SinS Beer Can Burgers

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Makes 5 or 6 Burgers (that’s up to you)

What you’ll need….

 

3 pounds ground chuck 80/20 (I’m just keepin’ it simple)

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

About a Tbsp. of each, pink himalayan salt & fresh ground black pepper

3 Tbsp. Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Cattle Call seasoning

1 Tbsp. Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Boo Yah Beef seasoning

10 slices bacon

1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese (do the best you can)

1 cup pepper jack cheese (1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes)

½ stick of salted butter

½ onion, diced

½ green bell pepper, diced

8 to 10 mushrooms, diced

½ cup roasted diced green chili’s

½ cup fresh chopped cilantro

 

In a large bowl, Mix the Cattle Call, Worcestershire sauce and the meat with your hands. Try not to overwork it. Then form it into five or six balls. Press a full can of beer into the center of each ball, forming the meat into a cup of even thickness around the bottom and up the sides. (you want a full unopened beer, so have an opened one at the reach. Because it’s real hard not to open that one and drink it… then beer goes everywhere! What a mess)

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Wrap the sides, at the bottom, with two slices of bacon. (Secure with toothpicks if you want.) Sprinkle the outside with the salt & pepper.

Now, melt the butter in a saute pan add the Tbsp of Boo Yah Beef and cook the onions, bell peppers and mushrooms until softened, 6 minutes or so. Turn off heat and add the green chili’s and the Cilantro. Stir for a minute or so.

Add the chunks of Pepper Jack cheese in the bottom of each burger, then evenly distribute vegetables. Top with the shredded cheese.

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Prepare the grill! There are several ways to grill these burgers. I like putting them over the open flame, turning and moving them around to fully cook the bacon. (I put them on a rack, much easier to move around without breaking apart) Then moving them up to the up rack and close the lid for 30 minutes or so. (we like ours medium rare to medium)

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You can also do low & slow grilling. That is indirect heat and smoke chips. Put the burgers on the grill (not over direct heat) and close the lid. After an hour, check for doneness: the bacon should be fully cooked and the cheese melted on top. It may take up to 1 to 1-1/2 hours for this method.

You can also smoke these in your smoker! I set it to 225 degrees and check them often after the first hour or so. Pull and eat when done to desired doneness.

Your kids will love you for this! It’s a meal by itself!

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(It is recommended to fully cook ground beef to at least 165 degrees, not by me, but by the FDA)

SinS Seasoned Flank Steak

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SinS Seasoned Flank Steak

Directions

1  In small bowl, combine all wet and dry seasonings and mix well, forming a coarse paste. Spread paste evenly over both sides of each flank steak. Wrap each flank steak individually with Cling Wrap and refrigerate for 2-12 hours.

2  For charcoal, build a charcoal fire for direct grilling.

3  Before placing on the grill, allow steaks to sit about 30 minutes at room temperature before grilling. Grill steaks directly over coals, or for gas grills on high heat approximately 450-500 F, for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Internal temp of steak should reach 130-140 degrees F for rare to medium rare.

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4  Place steak on cutting board, loosely cover with aluminum foil and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
For optimum tenderness, cut flank steaks across the grain and on a bias* into 1/4-inch slices and serve.

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* Bias – Hold a cleaver or chef’s knife at a 45-degree angle to the meat and slice it.
Ingredients
2 flank steaks (approximately 2 pounds each)
2 tablespoons Swimmin’ in Smoke® Cattle Call Seasoning
2 tablespoons Swimmin’ in Smoke® Boo Yah Beef Seasoning (for a little heat use Hot Boo Yah Beef)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

 

SinS Chilean Sea Bass with Grilled Mango Salsa

Chilean Sea Bass with Grilled Mango Salsa

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Chilean Sea Bass with Grilled Mango Salsa

One of the nice things about Sea Bass is that it’s so moist that it can be easily grilled without drying out.

Ingredients:

Ingredients: (for salsa)

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to around medium. Slice each mango in half. Remove the seed and skin with a spoon or peeler. Salt and pepper both sides and place on the hot grill until it is lightly charred, about 2 minutes. Flip for another 2 minutes. Pull and set aside to cool.

Combine red peppers, scallions, jalapeños, Hot Fish Bait seasoning and olive oil in a large bowl. Dice cooled mango slices and add to the bowl. Add the lime juice, cilantro and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to mix. Set aside.

Brush fish on both sides with olive oil and season with Fish Bait (a light layer on both sides) Grill fish about 5 minutes per side or until done. Plate fish and garnish with the mango salsa! Enjoy!

(You can add more sides like grilled veggies, mini potatoes, or whatever you like.)

(You can also make tacos out of this dish)

Chilean Sea Bass with Grilled Mango Salsa Taco

The name “Chilean Sea bass” was invented by a fish wholesaler named Lee Lantz in 1977. He was looking for a name that would make it attractive to the American market. He considered “Pacific sea bass” and “South American sea bass” before settling on “Chilean sea bass”.In 1994, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted “Chilean Sea bass” as an “alternative market name” for Patagonian toothfish and in 2013 for Antarctic toothfish.

SinS Style Mac & Cheese

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This is a awesome mac and cheese. For a great meatless dinner!

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 cups milk
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Cattle Call
  • 1/2 cup scallions
  • 2 Tbsp. Jalapeno or Green Chili’s diced (optional)
  • To prepare breadcrumbs:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. garlic

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 5 tbsp. butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, salt & pepper, Cattle Call, scallions & Jalapeno’s or Green Chili’s (or both). Cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
  3. Melt 4 tbsp. butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with the a little shredded cheese, salt, pepper & garlic.
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  5. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 40 minutes, or until brown. Serve.

SinS Fried Chicken

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SinS Fried Chicken
Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 375 degrees for 35 minutes

Ingredients: Fried Chicken

  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in
  • 2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons Swimmin’ in Smoke Chik Bait Seasoning (for spicy, use some or all Hot Chik Bait)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup buttermilk

Directions: Fried Chicken

Whisk eggs with buttermilk. In large plastic freezer bag, mix breading, Chik Bait seasoning & Garlic powder. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then into coating bag. Repeat.

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Cooking Directions: Pellet Grill/Smoker

Set your Grill/Smoker to 375 degrees. Use a cast iron griddle or skillet to crisp the chicken up more than the grates would. Place everything directly onto the griddle and cook for 35 minutes or so, flipping occasionally.

When the chicken reaches an internal temp around 170 degrees pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. This is a better temperature for chicken thighs as dark meat is a little denser. U.S.D.A. safe is 165 degrees.

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time. It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The pellet grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels. Do 35 minutes here at 375 degrees.

Special thanks to,
Ken & Patti at www.datenightdoins.com

Tri Tip with Boo Yah Beef & Cattle Call Seasonings

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Pull your Tri Tip from the refrigerator. Trim off silver skin and some fat. Cover entire Tri Tip with a good layer Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Boo Yah Beef seasoning. Let it rest on counter for 15 minutes. Cover the entire Tri Tip again with a good layer of Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Cattle Call seasoning. Let it sit for another 15 to 20 minutes. Grill on High heat for 20 minutes or so for rare to medium rare. (5 minutes per side, then flip 4 times = 20 minutes)

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Grilling the Tri Tip with pots of corn & beans

 

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Cut against the grain.

 

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Prepare the kids plates first…

 

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And you have some happy kids!!