Recipes

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Corn Confetti Salad

This is a great trick to make a basic corn side into a full flavored masterpiece. It’s not at all like Cornsuello and I’d say just a delicious depending on your mood.

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Meatloaf

Not a fan of Meatloaf because most of my previous attempts at getting that perfect Meatloaf as a child that was full of seasoned burps either didn’t hit or I forgot to note. Not this time Meatloaf…

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Baked Potato Salad

This potato salad was a side dish from my last smoked brisked that I thought it needed a home. Thankfully, I kept notes while making it because it’s a Super simple.

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Smoked Brisket Texas Style

  Texas Smoked Brisket This brisket was made in an Old Smokey with fire from the bottom. Pretty sure this would work well in a gas grill. Since the heat is charging in from the bottom we’ll put a tin pan between brisket and fire.[expand title="Keep...

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Chicken Bleu Balls

Made these with the basics to get a feel of for the texture of what I was trying to achieve. Most notably will they stay a ball when

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Barbacoa Shrimp Tacos

Use what you have available but I promise beef cheek isn’t as gross as it sounds. Beef cheeks rich flavorful and tender taste will change your outlook for life.

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Chicken Parmigiana

Classic homemade chicken parmigiana pretty easy to knock out. Cheese crust you can feel in the bite of the tender brined chicken. Over a bed of al dente angel hair pasta oh my…

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Cheesy Shrimp Lasagna Rolls

Although the picture isn’t a looker, a forkful of the baked lasagna noodle, provolone topped, combined with the gooey shrimp filling will rope you into a marvelous dinner worth bragging about regardless of looks.

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Smoked Corned Brisket

A little different in the spice arena because, like brisket, it doesn’t require a myriad of spices. This corned brisket is smoked right, and there is no need to devalue the meat. The bark? I understand, it brings in extra flavors, but it also kicks the brisket north of the Red River (it ain’t Texas)

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Redneck Aged Rib Roast

The rib roast is always a scary hunk of meat to cook because it likely cost more than what we want to pay. Most classic prime rib recipes cook at high heat (350 – 450) which sears the outside and leaves the interior, rare to medium rare on a good day.

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Texas Cheesesteak Nachos

I could of went to another grocery, but this one is the only one who makes true French bread as I know it. The whole recipe is more for the Swiss cheese sauce.

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Cajun Chicken Melt

Have you ever cooked a chicken breast that turned out dry? Think most of us have and it’s my #1 reason to order dark meat at unknown joints. Today my friend is the day we aim to break grilled chicken dinner disasters.

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Smoke’n Ribs Practice

Was doing a test with Dawgs Bark and pork baby backs. There is at least one other recipe on here for smoked ribs that was likely seasoned and cooked differently. Both recipes are great and I’d say the main difference is I used

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Ravioli Crab & Shrimp Stuffed

Great recipe with a little extra work ahead depending on if you’re making the ravioli. The sauce is hopped up with shrimp so it’s a little extra compared to a tomato cream sauce. There’s basically 3 ways to get ravioli on the plate: pre-made, pre-made pasta sheets, and you…

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Smoked Chuck Roast

Chuck roast is an American family favorite because of low price and frankly taste. Well, smoke that sucker. Guarantee your chuck won’t be disrespected as the cheap guy.

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Shrimp Scampi-sh

I guess we could call this a lot of things but when we get right down to it, it’s delicious! Very easy to knock out in a matter of minutes.

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Pork Tenderloin & Cranberry

Made a nice little cranberry sauce to fit my grilled pork tenderloin and thought it’d be a good time to get it out. After Thanksgiving but before Christmas…

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Chicken -n- Waffles

I didn’t notice the Chicken and Waffles craze it until my late 30’s. This is my best Pepper Bee recipe to date. Will look to bang out more recipes soon. Very easy because I used high dollar frozen waffles.

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Shrimp Creole Le Bacon’a

Shrimp Creole with a slight twist packed with fresh Gulf Coast shrimp. Throughout the south roux’s go from light to dark all being the best depending on what family member you’re talking to…. but this is not Gumbo.

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Singapore Noodles The Oriental Gourmet Way

I used to get Singapore noodles at a buffet for years when I lived at my other place but, The Oriental Gourmet closed and I was left in the cold. This recipe was made to match OG’s way. I do not know the official way to sling Singapore noodles, but the results from this recipe are spot on with my buffett favorite therefore providing you with a quick, simply delicious Asian style meal.

