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

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
  • 0
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.

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  • 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.

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

Compost Cookies®

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

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Bacon cheeseburger pizza. Because sometimes, it’s just too difficult to choose between a bacon cheeseburger and a pizza.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

This eggplant Parmesan isn’t exactly traditional, and we consider that a darn good thing. We defy you to try it and not like it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Roast Pork Tacos Recipe

Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.

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  • 25 M
  • 9 H
  • 4
The Best Hot Dog Recipe

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Mini-Funnel Cakes Recipe

Mini Funnel Cakes

Remember how you’d beg your parents for funnel cakes as a kid during the state fair? Now you can have as many as you want.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
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