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Monday, June 7, 2010

Let's Get our Grill On!

The one thing about summer I love about summer is that we are able to grill.  I love the different things we could do with a grill.  Since it was The Brother's birthday, we decided to use our smoker.  We got it last year and we only used it once.  So this time, we made brisket.  I was hoping this posting would be for blogger secret ingredient but I posted it too late, yet again :D.  I got away with uses no BBQ sauce for the brisket and the ribs.  It was all gone by the end of the night.  We started cooking the brisket around 8 in the morning and we didn't take it out until almost 4 in the afternoon.  It was worth the wait.  The ribs I started around 10 and I slow baked them for about 3 hours.  The Husband was surprised I didn't use any BBQ sauce for the ribs :D.  It was all dry rub.  
No Sauce needed Brisket
5 Lbs of Brisket
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
*Equal parts of the rest of the ingredients
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Cheyenne Pepper
Instant Coffee
  1. Mix all the spices including the coffee together.  
  2. Complete rub the brisket with the dry rub.
  3. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before placing it into the smoker.
  4. Let it cook for 5-6 hours (1 Hour per pound of meat)
  5. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Slice and Enjoy the meaty goodness.                             

See that crust, you know you want some. 
Who needs BBQ Sauce Ribs
2 Lbs of Baby Back ribs
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
Garlic Powder
Instant Coffee (I love coffee)
(These measurements were person preference.  I put more garlic powder than anything)
  1. Mix together the sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and the coffee.
  2. Rub the Ribs completely until it is well covered.
  3. Bake at 250F for 2.5 to 3 hours. 
  4. Let it rest for 10 minutes covered under a foil tent.
  5. Serve

HMMMMMM!  I want some now.  I wish there was leftovers.

The baby loved it.  She was double fisting the last two and eating it while lying down on the couch.


  1. what a great brisket....cooked to perfection....nothing beats a well cooked brisket!

  2. The brisket looks delicious! Your daughter is so adorable! :)

  3. A perfectly cooked brisket! The rub sounds great! I bring some salad over!:-))

  4. oh my gosh, that baby eating it is the most adorable picture!

  5. I got hungry looking at the perfectly browned brisket. Yum!

    I never thought of adding coffee grounds to the rub. Thanks for the idea. I'll smoke me some brisket this week.:)