SAT. Night BBQ (1 Viewer)

detroitdad

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My wife had to work all weekend. I figured SAT. would be a good time to grill a bunch of meats, and drink alone :)

I cooked up BBQ Chicken with a Blueberry Jalapeno BBQ sauce, hamburgers, and steak. This isn't all for SAT. btw :). We both work all week so I was preparing a few meals ahead to help out the wife.

Steaks are of the cheaper variety. After a few beers it doesn't really matter :)

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I am using a different coal. I don't like it. I was using a Kroger brand Lump Coal. I'm thinking the issue was "kroger brand". It simply burns out to quickly.

Chicken was first.

I oil up my hands, and massage the oil into the chicken breasts. Then I put a light coat of a poultry rub that I have. I cook the chicken directly over the coals for 5-8 minutes on each side. Then I finish cooking them on the grill, but with indirect heat. Takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. I coat with sauce every 20 to 30 minutes. Looks burnt, but it isn't. The blueberry sauce darkens as it cooks. Its kind of a deep purple.

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I did the hamburgers second. I didn't take any pictures of them cooking. I add an egg, and a dry rub mix that I make to the meat. Then after throwing on the grill I lightly salt and pepper them.

Steaks were last, since we were eating those SAT. night. At this point I had been grilling for two hours, drinking, and playing with the dogs.

I spray some pam on the steaks. I put a generous amount of kosher salt on them and let them sit out for 20-30 minutes before cooking

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When I add to the grill, I season with crushed black pepper. Nothing else. Honestly, these steaks could have used some more seasoning.

My steak was a perfect medium rare. I didn't get a sear on them which disappointment me. Just a reason to try again another time.

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I also sliced some potatoes, and through them on the grill. They turned out perfect. Served with a kale salad and we were good to go.

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Tucker

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Tucker and MJ

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Great job! My steak seasoning is simple too. Try adding good granulated garlic powder with the pepper. I like that just fine. Go heavy as much will rub off on the grill. I still need to make your blueberry sauce!
 
I get a sear by leaving the top off the grill, I have a Weber kettle, 3 minutes each side when the coals are white hot. Then cover for a couple minutes until thermometer reads 130. Take off, let rest a couple minutes then dig in.
 
@detroitdad -if you haven't already tired it, get some raspberry chipotle BBQ sauce made by blue's hog - its FANTASTIC on poultry. Also with you being in MI, I recommend a MI native (mad Hunky meats) - they have some awesome poultry brine and are location in Lake Orion, MI
 
@detroitdad -if you haven't already tired it, get some raspberry chipotle BBQ sauce made by blue's hog - its FANTASTIC on poultry. Also with you being in MI, I recommend a MI native (mad Hunky meats) - they have some awesome poultry brine and are location in Lake Orion, MI

I really don't purchase BBQ sauce very often. I will definitely add this to my list of sauces to make. It sounds fantastic!
 

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