Since this savory sauce uses beef broth, instead of the pan drippings, it can be made ahead. Add arrowroot only when ready to serve. I usually use white mushrooms; I have also used chanterelles.
Slow-Baked Beef Brisket with Gravy
This brisket and gravy recipe is unbelievably easy and flavorful. Put it in the oven for four to five hours and forget about it! Pair with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans for a dinner that will get rave reviews. Store leftovers in gravy and add new sides to make it last for two more dinners.
This makes a great appetizer and afternoon snack! It is also good using ham and cheese. beef and sauerkraut
This is a great recipe for Reuben pizza that I got from a friend. If you can't find whole wheat bread dough, I've used white and I've also made my own.
Chef John's Beef on Weck Sandwiches
Welcome to one of this country's most delicious unknown sandwiches, the Beef on Weck. This simple but brilliant creation features thinly sliced, horseradish-covered roast beef piled high on a freshly baked kummelweck roll. When you add a steaming ramekin of fresh beef jus for dunking, you'll understand why this is the pride of Western New York (sorry, chicken wings). Serve with chips or fries and pickles on the side.
Chef John's Paper Pork Shoulder
This 'paper pork' was inspired by a technique for smoking beef brisket that involves wrapping the meat in parchment paper after a certain point in the cooking process, in an effort to keep the meat moist and succulent. I decided to try it for an oven-roasted pork shoulder, wrapping it from the beginning, and it came out so perfectly tender and juicy, I've been doing it that way ever since.
Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip
This recipe is easy to throw together and goes over great at potlucks. Doubling the recipe makes the perfect amount to fit in my 5-quart slow cooker. Turn up the heat by using hot salsa and jalapenos. Serve with tortilla chips.