Tuesday, July 28, 2015

4th of July on the Ranch

I did this cook on my Weber Ranch Kettle yesterday and it came out quite well.

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I made up a pan of green beans, new potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and seasoned it  with some country ham and bacon along with some fresh herbs.

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I also cooked six very nice chuck roasts on this cook...these were so nice that I couldn’t find a thing to trim on any of them. The second meat on this cook was some very hot,  and insanely hot jerk chicken.

I split 4 pounds of cold briquets on two sides of the kettle and then added about 2 pounds of hot briquets over the top and then added a chunk of hickory for my smoke wood. 

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I added one strip of a Grill Grate over the hot coals on one side of the cooker to sear up my jerk chicken.

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The jerk chicken came off first and sure looked great.

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I cooked the roasts to about 165 internal and then wrapped them in foil with some goodies to finish them up. I planned to make pulled beef out of all of the roasts. 

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Roasts wrapped and ready to go back on the cooker.

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My bean and new potato pan came off the cooker just before I wrapped my roasts.

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I took the chuck roasts to about 210 internal and then took them off the cooker and let them rest for about 30 minutes. I then pulled the meat and added the juice from the foil back into the meat and it sure came out looking good. 

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We kept about a pound out for some treats and then processed the balance for the freezer. 

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Made up a slider bun with some of the pulled beef and added some caramelized onions and peppers and my sandwich was complete. I also added a piece of my insanely hot jerk chicken to my plate. With the addition of some pasta salad, my meal was complete.

Loving this kettle more every time I use it.

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