Hone your culinary prowess and turn your primal instincts to meaty masterpieces. This introductory class covers everything you need to know to get started making the perfect beef dishes, from what cuts of meat are best for cooking on different heat sources to learning the Holy Grail of every meat enthusiast: dry aging at home.
This class will guide you through all the basics you need and demystify the meat department in easy to digest lessons. Ditch the chef's hat and snobby lingo as we dive right into the basics of cooking the best beef you've ever had.
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If you've used the skills you learned in this class to cook some amazing meat outdoors, write an instructable about it and enter our Outdoor Cooking Contest to win some great prizes! Or, if what you've made is gluten free (which it probably is, since we're talking about meat here), enter it in our Gluten Free Challenge!
Lesson 1: Tools + Supplies
Find out the 5 tools everyone needs to make the best beef, and the secret ingredient that's so obvious you'll wonder why you never thought of it.
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Lesson 2: Cuts of Meat
Ever wonder why there are so many cuts of meat, and why they vary so much in price? In this lesson we'll demystify the bovine and explore the 4 best cuts of beef for you to try.
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Lesson 3: Meat Cooking Basics
With the ground rules covered, we can look at basics that apply to almost any method of cooking. Learn the secret of making a tender steak, and how to get the perfect doneness every time.
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Lesson 4: Stove Top + Oven
The stove top is probably the best way to cook steak. You read that right: stove top is better than grill, oven, broiler, or BBQ. Complete this class and you'll be a believer!
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Lesson 5: Grill
Tap into your primal self and learn all about cooking on the open flame. They say that you eat with your eyes first, and achieving perfect grill marks is the best way to impress your guests.
Lesson 6: Smoking Meats
Anyone who's tried BBQ knows there's something special about smoked meat. Making your own at home is not only easy and inexpensive, but also opens up a whole new world of tastes you can achieve in your own backyard.
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Lesson 7: Aging Beef
Aged beef; the mysterious texture, the complex flavors, the indescribable taste. No longer the realm of high-end steak houses, making your own at home is not only possible but really not hard at all. This lessons covers the process start to finish.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!