Jess Pryles

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‘Old Fashioned’ jelly with lemon, bourbon & bitters

This 'Old Fashioned' flavored jelly is not too sweet, and has hints of bitters, maraschino, zesty lemon and a good boozy kick of bourbon.

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Easy Grilled Cedar Planked Salmon with lemon

Infuse the vivid orange salmon with the scent of smouldering cedar. It's easy, fast and delicious to grill planked Sockeye salmon.

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Improve your veggie kebabs…with bacon!

Make vegetables better by adding meat! Jazz up grilled veggie kebabs with crunchy curls of bacon.

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The Meat Lovers Guide to: Uvalde County, Texas

Home to the Frio, Nueces and Sabinal rivers, Uvalde County is an outdoor-lovers paradise. Here's where you should eat while in Uvalde, carnivore style.

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Bottom Round Roast Beef with Hatch Chile Crust

At around $5 a pound, the bottom round roast makes for an economical (and flavorful) cut. Try it with this roast Hatch chile crust!

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Friday Night Lights and Frito Pie

The Texas traditions of high school football & Frito pie are inexorably linked. Learn more about the portable chili snack that's a Lone Star favorite.

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Tangy Smoked Garlic Sauce

You'll love the taste of this tangy, smokey garlic sauce, and you may just find yourself starting to put it on everything!

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Meatsplosion Dogs with cheese & bacon

Seasoned breakfast sausage stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and then grilled til crispy? Yes, the meatsplosion dog is a real thing.

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Grilled Peach Galette (with a hint of smoke)

With fresh peaches and a hint of smoke, this grilled peach galette is a great way to use your grill to create dessert.

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Salt & Pepper Smoked Beef Back Ribs

Meet the beef ribs you can smoke to perfection in just three hours.

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How to make (delicious) beef jerky

Making your own jerky at home is easier than you think. Here's how to do it:

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How to trim Pork Ribs, competition style

Learn the tricks to trimming pork ribs into a neatly rectangular rack, perfect for competition barbecue

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Meet the Oklahoma Onion Burger

Charred onions with a beef patty smashed right over the top, and make it a double. You gotta try the Oklahoma Onion Burger.

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How to cut your own Flat Iron steaks at home!

Check out this simple hack for taking a cheap grocery store roast and turning it into two high quality and inexpensive Flat Iron steaks!

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mini bacon & egg breakfast biscuits

These mini biscuits with bacon jam and a tiny fried egg make the perfect little breakfast bites.

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Sweet, Sticky, Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs

Smoked pork ribs are easy to make with the right recipe. Try these sticky BBQ St Louis ribs at home - you'll probably eat a whole rack to yourself!

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fried green tomato Hush Puppies

Pillowy balls of cornmeal studded with tart tomato pieces - these fried green tomato hush puppies are the perfect mashup of two Southern staples.

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How to set up a grill for two-zone cooking

When a recipe calls for "two zone" grilling, it's usually because at least one portion of the cooking process requires gentle, indirect heat.

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Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Bourbon sauce

You won't believe how easy it is to make this incredible seared pork tenderloin with cherry bourbon sauce. In fact, you can be ready to serve in...

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Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Wings

Sometimes you get an idea that's crazy, but just crazy enough to work...these peanut butter and jelly wings are exactly that.

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Recipe: the secret to perfect crispy pork belly.

Perfectly crispy pork belly is easier to make than you think. Here's how to get incredibly moist pork topped with golden crunchy crackling.

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Summer Noodle Bowl with Spicy Korean Gochujang Beef

Spicy Gochujang-smothered pieces of filet meet fresh pickles and cool noodles for this easy summertime Korean-inspired noodle bowl.

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Cocoa-Rubbed Mole Negro Skirt Steak

Sounds strange, but when combined with incredible aromatic spices this cocoa-rubbed steak results in a big, bold beef experience. Try this Mole...

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6 epic compound butters to enhance your steak

Flavored or compound butters are easy to make and give you a simple and incredibly tasty way to complement and customise your steaks.

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How to cook a bone-in steak, perfectly.

Don't be intimidated by bone-in steak cuts - with the right method it's easy to guarantee perfect steak at home, every time.

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Sweet ‘n’ Tart Side: Green Tomato Salad

A little sweet, some salty, and plenty sour, this green tomato salad is a perfect fresh side.

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Smoked BBQ beef cheeks

They're small mini pillows of the most incredibly rich beefy flavor and soft gelatinous seams. If you like barbecue brisket, you're going to love...

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Seared Duck with Smoked Blood Orange Sauce

Perfectly seared duck is a magnificent union of tender and juicy meat topped by a crown of crisp skin. Try this take on classic duck with orange,...

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How to cook the perfect Tomahawk steak.

Get ready to grill up this Flintstone-inspired behemoth, it's easier than you think to cook a Tomahawk.

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Big Red BBQ Rib Glaze

Using soda as a sweet profile for meats is nothing new, but picking the right flavor (and color!) combos can give you incredible results, like...

