Oven-Smoked Bacon

Oven-Smoked Bacon Difficulty: Medium | Total Time: 30 mins, plus 9 days curing, smoking, and chilling time | Makes: About 4 1/2 pounds Making smoked bacon at home seems impossible if you don’t have a smoker and an outdoor space, but after many trials, the CHOW test kitchen has come up with this method that works in your kitchen oven. All you need is a roasting pan, a roasting rack, aluminum foil, and wood chips. We like the deep, smoky flavor that traditional hickory chips add to the bacon, but apple wood is also good if you want a lighter, … Continue reading Oven-Smoked Bacon

Smoked Maple Syrup Bacon

Smoked Maple Syrup Bacon Prep 30 m Cook 8 h 20 m Ready In 5 d 9 h 50 m “This is my brine and smoking method for maple syrup bacon; it makes enough for one pork belly.” Ingredients 1 1/2 gallons water 2 tablespoons sodium nitrate (saltpeter) 1 cup sugar-based curing mixture (such as Morton(R) Tender Quick(R)) 2 cups coarse salt 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 (14 pound) whole pork belly maple, apple, or cherry wood chips for smoking Directions Pour water, sodium nitrate, curing salt, coarse salt, brown sugar, and maple syrup into … Continue reading Smoked Maple Syrup Bacon

Vegetable and Steak Fajitas with “Killed” Jalapeños

Vegetable and Steak Fajitas with “Killed” Jalapeños Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 fajitas) Cooking Light Print Ingredients 12 ounces flank steak 2 tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut lengthwise into strips 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided 4 cups sliced mushrooms 2 cups sliced zucchini 2 cups sliced onion 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper strips 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon chili powder 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Preparation 1. Place beef in freezer. 2. Combine … Continue reading Vegetable and Steak Fajitas with “Killed” Jalapeños

Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Fajita Vegetables

Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Fajita Vegetables Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Serves 4 Difficulty Easy Recipe Details Ingredients 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp granulated garlic 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp chili powder, ancho variety 3/4 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 pound(s) uncooked lean flank steak 1 Tbsp olive oil, extra virgin, divided 1 medium sweet red pepper(s), thinly sliced 1 medium yellow pepper(s), thinly sliced 1 small uncooked zucchini, halved lengthwise, sliced into semicircles 2 large uncooked red onion(s), thinly sliced Instructions In a small bowl, … Continue reading Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Fajita Vegetables

Easy Beef Brisket

Easy Beef Brisket Easy! Beef brisket roast, slathered in a mixture of BBQ sauce and soy sauce, wrapped in foil, and baked until falling apart tender. Simple and delicious. Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 3 hoursYield: Serves 8 Ingredients 3 to 4 lbs of a brisket cut of beef 3/4 cup barbeque sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 cup of water Method 1 Preheat oven to 300ºF. 2 In a bowl, mix together the barbeque sauce, soy sauce, and water. 3a Place the brisket roast on a large piece of aluminum foil. Spread the BBQ sauce mixture generously over meat. … Continue reading Easy Beef Brisket

How to Broil Top Sirloin Steak

How to Broil Top Sirloin Steak By Nils Hoyum – August 23, 2010 Center Cut Top Sirloin Broiled with Black Pepper | Beef Recipes yields 3 servings cuisine american dish type entree The top sirloin steak is located just to the rear of the short loin (immediately behind the ribs), in front of the round section (the back end), and above the bottom sirloin section (between the two). The beef tenderloin can also be found in this section, on the other side of the bones. If you buy a pin bone, flat bone, or wedge bone sirloin steak, it is … Continue reading How to Broil Top Sirloin Steak

Quick Dill Dip

Quick Dill Dip Add to Recipe Box What You Need Showing deals in Winnetka, IL 60093 Show Deals Change Zip 1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing 1 container (16 oz.) BREAKSTONE’S FREE or KNUDSEN Fat Free Sour Cream 1 Tbsp. dill weed 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes Make It Tap or click steps to mark as complete Mix all ingredients; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve with assorted crackers or vegetable dippers. Continue reading Quick Dill Dip

Cucumber and Dill Dip

Cucumber and Dill Dip You’ll find this simple, refreshing Cucumber and Dill Dip in many Mediterranean dishes like Gyros or served with pita wedges. We found that the perfect balance of Greek yogurt and dill pairs well with sliced cucumbers, carrots and celery. Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 3 tablespoons) Print Ingredients 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup light sour cream 1 cup grated English cucumber 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon grated garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Sliced cucumber Preparation Combine yogurt, sour cream, grated cucumber, dill, garlic, salt, and … Continue reading Cucumber and Dill Dip

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing Total: 2 hr 15 min Active: 15 min Yield: 8 servings Level: Easy Ingredients 1 clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup real mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves, minced 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Dash hot sauce 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk (as needed for desired consistency) Directions Mince the garlic with a knife and then sprinkle on the salt and mash it into a … Continue reading Homemade Ranch Dressing

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Total: 1 hr 40 min Active: 1 hr 10 min Yield: 6 to 8 servings Level: Easy Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature, for greasing the baking dish All-purpose flour, for dusting Vegetables: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Sauce: 2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature 1 3/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups grated Pecorino Romano 2 cups shredded mozzarella Two 5-ounce bags baby spinach, … Continue reading Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna