Over the Top Chilli

Over the Top Chilli Christine

Over the Top Chilli

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time4 hr
  • Total Time4 hr 20 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the meat patty

  • 1kg Minced Beef
  • 6 Rashers of unsmoked bacon minced in food processor
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Unsmoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 ancho chillies rehydrated and blitzed to a paste 1/2 added to mince reserve the rest for the sauce. (Or jarred chipotle or ancho paste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 2 onions
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp of coriander
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of chilli
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 2 tins tomatoes
  • 2 tins pinto beans
  • 1 tin sweetcorn
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Method

Preparing the Over the Top Chilli

1

Combine the ingredients for the beef patty and create a thick ball or patty.

2

Fry onion & celery in your pot/Dutch oven until soft add garlic and spices, fry 2-3 mins

3

Add tomatoes, remaining ancho paste and beans bring to boil.

4

Set up the BBQ for indirect cooking at 250-275f

5

Put the patty on a grill and rest on top of the pot/Dutch oven and smoke until 160 internal temperature.

6

Then remove patty, chop up and add to the chilli with the peanut butter and peppers

7

Let it smoke for another 1-3 hours topping up with water if needed.

8

Serve with rice, baked potatoes or over wedges

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Rib of Beef

Rib of Beef

The Next Cook

Budget Q is back again, and this time we are cooking a Rib of Beef.

Modifying the BBQ

After using the BBQ last time I found that the air intake blocked very quickly with ash, so I’ve modified it with a cut down sieve to try and improve matters,

We will be cooking the beef using a two zone system and finishing the beef off on the direct side (called reverse sear).

Cooking the Rib of Beef

Fill the chimney starter with charcoal and light a eco fire underneath and in 15 -20 minutes we will be ready to go.

Meanwhile I am going to setup the BUDGET thermometers. These were purchased from Aldi they retail at £12.99, but I got these on sale for £5.00, YES a fiver each ………. Bargain!

They are a single probe and they can be changed from centigrade to fahrenheit and are wireless. The base unit stays near the BBQ and the readout unit goes anywhere convenient.

I ran one thermometer for the pit temp and the other was monitoring the beef temp. I tested them together because I didn’t think they would side by side but worked very well.

I also prepared a few potatoes and popped in a tray with a bit of olive oil and salt to sit under the Rib of Beef.

When the charcoal is up to temperature carefully pour the coals onto the fire grate. Pop in small piece of your wood of choice – I went cherry.

Don’t get carried away with smoking wood. It’s easy to oversmoke. Less is more guys!

Pop on the cooking grate, insert the pit temperature probe through a screwed up piece of kitchen foil to keep it were it needs to be.

Next put the lid on and watch the pit tempature rise up to 225 / 250 f (107 / 121c).

Control the temp by opening or closing the air dampers on the bottom , leave the exhaust damper on the lid wide open.

When up to temperature open the lid and quickly pop on the meat. Push in the meat probe and quick as you can pop the lid back on making sure the exhaust damper is over the meat (so the smoke flows over the meat).

Now just relax………keep an eye on the temperatures and adjust damper accordingly. If you’re anything like me you can now tidy up the trail of destruction left behind in the kitchen.

Note on temperatures, don’t get stressed or hung up. If it goes up to 275f (135c) even 300f (149c) don’t panic and close the intake damper all the way. It’s just like steering a boat, steer and minutes later it turns ,just make slight adjustments and wait. If it goes down and the vents are wide open pop some more charcoal into your chimney and light, then pop in the BBQ.

When the meat temp reaches 120f (49c) lift off the lid and move the meat over to the hot direct side and brown on all sides until the internal temp is 135f (medium rare) 57c.

Take off the beef, lift the cooking grate and remove the potatoes and serve.

Rest the beef for 10 minutes, which allows the meat to reabsorb the juices.  As the chef you need to ensure you get the first slice – just for testing purposes of course.

Enjoy…….

 

BBQ Beef Satay Skewers

Beef Satay

BBQ Beef Satay Skewers

Beef Satay
  • Prep Time2 hr
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time2 hr 10 min
  • Yield2 Servings

Ingredients

Steak

  • 2 Sirloin steaks

Marinade

  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger – grated
  • 1 tsp of sambal or 1/2 a red chilli
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbs light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs soft brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs fish sauce

No-cook peanut sauce

  • 150g peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs soy
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp sambal or dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp grated ginger or puree
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime

Method

For the Beef Satay

1

Marinade the two sirloins and leave for at least two hours.

