy meat with some tasty jus. Prime rib isn’t something you can only eat at restaurants, though.
Nov 26, 2023
A Home Cook's Guide to All the Cuts of BeefSkills
Find out where your favorite steak comes from.
Oct 26, 2023
We Discovered the Best Way to Tenderize SteakSkills
Don't even think about cooking another steak without reading this first.
Aug 17, 2023
How To Freeze and Defrost Ground BeefSkills
Our favorite tool for the job might surprise you!
May 4, 2023
These Are the Best Cuts of Beef for Stew, According to a ButcherSkills
These are the most ideal cuts to use for an ultra-tender beef stew.
Jan 28, 2023
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef StewSkills
What you need to know to make beef stew like a pro.
Jan 10, 2023
We Tested 5 Ways to Defrost Ground Beef and the Winner Is the Easiest MethodSkills
Flexibility in use landed this method in the top spot.
Dec 29, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Flank Steak and Skirt Steak?Skills
Flank steak and skirt steak are both long, odd-looking cuts of steak. Wonder if you’ve ever eaten either of them? If you’ve ever had fajitas, then chances are it was skirt steak. In most recipes, they can be used interchangeably, so how are these cuts actually different from each other? The flank is located at the cow’s bottom abdominal area, while the skirt is a thin, flavorful cut located in the diaphragm area.
Dec 15, 2022
This Pro Tip Will Help You Get a Perfectly Pan-Fried Steak Every TimeSkills
You'll be bound for greatness with this one!
Dec 15, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Flanken and English Cut Short Ribs?Skills
Although short ribs used to be seen as a less desirable cut of beef, they’ve risen in popularity, causing prices to also increase for this cut that used to be fairly inexpensive. So if you’re now spending more for short ribs, it makes sense to get to know the two popular ways that they’re cut, flanken and English style. The difference can come down to thickness of the cut and cook time for your desired meal.
Dec 4, 2022
Prime Rib and Ribeye Are Delicious Cuts of Beef — Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between ThemSkills
For starters, one is a roast and the other is a steak.
Nov 29, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Corned BeefSkills
Want to cook your best corned beef yet? Keep an eye out for these.
Sep 11, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Top Round Roast and Chuck Roast?Skills
Yes, there is a difference!
Sep 7, 2022
A Complete Guide to SteakSkills
Here are the four most popular cuts of steak. We'll cover where they're cut from, what they taste like, and how best to cook them.
Sep 6, 2022
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Better Burger Patties and the Winner Was a Complete Surprise
Skills Showdown
The winner truly makes a tastier burger on the grill or in a skillet!
Sep 4, 2022
Grill the Best Steak of Your Life in 6 StepsSkills
No one wants to mess up steak on the grill. For one thing, a leathery over-cooked steak makes for an extremely sad eating experience. For another, steaks are expensive! From grilling pro Jennifer Chandler, we have six steps that will guarantee a perfectly grilled steak every time.When I asked Jennifer about steaks and explained my nervousness about grilling them, her excitement kicked up a few decibels.
Sep 1, 2022
How To Sear Meat ProperlySkills
Searing meat is 100% about building flavor. And oh, what flavor it is! When that meat hits a scorching hot pan, the surface instantly begins caramelizing. In your stew or braise or roast, this translates into the kind of deep, savory flavor that we crave on an almost a cellular level. This is the flavor that makes us want to lick our plates clean. No sear, no plate-licking good times. Here’s how to do it. Searing meat might seem like an unnecessary and time-consuming step in a recipe.
Aug 15, 2022
If Meat Changes Color, Has It Gone Bad?Skills
What happens if you forgot your ground beef or chicken breasts in the fridge for a couple of days? Do you need to scrap your plans for burgers or chicken for dinner? Is it still safe to eat or should you throw it out?The good news is, even if there’s a color change, the meat or poultry is still perfectly fine to eat if stored properly in the refrigerator or freezer and consumed within a safe period of time (up to two days for ground meat and five days for other cuts).
Aug 11, 2022
6 Tips for Cooking the Best Steak, According to a Culinary InstructorSkills
Including the one thing you should be doing before you even turn on the heat.
Jul 23, 2022
A Visual Guide to Cooking Steak: Temperatures, Tips, and TimingSkills
Your official guide to cooking restaurant-quality steak.
Jul 20, 2022
How Long Is It Safe to Keep Raw Meat and Poultry in the Refrigerator?Skills
Not all meats last the same amount of time!
Jun 24, 2022
The Simple Trick for Tender, Juicy MeatballsSkills
Making this easy ingredient swap will take your meatballs to the next level.
