Recipes: Beef, Steaks, Burgers

How to Smoke a Tri-Tip Steak “Trisket” on the Big Green Egg

How to Smoke a Tri-Tip Steak “Trisket” on the Big Green Egg

There is one cut of meat that seems to stand out as the Holy Grail of smoked meats: the brisket. It will make the newcomer to smoking scared and the seasoned pro scratching their head from time to time. Well, what if I told you that there is a cut that you could...

Sheila Martinez | Girls Who Grill Interview Series

Sheila Martinez | Girls Who Grill Interview Series

The last two features for my Girls Who Grill series were in my home state of Florida, so this time we're headed to Houston, Texas to chat with Sheila Martinez! I continue to be inspired by Sheila. While I see many woman cooking on Pellet Smokers, Sheila has truly...

Sheila Martinez’ Chenjeh Kebabs (Chunk Beef Kebabs)

Sheila Martinez’ Chenjeh Kebabs (Chunk Beef Kebabs)

The last two features for my Girls Who Grill series were in my home state of Florida, so this time we're headed to Houston, Texas to chat with Sheila Martinez! One look the Instagram page (you can follow her at @spiffergirl) of this wife and mom of two boys, and it's...

Ooey Gooey Juicy Lucy Burgers

Ooey Gooey Juicy Lucy Burgers

If you like a good extra cheesy burger, then you will love a Juicy Lucy burger! In this iconic recipe, the cheese is stuffed inside the beef patty to offer a luscious, extra cheesy bite with every bite. And the origin story of this burger is just as fun. Two different...

How to Grill Picanha or Coulotte Steak

How to Grill Picanha or Coulotte Steak

Picanha, or Coulotte Steak, is an amazing cut of beef that is a great alternative to ribeye or New York Strip Steak, and makes for a flavorful and tender cut for grilling. This picanha recipe gives an overview on how to cut and grill a picanha steak, which is also know as rump cap or top sirloin. `

How to Smoke Pastrami for a New York Deli Style Sandwich

How to Smoke Pastrami for a New York Deli Style Sandwich

When it comes to sandwich meats, there is one that stands apart from the others, and that is pastrami. The beautiful color, the spicy crust, it's like perfection on a plate — and the best part is it's easy to learn how to smoke pastrami. When I hear the word pastrami,...

Sheetpan Smoked BBQ Jack Meatballs

Sheetpan Smoked BBQ Jack Meatballs

This Smoked Meatballs on the Pellet Grill recipe is like a magical Unicorn, because finding a recipe that the entire family likes (including a 4 picky year old) is akin to finding a Unicorn. The beauty of this unicorn recipe is that it’s so darn easy and uses...

Chipotle Cherry Beef Jerky (Paleo and Whole30 approved)

Chipotle Cherry Beef Jerky (Paleo and Whole30 approved)

Chipotle Pepper and Cherries make for a slightly sweet smoky bite in beef jerky. Most commercially available Beef Jerky is loaded in MSG and nitrates, but this recipe is junk free with no weird ingredients and calls for Tamari or Coconut Aminos instead of soy sauce...

How to Achieve Perfect Grill Marks (Grill Grates Review)

How to Achieve Perfect Grill Marks (Grill Grates Review)

  Let's talk about grill marks. How do you get them, and are grill marks better than a seared brown crust on your steak? For years and years, the crosshatch grill marks seared into a nice cut of steak have been the pride of grillmasters all over the world. The...

Sous Vide + Grilled Steaks

Sous Vide + Grilled Steaks

Starting with Sou Vide and then finishing on the grill is the way to achieve a perfect cooked steak on the inside and out. After being a sous vide naysayer for a while, I have finally converted and can tell you it is a great way to cook a steak when finished on the grill for the perfect char and smoke.

