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Old 07-05-2015, 02:03 AM   #1

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4th of July on the Ranch

I did this cook on my Weber Ranch Kettle yesterday and it came out quite well.

I made up a pan of green beans, new potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and seasoned it with some country ham and bacon along with some fresh herbs.

I also cooked six very nice chuck roasts on this cook...these were so nice that I couldn’t find a thing to trim on any of them. The second meat on this cook was some very hot, and insanely hot jerk chicken.

I split 4 pounds of cold briquets on two sides of the kettle and then added about 2 pounds of hot briquets over the top and then added a chunk of hickory for my smoke wood.

I added one strip of a Grill Grate over the hot coals on one side of the cooker to sear up my jerk chicken.

The jerk chicken came off first and sure looked great.

I cooked the roasts to about 165 internal and then wrapped them in foil with some goodies to finish them up. I planned to make pulled beef out of all of the roasts.

Roasts wrapped and ready to go back on the cooker.

My bean and new potato pan came off the cooker just before I wrapped my roasts.

I took the chuck roasts to about 210 internal and then took them off the cooker and let them rest for about 30 minutes. I then pulled the meat and added the juice from the foil back into the meat and it sure came out looking good.

We kept about a pound out for some treats and then processed the balance for the freezer.

Made up a slider bun with some of the pulled beef and added some caramelized onions and peppers and my sandwich was complete. I also added a piece of my insanely hot jerk chicken to my plate. With the addition of some pasta salad, my meal was complete.

Loving this kettle more every time I use it.

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Old 07-05-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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Nice looking grub. I only made ribs. Turned out ok, changed my rub, it was different, we will just say that.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:24 PM   #4
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Looks excellent Old Dave. I like pulled chuck, it has a nice beefy flavor.

We had ribs, potato salad, blueberry cobbler, and homemade ice cream here.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:57 PM   #5
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Chuck roast is one of my favorites. Was the jerk out of a bottle or did you make your own?
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:55 AM   #6

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Jerk Chicken

I make the jerk chicken marinade but I did use a purchased jerk spice seasoning. Here is my recipe...

This is about enough for a whole chicken

3 green onions diced
1 small onion chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic chopped
2-3 habanero peppers diced (this will produce a very hot result)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 TBL soy sauce
3 TBL olive oil
1 TBL salt
1 TBL brown sugar
2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
1 TBL + 1tsp Jerk Seasoning

Place in a blender and puree smooth
Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag with the marinade and place in fridge for at least 4-5 hours. Turn it over every time you get a beer.

Now for Insanely Hot Jerk Chicken...use this final glaze on the chicken about 15 minutes before the chicken comes off the cooker. You really need to be a "Chili-Head to use this extra step.

3-4 green onions chopped
4 cloves of garlic chopped
3-4 Habanero peppers chopped
1 TBL fresh thyme minced
1 TBL Jerk Seasoning
Juice of two limes
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Blender smooth and place a generous amount of the chicken about 15 minutes before it comes off the grill.

Be very careful with that first bowel movement after eating the Insanely Hot Chicken!
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:39 AM   #7
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very nice!
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:48 AM   #8
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Looks like a great eating 4th weekend Dave.

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