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Recipes: Sides & Sauces

'Texas Crutch' Brisket Recipe

Robb Walsh’s new book, Barbecue Crossroads: Notes and Recipes from a Southern Odyssey, is full of tasty barbecue recipes. Here’s…

Homemade Lard

The idea here is pretty simple. You melt pork fat without browning it, then strain it to remove the bits…

Frijoles Refritos

The mashed potatoes of Tex-Mex, refried beans are served with almost everything. If you already have unseasoned cooked beans, this…

Spanish Sauce

Tex-Mex Spanish sauce is a tomato sauce with onions and a touch of chili powder added. It is lighter than…

Vencil’s Slow Beans

The Taylor Cafe is a tiny beer joint with two bars—a leftover from the days of segregation. It sits on…

Mediterranean Pesto

This pesto tastes great tossed with pasta and fresh, chopped Roma tomatoes. Or try it spread on toasted baguette slices…

Mexican Pesto

Toss this pesto with steamed squash, or try it stirred into rice or pasta salad. Of course, it’s good spread…

Thai Pesto

Try this pesto stirred into a salad of rice vermicelli, grated carrots, chopped green onions, bean sprouts, sliced cucumbers, grilled…

Fresh Tomato-Mushroom Pizza

Use your favorite boxed or fresh pizza dough (enough for a 12-inch pie) for this delectable pizza.
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