Dutch Oven Barbacoa Tacos

As we venture into other varieties of BBQ we begin to see to that it’s not all prepared and regarded the same way. In some cultures BBQ means kissed by fire while in others it simply means cooked with the heat from live fire. Either way you see it we all must agree to love the art of cooking with live fire. Barbacoa is a multi-angle BBQ endeavor. You get an equal mix of low and slow, campfire cooking and a tasty treat once it’s all said and done!

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French Fries

What else needs to be said about French Fries that hasn’t already been said. French Fries are synonymous with just about everything great in the culinary sphere. Hamburgers and fries, pizza and fries, tacos and fries… anyway you get the point! French Fries are pretty much the greatest thing in the world and this is especially true when they’re done with a little bit of care and good salt!

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Smoked Spinach + Artichoke Dip

In all honesty good spinach and artichoke dip is not a very hard food item to come by these days. All you have to do is merely mix a few different cheese and a couple of chopped vegetables and you can have yourself a damn good dip within minutes. Armed with some cast iron serving dishes and the great Big Green Egg we set out to shake things up a little and see if we could take Spinach + Artichoke Dip to the next level.

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Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings

Lightly breaded then deep fried to a crunchy golden crisp then drenched in a succulent sweet and spicy Asian BBQ sauce… It’s moments like these that make folks of all races, religions and nationalities rejoice over the coveted chicken wing. Chicken wings are readily available and exceptionally inexpensive, yet still regarded as a delicacy in just about every corner of the world. Continue reading “Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings”

Beer Braised Country Style Ribs

Nothing beats good old down home Southern comfort food, especially in the dead of the winter. Add in the open fire cooking element and you have yourself a meal fit for great Southern royalty. In this perfect marriage of a country style ribs, great beer and some of the best mashed potatoes on this side of the Mississippi you’ll find some of the best flavor combinations understood by man. From sweet, to savory to just a hint of smoky-heat your taste buds will rejoice in full flavors of what Beer Braised Country Style Ribs have to offer! Continue reading “Beer Braised Country Style Ribs”

Dutch Oven Cooking – The Smofried Guide

Those who have enjoyed the fruits of open fire cooking can attest to the efficiency in which cast iron Dutch ovens get the job done. Camp style cast iron Dutch Ovens possess many great characteristics even though they are fairly minimal in design. For starters they pack a good bit of weight. This allows for the outdoor cooking stoves to perform at peak capacity no matter what the conditions present. The overall versatility of cast iron allows for gourmet level results whether you’re using the Dutch oven in your backyard, at the park or in your kitchen.

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Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken

Throughout the years of constant cooking, experimenting and testing I’ve found that more often than not some of the best meals come off the cuff. A very un-exact combination of flavor profiles play an extremely important role in the culmination of this simple recipe for delicious roasted chicken. The citrus notes from a couple of oranges compliment the savory herb rubbed chicken and hearty vegetables to a tee. Continue reading “Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken”

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”

Southern Style Fried Chicken and Biscuits

One of the true and most traditional delicacies of Southern cuisine is deep fried chicken. After many years I finally decided to indulge in the feast that is deep fried buttermilk chicken and in doing so I found that nothing goes better with it than a few hot buttermilk biscuits. With just the right amount of breading, spices and herbs this treat goes from Southern comfort to Southern party in an instant! Continue reading “Southern Style Fried Chicken and Biscuits”