GRILLING THIS LABOR DAY? ADD A LITTLE FLAVOR WITH BEKINS

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This weekend signifies your turn to host summer’s last hurrah. You’ve got the grill and the grilling accessories, but how about a little flavor to make your food stand out?

Whether or not you bought one of the variety of grills offered at Bekins, we encourage everyone to come in for the accessories that go with them. If you have a Kamado-style or gas grill, we have you covered with griddles, pizza stones, starters, charcoal and much more. You can even get a 3-piece set of tongs, spatula, and a grill fork for $6.99!

Yet, have you tried some of our sauces and rubs? Many come in traditional flavors, but we also offer ways to provide a unique kick to your feast this weekend.

Grilling accessories at Bekins
Get a three piece Grillpro set at Bekins for only $6.99. It includes a spatula, tongs and a grill fork.

GRILLING SAUCES AND RUBS AT BEKINS

BIG GREEN EGG BARBECUE SAUCE

Big Green Egg says to try their sauces with your favorite pizza and calzones, or try some in place of ketchup for burgers and fries. Kick up the flavor of baked beans and potatoes, mix them in your favorite meatloaf or spice up your Bloody Mary mix. Zesty Mustard Honey and Vidalia Onion Sriracha might really mix it up at your feast.

Big Green Egg Grilling Sauce

KAMADO JOE GOURMET MEAT RUB

Kamado Joe says all of their rubs are specially formulated with organic evaporated cane juice as well as corn starch to keep the sugars from liquefying and dissipating. The formula leaves more flavor in your grilled meats along with less risk of burning and blackening. Maybe try the Peach or Warm Spice flavors to test your taste buds this weekend.

Kamado Joe Grilling Rub

BOURBON BARRELL KENTUCKYAKI

The Kentucky-style hot and spicy teriyaki sauce adds flavor to beef, pork, chicken, fish, stir-fry and grilled veggies.

Kentuckyaki Grilling Sauce

WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON SUGAR

In the vanilla flavor, a Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Bean is added to raw Demerara sugar to enhance the rich caramel flavors with a hint of vanilla for added complexity. Try sprinkling it on grilled salmon.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Vanilla Sugar

DIZZY PIG GOURMET GAME ON! WILD GAME/RED MEAT SEASONING

Fresh coffee, chipotle chiles, and a hint of ginger provide some of the unique touches to Game On! Seasoning works best on venison, game and red meat. It can also flavor soups, stews and pan dishes. You can even use it as a finishing spice.

Dizzy Pig Grilling Seasoning

try one and let us know!

If you try out one of these sauces or spices, let us know what you think! Leave a comment on this blog entry, or connect with us on our Facebook page.

Smoked to Perfection!

BBQ Pork Butt

(Pork butt, or ‘Boston butt’, comes from the thicker section of the shoulder where the fat running through the meat is more intense.)

2Hosting a summer BBQ soon? Instead of the traditional burger or hot dog, why not impress your guests with something more!

While this recipe does take a good amount of time, we think you will agree that the taste is well worth the wait. The main factor behind the taste is the use of a smoker like Kamado Joe or Big Green Egg. Using a smoker allows the pork to become more tender and be infused with a unique flavor that even the most experienced grill master will enjoy.

If you do not have access to a smoker, you can still achieve great taste using a smoker box, like one from Broil King, on top of your traditional grill.  Broil King Smoker Box 2

Ingredients

  • Pork Butt / Shoulder   10 lbs.
  • Salt   .5 lbs.
  • Sugar   1 lb.
  • Water   2 gal.
  • Kamado Joe’s Peach Seasoning
  • Apple Woodchips

Directions

  • Gather all ingredients
  • 1 day before, brine* the pork in a salt and sugar water mixture. Allow the pork to brine overnight
  • The next day, pat down the pork and season liberally with Kamado Joe’s peach seasoning
  • Preheat smoker to 220 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Once smoker reaches desired temperature, place soaked** wood chips in the smoker (this technique will work for any smoker)
  • After the chips are placed in the smoker and the grill racks are brought up to temperature, place the pork inside the smoker and allow to cook for 7 hours at 220 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Once the pork is finished, wrap the pork in aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes
  • Shred the pork and season with the BBQ sauce of your choice or enjoy the natural flavor that the meat developed over the 7 hour cooking period and try it without any sauce
  • ENJOY!

 


*Brine is to soak in or saturate with salty water. Start a brine by combining salt and sugar into a container and whisking the water into it. Then, place in the product you are going to brine and top it off with water until it is fully submerged. This will leave you with a wonderfully moist product in the end.

**Soaking your woodchips is important because if you don’t, the wood chips will go up in flames and burn quickly. Because you are smoking something, you want a nice slow burn for the chips so they last several hours. To soak the woodchips add them to water, leave for about 5 minutes, and then strain any additional water out of them. Once they are soaked you can add them to your smoker right away.