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.
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.
A Home Cook's Guide to All the Cuts of BeefSkills
Find out where your favorite steak comes from.
We Discovered the Best Way to Tenderize SteakSkills
Don't even think about cooking another steak without reading this first.
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.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef StewSkills
What you need to know to make beef stew like a pro.
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.
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.
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
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
What's the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?Skills
Are you team baby back or St. Louis Style?!
Sep 17, 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
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
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
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).
Jul 11, 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 30, 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 2, 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
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
What Exactly Is Corned Beef?Skills
Do you know?
Mar 15, 2022
We Tested 5 Methods for Reheating Steak and Found Our New Go-To MethodSkills
This two-step method won, hands-down.
Dec 29, 2021
The Best Way to Reheat Prime Rib So It Doesn't Dry OutSkills
We asked a steakhouse chef for the secrets.
Dec 26, 2021
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 Best Ground Beef Trick I Just Learned After 25 Years of CookingSkills
Get your food processor ready!
Mar 10, 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
I Can’t Believe How Well This One-Ingredient Trick Works for Cooking Ground BeefSkills
Ground Beef TikTok™ was a place on the internet that I swore I’d never return to, but after this hack, it looks like I'm here to stay.
Mar 4, 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 22, 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
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 3, 2020
How To Freeze and Defrost Ground BeefSkills
Our favorite tool for the job might surprise you!
Jul 20, 2020
The One Thing to Do to Make the Best Ribs of SummerSkills
You'll need a spoon and a paper towel.
Jun 13, 2020
You’re Buying Steak All Wrong. Here’s How to Really Do It.Skills
Consider this over the weight of your steaks.
Jun 11, 2020
The Secret to Grilling Burgers That Are Always Tender and JuicySkills
Follow these guidelines for juicy, never-dry burgers.
May 24, 2020
PSA: You Should Be Rinsing Your Corned BeefSkills
No matter you cook it, you should always be doing this.
Mar 5, 2020
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.
Feb 21, 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 9, 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 22, 2019
The Best Way to Quickly & Safely Thaw Frozen Steak Skills
Remember this rule as we head into grilling season.
May 15, 2019
From Stovetop to Sheet Pan: 8 Essential Ways to Cook SteakSkills
Steak may feel like a luxury only to be enjoyed at splurgy restaurants, but that’s hardly the case. Once you learn how to cook it yourself, you may never bother to make a reservation at a steakhouse again. Even the best, priciest cut of steak from a great butcher is cheaper than an average steak dinner out — and it’s much more satisfying to make it at home. Pair your steak with a quick sauce and maybe a glass of wine and be glad you stayed in.
Mar 28, 2019
A Tiny Trick That Makes Shredding Meat So Much EasierSkills
If, after meal prepping a big batch of chicken breasts or pork shoulder, your first instinct is to grab a couple of forks for shredding, listen up: I have a super-smart technique that’s about to save you a lot of time (and effort). The key to the quickest shredded meat? Your trusty ol’ electric mixer. It’s not just for baking.
Feb 14, 2019
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking SteakSkills
These are the most common missteps — plus how to solve them.
Feb 14, 2019
This Is the Best Red Wine to Pair with SteakSkills
To me, steak is one of the ultimate special-occasion foods. We don’t eat it very often, but when we do it’s usually when Valentine’s Day or my husband’s birthday rolls around. That’s when I pull out all the stops: a nice piece of meat, extra-buttery potatoes, and, of course, good wine. When you think of steak, you probably think of red wine.
Feb 12, 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.
Dec 12, 2018
7 Things I Never Do When Making Burgers at HomeSkills
Burgers are quintessential summer fare and, as is true for most idealized foods, people make up a lot of rules about what you can and can’t do to burgers at home. As a home cook who prefers my own burgers to anything takeout, I can tell you some of those rules are helpful and some are just rumors. Here are the seven things I never do when making burgers at home. Do you like dry burgers? No, then never buy lean ground beef for burgers.
Jul 13, 2018
Want Great Ribs? Follow These 5 Easy Steps.Skills
Make this the summer of the best ribs yet.
Jun 12, 2018
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Brisket in the Slow CookerSkills
Brisket isn’t a dish you make every day (most of us only cook it a few times a year), so it helps to have a refresher — especially when making it in the slow cooker. Just a few tips will ensure your brisket braises into its tangy, tender best. Avoid these common pitfalls and you’ll be rewarded with a fork-tender brisket you will be proud to serve.
