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A Meat Lovers Heaven

Are you one of the meat lovers? When it comes to eating meat, you’re either really into all the different types of meat, or you really don’t care one way or the other. The world is divided as to how much meat we should be eating, and if we should be eating any at all. But all of these conspiracy theories created by people who love to shake the world, should not distract you away from the benefits of meat.

I admit, eating it in large quantities is not going to do your digestive system any good. But meat is something you’re most likely only going to eat once a day, in your evening meal. When you do, you’re getting so much protein and vitamins and minerals, that it would be a shame to give it all up. And some people have to eat meat or they’ll get sick!

But for those of you who are serious meat lovers, giving up is just not on the agenda. Eating meat is life, and the flavors it creates, and the texture it adds to a dish, just can’t be replicated. This article is dedicated to those of you who know you just can’t live without your meat fix. I’m going to show you the different ways you can step up your meat game.

Countries around the world have taken cooling meat to the next level, and simply sticking it in the pan and waiting for it not to be raw is not an option anymore. So if you’re ready to step up your game, sit back and relax, and see what you think of these ideas.

A Meat Lovers Heaven

Different Ways of Cooking Meat

Let’s start off with the most important part. So many of people are missing out on beautiful tasting meat, simply because they stick to cooking it in the pan with just a little bit of olive oil or butter to make sure that it doesn’t stick. But this is most definitely not the way you should be cooking your meat, especially if you’re always looking for the finest tasting option.

True meat lovers own a smoker. Smoking meats is what so many big chain restaurants do in the U.S., and what nearly all of the smaller family businesses use. It’s literally the secret key–that’s not so secret–however, many people just don’t implement this cooking method.

You can get little smokers that can sit in your garden while your meat is slowly smoke-cooked. This type of cooking method is the best with brisket and steaks, simply because it produces that deep smokey flavor while leaving the meat so tender and juicy. You’d have to do your research as to how long to cook each meat, but generally, you’ll have to learn by trial and error. This is a super good, long term investment, and I promise you won’t regret it if you give it a go for the summer!

Different Meats To Try

If you call yourself a meat lover, I have this question for you: How often do you venture outside the common two? The two types of meat that most people seem to eat are chicken and beef. Pork seems to be the meat left out of the picture so often, but it’s one of the most flavorsome meats when you cook it right. But this is the part that so many people get wrong, including myself. How many times have I made pork and ended up with a dry lump of meat? I’ve lost count. My husband, on the other hand, makes an awesome pork steak that is juicy and flavorful! Go figure.

The problem with cooking port often starts with the cut. If you don’t get a good cut of meat, it won’t come out right. So first of all, think about sourcing something such as brine pork ribs. Ribs are massively underestimated, but when seen on a menu in a restaurant, soon they get the standing ovation they deserve.

However, at home, it’s just not common to see pork ribs. Here’s the scoop: This dish starts in the morning. Get a big enough dish, and coat the ribs in your favorite BBQ sauce. Go a bit fancy, and source one that you know restaurants use. Leave it to soak all day, and then slow roast them in the oven in the evening. That strong BBQ flavor, alongside juicy slow-cooked meat, is a winning combination. Have a side dish of beans, corn on the cob, and maybe a few chips or fries, and you’ve got yourself a succulent meat dish we know you’ve been sleeping on!

The Best Country for Meat Lovers

If you really love meat, then you should definitely think about going on a little meat lovers adventure around the States. So many restaurants serve the craziest meats, cooked to perfection. Just going there simply to eat food is enough, but you’re all aware of the super cool things you could do alongside that. So do your research, and find out what states are the best for well-cooked meats!

And don’t stick to the obvious, sit-down restaurants either. Some of the best pulled pork I’ve ever had was cooked in a smoker in the parking lot of an Ollie’s in Maryland.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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