Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings 

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

It’s official! This weekend kicks off the SEC football season and you will want to get grillin’ with these recipes and beer pairings. 

 

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe   This recipe for baby back ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious and are the perfect crowd-pleaser for sports’ fans.

Pair with Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale. The dry cascade hops are the perfect balance to those wet ribs.

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter   The lime is a new twist on the grilled salmon and brings out the flavors of this seafood staple.

Pair with Bell’s Oberon Ale This light but flavorful wheat beer is the complement to any seafood dish.

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings   Dry rubs come in all spices, flavors, and levels of heat. This recipe packs a punch of spice without causing flames to shoot out of your mouth and somewhere else.

Pair with a Chimay Triple Belgian Beer   If you are serving chicken you can’t go wrong with a solid Belgian beer. Chimay delivers the right balance of bitter and light wheat. 

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Easy Grilled Steak Recipe  This simple recipe from Chowhound is literally just three ingredients: New York Strip, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper.

Pair with Green Flash West Coast IPA  A blend of five hops with hints of floral but just a dash of citrus will bring out the juice and taste of that grilled steak.

 

Get Fired Up This Memorial Day Weekend With These Grilling Recipes 

Get Fired Up This Memorial Day Weekend With These Grilling Recipes 

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer grilling season when the smell of meats fill up backyards and guys can once again claim themselves king of the grill. 

Here is a roundup of grilling recipes that you can try out all Memorial Day Weekend. 

The Big Game Recipe: Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings   This recipe packs a lot of punch in terms of flavor and is a crowd-pleaser. Double up the dry rub recipe and use it again. 

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

All-Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub   You can’t go wrong with a good rub. This marinade and rub will take your steak’s flavor to the next level and your grill skills.

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Unexpected Foods That You Can Throw on a Grill    Need a side for those steaks, ribs, or chicken? No worries. Did you know that you could throw watermelon or even pears on a grill? Try out these recipes and throw them on next to your grilled meats.

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Memorial Day Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe  This recipe is the perfect all-day grill out. So, crack open that beer and let the smell of baby back ribs waft through the air. 

 

The Big Game Recipe: Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings 

The Big Game Recipe: Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings 

The big game is coming up this Sunday and because I could care less about seeing The Patriots and Brady take to the field, I have decided to focus my game on the food. 

Luckily, I got my buddy to host this year and all I have to do is fire up the oven (yeah, it’s too cold for my grill) with this dry rub recipe for chicken wings. 

Memphis-Style Dry-Rubbed Chicken Wings 

Ingredients: 

3-5 lbs of chicken wings

4 tablespoons of paprika

2 1/2 tablespoons of  dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

3/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

Chicken wing prep:

Combine all your dry spices and ingredients in a small bowl—making sure to completely blend. Go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 400F degrees. Put about half of your seasoning in a large freezer bag (the kind that zips closed). Pat down your chicken with a paper towel and drop a few pieces into that freezer bag. Shake the bag until the chicken is well-coated.

Using a large baking sheet, line with foil and place your coated chicken on the sheet. Place on middle rack and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. If you want your chicken to be crispier, you can remove from oven, turn on low broil and then broil your chicken for about 5 minutes.

Serve with your favorite BBQ seasoning on the side or just eat it as a dry rub.

5 Unexpected Foods You Should Throw on the Grill This Labor Day Weekend

5 Unexpected Foods You Should Throw on the Grill This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer grilling season and to celebrate and usher in the Fall season, here is a list of unexpected foods you can throw on the grill next to your meats. 

Watermelon.   Yes, watermelon. Set grill to 325 degrees Farenheit. Slice watermelon into triangular shapes or around 2 inches thick. Brush with honey and sprinkle with 5280 Culinary Fire Salt for a little heat or a chili powder. Grill each side of watermelon for approximately two minutes on each side.

Romaine Lettuce.    Slightly charred, dark green leafy veggies is the perfect side to accompany those grilled meats. You will want to halve the romaine (hearts and all) down the center. Brush with olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste. Place on grill for about three minutes and turn over on the other side. Remove from grill and spread cranberries, pecans and bleu cheese crumbles. Serve with a light vinagrette dressing. 

Pineapple.    Pre-heat your grill to medium heat. Slice a fresh pineapple into wedges and in a seperate bowl combine one cup of brown sugar, and two teaspoons of ground cinnamon and mix well. Place mixture in a resealable bag and drop in your pineapple. Shake bag viorgously until the pineapple is coated with sugar. Drop on your grill grate and allow each side to sizzle for around 3-5 minutes. 