Jun 6, 2022
The Right Internal Temperature for Cooked BeefSkills
Whether you’re cooking a massive prime rib or a simple pan-seared steak for one, it’s helpful to know the temperature beef should reach before it’s safe to eat. To make it easy to remember, the safe internal temperature for cuts of beef, lamb, and pork is all the same! The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145°F, which is considered medium-well. Ground beef, however, should be cooked to a higher temperature of 160°F.
Jun 3, 2022
Recipe Template: How to Make Beef StewSkills
Rich, long-simmered stews are as satisfying to eat as they are to make. It’s all about building layers of flavor and then stepping away from the stove to let the low heat gently do its magic. You don’t need a recipe – just a few basic guidelines will help create the perfect stew!Note for Vegetarians – Sure, you can make stew, too! Instead of meat, try adding about a pound of mushrooms and a pound of potatoes.
May 13, 2022
Quick Tip: How To Tell When Your Steak is DoneSkills
Folks can get pretty particular about how they like their steaks. Some of us like it well-done while others say the more red and rare the better! When we’re cooking steaks at home, it can be hard to get it just the way we like it, especially if we have guests with different preferences.Cutting into the steak to see how things are coming along works well, but this also lets out juices and moisture that we’d rather keep for ourselves.
May 12, 2022
The Skinny On (Uncured) Beef BaconSkills
Beef bacon. It just sounds weird to say. Bacon as most of us know it comes from pigs and there’s never really been a reason to question that. Before now, beef bacon has only been available through Halal Butchers (for the most part), although it’s slowly creeping onto your local grocery store shelves. We took it for a test run this morning and as you might expect there are some differences! For our morning test run we used not only beef bacon, but uncured beef bacon.
May 12, 2022
This Simple Technique Will Give Your Steak the Best Crust EverSkills
The result? A crusty, flavorful, pink-in-the-center steak that is nothing short of a chef’s (or grill master’s) kiss.
Apr 15, 2022
What Exactly Is Brisket? Here’s Everything You Should Know About the King of Braised BeefSkills
If you’ve had corned beef or pastrami before, then you’ve had brisket. This large piece of flavor-packed beef is often cured or smoked, but it’s also one of the best cuts for braising and slow cooking. There’s much to learn, though, when it comes to what brisket is and how it differs from other types of meat. Let’s talk about where this hefty piece of beef comes from and how to buy and cook it!
Mar 24, 2022
Making Corned Beef and Cabbage? Here’s What You Need to KnowSkills
Ready to nail your St. Patrick's Day dinner? Start here.
Mar 15, 2022
Here’s Why We Eat Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s DaySkills
You've probably wondered, too. Here's the answer (plus our favorite recipe!).
Mar 8, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Browning Ground Beef and the Winner Is a Game-Changer
Skills Showdown
Adding just one pantry ingredient gives you tender, browned beef.
Sep 9, 2021
For the Best Grilled Steak of Your Life, Add a Little Sugar
Recipe Review
You'll love the flavor and char that sugar adds to your steak.
Jun 4, 2021
The Slow Cooker Stew Mistake You’re Probably Making — And How to Fix ItSkills
This gets the beef extra tender without letting the veggies fall apart.
May 11, 2021
The Best Ground Beef Trick I Just Learned After 25 Years of CookingSkills
Get your food processor ready!
Mar 8, 2021
I Tried Cooking a Steak in 3 Cups of Oil, Because TikTok Said So
I Tried It
Is it really worth the hype?
Mar 10, 2021
We Tested 8 Methods for Searing Meat — And the Winner Was a Shocker
Skills Showdown
Can you save cooking and cleanup time with a new technique? We investigate.
Dec 12, 2020
5 Essential Tips for How to Make Stock from Scratch (It's Worth It!)
Kitchn Cooking School
Stock is one of the kitchen's greatest magic tricks. Here are the five rules to this magic.
Oct 8, 2020
How to Get Tender, Juicy Meat Every Single Time
Kitchn Cooking School
Plus: The ingenious hack to test if meat is done without a thermometer.
Oct 8, 2020
Food Science: Why You Should Rest Meat After CookingSkills
When we’re cooking large pieces of meat like roasts or turkey, we’ve always been told to let the meat rest before cutting into it. This has seemed like an odd step to us, especially since it’s been ingrained in us not to let food sit out for too long. Besides wouldn’t you want to serve it up and dig in right away?As it turns out, you actually don’t! Click through to see why…As meat cooks, the muscle fibers start to firm up and water gets pushed out.
Oct 20, 2020
3 Important Things to Know When Buying Beef TenderloinSkills
Buy your beef tenderloin with confidence.
