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Mom Always Puts Her Meat On Foil For A Reason I Never Expected – I’m Doing This From Now On!
These tips are really handy to know!
Jenny Brown

Preparing meat can be difficult at times. While cooking meat generally is easy, there are a lot of ways it can go wrong. For instance, your meat might not have defrosted completely, so it takes a little longer to cook. There’s always the problem of determining whether or not meat is ready to eat or if its too raw.

Fortunately, we have compiled a list of tips that can help every meat-lover out.

Tenderize Meat With Baking Soda

For every 8 ounces (half-pound) of meat, add 1 teaspoon baking soda to it and mix. Then, let this sit for 20-30 minutes. rinse the meat with cold water to remove the baking soda and pat dry. The baking soda helps to tenderize the meat, and it works on all types (beef, chicken, and pork).


Defrost Meat On Foil

If you place a piece of meat on aluminum foil, then it will defrost up to 30% faster. This is because aluminum is a conductor, and it will hold more heat than your countertop or plate.


Weave Bacon Together

Bacon is one of life’s most delicious foods, so learn how to weave bacon properly. This makes the perfect addition to any sandwich or BLT.

Click here to learn how.

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Shred Chicken

Shredding chicken is a lot easier than you think. Place cooked chicken breasts in a mixing bowl and then turn on the power. It’ll shred in seconds!

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Savory Slow Cooker Wings

Don’t buy frozen hot wings when you can make them really easily at home – plus they taste better this way!

First, put your wings in a slow cooker. Then add two cups of buffalo sauce over the meat. Cook the wings here for one hour on high heat. Afterwards, bake the wings for half an hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, brush the wings again with buffalo sauce. Place the wings back in the oven until they are crispy.

For full instructions, click here.

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Cut Pork Loin To Save Money

Buying fresh meat can be expensive, but luckily, there’s a special way to cut pork loins to save money. Click here to learn how.


Cast Iron Skillets Make The Best Steak

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Season your steak with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to the pan, and when the pan is smoking, place the steak on the skillet for 3-5 minutes on each side.

It’s that easy!

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When Is Steak Ready?

Here’s a handy chart to determine when a steak is done. Depending on your preference, you can choose how rare you’d like your steak. Recommended suggestion for steak is medium or medium-rare.


Cook Bacon In The Oven On A Cooling Rack

Place bacon on a metal cooling rack to cook it in an oven. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15-20 minutes.


Hate Dry Chicken?

Stuff your chicken with an apple to keep it moist.


Partially Freeze Meet For Perfect Slices

Place the meat in a freezer for 10-15 minutes before you want to slice it into smaller pieces or strips. This makes the meat stiff and easier to cut.


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