Smoked Tri Tip with Chimichurri

Smoked Tri Tip with Chimichurri

Tri Tip with a twist Smoked Tri Tip finished with the fragrant and acidic Chimichurri make for the perfect bite. If you’ve never had Tri-Tip before, run, don’t walk, to your butcher and ask them to special order it for you- it’s a wonderful cut of meat,...

Smoked Bologna on the Pit Barrel Cooker

Smoked Bologna on the Pit Barrel Cooker

A lotta bologna In North Carolina, bologna is called “Preacher’s Steak" and in Mississippi, it is called “Mississippi Rib eye”. Most people don't know that it is actually a smoked sausage, and the name originates from Bologna, Italy where the American Bologna is the...

How to Grind Meat for Burgers

How to Grind Meat for Burgers

My latest contributing writer, Jon Solberg, has given instructions on how to grind your own burgers at home, even if you don't have a meat grinder!  - read all about Jon in his bio on my contributor’s page. Thanks for the awesome instructions Jon- grinding...

Bourbon and Coke Braised Short Ribs on the Pit Barrel Cooker

Bourbon and Coke Braised Short Ribs on the Pit Barrel Cooker

Beef short ribs for the win No offense to pork ribs, but when you are really hungry, a beef short rib, fully of mouthfuls of meaty goodness on the bone, is really what you want. These ribs are braised in one of my favorite cocktails, bourbon and coke, so you can pour...

Red, White and Blue Burgers on the Pitbarrel Cooker

Red, White and Blue Burgers on the Pitbarrel Cooker

Memorial Day is around the corner and this is the “official” kick-off of grilling season (though we know it is always grilling season if you love to grill!) Because you can’t kick off summer with any ordinary burger, I introduce the “red, white and blue” burger! This...

Beef Jerky on the Pit Barrel Cooker

Beef Jerky on the Pit Barrel Cooker

The key to cooking your jerky in the Pit Barrel is to start with a small, controlled fire and to keep an eye on your jerky to make sure it is not cooking too quickly. Expect a cook time of between 2-3 hours, adding charcoal as needed to maintain the fire but never...

How to Cook Tri Tip On The Big Green Egg

How to Cook Tri Tip On The Big Green Egg

The Legendary Tri Tip! Tri-Tip used to be hard to find on the east coast, but it is relatively easier to find these days than it used to be. If you want to try Trip Tip for the first time, do what I did and order it from a high-quality meat purveyor like Snake River...

Bacon, Blue Cheese and BBQ Bison Burgers

Bacon, Blue Cheese and BBQ Bison Burgers

Everyone thinks of burgers for 4th of July, but not necessarily bison burgers on this iconic National Holiday. If you’ve never had bison, you are truly missing out because it is a leaner, nutrient-dense alternative to ground beef that is tasty AND good for you. Kick...

Smoked Beef Short Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Beef Short Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Beef short ribs are all the rage these days and it seems like every food truck and trending restaurant is serving them. For the last few weeks, I have been eyeing the great looking short ribs I’ve been seeing at Doris Italian Market, our local butcher, and been...

Sriracha Skirt Steak Empanadas

Sriracha Skirt Steak Empanadas

I’ve been a big fan of sriracha for years. And it seems that people are catching on to how awesome Sriracha is. I was pretty stoked to see Stubb’s making a Sriracha "Anytime Sauce", which was the inspiration for this empanada recipe. Another thing I’m a little...

Brisket and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Brisket and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Kraft Barbecue Sauce celebrated the launch of their newly revamped line of sauces with no high fructose corn syrup and high-quality ingredients like tomatoes, sweet molasses, cider vinegar and cane sugar. I decided to put the sauce to the test at a tailgate this past...

Cognac Bacon Cheddar Burgers

Cognac Bacon Cheddar Burgers

Cheeseburgers are about as all American as you can get but I decided to give this one a bit of a French twist by adding cognac, dijon mustard, shallots and a good amount of butter!   Did you enjoy these cognac and bacon cheeseburgers?...

