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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

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The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

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The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers


The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

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Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review

Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review

Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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Weeknight Soft Tacos / Burritos

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  • Top | #1

    Weeknight Soft Tacos / Burritos

    Howdy, yall!

    Been plumb dang overrun with life, lately, ain't had much chance to post up some food, etc.

    Lemme edit these pics fer size, on th fly, an I'll git some posted out to yall...

  • Top | #2
    Okay, so...

    1 lb. 80/20 Ground chuck, SPGO,some store brand taco seasonin mix, red pepper, Texas Pete, an we have a basic filler mixture, fer either tacos, or burritos...
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    Truth be told, it's even way better with some chopped onions, bell peppers, hot peppers of yer choice sweated in, but this was a simple, easy, expeditious weeknight meal.
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    Gittin there...
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    Can ya smell that? It smells Gud!!!
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    That means ya done it right!

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    If yall don't end up with some orange grease, ...


    Quit drainin th grease from yer ground beef/chuck/sausage.



    • NapMaster
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    • gcdmd
      gcdmd commented
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      "Quit drainin th grease from yer ground beef/chuck/sausage."

      I keep tellin' my wife that, but she doesn't listen (shocker!) and then wonders why I don't care that much for her chili.

    • Hulagn1971
      Hulagn1971 commented
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      I'm with you, never drain the grease.

  • Top | #3
    You got that camera still set on double picture mode??


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      It's on "AUTO"

    • FireMan
      FireMan commented
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      But he loves him some orange grease! 😎

  • Top | #4
    I warmed up a couple tortillas, bout 15 seconds per side, in th microwave...
    Attached Files


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Micro~comal, ese...


    • HouseHomey
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      Chef Mike.

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Chef Mike
      ¡Abso *****n lutely Priceless, Holmes !
      Ya jus gotta know, I'm stealin that, an propagatin it all over this BBM!!!!

  • Top | #5

    Mr. Bones you nailed Taco Tuesday at my house. Keep it simple 80/20 with package taco seasoning (Costco has bulk seasoning). Look for the orange sauce and fill taco Top of with raw onion, picante, Salsa Verdi and cheese and you got a taco to die for or with, it doesn't matter. It's just plain decadent.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Cool Beans, indeed!

      Yup, I lean heavily towards practical, cookin wise...

      There are certainly ways to create incredible, phenomenal, unforgettable, even heirloom, passed down receipts from simple, available, everyday things...

      Reckon that's where my fancy lies...

      <HINT> It's not like I'm smart. </HINT>

    • Timbo54
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      Sometimes we over analyze, recreate and loose the soul of a meal. Paula Dean comes to mind as watching her and butter. That once in a while over the top decadent meal filled with so much goodness may cut our lives by 1 minute or hour. Personally, I don't care and live my life to the fullest, enjoying the people and food with a certain amount of moderation.
      P.S. Just lost my mom 92 yrs. My G-mas 89 and 87 awhile back.. All 3 had a bacon grease container on the stove and used it heavily.

  • Top | #6
    Alright! Any leftover steak in our house becomes part of a taco or burrito the next day. I now find I’m leaving more steak on the plate so I can have it again next day wrapped in a soft tortilla.


    • Mr. Bones
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      Good Plan, Don!

    • MasQ
      MasQ commented
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      Can't be forgetin' shredded chicken and pork leftovers for incredible tacos!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      True Dat, MasQ !!!

  • Top | #7
    Ya just made up my mind of what to fix for supper tonight - thanx.


    • Top | #8
      Once my tortillas were warmed up (Sorry, HouseHomey ) in el horno de microondas, I added some reheated taco mix, an copious amounts of sharp cheddar to em... also, in a icebox cleanin mode, some habanero salsa.+ more SPGO, before rollin towards th finish line...


      • Top | #9
        Lmao!! Love that S$&@!! That’s some good eating! Sophia still makes it. Add some tomato and some paste.....BOOM sloppy joes on Wednesday!


        • Top | #10
          Not familiar with SPGO, so I had to look it up. First thing I found was
          (Florida Department of Elder Affairs)

          Probably not what you meant, but I'll have to go with it......


          • Mr. Bones
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            Garlic (granulated)
            Onion (Powder)


          • FireMan
            FireMan commented
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            I knew that! 🤓

        • Top | #11
          Well, it jus wouldn't be a proper soft taco, or burrito, without some fillins, fer my tortilla, now would it?

          I started with some Beef Mixture, in a valiant effort to cover th tabula rasa that is a warm tortilla...

          Notice how usin a larrupin big spoon allows th Orange Stuff to be transported to its penultimate destination.

          Fork ain't gonna cut it, at all, fer this step, yall...

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          Notice how, in both shots, th shredded sharp cheddar is seemin kinda lonesome, an possibly even a bit jealous?

          Well, now, I don't want no disharmony, or acrimony, here in my kitchen, so long bout now, I tapped Ol Ched on th shoulder, jus tagged him right on in, at this point...

          He seemed ready, willin, able, even eager, an more than equal to th onerous task, to hand...
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          What a Trooper!
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          Startin to look like some proper food, or a reasonable facsimile

          But, yall know me, so, reckon, Oh, Hail No, we ain't done, jus yet...


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            Well, reckon I might as well finish off that leftover Habanero Salsa, long bout now, eh?
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            After a brief bit of microwave irradiation, I flipped it, an, once again, admired my inclusion of th Orange Stuff!
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            • Top | #13
              Looked/smelled Heavenly, at this here point, but still could/should be improved upon, I reckon, so:

              Mo Sharp Cheddah, some Mrs Renfro's Salsa Verde, SPGO, as needed...benissimo! Prima!
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              Hmmmm....now, I'm kinda gittin Hongry!
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              Kinda like my toppins;

              Fer brevity's sake, (jus this once), I'll leave out th sour cream, green onions, Pico,salsa options, cilantro, black olives, and various assorted/sundry hot peppers...

              Eggs an taters are actually a fantastic way to start any day!
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              • Donw
                Donw commented
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                Love it when a plan comes together!

              • JimLinebarger
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                Beautimas! Now, one of the many things I really hate about having CRS is I forgot all about my jar of salsa verde and Herdez Taqueria Roja! Them thar hot pepper's is too much for me. All I had was green chilis but am holding onto them for when we do Korzo's "The Slav" burgers. I wants mine to be green chili slav, you no for the multinational cuisine.

            • Top | #14
              Hey, is that thar one of them “bruuretee”
              thing-a-ma-bobs I bin hearin’ ‘bout? Sure do look mighty tasty and goooouuud !!!!!


              • Mr. Bones
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                ¡Muchas gracias!

                Many Thanks fer alla yer kind words, My Friend!

                <spoiler>Awwww, Hail, we ain't done, yet.</spoiler>

            • Top | #15
              That's some fine looking vittles, Bonesy!


              • Mr. Bones
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                Many Thanks, Mike, my dear friend...

                I do apologize, but, reckon I ain't done yet...