Jess Pryles

Top 9 meaty recipes from 2020

beef, jalapeno and cheddar sausage rolls
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We all stayed in and cooked at home more than ever – here are the top 9 recipes you loved in 2020.

As a recipe developer, it’s always exciting to see people trying my recipes in their own kitchens. For all the crud 2020 brought with it, the silver lining was perhaps feeling more than ever that I was helping y’all out. It was so comforting to see so many folks create, enjoy and feast on their versions of my recipes. I thought I would round it all out by sharing the most popular ones, in case you missed em and want to give them a shot!

Smoked Tri Tip Steak

smoked tri tip steak

Think you couldn’t possibly love steak anymore? Wait until you try it smoked. Check out this recipe for perfectly medium rare Smoked Tri Tip. And best part – it takes only about an hour! Recipe here.

How to make homemade bacon

how to make homemade bacon

There are few single ingredients that are so universally adored as bacon. And the only thing better than bacon is homemade bacon. It’s the carnivore’s quarantine version of the sourdough craze. Recipe here.

How to cook a Tomahawk steak

how to cook steak snake river farms tomahawk

Get ready to grill up this Flintstone-inspired behemoth, which is easy once you know how. The tomahawk seems intimidating BUT is the perfect cut to learn how to get a killer crust and a perfectly cooked interior. Recipe here.

Jalapeno & Cheddar Sausage Rolls

beef sausage rolls with cheddar and jalapeno

Nothing quite says “comfort food” like combining meat and pastry. Texan-fied with the addition of cheddar and fresh jalapeno peppers. Recipe here.

Tex Mex Meatballs

tex mex meatballs

Crushed tortilla chips replace traditional breadcrumbs to keep these meatballs moist but packed with Tex Mex flavor. These are in regular rotation on our dinner schedule! Recipe here.

The ultimate smoked meatloaf recipe.

Smoked Meatloaf recipe

This might be the single most popular recipe I released this year. It’s a smoky bbq-glazed meatloaf that’s still tender in the middle. And it’s seriously delicious. Recipe here.

Sweet ‘n’ tangy smoked chicken wings

recipe for pile of sauced smoked chicken wings

Coated in sweet, tangy BBQ sauce, this recipe for classic smoked chicken wings is a winner. The 2020 twist is now you don’t have to share them. Recipe here.

Al Pastor-style charred pineapple glazed ribs

smoked al pastor ribs on the pit

Smokey, charred pineapple glazes the top of these vividly red ribs, smoked to perfection. It’s Al Pastor, but not as you know it. Recipe here.

Crispy fried ribeye “chicharron”

chicharron de ribeye

Yes – it’s steak fried in animal fat. Yes – it’s super indulgent. Yes – it’s one of the best things you’ll ever taste. Recipe here

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Jess Pryles is a full fledged Hardcore Carnivore. She's a live fire cook, author, meat specialist and Meat Science grad student. She's also a respected authority on Texas style barbecue. Australian born and raised, she now lives in Texas.

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