Marinated Steak Skewers With Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

Marinated Steak Skewers With Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

I'm all about keeping it simple {+ cost effective} when serving dinner for a crowd.  I caught a great sale this week on boneless shoulder steaks, a cut of steak that quite honestly I've often ignored thinking it would be too tough to work with. I cubed up...

Vegetarian Friendly: Grilled Black Bean Mojo Burger

Vegetarian Friendly: Grilled Black Bean Mojo Burger

Truth be told I've never tried a Black Bean Burger prior to making one for this post.  I've seen them on menus at my favorite vegetarian restaurants and have always been curious. My favorite beans to make {and eat/inhale} are Cuban Black Beans and the base...

How to Reverse Sear Steak

How to Reverse Sear Steak

You’ve seen the awesome char marks you get when you order a steak from a nice steakhouse. You can find steak perfection at home without the expensive restaurant prices. Achieve the perfect sear on your steak by using the “Reverse Sear” grilling method. The Reverse...

How to Make the Best Corned Beef Brisket for St. Patrick’s Day

How to Make the Best Corned Beef Brisket for St. Patrick’s Day

Ellen Pease is the newest contributor to GrillGrrrl.com. She is an old friend I'm so happy to have reconnected with — we were camp counselors together in Rocky Mountain National Park back in our 20s! My how time flies. Now Ellen co-owns a sassy gourmet crepe food...

Labor Day Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Labor Day Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, what are you going to cook on your day off? Ahh, decisions, decisions. Let me inspire you with some of my favorite recipes to feed a crowd and impress your friends. (All titles below link to original recipe and directions). West Indies...

Torta Burgers with Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

Torta Burgers with Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

This burger is the brainchild of my husband who spent a few years living in New Mexico after graduating from the University of Montana. It was Scott’s night to cook a few weeks ago and he did not disappoint with these super stacked and stuffed burgers. If you google...

Bacon Cheddar Sliders with BBQ Bacon Remoulade

Bacon Cheddar Sliders with BBQ Bacon Remoulade

My dad is a movie buff,  he can watch the same movie over and over again. He spouts out random movie trivia - it's one of the quirky things about him that I love so much. One of his favorite movies 'Field of Dreams' (which was nominated for 3 Oscars) combines his...

Hawaiian Chicken Burger with Pineapple Sriracha Mayo Sauce

Hawaiian Chicken Burger with Pineapple Sriracha Mayo Sauce

The summer is here and burger season is upon us.  I love a regular burger with oozy melted cheese and all of the fixings - you can never go wrong with that! If you're looking for a burger that isn't traditional to wow your guests, then the Hawaiian Aloha Chicken...

#SuperBowl Recipes for a Rockin’ Game Day

#SuperBowl Recipes for a Rockin’ Game Day

I can't believe it's that time again. I'm just recovering from the Holidays, and now I get a day to cheat on my diet and eat large amounts of finger food for the day! Here are my favorite recipes that will make for a a well fed crowd at your house. Even if your team...

Better Than Sex Brisket Recipe

Better Than Sex Brisket Recipe

Since I originally created this recipe back in 2013, Brisket has tremendously risen in popularity and for good reason, when done the right way, it is DELICIOUS! But let’s not kid ourselves, it takes work. There is a reason that BBQ is called LOW and SLOW. But if...

How To Cook A Winning Tri Tip

How To Cook A Winning Tri Tip

Tri-Tip: A regional favorite that leaves many scratching their heads By Jesse Black There’s a good chance that many of you have never heard of Tri-Tip. (The cut of beef from the bottom sirloin, so-named because of it’s triangular shape.) This savory, meaty morsel tips...

Top Ten 4th of July Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Top Ten 4th of July Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Fourth of July is one of the biggest grilling holidays of the year, so it is time to put your grilling game face on. This is your chance to show the world what a smart, clever grilling God/Goddess you are! This means no hot dogs or hamburgers! Here are my top ten...

French Dip Sandwiches: Great Use of Leftover Prime Rib!

