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Original Q, Issue #003 -- Beans grilling chili steak
February 01, 2008
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Table of Contents


Recent Website Additions and Updates

*BBQ Beans Recipe
*Grilling Recipes, Faster than Smoking
*Texas Chili Recipe
*A Great Steak Marinade Recipe is Within Reach
*About Me

Articles

*3 Easy Steps to Make Any Chili Recipe Better
*Cold Weather BBQing - 6 Important Tips

Editors Qs

*Hipshot answers reader's questions

BBQ questions only please. I don't know everything.


Recent Website Additions


BBQ Beans Recipe

Think BBQ beans recipe and I remember pot luck dinners and picnics. How about you? Whether basic and simple, or long and complicated, baked beans seem to always hit the spot.

BBQ Beans Recipe


Grilling Recipes, Faster than Smoking

Grilling recipes are used by most Americans that cook outdoors. Most folks don't have several hours to slow smoke a meal. Grilling is usually quick (remember all those hamburgers and hot dogs?).

Grilling Recipes, Faster than Smoking


Texas Chili Recipe

Take any Texas chili recipe and make it better. After you know what makes it a Texas chili, make it and any other chili recipes better.

Texas Chili Recipe


A Great Steak Marinade Recipe is Within Reach

Learn what it takes to perfect a steak marinade recipe to suit any taste. Become the local BBQ expert.

A Great Steak Marinade Recipe is Within Reach


About Me

This is my story and I'm stickin' to it.

About Me


Articles


3 Easy Steps to Make Any Chili Recipe Better

Let's improve that favorite chili recipe of yours without changing a thing. Well... we won't change any of the ingredients, anyway. We'll just change the way we handle them.

3 Easy Steps to Make Any Chili Recipe Better


Cold Weather BBQing - 6 Important Tips

Ezinearticles.com has accepted and published another of my articles. This one is titled Cold Weather BBQing - 6 Important Tips. You can find it at ezinearticles.com in the Food and Drink category under Cooking Tips, or just click on the link below. (Coming to an Ezine near you.)

Cold Weather BBQing - 6 Important Tips


Editor's Qs


I had a vinegar based sauce that was sweet and spicy but clear and really good. Do you know of such a recipe?

I don't know of a specific recipe for a vinegar based sauce that is sweet and spicy but clear and really good... but maybe I can supply you with enough information that you could make one anyway.

The state of North Carolina is known for it's vinegar based BBQ sauce. But throughout different parts of the state, they add mustard, or ketchup, or tomatoes. In eastern North Carolina, though, they make a clear vinegar based sauce. It consists of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper, with maybe a touch of sweet and spice.

Vinegar, salt and pepper will result in a clear sauce. That makes for a good start. The next step is to add some sweet and spice while keeping the sauce clear. If the amounts were small, you might be able to add ingredients like brown sugar, honey, Tabasco, or red pepper flakes.

Adding ingredients like onion juice, garlic, white sugar or light honey would not discolor the sauce. Another possibility would be to add whole peppers and allow them to steep for awhile and then remove them. And remember that if flavors become too intense, a little water wouldn't hurt the clarity either.

I would also be interested in seeing what some of you come up with for a recipe. If you've got a good one, and would like to brag a little, please send it to me. I will be glad to put it on the website for all to enjoy.

I'll bet some of you, that have lived in the North Carolina area, already have a good recipe that you use. Naturally, if your recipe is published, you will receive full credit for it. Simply send it to me through the Contact Me link.

The Challenge Continues.

I don't want to give you the idea that I can't be stumped, but... let's see what happens.

BBQ questions only please. I don't know everything.

All the Best
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