Will Woolnough – Son of a Brisket

Meat Matters son Will Woolnough shows how easy cooking brisket can be. Follow Will on Instagram @bbqkids

Will Woolnough – Son of a Brisket

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Total Time16 hr
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Brisket Point
  • Rub of choice, (Marcus Bawden Moca Rub)

Method

1

Dad let me borrow his KJ 2 as my junior was FAR too small for this dinosaur! 😊

I got my BBQ stool and dad helped fill the BBQ with charcoal. We then set it with the deflectors (indirect cooking) and a pan underneath to catch drippy beefy fat stuff and we added some water to help the bbq hold its temperature.

I trimmed all the hard fat off from the top and bottom. Being careful using my new knife!

I then rubbed Dad calls it his ‘stash’ of Marcus Bawdon’s Mocha rub on it! It smells SOO good!

At 10pm! We waited until the BBQ was at about 110c ish and placed the brisket carefully on the grates, closed the lid and went to bed!

I couldn’t wait to see how it was going, so we checked it at 5.30am and it was at 78c and the BBQ was still at about 115c, checked there was enough charcoal and there was LOADS so went for a swim in the sea and stuff.

Came back at 2pm and the internal temp was rising but we wanted it for dinner so with dads help wrapped in butcher paper for the last few hours to get it hurrying as the smell was driving me CRAAZZY!!!

4pm we checked and the temp was right on at 93/94 all over but dad likes to prod the beef and I LOVE testing it! I just KNEW this was done as it was jiggly and felt like lava underneath!!!

We let it rest in the Yeti wrapped in tons of mums tea towels but shes doesn’t know yet!

I was able to help carve but because the brisket was so big we had to use a MASSIVE knife!!!

Dad has promised short ribs next!!

BBQ Meatloaf

Who doesn’t like meatloaf? Here’s one that is so easy to do on your BBQ.
This recipe is based on one from DJ BBQ’s aka Christian Stevenson. It was passed down to him by his Grandma.
If you have a chance I would watch some of his videos on You Tube. He has some great ideas and a huge personality.
He currently has three books in print and we can recommend them all. Some cracking recipes in there.

BBQ Meatloaf

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Total Time1 hr 15 min
  • Yield6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 pepper diced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and diced
  • 800gms mince (we used half beef, half pork)
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon bbq rub
  • 2tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 100gms stale bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150gms cheese
  • 100mls bbq sauce, we used texas chipolte this time from our freinds at red dog

Method

1

Put all the ingredients (only half the cheese) in a bowl and mix well together.

2

Shape into a rectangle and place in a disposable roasting tin.

3

Use the handle of a wooden spoon to make some diagonal indents into the top of the meat loaf.

4

Pour over half the sauce.

5

Set the bbq for indirect and get the temp up to around 180°C

6

Cook for an hour or so, checking the internal temp of the meatloaf hits 74°C.

7

Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese and cook until it’s is melted.

8

Slice it up and serve with the remainder of the sauce

9

We like to reheat this in a frying pan the next day by cooking some onions, adding some gravy and a little bbq sauce

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Hawaiian Smash Burger

Hawaiian Smash Burger

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Brioche Rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Beef Tomato
  • Pineapple (Optional)
  • 2 cheese slices (We used Jarlsberg this time)
  • Onions
  • Pickles or gherkins

Method

1

Light the BBQ and put the coals in the middle, leaving a circle round the edge with no coals (this makes sure you have a cool zone)

2

Put the plancha on and heat until hot.

3

Spray a little oil on the surface of the plancha and on the smasher

4

Put the four balls of mince on, season, smash and cook till juices start bubbling.

5

Flip, put the cheese on and cover with a cloche, you can choose double or single cheese. (adding a splash of water under your cloche will melt the cheese quicker)

6

While the burgers are cooking, toast the buns, this adds flavour and helps prevent them falling apart when you load them up.

7

Load them up and tuck in

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Meatball Pasta Bake

Meatball Pasta Bake

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr 5 min
  • Yield4 Servings
  • Cooking Method
    • Direct /Indirect

Ingredients

  • 400gms of burgers (this is an easy way to make meatballs as you don't need any binders)
  • 300gms of Pasta
  • 350gm Jar of Cirio Passata Rustica
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 100gms mushrooms sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs (we brought this mix home from our holiday in Rome but any herbs will do, such as dried garlic, rosemary, time, oregano, chilli flakes)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 75 gms of grated mature cheddar
  • Olive Oil

Method

1

Boil the pasta for about 2 mins less than the time suggested on the packet, drain and set aside.

