Event cancelled

EVENT CANCELED

Due to inclement weather concerns, organizers of the 2018 Benbrook BBQ Cook-Off have decided to cancel the event.  All prepaid registrations will be fully refunded.

We thank you for your understanding, wish you the best in future competitions and hope to see you next year!

Jamie Barter

President

Benbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Jamie.barter@benbrookchamber.org

GoBenbrook.com

(817) 249-4451

8507 Benbrook Blvd., Ste. C

Benbrook, TX 76126

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Barbequing Fruit: Why Everyone Should Be Doing It

barbequingBarbequing Fruit: Why Everyone Should Be Doing It

7 out of 10 of American adults own a grill or smoker and love to light a barbeque. While many are grilling a selection of succulent meats there is a growing trend for barbequed fruit. This suits those who enjoy barbequing for health reasons, vegetarians and for anyone wanting to add some sweetness to their outdoor cooking.

Mighty Mango Skewers

Mangoes contain 20+ vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C to help your skin glow and antioxidant properties to fight cancer. Incorporating them into your barbeque is a great way to consume more of them to reap the health benefits they offer. Cutting mangoes into cubes and putting them onto skewers with some sweet onion and bell peppers make a great combination. Add some teriyaki sauce and cook on the barbeque for 2-3 minutes on each side and these will be ready to eat. These skewers are ideal for the 8 million vegetarians in the US, but are mouth wateringly delicious, so meat eaters will enjoy them too.

Prosciutto Peaches

Wrapping juicy peaches in prosciutto makes a scrumptious appetizer or side dish. To prepare, quarter your peaches and remove the stone and slice the prosciutto in half lengthways. Wrap the prosciutto around the peaches and hold it in place with a little oil. Place these on your barbeque grill and cook until each side is crispy, about 10 minutes. These are versatile and can be eaten as they are, in a salad or with a scoop of ice cream. Peaches offer many vitamins too, including potassium, which your body uses to aid digestion, reduce blood pressure and regulate your heart.

Barbequed Jerk Plantains

Plantains are a staple Caribbean food and with all the Caribbean islands being known for their love of barbeques this is fruit that has been tried and tested for being cooked this way. These are similar to a banana but a little less sweet and starchier, so they can be prepared as a sweet or savory dish. Jerk plantains are a savory side dish that go well with jerk chicken and rice. Start off by running a knife down the skin, being careful not to cut the flesh of the fruit and remove it. Slice lengthways in half and coat in a jerk sauce to give a real Caribbean taste. Put these on the grill for 4-6 minutes on each side, until you can see grill marks, and serve warm as a flavorful side dish.

Barbequed fruit is underrated and should always be including in any barbeque event, whether it’s a dessert at your 4th of July get together or a sweet starter on Father’s Day. The fruit will offer tons of vitamins and minerals that barbeques often leave out and will be a welcome addition that is fresh and flavorful. Once you try barbequed fruit it will become a staple every time you take to the outdoors for cooking.

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Royal Oak is still the best Charcoal

Royal Oak is repacking the Cowboy Charcoal and Frontier Charcoal.  Why pay $55 for something you can get a whole lot less at Restaurant Depot. 

Hit the link at a bogus chart

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Robert Mueller is guilty of treason

On Fox News they have a show called Life-Liberty and Levin and two distinguished guests were talking about Robert Mueller and “The Russian Hoax” News networks such as CNN are making up lies about Donald Trump and trying to make them stick.

Robert Mueller is investigating to find a crime not investigating a crime which is against the constitution. The Attorney General isn’t allowed to let a person of the court do that. Robert Mueller should have never be appointed as special counsel.

The power of the criminal element in the Government is the control of the Attorney Generals office. If Bill Clinton had his cocaine smuggling case in Arkansas prosecuted for setting up the huge east coast Government smuggling ring through Mena Arkansas he would be in jail now and never been president.

He and George H W Bush appointed a major player in the ring to Arkansas Attorney General, and US Attorney General. A cocaine snorting, cocaine smuggling bastard was appointed to US Attorney General Office. Many more since have been appointed.

We can see that playing out overtly as it has been done covertly every day for the last years since John F Kennedy was assassinated. These criminals led by George H W Bush have enacted their own court system celled the FISA courts which have no justice, no rights just a Nazi type railroad of their enemies. We all are their enemies.

When do we start talking about treason. People who are actively trying to destroy our president are enemies of the state. CNN is an enemy of the state. Media run by the criminal element are enemies of the state.

What powers does President Donald Trump have to bring prosecution about. What threat does Robert Mueller’s actions have on National Security and the sovereignty of our government. If he can bring false accusation after false accusation and CNN play it up on a world wide level isn’t that treason? False Accusations, false hoods, otherwise big ass lies!

A federal judge is going to make a warrant against a FISA court. Is a FISA court legitimate shouldn’t the Federal Court with oversight be handling these matters and when do the FISA courts become consider enemies of the state?

Who does Robert Mueller represent? He is trampling all over federal law and the constitution why is he not being prosecuted?

Who has the power the federal government and the constitution or the billionaire who are running our government in spite of the constitution? Isn’t that treason?

What I heard on that show is that Hilary Clinton had help by the FBI covering her illegal activity while going to the Russians for information by direct order from her, isn’t that treason? Treason by the FBI and shaping the election by direct order from Hilary for information, isn’t that treason?

Clinton’s are employees of the Bush family. Recruited and controlled by The Bush Family. This group controls the Attorney Generals office. They are no longer elected, but control the US Attorney Generals Office isn’t that treason.

President Trump should be able to have the Federal Prosecutor bring up charges on all them for treason.