French Dip Sandwiches: Great Use of Leftover Prime Rib!

What to do when you have a large amount of Prime Rib leftover? Make French Dip sammies of course! This is a quick and easy crowd pleaser that is suitable for a hearty lunch or dinner. If you don't have prime rib in the house, you can always buy deli roast beef but it...

Standing Rib Roast, ie; Prime Rib on the Grill

Standing Rib Roast, ie; Prime Rib on the Grill

This prime rib came out beautifully and the rub created a nice aromatic crust. No photoshopping on this photo, it just came out that good! :)I never grew up having Prime Rib for the Holidays, but I’ve heard that it’s a staple in many a Holiday Kitchen, so I thought...

How To Grill The Perfect Steak on The Big Green Egg

How To Grill The Perfect Steak on The Big Green Egg

While the Big Green Egg does low and slow and hot and fast, I think some people still find that grilling the perfect steak on the BGE can be a little daunting. Most people most likely started out on a different grill and worked up to a Big Green Egg, and had their...

#Winning Guinness Chipotle Chili Recipe

#Winning Guinness Chipotle Chili Recipe

This is a really hearty chipotle chili as it includes using a dark beer such as Guinness or a porter. Combined with black beans, sirloin meat and the kick of chipotle peppers and you have a real winner on your hands. I've shared this recipe on the blog before, but it...

Indonesian Beef Skewers

Indonesian Beef Skewers

I friended Freek on Facebook as we had a lot of mutual BBQ contacts. The Netherlands is a country that is crazy about grilling and BBQ- I have a lot of friends from that country who are world class grillers and I'm adding Freek to the list. This recipe is straight...

How to Grill Chateaubriand (Beef Tenderloin) on the Big Green Egg

How to Grill Chateaubriand (Beef Tenderloin) on the Big Green Egg

When I got this beautiful piece of meat from Snake River Farms, I was a little intimidated. I mean, you don't get to grill a Chateaubriand, the choicest cut of Beef Tenderloin available, everyday. My parents were in town so there was cause for celebration, and I was...

John Offerdahl’s Ultimate Stuffed Inside Line Burger

John Offerdahl’s Ultimate Stuffed Inside Line Burger

Here's a full recipe from John Offerdahl, the Gridiron Griller!  For eight years, this all-pro linebacker for the Miami Dolphins prowled the NFL’s gridiron, looking for football or foe to devour. Now he’s roaming South Florida’s backyards and tailgates...

BBQ Nachos – Super Bowl of Nachos

BBQ Nachos – Super Bowl of Nachos

Chris Grove of NibbleMeThis, is an all star griller and when I saw these bbq nachos, I new they'd be perfect for "tailgating 2.0". Here are Chris' directions: "I smoked a pork butt this weekend (click here to find why this cut from the shoulder is called a...

Patio Daddio’s County Fair Onion Burgers

Patio Daddio’s County Fair Onion Burgers

"Fair food always gives us a chance to indulge in some great barbecue that we don't normally get to enjoy. This recipe is great twist on a classic: County Fair Onion Burgers. They're easy to make and mouthwatering.  All you really need is a quarter-pounder...

3 Pepper Wagyu Beef Sliders

3 Pepper Wagyu Beef Sliders

All about the beef: Wagyu and Kobe I’m sure you’ve heard of “Wagyu” and “Kobe” beef and are wondering what the difference is. Wagyu is the breed of cow used to produce Kobe style beef. Called Kobe if raised in the Kobe region, Wagyu if raised out of the country....

Cilantro Lime Beef Satay

Cilantro Lime Beef Satay

Everyone knows I really like making skewers. I mean, who doesn't love meat on a stick? In Southeast Asian cuisine, there's a popular dish called satay that consists of meat or vegetables that have been seasoned, skewered and grilled and served on a stick. This recipe...

