Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

Hosted by Michael Chiarello

BBQ Cook-off

Two guys, two grills, two barbecue recipes and a great big party, full of food. There's a whole lot of smokin' going on in this neighborhood battle of the barbeques. Blindfolds optional as the rest of the block judges these easy recipes for themselves.

Week before cookoff:

  • Make Mint Julep

Day before cookoff:

  • Prepare Espresso Barbeque Sauce

1 hour before cookoff:

  • Season ribs to go with Espresso Barbeque sauce

  • Stack ribs and ‘oven braise’ for 2 hours

1/2 hour before cookoff:

  • Light coals for barbeque or heat gas grill

  • Make spice rub for Beer Barbeque ribs

  • Season Beer Barbeque ribs with spice rub

  • Poach Beer Barbeque ribs in beer and stock for 15 minutes


  • Put Beer Barbeque ribs on grill to smoke for 2 hours

  • Prepare Beer Barbeque sauce

1/2 hour before dinner:

  • Put Espresso Barbeque ribs on grill and baste with sauce repeatedly

  • Baste Beer Barbeque ribs with sauce repeatedly

  • Cut and grill avocados

  • Assemble ‘Grilled Avocado and Tomato Salad’

Wine Recommendation
Garguilo Vineyard Pinot Grigio

(Episode: MO1B05)

Recipes from this episode
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