MGoBBQ: Leftover Thanksgiving Fattie

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GoBlueBBQ November 24th, 2018 at 6:36 AM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): For reasons that should be clear from the title Joe couldn't get this out Thursday. Lantana’s CEO Matt Gase is Up right now for the same reason you are. He also makes amazing hummus. If you're Up this morning too, and you're hosting the watch party today, go find the striped lids in your local grocer. Or pace around and drive your family crazy. Either one, it's up to you.

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[If you Instagram check out Joe's gram because he puts a lot of these ideas on there before posting]

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If your family is anything like mine, you cooked way too much and have a enough leftovers to feed a BIG HOUSE crowd several times over. We had fried turkey, smoked turkey, roasted turkey and I think I even saw a JIVE turkey running around somewhere.

I wanted to come up with something different for the leftovers. Sure, we can make the standard hot turkey sandwich tomorrow, but this is THE GAME. I think this one deserves a little extra, don’t you? I decided on the Thanksgiving Day FATTIE. These are legal now, right? You may remember the breakfast fattie from a few seasons back. It’s basically a stuffed sausage roll that you smoke (Or toss in the oven). Here is the link to the last fattie we smoked for the opener.

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB roll of your favorite ground sausage. (SAGE works great)
  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberries (Optional)
  • Gravy
  • Salt/Pepper/Thyme/Rosemary COMBO
  • Maple Syrup

[After THE JUMP: fire one up]

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MGoBBQ: Over the Top Chili

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GoBlueBBQ November 8th, 2018 at 2:16 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana’s CEO Matt Gase is an avid MGoBlog reader The Dude when it comes to hummus. If you want to try some crazy good hummus, find the striped lids in your local grocer.

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It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are changing and we have a slight chill in the air. Anyone else have a hankering’ for a bowl (or 3) of chili? Whenever November rolls around, I start thinking about Mom’s Ham & Navy bean soup and a big ol' pot of spicy Texas style Chili. I wanted to do something a little different on this recipe as we all have our own “Worlds BEST” Chili recipe, right? This is more of a technique than a recipe, so feel free to use your own recipe when trying this one out. This was my first time attempting this recipe, but is now my "GO TO" for chili moving forward. Thanks to David B for this idea. Keep the e-mails coming!

Ingredients:

  • 2 LBS of 80/20 Ground Beef and Pork mixture (Ground Lamb works well too)
  • Red, Yellow, orange and Green Bell Peppers
  • Sweet Yellow Onion
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes (Fire Roasted) (15 oz)
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (8 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic - Minced
  • 1 bottle of your favorite beer
  • Beans (Options)
  • Boxed Chili mix (Or use your own combo of chili spices)

[After THE JUMP: a giant warm ball of meat.]

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MGoBBQ: Smashburgers

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GoBlueBBQ November 1st, 2018 at 4:18 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana’s CEO Matt Gase is an avid MGoBlog reader and also a total hummus iconoclast. If you want to try some crazy good hummus, find the striped lids in your local grocer.

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Also you should know that I requested this recipe after I saw THIS on Joe's Instagram]

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As much as I love to fire up the smoker and settle in for a 12 to 18 hour brisket cook, I think a quick burger may rank higher on my WANT list. I was raised on smash style burgers growing up in the Flint area. I lived off olive burgers from Halo Burger and cheeseburgers from my all- time favorite, Angelo’s Coney Island on the Eastside of Flint. So when Seth texted me last week, DEMANDING (For personal reasons) I make smash burgers for the next post, I couldn’t really argue. They are easy, tasty and always a huge hit at tailgates.

Ingredients:

  • 80/20 Ground beef (At least 20 % fat)
  • Salt/Pepper/Garlic Mixture
  • American Cheese
  • Buns
  • “Secret Sauce” of Ketchup, Mayo and chopped pickles.

Directions:

You can make these in a cast iron pan or on a good griddle. I went with my griddle on the Bo-B-Que patio. Get your skillet or griddle screaming hot and shoot for 450 - 500 degrees. This will guarantee us a nice crust on the burger.

