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with Raquel Pelzel
Online Class

Cooking Essentials: All About Beef

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 2h53m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

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

2. Ground Beef: Burgers

Prepare a savory meal with one of the most affordable cuts of beef: ground beef. Learn how to select the right type of ground beef for your recipes and a simple technique for making your own custom ground beef blend. You'll also discover ingredients that will add layers of richness and flavor to your burgers.

3. Ground Beef: Meatballs

3. Ground Beef: Meatballs

Add another classic -- and tasty -- ground beef dish to your recipe box with Raquel's flavor-packed meatballs. You'll get step-by-step instruction on the right way to prep and mix the ingredients. Plus, learn the best method for rolling and pan-frying meatballs to ensure the juiciest results!