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Tri Tip Roast: Bang for your STEAK Buck

Barbecue, Recipe By July 3, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Tri Tip Roast

Tri Tip Roast is a flat out flavorful and affordable cut of beef that takes to the grill like beer at a baseball game. This cut is commonly found in California but don’t be surprised to find them at your local butcher shops and Costcos. I have been on a big Tri Tip kick as of late and if you are looking for some Bang for your Steak Buck for this 4th of July, look no further.

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Operation Traeger Baby Back Ribs Vol 1 + 2

Barbecue, Recipe By June 18, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the recipe: Traeger Baby Back Ribs Vol. 1 + 2
the smoker: Traeger Ironwood 885
the time: Vol 1: 3+ hours Vol 2: 7.5 hours
the full nelson: A masterpiece is a work in progress but my belly is motivated for the finish line

Ok everybody, so you probably know I recently got a Traeger grill. Since moving to Austin, the land of smoked meats, my backyard grilling escapades have been exclusively an open fire affair where I unleash my inner Argentinian Asado. Well, now that I got a grill that excels at smoked meats it became time for me to begin my journey of Traeger Baby Back Ribs. Here comes my exploits aptly titled Volumes 1 and 2.

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Southside Market ~ Bastrop TX

Barbecue, Southwest By June 7, 2020 No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Southside Market & BBQ 534 Highway 71 Bastrop, TX
the eats: Hot Gut Sausage, spare ribs, pork steak, coleslaw, pinto beans, potato salad
the bucks: $15 a head if you’re looking for a proper spread by the pound 
the full nelson: the oldest bbq in Texas but not the best

Southside Market & BBQ is the oldest barbecue restaurant in Texas. Their sausage is of legend and their history is very much the evolution of Central Texas Barbecue whose primetime star, brisket has popped up at in barbecue joints nationwide over the last few years. Southside Market has been on my bucket list for a long time and as luck would have it, in the age of Covid-19, their Bastrop location has a drive thru so there I went.

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Brisket Pho: a leftovers recipe hack

Asian, Barbecue, Recipe By May 17, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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Brisket Pho: the greatest leftover recipe hack ever

It doesn’t get any simpler. Boiling water. Leftover brisket. Instant Pho. And it is so incredibly delicious. To my peeps in San Antonio, you might have caught the episode of me making this Brisket Pho on the show Texas Eats with David Elder. And if you didn’t, not to worry, this is as easy as it gets.

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Leftovers hacks: Warm Lentil Salad

Barbecue, Recipe By May 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

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Warm Lentil Salad: a BBQ leftovers recipe hack 

My favorite part about the Austin barbecue experience is over ordering. When you order meats by the pound, a quarter pound sounds kinda minuscule right? And a pound of brisket per person is clearly reasonable. It is that kind of thinking that brings butcher wrapped leftovers to my fridge. Don’t weep too hard for me.

Now one can easily reheat that barbecue in a cast iron skillet or low and slow in an oven. But here is a better idea: Leftover BBQ healthy hack recipes. Sounds far fetched? Well, keep this number in mind: 251 calories.

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That is how many calories are in a single serving of this warm lentil salad made with leftover coarse ground sausage link from Micklethwait BBQ, one of the best barbecue joints in Austin, which means pretty much anywhere.

Here is what you will need . . .

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Taco Bronco ~ Austin TX

Austin, Barbecue, Cheap Eats, Tacos/ Mexican By March 4, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Austin isn’t exactly a two horse town when it comes to food. Sure, there are plenty of farm to table special occasion meals, some ridiculously good burgers, and some of the best soup dumplings I have ever had but if you came here and just stuck to barbecue and tacos, you would cover a lot of delicious ground.

So imagine then what happens if tacos and barbecue get into a tussle? When the dust settles, what emerges is a hand held, no napkins necessary(almost), smoked meat experience. Welcome to a taco new wave. Giddy-up my friends, you are about to jump on the Taco Bronco Chuck Wagon.

I think I’ve been in Texas too long . . .

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