Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon

Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon, our thanks to Chef Michael Smith for this idea! It’s an awesome side dish, but would work well as a main dish. We used two whole pounds of fresh bacon combined with Ken’s smoked cheddar cheese, sliced potatoes, onions and garlic. We seasoned it to perfection with “Swimmin’ in Smoke Boo Yah Beef” and coarse grind black pepper. I think…

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St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen

St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for game hens. They’re like a small chicken and everyone gets their own. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we made these gals with a glaze of Irish whiskey combined with the sweet taste of orange marmalade: St. Paddy’s Drunken Hens. Ken spatchcocked them and we served them with our…

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Sweet & Smoky Corned Beef

Sweet & Smoky Corned Beef, we’re invited to St. Patrick’s Day pot luck. Of course, when asked what we should bring our friends always utter those three little words “bring barbequed meat”. Patti wanted to try to just smoke the corned beef instead of grilling it, using different sorts of seasoning. It was lean, a little sweet, a little savory and a lot of delicious.…

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Firehouse Steaks

Firehouse Steaks for our “Date Night” dinner tonight. We gave the steaks a nice dusting of Pete’s Firehouse Rub. It’s a well rounded seasoning that we also like on ribs and chicken. Patti made a cold green bean salad to go with our steak fries and steaks. We added a little zip to the fries with some of Pete’s Firehouse rub, original. Patti and I…

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Delmonico Steaks Patricia

Tonight we prepared Huwa Reserve Delmonico Steaks Patricia. Each steak was a little over a pound in weight, juicy and tender. Served with a brandy garlic sauce, plus grilled tomatoes and homemade fries we were in BBQ Heaven. Let us introduce you to Huwa Reserve. We were told in the past that beef we were buying was grass fed and we were flat out lied…

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Peppered Bacon Pork Loin

Peppered Bacon Pork Loin, this is one of our 1st. recipes, still one of my favorites. I enjoy looking at the old recipes and seeing our growth, 5 cameras, a forest of lights, over a dozen grills and smokers and a 1000 published  recipes and videos. Thank you for your years of support. This week Patti picked up a nice big pork loin for me.…

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Diablo Sliders

Diablo Sliders, for our Super Bowl Tailgater party we wanted the “Slap your Momma Big Beef flavor”. So thought we would do some Diablo Sliders with the big beef flavor of chuck roast. There are tons of things you can do with it. So, with that in mind I am braising a chuck roast today. Bringing flavors from All Spice Café’s Chipotle Garlic Sauce into…

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Reverse Seared Tri-Tip On Date Night

Reverse Seared Tri-Tip on Date Night.  Date night this week we wanted “Big Beef”. The market had some beautiful Tri-Tip roasts on sale. Enough said, Tri-Tip it is! We did a 2 hour reverse sear, in our Green Mountain Grill/Smoker with Pacific Gourmet BBQ Pellet Bourbon Blend. Off the hook!!! It was tender, juicy and packed with smoked big beef flavor. Patti added some twice…

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Buffalo Dump Chili

Buffalo Dump Chili Buffalo Dump Chili because we’ve been in the mood for great Chili. So, I thought I would make a dump chili using buffalo chunks that we slow smoked in Mesquite. This would be an awesome camping or tailgating recipe, too. I have been making chili for 35 years now with little or no measuring so guess you could call it a dump…

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Smoked Sausage Stuffing

Smoked Sausage Stuffing Smoked Sausage Stuffing, it is recommended that you don’t stuff your turkey as Mom did when we were growing up. Because the stuffing does not get hot enough to kill any food-borne bacteria and slows down the cooking of the turkey. Plus, it’s harder to get out of the bird when you raid the refrigerator for leftovers. We did our stuffing in…

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