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Cooking Essentials: All About Beef

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Cook the delicious beef dishes you crave! Discover the techniques and tips you need for perfectly cooked meatballs, steaks, roasts and more.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Raquel Pelzel
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Cook your best beef ever! Join award-winning food writer and cookbook author Raquel Pelzel as you master cooking techniques for seven mouthwatering cuts of beef. Start by learning how to shop for everyone's affordable favorite —-- ground beef. Then, get Raquel's tips for shaping and pan-frying incredibly juicy meatballs and burgers, and tenderize flank steak for a super-simple stir-fry. Next, enjoy pan-seared skirt steak in a creamy mushroom sauce and create a light Thai-style hanger steak salad that's ideal for weeknight dinners. T-bone and porterhouse will become your go-to steaks once you learn how to sear-roast these large cuts to perfection. Plus, make lip-smacking short ribs braised in a chocolate stout mole sauce, and discover the secrets to pot roast that melts in your mouth. Finally, never fear cooking for large crowds again with Raquel's techniques for always-impressive prime rib roast!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, cookbook author and food writer Raquel Pelzel. Preview the techniques and delicious dishes that are covered in the class, then get ready to indulge in succulent burgers, juicy pot roast, and mouthwatering flavors from around the world.
2. Ground Beef: Burgers
3. Ground Beef: Meatballs
4. Flank Steak
5. Skirt & Hanger Steaks
6. T-Bone & Porterhouse Steaks
7. Short Ribs
8. Pot Roast
9. Prime Rib Roast

Taught by

Raquel Pelzel
Raquel Pelzel
Raquel Pelzel is an award-winning food writer and cookbook author. She began her career as a pastry chef in Boston before becoming an editor at Cook's Illustrated and a senior food editor and test kitchen director for Tasting Table. She has written for publications including Saveur, The Wall Street Journal and Everyday with Rachael Ray, and has authored and co-authored more than a dozen cookbooks.

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