The Difference Between Grilling and BBQ

Kevin C.Grilling and Barbecue are sometimes thought of the same cooking method by most. Unless you are a pro on the patio or in the backyard, you may not know the difference. Have no worries, I am here to help a little with that and assist you with choosing the right meat for the right application. Continue reading “The Difference Between Grilling and BBQ”

Weekly Ad Recipe – Hoisin Grilled Pork Chops

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The Hoisin Sauce mixed with barbecue sauce and honey makes this a wonderful glaze. I loved it! This is definitely going to be a regular dinner at our house. Enjoy! Continue reading “Weekly Ad Recipe – Hoisin Grilled Pork Chops”

Ultimate Baked Beans Featuring: Four Brothers Bacon

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It’s almost football season, which means back to school, cooler weather, shorter days, and of course tailgating get-togethers. Be the host (or guest) with the most this fall with this wonderful baked beans recipe. This side dish takes a fun spin on a traditional in-the-can baked beans recipe, but it is almost just as simple!

To begin, I purchased one 12 oz. pack of Four Brothers smoked bacon along with my other http://cobornsblog.com/2015/08/30/ultimate-baked-beans-featuring-four-brothers-bacon/subheadercoborns-2/ingredients. I cooked and prepared the bacon to my liking and prepped all of my other ingredients by measuring out the correct amounts. Once my sauces were measured and my onions were chopped I emptied the 2 cans of Bush’s Baked Beans into the slow cooker and then added in the ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and brown sugar.

Next I chopped up the bacon into pieces. Instead of chopping the bacon pieces up with a knife, I opted to use a heavy-duty kitchen scissors. I found this to be easier because the grease from the bacon can make cutting bacon a little tricky and it was also a quicker option. Once the bacon is added, simply stir the ingredients thoroughly together in the slow cooker and heat on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout. You can then reduce the heat to low or warm.

This dish is great and is made so simple because it can be prepared in a slow cooker with very little maintenance. I personally love anything that has been prepared in a slow cooker, and it’s even easier way to haul this side dish to a tailgating party and to keep it warm prior to it being served. However, this dish can also be prepared by cooking it in the oven in a large oven safe dish. Simply bake it in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes, or until warmed throughout.

Kids and adults alike will love this recipe- who could resist barbecue sauce and bacon? And now you have a fun and tasty alternative to an age-old side dish.

I hope you were fond of this fun recipe and that your transition from summer to fall is a smooth one! Enjoy!

 

Ultimate Baked Beans Featuring: Four Brothers Bacon
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Oz. Package Four Brothers Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Mustard
  • 2 – 28 Oz. Cans Baked Beans
  • 1 Small Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Barbeque Sauce
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cook in slow cooker on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.
  3. Reduce heat to low or warm, while serving.
Notes
Alternate cooking method:
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine all ingredients in a large oven safe dish and stir.
Bake in 400°F oven for 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.

 

How to pair Beer with Food

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How To Pair Beer With Food - www.cobornsblog.comGreat beer tastes even better when you surround it with the right things – family, friends, music, sports, and of course, food.  The three main ingredients in beer—malt, hops and yeast—are the elements to consider when pairing.

Malt

Malt is sweet; it’s often roasted, which caramelizes its natural sugars. Beers like porters and stouts often draw out chocolate and coffee notes from the malt, which, along with their robust character, pair well with barbequed meats.

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The variety of hops used to flavor beer can be bitter, floral, fruity and even spicy. If you are cooking spicy food, you will certainly enjoy an element of spice in your beer. I would highly recommend a hoppy India pale ale here.

Yeast

The final ingredient is yeast. American wheat beers, Belgian style witbiers and hefeweizens generally have stronger yeast flavors and pair well with lighter foods, such as seafood and salads.

How To Pair Beer With Food - www.cobornsblog.comA few of my other pairing favorites include farmhouse ale with grilled kabobs, pale ale with burgers, a good pilsner with chicken and brown ale with pork or sausage. With endless flavors, aromas, and textures, you can find a beer to pair with practically any food. It’s hard to go wrong with a good beer and grilling on a warm summer day.

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Until next time,
Cheers!

Wade
Coborn’s, Inc. Beer Category Manager

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Sweet & Spicy Baby Back Ribs

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If you want great tasting ribs just give this recipe a try. The sweet and spicy flavor of the seasonings combined with your favorite barbecue sauce makes this recipe so scrumptious! Enjoy…I did!

Sweet & Spicy Baby Back Ribs
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 T. Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 3 lbs. Pork Baby Back Ribs
  • ½ Cup Apple Juice
  • 1 Cup Your Favorite Barbecue Sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Mix seasonings; rub onto both sides of ribs.
  3. Place half the ribs in single layer on large sheet of heavy-duty foil.
  4. Bring up sides of foil; double fold top and one end.
  5. Add ¼-cup apple juice through open end of packet.
  6. Double fold remaining end to seal packet, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
  7. Repeat to make second packet.
  8. Grill packets 45 minutes to 1 hour until ribs reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  9. Remove ribs from foil; discard foil.
  10. Return ribs to grill; brush with ½ cup barbecue sauce.
  11. Grill 15 minutes, turning and brushing with remaining sauce.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Dark Horse Merlot