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Spanish Flies

Pretty good, If you notice in the pic I left the heads and tails on. Next time the heads and tails gotta go. I don’t care how pretty it is because it’s a not pretty getting them off at the end. Anyways, these Spanish Flies are based on next time without heads or tails.

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Roadhouse Butter

If you’re Texan it’s a replacement to chips and salsa we use to judge TexMex joints. Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter seems to have less sugar than one may want, it’s a tease of what’s to come. Even this recipe may have a frogs hair too much cinnamon but it’s still hella good!

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TexMex Fish Tacos (crispy)

Crispy fish tacos enhance the delicious delicate flavors from the fish. Soft corn tortillas tastes like raw grits. I never say “I’ll have what she’s having” if she’s ordered the fish tacos…

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Back to The Briskets of Love

This is the way I bang out briskets. There’s so many smoked brisket recipes I just stick to what I know tastes good when guests are involved. This probably isn’t competition legal but it’s the law here. Back in the day a pitmasters thermometer was his hand a his proof of concept was the line waiting to get some. A pitmaster didn’t know he was one and

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Hot Roast Beef Swiss Cheese Melt

Making hot roast beef sandwiches is easy and you can’t go wrong cooking the roast beef at the perfect low temperature. Whatever you dress the sandwich with is secondary to perfectly cooked roast beef. You can keep an oven’s temperature under control pretty easy but when you step into a 1000 gallon pit it’s a different set of rules.

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Supreme Tuna Sandwich

Spicy tuna spiked with myriad of goodies so good it feels illegal. Normally I go with more mayonnaise but this time I choked back and relied on the olive oil not squeezed out packed in with the tuna.

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Blackbeard’s Grilled Shrimp and Fish Sandwich

Simple clean Cajun fish sandwich named after Blackbeard because. Pirates didn’t use fryers on the ship. I mean, can you imagine the on the job injuries with fryers sloshing hot grease all over the damn deck? Insurance would skyrocket…

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Eggplant Chicken Tower

Such a monstrosity I really don’t know what to call it. This is fried eggplant with a heavily parmigiana spiked batter stacked with quick brined grilled chicken along with mozzarella inserts. Made me dance so I figured I had better share.

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Tater Tot Casserole

Another tater tot casserole that turned out pretty good. I often wonder how many times the Classic Tater Tot Casserole got tricked out after Jim Bob Duggar bragged about it on national TV.

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Steak Diablo

One of our premier spots in Houston to get decadent unchallenged fajitas is Pappasito’s. I don’t know how they do it but I always aim for that bar when making relations with a fajita. Anyways, before I jabber about my history of the fajita, they were always

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Texas Butter Beans

Excellent Texas butter beans recipe I’m sure you’ll love. There’s no Texas magical ingredient making a butter bean a “Texas butter bean”. Dry bean recipes in Texas kind of lay along the lines of gumbo meaning use whatcha got. Ever heard “everything is bigger in Texas”?

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Chikaroni

These Chikaroni’s also came out tender, easy, and great. I IMO’ed it a 3 because I feel like others might like it more than me and it was very easy/quick. That chicken breast tho.

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Texas Chili Honcho

Texas chili doesn’t have beans, but that doesn’t mean you can’t a-la-cart them. Well, have I got a solution for you and you can call it

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Grilled Bacon Shrimp Asian Persuasion

Bacon wrapped shrimp as a sweet little Asian dish for a pure light, quick evening cook. It’s a lot like stir fry except the only real difference is that I made it all on the grill. Used a store-bought sweet and sour sauce.

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Charlie’s Baked

Warm, rich tuna tetrazzini comfort food made easy. Come on in and go ahead and get ya oven cranked up to 350 degrees.

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Eleanor’s Artichoke

Put soft side in mouth enough to grab stuffing, slightly clamp your corn teeth, and pull leaf out effectively leaving a cleaned leaf.

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Granny’s Cabbage Taquitos

Long time ago one of my elder customers used to call me early in the morning to let me know to stop by at lunch. She’d always have me Tupperware packed with the “surprise” lunch ranging from chicken wings to cabbage rolls.