Mar 28, 2018
The One Step Guaranteed to Make Your Homemade Chili Even BetterSkills
The first time my husband made chili for me when we were dating, I was blown away. If I hadn’t already been head-over-heels in love with him, that chili certainly would have done the trick. It was rich and hearty, and packed with layers of flavor, but what really made it stand out was one single ingredient — one that I had eaten so many times before, but never thought to stir into a pot of chili until then. Now I include it as often as possible.
Mar 9, 2018
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Prime RibSkills
Roasting a prime rib is much easier to pull off than you might think. In fact, forking over the dough to purchase this pricey roast is arguably the hardest part. The high cost of this cut makes any missteps especially disappointing, so here are the five mistakes you want to avoid when roasting a prime rib dinner so you can keep your money right where it should be: on your plate!
Dec 14, 2017
3 Important Things to Know When Buying Beef TenderloinSkills
Buy your beef tenderloin with confidence.
Dec 9, 2017
This One Tip Is a Game-Changer for Frozen Ground BeefSkills
So you bought a pound of ground beef when it was on sale last week because you were finally going to make that Philly cheesesteak pasta skillet. But the week got away from you and now you’ve got to act fast before this perfectly lovely mix of 85/15 ground chuck goes bad. What are you to do? Freeze it, right? Yes, but there’s one little thing you’ve got to do first that’s going to make all the difference when it comes time to use it.
Oct 2, 2017
Here’s How Long Ground Beef Will Last in the Freezer (and How to Store It)Skills
With a package of ground beef in the freezer, you’re only minutes away from a spontaneous grilling session, Taco Tuesday, or a hearty meatloaf. This home cook’s staple is a breeze to freeze and can stash safely for months. Here’s what you need to know about it. Time is of the essence from the moment you purchase refrigerated ground beef, said Laura Hagen, senior director of the Culinary Center at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Jul 20, 2017
5 Tips from Around the World for Making a Better Pot RoastSkills
When we hear the words “pot roast,” many of us think of the Sunday classic — a hunk of braised beef swimming in gravy and surrounded by tender vegetables — but “pot roast” is also a verb. To pot roast something promises that meat is browned and then braised with a long slow, cook until tender. Many cultures have their own distinct pot roasts with ingredients ranging from lamb to green olives to prunes.
Mar 30, 2017
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pot RoastSkills
I did not grow up eating pot roast, a fact much lamented by my husband who puts pot roast on his long list of favorite foods from his childhood. In the early years of our relationship, I tried regularly to impress him with a luscious, fork-tender recipe like the one he grew up eating. Many mistake=riddled dishes of mushy vegetables and stringy meat followed before I finally learned a proper technique for this beloved dish.
Mar 29, 2017
What’s the Difference Between Top Round Roast and Chuck Roast?Skills
Yes, there is a difference!
Mar 28, 2017
10 Ways to Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick’s DaySkills
Corned beef might not be a truly traditional meal when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but that doesn’t mean we love it any less. And while corned beef and cabbage is the go-to main when this festive holiday rolls around, it’s just the beginning of all the wonderful ways to get this hearty meat on the table. Here are 10 more ways to get your fill of corned beef this St. Patrick’s Day. Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the breakfast table.
Mar 16, 2017
5 Outstanding Meaty Meals You Can Make on a BudgetSkills
You might be on a budget, but don’t be so fast to rule out hearty, meaty meals from your dinner plan. There are some real superstars in the meat case that deliver serious value without compromising on flavor. First, you’ll need to look beyond the chicken breast and pricey steaks; those cuts just scratch the surface of all the choices that are in front of you.
Mar 11, 2017
Making Corned Beef and Cabbage? Here’s What You Need to KnowSkills
Ready to nail your St. Patrick's Day dinner? Start here.
Mar 7, 2017
The Very First Thing You Should Do When Cooking SteakSkills
Despite all of the different cuts of steak and all the ways you can cook and serve it, one universal rules applies to preparing steak, and it is so simple: Take it out of the fridge ahead of time. Many recipes suggest that taking your steak out of the fridge before cooking is all about bringing your steak to room temperature (between 68°F and 72°F.
Feb 10, 2017
How Many Times Should You Really Be Flipping Your Steak?Skills
Whenever I cook a nice steak, a little voice pops into my head, warning me to only flip it once. Do you have a little voice telling you this too? It’s a common belief — one that’s been passed down from family and friends, old magazines, morning television cooking segments, and the celebrity cook du jour. With all those people saying the same thing, it must be true, right? Well, not exactly. The quick answer is as many times as you’d like!
Feb 10, 2017