• Do you ever watch those barbecue competitions on the cooking networks? Well, we were inspired to give it a faux go in our test kitchen—this was our “winning” dish. We were so impressed with the presentation, flavor and texture of the meat that we joked...

  • These chops are tender and full of flavor. We used a rack of Australian lamb chops, which is a touch smaller than the typical American version, making ’em perfect for these appetizer portions. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 1 hour, 10 minutes...

  • Literally a lava pit of goodness on your grill, this faux stuffed burger is crazy easy to make and insanely good. But let me warn you, this stuff is hot. YIELD 6 monster burgers ZEST FACTOR hot PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes...

  • My proximity to Wisconsin is showing in this dish. The northern state is known for their brats as well as their cheese, so why not combine them? Here, we have brats stewed in beer and finished on the grill, topped with a homemade beer cheese,...

  • Carnitas, which translates to “little meats,” is a Mexican delicacy that requires some TLC—aka slow cooking—to yield tender, juicy morsels of pork. Our slow-cooker version, served with the traditional accompaniments, simplifies the process but not the flavor. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME...

  • This bake has the traditional flavors of eggs Benedict, but we opted for flaky biscuits and added asparagus, which pair so beautifully with our smoky hollandaise sauce. If you’re in charge of brunch or Christmas morning breakfast, this is about to be your go-to dish...

  • Omusubi is a type of Japanese snack that consists of meat and rice, wrapped in roasted seaweed sheets. The Spam musubi is hugely popular in Hawaii—and has found its way onto food truck menus across the country.  YIELD 8 servings PREP TIME 30 minutes ZEST...

  • The pork belly is cooked until tender and juicy before being sliced and seared to crispy, caramelized perfection! Because cooking a whole pork belly is so common in Asian cuisine, we’ve infused some of those flavors into our braising process. Try it with our Hot...

  • We love the combination of grilled pork chops and apples just as much as the next guy, and who doesn’t love risotto? This perfectly balanced side eats like a meal, plus we think it’s a fun, new way to use a pork chop. YIELD 8...

  • Forget sweet crepes—we’re going savory and zesty. If you’re a fan of lox and bagels, you’re going to love this combo. YIELD about 12 crepes ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 30 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes For the crepes: 1 cup flour 3 eggs 1½...