Category Archives: Meats

Bick’s High Flyer Burger

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No meal is more fun in the summertime than a delicious backyard barbecue. Gathered around the patio with family and friends, a perfectly grilled batch of burgers is always a crowd-pleaser.

But if you’re looking for ways to really impress others at your next cookout, consider these tips on how to take your burger from ground zero to high flyer:

Lime Pork Tenderloin

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Lean pork tenderloin marinated with lime juice is a lighter way to enjoy pork as spring arrives. Steam some fresh veggies and cook up some quinoa or brown rice, and you have a meal that mirrors AICR’s New American Plate: two-thirds plant foods and one-third lean animal protein.

Smokey Sausage And Bean Casserole

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The Acadians centered in south Louisiana, or more commonly known as Cajuns have a term for sauted onions, celery and green pepper,…The Holy Trinity. It is the aromatic foundation of such famous Cajun dishes as gumbo, jambalaya and etouffee.

Homemade Chili from Scratch

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My aunt loved to cook. Often when we were together, we would share recipes or talk about new ones we had found. She was one of those old fashioned cooks who made everything from scratch. When I think about it, I don’t know if I ever saw her prepare anything from a box. She had a garden, and she canned and froze the produce from it.

Homemade Pot Pie – Recipe For Beef Pot Pie

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Homemade Pot Pie – Recipe For Beef Pot Pie

This recipe for homemade beef pot pie is a good way to use leftover pot roast from Sunday dinner. The dropped biscuits can be made from scratch, or a box mix may be used.

Ginger Up a Summer Stir-Fry

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When stir-fries are your most frequent go-to quick dinner, the results can get boring. For a change, I have composed this summery combination. To keep it bright, it combines a lavish amount of vegetables. To make it comfortably substantial, it includes a modest amount of beef. For flavor variety, I skip soy sauce, instead using sesame and lots of ginger, a perfect seasoning combination for warm weather.

Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs

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It’s all about remembering Dad’s favourites on Father’s Day. While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection.

How to Create the Perfect Cottage Burger

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This is picture perfect: you bite into a juicy, delicious, flamed-grilled burger topped with tangy dill pickles, a fried sunny-side up egg, and slice of real Canadian bacon – all the while watching the sun glisten on the lake from a dock on Georgian Bay.

Root Vegetable Tagine with Meatballs and Figs

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What is bison like? Seeing it at gourmet butchers and natural food stores, I wondered. But finding ground bison at Costco got me to finally try it.

Smoked Pulled Pork

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Easily feed a crowd with delicious smoky barbecue

When it comes to authentic ‘southern barbecue’, low and slow is the name of the game, say grilling specialists at Broil King. Allow yourself plenty of time with this pork shoulder recipe.

How To Grind Your Own Hamburger At Home

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Have you been thinking about making your own hamburger at home but are not sure exactly where to start or how to do it at all? You’ll be happy to know that the process is pretty simple and can be done by anyone who wishes to make their own hamburger at home. Here are some easy steps for grinding and preparing your own hamburger at home.

The World’s Five Best Burger Recipes

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How to make a really good burger!

Excellent Ideas for Meatloaf Recipes

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If you are a busy mom, you might be interested in cooking a dish that does not take long hours to prepare. You probably have endless chores to work on, which leaves you with little time to stay in the kitchen. However, you would not want to give your family a lousy dish during mealtime. Good nutrition is very important when it comes to food. Moreover, a healthy dish should be delicious and appetizing.

How to Make Quick and Easy Meatballs

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Do you feel like eating something different, other than the regular stuff? A meatball sandwich is a good option. There are many different meatball sandwich recipes, which can be used to make delicious meatball sandwiches. Let’s take a look at some of them.

You’re Going to Love These Pork Meals Straight From Your Crockpot or Slow Cooker

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Walk in your door to the delicious aroma of either a German-style Pork Chop Dinner or a tasty Slow-Cooked Pork and Pasta Ragu with its touches of Italy. Or perhaps you prefer some sandwiches. In that case, try the delicious Citrusy Pork Sliders. You and your family will no doubt decide to make these recipes regulars at your house!

What Is The Difference Between Beef and Venison?

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When you think about red meat, what do you think about? Chances are pretty good that you’re going to think about beef. The reason for this is probably because beef is all that you have ever been exposed to. Millions of households consume beef on a day to day basis because that is the type of meat that is mass marketed and is more commonly known than other types. But there are types of meats that are less know that are actually better for you than beef. The meat that I am referring to in this case is venison.

Mama’s Meat Pies

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A warming and wholesome meat pie recipe that has a glaze which really finishes it off to perfection.

