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

Three small turkey burgers with onions, parsley, avocado on a white plate

Southwestern Turkey Sliders

The number one complaint of folks who don’t like turkey burgers is dryness. Number two is blandness. This recipe is neither.

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Casserole dish with cooked sliced potatoes covered with cheese and sprinkled with thyme

Potatoes Dauphinoise

Potatoes. Cream. Cheese. And a French lineage. We really don’t think comfort food gets any more comfort-y than this.

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Pureed Potatoes Recipe

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.

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Three crockery bowls filled with cooked shrimp in smoked paprika oil

Shrimp With Smoked Paprika

Succulent shrimp swimming in a smoked-paprika-and-garlic olive oil bath. Call it a spa for crustaceans.

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.

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Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

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Hot Brown Sandwich

Hot Brown Sandwich

An easy and iconic excuse to smother leftover turkey with bacon and a bubbling hot cheese sauce. Maybe Thanksgiving should come more than once a year.

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Skillet Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Skillet Enchiladas

Made in a single pan with so much ease you’ll be wanting to make them every night. We dare so you’ll hear no complaints.

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Marinated Steak Recipe

Korean Style Steak

Dust that snow off the grill. This Korean style marinade comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its magic. Lucky you.

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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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Texas Brisket Recipe

Texas Brisket

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

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Best New York Deli Potato Salad Recipe

Best Potato Salad

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

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Breakfast Burger Recipe

Breakfast Burger

Made with egg, bacon, Cheddar, and a brioche bun, this breakfast burger certainly sounds like breakfast to us!

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