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

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings? As in, chicken wings without the butter, deep-frying, or grease-splattered stovetop? Count us in.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Reuben Sandwich

Smoked beef brisket. Thousand Island dressing. Swiss cheese. Sauerkraut. And rye bread. Oh baby, what a swell recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

“Simple.” “Sloppy and delicious.” “No-fuss.” ‘WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this easy peasy braised pulled pork.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 10 H, 15 M
  • 2
Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe

Homemade Hot Sauce

Hot peppers. Salt. Vinegar. And patience. Believe it or not, that’s all you need to create the best hot sauce ever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 7 D
  • 7
Poutine Recipe

Poutine

Thankfully for those of us seeking to satiate our craving for obscenely indulgent Canadian poutine, it’s no longer a little-known entity.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Jamie Oliver's Steak Sandwich Recipe

Steak Sandwich

Seared steak. Caramelized onions. Warm ciabatta. Sounds like something we’re not going to want to share.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Spiced Pecans Recipe

Spiced Pecans

“Super easy.” “Great with beer.” “Disappear fast.” “Yummy!” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Homesick Texan's Shredded Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Shredded beef. Gooey cheese. Mild sauce. Just 20 minutes in the oven. And compliments all around. Thanks, Homesick Texan.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 2
Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s proof.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin + bacon = pork to the nth degree. Any objections? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Grilled Beer-Braised Bratwursts Recipe

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst

Imagine the smoke from these grilled brats shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookies Recipe

Compost Cookies®

Don’t knock this till you try its buttery, potato chip-y, chocolate-y, coffee-y goodness. Trust us on this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
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