Fire Up the Grill!!

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Here are some recipes that will have you firing up the grill for ribs and burgers. You’ll also find some tasty side dishes to complete your summer meal.

Texas-Style Beef Ribs


  • 8 beef ribs (back or short ribs)
  • 4 ounces wood chips (oak, hickory, or apple wood)

For the Dry Rub

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (or paprika)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

For the Sopping Sauce

  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dried red pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup ketchup

Preparation Method

Sopping Sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients, except the ketchup, in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and add the ketchup.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat.
  • Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Beef Ribs

  • Either the day before, or at least hours before, prepare the dry rub by combining all the spices.
  • Cover the beef ribs with the rub.
  • Place the ribs in a dish, cover with foil, and let stand overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  • The next day, or hours after the ribs have had time to absorb the dry rub flavors, place the wood chips in the smoker box, or alternatively in a foil pouch. If using a foil pouch, poke holes in it to let the smoke out.
  • Light the grill on one side until the temperature reaches 225°F.
  • Put the smoker box over the fire.
  • Place the ribs bone side down, well-spaced, on the side of the grill where there’s no fire. You want the meat grilled with indirect fire.
  • Grill the ribs for at least 4 hours or more, until the internal temperature reaches 203°F.
  • During the last hour of grilling, baste the ribs with the sopping sauce 2 or 3 times.

Serve with coleslaw, or potato salad.

Texas Burgers with Coleslaw — 4 Servings


For the Burgers

  • pounds ground beef chuck
  • Vegetable oil, for rubbing
  • Salt, and freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Sliced pickles

For the Coleslaw

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 small onion, finely shredded
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 8 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, finely shredded
  • Salt, and freshly ground pepper

Preparation Method


  • In a large bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the onion, vinegar, sugar, and celery seeds. 
  • Add the shredded cabbage and carrot. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and toss well. 
  • Let the coleslaw stand about 25 minutes, until slightly softened.


  • Light the grill. 
  • Make 4 patties. 
  • Rub with vegetable oil, and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Sear over high heat, turning once — 5 minutes for medium-rare. 
  • Brush with 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce, and grill until glazed, about 1 minute per side.
  • Grill the buns and brush them with the remaining barbecue sauce. 
  • Top with the burgers, pickles, coleslaw, and serve. (The coleslaw can also be served separately.)

Potato Salad


  • 3 1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 12 medium), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 2 medium celery ribs, chopped

Preparation Method

  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. 
  • Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. 
  • Cook uncovered for 10-15 minutes until tender. 
  • Then drain, and cool completely.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, place bacon in a saucepan, and cook over medium heat until crisp. 
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Leave 1 tablespoon of drippings in the pan.
  • Stir the sugar and flour into the pan drippings until smooth, then gradually stir in the water. 
  • Cook and stir over medium-high heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. 
  • Remove from the heat. 
  • Stir a small amount of the hot mixture into the beaten egg, and return all to the pan, stirring constantly. 
  • Slowly bring to a boil while continuing to stir. 
  • Remove from the heat, and transfer to a large bowl. 
  • Cool completely.
  • Gently stir in the onion, vinegar, salt and pepper. 
  • Fold in the whipped cream. 
  • Stir in the eggs, celery, potatoes, and bacon. 
  • Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.


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