Baking & Desserts

Chef John's Sticky Buns

Ingredients ⅔ cup warm water ⅔ cup warm milk 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 large egg, beaten 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 4 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed 1 ½ teaspoons fine salt ½ cup packed light brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 1 pinch salt 6 tablespoons unsalted […]

Everyday Meals

Chef John's Honey-Glazed Ham

Ingredients ¾ cup water, or as needed 2whole star anise 12whole cloves, or more to taste 1 (7 pound) country-style ham 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 pinch cayenne pepper Directions Step […]

Everyday Meals

Chef John's Individual Beef Wellingtons

Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 10 large brown mushrooms, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons minced shallots freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 3 tablespoons white wine 2 ounces smooth-style, truffle-flavored pate 4 (8 ounce) filet mignon steaks salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 […]

Slow Cooker

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip

Ingredients 2 pounds extra lean ground beef 2green bell peppers, diced 1onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon ground black pepper cayenne pepper, to taste 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire […]

Everyday Meals

Chef John's Tomato Sauce

Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 1onion, finely diced 1 rib celery, finely diced 1 pinch salt 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes 2 teaspoons white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs 1 pinch red pepper flakes […]

Slow Cooker

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup minced onion 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper 2 tablespoons minced celery salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon capers 1 ¼ pounds fresh wild salmon, coarsely chopped ¼ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup panko bread crumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 pinch cayenne pepper […]

Slow Cooker

Chef John's Classic Guacamole

Ingredients 2 tablespoons minced fresh serrano chili ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided ¼ cup finely diced white onion ½ teaspoon kosher salt for grinding vegetables, plus more to taste 4 large Hass avocados 1 cup diced ripe tomatoes, drained(Optional) 1lime, juiced, or more to taste Directions Step 1 Place minced peppers, 1/4 cup of […]

Everyday Meals

Chef John's Chicken and Rice

Ingredients 1whole chicken, cut into serving pieces salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ cup water 1onion, diced ⅓ cup sliced green olives 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 2 tablespoons capers 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1red […]

Everyday Meals

Chef John's Smothered Pork Chops

Ingredients 4large bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 large yellow onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 ½ cups chicken broth ¼ cup buttermilk ¼ cup water Directions Step 1 Sprinkle […]

How-To

Chef John's Face Pie Recipe

“A few months ago I saw a pie image on Twitter so creepy and disturbing that I actually questioned whether it was too terrifying to post as a video. Usually, Halloween-themed recipes have the opposite problem, as they are almost never actually scary, but that’s not an issue here. By the way, can someone get […]