Strawberries.    You will want to skewer your strawberries first. If you are using bamboo skewers be sure and soak them first for about 20 minutes. Set grill to medium heat and set skewered strawberries (make sure you thread them stem to tip) to the side. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 1 tablespoon honey. Brush strawberries with butter and honey mixture and place on grill for approximatley 2-4 minutes on each side. 

Pears.    Set grill to medium heat. Half your pears and remove the cores. You can peel your pears but it’s best to keep on the skin to keep the juices and flavors intact. Brush with a light oil and place on grill for around 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. 

Need some more grilling inspiration? Here are some other grilling recipes:

All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe

Top 5 Fourth of July Grill Out Recipes 

Top 5 Fourth of July Grill Out Recipes 

This Fourth of July be the king of the backyard BBQ with these these five recipes for meats and veggies and everything you can throw on the grill. 

This steak marinade and rub leads to mouthwatering meats seasoned with shallots, fresh lemon juice and even hot sauce!

Who wants their baby back, baby back, baby back ribs? Everything you need to know about making the most succulent ribs.

Chomp on this recipe for a Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. This smoked meat recipe is perfect for hang time in the yard and while it takes most of the day to cook, it’s so worth it!

Parmesan Roasted Corn on the Cob. This simple side is a winner with any grilled meat with the twist of parmesan cheese—yum!~

Can’t decide on which veggies to grill? This grilled veggies recipe ensures you will not have to pick or choose just one. Toss in that onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, squash or zucchini with a little seasoning, oil, and garlic! Ahh, garlic!

Enjoy your Fourth of July holiday and GRILL ON!

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

This Memorial Day Weekend take your grilling game to the next level with this manly recipe for a steak rub and marinade. 

Have no fear, this marinade and rub is easy and works on all cuts of steak. 

Grilled Steak Marinade:

Ingredients—

3 minced shallots

1 tablespoon soy sauce 

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil 

2 teaspoons of freshly-chopped basil 

1 tablespoon of hot sauce 

Mix all ingredients together until well blended and pour over meat. Seal in container and place in fridge. For the best flavor allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. 

Dry Steak Rub:

Ingredients—

1-2 tablespoons of black peppercorn 

1 teaspoon of cloves 

2 tablespoons sesame seeds 

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

Mix ingredients together until completely blended. Rub on the outside of your steak making sure to cover all sides of meat. 

Follow your grill’s instructions until thoroughly cooked and pair with grilled vegetables of your choice. Bragging is optional! 

Memorial Day Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to grill-out season. We have got just the recipe for a rack of ribs that is guaranteed to make you master of the grill.

Ingredients:

2 racks baby back ribs

4 tablespoons rub seasoning of your choice ( I like Plowboys BBQ Bovine Gold)

1/4 cup  yellow mustard

2 cups apple juice

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Apple  BBQ Sauce:

For the sauce, here is a link to Apple City BBQ Sauce that I’ve personally tried and is pretty kick-ass. Of course, this is depending on how much work you want to put into the sauce or you can purchase two bottles of Stubbs BBQ Sauce.

Directions:

You will want to immediately removed the fatty membrane on the back of your ribs. I have forgotten to remove it once and while it won’t ruin your ribs, it makes it harder to reach the meat.

It’s important to prep both sides of your ribs. Never has the word “slather” been more appropriate for applying your yellow mustard and your rub/seasoning. Next, get your smoker prepped and ready to run. Apple wood is a popular choice for flavor but you are welcome to choose mesquite or any other flavor. Set to indirect smoking and make sure your target temp hovers between 175 and 210. Like a good pot roast, smoking is all about low and slow.

Clear off a large space on your countertops or use a table and place a large sheet of aluminum foil on the surface. Place the prepped ribs bone-side up. Tear off a large piece of aluminum foil and place it on a large working surface. Sprinkle your brown sugar on your ribs and cut the butter into one-inch pats and pour your apple juice evenly over the ribs.

Crumple the aluminum foil so that none of the juices will leak out. Kick up the temperature on your grill/smoker to 225 degrees. Allow to braise at 225 degrees for 2 hours.

Carefully remove your ribs from the grills and place on countertop. Strain out the juices and brush the BBQ sauce making sure to cover all the meat on both sides. Return to your grill and allow to cook another hour or until your meat reaches your desired tenderness.