Traditional Homemade Sicilian Sausage

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Throughout the busy years I’ve tried a variety of store bought Italian sausages that are okay but never match the quality of Italian sausage my Grandfather made when I was a child. I’ve always had the recipe for this great tasting sausage but never had the time to make it.

10 Tips for Cooking Beef Best

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Canada is internationally recognized as producing some of the best farmed foods available. Canadian beef is no exception to the rule. The Canadian cattle breeds and feeds along with the best-management practices of cattle ranchers and farmers have earned Canadian beef a reputation of some of the best beef in the world.

Steak Grilling Instructions – How To Grill the Perfect Steak

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Grilling enthusiasts all over the world have searched long and hard for the answer to the question: “How do you grill the perfect steak?”

This is a wonderful question and deserves a wonderful answer. After all, good quality meat does not come cheap these days. My hopes with this article are to give you all the necessary grilling instructions and techniques possible so that your investment is not wasted. This guide will work equally well for both gas and charcoal grills.

How to Make a Variety of Meatballs

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Meatballs have long been a staple of our recipe collections. They are so popular we even have the silly song about sneezing and losing them! Meatballs are great as appetizers, in spaghetti, or as an inexpensive entree. With grocery prices soaring, most of us are looking to make our food dollars stretch farther. Meatballs are one of the ways we can do that. With that in mind, here are three very different Meatball Recipes. The first combines Ground Beef and Pork Sausage, the second is made with Applesauce, and the third cooks on top of the stove. You are sure to find a recipe for your family among these choices. These are all recipes from my large collection of old fashion recipes. I love sharing these older recipes with you. It is my goal not to let all these old recipes disappear and you are the key to that end.

How to Make a Scrumptious Rub for a Beef Roast

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Many of us grew up enjoying the fragrance of Mom’s pot roasts in the oven on Sunday afternoons. It was a weekly routine. I myself even carried the tradition on with my own kids. But guess what? One day, my son came to me and pleaded, “Mom, can we pleeeeeeeease have something different for dinner on Sunday?” Yep, my kids had grown a bit weary of the same boring roast, surrounded by pieces of carrots, onions, and potatoes. I needed a new plan of attack. But what other way is there to prepare a pot roast? I gave the kids a break for a few weeks, and then literally spiced up a tired meal. Enter the rubbed beef roast.

Old Fashion Recipes for Your Dining Pleasure – Very Economical Family Meal Ideas!

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Maybe I am just a sentimental fool, but I love old fashion recipes. Not only do these old time recipes taste good, they bring back memories of happy times with my parents and my sister as I grew up in Southern Indiana. They also serve as reminders of meals at my grandmothers houses. When I was young, one of my grandmothers cooked on a big old wood fired cookstove. I loved that stove! My other grandmother never used her oven. She made cakes and cornbread on the top of her stove usually in cast iron cookware. She was known for the best cornbread around and I loved watching her flip it by tossing it from the skillet into the air. She never failed to catch it and cook the other side. Just wonderful memories. I hope these recipes will bring back pleasant memories to you!

Summertime Crock Pot Rib Recipes

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In the summertime, I like to use my crock pot (slow cooker) several times a week. One benefit to using your crock pot in the summertime is to save money on air conditioning costs.

Family Favorite Asian Crock Pot Recipes

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One of the easiest methods of getting dinner on the table quickly is with one of the smaller appliances that cook the slowest. What is this wonder appliance? Your crock pot slow cooker of course. There is a multitude of interesting and delicious crock pot recipes available these days. Keep your family well fed and looking forward to coming to the dinner table. By using your crock pot to prepare your meals, you can start it all in the morning and have supper waiting when you come home.

Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Swiss Steak Meal

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There is just nothing like the crock pot or slow cooker to prepare meals easily. You can basically cook a whole meal in the crock pot, come home from a busy day, add a salad and dinner is ready. This recipe is a perfect example. In the crock pot you have steak, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and gravy. Make your favorite green salad or buy a bagged salad in your grocery store. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. This meal-in-one recipe for a delicious Swiss Steak Meal should be added to your recipe file for busy days. This is a great meal for busy families on the go.

Crockpot Pork Roast With Onions and Potatoes Meal

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For all the busy cooks out there, here are a couple of recipes to help you put dinner on the table quickly, easily, and economically. With a crockpot entree of meat and potatoes, add a make-ahead green bean salad and you are ready to feed your family a nutritious dinner in no time at all.

Crockpot Italian Meatballs and Sauce

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If you were about to skip this one because you think you can’t make delicious meatballs, don’t you dare. I was afraid to try to make them for years, because when I tried to brown them, they’d fall apart. Then I discovered broiling. These are SO EASY, and you can leave them simmering in the crock pot all day. Make the noodles of your choice right before you are ready to eat though.

Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Honey BBQ Sauce

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Add a fresh garden salad and fries on the side to complete this summer dinner.

36 Butcher’s Suggestions for Cutting Meat Bills

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How to save money when you buy meat.

Deer – Venison Recipes

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It’s deer hunting season again. We get a lot of deer hunters here in the northern part of Michigan. Once they get their deer, they often wonder what to make with it. All some of them know how to cook with deer are burgers or steaks.

The Power of Garlic

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Some yearn for its robust aroma and savory, often creamy taste; others look to it as a cure for ailments. Garlic has long been shrouded in mystery. Whether it is used for medicinal purposes, to lure love interests or as an enhancement to any dish, it plays a significant role in dining, cooking and culture. Appropriately, the world’s largest Chinese restaurant chain, Panda Express, is offering a special garlic menu promotion this summer.

The Secret to Fabulous Flank Steak is a Grill

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According to a recent GrillWatch survey, steak tops the list as the all time favourite food to grill, according to 44 percent of respondents. This delicious steak recipe from Weber’s New Real Grilling cookbook, is quick and easy to prepare and perfect for a weekday dinner.

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Seared Mushrooms and Red Wine Vinaigrette

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According to the recent Canadian GrillWatch Survey, hamburgers remain the most-often food grilled in the past year, according to (89%) of respondents, with beef patties being top favourite (96%). Hot dogs (77%) rose to second place and were most often grilled by families with children. Chicken pieces (76%), followed by steak (74%) took home third and fourth place respectively as foods most-often grilled in the past year.

Maple Smoked Ribs

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Fire up that grill for a delicious version of maple smoked ribs.

Keep Meat Fresh Naturally

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Meat is a highly perishable food item, so extra care and special attention are needed to make sure that you keep meat fresh so that it will remain a high quality, wholesome product.

Welcome Spring With Lamb Couscous

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Lamb may be the most universal food of spring, traditional in many cuisines. A lamb dish, therefore, is a good way to welcome the season.

It’s All About the Fruit

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Fruit is not just for dessert or snacks. It can be the centerpiece of a savory dish using a modest amount of meat that acts almost like a condiment, yet is adequate in providing needed protein and nutrients.

Moo Shoo Pork, Simplified

Pork and Mushroom Stir-Fry

Stir-fries are a great way to put all the elements of a healthy meal into one dish. You do not even need a recipe or a wok, just a colorful combination of vegetables and tofu, or another protein, and a large, heavy frying pan.

1-2-3! Sausage & Peppers Over Dijon Potatoes

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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 7 Minutes
Cooking Time: 7 Minutes

Pork Medallions with Blackberry Pan Sauce

Pork Medallions with Blackberry Pan Sauce

Growing up in the city, I was lucky that my parents drove out to the country so we could pick wild berries in the summer and visit a pick-your-own apple orchard in autumn. They also took me to a country fair to see cows, chickens and pigs up close and to taste old-fashioned homemade pickles and jams.

Spring Potato Baskets

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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 40 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Simple Stir-Fry

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The timing of the Chinese New Year is always based on a combination of solar and lunar movements. This year, the celebration begins with the new moon on February 18 and, in keeping with tradition, ends with the full moon 15 days later.

Red Cabbage Braised with Apples, and Thinking Local

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“Rich in antioxidants.” A claim so ubiquitous that it even appears in the eye-filling foodie magazine, Edible New Jersey. Digressing briefly, this publication is one of a feast of choices from the Edible Communities, a group devoted to eating well and providing fascinating information about local foods and their producers.

Broccoli and Beef Strips Asian Style

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Experts agree that a diet rich in red meat can negatively impact your health. In addition to concerns about saturated fat and heart disease, research now shows that red meat is linked to an increased risk for colorectal cancer. But moderate amounts of lean red meat – up to 18 ounces per week – are a welcome addition to any diet.

A Super Steak Salad

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Americans love beef. Eating most foods is fine in moderation, and this includes a nice piece of juicy beef. And what tastes better at a summer barbecue than grilled steak?

Burgers Now Come in Many Styles

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The hamburger is one of America’s favorite foods. But it no longer means simply a ground beef patty served on a bun. Burgers are now made from a variety of ingredients and come with a myriad of toppings.

Understanding The Best Cuts and Types of Beef

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Understanding the best cuts of beef is essential if you are a steak lover.

Treasured Family Recipes Can Connect Us to Our Past

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As I embark on my new journey to learn all about internet marketing I am amazed at what I have found. There are countless websites which share a common theme – preserving family history, stories, memories and recipes. It’s exciting to find there are so many others out there who also value the importance of capturing as much of their family heritage as possible.