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Rendang

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Rendang is a rich and tender coconut beef stew from Indonesia, celebrated for its profound complexity of flavors. Originating from the Minangkabau ethnic group of West Sumatra, it's cooked slowly in coconut milk and a paste of mixed ground spices, known as "pemasak." Rendang is often served at ceremonial occasions to honor guests, making it not just a recipe, but a cultural heritage of Indonesia. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 3 hours Resting Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes Serving: 6 Ingredients: - 2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 2-inch cubes - 2 cans coconut milk (about 800 ml total) - 1 lemongrass stalk, bruised - 4 kaffir lime leaves - 2 cups water - 2 tablespoons tamarind paste Spice Paste (Ground Together): - 10 dried chilies, soaked to soften - 5 shallots - 3 cloves of garlic - 2-inch piece of ginger - 2-inch piece of galangal - 1 teaspoon turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon coriander seed

Smoked Turkey

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Looking to up your turkey game? Smoking is a great way to infuse bold flavors and juicy tenderness into your bird. Try this easy recipe for a tasty treat. Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 10 hours Resting time: N/A Total time: 10 hrs 20 mins Serves: 12 Ingredients : - 1 whole turkey (10 pounds), neck and giblets removed - 4 cloves garlic, crushed - 2 tablespoons seasoned salt - 1/2 cup butter - 2 cans (12 fluid ounces each) cola-flavored carbonated beverage - 1 medium apple, quartered - 1 medium onion, quartered - 1 tablespoon garlic powder - 1 tablespoon salt - 1 tablespoon ground black pepper - 2 cups hickory wood chips, or more as needed (optional) Method : - Preheat a smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C). - Rinse the turkey under cold water and pat dry. Rub crushed garlic over the outside of the turkey and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Transfer to a disposable roasting pan. - Fill the turkey cavity wi

Gỏi cuốn (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

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Dive into the vibrant world of Vietnamese cuisine with this recipe for Colorful Vietnamese Spring Rolls. These rolls are a feast for the eyes and the palate, featuring a rainbow of fresh vegetables, succulent shrimp, and tender rice noodles, all wrapped in delicate rice paper. Perfect for a light meal or a starter, they're as healthy as they are delicious. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Resting Time: N/A Total Time: 35 minutes Serving: 4 (2 rolls per serving) Ingredients: - 8 rice paper wrappers - 1 cup cooked shrimp, halved lengthwise - 1 cup vermicelli rice noodles, cooked and cooled - 1/2 cup carrots, julienned - 1/2 cup cucumber, julienned - 1/2 cup red bell pepper, julienned - 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves - 1/4 cup fresh cilantro - Lettuce leaves - Hoisin sauce, for dipping - Crushed peanuts, for garnish Method: - Prepare Ingredients: - Have all your fillings (shrimp, vegetables, herbs, noodles) prep

Sloppy Joes

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A Sloppy Joe is a sandwich made with ground beef and onions in a tomato-based sauce, typically served on a hamburger bun. Its origins are believed to trace back to Sioux City, Iowa, in the 1930s, where it was reportedly created by a cook named Joe. Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 30 min Resting time: N/A Total time: 35 min Serves: 6 Ingredients : - 1/4 cup chopped onion - 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder - 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or to taste) - 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper - 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (or to taste) - 6 hamburger buns, split - 3/4 cup ketchup (or to taste) - Salt and ground black pepper to taste - 1 pound lean ground beef Method : - Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir lean ground beef in the hot skillet until some of the fat starts to render, about 3 to 4 minutes. - Add onion and bell pepper; continue to cook until vegetables have softened and beef is cooked through, about 3 to 5 more minutes. -

BBQ Chicken Wings

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This recipe for baked BBQ chicken wings is a straightforward appetizer ideal for game days and gatherings. These crispy wings are coated in a delightful sweet and tangy sauce. Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 40 min Resting time: N/A Total time: 55 Serves: 4 Ingredients : - 2 pounds chicken wings, separated into wingettes and drummettes - ¾ cup barbecue sauce - 1 teaspoon kosher salt - 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper - 2 teaspoons baking powder - Vegetable oil, for oiling wire rack - 1 tablespoon chopped chives or green onions, optional Method : - Position the oven rack in the middle and preheat to 450°F (232°C). Line a large baking sheet with foil. Use a folded paper towel to apply vegetable oil to both sides of a wire rack or use cooking spray. Place the greased rack inside the baking sheet. - Line a separate baking sheet or plate with paper towels. Place the chicken wings and drummettes on top and pat them thoroughly dry with mor

Sirloin Steak

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This sirloin steak recipe is accompanied by an intensely garlicky butter, elevating it to a melt-in-your-mouth delight! I've yet to encounter another steak that rivals the perfection of this dish. When indulging in steak, never compromise on flavor, even if it means a few extra calories. Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 10 min Resting time: N/A Total time: 30 min Serves: 8 Ingredients : - 4 cloves garlic, minced - 4 pounds beef top sirloin steaks - 2 teaspoons garlic powder - ½ cup butter - Salt and pepper to taste Method : - Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat and lightly oil the grate. - In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the minced garlic and garlic powder. Set aside. - Season both sides of each steak with salt and pepper. - Place the steaks on the preheated grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure they reach 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium don

Chili Con Carne

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Embrace the rich flavors of the Southwest with this hearty and traditional Chili Con Carne recipe. This dish is a robust blend of ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and spices, slow-cooked to perfection. It's a staple of American cuisine with deep roots in Tex-Mex traditions, ideal for warming up any dinner or gathering. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Resting Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes Serving: 6 Ingredients: - 2 lbs ground beef - 1 large onion, diced - 3 cloves of garlic, minced - 2 (15 oz) cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed - 2 (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes - 3 tablespoons tomato paste - 2 tablespoons chili powder - 1 tablespoon ground cumin - 1 teaspoon smoked paprika - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste) - 2 cups beef broth - Salt and black pepper to taste - Optional garnishes: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions Method: - Brown