We’re Number 1!

“We’re #1! We’re #1!” – countless millions of crazed fans

It’s always great to finish first. To be the best. To be number one…..until it isn’t.

In March of 2014, the Gallup organization released a study where they named the states with both the highest and lowest obesity rates. The most obese states were:

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Delaware
  4. Louisiana
  5. Arkansas
  6. South Carolina
  7. Tennessee
  8. Ohio
  9. Kentucky
  10. Oklahoma

They reported that 35.4% of Mississippi residents were considered obese (compared with the lowest rate of 19.6% in Montana). I, unfortunately, help to contribute to Ohio’s ranking. See the report here.

Baltimore Beef Bad Boy

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If this sandwich truly comes from Baltimore, I am shocked that Maryland didn’t make the top 10!

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Beware with this dish, it is one you need to start making 1-2 days in advance. It is worth the planning.

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When I am marinating meat, I like to vacuum pack it to help drive those flavors into the meat.

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The thin pieces of meat grill quickly.

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Loading up the sandwiches.

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Hearty and flavorful!

Baltimore Beef Bad Boy

Prep Time: 40 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Servings: 8 sandwiches | Difficulty: Easy


1 tablespoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 pounds beef top round, cut into 2 equal pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup prepared hot horseradish
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
16 slices rye bread, lightly toasted
2 white onions, sliced paper-thin


Combine the spices for the meat in a resealable 1-gallon plastic bag and shake to mix thoroughly. Add 1 piece of meat, shake it around in the bag, remove it and repeat with the second piece of meat. Add the first piece back to the bag, seal and marinate as long as you can in the refrigerator — 24 to 48 hours is recommended. But if you can’t wait, just go for it. It won’t be as over-the-top, but it will still be really good.

Make the sour cream-horseradish sauce: In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, horseradish, garlic, sea salt, and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Twenty minutes before you plan on grilling, remove the meat from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature. Preheat a grill or a large grill pan to high.

Grill the meat for 10 to 15 minutes (7 1/2 minutes per side), or until desired doneness. (It’s best at medium rare, about 140 degrees F or 145 degrees F.) Set the meat aside, cover and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Slice the meat paper-thin with a knife or a countertop deli slicer. Divide the meat among 8 bread slices, spread some sour cream-horseradish sauce on each one, then add a few rings of onion slices and top with the rest of the bread.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/baltimore-beef-bad-boy-recipe2.html

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Categories: Beef 2, Grilled, Lunch3, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “We’re Number 1!”

  1. December 28, 2014 at 5:35 am #

    There’s that wonderful bit in Anthony Bourdain’s “A Cook’s Tour” when the Scot bemoans the fact that Scotland was being kept off the number one spot in the World Heart Disease chart by Western Samoa… 🙂


  2. December 28, 2014 at 8:49 am #

    Congratulations Mississippi on your achievement. Usually, they say “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” but in this case, I’d say you’d better not!


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