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Here at Texas Pepper Jelly, we like to talk about grilling all kinds of foods: meats, vegetables, and even fruits. A good shish kabob represents most, if not all, of the basic food groups.
People who grill have preferences. This is a bit of an understatement. Each person who loves to grill firmly believes that their own way is the only way.
Gas grills, charcoal grills, campfire grills. . . each of these is the preferred grill for someone. A good griller can find success on any kind of grill, of course, but let’s face it – we all have a grill of choice. Randy Clark recently posted a picture of his picnic grill, and don’t those steaks look delicious!
All Randy needs is a bottle of Craig’s BBQ Sauce, and his cookout would be complete! Ricky works at TKO Graphix, where I’d bet everybody loves some good grillouts!
No matter what kind of grill you are using, Texas Pepper Jelly products will make whatever you are grilling taste even better!
When it’s time to buy more BBQ sauce, why bother buying those little bottles from the grocery store? We all know those don’t last very long, especially in the summer when grilling is at its peak!
My advice to all of you is to buy your barbecue sauce by the gallon, and what better place – and what better barbecue sauce – than right here at Texas Pepper Jelly.
Buying barbecue sauce by the gallon means you’ll have enough sauce for several cookouts, not just one or two, because everybody knows that a good cookout requires not only BBQ sauce on the cooking meats but also BBQ sauce on the table so people can add more. And people always want to add more.
Chicken, pork, beef, lamb. . . whatever kind of meat you put on your grill, Craig’s BBQ Sauce will enhance it and make it more delicious than it already was.
Are you grilling vegetables, too? Craig’s BBQ Sauce is delicious on veggies, too.
Texas Pepper Jelly offers Craig’s BBQ Sauce in several sizes, so pick the size that is most convenient to you. However, if you do a lot of grilling out, BBQ by the gallon might be your best bet!
Besides, where else can you buy a GALLON of BBQ Sauce?
Our products here at Texas Pepper Jelly are the best – the very best – and to make the most of the very best grilling products, why not use the very best meats for grilling? We highly recommend the meat from Snake River Farms.
As you no doubt already know, filet mignon is just about the tenderest, most flavorful cut of beef anyone can buy today, and we’ve not found any filet mignon better than Snake River Farms filet mignon.
All of their cuts are wonderful, but the filet mignon is to die for!
Well, except that you won’t want to die – you’ll want to live forever and eat Snake River Farms filet mignon every day. As often as possible, anyway.
Each steak is expertly aged and hand-cut by an expert. Your steaks will ship frozen and arrive chilled or partially frozen – in other words, ready to throw on that grill!
Just click the photograph of the filet mignon up there and you’ll be taken to the order form page.
Best filet mignon on the planet. Seriously.
In fact, Snake River Farms has several different cuts of beef, all perfection-on-a-grill! Try them all! http://texaspepperjelly.com/grilling-meats/
This time of year, when the flowers are blooming after a long, cold winter, and when the temperature outside is in the seventies after that same long, cold winter, people want to socialize with their friends more than ever. We’ve all been cooped up for months, and now that we can leave our homes without bundling up, without scraping an inch or more of ice off our cars, and without slipping and falling down on ice, we want to visit and be visited. For most of us, socialization means food, and in this new springtime good weather, food means barbecue.
And barbecue means outdoor cooking.
If you’re going to have friends over for some barbecue, you need to use the very best barbecue sauce on the market. That means you need to order some Craig’s BBQ Sauce from Texas Pepper Jelly.
When you serve your family and friends food grilled with Craig’s BBQ Sauce, they will eat up everything on the picnic table. There will be NOTHING left over. Craig’s BBQ Sauce on the meat means everything else will taste better, too. Even the pickles and sodas will taste better if Craig’s BBQ Sauce is used on the grill.
When you call friends to invite them over for barbecue, just tell them up front that you’ll be using Craig’s BBQ Sauce and you won’t get a “Thanks. We’ll get back to you!” You’ll get “Thanks!!!! When should we be there? We can be there in a few minutes!”
That’s because there is no barbecue sauce made anywhere today that comes even close to Craig’s BBQ Sauce. Texas Pepper Jelly’s Craig’s BBQ Sauce is the best. The BEST.
There is no comparable barbecue sauce on the market.
1. Texas Pepper Jelly’s famous Pineapple Habanero Potato Salad is that perfect picnic side dish! The combination of spicy habanero, sweet pineapple, sour dill pickles, and the various spiciness of the peppers turns a simple potato dish into both indoor and outdoor perfection! Get the recipe here: http://tpjbbqblog.com/pineapple-habanero-potato-salad/
2. Picnics, cookouts, and in-house meals all need a good dessert to round them out, and Texas Pepper Jelly’s Texas-Style Spicy Peach Cobbler is one of the easiest and tastiest desserts out there! You can make our peach cobbler even in the dead of winter, because it’s made in your crock-pot! http://tpjbbqblog.com/texas-style-spicy-peach-cobbler/
3. So many people are on low-carb diets these days, and, let’s face it, low-carb diets are a very healthy way to eat. Contrary to what many of you might think, though, you don’t have to settle for a bland diet just because you’re on a low-carb diet! Texas Pepper Jelly has some good ideas to SPICE UP your suppers! http://tpjbbqblog.com/low-carb-diet-texas-pepper-jelly-makes-it-delicious/
4. With the holidays approaching, you’ll be wondering what kind of gift to give your child’s teacher. Well, as teacher myself, I can tell you up front that your child’s teacher already has enough ornaments, candles, and mugs. What I would want – so I assume your child’s teacher’s wants might be similar – are things I might not buy for myself. Actually, one of our best-sellers is the Star Assortment of Pepper Jellies! http://texaspepperjelly.com/pepper-jelly/mixed-case-of-jelly/
5. Getting back to the cookout basics, there’s nothing that can beat Texas Pepper Jelly’s Rib Candy or Craig’s BBQ Sauce. Nothing can come even close. The most basic of cookouts – the burger and hot dogs variety – are turned into a feast fit for a king with just a little Rib Candy and/or Craig’s BBQ Sauce. Guaranteed. http://tpjbbqblog.com/monday-munchies-rib-candy-cookout/
These are just a few of our readers’ favorite recipes. We’ll post some more real soon! In the meantime, don’t put your grills away yet – there will be plenty more beautiful autumn days left for cookout outdoors! And even when the snow is piled high and your back yard are inaccessible, Texas Pepper Jelly products are great for your kitchen, too!