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As the griddle is heating up, section out your ground beef in small balls. Don’t roll them too tight as you want the meat to be somewhat loose. I shoot for 3 oz patties and always go for the DOUBLE DOUBLE. This is a double burger with double the cheese.

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[After THE JUMP: the juice is loosed]

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MGoBBQ: Scallops of Vengeance

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GoBlueBBQ October 18th, 2018 at 2:08 PM

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On a recent camping trip, I thought it would be fun to bring a crap ton of meats, seafood and adult beverages and toss it all over some burning wood.  My local butcher is a nice guy and understands me when I ask for a crap ton. This turned out to be one of my favorite cooks in a long time as we got to enjoy the outdoors, some phenomenal seafood and a cooler full of beverages. This can be easily replicated on your gas grill or stove top on our second stop of the REVENGE TOUR.

Ingredients:

  • Sea Scallops (The big suckers)
  • Salt
  • Lemon
  • White Wine
  • Butter
  • Garlic (Chopped)
  • Capers

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[after THE JUMP: cast iron in the soul]

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MGoBBQ: Pork Belly Street Tacos with ALL the Toppings

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GoBlueBBQ October 11th, 2018 at 12:10 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana’s CEO Matt Gase is an avid MGoBlog reader and is going to be in town this weekend to tell us all about how they came up with the idea of making hummus without kittens. If you want to try some test flavors come on by. If you want to try some crazy good hummus, find the striped lids in your local grocer.

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I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed firing up the smokers for our weekly meetings. I was afraid I was going to waste away in this Texas heat with nobody to cook for. Well….problem solved. Matt at Lantana Hummus has given us the blue & yellow light to carry on and put some of my weight back on. Challenge accepted Matt. Today’s recipe is one we tested 2 weeks ago up in Toronto at the Dickson BBQ Smoke Show. It was a huge hit and will become a regular at our tailgates.01 LEAD IMG_2356

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 lb Pork Belly (Skinless)
  • Your favorite Sweet Rub (I used Meat Church Honey Hog)
  • Queso Fresco
  • Cilantro
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Ancho Chili Powder and White Sugar mixture (50/50)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • Pineapple or apple juice
  • Oregano

Let’s start by firing up the smoker to 225 - 250 degrees. Once your grill/smoker reaches your desired temp, toss on a few chunks of Pecan or any fruit wood. I love me some pecan on pork. I purchased my belly at Sams Club and seasoned her up with some Honey Hog.

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[After the JUMP: Taco taco taco taco taco]

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MGoBBQ: Smoked Beef and Booze

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Seth December 29th, 2017 at 3:02 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana buys all of Joe’s ingredients so he can make these awesome recipes for us.

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We haven’t gone two weeks since starting their sponsorship without someone telling us they finally tried their hummus and found it amazing. Also it’s not made of kitens!]

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With the holiday season winding down and family members pushing every last button, I find myself hiding out on the back patio with cigars, booze and bbq.  It’s one of the only things that completely relaxes me as of late. Fortunately for me, my back patio is covered with grills, smokers and pizza ovens. Over the last month, I have had some fun with beef and booze and want to pass some of it along. This pulled beef recipe couldn’t be any easier and the booze it simple too.  Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Ingredients:

  • Chuck Roast - 3 to 5 lbs
  • Your favorite Beef Rub
  • Sweet Onion
  • Jalapeños - OPTIONAL
  • Beef Broth
  • Buns

[Hit THE JUMP for melted meat]

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MGoBBQ: Molasses Pork Loin

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GoBlueBBQ November 24th, 2017 at 10:15 AM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana buys all of Joe’s ingredients so he can make these awesome recipes for us.

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I brought the carrot one to Thanksgiving and put it in a dish, and kinda didn’t want to admit I hadn’t made it after the compliments it got. Also it’s not made of kitens!]

