Grilling and Cooking are among some of Elizabeth Karmel’s specialties and she has been kind enough to share with us the recipe from one of her holiday favorites, Beer and black pepper holiday brisket. We get so many requests for brisket, especially on the BBQ, but this is one great recipe for the oven, it can of course be done on a grill. For more incredible recipes from Elizabeth, check out her site Girls At The Grill at for more great tips and tricks. Her secret to a tasty brisket is “untrimmed” and believe me, you only need to eat a dry brisket once to learn that lesson! We speak from experience. Thank you Elizabeth for this great brisket recipe.
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 9- to 11-pound whole beef brisket, untrimmed
- Four to six 12-ounce bottles beer
Start to finish: 4 to 6 hours (depending on thickness), 10 minutes active
1. Heat the oven to 325 F. Set a metal rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
2. To prepare the rub, in a small bowl mix the salt, pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle the mixture over all sides of the brisket.
3. Pour 1 beer into a loaf pan and set on the oven’s bottom rack.
4. Place the brisket, fat side up, on the prepared rack. Roast on the oven’s center rack for 4 to 6 hours, adding an additional beer to the loaf pan every hour. Cook until the meat reaches 185 F at the center. Remove the brisket from the oven and let rest at least 20 minutes. Thinly slice to serve.
The brisket also can also be made the day before, then reheated on the same rack and sheet pan system, covered loosely with foil for a couple of hours at 250 F. Remember to let the meat rest again before slicing.
And when slicing, be aware that the grain of the brisket changes. Look at the grain of the meat and make sure to slice against it. If the slices look like a small honeycomb pattern, you are slicing it correctly. If it looks like long strings, it is incorrect.
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We are very excited to add yet another great BBQ Sauce from the great state of California to the BBQ Pro Shop. Rooftop BBQ Competition Style Sauce is now available at a special price of $7.49 for a 20 Oz bottle of sauce. It is imported all the way from California and contains All Natural ingredients. It adds yet another HFCS Free BBQ Sauce to our line up. As a way to get people even more excited we were given permission by Andy Allen to print their recipe for Tri-Tip. When properly smoked and then grilled, it is every bit as good as a fine filet with a ton of flavor!
We would suggest either the Oakridge BBQ Santa Maria Rub or The Rub Co. Santa Maria as a rub for this if you want to mix things up a little bit! We hope to have the Rooftop BBQ Rubs in the BBQ Pro Shop very soon!
Rooftop Tri- Tip
To make the Tri-tip Marinade you’ll need
1/4 cup water
1/4 olive oil
2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar
Mix well (yes its that simple)
To cook the tri-tip you’ll need
A good cut of tri-tip
Smoker or grill (if smoker is unavailable)
A good temp probe check out the CDN DSP-1 Dual Sensing Probe Thermometer
How to cook
- Take out your tri-tip out and trim most of the fat cap off (some places remove this before buying).
- Add your tri-tip and marinade to a zip lock bag and let it rest in your refrigerator for 2 hours.
- When cooking on a smoker find a good quality rich wood like hickory, pecan or the california favorite red oak. Check out Fruita wood chunks to get the best quality wood.
- Get your smoker or grill(with one side of burners lit) up to about 240-255 degrees and put your tri-tip on over indirect heat.
- Cook for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temp hits 130.
- At this point remove your tri tip and place over high heat on a grill (this called reverse searing, its the best way to do a tri-tip).
- Sear all sides of the tri-tip until the internal temp hits 140-145.
- Take off and let rest 10 min before cutting against the grain.
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Everything we learned about Thanksgiving we owe to Ms Karmel! We now are famous for our grilled turkey which is as tender as the day is long, because we Brine it the night before and use a Turkey Sitter to cook it on the grill. Now we have a new stuffing recipe to add to the mix, we are normally a StoveTop Stuffing kind of house, but it is nice to see a recipe we can sink our teeth into. I mean, sausage is about as good as bacon when it comes to spicing things up, so respect the Thankgiving and dig in!
