Question: what looks like brisket, tastes like brisket, but is far easier to cook than brisket? Beef short ribs, that’s what. I actually prefer to cook beef ribs at competitions to brisket as beef ribs are more forgiving and more ‘set and forget’ than brisket, allowing me to focus on the more fussy hand-ins. Like chicken. Of course, I can only do this in ‘open’ beef categories and not categories specifically for brisket. Handing in beef ribs in a specific brisket category will get you disqualified quick smart! Beef ribs are also great for small families who want that big beefy flavour but don’t want to cook a whole brisket, and also those who are on a tight budget and can’t afford a whole brisket. Now there are several ways to present these ribs, but in this article, we’re going to look at Beef Rib Burnt Ends. Continue reading Beef Rib Burnt Ends – Bye Bye Brisket!
The last weekend of July saw over 200 BBQ-mad competitors return to Burleigh Heads for the Burleigh BBQ Championships 2016. This was the second outing for the festival and the Burleigh BBQ Championships 2016 was without doubt bigger and better than before. Continue reading Burleigh BBQ Championships 2016 Gallery
Marking the end of the BBQ season in the northern states, the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival was a fitting end to what’s been a great season of BBQ shenanigans, providing sunshine, good music, great food, and family-friendly fun for all ages. Best of all, a whole lot of money was raised for local schools in the Bangalow region, and a whole lot of people had a whole lot of fun.
A few weeks ago I was privileged to be trained by Adam from the Australasian BBQ Alliance in how to be a BBQ Judge. And last week you know that I attended the Brisbane ‘Low & Slow’ BBQ Festival, but what I didn’t tell you was that I was actually a judge. It was my first time and it was a great insight into The Secret Life of a BBQ Judge! Continue reading The Secret Life of a BBQ Judge…
There are some days where you put together a meal and sit back afterwards and think ‘Wow, did I just do that? That was one for the history books’. Then you have ones like I did last weekend. Total, utter fail. Continue reading Chicken Lollipops… FAIL!