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Pancho and Lefty Steak Marinade
Pancho and Lefty Steak Marinade

Pancho and Lefty Steak Marinade now comes in a new shaker bottle, with some product tweaks to deliver positive results from a proven formula. When the new bottles appeared, SCA cookers were searching for the old bags, and they asked us about the changes. So we asked Roland about the changes.

Updates to Pancho and Lefty Steak Marinade.

  1. Roland’s personal complaint of the old formula is that it could turn steaks to mush if marinated too long. So he added a tenderizer that contained MSG to make it more forgiving.
  2. There is a new component that enhances steak color creating a nice reddish mahogany appearance.
  3. The new formula packs a bigger punch of beef flavor with MSG to get more in that single bite.

Roland fully understands that change can be tough, especially when people have created a cooking process based on his product being a specific way. Some will love it and some are gonna hate it. Roland is happy with all the positive results the updated marinade has delivered so far. There definitely will be a small learning curve and adjustment period, but the end result is a better product.

BBQ Pro Shop wants to give a huge shout out to Roland for sharing this with you, we hope it will help you better understand the revisions made. There are so many great products from P&L Steaks. you can check out the entire line up at BBQPROSHOP.COM.


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BBQ Rub Gift Packs are the perfect gift for friends and family who want to be introduced to new flavors. The BBQ Pros have put together our Top 7 suggestions for BBQ Rub Gift Packs to please BBQ Family near and far! All of our prices include shipping so it’s the ideal 2020 holiday gift!

BBQ Pro Shop Factory Team Champion Gift Pack

The Factory Team Champions Pack boasts versatile flavors that help the pitmaster in your life achieve pro results. Pure seasoning magic from some of the biggest names in competition BBQ and food sport, where flavor is everything!

BBQ Pro Shop Factory Team Gourmet Pack

The Factory Team Gourmet Pack is perfect for special occasion cooking or whenever you want to impress. From the grill to the smoker to the oven, the possibilities are endless with these premium blends. You’ll reach for them all the time, whether cooking indoors or outdoors!

Heath Riles Steak Gift Pack - BBQ Gift Box

The Heath Riles Steak Gift Pack saw explosive growth of his namesake brand in 2020. The Heath Riles system is all about mixing and matching flavors to taste. So these four rubs, when mixed and matched pack a powerful punch on steak, but will anchor any spice rub drawer!

Loot N Booty Ultimate Starter Set - Gift Box BBQ

Loot N Booty Ultimate Starter Kit – Loot N Booty introduced all of these rubs in 2020 and the Jolly Roger Garlic Jalapeno Black rub is the newest of the bunch. This collection is not only a great value, but has the versatility to cook everything from chicken and ribs to veggies and competition level ribeye steaks. This is a treasure chest of flavors that would make the perfect gift for someone who knows their BBQ spices.

Fire Dancer BBQ Ultimate Starter Set - BBQ Gift Box - Malcom Reed

Fire Dancer BBQ Ultimate Starter Kit – Fire Dancer BBQ is another new entry for 2020, when Malcom Reed of How To BBQ Right fame made some competition chicken thighs using Fire Dancer Chicken Rub, this brand was officially on the map. The All Purpose rub is so much more than your average SPG (Salt, Pepper, Garlic) rub, and the pork rub packs spices not normally found in your average Pork rubs. This gift pack will light a fire and have the taste buds dancing!

Flavor Anonymous Ultimate Steak Gift Pack - BBQ Gift Box

Flavor Anonymous Ultimate Steak Gift Pack – FA as it’s known on the street has been the breakout brand of 2020, introducing a whole new line of products, Flavor Anonymous set out to be anything but typical. Moo’d Enhancer is an old formula that when reintroduced with Double Down, packs a punch on steaks that is hard to describe just how good it is. Ante Up is wood fired flavor in a pouch that punches up grilled veggies and so much more. Rehab your friends and family and drop this gift pack off to show them the way!