This group Mueller represents is still bringing in Cocaine and Heroin through military planes and bases and putting it through underground tunnels.  It has never stopped. Just think how much a supply you would need to supply every city, town, and by way with cocaine and heroin like its being supplied today. Its not coming over the boarder of Mexico. Its coming over Military Transport Planes.

The way it’s shaping up we the Government of States and Federal Level are no longer in control of the major assets of the United States Government.  Isn’t that treason? Isn’t that cause for action by the President of the United States? Isn’t that scary? 

Robert Mueller is the face of the enemies of the United States that are running our Government. There are two clear sides, we need to support our president.

Its the truth!

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Pair Wine And Beer with BBQs: A Simplified Guide

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Pairing Wine and Beer With BBQ Chart

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Safety Tips for BBQ and Grilling

Safety Tips for BBQ and Grilling

Outdoor cooking involves hot metals, combustible fuels and a large group of people. This situation can be risky, so it is important to follow safety tips for grilling and BBQ. You have to control the fire because it is a destructive force. Before you start working, you should arrange a fire extinguisher. It is essential to understand how to extinguish a fire and cut supplies of fuel.

Safety Rules

Bacteria exist everywhere, even on Brussels sprouts. It may grow even at freezing temperature and stay alive around 165°F. Temperatures can increase the number of bacteria, so you have to keep everything cool before cooking and serving. Keep your food cold and covered. Make sure to choose high-quality food items, such as SNRA Commodities is a reliable name.

Read Instructions for Grill

Before using your grill, you have to read its safety restrictions. Smokers, charcoal, gas, and grills have specific ranges for operation. You have to understand safety instructions and their particular range before using these items.

You can’t assume that your current grill will work like your old grill. Instead of taking a risk, you should find manuals of smokers and grills on the website of the manufacturer.

Safety for Charcoal

Grills with charcoals may cause more fire than other grills like gas. It may be a trouble to light a charcoal grill. You have to work carefully with this grill because it can burn off your hair and face. Lighter fluid can increase your problems because the liquid turns to heavy gas even at a low temperature.

Be Careful with Smoke

Smoke may get in your lungs, eyes, hair, and clothes. Smoke from a smoker or grill may contain PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons), carbon monoxide and dangerous substances. PAH has cancer-causing elements. Everyone loves the smell of smoke during outdoor cooking, but you should keep yourself at a safe distance to enjoy this smoke.

Stay Safe with Gas

Obstruction in the fuel can be a problem for grill fires. The fire may take place inside, underneath, or behind your grill. You have to scrutinize your grill for any problem. Critters and bugs may climb in small areas. If you notice a problem, turn off the control values and fuel tank. Disconnect everything to avoid significant destruction. Gas grills may produce a massive amount of heat to melt knobs and hoses.

Clean the Grease from Grill

Food can create flammable material, such as grease. If you want to stay safe, it is essential to collect grease from your grill to avoid its build up. The base of grills may have plenty of fat. A clean grill will be a safe grill. Smokers may also have this problem. Before and after cooking, you have to clean the grease from your grills.

Choose a Safe Location for Grill

You have to choose a place to keep your smoker or grill carefully. Keep it away from trees and buildings. Choose an open place and try to keep children away from smokers

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Need a mid morning snack

Need a Mid Morning Snack

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United States of Barbecue

The United States of Barbecue

 

Barbecue — a food, a craft and a way of life — is as American as blue jeans and baseball. It’s so loved, that we can’t decide on a name for it. BBQ, barbecue, Bar-B-Que, smokehouse, barbie, the hog — whatever you want to call it — makes your mouth water by simply reading the word or seeing a photo of a plate stacked with perfectly cooked meats, covered in tangy sauce and complemented with sides.

 

This style of food is quintessential to being an American and can be found from road side dives to high-end restaurants all across the country. It’s arguably one of the best foods out there, but you’ll never find two pitmasters with the same style. From the “barbecue belt” of the South, to notorious Kansas City BBQ, to hipster smokehouses in Portland, no two joints are exactly alike. With endless options to choose from, how does one even know where to start?

 

To help you taste your way through the best barbecue restaurants in America, CarRentals put together their guide on making a BBQ road trip across America. Divided by region, you can drive from state to state or coast to coast on the ultimate quest for barbecue. 

 

 

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Team Sign Ups

Team Registration Packet

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Cold Smoking

Sometimes you need to step out of your normal barbecue comfort zone. Learning how to cold smoke opens up a world of flavor possibilities.

But a word of caution, before you run off and buy up everything you need to start a world class backyard cold smoking operationa.

As a pitmaster you should know that cold smoking takes precision and care. There are some very real health risks involved. The good news is that these risks can be mitigated with a proper setup and expert knowledge.

If you are keen to learn more about cold smoking, we have bundled all you need to know into the following article. Decide for yourself if you are ready to take up the challenge.

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Cold smoking overview

Cold smoking is a process that, when used in conjunction with curing, preserves and adds a distinctive smokey flavor to meat.

Some food products can be cold smoked and may not need to be cured like meat does. Cold smoked products can last for months without being refrigerated.

To cold smoke meat, the basic process is as follows:

  1. The meat goes through a curing process to extract moisture and inhibit bacterial growth.

  2. The cured meat is exposed to smoke, which imparts the distinctive smoky flavor. Smoking the meat takes time, from hours to days, depending on the product.

The trick is to expose the food to smoke without much heat. The food needs to be kept lower than 90°F. This is usually accomplished by keeping the food in an unheated chamber while smoke from another chamber is pumped in.

Cold smoking goes back a long way. The technique was often used to preserve meat through the winter when food was otherwise scarce. In western culture, farms often included a “smokehouse”; a special building for the purpose of smoking and storing meats.

You may even have memories of grandparents, or great aunties and uncles, cold smoking lox or something similar.

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