Dallas BBQ, Best BBQ in Dallas

Dallas BBQ recipes and reviews

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Video Of marinade and bbq sauce recipe

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your Dallas BBQ catering needs

Advertisements

Ribs with Carolina Barbecue Sauce


Ingredients

3 tablespoon(s) paprika
1/2 teaspoon(s) cayenne (ground red) pepper
1/2 teaspoon(s) celery salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
1 tablespoon(s) packed brown sugar, for sauce
2 teaspoon(s) packed brown sugar, for dry rub
Kosher salt
Pepper
2 rack(s) (2 to 2 1/2 pounds each) St. Louis-style pork ribs
1 cup(s) boiling water
3/4 cup(s) cider vinegar
3 tablespoon(s) ketchup
1/2 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper

Directions

Prepare dry rub: In bowl, combine paprika, cayenne, celery salt, mustard, cumin, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons black pepper. In large roasting pan, place ribs side by side; rub with dry rub. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover ribs and add boiling water to pan. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake 1 hour 30 minutes or until tender. Uncover ribs.
Meanwhile, prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling on medium-low. Prepare sauce: In bowl, stir vinegar, ketchup, red pepper, and remaining brown sugar.
Grill ribs, bone side down, 5 minutes, brushing with sauce. Turn ribs over; grill 5 minutes, brushing with sauce. Repeat.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

Rib-Eye Steaks with fragrant chile rub

This cut of steak is so good for grilling that we decided to include a second recipe with a different flavor profile. As with the previous recipe, the rub here is rather assertive. But the heat of the chile peppers is tamed by the dairy fat in the butter sauce. We recommend getting the steak cut at least 1 inch thick and using the “sear and move” technique, as in the previous recipe. Sear the meat over high heat to develop a good crust, then move it over medium low heat to gently cook the interior to medium-rare. Of course, you could cook the steaks for more or less time, according to how you like them done.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, high (500°F)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Charcoal:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals) with high- and low-heat areas
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, red hot
12-by-12-inch bed with a 4-inch-deep area for high heat and a 2-inch-deep area for low heat
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

TIMING
Prep: 5 minutes (plus 5 minutes for rub and salsa butter)
Grill: About 10 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Long-handled tongs.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
4 boneless beef rib-eye steaks, each 8 to 10 ounces and about 1 inch thick
½ cup Fragrant Chile Rub
Oil for coating grill grate
½ cup Salsa Butter.

DIRECTIONS
1. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels, then scatter the chile rub over the steaks, patting it in with your fingers. Let the meat rest at room temperature as you heat the grill.
2. Heat the grill as directed.
3. Brush the grill grate and coat it with oil. Grill the steaks over high heat until darkly crusted, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low (on a gas grill) or move the steaks to the low-heat area (on a charcoal or wood grill), cover, and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes for medium-rare to medium-done (135° to 140°F). Transfer to a platter, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 to 8 minutes.
4. Serve with the Salsa Butter.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

Dallas Cowboys have found their running back


Dallas Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

Reading Food Label & How to Make Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza Recipe

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

Dallas-area mechanic rescues red-tailed hawk after it crashes into car’s grille

GRAPEVINE, Texas — A hawk that struck a car traveling more than 60 mph survived but needed the help of a Dallas-area mechanic to extract it from the vehicle’s grille.

Matt Whitehead, a mechanic at Park Place Lexus in Grapevine, says he thought the red-tailed hawk was dead until the animal blinked. But it wasn’t even missing a feather.

WFAA-TV reports a driver on Saturday stopped by the dealership to say he the bird flew into the front of his car.

Whitehead extricated the hawk by breaking apart the grille. The bird could flap its wings, but not fly.

