Niman Ranch Burgers

  Recipe of Ina Garten One of my favorites Chefs.  I love this burger Ingredients 2 pounds ground Niman Ranch beef or other grass-fed premium beef (80 percent lean and 20 percent fat) 1 tablespoon good Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons good olive oil, plus extra for brushing the grill 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon…

How To Make Healthier Burgers

by Chef Murph K.T. Nowadays, almost everyone is concerned about eating healthier and understandably so. And when it comes to food popularity, there’s not a lot that is more well-known that the burger.It comes in many shape and sizes and all of them taste great. But, with being healthy in mind, what is the best…

Choosing the Right Onion

Choosing the Right Onion Can you have a hamburger without a slice of onion on it? What about a hot dog without diced onions? Well, certainly you CAN have these without onions, but they won’t be quite as good. If, however, you’re unsure of which onion to use, learn how choosing the right onion can…

Barbecue Rubs Made Easy

by Chef Murph Any mixture of ground spices used for seasoning any raw food can be classified as a “rub”. This mixture is usually applied heavily to meats which creates a flavored coating. Rubs can be used in a variety of ways. Rubbed food can be cooked right away or left to marinate. The flavor…

Which Wood Chips To Use When Grilling???

by Chef Murph There’s nothing quite like grilling during the warm summer months. When you choose to grill with wood chips, you can infuse the meat with delicious flavors that you can’t get otherwise. While you can use any type of wood chip when grilling, some chips go better with particular types of meat. Use…

Grilling: Tips for Grilling Moist Meats

Tips for Grilling Moist Meats Most everyone likes to cook outdoors on a grill, especially when it’s just too hot to cook in the kitchen. However, meat (especially a large piece) cooked in the hot dry environment of a grill dry out if precautions are not taken. Using any of these ideas can offer a…

Grilling: Vegetables & Marinade

The thing to remember about mixing a marinade is that it isn’t rocket science. If the blend of spices is well received by your family and guest, then it’s a hit! Just keep experimenting and you’ll soon have a favorite. When spring comes out from under that white blanket of snow, so does the grill….

Grilling — How to Clean a Grill

by Chef Murph Cleaning a grill after each use is just as important as washing the pots and pans used for cooking in the kitchen. After removal of food, cover the grill and allow it to stay heated for fifteen minutes longer. This process will burn away a lot of the residual grease and grime….

Grilling — History of Grilling

History of our Grill Before the colonies were created, people were grilling. Using a wooden structure, the Arawak people roasted meat. The Spanish called this mechanism a barbacoa which eventually came to refer to spit style for pork. As the practice spread from region to region, competition began to see who had the best.Henry Ford who…