While Bloody Mary’s are generally thought to best compliment a cold morning, we used the power of fire and smoke to transform the winter classic into a delicious summer cocktail that pairs well with any backyard BBQ. Oak smoked tomatoes, pulla pepper infused vodka and canned chipotle juice are some of the original elements we used to make our spicy, Smokey Marys.
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We are calling these exploding ribs because we actually almost blew up the back yard while cooking these. We're still hoping the Landlord does not realize what we did. Apparently if concrete gets too hot it explodes. Halfway through cooking these we heard a huge explosion and a boy down the street yell "fireworks!". We ran back and saw that there were chunks of charcoal everywhere. Thankfully the ribs were fine. Oh yeah and the house too. Note to self- don't overheat concrete. We came up with this recipe from two small idea's the first being dehydrating lemon zest in our food dehydrator and the second being a red wine cured sausage we had. Realizing these ideas would be perfect for some slow cooked ribs. These took around 4 and a half hours. They were so moist on the inside and crisp on the outside that I think they were our best ribs yet.
If you think mediocrity is sexy and you want a sweet, tomatoey sludge with beans and hamburger meat, may this blog's bounce rate be damned: GET OUT NOW! Click that back button on your browser 'till your trigger finger aches. If you want some ill, helter-skelter stew that AIN'T FOR THE MASSES, well then you've come to the right place.
We think chili is best enjoyed on a cold day. It should be invigorating and comforting, but also sting. Beer makes for a fantastic chili base and Stone Brewing Company'sArrogant Bastard Ale is only fitting for such an arrogant bowl of red. This is how we make ours: