Monday, November 5, 2007

NASCAR Steak Brands are finally HERE!!!

NASCAR Steak Brands!!!

1. NASCAR driver Carl Edwards Steak Brand
2. NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon Steak Brand
3. NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth Steak Brand
4. NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin Steak Brand
5. NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson Steak Brand
6. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart Steak Brand
7. NASCAR driver Greg Biffle Steak Brand

Each NASCAR Steak Brand features the team’s colors and the driver’s signature on the handle. The brand impression is the driver’s NASCAR car’s number.

Very cool! Makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys NASCAR racing!

Only $39.95 plus shipping and handling!

Average ship time is 1-3 business days!

Great Christmas present!!!

Get one today at: or

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rufus Teague Blazin' Hot BBQ Sauce Wings

Rufus Teague Blazin' Hot BBQ Sauce Wings
With homemade blue cheese dressing
Recipe by Brad Leese


• 1 Bottle of Rufus Teague Blazin' Hot BBQ Sauce
• 2 dashes liquid smoke flavoring
• 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded.


1. In a large bowl, pour the Rufus Teague Blazin' Hot BBQ Sauce over the chicken wings in a medium sized bowl, cover, and let the wings marinate in the refrigerator 1 hour or up to overnight.

2. Preheat the grill for low heat.

3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Arrange chicken on the grill, and discard the remaining BBQ sauce marinade. Grill the chicken wings on one side for 20 minutes, turn-over. Continue grilling 25 minutes, or until juices run clear.

Note: Recipe also works great with Rufus Teague Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce and Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat BBQ Sauce.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip


• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 tablespoon milk
• 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled


1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, Balsamic vinegar, milk, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Season with mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in blue cheese. Cover, and refrigerate for at lease 24 hours before serving.

Note: You can never go wrong by serving some celery sticks with the wings and dressing/dip!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wood Pellets, a great way to enhance meat flavor!

Wood Pellets are made from natural wood by evacuating all of the air within the cellular structure of the wood. This allows the wood to be compacted into a very dense form. Pellets yield intense smoke quickly which in-turn helps seal the meat, lock in the moisture and add flavor.

It is cheaper to use wood pellets since you normally only need 1/3 of a cup of pellets for most cooking events. The cost per use (10 uses per 1 lb. bag) will leave less of a hole in your pocket than that of wood chips.

The pellets come from sawdust that has been shaped by applying high heat and pressure any contaminants present in the wood are eliminated. This process produces a smoking wood product of consistent quality. Each flavor is produced from the wood species it is named after. Jack Daniel’s® Smoking Pellets in made using mellowing charcoal from the distillery which is pulverized and blended with sawdust and is then transformed into a palletized form.

Using pellets is much easier since you do not soak them in water before use like you do when using wood chips. They also offer more versatility by allowing you the option of blending more than one flavor together to achieve a personalized flavor.
To use the pellets, simply place 1/3 of a cup of pellets in the smoker box (lining the box in foil reduces cleanup time) and place the box on the grill right above the flame. When the smoke starts coming out, place your food on the cooking grate and close the cover of your grill. Smoke normally last up to 30 minutes depending on the temperature of your grill.
****$3.99 per 1 lb. bag****
Wood Flavors
Made by BBQr’s Delight

Jack Daniel's® - the #1 selling flavor!
Made from mellowing charcoal used to make Jack Daniel's that smooth sipping whiskey.

Sugar Maple
A very mild, sweet, light smoke especially good for Pork, Ham, Poultry, Cheese and Game Birds. Wonderful for smoked turkey!

The spicy, distinct flavor of the Southwest which is a strong smoke good for Beef, Pork, Poultry, Fish or Game.

The smoke flavor of bacon and most commonly used by everyone. A strong smoke good for Beef, Pork, Poultry, Fish and Game.

This smoke is a mild, sweet and fruity smoke which gives a rosy tint to light-colored meats. It is good for smoking any kind of food.

