Last week I received a bottle of limited-batch BBQ sauce from my friends at SPICE OF LIFE CATERING, BOULDER, COLORADO. There is a REASON why these folks have been voted BEST OF... in NUMEROUS COLORADO PUBLICATIONS!!
Dan at SPICE OF LIFE makes his own 'small batch' Sauce -- TYWBBQ thinks he should go BIGGER!!
I decided to SMOKE SOME LOAVES...using JEFF@SMOKING-MEAT.com's JALAPENO STUFFED MEATLOAF...WOW...it was AWESOME!! If you do not receive JEFF'S monthly emails...you NEED TO GO THERE NOW!! and register for his mailing list!! I have used his ideas many times.
|Square tin...halved jalapenos - filled with cream cheese and cheddar|
'The Flip' -- which I then formed into 'loaves'
The bottom was extra meat that I put in a 'loaf' pan with holes in the bottom so the liquid would drain during the cook
I SMOKED THE LOAF at 240* until internal was about 165* and took them out and 'tented in foil' until the crew was ready.
My buddy Kevin stated, "This MAY BE the best meatloaf I EVER had!!" Hey, thanks, Kev, I respect a man who is 'lo-maintenance'
I ALSO cooked some RIB TIPS, which I had leftover from some St. Louis trimmings I did recently.
I rubbed those with some SIMPLY MARVELOUS SPICY APPLE (STEPH of SIMPLY MARVELOUS REALLY hooked me up, more about that next time) and smoked for 2 hours before covering with ***CLASSIFIED COMPETITION INFORMATION TO FOLLOW***
Ready for the SMOKE...oh yeah, HAD TO stuff the extra jalapenos and smoke them for 3 hours
The final product...SWEET AND MESSY
ANOTHER GREAT DAY OF SMOKE with BACKWOODS, BLUES HOG, SIMPLY MARVELOUS and A SPICE OF LIFE CATERERS. More importantly, ANOTHER DAY SPENT with FRIENDS and FAMILY. Life is too short to be miserable -- ENJOY EVERY DAY!
Oh yeah, I have to give a SHOUT to DAN at SPICE OF LIFE for also sending a STYLIN' HAT!! Thanks Dan!
GranPappy of Pork