Down home cookin’. What does that really mean? It means the food isn’t just a decoration for the plate, it’s made for chowing down. It’s hearty and maybe not healthy. Barbecued ribs qualify. Especially, when they’re spiced & glazed up with a root beer marinade. Fire up the grill, we’ve got the recipe right here.
What’s the point of any food that isn’t “comfort food”? Seriously. You want to eat something painful? Uncomfortable? Didn’t think so. Try this simple one-pot meal that includes ingredients from all three Man Food Groups: meat, cheese and noodles. It’s so comforting, you might fall asleep after eating.
Pound for pound, bite for bite, Mexican food is the most comforting of all comfort cuisines. And enchiladas, with their spicy sauce and cheese-loaded goodness, just can’t be beat. Learn how to make mean beef enchiladas at home and you’ll feel like a real bandito.
Jerky is an ancient, traditional man food. Dried, spiced meats have been enjoyed by us carnivores for thousands of years. It is foundational. But the ultra-processed, shrink-wrapped stuff you find in the gas station is no bueno. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make your own much healthier, more tasty jerky. We’ve got three recipes, give one a try.
The Japanese have a saying roughly translated, means “salmon is good for man pencil,” which is just awesome. And one of the most awesome ways to cook it: salmon teriyaki is something you gotta try. It’s easy, the secret is …
One level above frying an egg is the frontier of the grilled cheese sandwich. But, if you think you’re limited to just bread, butter and cheese you’re selling your sammy short. The ubiquitous grilled cheese can be made at least 1000 ways. Here are 11 to try out.
You know who invented chicken skewers? Cavemen. Well, maybe they used Pteradactyl, but the prep is pretty much the same. Put meat on stick then cook. This slightly more detailed recipe will show you how to do it right in the age of gas grills, plates and stuff.
There’s something about eating meat right off the bone that speaks to the caveman in all of us. Add a few beers and maybe a waitress in orange booty shorts and sheer pantyhose and … Oops, sorry—those wings are powerful things. Learn how to cook them yourself and you’ll be one evolutionary step closer to becoming a civilized man. Sort of.
Most of the world’s greatest foods are handheld items: the pizza slice, the burrito, the bagel, etc. And let’s not forget, the taco. Basically, it’s a vessel to get your dinner from the plate to your face with minimal effort. And it works. What you put inside the taco is up to you but this week, we’ve got a great recipe for chicken tacos. It’s easy; really easy actually.
Chili is grade-A man food. Why does it qualify? Well, because it’s easy. You make it in one pot and then eat it with a spoon. It contains beef & beer. If somewhere along the line your recipe needs a little more kick, a couple more splashes of beer, or ends up getting too spicy, you can adjust as it cooks. Learn to make your own and be the master of your menu.