Beer Braised Sausage and Peppers

If you haven’t had beer braised sausage and peppers then you are missing out. The sausage absorbs all of the flavor from the beer and ingredients when it’s braised leaving every bite juicy, tender, and delicious. First, the pepper and onions go in, then the Italian sausage with the beer. 30 minutes later you are left with one of the best sausages you will ever have. I like to use Honey Brown Lager for my braising with this cook. Sweet Italian sausage links, organic peppers, and onions with freshly baked bouillon rolls make this a simple cook. There is a...

Chimichurri Steak Sandwich with a Cheese Blanket

Chimichurri is definitely my favorite sauce for a steak. There are plenty of creations for sauces with steak but I would rather have my steak with just salt and pepper. Typically, with a quality cut of beef, this is all you need for seasoning because the flavor of beef steals the show.  There is something about the Argentinian sauce that elevates the flavor of beef. It consists of parsley, cilantro, shallots, garlic, olive oil and vinegar finished with salt to bring the best out of these flavors. There are many variations of Chimichurri and they all have been tasty but...

Tex Mex Beef Sliders

Sliders have taken the population by storm as of late. Mainly because you can create so many variations of sliders. My family makes sliders once a week at a minimum. They are convenient and smaller portions that work for my kids, family or get-togethers. These Tex Mex Beef Sliders are by far the best recipe I have made so far. I used chuck roast so it took some time to smoke and braise it but other than that the prep was easy and the flavors were simply delicious! I used a chili packet, beef onion packet and a few extra...

Cheesy Sausage Egg Breakfast Rolls

These Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast rolls are perfect for a quick and delicious breakfast or brunch.  My family does a lot of breakfast and we even enjoy it for dinner. Most of the time we make a breakfast casserole because it has all of our family’s favorite ingredients: Eggs, sausage, and cheese! My wife asked me to do a little spin so all that I did was take those same ingredients, along with some other tasty additions, and wrapped them in egg wraps. A quick three-minute fry in some hot oil and we are ready to eat. When we...

Southern Bologna Burnt Ends Sandwich

 I have made every Burnt Ends variation known to mankind, so I thought, until I discovered Bologna Burnt Ends. I know what you are thinking, but this is where you need to trust me, they are amazing! Most people would generally think of bologna as a school lunch snack, well you would be right, fortunately with a bit of creativity bologna can be utilized in a very effective way in bbq.  What are Burnt Ends? Burnt ends are made with the point of the brisket, which is first smoked and then cut off and put into 1” cubes. From here,...

Flank Steak Fajita Pinwheels

One of my favorite things to whip up on the bbq for the weekend are Flank Steak Pinwheels. The steak and cheese combination is what gets me excited because it’s one of my favorite combinations. Also, adding some onions and bell peppers that I cook down in a separate cast iron skillet for an awesome tasty filling. Pinwheels can be great for hosting because they bring an awesome presentation and can make someone look advanced on the bbq when.  What is a Pinwheel? It’s not too often that you see steak being presented in different shapes. The Flank steak, along...

Leg of Lamb Tacos with Ancho Chili Marinade

This smoked and braised Leg of Lamb recipe will be a delicious addition to your weekly smoke sessions. It is perfect for a casual dinner (if you don’t mind leftovers) or dinner party you are hosting. You won’t be disappointed with the results. Just be sure you factor in the 12-24 hour marinade that allows the delicious marinade to penetrate into the lamb. The Ancho Chili paste is the most important part of the whole cook. This will determine the flavor of your lamb that will leave your taste buds wanting more. It starts by rehydrating some guajillo and ancho...

Garlic Herb Smoked Shrimp

  If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy way to eat shrimp, look no further than this smoked shrimp recipe! Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also incredibly effective at eliminating the “fishy” taste and smell that some people associate with shrimp. And best of all: it’s packed with protein and a host of other nutrients that will help keep your body running smoothly and efficiently. Now I have a few questions. Are you in a crunch for time with dinner? Running out of ideas?  Well, here is an answer to your problems. Garlic Herb Smoked Shrimp,...

Reverse Seared Tri-Tip Sandwich

The joy of BBQ has grown substantially over the recent years, with this, all kinds of different cuts of beef that were uncommon in the market have come on the scene. For example; Hanger steak, Denver steak, beef cheeks, and try-tip are a few cuts of beef that not many people had the pleasure to experience.  This recipe is loaded to equip you to master the Tri-Tip for an epic meal. WHERE DOES THE TRI-TIP COME FROM? The Tri-Ti is a triangle-shaped cut of beef that is separated from the Sirloin/Ball Tip and Sirloin Bavette/Flap of the Bottom Sirloin. This cut...

Smoked Pork Ribs with Carolina Mustard Sauce

We can all agree that Smoked Pork Ribs are amazing, but the technique and sauce/dry rub is what makes this classic bbq a debatable topic! I have a love for all the flavor profiles and I wanted to share my Smoked Ribs with Carolina Mustard Sauce recipe.  WHAT ARE CAROLINA RIBS? Carolina ribs are vinegar-based bbq sauces and they can be mustard vinegar based as well. The vinegar helps tenderize and cut through all the fat from the pork ribs. The fat from the ribs will be rendered and it will help keep the pork ribs juicy and tender. One...