A mild smoke with no aftertaste. Oak gives food a beautiful smoked color. Good for smoking any kind of food.

A tangy, citrus smoke -- great with pork, poultry, fish and seafood. Orange gives food a golden color.

A mild smoke with a sweet, tangy, blackberry-like flavor. Good for Pork, Ham and Poultry.

A mild, musky, sweet smoke with a root beer aftertaste, especially good on beef, pork and poultry.

Remember our wood pellets cost Only $3.99 per 1 lb. bag! and if you enter the BBQ/Grilling Blog Coupon Code: friend in when you order from you will save 5% off your order. These pellet bags make great stocking stuffers especially when paired with our Stainless Steel Smoker Box.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Texas BBQ- Great for Holiday, Christmas, and Corporate Gifts!

BBQ and Smoked Meats

Bring the amazing flavor of Texas Barbecue straight to your door! Yes you heard right, for a few years now we’ve been offering barbecue from one of the oldest and best BBQ joints in Texas.

We have Old-style Texas BBQ Brisket- Our barbecue brisket is cooked cowboy style: Directly over simmering mesquite coals for over 5 hours. The BBQ Brisket comes with our own peppery barbecue sauce to get the full Pit Bar-B-Que experience!

Next on the list is BBQ Pork Ribs which is at the top of our customers favorite list. The ribs are slow cooked and shipped fast! And are oh so finger licking good! Grab one and taste for yourself, and then you will know why our pork ribs are a favorite of so many people as well as The President.

The Old-style Texas Spread Gift Set is 4 lbs. of mouth-watering BBQ Beef Brisket which is just the beginning of this spread. Add 2 of our World Famous "Big Chops", a rack of the President's Favorite BBQ Pork Ribs (2 1/2 - 3 lbs), 1 lb. of Smoked Sausage, 1 1/2 lbs. of Jalapeno Cheese Summer Sausage and two 18 oz. bottles of our dipping sauce. This is a true feast and one of our best sellers. It is sure to help make a wonderful impression on someone special with this fabulous selection of meats.

And last, but not least is the Old-style Texas Taster Gift Set. This is the gift pack designed for any newcomer to Texas Barbecue and Smoked Meats. This pack includes our 4 lb. BBQ Beef Brisket and 12 oz. of Smoked Pork Tenderloin. We will even put in a bottle of our sauce. This makes a great gift box to send to someone you love or just to someone to say "thank you!"

Corporate and Holiday gift giving discounts are available for multi orders. Please call us for special pricing and shipping information. Toll Free: 1-877-256-8916

Ready to order? Just go to and place your order

Coupon Savings Code: friend
Lots of other specials and sales on the website for online orders only.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Smoke Ring

The Smoke Ring- is more than just a collection of great barbecue sites, it provides the viewer with lots of very useful information. I have browsed through the many websites that are listed on the ring and have not only found a couple of new vendors, but also I found some really good friends in the BBQ industry.

If you have a website, joining a ring that fits your type of business is a sure bet to receiving traffic from all over the world. Most rings are free to join and they are almost always free to browse. We added The Smoke Ring to our site and have seen a pretty good number of sales from the traffic that was sent our way.

Check out The Smoke Ring today and see what all the fuss is about!

"The Smoke Ring is the place to find everything you need to know about barbecue, grilling and smoking."

The Smoke Ring Logo is property of ©1996 - 2007 netRelief Consulting -
All rights reserved.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bosses' Day is Almost Here!!! October 16th!

Bosses Day
Oct 16, 2007
Gift Ideas

A Personalized Steak Brand always makes a great impression and you can never go wrong with a Deluxe Interchangeable Set. How about a 4 Piece Wine Set with their initials branded on the top of the box or a Kansas City Carving Board is always fun to receive. Is your boss a sports fan? We carry a full line of licensed College Steak Brands, Grill Covers, and BBQ Tool Sets. Maybe they enjoy eating BBQ; we sell briskets, ribs and sausage that can be delivered straight to their door. How about a cookbook, maybe they'd rather cook the BBQ themselves. Whatever the gift, it's the thought that counts.

