Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jerry's Famous Brisket

Here's another of Jerry's recipes that he made for us after Dean's wedding. Awesome! I've not personally made this, either, but it's delicious when Jerry makes it.

Brisket (as much as needed for the event: 10-20 lbs)
2 Whole onions thickly sliced
1 Tbsp tarragon
1 Cup molasses
6 Cloves garlic
Masterpiece BBQ sauce
Mesquite Chunks

Throw the mesquite chunks into the grill and light the fire. Rub the meat with any spices you want. Brown the meat on the grill until it is mostly cooked. While the meat is browning, in a disposable roasting pan on the grill brown the onions and garlic. Add the molasses, tarragon, masterpiece and browned meat. Let the mixture simmer and cook until the meat falls apart. Then remove it from the grill and continue to cook it in a roaster or crock pot or similar. Jerry takes approximately 24 hours from the beginning to the end of this process. By doing this on the grill, the meat will have a rich smoky flavor. You could leave it on the grill the entire time if you can watch carefully and control the heat well enough.

NOTE Jerry used Sirloin tip roast when he did it for us. It was outstanding. He says he has used it for a pork Boston butt roast also and been very successful.

Jerry's Baked Beans

This recipe is from my sister's father-in-law Jerry, and it is sooooo good! I've never personally made it, but we got the recipe from him after he made if for us after Dean's wedding. Fabulous!

1 Gallon can Bush Beans
3 lbs bacon end cuts
1 whole onion thickly sliced
6 cloves garlic
1 Cup molasses
About ¼ cup prepared mustard
Black pepper to taste
Mesquite Chunks

Throw Mesquite chunks into your gas grill and start the fire. In a disposable roasting pan, brown the onions and garlic. Cook the bacon lightly (it will finish cooking while the mixture thickens.) Add the beans, molasses, mustard, and pepper and let simmer until the beans thicken to the desired consistency. By doing this on the grill the beans will have a rich smoky flavor. Scraping the sides and bottom and including the crusty stuff will increase the flavor.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pizza Sandwiches

Do you remember these?
They are so easy and yummy!!! The kids LOVE them!

slices of bread
spices of your choosing (like Mrs. Dash or your own blend) opt.

Preheat oven to a low broil setting and put the oven rack close to the top.
Place slices of bread on a cookie sheet. Spread ketchup over the bread. Sprinkle spices lightly over the ketchup. Layer with cheese. Broil until cheese is melted!