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I found these beautiful beef back ribs at the local Walmart, of all places! A very simple seasoning of salt, pepper and garlic powder and a light brush of Garland Jack’s Secret Six Original Sauce was all they needed. They really turned out great, super moist and tender and full of flavor. Click on the photo to see how it’s done.
The Flat Iron Steak, a.k.a. Top Blade Steak, is one of the most flavorful and tender steaks you can throw on the grill. The only challenge is the ridiculously tough line of connective tissue that runs down the middle. If your butcher hasn’t removed it for you, you’ll have some dissecting to do. Click on the photo for detailed instructions for butchering and preparing this awesome meal.
I received a sample bottle of Just Leave the Bones BBQ sauce from Brian Corbett of Smokin’ Skullies BBQ, LLC, and my first impression right out of the bottle was WOW! It’s tangy first, with just the right amount of sweet and savory in the background. Then comes the kick, not overwhelming but definitely a presence on the finish.
I tried Just Leave the Bones, first on chicken thighs and then babyback ribs, and the results were very good to say the least, but when I used it in my pulled pork recipe, I was absolutely floored! The balance of flavors is the perfect compliment to the tender, smokey goodness of a well cooked pork butt. I will seriously consider using Just Leave the Bones in my competition pork entries this year, that’s how good it is. I can’t wait to try it on Brisket.
Congratulations to Brian on a well crafted competition quality BBQ sauce!
You can find Just Leave the Bones at http://www.justleavethebones.com/
One of my favorite competitions of the year, and by far the closest to home, The Hudson Valley Ribfest this past weekend was a blast. As usual, we met some old friends and made some new ones too. We shared a pot luck dinner with some neighbors and plenty of great food and cold beer was consumed. It just doesn’t get much better than that.
We also had the good fortune to take a walk at the awards ceremony! This time it was second place for chicken. Go Hogs!