carne asada

Gringo Carne Asada

Gringo Carne Asada Carne Asada literally means “grilled meat”. And Skirt Steak is most often used but you can substitute flank steak, sirloin steak, or just about any thin cut of lean beef. The steak is placed in a flavorful marinade for several hours to help tenderize it and then it’s grilled fast over hot coals where it develops a …

Guinness Flat Iron Steak

Guinness Flat Iron Steak

Guinness Flat Iron Steak Flat Iron steak is my go to cut for a quick and inexpensive dinner. These steaks typically run about 5.99/lb at the grocery store so for around $12 you’ll have a steak that can feed 3-4 people easily. The flat iron is cut from the chuck area of the steer and has a similar texture to …

voodoo wings

Voodoo Wings

Vortex Grilled Voodoo Wings Something magical happens to grilled wings when you toss them in this sweet and spicy Voodoo Sauce – Cajun and Caribbean flavors collide producing a tantalizing sweet & spicy flavor with notes of brown butter and vanilla. For this cook I’m running my trusty 22” Weber kettle set up with a charcoal Vortex. You simply can’t …

Jerk Pork Chops

Jerk Pork Chops

Jerk Pork Chops For this recipe I take a pack of boring, family style pork chops – yeah the cheap, thin cut pack – and turn them into delicious, Jerk Pork Chops. Thin-cut chops are perfect for jerk style cooking. Fresh flavors from spicy scotch bonnet peppers, All spice, onion, citrus, and dark brown sugar coat the meat. As it …

Jack Sirloin Steak

Jack Sirloin

Jack Sirloin Steak For the past thirty years the folks at Jack Daniels have hosted the most prestigious invitational bbq competition in the World. Top teams from all over the globe come together to compete in “the Holler” just below the distillery in Lynchburg TN. The event is special for cooks and spectators. It needs to be on your must …

Ribeye Sandwich

Bonafide Ribeye Sandwich

Bonafide Ribeye Sandwich Just when you think a ribeye steak couldn’t get any better….I’m going to turn you on to the “Ribeye Sandwich”. But this just isn’t any old, ordinary steak sandwich… I use choice ribeye steaks grilled to perfection; top them with sautéed sweet onion, baby portobello mushrooms, and melty provolone cheese – all served on Texas garlic toast …

Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs

Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs

Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs For this recipe, I skipped the typical asian flavors and went for a southwestern flare. These Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs are a really easy way to grill this great cut of beef. If you like eating the meat from around the bone of a ribeye… you gotta try this recipe. Flanken cut …

Char Siu Pork Chops

Char Siu Pork Chops

Char Siu Pork Chops Char Siu is Chinese BBQ. Pork Roast or Belly is often used, and these cuts are marinated overnight in a sweet and savory sauce giving it a distinct red color and a ton of flavor. And for this recipe, I’m taking that idea and making Char Siu Pork Chops. For this recipe I’m using pork chops …

Grilled Chicken Pitas

Grilled Chicken Pitas

Grilled Chicken Pitas When it’s hot outside, I look for recipes that can be cooked quick and easy; and these Grilled Chicken Pitas is a favorite at our house. I start with boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can substitute white meat if you want) and some fresh vegetables: yellow squash, zucchini squash, red onion, and sweet peppers. Rinse the vegetables …

Grilled Red Snapper Recipe

Grilled Red Snapper with a Cajun Cream Sauce Recently I spent some time fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico and was lucky enough to bring back a cooler full of fresh Red Snapper. Snapper is a great fish for grilling and for this recipe I’m using a Weber Kettle Grill and a Charcoal Vortex to create one spectacular dish. …

Crispy Grilled Wings

Crispy Grilled Wings

Crispy Grilled Wings If you’re a fan of crispy hot wings but you want to avoid frying them, then you’ll want to try this Crispy Grilled Wings technique. I started out with whole wings and separated the drumstick and the flat – and removed the flapper. I do this because the size of whole wings is larger than the frozen …

grilled seafood pizza

Grilled Seafood Pizza

Grilled Seafood Pizza Last week @mssouthernchell and I hung out with a bunch of our SCA steak cooking friends in the Bahamas for what will be forever known as the Best Steak Contest in the World thanks to GrillGrates. Brad Barrett, his wife Susan and the GrillGrates crew hosted the festivities in the Bahamas on Green Turtle Cay and the …

Deer Filet

Grilled Deer Filet

Grilled Deer Filet Venison Tenderloin (Deer Backstraps) cut into butterflied, deer filets and grilled. I love eating wild venison. In Mississippi we are blessed with a healthy population of white tail deer; and if you want free-range, non-gmo, completely organic red meat, then deer is the way to go. In this recipe I break down the loins (aka backstraps) into …