Whitehead took the injured creature to veterinarian Greg Moore, who said Monday he’s monitoring the animal and is optimistic that the hawk will recover from a concussion and internal injuries.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your Dallas BBQ catering needs

Dallas Cowboys Tailgating Recipes: The Commissioner’s Jambalaya

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
salt and ground black pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds sausage cut in quarter-inch slices
4 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
5 cups chicken stock or water flavored with chicken bouillon
2 tablespoon seasoning salt
2 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet (browning and seasoning sauce)
4 cups long grain rice
2 cups chopped green onions
(12 to 15 servings)
Method

Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Brown in hot oil in 8-quart Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat.
Add sausage; cook 5 to 7 minutes.
Remove chicken and sausage from pan; set aside.
Add onion, celery, green bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring, 7 to 10 minutes or until vegetables begin to wilt.
Stir in chicken stock, reserved chicken and sausage, seasoning salt and Kitchen Bouquet.
Bring to a boil.
Add rice and return to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to simmer.
Cook 10 minutes; remove cover and quickly turn rice from top to bottom completely.
Replace cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
Stir in green onions.
For brown jambalaya, add 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar to hot oil and caramelize, or make a roux, or use Kitchen Bouquet.
For red jambalaya, add about one-quarter cup paprika or use half stock and half tomato juice or V-8 for your liquid.
For seafood jambalaya, add cooked seafood when rice is cooked.

If using an electric stove, reduce cooking time by 3 to 4 minutes.

Four Tips: Use 1 cup of rice for every 2 cups of vegetables (onion, celery, bell pepper). Use 1 1/4 cups of liquid for every 1 cup of uncooked rice. 1 cup of uncooked rice will make 3 cups of cooked rice, season accordingly. Cook jambalaya for a total of 25 to 30 minutes, stirring well after 10 minutes.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

Dallas Cowboys Lose Two Offensive Starters: Injury Update

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-3 after falling to the New England Patriots on October 16. But the scoreboard wasn’t the only area where the Cowboys lost. Dallas must now contend with injuries to two offensive starters. Both could be season ending. Felix Jones(notes) and Bill Nagy(notes) both left the New England game with serious injuries. Both will be huge blows to a team that is already struggling in 2011. Dallas will be hard pressed to find success with the loss of these two players.

The injury to Jones is particularly bad because it will limit the Dallas running game. Jones had a dislocated shoulder that he was battling through to begin with. Now he can add a high ankle sprain to his injury sheet. Jones suffered the injury in the first half and did not return to action. Dallas owner Jerry Jones essentially ruled Jones out for Dallas’s next game against the St. Louis Rams and expressed concern about prognosis. It could take at least a couple of months for Jones to recover from the injury. If that is the case, his season will be over. The best case scenario will keep jones out for a month. Dallas will look to Tashard Choice(notes) and DeMarco Murray(notes) to carry the running game. Neither is anything close to the threat that Jones is. There was a reason that he was playing hurt for the past few games. Dallas doesn’t have enough depth the position.

The injury to Nagy won’t make the running game issue any easier to solve. The Dallas line is already hobbled and Nagy’s injury takes away a starter for the rest of the year. Nagy fractured his ankle and will likely miss the rest of the season. The injury will take him a couple of months to recover from and there is little chance that he will see action again in 2011. The Dallas line has had a lot of issues but Nagy was one of the bright spots. Dallas has several games left against some fearsome pass rushing defenses. Without Nagy, they are at a major disadvantage.

Dallas is already prone to mistakes. When you add depth issues to that mix, the offense is shaky at best. The Cowboys were optimistic about the 2011 season when it began. With the weakness in the NFC East, Dallas had a shot to return to the playoffs. But with all that has happened so far, the Cowboys are closer to finishing last than they are to finishing first.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

OU weekend brings $34 million to Dallas economy

One weekend a year, Longhorn football becomes just as important to the city of Dallas as it is to Austin.

The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated about 92,000 UT and Oklahoma fans flock to the DFW metroplex annually for the Red River Rivalry. Phillip Jones, DCVB president, said an estimated $34 million was spent over the course of the 2011 Texas-OU weekend by both Longhorn and Sooner fans.

“It’s the single biggest tourism weekend for the city of Dallas,” Jones said. “The football game is an event we’re honored to have, and it’s an event we bank on for a number of reasons. It’s too important to even have a discussion on losing it.”

Jones said past reports have shown area hotels running at least 90 percent occupancy from the Friday before the game until the Sunday after. He said downtown bars and nightclubs have reported record-high alcohol sales during the course of the weekend, and restaurants and shopping venues are typically packed with visitors.