Boars Night Out - Backyard Gift Pack - BBQ Gift Box

Boars Night Backyard Gift Pack – The Southern Gentlemen from Boars Night Out BBQ have won rib contests, whole hog and pork shoulder. When they went on the SCA circuit they tore that up as well. This trio of rubs is the secret to their success. They use combinations of these three to excite the flavors of whatever they are cooking and when dialed in, there is no contest these rubs cannot win. Keep an eye out for the all new Boars Night Out Spicy Double Garlic Butter due out before the holidays!

These are just seven of so many more gift packs that are on sale and ready to ship, email us at with questions or if we can help in anyway!


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If you’re looking for something fun to cook up for the special day, take a look at our Test Kitchen Videos. They offer fun and creative recipes for Father’s Day and a great way to use some of the rubs and sauces offered at BBQ Pro Shop.

Perfect Recipes for the perfect Father’s Day celebration.

Cast Iron Skillet Wagyu Sliders

Bistechmafia Skirt Steak Sandwich


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Cajun Gumbo is a southern style soup popular in Louisiana, which is the home of Chef Hans Gourmet Foods where Gumbo is the official state cuisine! Cajun Gumbo is made with a base of strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and three kinds of vegetables ― celery, bell peppers, and onions. Check out this delicious recipe from Chef Han’s using Chef Hans’ Gumbo Seasoning Mix.

A boiling pot of chicken & andouille gumbo brings cajun flavors to your table.
A boiling pot of chicken & andouille gumbo brings cajun flavors to your table.

1 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup Purpose flour
3 Yellow Onions
3 Red bell peppers, seeded, chopped (about 7 cups)
4 Celery stalks, chopped (about 3 cups)
4 Garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup Chef Hans Gumbo Seasoning Mix
1 cup Dry white wine
1 28 ounce can Diced tomatoes with juice
1 gallon Water or Stock
2 lbs. Andouille sausage, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 lbs. Skinless boneless chicken thighs or Breast , cut into 1-inch cubes
1 16 ounce package Okra/ Frozen Sliced
1 cup Bacon/ chopped fine
2 lbs. Shrimp/ peeled deveined medium shrimp
1 cup Parsley/Chopped
1 cup Green Onions/Chopped
1 package Steamed Rice /Cooked Separate (Chef Hans preference Bashmati)
1 lb. Dry rice to 2 parts water + 1 tsp Salt+ 1/2 stick butter = 3 lbs

Heat your Black Iron Skillet until almost smoking add oil and then your flour. Stir until it Becomes Chocolate color you may have to reduce heat to medium this depends on your stove. Add bacon stirring, then add your yellow Onions & Garlic and cook for a minute. Then add all the rest of the vegetables. This will cool your roux down. Add water or stock. Add Chef Hans Seasoning, Okra, Tomatoes; Cook for 30 minutes slowly. Then add Chicken, Sausage, and Wine. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add Shrimp last and cook for 10 more minutes. Add Parsley & Green Onions last few minutes before removing from Stove. It is always important to use a ladle and remove all the oil off the TOP. Do this often while cooking until most of the oil has been removed.

Chicken & Andouille Cajun Gumbo Recipe

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Chef Hans Wild Rice Pilaf mix is a perfect side dish but can also be used as the main player. When using wild rice in your favorite creole dish, it adds the perfect compliment to a classic dish. Check out this recipe to make some delicious Oyster and Shrimp Creole.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Shrimp and Oysters

1 package Chef Hans Wild Rice Mix
2 1/4 cups water
1/2 stick butter
1 pint oysters
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can mushroom soup
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup half-and-half, may substitute milk
Chef Hans Creole Seasoning to taste

Preheat oven to 300°.

Cook the wild rice mix in water according to directions and set aside.

Melt butter in a saucepan and saute the oysters and shrimp over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the mushroom soup, green onions, Worcestershire, and half-and-half.

Bring to a simmer and fold in the cooled wild rice blend.

Season to taste.

Place in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.

Serves 4.

Chef Hans' Wild Rice Pilaf with Oysters and Shrimp