Joel Jenkins, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joel Jenkins has tested.

A bacon Swiss burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and dill pickle chips.

Bacon Swiss Burger

This smash burger delivers a satisfying sizzle as the burgers meet heat and, even more satisfying, attain that elusive crusty exterior while maintaining an astoundingly juicy interior.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A grilled cheese sandwich with peppers is cut in half and stacked on a china plate with a jar of pepper jelly on the side

Grilled Cheese with Peppers

For those of us who get a little anxious when we don’t have a bottle of hot sauce within reach. Unconventional? Yes. Comforting as the classic? Also yes.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
A platter of pickle-brined fried chicken with pieces of dill pickle, and a bottle of beer.

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! Folks are calling it fried chicken perfection. And you won’t want to skip the Sriracha honey dipping sauce.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
A slab of barbecued beef back ribs cut into individual ribs.

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

These barbecued beef back ribs are robustly meaty, modestly spicy, knee-wobblingly tender, and ridiculously easy. And they come with a rub that’s so good you won’t want any sauce.

  • (8)
  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
  • 37
A skillet filled with spicy scrambled eggs with a wooden spoon inside.

Spicy Scrambled Eggs | Ande Bhurji

If you’re the sort who likes things spicy, whether first thing in the morning or at the end of a crazy day, then we’ve got a quick and easy scrambled eggs recipe for you.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
An oval plate with four pieces of Southern fried chicken wings.

Southern Fried Chicken Wings

Perfectly battered. Nicely seasoned. And easy as heck. That’s how we like our fried chicken wings, thank you very much. This recipe delivers all that.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
A cast-iron skillet filled with chilaquiles on a wooden cutting board with a block of queso fresco and half a jalapeno beside it.

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 23
A grated carrot salad piled on a wooden cutting board with two lemon wedges.

Grated Carrot Salad

Yoohoo, you who’s trying to eat more healthfully, start cramming carrots in your pieholes with this satisfying little number.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28