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1st Annual Mack Daddy BBQ Cook-Off Challenge!

Saturday January 25th, Mack Daddy Smokers hosted their first BBQ Cook Off Challenge in Middleburg, Florida!

The proceeds from the event went to a great charity called the Walk of Hope! Mack Daddy Smokers did a great job at organizing and planning the event.

The cook-off is geared towards those that have never competed before and is interested in getting in on the competition circuit. There were 20 teams out there that day and I must say the competition was stiff!

A team called Blind Pig took Grand Champion and Hopping Hogs took Reserve Grand Champion! The meat that was being judged was chicken so it wasn’t an easy category!

And the prices was all good too, but you have to be a really good cook for it, because if you win you could even get one of the 10 Best Toasters & Toaster Reviews in 2017.

All in all it was an amazing experience!

The Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival!

The Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival is a 3 day event, November 22nd – 24th, featuring three different bands on Saturday, November 23rd. Along with a BBQ Cook off Competitions for both professionals and backyard enthusiasts, sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue Association. This will be the first annual event, with proceeds benefiting the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Foundation. Come join us for music, good food, and as always sun and fun by the Flamingo Lake at Flamingo Lake RV Resort. Make sure to be there and have a smokin good time!


Thanksgiving Turkey Barbecue!

The technique of indirect cooking is essentially a slow roasting process which guarantees a tender result. When you think about it it’s pretty logical. The definition of indirect cooking is where the heat is not directly applied to the turkey as opposed to a grill where the turkey is seared directly over the charcoal barbecue grill.

In my house it’s always down to me to cook the turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas and every year I read a bucket load of recipe books and everyone says something different. My biggest complaint is that most of the voices of authority for traditional cooking out there always overdo it and the breast is dry however there is a way to keep the turkey moist and this is why I go for indirect cooking on a barbecue smoker. If a direct barbecue grill is however your thing then you’ll be better going for turkey grill recipes and choose some sliced breast.

Smoked Brisket Stew!

This is something you can do with your leftover smoked brisket!

 

You’ll need to have some left over “Smoked” Brisket! (I say that because the smoked flavor adds to the goodness of this stew!)
And a deep sauce pan.

Use a spicy vinegar based BBQ Sauce.

Cut your brisket (from the flat side of the brisket) into small cubes/chunks.
Slice some Red and Green bell pepper into chunks (not diced)
Chop some Red Onion into small squares.
Cut some Red Potatoes into chunks.
In the deep sauce pan, pour a quarter cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Pour about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of the Spicy Vinager Based BBQ Sauce into the pan.
Pour 1 Cup of your favorite red wine (mine is Red Rose) into the sauce pan.
While heating over medium high heat, add the Brisket chunks.
Add the rest of the ingredients (except the red potatoes) and stir to mix.

 

Place a lid over the sauce pan and let the meat Braise in that seasoning for about 30 – 45 minutes.

 

In a soup pot, Pour about 4 cups of water and turn the heat on high.
Add the Red Potatoes and 3 Table spoons of Concentrated Beef Base.
Add some salt and pepper to flavor.
Once the brisket is done Braising in the seasonings, pour the contents of the sauce pan into the boiling potatoes and beef base.
Let cook until the potatoes become tender.

While the stew is cooking, mix a 1/4 cup of corn starch into a bowl of hot water and whisk until mixed.
Pour the corn starch into your stew and stir immediately (not fast and hard) but immediately.
Let cook for another 30 -45 minutes and you are done!



Enjoy!

When in Doubt, Make BBQ!

In today’s culinary world there is so much to be desired. The Food Network channel has numerous chefs who tout their delicious flavors and recipes around the world. It is hard to make choices, but if you are really in doubt about preparing a special meal and want to impress family and friends then BBQ food should be your choice.

There is no gourmet with BBQ food. It is just good old time grilling with your favorite BBQ recipes. BBQ food usually requires outside grilling, but sometimes you can even recreate the flavors indoors with the right seasonings and sauces. But nothing makes a person feel comfort like good old fashioned BBQ food. This year I invested in some lava rocks and put them in my grill. Click here to see how to use lava rocks.

Tailgating BBQ

Queology Simplifies Tailgating with Authentic BBQ Party Packs!

As football season brings a steady stream of tailgate parties, the USDA has released a series of tips for improved food consumption. To make tailgating more enjoyable–and flavorful–Queology offers Charleston consumers affordable party packs.

 

CHARLESTON, SC, September 28, 2013 /24-7 Press-release/ — As a provider of top-notch, award-winning barbecue, Charleston’s Queology knows how much football fans love their ribs and wings come game day. While many may gear up for football season by planning elaborate tailgate parties, the USDA recently released a series of tips to help the public stay safe and enjoy great food when pre-gaming. Understanding how vital the tailgate party is to football lovers everywhere, Queology is making things easier by offering local consumers affordable and delicious party packs–a must-have companion for enjoying the game.

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