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How Leprechauns Make Corned Beef

The Connealys are Irish. The Connealy Angus logo features a shamrock, our bull sale catalog is covered in them, and my grandma lives on Irish Lane. My late grandfather could tell a story like no one you've ever heard, and the song "Danny Boy" brought tears to his eyes. We're proud to be Irish, but know it only really qualifies us to comment on no more than three items: 1) Guinness, 2) tall tales, and 3) corned beef.  Corned beef is a staple of St. Patrick's Day whether it's served boiled, with cabbage, or in a reuben. And while most choose to buy corned beef as corned beef, making it is not difficult and yields a flavor that will send you over the rainbow!  The...

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Sweet-Soy Grilled Bone-In Short Ribs

Sweet-Soy Grilled Bone-In Short Ribs By Steven Raichlen YIELD: Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup Chinese oyster sauce 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup sake (Japanese rice wine), Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 piece (1 inch) peeled fresh ginger, minced 2 scallions, white parts minced, green parts thinly sliced3-4 pounds bone-in individual beef short ribs PREPARATION 1. Place the sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sake, garlic, ginger, and scallion whites in a large, nonreactive mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Stir in the short ribs. Cover the bowl and let the ribs marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. 2. Set up the grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium (325°...

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Honest Beef Cranberry Meatballs

Ingredients 3lbs Dry-Aged Ground Beef 1 cup finely chopped onion 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 4 eggs, slightly beaten 6 12oz bottles chili sauce 4 16oz cans jellied cranberry sauce Fresh cranberries for garnish (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 375°F In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and eggs. Mix well then shape into balls about an inch in diameter. Place them, evenly spaced, on a 15x10-inch baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. While meatballs are baking, place chili sauce and cranberry sauce in a three-quart saucepan. Bring ingredients to a simmer and cook about five minutes, stirring often. When meatballs are finished baking, add them to the...

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Honest Beef Mother's Day Menu

Treat your best gal to a home-cooked meal on Mother's Day! We did the heavy lifting for you by creating a Mother's Day Menu below. Now all you need is to order her favorite steak, make a quick trip to the market, and follow the directions below!   Easy, and a wonderfully thoughtful gift. We promise we won't tell her the menu wasn't your idea ;)    **Don't forget to pick up flowers for a centerpiece!   Agenda 🌷Monday Before Order her favorite cuts For Ribeye, click here For New York Strip, click here For Tenderloin, click here For Sirloin, click here All Others, click here   🌷Friday/Saturday Before Quick trip to the market. Use our Mother's Day Menu as a grocery list.   🌷Sunday, Mother's Day...

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Luxe & Simple: Roasting Bone Marrow

Bon Appetit recently described beef bone marrow in the most accurate way possible:  "It's the spreadable essence of everything there is to love about beef; the kind of thing that takes a perfectly reasonable meal down a rabbit hole of decadence." Sounds about right.  Last weekend on a rainy Saturday I pulled marrow bones out of my freezer and happily prepared for the "rabbit hole of decadence."  And the beautiful part about roasting bones? After you've enjoyed scooping the marrow out of them, you can boil them for bone broth! Brilliant! Roasted Bone Marrow Step 1 is to secure 3-5lbs of marrow bones. Make sure they are marrow bones. Most bones will make fantastic bone broth and smell incredible as they roast,...

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Braised Beef Short Ribs

This recipe was created by Kenny Polcari and shared on his financial blog, Morning Thoughts.   Braised Beef Short Ribs  Begin with 6 / 8 beef short ribs.  season with s&p and then brown in a frying pan with a bit of Olive oil.  Make sure to brown all sides being careful not to burn the meat.  After you have browned them - place them in a large/deep baking pan.  Lining them up on their sides.    Next -  large Chop - 2 lg White Spanish Onions, 1 bunch of celery stalk, 1 bag of carrots.  Smash 4 /5 cloves of garlic and add to the meat - making sure you disperse the garlic all around.  Next add the chopped...

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Super Bowl Burgers

This recipe was originally shared by Kenny Polcari on the bottom end of his financial blog "Morning Thoughts." We included the meat of the article below.    Super Bowl Burgers These are crazy good.....they are a bit of work - but if you have the time and you really want to impress - go for it.  Refer back to the Short Rib recipe I gave you on January 26th.  (here) .. Make 1/2 dozen ribs - the night and then shred the meat off of the bone....Now  when ready....bring the shredded meat to room temp and then  mix the cooked short rib meat with the ground chuck (now use real ground chuck - not lean hamburger want it to have the fat for flavor [FYI: Honest...

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Tailgate Chili

1h 30m; 12 servings Ingredients 2lbs Ground Beef 1lb Italian Sausage 3 (15oz) cans chili beans, drained 1 (15oz) can chili beans in spicy sauce 2 (28oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice 3 (15oz) cans chili beans, drained 1 (15oz) can chili beans in spicy sauce 1 (6oz) can tomato paste 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon bacon bits 4 cups beef broth  1/2 cup beer 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon dried basil...

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Low & Slow Broccoli Beef

Let me tell you something about this recipe: you cannot mess it up.  I tried. Not on purpose, of course, but when you host a party and forget about it, leaving it in the slow cooker for 12 hours instead of four, you kind of expect the worst when you remember you forgot it and sprint to its rescue.  Instead, I found the eye of round pieces in a perfect fall-apart state. The broccoli had absorbed both the sweet and the savory, and the peppers were soft but in no way mushy. Recipes with real, whole ingredients are often forgiving, and a trusty crock pot will never steer you wrong. As much as I love to eat, I sometimes am just...

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