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

Grilling Greats for Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner — don't be caught empty-handed! Here are a few gifts ideas that will have your dad sizzling on his big day! And to really knock Father's Day out of the park, I suggest you wrap up a package of steaks to accompany one of these gifts. What could be better for the man of the house?! Find a local Certified Angus Beef ® brand retailer by zip code, or order and send his favorite cuts online.  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

Action + Reaction = Satisfaction

We were watching a cooking show one evening when my seven-year-old blurted out, “Hey! Why don’t I ever get ‘perfect diamond grill marks’ on my steak?!” Touché, son. I hereby swear to work on my grilling technique. After laughing at his perfectly reasonable but unexpected question, I started to wonder: “Why DO chefs sear those …   Continue Reading

The Doctor Is In

As promised, our very own meat therapist scientist, Dr. Phil, answered some of the questions you asked us on Facebook and Twitter. Austin writes to us on Facebook to ask … Say it does rain again one of these days and I’m forced into the kitchen with my steak, what is the best way to …   Continue Reading

Proud to be a carnivore

If you do a Google search for “famous vegetarians” you get an endless list of high profile activists who have used their fame to promote their sans-meat way of life. From Pamela Anderson to John Salley to (this pains me to say it) Paul McCartney, there is a swell of people who not only choose to be …   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

Flat iron fabulous

I ordered a steak salad at a local restaurant. Luscious bites of flat iron steak sliced thin and grilled to medium doneness over a bed of Romaine lettuce, with a sprinkling of sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese. Yummy! Have you heard of the flat iron steak? It’s the poor man’s savvy shopper’s beef tenderloin. Flat iron — also called …   Continue Reading