Meet Jess Pryles

Hardcore Carnivore. She’s a live fire cook, author, and TV personality specializing in all things meat.

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whipped goats cheese

Whipped goat cheese dip with bacon, thyme and honey

The goats cheese is light and creamy and finished with a salty swirl of peppered bacon fat, and a drizzle of honey.

Fresh Recipes

jalapeno latkes

Golden Crispy Jalapeño Latkes with avocado sour cream

Shatteringly crisp with pops of spicy jalapeno, these latkes are a Texan twist on a Hanukkah favorite (but I reckon they should be eaten all year round!).

Maple Bacon Brioche Stuffing

Maple Bacon Brioche Stuffing

This rich holiday stuffing is a sweet-tooth bacon lover’s dream.

bacon wrapped turkey

Smoked bacon-wrapped turkey breast

Turkey breast is wrapped snuggly in a bacon weave blanket and finished with a smoke bath.

Popular Recipes

crispy fried ribs

Crispy fried baby back ribs

Crispy and crunchy with the perfect amount of chew, and ready in just seven minutes. Time to start frying your ribs.

JKF just keep flipping steak method for perfect steak

How to cook steak with the JKF method (just keep flipping!)

Rediscover the art and amazing flavor of real charcoal grilling with this simple but foolproof steak cooking method.

tex mex meatballs

Meaty, Cheesy Tex Mex Meatballs

They’re meaty. They’re cheesy. They’re packed with Tex Mex flavor. And they are utterly delicious.

Smoked Meatloaf recipe

Smoked meatloaf with sweet BBQ glaze

The gentle heat of the barbecue pit and a few clever ingredients keeps this smoked meatloaf incredibly juicy while cooking.

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