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Draper’s BBQ Moo’d Enhancer

Moo'd Enhancer from Drapers BBQ Comes in 1LB Packages!

One thing we love about this business is that there is no shortage of creative names around the incredible rubs and spices that we get to try. And Draper’s BBQ Moo’d Enhancer is in the top of the running for fun names, that not only nails the name of his newest beef rub, but really brings home the “Bovine Enhancement Powder” to something that is again special and unique.

Shane Draper is the man behind this latest spice and insiders in the industry tell me that he did a lot of research to find the perfect mix of herbs and spices to compliment this Beef Rub. It contains Sea Salt as the primary ingredient, and also throws in some paprika for flavor and color. It gives the beef a great light orange hue when rubbed on. The garlic and onion are just standards with Beef and it contains just a little MSG, which is something that competition folk are always looking for to provide that tenderness.

Shane set us up with a 1LB bag for sample and we have used on on NY Strips, Prime Rib, Ribeyes and some filet’s. Evvery one just raves about the stuff and wants to know more. The classic AP Rub used to be my goto on ribeye steaks. This new one is not as sweet and has a blend of herbs and spices with some heat that appears to be black pepper and some chipolte which provides an incredible aroma.

All and all, very excited to get this on my next brisket and really excited to start carrying the new 1LB packages which are now in resealable bags for long term maximum freshness. Not so sure that this bag will last too long. The package suggests trying this on all things that moo. So we are gearing up for some burgers, maybe trying it on tacos and possibly some pot roast. The heat hangs around for a little, but certainly is not too overpowering.

Steak au Poivre Recipe

Nantucket Off-Shore Prarie Rub

Nantucket Off-Shore Prarie Rub is Available at www.bbqproshop.com

Nantucket Off-Shore Prairie Rub is seriously the ninja in your spice cabinet! We have found that it is great as a seasoning on hamburgers and really makes the perfect burger. But when it comes to beef, Nantucket Off-Shore Prairie Rub really delivers. Here is a simple recipe for Steak au Poivre, or Pepper Steak!

3 Tablespoons of Nantucket Off-Shore Prairie Rub

1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steak or Filet Mignon

Kosher Salt

  1. Place meat in a baking pan or on a plate and rub the meat with olive oil.
  2. Cover the meat with the Nantucket Off-Shore Prairie Rub and apply Kosher Salt to taste
  3. Grill the steak to desired tenderness over high direct heat (4 minutes per side)
  4. Remove meat from grill and let stand for 5 minutes.

Serves 2

BBQ Pro Shop: Skirt Steak Smackdown

Three Rubs, Two Sauces, Awesome Skirt Steaks

We have had an influx of new rubs and sauces at the BBQ Pro Shop and last night we felt like Skirt Steaks and thought we should try them with Rub rather than the usual Soy Vey which is our standard. So last night we did a Skirt Steak Smackdown and compared Cripple Creek Barbeque All Purpose Spice Rub, Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning, and  Wine Country Chef Organic BBQ Spice Rub just to see how they all taste on a cheap steak like skirt steak.

Having worked at  butcher shop for many years in high school, trimming skirt steaks, grilling skirt steaks, I discovered that the secret to the perfect skirt steak is to have it tenderized at the butcher. Gretchen discovered that Whole Foods will run it through their tenderizer for you and this opens up the meat, makes it pretty thin and allows it to be tender and delicious. The thicker the better if you like it somewhat rare, but if you marinate or put rub on it, the taste is fantastic.

So we seasoned up the steaks and put them on the grill directly over high heat and it is important to pay close attention to the grill as depending on the thickness of the steak, it could burn. As you could see from the photo these were really thin, so a quick sear on each side usually does the trick. After grilling these, I rubbed the  Cripple Creek Barbeque All Purpose Spice Rub and then sauced it after coming off the grill with Cripple Creek Barbeque Roasted Garlic Sauce (Unavailable at press time, thanks @cripplecreekBBQ) and it was delicious. The spice in the rub combined perfectly with the spice in the sauces and the garlic flavoring was just perfect. Loved it!

The next steak was seasoned with Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning which is coming very soon to BBQ Pro Shop and then sauced with Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Original which was our first try of big butz and the first time we used Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning as well. We found that the Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning was perfect on steak! It combined the seasonings and taste you would expect on steak and it brought out the flavor of the meat more than anything. Our belief is that this is all about the meat, especially when you are spending money on beef, that you can taste it.

The Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Original was sublime, what Gretchen I felt was the classic, perfect BBQ sauce. Great sweetness, smokey flavor and a little spicy bite that lets you know that this was made with some love! This sauce is homeade in small batches and we just loved it Complimented the steak and allowed the flavor of the meat through which was pretty exciting that it didn’t over power the meat. Got my wife singing, “I like Big Butz….” Buy it at BBQ Pro Shop and it comes in a lot of flavors, check it out in our BBQ Sauces section.

Finally, we loved the Wine Country Chef Organic BBQ Spice Rub as these organic ingredients in the rub make it so flavorful and it really does excite the senses from the aroma of the spices to the natural flavor of the organic spice rub. Gretchen felt like it had somewhat of a peppery overtone that she did not like, however I love pepper on my steak/beef, and along with the other flavors this worked out really well. I dipped the Wine Country Chef Organic BBQ Spice Rub steak in both of the sauces and the result was very complimentary.

This wasn’t a competition as much as a tasting and although we preferred some over the other, we believe in all of the products that we carry. Give all of these Spices and Rubs and try by ordering today at BBQ Pro Shop or on Amazon!