Oct 15, 2020
Our Mostly Frequently Asked Brisket Questions, Answered
Rosh Hashanah
We interviewed a chef and a grandmother to get a brisket walk-through.
Sep 17, 2020
The One Thing to Do to Make the Best Ribs of SummerSkills
You'll need a spoon and a paper towel.
Jun 3, 2020
You’re Buying Steak All Wrong. Here’s How to Really Do It.Skills
Consider this over the weight of your steaks.
Jun 3, 2020
The Secret to Grilling Burgers That Are Always Tender and JuicySkills
Follow these guidelines for juicy, never-dry burgers.
May 22, 2020
PSA: You Should Be Rinsing Your Corned BeefSkills
No matter you cook it, you should always be doing this.
Mar 5, 2020
What Is Impossible Meat, and How Do You Cook It?Skills
This meat alternative was developed to be a complete replacement for ground beef. Here's what you need to know.
Jan 21, 2020
4 Tips for Making Better Beef Stew in Your Instant PotSkills
Even if you've made beef stew in your Dutch oven or slow cooker, you're gonna want to read this.
Dec 8, 2019
Here’s a Way to Make Browning Stew Beef *Much* FasterSkills
Get all the flavor in 1/6 of the time.
Nov 1, 2019
It’s Fine on Salad, but Italian Dressing Is Even Better as a Marinade
Tips from The Kitchn
This old-school method makes mouthwatering chicken and steak.
Sep 18, 2019
5 Easy, No-Cook Ways to Dress Up a SteakSkills
If you’re going to invest in an expensive steak , you’ll want to focus all of your attention on cooking this steak, especially if you don’t do it very often. But what if you want to make this steak just a wee bit more special without committing to a complicated pan sauce?
Jun 13, 2019
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking SteakSkills
These are the most common missteps — plus how to solve them.
Jun 13, 2019
Want Great Ribs? Follow These 5 Easy Steps.Skills
Make this the summer of the best ribs yet.
Jun 10, 2019
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for PhoSkills
In addition to the rich broth, the most satisfying element of beef pho is the meat layered in the bowl before serving. Added raw, the thin strips of beef are cooked when the boiling broth is ladled into the bowl. Choose wisely, though, because not just any cuts of beef will do. These inexpensive cuts of beef celebrate pho’s humble roots, bring just the right blend of fat and flavor, and are, most importantly, quick to cook in the broth.
Jun 8, 2019
Flank, Sirloin, or Rib? Steak Cuts ExplainedSkills
Because we don’t buy steak all that often, we have trouble keeping all the different cuts straight when we do. Did we like the porterhouse for this recipe, or was it the rib eye? Food Paper has a quick and dirty guide to all the cuts, and we’ve bookmarked the page for just these moments!This quick guide focuses solely on the common cuts of steak, so we don’t have to sort through dozens of chuck and rib cuts to find what we’re looking for.
Jun 4, 2019
What’s the Difference? Dry-Aging vs. Wet-Aging BeefSkills
Whether dry-aged or wet-aged beef is better has actually become quite a debate in certain foodie circles. Dry-aging has centuries of tradition on its side, while wet-aging is really the new kid on the block. Is one really better than the other? You decide.All meat benefits from some amount of aging before being sold and consumed. In the days after slaughter, enzymes go to work on the muscle tissue, breaking it down and making it tender. Chicken needs a few days, while pork and lamb needs a week.
Jun 4, 2019
Basic Techniques: How to Trim the Fat Off MeatSkills
Like many of you, we’ve been recently buying more whole cuts of meatgristleNote: There are images of raw meat after the jump.As always when working with meat, use a sharp knife. Check out our tutorials on sharpening and straightening knives if you think yours needs some help!Set the cut of meat on a cutting board. Cut or pinch off a small tag of the fat toward the top.Still holding onto the tag of fat, set your knife in between this fat and the meat.
Jun 4, 2019
I Made Gordon Ramsay’s Famous Beef Wellington (and Here’s What You Should Know)Skills
There’s hardly a roast more alluring, majestic, and intimidating than beef Wellington. A filet of beef gets wrapped in puff pastry with the hope that both the beef and pastry will bake up to a gorgeous, golden-brown on the outside and tender, pink perfection on the inside. And Gordon Ramsay’s version is as infamous as it is beloved. You might already know Ramsay as the hot-tempered chef at the helm of shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and MasterChef.
May 29, 2019
The Best Way to Quickly & Safely Thaw Frozen Steak Skills
Remember this rule as we head into grilling season.
May 15, 2019