Stomping out new and delicious barbecue products
By Kell Phelps, NBN Pulbisher
Over the years we have tried several different burger presses, but none have ever come close to this must have grilling gadget. This device is very simple to use and makes perfect burgers or sliders every single time. After you are done clean up is easy as unscrewing the T shaped handle and putting it all in the dishwasher.
The single reason we liked this press versus others we have tried in the past is it’s really simple: the meat doesn’t stick to the press after pressing down, which can tear your patties. The high grade stainless steel prevents the meat from sticking and tearing the patty after pressing. This is why it works so much better then any press we have tried in the past. The Burger Stomper also comes with an instruction book complete with 15 great burger recipes.
For more information on the Burger Stomper visit their website at http://www.burgerstomper.com.
BBQ BOB’S HAV’N A BBQ Sauce
If you have been barbecuing for anytime at all chances are you know BBQ Bob Trudnak. Bob has been active on the several different barbecue competition circuits for 8+ years and has won numerous Grand Championships since his start.
After years of cooking for judges and crowds of spectators at BBQ events around the country Bob is ready to share what has helped him and his BBQ Guru Barbecue Team win events and tickle taste buds from coast to coast! BBQ BOB’S HAV’N A BBQ Sauce is a welcome change to most sauces on the market today. Thinner then most and not overly sweet with a hint of vinegar is just the start for this all purpose sauce. We tried the sauce with chicken and pork chops. It was great on both as the sauce really accompanied the meat without masking the flavor in our meat. This sauce was no doubt a winner in our books, but we are not the only one’s who think this. In fact Bob and his team just used this exact sauce to win the rib category at the World Food Championship back in November.
If you are looking for a sauce that goes way beyond ordinary then this might just be the one for you! You can find more information on BBQ BOB’S HAV’N A BBQ Sauce at http://www.havenabbq.com.
Rod Gray’s EAT BARBECUE Sauces and Rubs
There is no doubt that great competition barbecue can be some of the best food on this planet. Being able to cook and serve this type of barbecue on a daily basis is now getting easier and easier thanks to folks like Rod Gray who are sharing their secret sauces and rubs. Rod’s climb to the top of the barbecue world has brought him more wins then any other team in the world since 2006. He is no doubt one of the best pit masters in the game today.
We just got the opportunity to give Rod’s new sauces and rubs a test. I can tell you these are all top shelf products made with high quality ingredients. Before we even opened the sauces we could tell a difference just by seeing all of the spices through the glass bottle. True spices are not meant to be liquefied like some chemical additive but should be blended into sauce so your pallet can enjoy them longer. Hats off to Rod for offering up a very nice, high quality product!
The two sauces, IPO and The Next Big Thing, are both tomato based and both are great. The IPO sauce is a sweet thinner style of sauce. The label says “A Memphis sauce that defected to Kansas City.” It does have a small vinegar kick that woke up our unseasoned pork during the trial. In our simplest words we all agreed this sauce was great!
The second sauce we tried was The Next Big Thing. This sauce is a bit thicker then the IPO sauce and is filled with tons of flavor. Our test for this sauce used unseasoned chicken and can not tell you what a difference it made with the finished product. It was almost like a flavor explosion was taking place in our mouths. We agree with the name of this sauce and think it could very well be The Next Big Thing…as it was that good.
The rubs that Rod has put together are just as good as his sauces. The first rub we tried is called “The Most Powerful Stuff.” This rub has a great mix of sweet, heat, salt and pepper. It is very mild with just a touch of heat. We actually put this on a few French fries and they were super. We also used this on a few chicken quarters and they turned out fantastic.
The second rub we tried was called Zero to Hero and is considered to be a sweet rub. We do agree with the sweet for sure, but is not overly sweet at the same time. We tried this rub on a few pork chops and the results were lip-smacking good. Because of the added sugar in the rub we even managed to get a little bark on our chops, which was a welcome site for sure.
All of these products are without a doubt the real deal. Rod has put a lot of work into these products and we can tell you first hand if you want to try some of the best products to up your game this is no doubt where you should be looking. Like most quality products none of these are the cheapest, but we think overall the combination of what we tried might be the best ever.
You can learn more about these new rubs and sauces at www.eatbarbecue.com.