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I don’t know about you, but I am full of ham and turkey and stuffing and a few other tasty Turkey Day treats. I am already looking forward to the weekend and tossing some protein on the pit. Sure, I could make a few leftover sandwiches, but I’d prefer to stir the coals a little and get some smoke rollin’. I have been wanting to try this recipe for awhile and figured this would be a great time to try it. This time of the year, you will find pork loins on sale that will dare you to pass them up. I found pork loins on sale for .99 C a lb and walked out with a dozen or so. My freezer is a bit full at the moment. Toss on an addicting molasses glaze and we have a winner.

I like to kick back with a Lantana Carrot Sriracha Hummus while this is on the smoke and dip with leftover veggies. I tried these “veggie" things on Thanksgiving and they are not half bad.

Ingredients:

  • Pork Loin
  • Favorite Rub - (I like something sweet on pork)
  • Molasses Glaze
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 finely chopped shallot
  • 1 TBS freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup OJ

[After THE JUMP: HAM]

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MGoBBQ: Banana Boats

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GoBlueBBQ November 17th, 2017 at 1:33 PM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana is putting out a pumpkin flavor. Have you tried it yet? I’m usually not that into the pumpkin craze but there’s literally not a

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flavor I haven’t liked yet. Also it’s not made of cats! Also they sponsor Joe Pichey’s BBQing so you can read about it]

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I love a good dessert that can be cooked on the grill. I really love desserts that are super easy and a bit messy. This one hits all the buttons for me and is always a favorite at tailgates. If you have kiddos, this is the perfect dessert to get them involved in the cooking process. The banana boats only have 4 ingredients and come complete with their own serving dish.

Ingredients:

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Marshmallows or Marshmallow Cream

[After THE JUMP: BAAAAANANAAAA]

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MGoBBQ: Cuban Hawaiian Sliders from Texas to Enjoy in Michigan While We Beat Maryland

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GoBlueBBQ November 10th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

[Sponsor Note (via Seth): Lantana pays for all of Joe Pichey’s supplies so he can make these recipes and make you feel like your lunch doesn’t nearly stack up. You should try their hummus because it’s delicious

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Also it’s not made of cats!]

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I've been wanting to try this recipe for several years but never got around to it. After making an XL batch of these tasty treats, I am mad at myself for waiting so long. The original recipe can be found on the Kings Hawaiian site and is a classic. Since I had some leftovers taking up space in my fridge, I had to make these my own. I love a great CUBAN sandwich and even made one a few seasons back (Link Here) so why not go Cuban Hawaiian on this one. It’s a messy and tasty batch of yummy finger & knife & fork kinda food.

Ingredients:

  • 24 Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1 lb of deli ham
  • Leftover pulled pork
  • Dill pickles
  • 8 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Hot Dog Mustard
  • 2 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 small onion – Chopped

[After THE JUMP Slloooooooooobbbbbbs]

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MGoBBQ: Pumpkin Choco Chip Cookies

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GoBlueBBQ November 3rd, 2017 at 12:30 PM

[Sponsor note (via Seth): Do you know what’s better than hummus made of kittens? Hummus made by a guy who directs his people to make this:

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They also make unbelievably good hummus, and pay for Joe to make these unbelievably good recipes.]

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A few months back, I was offered a new job that I couldn’t pass up. My weekend hobby has turned into a full time job for the largest BBQ retail store in the US. I organize and teach BBQ classes every Saturday with some of the greatest pit masters and chefs in the country. It is a dream come true and I couldn’t be happier. I am constantly amazed with new recipes and techniques and how these guys make it look so easy.

In our most recent class, Chris Gentry of Gentry’s BBQ was in town and taught a great class. He did a CUBAN Pork Loin, smoked chicken and my new favorite dessert. He made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies that blew me away. Not only were they ridiculously tasty, but they were the easiest thing I have ever cooked. 3 ingredient cookies on the grill….YES PLEASE. You can make these on the grill or in the oven. Trust me, these pillows of goodness will be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

Ingredients:

  • Carrot Cake Mix (1 BOX)
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered sugar (Optional)

[After THE JUMP: soooooooo soft]

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