How to Grill Beef Chuck Steaks

Beef, Sauces + Sides

Sure you are used to the most popular primal cuts of beef such as rib, loin and their associated sub-primal cuts like ribeye and filet mignon. But, have you taken a deeper look at the chuck (shoulder) primal cut? If not, you should as some incredibly flavorful cuts of beef come from this section and […]

Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos

Beef

Hello again and thanks for coming back! This week I tackled the age-old question of what to do with leftover BBQ, specifically smoked brisket! There are a few posts you can choose from that cover the many ways to cook brisket from turbo style, to sous vide, and finally traditional low and slow. When cooking a […]

Smoked Sous Vide Brisket Flat

Beef

Combining modernist cuisine with “tried and true” BBQ is no easy task. Figuring out how to fuse new world with old world techniques is a great challenge and one I took on this past weekend. Thinking through the best way to use my Sous Vide Supreme with a Brisket Flat has been on my todo […]

Big Green Egg Cheeseburger Throwdown

Beef

So, you want to cook a good cheeseburger and you think just because you have a Big Green Egg it will be good? Well, you are probably right, your cheeseburger will be delicious! However, there are a some things you can do to help produce spectacular results. The idea for this blog post started after […]

Braised Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Beef

Hello again! I love it when Fall takes hold and the air is crisp and cool. As the weather gets chilly I like cooking heartier dishes with the intent on elevating comfort food.  I got my hands on some beautiful grass fed organic beef short ribs from The Organic Butcher of McLean and was instantly […]

Korean Style Wagyu Flat Iron Steak

Beef

My good friends at the Organic Butcher of McLean had some amazing American Wagyu beef that was too good to pass up. I wanted to cook something different and decided to grab one of their Wagyu Flat Iron Steaks to try. This cut of beef is from the shoulder of the animal, well marbled and flavorful, […]

Piedmontese Beef NY Strip

Beef

Have you ever heard of Piedmontese cattle before? Well, I had not until last week but am happy that I found out about this type of beef. This breed of cattle originated in the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy, well known for its wines. The Piedmontese breed is unique as it has a certain genetic marker that enables the […]

Grilled Tequila Lime Flank Steak

Beef

Sunday was National Tequila Day so I decided to celebrate the occasion, as I always do, with food! I took to the internet to draw inspiration from a Guy Fieri recipe for this cook. The recipe is easy to make and impressed my family. The balance of the tequila with the lime juice paired perfectly with the flank steak. […]

How to Cook a Turbo Brisket Flat

Beef, Featured

Sunday is shopping day at the Buddha household. On this particular Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to find a brisket flat on sale in the butcher department. If you do not know what a brisket flat is, it is one of two muscles that make up a whole packer brisket. The other muscle is the […]

Kamado Lamb Shawarma

Beef

I love street food and especially love finding a food truck that serves good Shawarma. This middle eastern dish is very satisfying and one you can eat on the go as the meat (usually lamb or chicken) is served with grilled vegetables, yogurt sauce, and wrapped in Pita bread. On my home cooking “to do” […]