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Why You Gotta Be So Rude? The True Recipe for Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheddar CheeseBurger Popcorn

From: The Adventures of TasteeBQ

http://www.tasteebq.wordpress.com

#Popcorn #MickBrown
From the Video “Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Popcorn”

 

They say, “Can’t you just get over it…?” Forgive sounds good. TasteeBQ is not quite sure he should…

The show had it’s Season Finale last Sunday, but TasteeBQ is still processing What Had Happened… Our Hero had been invited to make an appearance on the new television Show “FrankenBites” on Smack TV. It is a Cooking Competition where Superheroes from all over the world compete for a Power Supply of $10,000 dollars. For the occasion, he created the perfect dish: Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheddar CheeseBurger Popcorn. So far, so good… until the show’s Editors got a hold of the tape.

This creative dish can be made with an outdoor Grill or in the kitchen with a skillet (or grill pan), oven and a homemade Stovetop Smoker. It includes all of the elements of America’s favorite Sandwich: lean Seasoned Ground Beef, thick Smoky Candied Bacon and gourmet Cheddar Cheese. Instead of a Bun, TasteeBQ makes it into a Gluten Free Snack mixed with Popcorn and a HEROIC! BBQ Rub. Classic condiments are included: Pickles, Tomatoes, Green Chili Peppers, and even a special Mustard Ketchup Mayoli. A variation of the dish comes in Butter Lettuce Cups.

#BBQbaconcheeseburgerpopcorn #halloween
This fun variation served in Butter Lettuce Cups could be great for Halloween. The Popcorn is a hidden surprise underneath the “Eyes”.

On the day of the shoot, the Judges on “FrankenBites” gave TasteeBQ high praise for the flavors. One called the HEROIC! seasonings “Genius”. “Forget the $10,000 dollars”, he said; “We can take the dish and make $1,000,000 Bucks.” From there, things turned not-so-nice. Ironically, the ensuing Judge complaints were about the Popcorn Box and extra Kernels that TasteeBQ agreed to add at the last minute. In the end, our Hero had small objects thrown at him while being dragged out by a Producer. In turn, he decided to throw back his one shot at $1,000,000 Bucks: his Business Card. It was all done in Fun.

Not seen on the televised episode of “FrankenBites”, an online video of TasteeBQ’s encounter with the “FrankenBites” Judges was released. All positive praise for the dish is edited out, and a dumbed-down Recipe is added in. Ha Ha Ha.

Try making the True Recipe at home, and you be the Judge:

SMOKY BBQ BACON CHEDDAR CHEESEBURGER POPCORN

Popcorn Ingredients

4 Cups Cooked Popcorn

1 lbs. 90%+ Lean Ground Beef
1 lbs. Smoked Thick Sliced Lean Bacon
2 Cups Smoked Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Tbsp. HEROIC! by California Gold BBQ Rubs (I will provide)
2 Tbsp Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
1 Large White Onions (Sliced)
Zesty Dill Pickles (optional)
Small Green Chili Peppers (optional)
Vermouth Marinated Queen Martini Olives (optional)

Hickory Chips

Sea Salt and Fresh Pepper to taste

BBQ SPICED MAYOLI

(list) INGREDIENTS
1/3 Cup Ketchup
1 Cups Mayonaise
1/3 Cup Yellow Mustard
1/2 Cup Chopped Green Onion

HEROIC! BBQ Rub

Directions:

-Preheat Grill or Oven to 430 degrees
-Season Bacon evenly on each side with Brown Sugar and BBQ Rub on foil
-Smoke on Indirect Heat or Bake Bacon until done on one side, then flip to finish second side. Set aside to cool as Candied Bacon hardens
-Season Ground Beef with Worcestershire Sauce, BBQ Rub, Salt, fresh ground Pepper -Form 1/2” Patties and cook evenly on Grill or Grill Pan
-Slice Onion into 1” Slices, season with BBQ Rub and cook evenly on both sides
-Stovetop Smoker- Heat Large Pot with small tray 1/4 cup Hickory Wood Chips, 4 to 6” high Cooking Rack inside Pot.
-Smoke cooked “Stovetop” Burgers on rack for 15 minute
-Smoke Candied Bacon on rack for 15 minutes
-Chop Tomatoes into 1/4” inch cubes
-Chop Grilled Onions into small dice
-Shred block of Smoked Cheddar, keep cool
-Season Popcorn with BBQ Rub, put on Smoker for 10 Minutes
-Add layer of hot crumbled Beef and chopped Bacon
-Add Minced Grilled Onion
-Add even layer of shredded Cheddar Cheese
-Serve small bowl of Mayoli on side for dipping
-Garnish Mayoli and Popcorn with Chopped Green Onion

Under the circumstances, TasteeBQ isn’t jealous that The Cafeteria Lady edged him out for the limelight of being ridiculed on National TV. He was pleased to be part of something that makes The World a Better Place to Laugh. If he is not cultivating the $1,000,000 Bucks next year, maybe TasteeBQ will go for a Round #2 rematch with the “FrankenBites” Judges. In the meantime, he will spreading joy with Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Popcorn wherever he goes.

Tune in next time for more of The Adventures of TasteeBQ…

BONUS VIDEO

In new video, Chef Mick Brown makes an early version of BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Popcorn using POWER Rub.

LINKS:

Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Popcorn on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGb090wQ7rY

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger  Popcorn on Frankenfood: http://www.spike.com/video-clips/djashe/frankenfood-frankenfail-popcorn-lips-now

California Gold BBQ Rubs: http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

HEROIC! by California Gold BBQ Rubs on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IEEYCO4

 

 

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Ham It Up! With Superfoods for the Holidays- Easy Recipe for Orange Smoked Ham

 

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Smoked Ham with Raspberry Orange Glaze is perfect for Holiday gatherings, Brunch or Buffets.

Sounds strange doesn’t it? Turning Ham into a Superfood… You may be surprised to hear that many of the delicious Spices that we traditionally use with Ham are thought to pack extra nutrition. Cinnamon is used as a Medicine is some cultures for it’s antiseptic and blood healing properties. Nutmeg and Allspice are also supposed to good for pain relief. Cloves are said to be endowed with high levels of natural antioxidants.  The Fruit we use for Glazes can also be of the Superfood variety: Pomegranate, Orange, Raspberries, Cranberries, Pineapple, etc…

Ok let’s face it. Ham will never be considered a Superfood. But it tastes Super Good to those of us who can eat it. Because many Hams already come pre-cured with plenty of Salt, there is no need to add a lot to your seasonings. Also, by marinating it in Natural Fruit Juice, you can avoid recipes that call for tons of Brown Sugar. POWER Rub by California Gold BBQ Rubs contains very low levels of Salt and Brown Sugar. It also includes the luxurious flavors of Ginger and Cocoa. HEROIC! is All Natural and comes with No Added Salt or Sugar. Feel free to add your preferred form of Sugar or Sodium to the level that you like.

EASY SUPERFOOD SMOKED ORANGE HAM

The nice thing about this recipe is that marinating Ham in Natural Fruit Juice eliminates the the need for added Sugar. You can use Homemade, Organic or Low Sugar Preserves for Glaze.

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Be generous when adding Spice Rub to Ham. If Spiral Cut, sprinkle a little in between slices.

INGREDIENTS

1 Ham (Precooked, Spiral Sliced or Uncooked-thawed)

2 Cups Orange Juice (May Substitute Pomegranate, Pineapple, Cranberry or your Choice)

2 Fresh Sliced Oranges

3-6 Tbsp. POWER or HEROIC! Spice Blend (depending on size of Ham)

1 Cup Raspberry Preserves (May substitute or use in combination with Orange, Ginger, Pineapple, or Cranberry)

Salt, Pepper, Brown (or Raw) Sugar to Taste

Grilled Pineapple, Cloves (Optional)

Mesquite or Hickory Wood Chunks (if Grilling with Charcoal); Chips if Gas/Electric Grill

 

COOKING DIRECTIONS

1. Day Before Cooking- Marinate Ham with 1+1/2 Cups Orange Juice and generous sprinkling of POWER or HEROIC! May add additional Salt, Pepper or Sugar, if desired. May apply Cloves every 2 inches apart and finish with Thin Slices from 1 Orange (peel attached) before wrapping in foil. Refrigerate overnight.

2. Next day, pre-heat Oven to 375 (or as directed by supplier). Pre-cooked Hams are easier to use if you are doing a big variety of dishes. For uncooked Hams, add an average of 3x Cooking time. For Grilling, set up unit for Indirect Smoking and soak Wood Chunks in water. Once Grill is ready, use 3 to 4 Chunks over Coals for every 60-90 minutes of cooking. For Gas/Electric, heat dry Wood Chips in foil or small pan over high heat. Either way, Ham will cook on the far side away from heat source.

3. Make a quick Glaze by gently heating 1 Cup Raspberry Preserves with 1/2 Cup Orange Juice and 1 Tbsp. HEROIC! or POWER. Also, slice one Orange for garnish. Add sliced ends to Glaze for more flavor.

4. Whichever method you use, Pre-cooked Hams should be warmed through for about one hour wrapped in foil, then open and glazed for second hour. Raw Hams cook in foil for 4-5 Hours (depending on size), then finish final hour open while Glazing. May also Grill Sliced Pineapples, then let them smoke on top of Ham.

5. Serve garnished with Parsley or Mint and Orange Slices. Happy Holidays.

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This Ham on the Smoker is marinated with POWER and Cranberry Juice. Cloves and Red Bell Pepper Flakes are also added. Red Bell Pepper is said to contain 10x times more Vitamin C than Oranges.

Courtesy of California Gold BBQ Rubs

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Amazon.com- http://www.amazon.com/HEROIC-BBQ-Gluten-Free-Added/dp/B00IEEYCNA

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How to Make a DIY Stovetop Smoker for just .99 Cents. TasteeBQ’s Holiday Recipes for Smoked Nuts and Salmon.

Courtesy of The Adventures of TasteeBQ

#smokedmixednuts
BBQ Rub Smoked Deluxe mixed Nuts. Perfect for all of your Holiday Gatherings.

[Note This is an Update to Article originally released in December 2013.]

‘Tis the Season of Giving, Joy to the World, Chestnuts Roasting… Yada, Yada, Yada.  Our superhero TasteeBQ doesn’t begin his Holidays Celebrations in September (Like many Retailers. Next year they will be starting in August). Like many of us, the Holiday Spirit doesn’t usually take him over until the final shopping weekend before Xmas. This year he was planning to gift- to family and friends- his favorite, most essential Grilling accessory: Coal. But something told him that it wouldn’t be received in the spirit intended. So TasteeBQ had to come up with another plan.

He was sprinkling BBQ Dry Rub on his Deluxe Mixed Nuts, and preparing to cook them on his sunny California Smoker. Then, TasteeBQ got Zapped with a sudden burst of inspiration. He began to think about all of the unfortunate Boys and Girls throughout the World who are not privileged enough to live in California and have access to Grills from Webber, Char-Broil or the Big Green Egg- yearround. Some people even live in Apartments. While others may not be able to excavate their BBQ Rigs from “Let it Snow” Land. More interactive than those screechy Musical Holiday Cards, he decided to bestow the Gift that keeps on Giving: The DIY Stovetop Smoker (STS).

#stovetopsmoker
Ta Dah!~ Homemade DIY Stovetop Smoker(STS) in action. That “steam” you see is actually Mesquite Wood Smoke.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DIY STOVETOP SMOKER-[STS] FOR .99 CENTS

Here’s all you’ll need:

1- Large Pot or Dutch Oven/ with Lid (Heavy Bottomed or Cast Iron will work best)

1- Steaming Tray or Rack (to fit inside of Pot)

1- Bag of Mesquite of Hickory Wood Chips from the .99 Cents Only Store.

Aluminum Foil

#stovetopsmoker
Place Wood Chips in foil basket at bottom of Pot. Less than 1/4 Cup is fine.

Before you run out to grab a Whole Hog or 50lb. Chicken, bear in mind that this technique works best for small portions of Prepared Foods. Stovetop Smoking is a quick and easy way to infuse real Natural Wood Smoked Flavor, without leaving your Kitchen. Chefs have used similar techniques for decades doing indoor Tea and Herb Smoking, with Fish, Potatoes and other Veggies. TasteeBQ has just began to experiment with translating it to BBQ. So far the results are simply delicious. [Others have also discovered this technique, see Links].

#stovetopsmoking
Place Steam Pan or Rack over Wood Chips Pouch.

Basic Technique

1. Put Pot on Stove, with small foil pouch of dry Wood Chips (no more than 1/4 Cup) placed in the center.

2. Place Rack inside Pot with the Food to be Smoked

3. Cover Pot with Lid (leaving small vent) and turn burner to High. You should start seeing smoke in 3-5 Minutes. From there it depends on what you are Smoking. Let’s experiment together. Maybe we can compile 100+ DIY Stovetop Smoker (STS) Recipes in time for the next Super Bowl. Many of you will still be in the snow, so it should work out nicely.

#stovetopsmokingnuts
BBQ Rubs Seasoned Deluxe Mixed Nuts are placed on Steam Pan.
#stovetopsmokingnuts
Mixed Nuts as Smoking starts. A Clear Glass Lid gives you the advantage of monitoring Smoke Levels without lifting lid.

Here are some Suggestions to try, followed by our first 2 DIY STS Recipes.

For Precooked Snacks, Pasta, Nachos, Nuts, Popcorn, Pretzels:

Place Food on open foil tray, preseason with BBQ Rub, or seasoning mix of your choice. Once lid begins to smoke, close lid. Cut heat to medium for 2-3 Minutes, then cut off. Leave food in closed chamber for 10-15 minutes (until smoke dissipates. In case of emergency, always have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and pre-clear a path to an outside door or window where you can release smoke.* An built-in intake system is even better.

*This shouldn’t happen if you stick to less than 1/4 Cup of Wood Chips and turn off burner in regular intervals while cooking, or every 15-20 minute Smoking Cycle.

For Pre-Roasted, Baked or Smoked Meats, Bacon, Fish and Vegetables, Pizza, Rice, Pre-cooked Baby Back Ribs, Hot Wings:

Start with above instructions. The idea is to warm it through on your DIY STS. Pre-warmed or room temperature food will absorb smoke faster, so it could be good to go after only one Smoking Cycle. Cold leftovers may take 2-3 Cycles.

For Uncooked Meats, Potatoes, Root Veggies

TasteeBQ has recently learned that he is not the first, or only one to think of this Stovetop Smoking technique. A quick web search found blogs as old as 2012. Most of them suggest to STS the meat on low for up to a couple of hours, then finish in the oven.  This will also provide a milder flavor. The other way is also fine- cook Meat first, then set it in the STS for a Smoke Cycle or Two. Links to referenced Articles appear below.