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Pinto Beans, Just Add Rice

A simple framework for some pintos you can trick out into borracho beans or as is. I use this base for red and butter beans. Hell, you could use almost any bean…

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Cornsuelo

This recipe is a side dish or dip that is tweakable til ya can’t tweak anymore. Full of textures and flavor I decided it needed its own home. I usually use purple for color and taste, but at this time of year, they are about like

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Penne Lover

My Great Grandmother proly wouldn’t approve a lot of my Italian recipes because I jam them with cheese and garlic. A meaty, cheesy penne pasta life’s natural sleeping pill.

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Texas Butter’s Turkeygasim

The 1st fried turkey I ever had I thought was the best turkey I ever had. This way flips that fry trick and this is easily done in the oven if you are smoker deficient. Not ready for the cranberry influx I decided to do a primer with Jesus seeds.

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Grilled Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

Super good Jambalaya packed with trinity mainly onion, its flavor is awesome in here. I sliced the andouille long ways into 4 strips then cut cross ways matter fact, did the same to the celery. Cut them how you want I’m not gonna be there. I grilled the chicken tenders which gave a nice

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1st Round of Ribs on DIY Smoker

First ribs on an incomplete electric smoker but complete enough to test. I am excited because no worries about a store bought electric smoker catching fire again and I don’t have to tend to a fire I don’t have time for.

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Texan Swedish Meatballs

Don’t know what’s in a true Swedish meatball but I’m filing them under Swede. The gravy is pretty close to Swedish, I think… If you’re Texan and got outa state guest yer gonna have to pull out the Texas pasta or it’s Texas pride abuse. State Law

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Dorita Pie

Taco casseroles are pretty close to my number one for slop food. This is a low hanging branch of King Ranch Chicken (beef) a common Tex-Mex dish…

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Pork Stuffed Pork Loin

Decided to roll a loin with a stuffing I’ve been rolling around in my head in an effort to finish out another recipe. I smoked this one lightly but it’s not necessary I was really also seasoning a new smoker…

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Honey Spiked Chicken Wangs

I chose this dish out of my bucket 1st because it turned out right and I don’t do a lot of everyday cooking with PepperBee. The tater tots are just that with a redneck baychamell or whatever the hell it’s called. lol Lets go!

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DIY Electric Smoker

Build your own do it yourself electric smoker + charcoal both automated. Fun and easy smoking where there’s not much effort to get’r done!

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Chicken n Rice Plus Key Lime Chum

Made a typical chicken and rice dish that initially I was going incorporate lime in it. Changed my mind because I knew I wouldn’t care for the leftovers. So I made a lime chum of sorts I could make once a year…

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Smoked Sow Shoulder

Been playing around with smoking pork (mostly ribs) different ways for testing product and to beat on chest, at home, alone… My chest hurts. This is a loooong smoke on my DIY electric smoker because it’s so nerded out

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Shrimp Enchiladas

Made some enchiladas the other night that had great flavor but could use an extra tweak. Sometimes I do get tired of the sauces and this was the night I was refusing them.

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Shrimp-n-Grits Nicker Dropper

Another way to make some shrimp and grits different from the other one I did. Don’t remember how I did them but they were awesome. Well, these may be awesomer. They are awesomer in prep work that’s for sure.

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Grilled Chicken Tetrazzini

Not going to call the rest of this recipe Chicken Tetrazzini because I already know I’ll be spell check’n tetrazzini throughout… This is a fantastic twist on Yard Bird Sketti I knew would be a IMO 4 but when tasted it

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Chicken Tacos Styled Twice

A little mix n match taco feast that’s quick when ya need it. These were made with high dollar all natural drug free hallelujah chicken breast. I don’t usually buy this type of bird but this time I caught it on sale.

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Cordon Bleu Ham Armor

This sucker came out really good and not too much labor. I’ll explain the ham a better way below on how I should have cut it. Don’t know why I did it like that, thought I had rolling down since High School.

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Spaghetti & Fancy Pants Meatballs

Easy to knock out and depending on the head count of your herd, plenty leftover to freeze or make some sandwiches. I like Prego gravy in a pinch but whatever you dig go with that one.

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Texas Style Steak Crescents

Yup, quick anytime homemade stuffed steak crescents. Always pinching the dough ends tightly to make sure nothing got out, but it always did. I went on the wild side with these and just rolled the damn things.

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Gumbo Mojo Hojo

Don’t use tomatoes in gumbo as a preference and in general, think it pulls the dish over to a Shrimp Creole. You can add or subtract what you like.

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TexMex Lasagna

This an old school thing easy to build and somewhat cheap depending on stuff you might want to add. I almost never make this the same as the last but the frame remains the same.