We invite you to take a few minutes out of your busy day and browse our selection of fine barbecue and grilling products. You're sure to find something your boss will love! Happy shopping!

Other Up Coming Holidays to keep in mind:

Sweetest Day Oct. 20
Halloween Oct. 31
Thanksgiving Nov. 22
Chanukah Dec. 5
Christmas Dec. 25

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Just in: Nascar and College Logo Beverage Tubs!

Relive your last trip to the track or the field by showing off your spirit and purchasing a NASCAR or College beverage tub. What a good excuse to have a BBQ, and don’t forget to invite your friends. This Beverage Tub is made from Galvanized Metal with watertight handles. Beverage Tub can hold 18-24 cans or bottles!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

World Famous Round Rock Doughnuts Delivered Overnight!

How would you like to sink your teeth down on a hot, fresh World Famous Round Rock Doughnut? These yellow doughnuts practically melt in your mouth! They've been voted one of the best doughnuts in the United States by and have appeared on the Travel Channel and the Food Network. can deliver 2 dozen or more of the famous Round Rock glazed or Round Rock Chocolate covered to your door overnight! Shipping Monday through Thursday with special discounted Overnight service from DHL, they're sure to be a winner at any office meeting, birthday party or even just to hoard for yourself.

The Story behind these great doughnuts is below; it's worth a read defiantly if you ever get the chance to stop by the bakery in person one morning and stand in line for the 20 plus minutes it usually takes to get your order in, and yes, they are that busy, but it's always well worth it!

Reinhold R. Moehring opened the Lone Star Bakery in 1926 in the Round Rock Main Street building where Kelley Cleaners now stands. Moehring and his wife ran the bakery for over 30 years. Moehring worked in a Georgetown bakery before opening his own shop in Round Rock. His son, “Red” Moehring worked in a Georgetown building where his father used to work.

Moehring began experimenting with dough recipes in the 1930s in an effort to produce a specialty product that would enable his small-town bakery to survive. By the early 1940s he had perfected the artistic creation which made his bakery unique—the renowned Round Rock Doughnut.

The tasty treat gained local recognition through the wholesale business with nearby towns. It worked its way all over the U.S. via servicemen whose mothers sent doughnuts as well as love. Some tourists, alerted by word-of-mouth, stampeded the bakery door to get a taste of the original doughnut.

Moehring maintained that lack of time and patience produces inferior doughnuts. “It takes hours to make doughnuts properly,” he said. His baker’s day often lasted from 3 a.m. until evening.

At the same time he was experimenting with doughnut recipes, Moehring and an associate, Mrs. Louise Johnson, developed the popular Swedish rye bread which became another Lone Star Bakery tradition. The bread comes from Mrs. Johnson’s basic Swedish rye recipe, with changes in proportions added by Moehring. Molasses gives the bread a dark and sweet flavor; very little rye is evident in the taste. The bread is popularly known as brown, dark or German black bread.

Selma Erlanson, Louise Johnson’s sister, became the second owner of Lone Star Bakery in 1943 when she bought the shop from Mr. Moehring. Selma and Louise ran the bakery from 1943-46, when it was sold to third owner Roy Hester. After Hester’s short stay, the bakery returned to original owner Moehring. In 1949, after a previous move, Moehring moved the bakery to the building that now houses Rubio’s Grocery.

Louise Johnson, fourth bakery owner, bought it from Moehring in 1960. Moehring stayed with the business awhile as part-time baker. Mrs. Johnson continued traditional Moehring favorites and added fruit pies, spice cookies, and baked cinnamon rolls (from the coffeecake dough) to the bakery’s repertoire. She found the bakery business very interesting; she especially enjoyed watching the business grow and meeting her variety of satisfied customers.