Recipe #1- Stove Top Smoked Mixed Nuts

#smokednuts
Smoked Deluxe Mixed Nuts seasoned with POWER by California Gold BBQ Rubs.

Great for Holiday and New Year’s Gatherings. Also works with Cashews, Pistachios, Almonds, Walnuts or Peanuts.

1. Season Assorted Mixed Nuts with your choice of Spices, Seasoning or Herbs (we used HEROIC! Rub.)

2. Place in Foil Pouch, then into your STS.

3. In only one Smoke Cycle, Nuts will come out tasting warm and delicious. Won’t last long, at all.

Recipe #2- Stove Top Smoked Salmon

#stovetopsmokedsalmon
“Next Day” Salmon smoked in Stovetop Smoker for 2 Smoke Cycles. Season with POWER Rub, over Cheesy Garlic Fettuccini.

This a great “Next Day” Recipe for leftover Grilled, Baked or Smoked Salmon. We served ours over a bed of Cheesy Garlic Fettuccini.

1. Place Portion of Salmon on Foil. Spritz with water or Citrus Juice to help maintain moisture.

2. Re-season Salmon with BBQ Rub or Spices and Herbs.

3. Cook on STS for 1-2 Smoke Cycles until warmed through. Finish with Tzatziki Sauce with Dill or Garlic Herb Seasoned Butter.

Fill out this Brief Contact to receive STS News , Updates on 100 DIY Stovetop Smoking Recipes or if you’d like to share STS Recipes.

LINKS

From Jan. 2012- Some good Stovetop Smoking Advice, with Video and tons of Great Comments-  http://lifehacker.com/5880818/build-your-own-stovetop-smoker-with-kitchen-gear-you-already-have

New York Times 2007 Article has lots of Info, including a discussion of Chinese Tea Smoking Technique-  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/24/dining/24smok.html?_r=0

A Texan’s view of Stovetop Smoking- http://www.homesicktexan.com/2008/05/me-and-my-stovetop-smoker.html

Of course, About.com has a great Article from 2008-  http://cookingequipment.about.com/od/eqipmenttutorials/ss/SmokeSalmon.htm

A nice L.A. Times story from 2010. He actually smoked Ribs (sorry no pics)-  http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/04/food/la-fo-smokers-20100304

Video- From Smoker to Oven-  http://www.saveur.com/article/Video/VIDEO-How-to-Make-a-Stovetop-Smoker

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HEROIC! Rub on Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/HEROIC-BBQ-Gluten-Free-Added/dp/B00IEEYCRQ

(new) BBQ RESCUES! with Chef Mick Brown- https://bbqrescues.com

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5 Things You Need to Know about the SBA: Small Business Saturday Episode- TasteeBQ VS. The Sharks Part II

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*As of now, POWER Rub appears at #3 on Google Search for “Gluten-Free BBQ Rubs”.  Today the California Gold BBQ Rubs page is set to surpass 4200 Likes on Facebook.

#SBA
One of the things the SBA can do for you.

He knew it would happen one day, but didn’t think it would come so soon. Nowadays, every new business dreams of getting hooked up on television’s most popular Business Dating Game. There he was- our superhero TasteeBQ- in the same room with the famous “Angel” Investors from the TV show “Shark Bait”. With thousands of witnesses, to boot. A few months ago, our hero attended a “Shark Bait” audition, but only got to meet with a Casting Director. It seems his new BBQ Rub Business is too small (and new) to make it onto the Big Show. You can read all about it in the previous Episode “TasteeBQ vs. The Sharks”.

#sharktank
TasteeBQ’s Shark Bait wristband from the audition in May, 2013.

For Small Business Saturday, TasteeBQ would like to thank the people who work hard to help us every day at local Small Business Administrations (SBA) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). They managed to work straight through the recent government shutdown, urging us to stick with business-as-usual despite the uncertainties. Now the DOW is breaking records. But that’s big business- and another story.

At six months old, POWER Rub isn’t earning million$ yet. However, the company has made great strides thanks to the agencies’ help. As well as breaks from the small restaurant and retailers who have agreed to carry the product. In fact, the first run of POWER is almost sold out and the company is ready to release a second new Rub, to be called HERO. TasteeBQ also wants to thank the other Small Businesses that have helped, including Retailers, Advisors and the Consulting Team that is currently helping him bring HERO to market. (Will name real Names at the end article).

#marcondasmeats
Lou at Marconda’s Meats (Farmer’s Market), one of POWER’s most popular outlets. It is also now available at 11 other locations in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hermosa Beach. Also now on Amazon.com.