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Pretzel bun hot dogs with beer cheese

Beer, meat and cheese form a power trinity which trumps nearly all other combos. Ready to step up your dawg game? Try these pretzel bun wagyu hot...

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Mini Aussie Meat Pies: rich & beefy snacks

Meat pies are a classic Australian icon, and with a flaky pastry exterior and a beefy filling with rich gravy, it won't take long before the rest...

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Cheesy Ranch Stuffed Baked Potatoes

These ranch stuffed potatoes are filled with zesty mashed taters, then baked to perfection. You'll never settle for boring plain baked potatoes...

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The Meat Lovers Guide to: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Just upriver from New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi sits Louisiana's capitol city, come explore all the meaty delights of Baton Rouge.

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Evan LeRoy’s Smoked King Ranch Sausage

Can you turn the classic Texan dish King Ranch chicken casserole into a sausage? Evan LeRoy can- and it's packed with all the flavors of the original.

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Flat Iron steak with Italian Salsa Verde

Flat Iron steak is perfect for spring grilling, and particularly delicious with this bright, fresh and beefy pairing.

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Meet Hardcore Carnivore Black – your new favorite seasoning rub

Introducing the new meat rub, Hardcore Carnivore™: Black. This jet black colored, charcoal based seasoning rub will totally transform your meats.

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Beefy, Cheesy Mini Taco Bites

Looking for the perfect Cinco De Mayo party snacks? Harness the flavor of beefy, cheesy (somewhat trashy) Tex Mex with these mini taco bites.

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What is Kosher salt and what makes it different?

Kosher salt is an ingredient in most barbecue and general cooking recipes. But what exactly is it, and why is it important to know the difference?

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Venison Bolognese – a field to plate recipe

Rich and comforting, this simple Venison Bolognese recipe is great over any type of pasta you choose.

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BBQ Pork Rub Recipe – get it on your butt.

The perfect pork rub will enhance, not mask, the meat with a perfect balance of sweet, spicy, salty & zesty.

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Meat tshirts – brand new designs available!

Brand new t-shirts for Hardcore Carnivores

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Wagyu beef – everything you need to know

Not all Wagyu is the stuff high dollar price tags are made of. Here's everything you need to know about Wagyu beef.

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Croissant Bread Pudding with Bacon & Pecans

If you are a bread pudding fan, you're going to love this indulgent version made with croissants, bacon and a splash of bourbon for the heck of it.

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Beer Battered Onion Rings & Buffalo Ranch Dip

These golden onion rings are impossibly light but deliciously crunchy and perfectly paired with tangy Buffalo Ranch dipping sauce.

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Steak bites with blue cheese, fig & bourbon jam

Good news, bourbon & fig paste is the new utility player in your culinary arsenal. Here's how to make it...

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Seared Venison Backstrap with Blackberry Sauce

It's lean, delicate and most importantly, delicious. Follow this easy recipe for venison backstrap with blackberry sauce.

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Pork Crown Roast with Drunken Apples

This spectacular pork roast will be the crowning glory of a beautiful meal for guests.

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Quick and Easy Pickled Red Onions

Sweet, fragrant and tangy, these quick pickled red onions are easy to make and make a great topping for tacos, or side for BBQ.

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Great books on barbecue, grilling & meat – listed!

My complete list of books about barbecue, grilling, meat and general cookery, split into easy to follow sections.

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Make your steak better before you even cook it with Dry Brining

This method for dry brining steak, paired with reverse sear cooking, will result in the best tasting steaks you've ever cooked at home.

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How to make and cure your own smoky bacon

There are few single ingredients that are so universally adored as bacon. And the only thing better than bacon is homemade bacon. Curing your own...

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Bloody Mary flavored Venison Jerky

It takes one simple piece of equipment with one switch to create awesome jerky at home.

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Classic Sausage Rolls with Pork, Beer & Sage

Flaky pastry encases a beer-kissed filling of pork & sage, what's not to like about this recipe for sausage rolls?

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Chicken-Fried Venison, Waffles & Serrano Honey

This dish is delicious for dinner, but even better for brunch. BYO mimosa...

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15 Austin Eateries Perfect For Meat Lovers.

Looking to satisfy your carnivorous cravings? This list of Austin restaurants has you covered.

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Ms Linda’s Cajun beef debris poboy

This recipe for Cajun rice & gravy spans back over three Southern Louisiana generations, but happens to make for an excellent sandwich, too.

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Say It With Bacon: how to make bacon roses.

Upon first glance, these flowers look like real varigated roses, but you gotta look at little closer...

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How to make a roux

A step-by-step guide on making the key foundation of many Creole & Cajun dishes

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BBQ Brisket Tater Tot Nachos

Let us celebrate the glory of the tater tot with the addition of Texas brisket & melty cheese!

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5 Great Appetizer Recipes For Game Day.

You've got the big screen... You've got the beer... Now make sure your snack game is tight with these great recipes.

