10 Cooking Hacks: Meats

Blossom Lady
Apr 10, 2022 04:53 AM
10 Cooking Hacks: Meats

Here are the top 10 keys to cooking meat safely and perfectly to impress your friends and family. The most important thing when cooking meat is to be very mindful and carefully control the cooking temperature. Meat can overcook and dry out within minutes.

1. Mash Your Hamburger

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Need finely separated hamburger bits rather than chunks? Use a potato masher to make fine pieces when browning hamburger.
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2. Browned Meat

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Meat browns more easily when dry. Blot with a paper towel before adding to hot oil.
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3. Bonus With Bones

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Cooking with the bones left in makes meat cook a bit faster. The bones hold in the heat and distribute it more evenly throughout the meat.
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4. Let It Rest

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Meat continues cooking when you take it off the heat. Allow it to rest and seal in the juices before cutting and eating.
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5. Broth Cubes

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Chicken and beef broth usually comes in large containers, so there is usually some left over. Freeze the extra broth in ice cube trays to toss into future recipes.
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6. Best Burgers

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
When making meatballs or patties, mix your meat and seasonings first. Then make a small patty to cook and taste before making the batch. Adjust seasonings as needed.
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7. Temperature Test

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Check the temperature of meats with a meat thermometer instead of cutting with a knife. The thermometer better gauges doneness and juices don't run out.
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8. Save The Bacon

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Cut the new bacon package in half and store in a zipper plastic bag. The size is better for cooking and easier to store.
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9. Pale Gravy

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
Add just a few grains of instant coffee to the gravy. This adds a rich color without changing the taste.
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10. Tender Touch

10 Cooking Hacks: Meats
For tender, juicy chicken breasts, soak them in buttermilk in the fridge for 3-4 hours before breading and frying.
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