Here are 5 of the BEST SMALL BUSINESS TIPS that have helped TasteeBQ so far:

1) Make a Business Plan– TasteeBQ should take his own advice and do an update for the new phase of the company. It is important to have a plan reflecting where you are and where you want to take your business. The SBA offers a Free Template which is easy to use (and to save) at: www.sba.gov

2) Attend Seminars/ Classes- This is another one we all can do more of. After attending a brief SBDC Orientation meeting, TasteeBQ was offered convenient morning seminars with great information for both new and expanding Small Businesses. And some of them are FREE! Even ones that charge a modest fee cost a fraction of what you would have a pay a professional consultant. To grow his company, TasteeBQ has had to hire a few consultants and they charge large Chuck$ of Change in advance.

3) Take advantage of Free Online Seminars and Webcasts. Our Superhero loves making dates to catch live Webinars from some of the Retail Industry’s brightest experts. The price is right. They are not only offered by the SBA, but free ones are also sponsored by Amazon.com, Google AdWords, American Express and Constant Contact (to name a few).

4) Get Free One-on-One Business Counseling- Many Business Consultants charge anywhere from $80.00 to $400.00 an hour, or more. After Orientation, TasteeBQ was given a main SBDC Counselor to help him improve his Business Plan. Then he was eligible to receive more Free 1 Hour Sessions with experts in Marketing and Social Media. They have been an invaluable help and only take 2-3 Hours a month.

5) Receive Help Funding Your Business- Stop wasting hour after hour chasing those Online Business Loan schemes. Believe it or not, TasteeBQ spent days web surfing for leads. Instead of Loan Sharks, he found himself swimming away from lots of Phishes. After a one hour meeting with his knowledgeable SBDC counselor, he walked away with the tools for his company to land expansion help from the big bank Swells Largo. The SBDC can help you find credit for Small Businesses of all shapes and sizes.

#monsieurmarcel
At Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market (Farmer’s Market). people from France, Australia, India and Canada enjoyed POWER and took some home.

Back to the Sharks, from the TV Show “Shark Bait.” Unfortunately, our hero didn’t bring any POWER Rub with him while attending last week’s live taping of the American Muzak Rewards show. TasteeBQ was there, enjoying live music from top acts like Katie Sperry, Justhim Woodlake, Rhiaria, Mylita Cyrcus and Laydie Gotcha. The Sharks must have known that TasteeBQ would be there. Why else would they agree to hop a jet to L.A. and give out a paltry award to the Best Pop/Rock Duo/Group/Band? Of course it was won by Won Direction.

#americanmusicawards
TasteeBQ arrives at entrance of 2013 American Muzak Rewards.

The 4 Sharks waited over 2 1/2 Hours to hit the stage. Could you imagine how much that would cost per hour for a consultation? While sitting around, they pretended to enjoy all of the live music. While secretly, they hoped that TasteeBQ would bring them some BBQ Bacon Popcorn. As a last ditch effort, when they came on stage, the 4 Sharks gave a Free One Minute Consultation on how Forming a Rock Band is like Building a Business. One even looked directly at TasteeBQ and said “You have to Plan, Budget and Execute Baby!” (Like he’s read the Costa Rica Episode of The Adventures of TasteeBQ).

#AMA
TasteeBQ’s view to the AMR stage, Sharks are only a few rows away.

No worries. With help from the SBA and SBDC, our hero will be once again in a room with the Sharks.  Their BBQ Bacon Popcorn will be warm and waiting. Follow the above 5  Tips and maybe one day you will end up in a room with them, too.

*As of today, POWER Rub appears at #3 on Google Search for “Gluten-Free BBQ Rubs”.  It is still on page 10 for “BBQ Rubs” and moving up. Today California Gold BBQ Rubs is set to surpass 4200 Likes on Facebook.

Special Small Business Saturday Thanks to: SBA, SBDC, WorkSource Center, Wells Fargo for Small Business, Cheech’s Pizza, Baller’s True Value Hardware, Marconda’s Meat’s and Puritan Poultry, Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits and Cheese, Monsieur Marcel Restaurants and Gourmet Markets, Bocatto’s Groceries, Big Hungry Catering, Rubi Studios, Lacey Baker, JCB Consulting, JG Marketing, The Aliso Kitchen, The Graphic Element, Small Business Friends Worldwide via Facebook, Twitter , Linked In and Continuous Inspiration from Hollywood’s Oldest Grill at Musso and Frank Grill.

#BBQBaconPopcorn
BBQ Bacon Popcorn

RELATED STORIES:

TasteeBQ vs. The Sharks: http://wp.me/P3B3EW-B

TasteeBQ Discovers the Magic of Cocoa in Costa Rica: http://wp.me/p3B3EW-aH

SBA Links for Small Business Saturday: http://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba_initiatives/small_business_saturday_2013

American Express Small Business Saturday Tools: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/

American Express Open Forum – Last Minute Marketing Tips for Small Business Saturday:  https://www.openforum.com/keywords/small-business-saturday/

LINKS

SBA Free Business Plan Template and Instructions:

http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/how-write-business-plan

Small Business Administration:

www.SBA.com

Comprehensive source for providing information, training, loans, etc.. Register here and use free Templet for building a Business Plan

Small Business Development Centers:

http://www.aSBDC-us.org/

Enter your zip code to find the centers nearest you. Partially funded by the SBA, this organization provides classes, seminars, loans and individual business counseling. Call and tell them TasteeBQ sent you.

CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development:

http://business.ca.gov/

Offers resources and help to those trying to start a Small Business in California. Look for similar programs in other states through your local SBA.

WorkSource California:

http://www.WorkSourceCalifornia.com

This agency has been invaluable for TasteeBQ. WorkSource programs are regional, so use Google to find the agency in your state. They do training for unemployed workers and pair them with businesses. Also offer free training for Small Businesses.

FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Website: www.CaliforniaGoldRub.com

Faeebook: www.Facebook.com/CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs

L.A. BBQ Catering, Private Lessons, Recipes: www.TasteeBQ.com

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Using BBQ Rub To Transform Rotisserie Chicken – TasteeBQ Reveals the Truth (PART 2)

Courtesy of  www.TasteeBQ.com

smoked chicken
One Hour Smoked Rotisserie Chicken with Red Hot BBQ Sauce.

Most GrillMasters will tell you that the secret to smoking fresh Chicken is Low and Slow for hours, with careful temperature control. By starting with a precooked, Rotisserie Chicken it will absorb the smoke as you reheat it on the Grill. TasteeBQ recently went on a worldwide quest to assemble a Magic Rub with 9 of the greatest SuperFoods on the planet.

Brief Summary- Part 1:

rotisserie chicken
HELP ME! Rotisserie Chickens are moist and affordable, but can sometimes fall short on flavor.
BBQ Rub seasoned Rotisserie Chicken
Simply season Baked or Rotisserie Chicken with Magic Rub, and it’s already good to go. In Part 1, Tastee BQ also shared a recipe for Temporary Home Rub Potion.

TEMPORARY HOME RUB POTION
2 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
1.Tbsp. Garlic
1. Tbsp. Cumin
1. Tsp.Turmeric
1. Tsp. Raw Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 Tsp. Pepper
[Salt and Sugar optional]

bbq barbecue chicken
Transform Rub Rubbed Chicken into Heated Rubbed Chicken (shown here with Red Hot BBQ Sauce), using Grill, Oven or Skillet. TasteeBQ also discussed the benefits of Turmeric and Garlic.

Part 2

TasteeBQ grew up in the Midwest. Flavors from Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee influenced folks to create a variety of Chicago Style BBQ Sauces. Most of these Sauces use Ground Mustard, which is rarely Gluten Free (GF). Forced to solve this dilemma, our Hero decided to visit Okinawa, Japan- where people are said to live longer than Dinosaurs. He found that these heathy beings traditionally drink Turmeric Tea on a daily basis for as long as the oldest person can remember. So to be friendly to his GF friends, TasteeBQ decided to make Turmeric part of the Magic Rub.

Recipe #3- Homemade RED HOT BBQ SAUCE

As delicious as the Chicken is after Rubbing and Heating, for some people the BBQ experience isn’t complete without a Sauce. Over centuries of exhaustive research and testing, TasteeBQ has found that the Magic Rub can be used as a base for an infinite variety of BBQ Sauce Recipes. But today, he is going for something sweet and Cinnamon-ey, so he will utilize a highly specialized weapon: Hot Tamale Candy.

homemede bbq sauce
Start with your favorite fresh Orange Juice and a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar. No-Pulp juice will make for a smoother sauce.
homemade bbq sauce
Add desired amount of POWER (or temporary Rub). Heat and stir until blended.
Red Hot BBQ Sauce
The Secret Ingredient.
Chop Hot Tamales
Chop the Hot Tamales before adding to pot. May chop more finely for faster melting. If any tasty candy chunks are left in the sauce, guess you’ll be forced to eat them.
Homemade Red Hot BBQ Sauce
Heat and Stir until thick and you are ready to enjoy “Red Hot BBQ Sauce” (TasteeBQ didn’t call it “Hot Tamale Sauce” for fear of Susan Feniger). You may also add a Tbsp. of Tomato Paste for flavor and redder sauce, or a Tsp. Molasses for richer sweetness.

RED HOT BBQ SAUCE TECHNIQUE

1. Heat 1 Cup fresh Orange Juice with 2 oz. Apple Cider Vinegar.
2. As it warms, stir in 2 Tbsp. BBQ Rub, then 1/5 Cup chopped Hot Tamale Candy.
3. Stir until thick, and Candy dissolves. May also add chopped Grilled Onion or Garlic.

“In the Middle Ages, a time when spices were relatively rare, cumin was one of the most common spices. It was thought to promote love and fidelity. People carried it to weddings and walked around with it with their pockets. It was reputed to keep lovers and chickens from wandering. Thus, married soldiers were sent off to battle with a fresh baked loaf of cumin bread.” – InDepthInfo.com

[TasteeBQ remembers the time, so he decided to add Cumin to the Magic Rub- especially for the Chickens.]