For my husband and son, pulled pork is the staple food of football, and depending on the weather, I’ve made it in the crockpot, on an outdoor spit, in the oven, and on the stovetop. This weekend, I used both slow cooker and backyard grill.
I worked all day, so before I left on Friday morning, I put a huge pork loin in the crockpot, turned it on “low,” and went to work. Nine hours later, I took the loin out of the crockpot (it was so tender it fell apart!) and put it in the refrigerator.
Saturday morning, my husband fired up the grill and I got out our cast iron wok. I put the flaky-tender loin in the wok and pulled it apart. I added four large sliced onions and a bottle of Craig’s BBQ Sauce. (It’s the BBQ sauce that sealed the deal with my family!) I let the shredded pork sizzle and watched the flavors blend and our neighbor came to the fence to tell me that her family was insisting SHE make BBQ pork because the aroma was turning them all into drooling crazies. (Her words!)
Add to this feast of wonderful BBQ pulled pork was Texas Pepper Jelly’s own spicy baked beans, cole slaw, and potato salad. (You can find recipes for them all right here on the Texas Pepper Jelly blog!) I made enough of everything to feed a small nation for several days, but wasn’t really surprised when my crew cleaned up every bite in two nights.
Be sure you’ve got enough Craig’s BBQ Sauce on hand; people will want to add more to their sandwiches. I’ve learned that I can never have too much of it in the pantry, because however much I have, they will use up.
Sometimes I add shredded green and red peppers, but this year I just added lots and lots of fresh onions and the BBQ sauce, and saved the peppers for the potato salad and slaw.
Whenever I add onions and peppers to a meal, I count it as a vegetable. Because, you know, they ARE vegetables.
Summer’s almost over, so let’s make sure it goes out with a backyard bang. Gather up all the fresh summer vegetables you can, and let’s make this Labor Day cookout a gala success.
Let’s face it – a cookout is a kind of picnic, and what picnic is complete without baked beans and corn on the cob?
You can find our recipe for baked beans right here on the blog, but this is how to turn corn-on-the-cob into a gourmet treat!
For ten people:
20 ears of sweet corn in the husk
Texas Pepper Jelly, any or many flavors (I use a variety!)
What to do:
Peel back the husks but do not remove. Remove the silks. Spread butter all over the corn and then spread pepper jelly all over the buttered corn. Bring the husks back up over the corn; you might have to secure with a toothpick. Put the corn on the grill AFTER the meat is done – corn doesn’t take very long. I usually have a teenager roll the corn around on the grill for about ten minutes; it has to be turned constantly and rolling is the easiest (and most fun!) way to get ‘er done.
Put the grilled corn on a platter and step back. Corn cools down quickly; that’s why it should be one of the last items grilled. Be sure to put out all your Texas Pepper Jelly flavors so people can brush it on pretty much everything you’ve grilled. Oh, and our Texas Rib Candies work well with vegetables as well as with any kind of meat, too. My cookout advice is always to set out every Texas Pepper Jelly product you have in the house for every cookout. People will eat it up. Literally.
Whenever there’s talk of grilling or broiling, there’s always talk of beef, pork, lamp, and every possible manifestation of these basic meats. However, those who grill a lot know that fish are delicious grilled or broiled, too.
Right now, my husband is on a VERY strict diet of which grilled or broiled fish is the main component. He’s been on this diet for five weeks now and isn’t tired of it yet, mainly because I’ve used so many different Texas Pepper Jelly products and he says it’s like a completely new and different dish every time!
The weather here has been so intensely humid and muggy (and buggy!) that I’ve been using the broiler in my kitchen stove a lot, rather than standing out in the heat making more heat. My husband’s favorite types of fish are salmon and cod, and it’s absolutely amazing how different Texas Pepper Jelly products can turn a slab of fish into a gourmet dish!
So far, we’ve gone through almost all the pepper jelly flavors and two Rib Candy jars. (Just because it says “rib” or “chicken” on the bottle, that doesn’t mean you’re limited in any way!)
Tomorrow, he’s having broiled salmon marinated in Texas Bird Bath Peach Mango Habanero. I’ll brush the Bird Bath all over each salmon filet, sprinkle them with some chopped green onion, and put them under the broiler. Served with mixed broccoli, cauliflower, and sugar snap peas, a tossed salad, and some buttered garlic mushrooms, it’ll be a feast fit for a king. A heart-healthy, low-carb feast. So easy, and thanks to Texas Pepper Jelly products, so delicious, he doesn’t even remember that it’s a limited, restricted diet that’s super good for him.