Coconut-Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs and another braised recipe…but slow cooking turns these tough cuts of beef into succulent perfection. This time around I used a braising liquid with coconut milk, tons of sambal oelek (garlic chili sauce) and red curry paste. Alongside the soft, fatty ribs is a quick chili peanut sauce and rice. A note about braising and…

Buffalo Honey Meatballs

Just in time for the weekend’s games, I whipped up a batch the Honey Buffalo Meatballs in the Crock Pot (that’s a slow cooker to the trademark-minded). I used a mixture of ground beef and bratwurst, and replace the standard bread crumbs with ground Cheez-it crackers.

Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Thighs and Legs with Potatoes

Using the cast iron Dutch oven in the Big Green Egg, we created a quick and easy braised chicken recipe with a bit of Sriracha kick. Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Thighs and Legs with Potatoes Ingredients 4 chicken thighs, skinned 4 chicken legs, lollipopped ½ cup amber ale ½ cup Sriracha 2 cups carrot, sliced…

Stout-braised Short Ribs

Winter. Shit, it is still winter. But at least it is the perfect time for some slow cooking, especially long braising of tougher cuts of meat. I had piles of short ribs in the freezer and a whole afternoon, so I whipped up a batch of stout-braised short ribs. I used the Scannon Stout from Lolo…

Slow Cooker Porter Mongolian Beef

Winter was designed for breaking out the Crock Pot (or slow cooker, you know the brands). Slow cooked meats, especially when you start with a great cut like a flank steak, come out of the pot hours later so tender that a knife is not required. This take on Mongolian Beef uses a somewhat traditional…

Tacos de Lengua (Tongue Tacos) with Stout Adobo

Before you say “gross” and shrink away all squeamish, beef tongue when treated right is some of the best meat that you will ever place in your mouth. A quick stout adobo sauce makes these tacos even better and spicier. Browning is key The meat is exceptionally tender and flavored with a bit of pan…

Tangy Red Ale Pork Roast

Nothing says home cooking like walking into the house at the end of a long day to be greeted with thick, savory aromas from the Crock Pot. Slow cooking a pork sirloin roast with the Red Dread Imperial Red Ale from Bitterroot Brewing creates a memorable meal. Tangy Red Ale Pork Roast Ingredients 2½ lbs….

Porter Braised Short Ribs

Looked into the freezer, and I had a mess of short ribs from our black steer. “What the hell do I do with these?” Answer, let’s braised them in a Dutch oven with the Pulaski Porter from Blacksmith Brewing. The ribs came out of the Big Green Egg tender and succulent with loads of deep…

Irish Death Slow-Cooked Roast

A great home-cooked meal from my youth often involved the Crock Pot. Slow-cooking with it meant throwing a bunch of good ingredients into the pot, turn it on low, and eat 8 hours later. This slow-cooked chuck roast is a very simple recipe and tasty recipe that includes the Quilter’s Irish Death from the Iron Horse Brewing…