Recipe #4- MARINATED ONE HOUR SMOKED CHICKEN

This is “The Most Amazing Thing You Can Ever Do to Transform a Rotisserie Chicken” (in TasteeBQ’s humble opinion). This recipe can be done on the run, if necessary, but marinating the Chicken overnight adds tremendous flavor. Plus a cooled Chicken holds up on the Smoker much better than a warm one. It would help to marinate and refrigerate it for even a couple of hours.

Wood Chips on Charcoal
If you have any sort of outdoor Grill, it can be used as a smoker with the help of Wood Chips. Use them dry for Gas Grills and wet for Charcoal. Be sure to cook chicken with indirect heat.

EASY TECHNIQUE:
1. Buy Chicken a day in advance (grab two when you find them on Sale for $5.00). Thoroughly season Chicken with Rub, top and bottom. You may also rub in some Fresh Chopped Garlic. Refrigerate Chicken overnight.

2. Next day, set up to smoke Chicken on low for 1 Hour. Be sure to replenish wood chips, as needed. There should Grill space to smoke 2 or three Chickens. Great for a group, or if you want left over Smoked Chicken for Salads, Sandwiches and other Dishes throughout the week.

3. You may also try smoking sliced Onions and/or Garlic. Chop them to add smoky flavor to your BBQ Sauce.

Smoked BBQ Rotisserie Chicken
Baste Chicken with Red Hot BBQ Sauce for the final 10 minutes of cooking for even more smoky flavor.

TasteeBQ hopes you will try some of these Recipes. Rather than buying a myriad of Spices and Herbs, try finding a delicious BBQ Rub to make cooking them much simpler. It is also the most cost-effective way to make sure the blend of ingredients are equally fresh (rather than breaking out that bottle of 2 year old Paprika). These easy and affordable Recipes will make Your Kitchen the most delicious BBQ Joint in Town.

LINKS:

Article- PART 1

buzzfeed.com

HOW TO USE BBQ RUB TO TRANSFORM ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
TASTEEBQ REVEALS THE TRUTH (PART 1)

Recipe for Turmeric Tea

blog.seasonwithspice.com

More on Cumin

indepthinfo.com

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How to use BBQ Rub to Transform Rotisserie Chicken– TasteeBQ Reveals the Truth (Part 1)

Courtesy of TasteeBQ.com

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The key ingredient: Rotisserie Chicken. Available, affordable and ready for Transformation.

This is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Where do those Chickens come from? Why are the prepared ones cheaper than buying fresh ones? What road did those (same sized) Chickens cross to get to our table side ? Why are they so good? TasteeBQ had no time go ponder these deep thoughts. It was dinner time, traffic stucked, and those Rotisserie Chickens at the grocery looked mighty fine.

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Is Rotisserie Chicken the best convenience food since sliced bread?

But hadn’t he consumed a whole Rotisserie Chicken every night for the past four days? He considered getting that $5.00 Fried 8-pc Chicken deal tonight… Nah maybe next time. So our Hero had to come up with a scheme. Some way to make the same, tasty Rotisserie Chicken taste not so… same. TasteeBQ came up with a Plan. Why not fly all over the world and seek Herbal Wisdom in a jar?

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Seasoned chicken looks good enough to eat? Go for it. Recipe #1-POWER Rubbed Chicken. Or this could be Step 1 for Recipe #2.

Recipe #1 RUB RUBBED CHICKEN (Not Jerked)

Enough pondering. Time for dinner. The first recipe he tried was really fast and easy. TasteeBQ used his Magic Rub with 9 Sacred SuperFoods. He simply removed the Chicken from the plastic tub, sprinkled it with the Rub- and Yum! Those who have yet to acquire the Magic Rub can use the following potion:

TEMPORARY HOME RUB POTION

2 Tbl. Smoked Paprika

1.Tbl. Garlic

1. Tbl. Cumin

1. Tsp.Turmeric

1. Tsp. Raw Sugar

1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt & 1/4 Tsp Pepper

[Salt and Sugar optional]

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POWER Rubbed Chicken is the first step to quick marinating Chicken before heating it by Grill, Oven or Skillet.

This is not to be confused with Jerked Chicken. TasteeBQ found that Paprika is considered a SuperFood by some. Paprika is said to have famously dueled with Citrus Foods and won the title for “Most Vitamin C”. Who knew? Our hero found the spice to be popular everywhere from Hungary to Spain, Morocco, Mexico and in the Caribbean. The dishes ranged from Sausages, to Stews, Paellas and more. He also learned that applying heat to Paprika brings out even more of it’s natural smoky flavor. This led him to a brilliant idea.

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Baked Rubbed Chicken w/ Corn

Recipe #2- HEAT RUBBED CHICKEN

Simply genius. Who could of thought that adding flame to a re-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken could make it taste better? After applying the Magic Rub, TasteeBQ tried heating it, using several techniques. The results came out the same- Delicious!

Grill- Cut in half (lengthwise) and marinate Chicken in Rub (or Potion) for 15 minutes while firing up the Grill to Medium.  The longer you grill Chicken on indirect heat the more BBQ flavor you’ll get. Use wood chips for even more flavor.

