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

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grilled surf & turf fajita

Grilled Surf & Turf Fajitas

Beefy skirt steak and plump gulf shrimp are seared over charcoal to make these flavorful grilled surf & turf fajitas.

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grilled sumac chicken
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Grilled Sumac Chicken Skewers with Charred Onion

These grilled sumac chicken skewers with charred onion were inspired by the fragrant spices of the Middle-East.

smoked chuck roast pulled bbq sandwiches
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Texas BBQ Smoked Pulled Chuck Roast

Also known as “poor man’s brisket”, chuck roast is a great alternative for making smoked chopped or pulled beef sandwiches. 

peanut butter jelly bacon
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It’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Bacon time!

Mixing salty and sweet is always a good idea – even better when it’s strips of peanut butter and jelly glazed bacon!

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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.

how to get the perfect steak crust

How to get the perfect steak crust on a grilled ribeye

Learn the simple tricks to nailing the most spectacular crispy, charred steak crust using your grill.

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