2

Light the bbq and allow it to come to around 180°C. (If using a kettle then set up for direct and indirect cooking)

3

Add oil to a cast iron pan, heat on the bbq and fry the meatballs until they start to brown, remove from pan and set aside

4

Fry the onion and pepper in the pan until it starts to soften, add the mushrooms and the herb along with some Salt and Pepper (you might need a little extra oil)

5

Fry for a couple of minutes and add the passata, mix well

6

Combine the meatballs and the sauce and simmer for 5 mins

7

Combine the pasta and the sauce and place in a baking dish, cover with cheese

8

Put the deflector plates in if using a ceramic or if using a bbq then cook indirect.

9

Bake the pasta bake for 20-30 mins until its bubbling.

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Beef Tri Tip

Beef Tri Tip

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield8 Servings
  • Cooking Method
    • In-Direct and Reverse Sear

Ingredients

  • 2kg Tri Tip
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method

1

Tri Tip is a great bit of beef and only really needs salt and pepper, although you can add anything you would normally add to beef. Apply this an hour in advance of cooking.

2

Prepare you barbecue with the coals on one side and a medium heat.

3

Cook the beef indirectly until an internal temp(IT) of approximately 42c/105f. This will give you some room to grill up the outside and generally take 25/30 minutes.

4

Put the beef directly over the coals turning every 2 minutes replacing the lid in between to avoid flare ups. Once the IT is at 52c/125f take of the heat as it will continue to creep up during resting.

5

Tri Tip has two muscles. For Best results cut between the muscles and then cut across the grain of each.

Recipe from Tim Donald of Silverback Grillers

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Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield2 Servings
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • On a plancha or griddle pan

Ingredients

  • Small onion sliced into half moons
  • Half a green pepper
  • 100 gms mushrooms
  • 2tbls olive oil
  • 1 tsp of your favourite seasoning or salt and pepper
  • 250gms steak (this can be left over from a roast)
  • A handful of grated cheese
  • ciabatta rolls

Method

1

Light about a half a chimney of charcoal and when lit place on one half of the bbq with no charcoal on the other side, this will allow you to have a cool and  hot zone. Place the plancha on top and allow to heat

2

Put the oil on the plancha and fry the onions until softened, add the peppers and fry those too, if it gets to hot a little water will help stop them burning

3

Add the mushrooms and cook until softened as well.

4

Fry the steak separately sprinkling the seasoning over, then mix the steak in with the vegetables.

5

Top the mixture with the cheese and cover with a lid or cloche to help the cheese melt. You can add jalapenos at this stage if you like your food spicy.

6

Toast the ciabatta while the cheese is melting.

7

Load your steak, vegetables and cheese mixture into the ciabatta and enjoy.

Recipe from Chillin N Grillin NI.
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Dirty Steak

Dirty Steak

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

Ingredients

For the Steak

  • 12oz Bone-in ribeye

For the Dirty Baste

  • 1 stalk Fresh Rosemary taken of the stalk
  • 2 stalks fresh Thyme taken off the stalk
  • Bunch of Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • I Anchovy fillet
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Method

1

Blitz all the ingredients for the Dirty Baste together

2

You will need your grill loaded with red hot, quality lumpwood charcoal. Please do not use instant light or briquettes or lava rocks

3

Give the coals a blast of air to remove excess ash and ensure they are red hot. Place your steak directly on the coals, do not press or move, just leave it alone for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes flip the steaks, baste generously on the cooked side and cook for another 3 minutes. This will give you a rare dirty steak. If you want to ensure the steak is cooked how you like, use a digital thermometer probe.

4

Once cooked tent with foil (not tightly wrapped) and leave for 5-10 minutes, this allows the steak to rest and makes it more tender. Slice and serve drizzled with more of the dirty baste

Recipe from Marcus Bowden of Country Wood Smoke

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Genevieve Taylor Berbere Beef and Green Pepper Kebabs

Genevieve Taylor Berbere Beef and Green Pepper Kebabs

  • Cook Time30 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Kebabs

  • MAKES 8 KEBABS
  • Ingredients
  • 700g (1lb 9oz) skirt steak, cut into 2cm (¾in) cubes
  • 2 green peppers, cut into 2cm (¾in) pieces

For the Spice Mix

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1–2 tsp ground chilli flakes, to taste
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp allspice berries
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

For the Spice Paste

  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

Method

Preparing the Kebabs

1

Tip the coriander seeds into a small dry frying pan and set over a medium heat to toast for just a minute or so.