By ELIZABETH KARMEL
The Associated Press
This Southern sausage dressing — also known as my mom’s — is baked in a casserole dish and served on the side. But if you love to stuff your turkey, try this recipe and stuff it into your bird. After all, Thanksgiving is about traditions and we are all partial to our own.
SOUTHERN SAUSAGE DRESSING
Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes
12-ounce package Cubed Herb Seasoned Pepperidge Farm Stuffing mix
1/2 loaf of favorite bread, crumbled (about 3 cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound bulk hot sage sausage
1 bunch celery, chopped
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray (or butter).
In a large bowl, mix together the stuffing mix and crumbled bread. Set aside, but toss occasionally to help the bread dry out.
In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up any large chunks, until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the meat to paper towels to absorb excess fat.
Return the skillet to the heat. Add a splash of olive oil or a small pat of butter. Add the celery and onions, then saute until the onions start to caramelize, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer the cooked sausage and the sauteed vegetables to the bowl of stuffing mix and bread. Toss well. Add the melted butter and toss to evenly mix. Drizzle in the broth, mixing until the stuffing is evenly moist and holds together, but isn’t too wet. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until browned on top.
Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 540 calories; 230 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 26 g fat (11 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 70 mg cholesterol; 58 g carbohydrate; 19 g protein; 5 g fiber; 1,050 mg sodium.
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Looking for a meatloaf that is different, with a little Heat? We wanted to share one of Dennis’ recipes with you for his sweet and spicy meatloaf. Reva Foods has a line of BBQ sauces and Ketchups that are absolutely unique and delicious at the same time! Dennis’ Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce, It’s the “Flavor of Paradise”, only hotter!
2 lbs ground beef – 10% fat
1/4 cup finely diced onions
1/4 cup finely diced green red peppers
1/4 cup finely diced red peppers
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 large egg (beaten)
18oz jar Dennis’ Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Set aside 1 cup of Dennis’ Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
• In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
• Get in there with your hands and mix all ingredients thoroughly. Ensure all are blended evenly.
• Place the mixture in a 5×9 inch meatloaf or bread pan and form into a loaf being sure to fill all gaps in the sides.
• Pour the remaining 1 cup of BBQ sauce over the top of the mixture and spread evenly.
• Cook for 1 – 1 1/4 hours or until an instant read thermometer reads 175 when inserted into the center of the loaf. No part of the meatloaf should be pink.
• Remove meatloaf from oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
• Cut meatloaf into 1″ thick slices.
• Have more Dennis’ Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce ready to serve on the side
This recipe is courtesy of Reva Foods LLC, see the original post here.
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When I got the email from Mitch Benjamin of Meat Mitch that they had places #1 and #2 in the Gettin' Sauced BBQ sauce competition, I was thrilled, but not in the least bit surprised! We started carrying Meat Mitch in the last couple of months and have been testing both sauces with very positive results and even better feedback. The sauces have a unique flavor with the Whomp! being a little spicier and the Naked Whomp being all natural, total High Furctose Corn Syrup FREE and just as delicious but not as spicy.
Everyone who has tried them has absolutely loved them and the color that they produce when glazed on the meat is just an added bonus. Give them both a try!
This sauce is all about the sweet and spice, it is a Kansas City Style through and through. It is a sauce that is great on just about everything. Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition BBQ Sauce is sweet, with a combination of brown sugar and ketchup as the primary ingredients, with a spicy kick to it.
Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! is made by a BBQ Competition team so it has a awesome flavor profile as well as a sweetness that you would expect to find in a KC style Sauce. It has a vinegar taste with a lot of all natural sweetness. The brown sugar stands out and it is definitely a sweet sauce, no real heat to speak of even though it claims to contain chili peppers
Click the link below to see all the 2011 Results from the competition, big thanks to Man Up Texas BBQ for posting this information!