UT fans in need of game-day gear packed the Dallas University Co-op location on Northwest Highway on Friday evening, searching clothing racks already sifted thin from shoppers earlier in the week. Store manager Roy James said sales were up 400 percent on Oct. 3 from a regular Monday.

“In the beginning of the week, most of the folks that come in are looking for tailgate items,” James said. “Later on in the week, they come in looking for shirts and hats and dresses — things they want to wear to the game.”

Jones said despite talk of moving the game to the Cowboy Stadium, he and other Dallas officials will do everything they can to keep the “iconic event” at the Cotton Bowl on State Fair grounds.

State Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding said nearly 100,000 more tourists visit the grounds on Texas-OU weekend than regular weekends during fair season because the game is held at the Cotton Bowl.

“Texas-OU is huge for us,” Gooding said. “If we have good weather, that will always be our top day for food and ride coupon sales.”

Biomedical engineering junior Adrian Adame said he traveled to Dallas with his Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers on Friday and personally spent about $40 on food and ride tickets at the fair.

Adame said this money, along with restaurant receipts and his bill at a downtown Marriott Hotel, added up to about $375 during the weekend.

Adame said his entire fraternity spent nearly $2,500 on a bar tab Saturday night, in addition to paying for buses to and from Dallas.

Although some traveled in Dallas via charter bus, Dallas Area Rapid Transit spokesman Morgan Lyons said others chose to avoid traffic by boarding one of two DART Light Rail lines. According to the DART website, lines ran directly to and from the fair, as well as across fair grounds, with ticket fares between $2 and $10. On Texas-OU game day, Lyons said the three-car trains depart multiple stations, some on 10 to 15 minute intervals beginning at 7 a.m., and carry nearly 500 people each.

Lyons said after taking note of crowded trains on the 2010 game day, DART officials added a text messaging service to update riders on capacity and estimated trip lengths.

Lyons said despite crowds on the DART Rail, officials have rarely had to reprimand passengers for unruly behavior. Both Lyons and Jones said they welcome UT and Oklahoma fans each year because of what the Red River Rivalry means in the grand scheme of Dallas economics.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs

Dallas Cowboys change for the better

There hadn’t been such a striking offseason renovation at Valley Ranch since Jerry Jones visited a plastic surgeon a decade ago.

Six starters from an offense that ranked seventh in the NFL last season in scoring and total yardage were handed their pink slips this summer. Finances factored into most of the decisions, but coach Jason Garrett and Jones insisted that the primary motivation for the personnel moves was to put the best possible team on the field this season.

So far this season, the Cowboys have improved slightly in the two main offensive categories. They are averaging 24.8 points per game, up two-tenths of a point from last season. They are averaging 417.8 yards, an improvement of more than half a football field per game.

Of course, it’s misleading to judge these moves simply by comparing numbers, considering that quarterback Tony Romo missed most of last season. Let’s delve a little deeper than that by comparing each of the new starters with their predecessors in four-game progress reports.

Released: Marion Barber; Replacement: Felix Jones

This move would have made sense even without the money. The fact that Barber was due $4.75 million — none of which was guaranteed — made it an absolute no-brainer.

Jones, who took over as the lead horse in the latter half of last season, has been better than Barber. But that’s pretty faint praise.

Barber’s bruising running style seemed to take its toll on him as soon as he signed a seven-year, $45 million contract extension after his 2007 Pro Bowl campaign, when he rushed for a career-high 975 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns. He looked done in 2010, when he averaged 3.3 yards per carry and rushed for a career-low four touchdowns. He’s been active for only one of four games after signing with the Chicago Bears.

There remain questions, however, about whether Jones is cut out to be a featured back. His stats this season (56 carries for 241 yards and a touchdown) are decent, but he’s had one great performance against the Redskins and three games when he was held in check. And the Cowboys’ running game has sputtered, ranking 25th in the league (86.8 yards per game).

Ideally, third-round pick DeMarco Murray will prove capable of carrying a sizeable share of the workload. He’s been a bit player so far after missing all of training camp with a strained hamstring.

