Season 1, Episode 5

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.

Gameplan
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

Cookoff:

  • 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

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Recipes From This Episode

Michael Chiarello's Babyback Ribs with Espresso Barbecue Sauce

Jan Birnbaum's New Orleans-Style Babyback Beer Ribs

Mint Julep

Grilled Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion Salad

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