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Tomahawk Ribeye Steak with recipe for Bone Broth

Tomahawk Ribeye on Weber Kettle using Vortex

Tomahawk Ribeyes are all the rage. We prepared ours using a reverse sear technique on the Weber Kettle and seared over a Vortex full of lump charcoal. Check out the video

Tomahawk Ribeye on Weber Kettle using Vortex

Espresso Rubbed Chuck Roast

Espresso Rubbed Chuck Roast

The Zest Coast Espresso Rub seems specially suited for a pot roast, with its deep flavors. This recipe has instructions for both the Instant Pot or the oven.

Smoked Chopped Beef Sammies

Smoked Chopped Beef Sammies

If you like beef brisket sandwiches here is a way to get that flavor in a much shorter timeframe and somewhat less hassle.  The chuck roast or California roast cut is very flavorful and can be smoked in just a few hours.  This can be cooked in a slow cooker or instant pot for sandwiches as well; but, I prefer smoked.

Direct/Indirect Sirloin Steak (quick method)

Direct/Indirect Sirloin Steak (quick method)

Get a perfect steak the way you like it every time.  Normally a side benefit of the reverse sear technique is slow cooking with smoke to impart a smoke flavor to the meat.  But the greatest benefit is the slow ramp of the internal temp of the meat so that you get a nice red inside and flavorful crust on the outside.

Smoked Beef Back Ribs

Smoked Beef Back Ribs

I like to make these ribs as an appetizer.  Much of the meat between the bones has been carved out with the rib-eye steak cut.  But what remains is delectable.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Veggies and Rice with Zest Coast Rubs

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Veggies and Rice with Zest Coast Rubs

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Veggies is a great lean, healthy meal.  Add a whole grain carb like brown rice and momma would be proud. Zest Coast Seasoning Blends take your meal from bland to bold.

Hot Coffee Rubbed Pork with Citrus Rush Rice and Sugar Snap Peas

Hot Coffee Rubbed Pork with Citrus Rush Rice and Sugar Snap Peas
Join the band wagon and season your next meal with a coffee rub.

Espresso Rubbed New York Strip Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes Puree

Espresso Rubbed New York Strip Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes Puree
A good steak can be made indoors as well as outdoors.  Try this one soon.

Coffee-Rubbed Breakfast Potatoes

Coffee-Rubbed Breakfast Potatoes

What goes better with eggs and bacon than coffee! 

 

Beef Brisket Flat

Smoked Brisket Flat with Zest Ciast Beef Rub
The Captain prefers whole packer briskets to flats but you can’t beat the convenience of a pre trimmed flat. I get them at Costco and they can cook...

High Heat Ribs and Wings

High Heat Ribs and Wings
Most rib recipes call for three to even six hours of cooking. But in eastern NC and some parts of Memphis, they cook ribs fast.  I actually don’t ...

Eye of Round (Beef) Roast with roasted veggies and potatoes - one dish meal

Eye of Round (Beef) Roast with roasted veggies and potatoes - one dish meal
  The Captain is all about easy and this one is the easiest.   1 3lb or so eye round roast 2 bags of pre-cut mixed veggies. 1 lb fancy potatoes, cu...