Baja Chicken & Slaw Sliders

Baja Chicken & Slaw Sliders

With summer on its way out and football season around the corner, it's time to break out some delicious tailgate certified recipes to bid summer farewell. But on the bright side, we can welcome a new season of pigskin, foam fingers and body paint. Here is a tasty Baja...

Caveman Style Steak

Caveman Style Steak

My husband and dad were weary of me using such an expensive cut of meat like a Porterhouse steak to try Steven Raichlen’s “Caveman Style” grilling technique, but I just had to try it. The “Caveman” style of grilling meat as introduced by Raichlen on his Primal Grill...

Chimichurri recipes and The Weber Grilling App

Chimichurri recipes and The Weber Grilling App

Chimichurri is a major flavor profile down here in South Florida with our Latin culinary inspiration, and so when Yvonne Aguerro made a comment about “Chimichurri Burgers” for the “Burger Society” giveaway, I knew I had a winner on my hands. This Latin inspired burger...

Dead End BBQ and Knoxville Roll Out the Red Carpet

Dead End BBQ and Knoxville Roll Out the Red Carpet

I had the wonderful opportunity to teach a women’s BBQ class at Dead End BBQ in Knoxville, TN. In the case that you are not familiar with Knoxville- let me give you some info. Knoxville is a perfect sized town, not too big or too small, with lots of charm and Southern...

Chili Lime Skirt Steak Fajitas

Chili Lime Skirt Steak Fajitas

Skirt steak fajitas are one of my favorite things to make. I lived in San Antonio when I was younger and got spoiled with good Tex Mex at a young age. While many people will make their fajitas with flank steak, Texans know that a fajita is only a fajita when made with...

Sage Quinoa Meatloaf on the Grill with Curried Acorn Squash

Sage Quinoa Meatloaf on the Grill with Curried Acorn Squash

Once a month my blogger buddies and I publish our recipes that were developed on 4 randomly chosen ingredients, very much like a grilling bloggers version of the Food Network's own "chopped". The only rules to this exercise are that the protein must be cooked on the...

Take Your Grill to Work Part 2: Chicken and Beef Satay

Take Your Grill to Work Part 2: Chicken and Beef Satay

Here's part 2 of "Taking your grill to work" with Jeff Deverter  including everything you need to make chicken and beef satay but first, a quick video.   Now for those recipes... Did you enjoy this chicken and beef satay? Check out...

Grilling at Work Series: Part One featuring Jeff Deverter

Grilling at Work Series: Part One featuring Jeff Deverter

Being GrillGirl has its perks. I get to meet lots of nice people all with one passion: GRILLING! Jeff Deverter is a grilling enthusiast I met via my blog and we share grilling adventures with each other. You can check out his adventures here:...

Mesquite Smoked Beef Tenderloin on the Big Green Egg

Mesquite Smoked Beef Tenderloin on the Big Green Egg

My father is an excellent griller and lover of all things BBQ-ed so I thought I'd share his most recent culinary endeavors on his Big Green Egg. As many of you know, a Big Green Egg is a ceramic grill/smoker that cooks at high heat to sear the meats and keep them...

Sirloin Sliders, aka Mini Burgers

Sirloin Sliders, aka Mini Burgers

Well, this is not rocket science but it puts a fun spin on your standard hamburger. The mini burger idea is appealing because it is so versatile, depending on the occasion and setting. While one can make sliders as the main course, they are also a fun appetizer for...

Mediterranean Sammies

Mediterranean Sammies

  This is a light yet SUPREMELY SATISFYING Mediterranean style sandwich that offers a nice alternative to your traditional ham and cheese (BORING!).   https://grillgirl.com/2018/04/cedar-planked-pizza-on-the-grill/...

Healthy Burger Alternative: Buffalo Burgers

Wild game is not something I would have ever considered eating until I dined at Ted's Montana Grill restaurant a while ago. This opened my eyes to a totally different burger experience!! Buffalo meat is much leaner than beef and is also extremely high in iron and B...

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