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Fajita Shrimps Boats

These sammies are really good but I swung and missed a couple times making them. Confessions… If using fajita meat it is important to fillet all the membrane off the meat. A lot of cuts of beef will work with this but

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Shrimp Pasta

Sort of a kitchen sink dinner it turned out better than expected. It’s a cross of Alfredo sauce and regular ole garlic butter sauce, but you won’t have much sauce at all when done. Small pot, large pan, and a plate yer good to go.

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Steak -n- Cheddar Sliders

Really good steak sliders with just a few basic ingredients one being some excellent cheese. Next to it was a thick cut shredded cheddar by Tillamook. I’ve had it before but never realized how much better it is among the affordable cheese section.

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Cajun Grilled Shrimp

These jumbo grilled Gulf Coast shrimp turned out mighty fine and very simple to cook. If you can’t find head-on shrimp or gulf shrimp it’s fine to use what’s available. Honestly, it’s a cleaner eating experience removing heads and tails when shelling.

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Taco Dogs

These taco dogs were fantastic and similar to some dogs made a few weeks ago. Didn’t use our suggested amount of Taco Dust which confirmed the minimum amount suggested for one pound of beef is a ¼ cup. Either way, it’s gonna be messy cause queso ain’t containable.

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Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom

Mango’s are already tasty around here and pretty easy to pick out the goods ones. I’m not a fan of frying because of the cleanup but when it happens it’s usually done with a tempura style batter tweaked with our typical twist.

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Flat Iron Meat Roses

Flat iron steak cut into strips rolled into roses and baked. Made some cilantro chum to spread within the roses. Depending on mood virtually any sauce will work. Warning from experience this is not an option for a traditional rose giving event, it is a supplement…

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Spud’s McTacoed

When digging out the potato guts I split the skin and repaired it with bacon because I was out of duct tape. Turned out great and even better if you have leftover taco meat.

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Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Shrimp and fajitas wrapped in bacon and tropicaltized? I’m in! Will lay this build out in one because you’ll be going from sauce to sticks back to sauce and all at same time at times. Not hard, hardest part is building sticks. Anyways, pineapple will tenderize fajita meat like..

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Roast Beef Cafeteria Style

Since it’s Easter weekend my meat merchant has a lot of roasts on sale. Remember the days of a simple roast beef dinner? This recipe mimics what came out of our cafeterias back then. No pressed meats just whole foods now considered comfort food.

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Mahgahsagna – Mangia Mangia Lasagna

This is a less complex lasagna that’s a little pricey on the front but makes a lot of leftovers. One of my 1st recipes when I moved outa Mama’s house. Sweltering with cheese perfectly paired beef and pork masterpiece. Simple, cheap, fabulous on day one, and better on day two.

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Baked Ribs and Cheddar Mash

I do ribs all kinds of ways via homemade electric smoker, charcoal grill slow smoke, a true smoker, and the oven. There are several techniques to smoking ribs but in the long run, low-n-slow is baking with smoke.

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Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish

The creamy white sauce is a little different from Parmigiano typically used in alfredo sauces. Used Oaxaca cheese, browned garlic, and shrimp pieces as a part of it. I usually never veer from parm but did this time, and it worked out great. If you don’t have access to Oaxaca cheese

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Chicken Verde Enchiladas

With this chicken enchilada recipe, you can make a grown, lazy, 16-year old mow the lawn with enthusiasm. You don’t even have to ask. One day you come home and poof, yard mowed.

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Cajun Shrimp on Pasta Shells

Three cheese pasta shells and some shrimp love turned out pretty good. It’s a crappy pic but worth the labor. Chicken (cooked) substituted for the shrimp would turn out mighty fine.

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St Patties Day Green Tacos

It was St. Patty’s day and I noticed a display of glorious green corn tortillas ripe for the pickin. The insides of these tacos ain’t all that pretty but pretty dang good especially with the queso drizzled over the top.

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Grilled Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta

Nice white sauce a little different from Parmigiano typically used in Alfredo sauces. Used Oaxaca cheese, browned garlic, and shrimp pieces as a part of it. I usually never veer from parm but did this time and it worked out great.

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Nachos El Grande

These nachos beat any drive through and the big plus was they weren’t soggy from a drive home. Thick queso that was mixed with Taco Dust uploaded to ground beef. It played a big part in my h*ll yeah moment.