Mrs. Johnson, who owned the bakery from 1960-65, remembers making 200 loaves of Swedish rye a day. She had several out-of-state customers who ordered 100 loaves at a time. One fellow picked up his bread via private plane. Swedish rye is still the most popular bread sold at the bakery.

Mrs. Johnson recalls that Moehring also made excellent French bread and round, iced coffeecakes. Moehring built his business on quality rather than variety; his bakery pillars consisted of four basic products—the famous doughnut, Swedish rye bread, white bread, and coffeecake. He sold no cakes and very few cookies.

Charlie Baird, fifth bakery owner, bought it from Mrs. Johnson in 1965. Lack of parking space downtown prompted Baird to build a new Lone Star Bakery in 1970 on West Liberty, its present location. While under Baird’s baker ship, the Round Rock Doughnut was declared the best doughnut in Texas by Texas Monthly writer Richard West. Baird retired from the bakery business in 1978 when he sold the bakery to Jan and Dale Cohrs who continue to operate the bakery today. will get the doughnuts to you as fast as we can (in most cases the next morning). We will include heating instructions to get the product as close to "Fresh from the Fryer" as we can. Customers who have ordered claim that it was just like being at the bakery when they warmed the doughnuts." The amazing smell will fill your kitchen and friends and family will come running. (That is if you decide to share when guests are over)

There has been many a business deal secured over a plate of Round Rock Doughnuts, they're great conversation starters for any morning meeting. The unique yellowish color and the wonderful taste may have your customers asking to come back to do more business with you. delivers to all of the 48 lower states to almost all addresses. If you live somewhere that delivery services rarely deliver to it may take a little longer, but they will still be good. If you decide to keep these for yourself, they can be frozen and do quite well too!

Remember next time you need something extra special. Place your order online before 2pm CST to ensure next day delivery. Anything ordered on Friday or over the weekend will go out Monday to be delivered on Tuesday. They accept Visa, MasterCard and PayPal for payment.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Discount for our Blog friends!

Visit our online store at: and enter the word friends into the promo code box to receive 5% off your order. With the holidays approaching, it's a great time to start buying presents now to avoid tying up all your money at once. Just think, because you took a few minutes to find us we're giving you money off our already low prices. What a deal!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Safe Use and Storage

Storage Times for Chicken

Since product dates aren't a guide for safe use of a product, how long can the
consumer store the food and still use it at top quality? Follow these tips:

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before the date expires.

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recommendations on product.

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package until using.

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original packaging, overwrap or re-wrap it according
to directions in the above section, "How to Handle Chicken class=GramE>Safely".

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style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Refrigerator Home
Storage (at 40° F or below) of Chicken Products

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style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Fresh Chicken,
Giblets or Ground Chicken

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken,

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Broth or

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken
Casseroles, Dishes or Soup

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken
Pieces, covered with broth or gravy

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Cooked Chicken
Nuggets, Patties

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Fried Chicken

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Take-Out Convenience
Chicken (Rotisserie, Fried, etc.)

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Restaurant Chicken
Leftovers, brought immediately home in a "Doggy Bag"

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 4 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Store-cooked Chicken
Dinner including gravy

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>1 to 2 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Salad

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 5 days




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Luncheon Meat

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 5 days




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Meat, sealed in package

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>2 weeks (but no
longer than 1 week after a "sell-by" date)




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Luncheon
Meat, after opening

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>3 to 5 days




Dinners, Commercial brand with USDA seal

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Unopened 2 weeks

Opened 3 to 4 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Hotdogs,

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>2 weeks (but no
longer than 1 week after a "sell-by" date)




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Chicken Hotdogs,
after opening

style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>7 days




style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Canned Chicken

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Top 10 Great Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Getting married soon? Looking for a gift for your groomsmen or guests? Want something that's unique? How about something that will set your gift apart from anyone else's?

Here's a list of our Top 10 ideas for you:

1. Branded Kansas City Carving Board- Huge carving board with sloped channels to collect juices. Place cut slices in the collected pool to keep them moist. Can be branded with initials to personalize your gift or purchase.

