Cooking Tips

Here are a few tips we have learned about our various items

For Cooking Steak…

  1. Pick a good cut of steak.  Something like Ribeye, NY. strip or porterhouse.  I know that there are websites out there that tell you the cut doesn’t matter, but that is BS.
  2. Put the rub on the steak and put it n the fridge for at least an hour (if not overnight).  This will allow the salts and sugars to really penetrate the meat.
  3. Cook over high heat!  So, turn on your grill and heat that bad boy up.  When it is HOT, put the steak on it and let it cook for 4-5 minutes (less time for thin steaks), then flip it over and cook between 5 min (for rare) and 10 min (well done).  Warning:  actual times may vary depending on the thickness of the cut.
  4. When done cooking, let the steak stand for at least 7 minutes.  This will help keep the juices inside the steak.

Mediterranean Spice Rub

  • Good on pork, been and hard vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
  • Standard package is enough for 4 pounds of food.

Apple Pie Mix

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Prepare pie crust in 9″ pie plate.
  3. Peal and dice into wedges 3 grannie smith apples and place them in a bowl.
  4. Add pie mix to bowl and mix it in thoroughly with the apple wedges.
  5. Pour apple mix into the bottom pie crust.
  6. Cover with top of the pie with crust
  7. Crimp the edges of the crust and cover just the edges with aluminum foil.
  8. Place in the oven for 50 minutes.
  9. Take out and let cool.
  10. Suggestion:  Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Mulling Spices (Hot spiced cider)

  • In a pot on the stove, combine 1/2 gallon of apple cider and one mulling spice bag.  Just throw the whole bag in, it’s fine.  Heat until just below a boil, then put in a crock pot on low.  It is good for several hours like that.  For a little kick, try it with a shot of rum added to your cup.

Mulling Spices (Hot mulled wine)

  • In a pot on the stove, combine 1/2 gallon of red wine (may also use port wine) with the juice of one orange, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and one bag of the mulling spice.  Heat until just below a boil, then put in a crock pot on low.

Smoked Taco Seasonings

  • Thoroughly cook the meat (chicken or beef) in a skillet.
  • Mix spices with 3/4 cup of water and pour over meat.
  • Cook until water and spice mix thickens