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Original Q, Issue #003 -- Beans grilling chili steak
February 01, 2008
Get Another Drink and Try Again
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Table of Contents
Recent Website Additions and Updates
*BBQ Beans Recipe
*3 Easy Steps to Make Any Chili Recipe Better
*Hipshot answers reader's questions
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.
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?).
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.
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.
This is my story and I'm stickin' to it.
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.
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.)
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
I don't want to give you the idea that I can't be stumped, but... let's see what happens.
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