Maintaining Your Grill and Keeping It Clean (and then cooking an amazing pork shoulder)

Sponsored by Ace Hardware I get asked often about how I keep my grills clean given how frequently I use them. We cook at least 5 nights a week on my Traegers– and often more than that. And some days, we have multiple grills rolling smoke, cooking a variety of things for one meal. WhileContinue reading “Maintaining Your Grill and Keeping It Clean (and then cooking an amazing pork shoulder)”

Pork Loin Roast: a versatile summer cook

Sponsored by the National Pork Board Don’t forget about pork this grilling season! There are so many delicious cuts and when you cook it just right, you cannot beat the flavor, texture and great value. At our house, we eat pork on a regular basis– most often bone-in pork chops. A simple reverse sear onContinue reading “Pork Loin Roast: a versatile summer cook”

Orange-Maple Glazed Ham

Let’s be honest… ham isn’t exactly a tradition in my family. We aren’t Kosher, but it’s not often you have ham on Hanukkah. 🙂  However, this is a delicious ham recipe, that we use, and I highly recommend serving it with scalloped potatoes and a steamed vegetable. Enjoy! Glaze Ingredients: Juice and pulp from twoContinue reading “Orange-Maple Glazed Ham”

Breakfast Kebabs

Ingredients: 3 links of precooked sausage (we used Polish sausage) 2 Young potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 Yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares BBQ seasoning of your choice Pat of butter  Two eggs Tools: Stainless steel skewers Saucepan of boiling water Sharp knife Grill or firepit with direct heat source SmallContinue reading “Breakfast Kebabs”

Homemade Tamales

We recently discovered a great way to use and repurpose leftovers into something quick and delicious for dinner in a hurry. Homemade tamales! So far, we’ve made them with leftover shredded smoked chicken, and pulled pork. This weekend brisket is on the menu, and you can bet we’ll be keeping some leftovers to try asContinue reading “Homemade Tamales”

Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork

Is Mexican food in your future with the pulled pork you are cooking? We made a sauce the other day that is perfect to pour on a pork shoulder right before you wrap it.  This sauce gives that pork a flavorful spicy kick. It’s like an easier version of carnitas.  Ingredients- 1 can of chilesContinue reading “Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork”

Pulled Pork Baked Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 1 cup Shredded pork shoulder 2 Russet potatoes Cheddar cheese sauce (or shredded cheddar cheese) Green onions- sliced Bacon- chopped into bits Butter- cubed Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, The Original **** COOKING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Bake russet potatoes at 350 for 90 minutes until soft when squeezed (cook on the grill or smoker for extraContinue reading “Pulled Pork Baked Potatoes”