2.4 Piece Wine Set- Branded initials on box lid make this set really stand out. The perfect gift for wine fan. An elegant burlwood box contains one stopper, pourer, corkscrew tool and a thermometer. A great gift idea for friends or business associates any time of year. Your purchase includes a FREE personalized branded lid if you wish.

3.Officially Licensed NCAA Team Brands- Order one of our NCAA team logo brands and use it at your next BBQ or tailgate party to show off your school spirit. Made from high quality stainless steel with a official team color lacquered handle. Get one of these brands for the sports fan in your house or just for yourself!

4.Rufus Teague 3 Pack Crate- You choose your favorite 2 sauces and we'll throw in the Meat Rub. All comes packaged in a unique brand able wood crate!

5.Monogrammed Brand in Wood Gift Box- 2-3 Letter monogrammed steak brand wrapped in a red bandanna and placed in a wooden branded gift box. These are among our top sellers! Order 2-9 and get 15% off each, 10+ gets you 20% off each!

6.Sports BBQ Tool Setts- We carry a great selection of College, MLB, NASCAR, and NFL logo BBQ Tool sets. Show off your team pride with our 8-pc BBQ set, includes spatula with knife edge, grill fork, tongs, basting brush & 4 skewers (Tools approx 19"). Aluminum carrying case (20" Across) keeps contents organized & portable with sturdy handle. Each team logo applique is approx. 4", cast from pewter with colorful accents.

7. Branded Ulu Knife with Bowl- The Alaskan Ulu knife (pronounced oo-loo) has been used for centuries by Native people of the Artic. Ulus were first shaped from slate - a stone that could often be found in its natural shape, curved or tapered to a fine edge. It was this natural stone formation which inspired the unique Ulu design. This design offers better control and versatility for all-around cutting tasks. From chopping nuts to slicing cheese and meats, the unique design of the Ulu increases dexterity and leverage, making fine cuts simple and heavier chopping easier. 1 to 3 initials can be branded on the handle of the Ulu knife.

8. Interchangeable Steak Brand- Now you can create a brand for your guests and yourself. Each brand comes with 3 letters of your choice and a handle. Choose from all 26 letters of the alphabet and the "&" sign. Order 4-9 get 15% each, order 10+ and get 20% off each!

9. Grilling Plank Sampler Pack- Get one plank each of Alder, Oak, Cherry, Cedar, Hickory, and Maple in this great grilling plank sampler pack. Each can be branded with initials to add that personal touch to each. Great for grilling a variety of meats including fish, scallops, steaks, chicken and pork chops.

10. Double Barrel Chicken Cooker- Grill or bake two birds at once. A twist on the ever popular "Beer Can Chicken Cooker"; we just made ours to hold twice the bird and to be safer to use. Cook your birds with flavored moisture from the inside out. All stainless steel, safer than using a beer can when printing on the can could become toxic and comes with instructions. Can be used out on the grill or inside an oven. Easy to clean with soap and water. Great for entertaining!

Monday, August 27, 2007's Leather Grill Glove

We now carry a Leather Grill Glove that can be personalized with up to 3 letters.

Handle hot plates, food, Grill Grates and much more. With this heavy duty Leather Grill Glove your hands will be burn free.

Get one today at: Grilling Gifts's New Products!!! is now offering NCAA, NASCAR, MLB, and NFL logo'd BBQ Tool Sets starting at only $74.99 each! In addition to the great BBQ sets, we also offer a great selection of NCAA Gas Grill Covers which start as low as $34.99

Find these great specials and more at today.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

College Logo Team Brands

NCAA Logo Team Brands

All are Officially Licensed NCAA Team Brands

Just a few examples of the College brands we have available on our webstore. Get one today for only $29.95 plus shipping! Order one of our NCAA team logo brands and brand your school spirit all ver your next tailgate party. Made from high quality stainless steel with a official team color laquered handle. Get one of these brands for the sports fan in your house.

Makes a great gift for a son, daughter, grandson, grandfather, grandmother, father, sister, brother, mother, friend, boss, loved one, boyfriend, girlfriend, or even a pet that's learned how to fire up the grill and cook ya some dinner!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Texas Irons corporate gifts / Ad Specialty

Texas Irons corporate gifts / Ad Specialty site, "", is now up and running at full steam! Here you will find some of the most unique outdoor cooking gadgets available for company gifts and special event give a ways.

Please feel free to browse around and look at some of our past client jobs. We've filled orders in many countries and under many different timelines we can't promise anything but don't hesitate to ask.

We have a turn key solution for your company, please call us to ask about our complete package set, our custom logo brand, imprinted wood gift box and imprinted insert card. All customized with your company’s logo and text.

Texas Irons is the leading supplier of Steak Brands in the outdoor cooking industry. Since 1998 we've been providing the outdoor cook fun products to turn themselves into a grill master.

Texas Irons products make great gifts for the executive who has everything. Some corporate folks are especially hard to buy for; we offer products that are truly unique and personal.

Texas Irons Customer samples
Look over our past client samples at Logo Branding Iron site. You'll see that we've done many projects for large and small companies. We've shown you the actual logos and the sample artwork as examples of our ability to make the logo simpler without losing too much of the original look of your logo. Due to the fact that we are cutting logos out of metal we may need to make slight changes, in most cases those alterations are unnoticeable. If the changes need to be major we will provide creative options that have been a huge success with clients in the past.

These logos shown here are all property of their original owner corporations, we were asked to create brands of these logos either by employees of that company or by brokers doing work for those companies. All logos were approved before a brand was created.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easy steak recipe

Easy steak recipe

Start with a good quality cut of meat.

My family and I really enjoy a good NY Strip, but a nice big Porterhouse isn't a bad cut of steak either.
- Small pad of butter (1 for each steak your cooking)
- Sea Salt

Preheat grill to high for about 15 minutes.
Remove steaks from butcher paper and let stand until they reach room tempurature.
Sprinkle each side lightly with sea salt.
Place on preheated grill and cook for 2 1/2 minutes, rotate steaks 90 degress on the grate and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side. After you rotate 90 degrees on the second side add the small pad of butter on top of each steak and cook for remaining 2 1/2 minutes.

Remove from grill and let stand at room temp. for 4 minutes.

Check out Grilling Gifts for the cook that's close to your heart.

Beer Can Chicken using our Double Barrel Chicken Cooker

Beer Can Chicken using our Double Barrel Chicken Cooker
The beer adds wonderful flavor and moistness to the grilled meat, but if you don't like beer use something else.
• 12 oz. can beer (your choice on brand)
• 4 lb. whole chicken
• 2 Tbsp. Rufus Teague Meat Rub
• 1 Double Barrel Chicken Cooker

Remove giblets from inside chicken, rinse well inside and out and pat dry. Sprinkle outside of chicken with 1 Tbsp. of the Rufus Teague Meat Rub. Sprinkle 1-1/2 tsp. of the rub inside the chicken. Pour ½ the beer of choice into well. Sprinkle remaining 1-1/2 tsp. of the Rufus Teague Meat Rub into the beer.

Hold the chicken upright, with the opening of the body cavity at the bottom, and lower it onto the raised well so the well fits into the cavity opening. Pull the chicken legs forward so it stands upright. Tuck the tips of the wings behind the chicken’s back.

When ready to cook, place the chicken cooker in the center of the hot grill. Cover the grill and cook until the chicken skin is crisp and dark brown. The meat will be cooked through (180°F on an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh, not touching the bone) in about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. If the chicken starts to brown too much, loosely cover with aluminum foil.