2

As soon as you smell the aromas wafting up from the pan, transfer the seeds to a spice mill. Add the fenugreek, cardamom, chilli flakes, peppercorns, allspice and cloves and grind to a powder. Add the paprika, ginger and nutmeg and mix until combined.

3

Put the spice powder into a bowl and stir in the garlic, oil and tomato purée to make a thick paste.

4

Toss the meat with the spice paste until it is thoroughly coated – your hands may be the easiest tools for the job here, as the paste is thick.
Cover with cling film and chill for a good few hours to marinate, ideally overnight.

5

When you are ready to cook, thread the meat and peppers on to the skewers

6

Set up a charcoal chimney starter 3/4 full with lumpwood charcoal, and start it going with a sheet of lit crumpled newspaper underneath (or use parrafin-free fire lighters). Wait 10-15 minutes until the BBQ is fired up to a hot grilling temperature of about 280-300c with a deep bed of glowing embers.

7

Grill the kebabs directly for about 15-20 minutes, the grill should be hot 280–300°C (535–570°F). Turn the kebabs frequently until the meat is dark and crisp and the peppers are soft.

The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook by Genevieve Taylor (Quadrille, £15) Photography ©Jason Ingram

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 675g/1½ lb beef fillet, preferably cut from the tail end (It can be made with Sirloin which will make the dish cheaper
  • 65g/2½oz unsalted butter
  • 1½ tbsp paprika (hot Hungarian, if you like a little subtle heat)
  • 1 large onion, very thinly sliced
  • 350g/12oz button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 300ml/10fl oz soured cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • small handful of parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

1

Cut the steak into 1cm strips

2

Melt the butter in the griddle, add the paprika and onion and cook slowly until onion is soft but not browned.

3

Add the mushrooms and fry gently for three minutes, transfer to a plate and keep warm.

4

Using the same pan heat the sunflower oil until very hot

5

Add the fillet and fry quickly seasoning and turning as you do for around a minute. You do not want to overcook the steak. Transfer to a plate.

6

Return the onion/mushroom mixture to the pan add the sour cream and bring to the boil, simmer for a minute until thickened

7

Return the steak to the pan and heat gently for one minute. The beef should not be cooked any further.

8

Stir in the lemon juice and parsley

9

Serve with buttered noodles or rice

Recipe by Christine Dale of Chillin n’ Grillin

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Pulled Thai Beef Tacos with Crunchy Asian Slaw

Pulled Thai Beef Tacos with Crunchy Asian Slaw

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time12 hr
  • Total Time12 hr 30 min
  • Yield16 Servings
  • Cuisine
    • Thai
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • Indirect & braise

Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2cm root ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Palm Sugar

For the beef

  • 2kgs of Chuck
  • 2 gm Sea Salt
  • 1 gm Black Pepper
  • 1 gm Sechuan Pepper

For the slaw

  • ½ a red cabbage, shredded
  • ½ a green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • ½ a medium red onion
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced

For the slaw dressing

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2cm root ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Palm Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tsp Seasame Seeds, toasted
  • A bunch of Coriander, roughly torn.

Optional

  • Satay Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce

Method

1

Combine all the ingredients of the marinade in a zip lock bag with the beef for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight

2

Remove the beef, reserving the marinade liquid. Pat dry and coat with the salt and peppers. Leave the meet to come to room temp for 30 minutes.

3

Prepare your barbecue for indirect cooking at 110c/225f – 120c/250f until the beef hits approximately 70c/160f. Should take 6/7 hours

4

As your beef comes to temp bring the reserved marinade to the boil. You then place the beef in a casserole or Dutch Oven and braise the beef turning every hour until the beef starts to fall apart.

5

Combine all the ingredients for the slaw dressing and all the ingredients for the slaw, reserving the sesame seeds and coriander to sprinkle on top. Pour the dressing on at least 30 minutes before serving to allow all the flavours to infuse

6

You will need a minimum of two tacos per person for a main course. Warm the tacos and assemble by putting beef on and a splash with the braising liquid, dress with crunchy Asian Slaw and sprinkle sesame seeds and coriander on top. I served these with Satya Sauce and Hoisin. Enjoy

Recipe by Tim Donald t: Tim@silverbackgrill Insta: tim.donald1

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