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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Angry Chef’s Spicy Buffalo Burgers with Cumin-Dusted Grilled Zucchini

Nothing says summer like burgers on the barbecue. This twist on standard grilled fare is made with ground buffalo—a healthier and higher protein alternative to beef—and is loaded with spicy, Asian flavors. For those...

Rustic Veal Flank with Whiskey Cream Broth

By now, you guys probably know about the great love affair I have with my butcher shop, McKinnon's. When I go, I partly have a shopping list in mind, and I partly decide what...

Smokey Black Pepper Beef Ribs

These ribs get a ton of deep, pepper-y flavor from freshly cracked black pepper—and a fair amount of heat from ground chipotle chili. They also get a double dose of smoke from a generous amount...

Porcini-Encrusted Filet Mignon

These days, we don't eat filet mignon that often. Filet is fabulous because it's really tender. But honestly? We usually prefer the beefy flavor of slightly sturdier cuts like sirloin. Filet is also usually pretty...

Lamb Loin Chops with Fresh Herbs & Cognac Butter Sauce

These are like little lamb T-bone steaks. They're on the more expensive side, but I snatch them up when I find them on sale. Our butcher has been breaking down a lot of lamb...

Make Your Own Deli-Style Roast Beef

(Last updated: November 2021) Forget the deli. Make your own deli-style roast beef at home. It's simple and typically way more economical than hitting the deli counter every week—plus, you can personalize your roast beast...

Sizzling Hot & Spicy Meatballs

Seriously? I could eat a big bowl of these, then go back for more. I'm not saying that I have a meatball problem. Yet. Made with traditional Asian flavors, these meatballs get a satisfying, subtle...

Garlic & Rosemary Lamb Lollipop Chops

Lamb rib chops, often called lollipop chops when the bone is Frenched, are an oh-so-sweet appetizer that's simple to make and impressive to present. They're easy to eat, and much more elegant than...

Rib of the Week: Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

This is my take on classic boeuf Bourguignon, a traditional French dish of beef braised in Burgundy wine, then garnished with mushrooms and small white onions. (Wine not your thing? Try my Guinness-Braised Short Ribs...

Rib of the Week: Guinness-Braised Short Ribs (Plus a Quick Primer on Braising)

We woke up to more snow this weekend. It put me in serious cooking mode, so The Angry Chef dug out the car and intrepidly made his way to McKinnon's, our local butcher shop. He came...