Using baker’s mitts /gloves carefully transfer the (hot) chicken cooker to a level non-burnable surface. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then carefully lift it off the well, being very careful not to spill the hot beer or burn yourself. Carve the chicken and serve. Serves 4-6

Get yours today from our website: Grilling Gifts

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Product for 2007: HeatBacker Custom Steak Brand

HeatBacker Custom Steak Brand(Permanent Welded Letters)

• Stainless Steel Construction
Red Lacquered Handle
• Leather Hang Strap
• HeatBacker Letters

Since 1998 Texas Irons has been manufacturing and selling the best steak brands available. We've learned a lot in that time and want to use that knowledge to provide you with the best product at a very good price.

We offer steak brands for our customers who want a truly special, personalized product for themselves or to give away as a gift.

Our new HeatBacker letter style brander holds heat longer, so you get more branded impressions before you need to reheat the iron. This brand is a heavier grade product than any we've manufactured in the past and is brand new for 2007!

All stainless steel / Wood handle
14" x 3" x 1"
2.0 lbs

Recipe of the Week: BBQ Steakhouse Chopped Steak

BBQ Steakhouse Chopped Steak

1 lb. ground sirloin
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. each: salt and pepper
1/4 cup Rufus Teague honey Sweet Barbecue Sauce©, divided in half

PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat.
Mix meat, onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick oval patties.
GRILL patties 5 min.
Brush with ½ of the barbecue sauce; turn over.
Continue grilling 5 min. or until medium doneness (160°F).
REMOVE patties from grill.
Top evenly with the remaining ½ of the barbecue sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minTotal Time: 20 minMakes: 4 servings, one patty each

Getting the Grill Clean and Ready...

Getting the Grill Clean and Ready…
For some of us grilling is a year-round event. But others may not be willing to brave the cold just to have a perfectly grilled steak when its 10 degrees outside. If you are one of the warmer weather outdoor cooks you may just be getting your grill out from the back corner of the garage. Don't just start it up, clean it and give it a little TLC.
We have a few tips that will help you to get your grill back in shape for the outdoor cooking season.

Beginning of the Season
(If your not a year-round griller) Take the grill out of your garage or basement. If you are using a gas grill, make sure there are no spiders or cobwebs under the burner knobs or in the grill manifolds (dislodge any you may find with a slender bamboo skewer). If any of the tiny pinholes on the burner tubes are clogged, unclog them with a pin. Make sure the burner valves turn freely: If any feel stuck, spray in a little WD-40. Check that all connections are tight and that there are no holes or worn spots in any of the hoses. And most important: Follow all of the manufacturer's maintenance instructions.

The Grate
The grate is the part of the grill that comes in direct contact with the food, so it should be clean. Fortunately, this is as simple as bringing it up to grilling temperature when you preheat the grill and then scrubbing it with a dry stiff wire brush before adding the food. The heat loosens any burnt-on scraps and sterilizes the grate, while the brush removes the debris. There's no need to scrub the metal with any abrasives or soap. On the contrary: You season a grate, by using it and brushing it clean (washing is unnecessary). Clean your grill grate twice: once before putting the food on and again after grilling. The latter is especially important when you grill fish. Run the grill until any cooked-on bits of food or oils are burnt off, and then clean the grate with your wire brush. With a gas grill simply let it continue burning for 15 to 30 minutes. With a charcoal grill, you may need to rake the partially depleted coals into a pile to concentrate the heat. (Never extinguish used coals with water. Simply cover the grill and close all the vents and let the coals burn out.) Should the coals burn out before the grill grate is clean, hose it down with water and scrub off any burnt-on pieces with a wire brush. Dry it with paper towels to prevent rusting.
The Firebox: In general, the firebox (the metal bowl of a kettle grill or rectangular box of a gas grill) will clean itself in the process of grilling. Of course, any bits of food that have fallen through the bars of the gate or pools of congealed fat should be shoveled out with a garden trowel.

One thing you should clean often is the catch pan, or drip pan, for grease. In terms of more long-term maintenance, barbecue shops sell heavy-duty grill cleaners you can use for removing a season’s worth of soot.

Article taken from "How to Grill" By Steve RaichlenClick Here to buy this book.

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