Simple Tips for Smoked Brisket

Slow and fork-tender smoked brisket has gained fame across the country as a barbecue favorite, and the claim to fame of many renowned pitmasters. As summer heats up, the beef experts with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand have tips for making mouthwatering brisket on the grill at home.  Continue Reading

Those Who Live by the Sword …

Live and eat by the sword. At least that was the case — and an extremely popular attraction — during the 2016 Cayman Cookout. Chef Tony Biggs traveled to Grand Cayman Island for a little flavorful fun in the sun. What happened next can be summed up in one word: swordplay.  Continue Reading

Shortcut Oven-braised Brisket

Americans have a love affair with brisket. There are endless possibilities, all undoubtedly delicious. And here's another brisket recipe to add to your collection: Easy Oven-braised Brisket. It takes only minutes to prepare and four hours of cook-time for countless bites of enjoyment.   Continue Reading

A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

In the quest (both personal and professional) to find new recipes, I've met some truly sensational blogger friends who know how to make the most amazing beef dishes — in the oven, on the stove, sizzling on the grill and in a slow cooker. Their photos are gorgeous, their recipes spectacular, and the food? You be the judge. I'm positive you'll be pleased!  Continue Reading

You’ll Be Smokin’ Hot With A Few Tips

There’s nothing like the aroma of wood smoke and awesome flavors of a well-smoked meal. Smoking does take some finesse and knowledge, but it shouldn’t be seen as a skill that's difficult and only for grilling experts. With a little time and practice everyone can become an expert. So grab your wood chips!  Continue Reading

Deep in the heart of a world-class barbecue

Demeris Barbecue, a family-owned Houston barbecue specialist since 1964, operates two restaurants year-round and an extensive catering division known for its quality menus and service. It’s also the culinary force behind the popular “Those Texans” tent at the Bar-B-Que, serving up a variety of tender and juicy Certified Angus Beef ® brand brisket, as well as spicy pork ribs, Texas-style sausage, and all the best bites on the side.  Continue Reading

For the love of brisket

I’m by no means a professional chef, but — as the saying goes — I like to play one on TV. (Or something to that effect, given that I’ve yet to land that elusive starring role on the Food Network.) What I’m trying to say is I fancy myself a pretty good home cook, and …   Continue Reading

Celebrate with a big bang of flavor

It’s party time! If you’re like many of us, you’re planning an outdoor meal that includes steaks, burgers and/or frankfurters. Ribeyes, strips or sirloin steaks are the perfect option for a Saturday night backyard soiree, but these pricier cuts are not always an option for feeding an Independence Day party crowd. Never fear. Chef Michael …   Continue Reading

Celebrate with Barbecue Brisket

Feed a crowd, or prepare for a small gathering and enjoy leftovers the next day. Cook brisket in a slow cooker, then finish on the grill to caramelize sugars in the cherry barbecue sauce. This recipe is perfect for Independence Day celebrations or everyday summer gatherings. Click below for the recipe: Brisket with Cherry Barbecue …   Continue Reading

Setting our sights on Grand Cayman

Jetting off to the Cayman Islands sounds like a glamorous endeavor, but serving up impeccable meals and pleasing vacationing palates is no easy task … unless you’re in the company of Chef Scott Popovic and friends. Chef Scott participated in the Cayman Cookout again this year. The annual event is hosted by celebrity chefs Eric …   Continue Reading

Buckeye Barbecue

Last night my family and I celebrated my father’s birthday with  Certified Angus Beef ® brand filet of rib. While preparing the delectable celebratory meal, I couldn’t help but think of The Ohio State University students in a first-of-its-kind undergraduate barbecue course. They earn college credit while learning how to grill delicious dinners. I can’t think …   Continue Reading

Spotlight on Chef Howard Kleinberg

If you’re a foodie, you know that name from somewhere, don’t you? Here’s a hint: Let’s just say he’s a Top Chef — in every sense of the words. Chances are you’ll remember Kleinberg as the outspoken, brash, bald-headed culinarian from Season 3 of Top Chef, where his diverse cuisine and penchant for saying exactly what’s …   Continue Reading

Smokin’ hot in Houston

Holy smoke! That, in a nutshell, was my reaction to my very first visit to the legendary Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contest. For the previously uninitiated, like myself, it’s true what they say: everything IS bigger in Texas. Sure, I’d traveled to the Lone Star before, but never had I experienced …   Continue Reading

Dearly departed

  Bereft. Lonely. A little adrift. That’s how I’m feeling today, now that the initial shock has begun to wear off. I lost a good friend last week. She’d been a part of my life for several years, and now that she’s gone, I realize I took her talents for granted. As is too often …   Continue Reading