Start a Meat Club

Meat Club isn't just about worshiping hunks of meaty goodness - it's also about bringing your friends together to have a good time. Here's what you need to start your own club. No motorcycles required.

How To

It took us a long time to learn the secrets of the trade. We made mistakes - terrible awful mistakes. No really, we did some ridiculous and dangerous things. In hindsight, it was probably because of all the beer. But rather than let you fumble your way through the meat-making process, we're going to impart to you the most important lessons we've learned along the way.

Meat Projects

We whittled down our meat projects to pick out the 12 favorites that we thought you'd love the most. After a couple of years making, re-making and re-re-making them, we feel they're foolproof and that when you make them, you'll think they're the dog's bollocks.

Andouille

Andouille

2 days

Difficulty: hard

Equipment: stuffer, smoker

Bacon

Bacon

8 days

Difficulty: moderate

Equipment: smoker

Bratwurst

Bratwurst

3 hours

Difficulty: moderate

Equipment: stuffer

Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage

2 hours

Difficulty: easy

Equipment: none

Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs

2 days

Difficulty: hard

Equipment: food processor, stuffer, smoker

Italian Sausage

Italian Sausage

3 hours

Difficulty: easy

Equipment: none

Kielbasa

Kielbasa

2 days

Difficulty: hard

Equipment: stuffer, smoker

Linguiça

Linguiça

2 days

Difficulty: hard

Equipment: stuffer, smoker

Longganisa

Longganisa

3 hours

Difficulty: moderate

Equipment: stuffer

Merguez

Merguez

4 hours

Difficulty: moderate

Equipment: stuffer

Mexican Chorizo

Mexican Chorizo

3 hours

Difficulty: easy

Equipment: none

Pastrami

Pastrami

5 days

Difficulty: moderate

Equipment: smoker

Recipes

Alright, so you've made meat. And now you can throw it on the grill and call it good, right? You could... but let's take this fine opportunity to level up in the kitchen. Here are 12 recipes that either use your meat project in the recipe, or serve as fantastic accompaniments to your meat.

Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde

prep 0:20 total 0:50

Choucroute

Choucroute

prep 0:30 total 1:15

Gumbo

Gumbo

prep 0:45 total 2:00

Johnnycakes

Johnnycakes

prep 0:20 total 0:20

Ketchup

Ketchup

prep 0:10 total 0:40

Migas

Migas

prep 0:25 total 0:25

Mustard

Mustard

prep 0:30 total 3 days

Pastrami Hash

Pastrami Hash

prep 0:15 total 0:45

Sausage Ragù

Sausage Ragù

prep 0:15 total 1:00

Shakshouka

Shakshouka

prep 0:20 total 0:40

Sinangag

Sinangag

prep 0:30 total 0:30