2

Cut into thin strips and thread onto skewers.

3

Cook for 2mins a side or until cooked to your liking.

4

Serve with lime, chilli, chopped spring onion, coriander and the satay sauce.

For the No-cook peanut sauce

5

Mix the ingredients together until you have a smooth sauce

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The ‘Classic Burger’

The Classic Burger

The ‘Classic Burger’

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Classic Burger

  • 500g steak mince
  • 150g minced streaky bacon
  • 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs Angus & Oink “The General” rub

Method

Preparing the Classic Burger

1

Combine the steak mince and minced bacon in a large bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce and rub and continue to combine until the rub is evenly spread throughout the mixture.

2

Split the mixture into 4 equal parts and form the burger patties with your hands. Remember not to press the mixture together to hard.

3

Set up your BBQ for 2 zone cooking. This will give you an area of direct heat and an area of indirect heat. Place the burgers on the cooking grate directly over the coals and close the lid.

4

When the burgers have seared nicely on the bottom (a few minutes), flip them over and add the cheese to the top. Add a few slices of streaky bacon to the grill to top the burger. Close the lid again and leave the burgers to finish cooking.

5

When your burgers hit an internal temperature of 75C, move to the indirect side of the BBQ to keep warm while the bacon finishes. Toast your burger buns over the coals for a few seconds to crisp them up.

6

To build the burgers add salad leaves, sliced red onion and some Angus & Oink Pitboss BBQ sauce to finish it all off. The toppings are entirely up to you, make it your own. You can also play around with the seasonings inside the burger to find your own secret recipe.

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MOINKs (where moo meets oink)

Moink Balls

MOINKs (where moo meets oink)

  • Prep Time25 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr 10 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the MOINKs

  • 400g beef mince
  • 12 streaky bacon rashers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 60ml whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • A pinch of bbq – rub we used “The General” from Angus & Oink
  • BBQ Sauce of your choice

Method

Preparing the Moinks

1

To make the meatballs combine all the ingredients apart from the bacon and BBQ sauce, make into 12 golf-ball sized meatballs.

2

Wrap a rasher of bacon round each meatball and secure with a cocktail stick. Dust with the rub.

3

Set up the BBQ to cook indirectly at around 250°F (120°C), these can be done on a tray in the oven.

4

Put the moinks on the BBQ and cook for 45 minutes (or until internal temperature is 160°F or 70°C).

5

Brush with BBQ sauce and cook for a further 10 minutes to set the glaze.

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Chimichurri Steak with a Coffee Rub

Chimichurri Steak

Chimichurri Steak with a Coffee Rub

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Yield2 Servings

Ingredients

For the Steak

  • 12oz Bone-in ribeye

For the Coffee Rub

  • 3 Tbs fresh, finely ground coffee
  • 1 Tbs sea salt
  • 1 Tbs freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs Dark Brown Sugar

For the Chimichurri

  • Bunch of Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried Tarragon
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (you can add more if you like it hot)
  • 2 1/2 Tbs olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Method

Preparing the Chimichurri Steak

1

Place all the ingredients in a mini chopper and blitz. If it’s too thick add some water. Taste and adjust as necessary. I like mine sharp so sometimes add more lemon juice or red wine vinegar. This can be made the day before and will even keep in the fridge for up to a week. Making it in advance allows the flavours to come together.

2

Get a nice bone in Rib Eye. Last time I made this we injected it with some Quiet Man Whiskey don’t worry if you don’t have an injector it’s just as nice without.

3

Sprinkle with Coffee Rub and leave at room temperature for 20 minutes. This can be done whilst you light the BBQ. Set up the BBQ for direct heat and bring your coals to a high heat.

4

I like my steak medium rare so we usually BBQ it to an internal temperature of 140°F or 60°C medium would be 155°F or 65°C.

5

Once cooked tent with foil (not tightly wrapped) and leave for 5-10 minutes, this allows the steak to rest and makes it tenderer. Slice and serve drizzled with the Chimichurri. Serve with Bacon wrapped onion rings, portobello mushrooms or vine tomatoes all which can be cooked on the BBQ too.

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