*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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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”
Since we skipped winter it looks like cookout season is officially upon us. A few months early perhaps, but never an un-welcomed highlight to a specific time of year! For me nothing brings about a cookout better than a cold beer, soul music and a cheese smothered, perfectly seasoned 100% Angus beef burger!
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What a game! Actually it was far from the best “game” I’ve ever seen. The finish was nothing short of amazing. As was all of the food we smoked up all weekend! Bourbon and Coke Cured Pork Belly, Five Day Cured Pastrami and about 25 pounds of Beef Brisket rubbed up and down with my new Smofried BBQ Beef Brisket Rub! Continue reading “Super Bowl LI Party”
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”
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”
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”
Spaghetti and Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are the perfect combination of authentic Italian cuisine and southern backyard BBQ. While the home ground meatballs are the star of the show the homemade marinara offers a strong supplement of flavor and flare to this extraordinarily flavorful dish. Continue reading “Spaghetti + Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs”
For the past year and a half I have been wanting to try my hand at authentic Korean BBQ. On this day that feat was finally conquered with some of the best skirt steak I have personally ever tasted. The naturally tender beef and the added element of sweet makes this Korean dish a staple in my BBQ repertoire going forward. Continue reading “Big Green Egg Bulgogi (Korean BBQ)”
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”