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Mini Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffle Bites with Candied Jalapeños.

These epic bite-sized appetizers just threw down the gauntlet for all other snacks to step up their game.

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Game Plan: a first timers hunting experience.

It's the ultimate test for any carnivore - do you have the guts to actually kill your own meat? Here's the story of my first hunting encounter.

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How to make candied jalapeños.

They start out sweet, then bring the heat...

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Braised pork belly with soy & star anise

Melt in your mouth tender when braised, pork belly isn't just reserved for makin' bacon...

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Ever had a stinky piece of pork? Blame boar taint.

For some of us, eating pork isn't always a delicious experience. Learn exactly what is responsible for that funky barnyard smell...

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Libations: The Illusionist with Ancho syrup

If you're a fan of the brown spirits, you are going to love this cocktail made with barrel-aged gin.

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Porter braised beef cheek with grits & sorghum

Hearty and rich, braised beef cheeks make for a perfect winter meal. Check out this beer-braised recipe served with some Southern staples.

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5 essential tips to make perfect buttermilk biscuits from scratch

Flaky and buttery, the perfect biscuit will lend itself to both sweet and savory applications.

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The most popular 9 posts of 2015

A round up of all y'alls favorite recipes, posts and articles of 2015!

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Tamalada – the Christmas tradition of tamale making

Ever made 172 tamale in a day? Join a traditional Tamalada and see exactly what goes into making these delicious parcels of corn dough and meat.

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These are the best roast potatoes, ever.

It takes just three ingredients to make these crunchy-outside, fluffy-inside, best-ever roast potatoes...

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Chewy Chocolate Bacon Smores Cookies

Whether you like chewy chocolate chip cookies, ones with added bacon or a mega-fluffy Smores upgrade, this one recipe will do it all.

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Rare Steaks: using the tenderloin tip for steak tartare.

This fancy French classic is affordably attainable at home - you just need to know what to look for at the grocery store.

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Cottage or Shepherd’s pie? Either way, winter comfort food.

Whether you make it with lamb, beef or both, the combo of rich gravy meat & fluffy mashed potatoes makes this recipe an instant cold weather winner.

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9 essential gifts for meat lovers and BBQ fans

Stop stressing out about the perfect gift for carnivores and barbecue fanatics - I've got you covered with these awesome gifts for meat heads.

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Devilishly good eggs with the help of one simple ingredient…

You probably already have some in your pantry, and this one easy addition makes for some seriously good deviled eggs.

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Turkey, cranberry & brie pockets.

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into these easy Turkey pockets.

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The best ever queso recipe.

Gooey melted cheese dip perfect for parties, tailgating or eating alone in a fit of cheese feelings.

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A day in the life of a Texas Pitmaster

Lance Kirkpatrick of Stiles Switch shows me just how hard it is to be a pit boss for a living, and reveals a few secrets along the way.

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Meat themed t shirts for all!

Celebrate your carnivorous tendencies and show the world you're a proud meat eater with these tees!

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Best of the TMBBQ Fest 2015

A look at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival from Austin

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Make your own Praline Bacon

Who says you can't have bacon for dessert? Check out this recipe for true "meat candy".

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Key Lime Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

The ultimate irresistible dessert.

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How to pick the right wood for barbecuing

Timber talk: know your cherry from your oak

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All about the butts

Discover the best cut to use for pulled pork

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Rare Steaks: the Petite Tender

This is the Rare Steaks series, exploring the lesser known beef cuts - because there’s more to a steer than a rib eye and a tenderloin.

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Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que – Llano, Texas

You haven't lived until you've tried mesquite-smoked prime rib.

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Triple Pork Jalapeno Poppers with crushed Cracklins

Game day snacks just went next level....

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What is dry aging? Truths, myths & facts.

From wet to dry, here's everything you need to know about aging beef.

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Easy Charred Corn Salsa

Made extra easy with a very clever kitchen hack...

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Ancho Chile & Coffee Steak Rub

Smokey, rich and earthy, this rub is a perfect complement to beef.

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Rare steaks: what is Tri Tip and how to cook it

Previously found only in Californian butchers, this triangular muscle of goodness is making a national comeback.

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Poblano crema – one green sauce to rule them all

And a very unexpected creamy ingredient...

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Know your pit: a guide to barbecue smokers

Do you know your offset from your pellet grill?

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Five ‘new’ cuts of beef you’ve known all along…

Deciphering the fancy cuts at your butcher shop.

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Bacon & Hatch Green Chile Hominy Casserole

Bust out your skillet and prepare to loosen your belt.

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Carnivores Ball – Austin 2015

An epic BBQ event for the discerning meat enthusiast.

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The Meat Lovers Guide To: Abilene, Texas.

Join me for a meat-themed road trip to Abilene and the legendary Perini Ranch

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Forget biscuits & gravy, here’s BRISKET & gravy!

The ultimate in breakfast leftover recipes - smoked brisket gravy over fresh biscuits