How to Cook Flank Steak

Flank steak is a particularly tough cut of meat, and is therefore most commonly used for things such as fajitas, where the role the meat plays is significantly diminished. However, if you're bent on learning how to cook flank steak and make it delicious and tender, try the following recipe. It depends on a great marinade to help the meat tenderize.

this is how to cook flank steak

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/2 lbs. flank steak
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
- 1/3 c. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 c. vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1. In a medium size bowl, mix together Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, oil, ground black pepper, mustard, garlic and soy sauce. Use a shallow glass dish and place meat in center of dish. Pour marinade over the meat; keep turning until it is completely covered. Cover the dish and refrigerate for six hours.
2. Preheated your grill to a medium high temperature.
3. Make sure to oil the grill grate. Put flank steaks on the grill, and throw away the marinade. Grill each side 5 minutes, or until cooked to desired level.

Baked potatoes, green vegetables, beans, garlic bread or rolls always go good with a great steak.


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How to Cook Sirloin Steak

Here is a simply tasty recipe for sirloin steak. A few perfectly-placed ingredients create a succulent, mouth watering meal. Use the following instructions and people will know you learned how to cook sirloin steak from a culinary master. That's me!

This is how to cook sirloin steak

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Pkg of fresh sliced mushrooms
- 2 8 ounce top sirloin steaks
- salt and pepper

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat with minced garlic Add the mushrooms and saute. Set aside. Sprinkle both sides of each steak with salt and pepper. Grill steaks 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium. When done, transfer to plates. Spoon the garlic butter with mushrooms over each steak.

Garlic mashed potatoes and a fresh green salad will complete this meal perfectly. Sirloin is a healthy lean steak with no carbohydrates and plenty of protein.


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How to Cook Ground Beef

If the high price of meat has you down, consider preparing ground beef. Ground beef is one of the cheapest meats available today. However, do not let the price fool you. Ground beef is a tasty meat that is served in everything from spaghetti to chili. In this recipe, we will show you how to cook ground beef effortlessly.

This is how to cook ground beef

Before cooking ground beef, make sure it is completely thawed (Use a microwave if necessary). After the ground beef has thawed, heat a large frying pan to medium heat. Place the ground beef in the pan. Using a large spatula, cut up any large pieces of beef. Cook the meat until it turns a golden brown. This can take as long as 20 minutes. Once the ground beef has browned, drain any extra fat into a colander. You are now ready to serve in your favorite dish.

When choosing a dish to serve with ground beef, the selection is endless. Ground beef can be served in tacos, casseroles or sauces. Ground beef is very wine friendly. White wines tend to bring out the flavor of ground beef.

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How to Cook a Prime Rib Roast

Here's a great recipe if you're trying to learn how to cook a prime rib roast. Try it!

This is how to cook a prime rib roast

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 bone-in prime rib (6 to 7 pounds)
- 6 cloves garlic, sliced
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1 cup red wine
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Make small slits over the prime rib and fill each slit with a slice from the clove of garlic. Season liberally with salt and pepper, and place on a rack set inside a deep roasting pan. Roast for 2 hours until medium-rare, or 135 degrees on a meat thermometer inserted into the center. Turn the meat onto a platter; tent with foil to keep warm.

Place the pan with the roast on top of the stove burner. This is to "deglaze the pan" to make the au jus. Add the wine to the pan drippings and cook over high heat, scraping the bottom of the pan. Add the stock and cook until reduced by half. Mix in the thyme and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


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How to Cook Steak on the Stove

For those of you who just can't stand to be away from that backyard barbecue feeling during the long winter months or who live in a backyard-less apartment, I'm putting together these instructions on how to cook steak on the stove. I hope that this will help you put a little summer fun into your life.

This is how to cook steak on the stove

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 4oz filets
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt & pepper to taste

Place the garlic, olive oil and butter in a 12-inch non-stick oven proof skillet on medium heat. Season the filets with salt and pepper. Once the butter has melted, place the filets in the pan and brown on each side about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack in the lowest position. Once the filets are brown, cover the skillet and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve with a fresh green salad topped with balsamic vinaigrette and a side of steamed vegetables.


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How to Cook Beef

Confused about how to cook beef? Try your hand at tasty, affordable, and savory barbeque beef.

This is how to cook beef

You will need the following ingredients:
- 4 pound chuck roast
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

In a bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke flavoring. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Put chuck roast in the slow cooker and pour liquid mixture over it. Cover, and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours. Remove chuck roast, shred with a fork, and put back into the slow cooker. Stir meat and sauce evenly, and cook for 1 hour. Enjoy the great taste and a healthy dose of protein, iron, b vitamins, and zinc.


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How Long to Cook a Roast

So exactly how long to cook a roast? The best cuts of meat for roasts are brisket, rump, pork shoulder or top round. Each of these types of meat is tough and will require a long cooking time to make them tender.

This is long to cook a roast

The roast will need to be seasoned to add some flavor and help the meat keep its juiciness. It should be sprinkled with salt and pepper and rubbed down with olive oil or melted butter. It can also be seasoned with garlic powder, parsley, minced onion, rosemary, or sage. It is also delicious to add chopped carrots, potatoes and any other vegetable such as tomatoes, bell peppers, etc.

The easiest way to cook a roast is in the oven. The temperature should be set to 250 to 300 degrees. This cooking temperature will produce a nice, tender roast. The roast will need to cook for three to four hours and about every 45 minutes it should be basted and turned. It will not hurt to cook it for longer than this by about an hour because the longer it cooks the more tender it will be.

Delicious and nutritious as meat is a great source of protein, and B vitamins.


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How to Cook Prime Rib at Home in the Oven

Prime rib is a very popular cuisine, which makes it a great dinner choice when you're having guests. There are many recipes available and different grades of beef.When you're in a time crunch, roasting is one of the best ways to cook prime rib and preparation is super simple. You can use this recipe to make a delicious meal for the home.

This is how to cook prime rib at home in the oven

Prime ribs need to be cut first, which is why beginners should use boneless (precut) prime rib . Prepping only requires the use of salt and pepper, however garlic or Cajun seasoning can be rubbed on the rib. The next step is to place the meat in an oven heated up to 450 degrees for 40 minutes. Take it out and serve after it cools.

A standing rib roast can comprise anywhere from two to seven ribs. The best kind for consumption is grass fed beef. This meat contains omega 3 fatty acids and CLA, which is great for fighting cancer.


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How to Cook a Steak in the Oven

Today's at-home chef should know how to cook a steak in the oven properly. The truth is, there really is nothing easier then a classic steak. The principle behind learning how to cook a steak in the oven are the same as cooking a steak on the grill, which is that marinating the steak will always produce the best results, but grilling spices and other basting options will also produce great results.

This is how to cook a steak in the oven

After you are prepare your steak with marinade or whatever else you will use, it is time to put the steaks into the oven. Before you put the steak into the oven, you must first prepare your oven and pan. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and lightly grease your pan. Depending on how you want your steak to taste, the cooking time will vary.

The best tip for cooking steaks to check up on it every three to five minutes to see how it looks. If you do that, it's very hard to make a mistake. You should expect to cook the steak 15 - 20 minutes depending on how well done you like it. With just a little patience, you will learn how to make the best steak possible.


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How to Cook Meatloaf

The following is a recipe on how to cook meatloaf. Everyone will want second helpings of this tasty entree.

This is how to cook meatloaf

You will need the following ingredients:
- 11/2lbs. of ground beef
- 1 Cup of 2% Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs


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