Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Another Cobb Adventure

I did another cook on this very small charcoal fueled tailgate cooker (Cobb Grill) that didn’t work out too well. I wanted to do a cook with a main meat, some type of bread or rolls, and maybe a couple of sides all on the same cook. 

The plan was to do a burger loaf along with some Pillsbury Grands biscuits on the main cooking grid and some maple syrup candied carrots along with a new potato treat in foil pouches in the cookers moat around the charcoal basket under the main cooking grid.

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Right at the start, I am in trouble as we didn’t have any carrots. I decided to change this side dish to an onion and pepper treat for the burger loaf.

I prepped some hot Hungarian yellow wax peppers, some bell peppers, and some smoked red peppers along with some onion rings for this treat. I also cut up some onions, peppers, and garlic for my potatoes. 

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I made up my two foil packets of peppers and then added some butter and closed them up.

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I made up the first potato packet with sliced new potatoes, Italian seasoning, olive oil, chopped peppers and onions, and some butter. I made up the second packet with some quartered new potatoes along with the same stuff as in the first packet. 

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I made up my burger loaf in a one pound bread pan with the goodies. 

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I fired the Cobb up with some lump charcoal and as soon as it was ashed over, I placed my foil packets of veggies around the charcoal basket in the moat of the little grill. 

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Placed the cooking grid on the grill and added the burger loaf and some biscuits. 

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Didn’t take long until I smelled something wrong with the cook. My biscuits were stuck to the rack and the bottoms were burnt up! I scraped them off the rack and tried to salvage  as much as possible. I think I will need to do the biscuits on some type of raised grid in the future. 

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About an hour into the cook the meat was done at 165 internal so I pulled it along with my pepper and potato packets. 

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The veggie packets cooked in the moat worked out great and especially the quartered potatoes as they browned up very nicely. 

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Well, if I would of had some carrots, and my biscuits wouldn’t of burnt up, I would have had a hellofa meal. 

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Still had a pretty good meal out of a little tailgate cooker. I’ll get it right the next time.

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