Jalapeno Cilantro Pork Steak Bacon Burger

Happy Friday, everyone, and an early happy Memorial Day to all!  Although we all know that grilling season runs from January 1st to December 31st, this weekend marks the official start of grilling season for a lot of people.  Instead of throwing on burgers and hot dogs, try out this recipe from Bob Trudnak of The BBQ Guru for a Jalapeno Cilantro Pork Steak Bacon Burger.  Pork, jalapenos, and BACON?!?  Where can you go wrong?!

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mint Chimichurri

A few days ago, my wife went to a local farmer’s market and came home with quite the haul.  Amongst her haul was a bag of fresh mint leaves.  She suggested that I look for a recipe combining pork chops and mint.  After some searching around and application of my Google-fu skills, I found a recipe on the Pork Be Inspired website for Grilled Pork Chops with Mint Chimichurri.  For those who are interested in seeing the recipe, you can find it here.  I had to make one minor tweak to it due to not having an ingredient, so here is the recipe I used for the mint chimichurri:

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Dueling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub

On my lunch break on Friday, I stopped in at Restaurant Depot (day passes are a perk of being a KCBS member) and picked up a 2-pack of bone-in pork butts.  What in the world was I going to do with all this meat?  Why cook it, of course!  I have to have something for lunch for the next couple of weeks.  But I couldn’t just use one type of rub.  So I present to you Duelling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub!

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Ribs for 30, Or How My First Pseudo-Catering Gig Went

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Today was THE day I had been anticipating for quite some time.  About a month ago, a co-worker and I volunteered to cook for the entire office (around 30 people).  The original plan was for us to just cook pork butt, but it ended up that I volunteered to cook ribs while my co-worker would take care of the pork butt.  So here’s how that went…

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Charcoal Cheese and Onion Quesadillas

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Mexican… BBQ…  Mexican… BBQ… sometimes life is full of tough decisions.  After coming home from work, I was at a loss for what to cook for dinner.  One part of me was craving Mexican while the other had a hankering for something off of the grill.  Then the rational part of me kicked in — duh, cook Mexican on the grill.  So I bring to you my first attempt at “Charcoal Cheese and Onion Quesadillas”.

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Did Someone Say Ribs?

Let me start this off by saying…  my in-laws rock!  While I had to go in to the office to work this past Saturday, they, along with my wife, worked out in our yard and got it in decent shape.  For all the hard work that they did, I had to pay them back somehow.  And how does someone with a passion for BBQ pay back a favor?  Why, with BBQ, of course!  And luckily for me, the requested meat was ribs!

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