For Easter dinner we decided to make prime rib (aka, a standing rib roast). This cut of beef is from the rib section of the cow, and happens to be one of the eight primal cuts of beef. The entire rib section come from ribs six through twelve and a typical standing rib roast can be anywhere from two to seven ribs. The one we ordered was a three rib roast and then we had the ribs removed (boneless rib roast). As you will see, we had the butcher season the prime rib with vegetable seasoning which was comprised of a variety of aromatic vegetables. This Prime Rib was way better than anything I’ve ordered at a steakhouse and cost a whole lot less. Prime Rib is currently sold at 10.99 a pound at most butcher shops. A short video of the cooking process is posted below. Thanks for watching!
I decided to break in the new cast iron grill grate from Craycort with a couple of Cajun Burgers and some Spicy Chicken Sausage. Everything turned out amazing and I couldn’t be happier with this new grill grate. Its funny how a small change in the cooking surface makes a huge impact on the flavor profile of your food.
After working in an Irish Pub for several years, I learned a lot about Corned Beef. I remember the days leading up to St Patrick’s Day where we would literally have to cook hundreds of pounds of Corned Beef and then slice all of it. Most of the Corned Beef would get sliced really thin for the sandwiches and the rest of it would be sliced on the thick side for Corned Beef dinners.
In all of those years of working in an Irish restaurant, I never once saw anyone grill a corned beef. Well…let me take that back. It was common to see, “Grilled Corned Beef Sandwiches.” They were really good too. Buttered Rye Bread thrown onto the grill, a slice of Swiss Cheese on each side, a huge pile of Corned Beef, thousand island dressing, and a heap of coleslaw. Yum!!!
OK, so that isnt what I had in mind when I decided to Grill a Corned Beef Brisket. What I really had in mind was getting the Ol’ Weber Grill fired up and doing a Corned Beef low and slow!!!
Here is what you’ll need to pull this off:
1. Corned Beef Brisket
2. A Pot of Water
3. A Grill
4. Tin Foil
The first thing that you are going to want to do is take your Corned Beef out of the package and give it a quick rinse. Next, you’ll want to put the corned beef in a pot of water over a very low heat. Do this for about 30 minutes and make sure that you don’t allow the water to boil. All you really want to do here is remove the brine and salt from the corned beef. You don’t have to follow this step if you like salty food.
After the Corned Beef has sat in the pot of water for 30 minutes, take it out and give it one last rinse.
Next, you’ll want to grab a paper towel and dry off the Corned Beef. In my video, I dried it off and added little bit of fresh cracked pepper to the fat side of the beef.
When the charcoal is ready or when your gas grill is hot, place the Corned Beef (fat side up) on the grill. Make sure you have your grill set up for indirect heat. It would be a great mistake to place the Corned Beef directly over the coals. Brisket is a very tough piece of meat and needs to be grilled low and slow. Try to keep your grill temp around 225 – 250 degrees.
Your total grilling time should be around 2 hours.
Now, for the grill master’s secret to great Corned Beef: When there is about 30 – 45 minutes left in the grilling process, wrap the Corned Beef in Aluminum Foil! Make sure that you wrap it really good. Doing this will trap all of the juices inside of the meat. If you don’t believe me – – check out the video.
This one little trick is a huge difference maker.
I let the Corned Beef rest for about an hour before I sliced it.
Check out the video below.
Its hard to believe that something that looks this good only took about 10 – 15 minutes to grill. Here is what you will need to make this happen:
2 lbs. top round, cut in 1-inch cubes
1/2 onion, cut in 1-inch squares
1 or 2 red peppers, cut in 1-inch squares
1 container of mushrooms, cut in half
1/2 cup of pineapple cubes
Your favorite seasonings… in this video we used fresh dill, salt and pepper
A few dashes of extra virgin olive oil
Thread onions, peppers, mushrooms, pineapple and beef alternately on skewers until you have 4 or 5 pieces of each on a skewer. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on the kabobs and then season.
Place the kabobs directly over the coals (or heat source) for 1 minute and then flip them over and grill for another minute. Once you have a little char on each side, move the kabobs to the other side of the grill and close the lid. Keep the lid on for 8 minutes and then remove the Kabobs if the beef is cooked to your liking.
This short video will explain everything in detail. Enjoy!!!
London Broil is easily one of my favorites. Dont get me wrong, I love New York Strip Steaks, Filet Mignon, and Prime Rib but London Broil seems to give you the most bang for your buck. We purchased this two and a half pound London Broil for 13 dollars… and it was a buy one get one free deal so we really made out.
Think about it – you can feed steak to a family of 5 for dinner and it costs you less than 20 dollars. That is pretty awesome!
If you follow these simple steps in the video below you will have a winner every single time.
What a weekend!!! It rained the entire time and forced me to cancel my plans to cook my famous BBQ Ribs! There is always next week so don’t panic.
Eventually the weather broke late on Sunday and I managed to get the grill fired up. No ribs!!! Only Filet Mignon!!! Bummer – – I know.
So a couple of things to note:
We picked up some new charcoal. It was Kingsford Competition Briquettes.
These things burn HOT!!! I like them but my only complaint is that they dont burn as long as the
regular stuff. This was a complete surprise to me because the advertising said it was for “slow cooking”. That said, it was no big deal because they were on sale.
The second thing to note is the charcoal griddle that Donna picked up from Marshalls for $9.99. I have no complaints with this purchase. It heated evenly and did not stick (as advertised!). This thing made grilling the onions extremely easy, and as you will see in the video, it didnt take long at all.
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