Beef Brisket – The Smofried Guide 2017

*BBQ is an arbitrary science at best! Due to a myriad of uncontrollable factors it can never be done the exact same way more than once. When it comes to beef brisket there are a few simple guidelines that will ensure that it comes out right each and every-time you try. While there’s no one right way there are a lot of wrong ways to smoke brisket. Ultimately your own personal preference should be the determining factor as to the level of success you attain. With this detailed guide I hope to share with you a few things to avoid as well as a few tips and tricks that will get you the crown whether it’s in your backyard or on the competition circuit.

Beef brisket is often regarded as one of the most difficult cuts of meat to master due to the complexity in the process. Do note that the process does not have to be adhered to 100% of the time but if you want the best chances at an excellent beef brisket then you’ll want to follow a certain set of rules and guidelines to get you through the entire process. That process starts well before you even purchase the chunk of meat.

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Happy Birthday – Smofried.com

Today marks the one year birthday of Smofried.com… Today also marks another very important milestone in the Smofried saga which is our second Kentucky Derby Burger contest victory. I’m very proud of the Smofried Cafe Burger and all that it is comprised of. I have to be honest in revealing that I did not anticipate winning this year for a number of reasons. Don’t get me wrong, I played to win but I knew that a second victory in a row would not be an easy feat. Continue reading “Happy Birthday – Smofried.com”

Short Rib Tacos

Short rib tacos are an undeniable Mexican staple of epic proportions. We added some of our favorite Mexican beer along with some full leaf Mexican oregano to take the authentic flavor composition to an entirely different stratosphere. Throw in the Big Green Egg and a cast iron Dutch Oven from Lodge and this recipe will easily move up the ranks as one of your favorite go to Mexican inspired recipes. Who doesn’t love them some Tacos? Continue reading “Short Rib Tacos”

Oktoberfest Brisket Chilli

This time of year brings about a number of the most wonderful of seasonal delicacies. While Fall is mostly known for the start of football season there is also a number of related activities that must take place during or around the big games. The obvious top of the objective list is enjoying great food. At the top of the list of great fall foods is chilli. There are a number of ways to enjoy great chilli and there are even greater ways to cook it. Continue reading “Oktoberfest Brisket Chilli”

Tacos Carne Asada

Likely the greatest advantage to international BBQ is the ease in which the cooking technique can be applied to a plethora dishes. With as little as a single piece of meat and a fire you can just about conjure up anything your imagination can come up with. This recipe takes an even more primitive approach to cooking up some of the tastiest steak I’ve ever had the luxury of tasting. If you’ve ever witnessed anyone cook meat directly over charcoal then you can attest to the culinary intimacy that I felt as this flat iron steak sizzled and emitted the most fragrant scents I’ve ever experienced from my Big Green Egg. Continue reading “Tacos Carne Asada”

Smoked Prime Rib

I’ve never quite understood why people lost their minds over thick cuts of prime rib, mainly due to the fact that I’d never had it. After just one bite of this sandwich I knew my life would never be the same. This ribeye roast yielded some of the most tender and flavorful beef I’ve ever experienced. The combination of slow roasted fork tender beef and the creamy house made aioli make this an electrifying and tasty experience. Continue reading “Smoked Prime Rib”