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Thursday, February 28, 2013

2012 BBQ Season Results

The results for 2012 have been tabulated and Meat, Inc. had another great year!  Thank you to all the fans who support us at the comps, all the folks on the team that put in a huge amount of effort, and thanks to our sponsors that help make all the magic happen!  We look forward to seeing all of you in 2013!

 KCBS National Rankings:

Chicken - 454 / 6214
Ribs - 394 - 6245
Pork - 264 / 6233
Brisket - 459 / 6207
Overall - 416 / 6299


 California BBQ Association Rankings

Chicken - 45
Ribs - 53
Pork - 24
Brisket - 58
Overall - 51 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Smoked Stuffed Dates

Smoked Stuffed Dates!

This is a fan favorite - a really easy recipe that is the perfect appetizer for any type of party.

 Just a couple ingredients to make you the superstar!
  • Bacon
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Mozzarella
  • Dates (I used pre-pitted dates - it saves a few steps)

If you can't find pre-pitted dates you can remove the pits by slicing the date lengthwise.

Open up the date and jam in a teaspoon or so of blue cheese crumbles.

Place a small slice of mozzarella on top of the blue cheese crumbles.

 Last step is to wrap a 1/2 piece of bacon around the date.  If you stretch the bacon as you are wrapping - the bacon will stick to itself as it contracts.  No need for tooth picks to keep the bacon in place.

I smoked these tasty treats on my Royall 3000 over apple pellets at 225F for about 90 minutes.  I smoked the snacks on Frogmats so they didn't fall through the grates.  These are a must have for any serious BBQ'r.

Find them at http://frogmats.com/


After about 90 minutes these tasty snacks were ready to be served.

A perfect party snack platter is not complete without Smoked Summer Sausage, Atomic Buffalo Turds, and - of course - Smoked Stuffed Dates!

Let's eat!

Disclaimer:  All products used were purchased / supplied by me.  Royall Grills is a proud sponsor or Meat, Inc. BBQ Team.