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Lobster and Shrimp Baguette Caps

Whatever reason my crab dealer didn’t have pealed crab in stock. Suspect it’s a seasonal thing but looking around their stash I noticed “lobster head” meat. It was pretty cheap at about 6 bucks + for approximately 2 cups.

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Grilled Pork and Texas Butter Beans

Grilled on my hibachi but any method will work. You just need med-high heat and hear a little sizzle when placed on the grill. I always sit with outdoor grilling because you may need to move things when/if you coals flare up.

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Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Since Biddy was born I haven’t seen fried berd for a while. Very easy cheap dinner with a little planning it was all baked together except for the pineapple.

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Meatball Poboy

I saw a Subway commercial and the rest of the day a sub was the focus. The meatballs are a little different than what my Grandmother made but pretty good and a nice twist

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Grilled Chicken Tendies and Mango

Grilled chicken tenderloins made up for a couple test, but the result turned out perfect. This is the early days of Dawgs Bark before it was named and our first release candidate for Pepper Bee which is a spicy honey sauce. Pepper Bee is an unusual sauce, and we were looking for perfect pairings.

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Carnitas Biscuits

More testing with Pepper Bee I decided to use up a can of biscuits waiting for me to use. The meat is carnitas or typically called pulled pork when you live north of the dirty south. We baked these but you could use a slow cooker or even stovetop on low. I like to bake because I cut the pork in pieces and flip while baking. This will produce the brown crispy sides I remember at a punk.

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Fajita Tacos

Just grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, cheese and a shot of Irish Salsa. Irish Salsa is our problem child mostly

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Tator Tots and Taco Parts

I get excited when I see a drive-thru joint advertising fried potatoes covered in stuff usually cheese. The problem is when you get it home it doesn’t look like the picture. In my never-ending quest to

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Steak Baguettes

Probably my favorite steak is the flat iron or blade steak. This is left over blade steak we used Dawgs Bark on as a seasoning. The inspiration for these steak baguettes was for testing our other seasoning Cluck.

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Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burger

A favorite all time burger of mine but I have to admit this one was too big. You see a lot of huge burgers on Instagram and I let it go to my head. Although a great burger, I like a burger I can control with one hand.

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Beef Taco Salad

This salad is straightforward to make and open for more ingredients you’d like to add. This salad doesn’t have it, but I usually will cook a can of Ranch style beans in the taco meat.

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Chicken Lettuce Tacos

Light, delicate health-conscious chicken lettuce tacos. This recipe was done in the early days of Uglyade as I was beginning to realize Uglyade is not only a marinade but a great salad dressing too.

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Mango Shrimp Salad

A delicious shrimp and mango salad inexpensive and healthy. Here in southeast Texas, we can get mangos almost year round but my best time is in the heat of summer.

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak

Testing some tenderloins wrapped in bacon marinaded in Uglyade. To get this dinner to the table takes no time at all. However, you do have to plan a day before.

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Crock pot Pork Roast

I’m not a big fan of smoking pork butt. I can’t seem to sync a solid recipe that guarantees moist and tender. For whatever reason, I once again picked up a pork butt

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Brisket Sausage Sandwich

If you don’t have a smoker nor time to tend to it then no worries you can bake briskets too. The only difference is it’s not smokey. The sausage was my favorite in the sausage section just cooked in pan prior to the sandwich build. Pretty wicked combo I’ve seen but never tried.

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Smoked Brisket Bruschetta

A favorite and alternative to nachos are these versatile little morsels of love. This recipe takes some planning if you don’t have cooked brisket lying around. I did

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The Corkey Deer Sausage Chili Cheese Dog

My bud Corkey made me these one day, and it instantly turned into my favorite hot dog. This was done with deer chili and deer links but since people including me don’t always have venison laying around consider other ingredients

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Stuffed Anaheim Chili Wrapped in Bacon

Tonight we stuffed some Anaheim chili’s in an effort to not throw away leftovers from previous dinners. They turned out great however I would recommend a filler in the stuffing to make more firm when done. I think bread crumbs would work perfect.

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Filet and Cheese Bombed Potatoes

This recipe was made while we were testing a new marinade now known a Uglyade. Since we had the supplies at hand and needed to eat, this fantastic inexpensive steak dinner was created.

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Texas Bruschetta

Fajita sandwich fit for a king. A twist from a traditional torta may not even be in torta territory. It was delicious though

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