Oven- After marinating, bake whole Chicken at 400 degrees for 1/2 hour. Then Broil for 5-6 minutes to get tasty, crispy skin.

Skillet/ Grill Pan- Heat up a little oil. Cut marinated Chicken into 4-6 sections. Pan sear Chicken on both sides, to caramelize. For extra flavor, you can saute’ Chopped Onions and/Garlic along with Chicken.

Grilled Rubbed Chicken with BBQ Sauce
Grilled Rubbed Chicken with BBQ Sauce.

If Grilled Chicken makes you Scream, Smoked Chicken is the Mona Lisa. It is almost impossible to describe the beauty and deliciousness of nicely smoked meat. But the flavor is simply unmistakable. That reminds TasteeBQ of Garlic, which he considers the Mona Lisa of Spices. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, everywhere from China to Japan, Egypt, India, France, Russia, South Korea, South America and here in the U.S.

Gratuitous Bonus Video- The Mona Lisa

Check out the crowd on pilgrimage to see the Mona Lisa in Paris. Could have been an International Garlic Convention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCTH8ht2RuA

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One Hour Smoked Rotisserie Chicken w/Red Hot BBQ Sauce.

Next time, TasteeBQ will reveal the techniques for making Homemade BBQ Sauce and Smoked Rotisserie Chicken. Stay tuned.

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How To Use A BBQ Rub For Healthier Gluten Free Grilling– TasteeBQ’s Recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups

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Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups. A dish you can really wrap your tongue around. Hot Sauce optional.

Are you trying to eat healthy, but feel like you are stuck in a hard place between a Taco Truck and a BBQ Shack? Consider this recipe the gluten free (GF), grain free, good for you alternative. Many of us think of traditional Barbecue (or Barbeque) cuisine as being comprised of sweet heavy sauces, fatty meats and greasy side dishes… And we love all of it! However, nowadays more and more people are seeking healthier BBQ choices- for fitness, nutritional and medical benefits. Many chefs are now recommending that you use a dry BBQ Rub as a way to achieve bold flavor without all of the fat.

TasteeBQ has heard you, and offers this simple, delicious and heroic dish:

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Grill Steak for 4-6 Minutes per side, depending on thickness.

Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups

If you don’t have a Grill available, the main ingredients can be Pan Roasted or Broiled in the Oven. Not into the Meat thing? Feel free to substitute juicy Portobello Mushrooms or your favorite Vegan Meat Substitute. These are also great with Grilled Chicken Breast.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings)

1 1/2 to 2 Lbs- Boneless Steak (New York, Sirloin, or Skirt Steak)
1- Large Onion (White or Yellow)
1- Head of Butter Lettuce (approx. 8 layers)
4- Roma Tomatoes
2- Red Peppers (May mix with Green or Yellow)
1 to 2- Large Carrots
1/2 Cup- Chopped Green Scallions
2 Tbl- POWER or HEROIC! BBQ Rubs by California Gold BBQ Rubs
[May substitute a packet of Taco Seasoning, check for Gluten Free (GF) if important]
1 Tbl- Dry Cumin
8 oz- Crumbled Goat Cheese (optional)
Salt/ Pepper
Olive Oil

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After grilling, chop Steak and Vegetables to be ready for assembly.

COOKING DIRECTIONS:

1. Chop Peppers and Tomatoes in half, removing seeds. Cut Onion and Carrot (lengthwise) into 3/4” slices. Rinse and Dry Steak, set aside.

2. Put Veggies and Meat in separate containers or foil pouches. Lightly coat with Olive Oil. Toss with Dry Rub, Cumin- Salt and Pepper (to taste). Be sure to finish Veggies, then the Meat. Try to marinate everything for at least 15 minutes to 1 hour before cooking.

3. Grill Steak 4-6 Minutes per side, depending on thickness. Grill Veggies for same amount of time (Note- Carrots may take longer cook time to tenderize).

4. Chop Veggies and Steak into 1” pieces. Place meat, then Veggies into individual Butter Lettuce Cups. Sprinkle a little extra rub on top, along with Chopped Green Scallions and Crumbled Goat Cheese (optional).

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Make platters of Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups for parties. Make them go “Wow”.

These Tacos are great for a party first course or appetizer. As a main dish add more Meat or Grilled Avocados. It can also be served with Rice and/or Beans on the side. Go for the grain with Tortilla Chips or add colorful Veggie Chips (as a GF alternative). Of course, sprinkle the Chips with a delicious BBQ Rub and Enjoy!

BONUS VIDEO- TASTY FREEDOM

Tasty Freedom is a YouTube series with a refreshing new take on living Gluten Free. (4:50 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-4HkAh7Fsm8

LINKS:

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POWER (Lower Salt and Sugar) http://www.amazon.com/California-Gold-BBQ-Power–10oz/dp/B00CVCMR88

HEROIC! (No added salt or Sugar) http://www.amazon.com/HEROIC-BBQ-Gluten-Free-Added/dp/B00IEEYCNA

 

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Happy 4th of July