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Beef

Wed Jan 2, 2013

Planked Meatloaf

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Planked Meatloaf

New Years resolutions be damned! I ended the year a healthy 10 pounds lighter than I started it, so instead of resolving to eat better and shed extra weight, I'm going to take full comfort in gut busting winter fare. What says that better than meatloaf? Yes, nearly two pounds of sheer meat in a towering loaf with a sweet glaze is just the perfect meal where excess far outweighs nutritional value and, most importantly, tastes awesome.

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Thu Oct 4, 2012

Pastrami

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Pastrami

It's well known I have meat on my mind most of the time, but ever since reminiscing about a whole standing rib roast and the subsequent outpouring of love from you all that came with it, gigantic slabs of beef have been dancing in my brain. Staying on that track, I think this pastrami—made from a entire brisket flat—is not only a fitting follow-up, but takes the whole beef affair further with the addition of curing and smoking. Oh man, we're all are in for a treat with this one...

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Tue Sep 25, 2012

Herb-Crusted Standing Rib Roast

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Herb-crusted Standing Rib Roast

On the first day of my Kingsford barbecue competition boot-camp, we were given a meat demo from Snake River Farms, the brisket supplier of choice for many competition teams. During this demo we learned how to break down enormous hunks of beef into New York strips, rib steaks, and the best of all, the rib-eye cap. Thinking back to the only time I've done a rib roast, I now wish I had removed the cap for that amazingly flavorful steak, but alas, I did not, but the whole standing rib roast I did cook was one of the greatest pieces of meat to cross my grill.

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Tue Aug 28, 2012

Beef Pinwheels

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Beef Pinwheels

Reflecting back on this inaugural competition year for The Meatwave, I've been piecing together all of the highs and lows and examining scores to figure what worked and what didn't to pave a path of work I need to do over the off-season. In doing so, I realized one of those first highs had yet to make it to the blog, and thought sharing this recipe would be a good way to start my reflection. So here it is, these beef pinwheels are what sent us home with a first place trophy in the Chef's Choice category at Grillin' on the Bay, and rightfully so.

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Tue Jul 31, 2012

Skirt Steak Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

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Skirt Steak Salad

From time to time I let my neurotic tendencies take aim on my weight. Sure, from the outside I may look like the skinny guy in the world of barbecue, but I've been on an upward trend for many years, only finding downward momentum when my brain decides that the scale finally reads higher than acceptable and uses all of its power to reverse the expansion until fully placated. I'm currently in one of those periods of my life, and I'm happy to report I've done better than normal and will most likely resume full gluttony shortly. While I've found that trying to change my diet is a loosing battle—most loss comes from portion control—I can trick myself into the occasional "healthy" meal by making it something I cannot resist, like this skirt steak salad with a cilantro-lime dressing.

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