Regardless of the production by the running backs who remain on the roster, it was a good decision to move on from Barber.

Released: Roy Williams; Replacement: Dez Bryant.

Williams was the biggest trade bust in franchise history. This was addition by subtraction, and it was a bonus that the Cowboys were able to create $5 million in salary cap space by designating him as a June 1 cut.

Bryant has too much talent to be below an unproductive starter on the depth chart. The numbers Bryant posted during an injury-shortened rookie season as a third receiver were on par with Williams’ stats from his best season with the Cowboys, when he was supposed to be the No. 1 receiver.

If Bryant can get healthy and continue to grow up, he has the potential to live up to the No. 88 previously worn by Ring of Honor receivers Drew Pearson and Michael Irvin.

The Cowboys are counting on Bryant to do much more than replace Williams’ production (37 catches for 530 yards and five TDs last season). Laurent Robinson, who was signed off the street in September, will probably put up those kinds of numbers.

Released: Chris Gronkowski; Replacement: Tony Fiammetta.

It could be argued that a fullback doesn’t belong on this list, because it’s a position the Cowboys rarely use for more than 15 snaps per game.

Gronkowski was inconsistent as a lead blocker and will be best remembered for a blown assignment on a blitz pickup that resulted in Romo’s broken collarbone. The Cowboys tried to replace him with seventh-round pick Shaun Chapas, who didn’t perform well enough in the preseason to make the 53-man roster.

Fiammetta, who was claimed off waivers from Carolina, is more physical and athletic than Gronkowski. It’s coincidence that the Cowboys’ one big rushing game this season came in one of the two games that Fiammetta has been active.

Released: Marc Colombo; Replacement: Tyron Smith.

The Cowboys upgraded at right tackle the second they selected Smith with the ninth overall pick in the draft, the first time in 30 years the franchise had used a first-round pick on an offensive linemen.

Colombo’s stint in Dallas was a major success story, considering that he gave the Cowboys three and a half good seasons as a starter after being picked up off the scrap heap while fighting back from a career-threatening knee injury. But it was painfully obvious in 2010 that age and injuries had robbed him of his ability to be an adequate starter.

The 20-year-old Smith has been the Cowboys’ best offensive linemen in the first month of his career. He’s good right now. He should be great soon and for a long time.

Released: Leonard Davis; Replacement: Bill Nagy.

Davis, whose release created $6 million in cap space, is still unemployed. What does that tell you about the former Pro Bowler’s performance last season?

Nagy, a seventh-round pick, might not be a long-term solution. He might not even be a short-term solution. Derrick Dockery, the eight-year veteran signed just before the season began, might have seized the starting job if he didn’t suffer a knee injury during the Week 2 win over San Francisco.

But Nagy hasn’t been bad, even though he tends to get overpowered at times. He certainly hasn’t been worse than Davis was last season, and Davis was being paid like a premier guard.

Released: Andre Gurode; Replacement: Phil Costa.

This is the one spot where a strong argument can be made that the Cowboys took a step back.

Costa has spent time in the national spotlight, but he would much rather have remained anonymous. His three premature shotgun snaps in a Monday night game against Washington — and ensuing accusations that the Redskins were illegally imitating Romo’s cadence — sparked a pretty good controversy.

Just remember that Gurode’s shotgun snaps were somewhat of an adventure, too. Romo’s ridiculous scramble for a first down against the Rams in 2007 started when Gurode airmailed a snap 30 yards deep, you know. That was one of several errant snaps for Gurode in that game and during his Dallas tenure.

Gurode played in the past five Pro Bowls, but his past two invitations were based on reputation, not performance. He’s a more powerful player than Costa, but Costa is quicker and a better fit for the Cowboys’ screen game.

And the move makes sense because of the dollars: Gurode was due $5.5 million, more than 10 times what Costa will make as a minimum-salary second-year player.

Dallas Wedding Caterers offer their services for special events including Weddings and Ring Ceremonies.
Dallas BBQ Catering also provides perfect BBQ food, reasonably priced and presented in the authentic Texan style.
Call: 972-741-8864 to discuss your BBQ catering needs