Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe

A turkey cranberry sandwich with stuffing and gravy and all that Thanksgiving goodness sounds sorta good right now, doesn’t it? We can help

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
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Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe

So crazily satisfying you may just find yourself making Thanksgiving dinner more than once a year.

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  • 20 M
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe

Even better than the ones at the Renaissance festival. And all it takes is a simple brine and a little patience.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 2

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst Recipe

We like to imagine the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

This is the sandwich from South Philly that’s had everyone talking for years. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
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Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Pulled pork sandwiches. They’re as American as apple pie—and, if hash tags, can be trusted, far trendier. It’s not hard to understand why. Knee-wobblingly tender and ridiculously rich pulled pork collides with a cool, crisp, tangy coleslaw to terrific effect.

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  • 13 H, 25 M
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Best Potato Salad Recipe

Best potato salad ever. That’s what folks are saying about this easy and, dare we say, elegant spud salad.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
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Texas Brisket Recipe

No rub. No sauce. Just perfectly smoked bbq brisket exquisiteness. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 25 M
  • 18 H, 30 M
  • 6

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

We can’t help falling in love with the sweet, smoky, salty, nutty flavors of Elvis’s favorite sandwich—peanut butter, bacon, and banana—in a rich, gooey, messy pie.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Barbecue Beef Ribs Recipe

These ridiculously tender ribs take minimal effort yet taste like they were carefully tended all day. And don’t even get us started on the magnificently smooth brown sugar and bourbon barbecue sauce.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 8

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs Recipe

These barbecued beef back ribs are tender and robustly meaty and sweetly spicy and they’re gonna make you the envy of the neighborhood.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Recipe

This isn’t a recipe. It’s a reminder. You know, of summer and laziness and the magic of ice cream sandwiches for dinner.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
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