Category: Winter

Create the Ultimate Tailgating Menu

Now that fall is here and football season is in full swing, it’s time for tailgating. We’ve compiled the ultimate tailgating menu to help your tailgate go off without a hitch.

There are many dishes that can be prepared before you even reach the parking lot, making the tailgating process much more manageable. Check out these recipes, fire up your portable grill, and get pumped for the big game!

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Recipe: West Indian Chili Con Carne

At the time of the publication of the Lobels’ cookbook MEAT by the Lobels in 1971, Jawn A. Sandifer was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and was an excellent judge of fine cooking. Mrs. Sandifer was a talented cook, and this was one of the couple’s favorite recipes.

Since October is National Chili Month, we wanted to share this tasty, time-tested recipe.

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Recipe: Tuscan-Style Meat Loaf with White Wine-Vegetable Sauce

Anyone who has traveled and eaten in Tuscany knows that meat loaves in all their glory are a big deal. Tuscan cooks usually made loaves with finely ground leftover braised or roasted meats.

While many of Tuscany’s offerings still are made from cooked meats, others, such as this time-honored loaf, are made from ground raw meat.

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Choosing a Roast for your Holiday Dinner Party

No other time of year can top the festivity of the December holidays. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, or the holiday season in general—nothing compares to the ambiance of this time of year with the lights, the music, and—of course—the opulent parties. At the center of every great party is the delicious meal.

Whether you’re hosting a festive family affair or an intimate dinner party, Lobel’s has the perfect roast for your event.

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Culinary DIY: Gravy

Every fluffy mashed, crunchy roasted, crispy fried, or creamy boiled potato cries out for a bath of concentrated richness of pan juices treated right.

Leftover gravy need never go to waste. So versatile, you’ll run out of gravy before you run out of ways to incorporate it into other recipes—from pot pies, hot sandwiches, and rice dishes to a topping for breakfast hash or Benedict-style egg entrees.

But don’t worry, you can always make more.

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Welcome Fall: Discover the Family-Size Version of your Favorite Steak

Behind every great steak, chop, or cutlet, there’s an equally great roast.

And at this time of year, summertime grilling of individual cuts gives way to indoor preparation of larger meals for family and entertaining during the fall and winter.

So, if you want a sure-fire hit, take a look at where your grilling favorites come from and you’ll have a roast to please every palate.

For example, filet mignon are individual steaks cut from a whole tenderloin roast, or more specifically from the center of the tenderloin, called the chateaubriand. Strip steaks come from a whole shell, also called a strip-loin. Rib steaks come from the whole rib.

So chances are, if you have a favorite steak or chop, the roast from which it originates will likely become your favorite roast as well.

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6 Recipes to Try in 2017

One of the best ways to celebrate the beginning of a new year is with a delicious home-cooked meal. And what better way to warm up in chilly January than with comfort food? We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite comfort food recipes you have to try in 2017.

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Culinary DIY: Dumplings

Dumplings are one half of the quintessential comfort food: chicken and dumplings. There’s a reason we’ve already written about it in our Culinary Classic: Chicken and Dumplings. Sure, you can have chicken soup without dumplings and you can certainly enjoy it that way, but once you add dumplings to soup, you really take it to the next level.

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Culinary Classic: Meat Pies

It’s said that the word pie comes from magpie, a type of bird known for collecting and hording small items. In that way, a pie can be thought of as a collection of ingredients, secreted away inside a crust.

A pie is technically a dish with a baked filling topped with a crust. The top crust is usually pastry but can be another topping, such as biscuit or mashed potato (as in a shepherd’s pie).

Traditionally a pie, whether savory or sweet, has just a top crust. However, it can have a bottom crust, as in most American-style pies. And on the other hand, in Britain a sweet filling baked in just a shallow bottom crust is called a tart.

But our interest lies in those all-in-one meals, those warm-you-to-your-toes dishes, those comfort-food favorites: savory meat pies.

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Grilled Pork Hand Pie. Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. For more information visit porkbeinspired.com.

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We’ve Got the Secret Ingredient for Your Greatest Homemade Chili

Tired of the same old chili and looking for a way to, well, spice things up a bit? No, we’re not talking about a new seasoning. We’re talking about trying a new cut of beef in your recipe.

Check out this great video from our friend Troy at T-Roy Cooks. He uses our USDA Prime Tri-Tip in his chili recipe. As you can see, he could barely keep the taste-tester’s spoons out of the pot!

Your family is sure to love it too, or your friends would go wild for it at a party for the big game! Ready to make your own? You can find our USDA Prime Tri-Tip right here.

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