Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jo Ann Brown has tested.

Two barbecue pork burgers with slaw and barbecue sauce stacked on top of each other.

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

Three burger buns topped with sesame seeds on a wooden surface.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmony? There are a lot more lovely things to be said about these pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

A few pieces of grilled kale stacked on a white plate.

Grilled Kale

Summer’s answer to the kale chip. Chewy, nutty, smoky, healthy, and unfathomly impossible to resist.

Spinach falafel on a cutting board with some tucked into a pita, and a bowl of parsley tahini sauce.

Spinach Falafel

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and at home in a pita. That’s our fave definition of falafel. And this unconventional and healthful riff is our fave incarnation of it.

Several small salt-roasted potatoes surrounded by a bed of browned salt.

Salt-Roasted Potatoes

This recipe turns out obscenely aromatic, ridiculously moist spuds the likes of which you ain’t ever seen before. And you thought potatoes were boring.

Eight beef empanadas on a rectangular platter with a bowl of relish on the side.

Beef Empanadas

Savory little somethings with a surprise for those of you unfamiliar with the flamboyant flavors of Latin America.

Steak sandwich pieces side-by-side and stacked on top of each other on a wooden table.

Steak Sandwich

Seared steak. Caramelized onions. Warm ciabatta. Sounds like something we’re not going to want to share. (And yes, this works perfectly with that leftover steak you have in the fridge.)

Two copper glasses filled with mint julep with straws sticking out from them and mint leaves scattered around.

Mint Julep

We’re thinking about petitioning for the word “julep” to officially function as a verb as well as a noun. Julep us!