We're going to do a little horn-tooting here. Yeah, our chili is good, smokin' good! Elevate your game day dish and impress your friends with our award-winning chili recipe featuring Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix. This recipe calls for smoking a tri-tip. If you don't have a smoker, you should go out and buy one. But if that's not an option, you can cook your tri-tip the old fashioned way. It also uses our proprietary Smokin' Mary dry rub. Order by giving us a call or shoot us an email.
Smokin' Mary's Award Winning Chili
Set smoker to 180 degrees.
While waiting for smoker to reach temp, shuck corn and cut kernels from each ear with a large knife (tip to tail).
Place kernels in a pie tin, set aside.
Coat the Tri-tip with Smokin’ Mary dry rub (2 oz). When smoker reaches temp, add Tri-tip and corn. Smoke corn for 1 hour and Tri-tip for 6 hrs.
Cut Tri-tip into 1/2 inch cubes. Cook bacon in a frying pan until done to desire wellness (I like bacon slightly browned, but soft) drain fat.
In a large frying pan brown hamburger, then remove all excess fat, then set aside.
In a large stock pot add Olive oil and onions and garlic on medium heat and sauté’ until onions are tender, then add Bourbon and peppers and simmer for 10 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the stock pot and bring to a boil. When it starts to bubble reduce heat to a simmer stirring every 15-30 minutes (depending on how much it is sticking to the bottom) for 4hrs. If you have a large Crock pot, cook it on low temp for 6 hrs and stir every 1/2 hour to hour (depending on how much it is sticking to the bottom).
There are some mornings I wake up and think "oh, it's going to be a slow cooker kind of day". Maybe it's predicted to be a summer scorcher and the thought of slaving over a hot stove after five brings tears to your eyes. Or maybe, the plan is to have a afternoon cocktail on the porch instead of cooking. Either way, prepping for dinner in the morning is why the slow cooker was invented. Whether it's an InstaPot, a Crock Pot or a Hot Pot, Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix is here with a tried and true simmer sauce for those days you need someone else to do the cooking. The recipe below is for chicken, but don't be afraid to try other lean meats with this kicked up sweet and spicy concoction.
People are going to think you slaved all day in the kitchen.....
Smokin' Mary Kickin' Honey Garlic 'Slowcooker'
Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
In a medium bowl mix rest of ingredients, then pour over the chicken
Cook low for 4-5 hours, check if done in 4 hours (chicken temp 165degrees)
Serve over rice or quinoa, use remaining sauce to pour over the top or as a garnish.
The best thing about summer is, hands down, barbecue. Ahhhh those charcoal briquettes, the lighter fluid, that sweet snap of a struck match. My dad had many ways to test when the coals were just hot enough to put food on that sizzling metal as we all eagerly waited for our favorite meat to come off slightly charred and smoky. Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix adds a punch to your grilling masterpieces by turning up the heat with a BBQ sauce so tasty, too bad the vegans can't put it on their veggies.
Mary's Smokin Heat BBQ Sauce
Put all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until thickened to the consistency you prefer.
Mary Says: If you use Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix as a marinade for your meats, don't toss it away, cook it down using the above recipe into a smokin' good BBQ sauce. This sauce will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
One of my favorite treats when I was a kid was chocolate covered Pringles. Believe it or not, a chocolate shop in my hometown would make these sweet and salty delicacies and I couldn't get enough of them. We all know Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix makes the perfect Bloody Mary for every occasion, but what happens when our sweet tooth gets the best of us? Well, worry no more. Just whip up some of this candied bacon and add it as the perfect garnish to your already perfect cocktail.
Candied Bacon Garnish
Place strips of bacon on baking sheet lined with parchment paper for easier cleaning.
Liberally sprinkle the top side of the bacon with white sugar.
*optional - sprinkle bacon with cayenne pepper
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Be careful to watch the bacon, some bacon may cook faster and burn. You will know when it is done when it looks crispy and the sugar is bubbling and caramelized on the strips.
Remove from oven and place on a plate or piece of parchment paper to cool and harden before adding as a garnish to your cocktail.
Mary has many personalities. She's a spicy gal who mixes well with just about anyone. So bring her into your kitchen and enjoy her special twist on your favorite culinary delights!
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