Monday, May 24, 2010

More ribs

So I got to test out my 22.5" WSM on Sunday and smoked 7 racks of ribs. I know I could have at least fixed 12 with the two racks on there. Unfortunately, my camera decide to transform itself from a camera into a paper weight, so I don't have any photos.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Peanut Butter Burgers

Sorry, pictureless. That's ok though, they weren't very picture worthy...but man did they taste amazing.

2lbs 80/20 ground beef
Smooth peanut butter
Extra sharp cheddar

Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Chipotle pepper powder

I like adding stuff to my beef before cooking burgers. I'm guessing if you were to measure, you'd find that the two large squirts of Sweet Baby Ray's I used was equal to 6-8 Tbsp. The rest was about 1 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, and chipotle pepper powder. You could substitute cayenne for that. The salt was just added to taste. Stir it up, and throw it in with the 2lbs of ground beef.

Mix all that up and make patties. I like making mine extra large and thing, so when they cook, you don't end up with burger balls like at all the cookouts you've probably ever been to. 5 Guys has this cool way of taking a large iron press type device and smashing the hell out of them when they're on the grill.

So at about the 85% done phase, toss on a slice of extra sharp cheddar and top with a spoonful of peanut butter. When both start to melt to an exceptional gooey mess, toss it on a bun and each.

Warning: If you're allergic to peanuts, it may be worth dying to experience this amazing combination at least once in your life...right before you die. But I didn't tell you to try it and if you do, I'm not liable for it what so ever.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I finally did it

I ordered the Weber Smokey Mountain smoker that I've been debating on for a while now. I ended up going with th 22". If I get it by this weekend, I'll have photos and a report of it in use.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The worst part about a diet... missing all the good food. So after riding 10-20 miles after work, I don't have much of an appetite and it would really be a waste to fix something. I guess maybe I'll pig out next week some time. Future projects planned include:

  • More ribs, smoked - Really can't go wrong with these.
  • A McGanbang - Just sounds mutha f'in delicious.
  • Stuffed flank steak - Sliced and used for sandwiches with a oil, vinegar, basil, etc topping.
  • Soup - I bought a new cook book with nothing but soups.