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 …

Jerk Pork Belly Bites

Jerk Pork Belly Bites

Jerk Pork Belly Bites Pork Belly Burnt Ends may in fact be the best bite of barbecue you will ever experience. Tender bites of belly meat cubed and smoked until it’s melt in your mouth tender, and then glazed in a sweet and spicy sauce….it’s pretty much pork heaven! For this recipe I’m putting a Caribbean spin on pork belly …

Mississippi PoBoy

Mississippi PoBoy

Mississippi PoBoy I’m not exactly sure of the exact origins of the Mississippi Pot Roast but it’s been floating around the internet for years. Typically it’s prepared in a slow cooker and served over mashed potatoes or rice. This dish is a crock pot staple in the South, but I’m putting my spin on it by cooking it out on …

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 …

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich I don’t know if there is a sandwich more fitting for the “Super Bowl” than the Chicago Italian Beef. Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, this sandwich has it all: Piles of thinly sliced, hot beef nestled in a soft bread smothered in tasty “beef juice” topped with sautéed peppers and spicy giardiniera; it just …

smoked ham

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Smoked Ham is one Christmas tradition that I love. It’s always served at our Christmas feast, and the left overs make for delicious Ham sandwiches days after the dinner. We even save the ham bones for New Years where it’s used to flavor a big pot of Turnip Greens and the Black Eyed Peas. If …

Stuffed Smoked Turkey

Stuffed Smoked Turkey

Sausage and Herb Stuffed Smoked Turkey The Thanksgiving Turkey should be a show-stopper, and I have a guaranteed masterpiece that your family will praise you for preparing. Of course, this turkey is smoked (you won’t eat an oven roasted or deep-fried bird after this) but I also take country sausage, fresh herbs, sautéed vegetables, fresh herbs, bread, and tart apples …

Beef Cheek Tacos

Beef Cheek Tacos

Beef Cheek Tacos Last summer I had the opportunity to teach a weekend class with Matt Pittman at his Meat Church headquarters. We had a great group of students and they were treated to a first class experience. Matt brought everything he knew about Texas Style Brisket and Beef Ribs and I showed everyone how to cook Memphis Style BBQ …

Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken Sweet & Spicy Barbecue chicken topped with thick cut bacon and smothered in Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar…tell me that isn’t delicious! I’m not sure who first came up with this idea, but whenever I see it on a menu, something inside just tells me to order it. You don’t have to go out for this dish; it’s …

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 …

Spicy Chicken Sliders

Spicy Chicken Sliders

Spicy Chicken Sliders This Spicy Chicken Sliders recipe is perfect for Labor Day BBQ . You only need a few ingredients and most of the work can be done ahead of time. I start with a couple whole chickens (about 4-5lbs ea). Remove the chickens from the packaging and discard the giblets. Trim away any excess fat from the neck …