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Cinco de mayo a la MINI and LBGE... Sort of (pics)

ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841

Had a rack of babybacks in the fridge that needed to be cooked. Not exactly cinco de mayo-like, so started brain storming something to accompany. Also, I was not going to let the new MINI sit on the porch all lonely. Decided on elote... one of my wife's favorites. Did not get a cooking pic of them, but basically seared the corn on the MINI. Made a ancho chili mayonaise that I spreaded on the corn, then rolled the corn in some crumbled cojita cheese. These were delicious and actually a great side for the ribs. Also had some zuccini I needed to cook, so slided those and threw them on the MINI as well. The ribs went on the large. Probably the best ribs I have even made. Just a single rack of BBs, slathered in yellow mustard then a heavy dusting of Bad Byrons. Did not open the lid for 4 hours. They were perfect. Finished them with Bone Sucking Sauce. Total cook time was about 4.5 hours.

To keep the company satisfied, I threw some chicken bombs on the MINI while the ribs were cooking since there has been a lot of talk about them lately. I used chicken thighs instead of breasts. Delicious.

To keep myself hydrated during the cook, I went with some bulldog margaritas in honor of Cinco de mayo. After dinner, I made some homemade churros, finished with some vanilla bean cream and a warm chocolate sauce. Great day and the MINI egg is a machine..... If you are on the fence, make the purchase!

 

Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013

Comments

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Boy, you didn't waste any time putting that little boy to work !  Great job !!
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Nope @VI, I didn't. Little guy performs far better than I had imagined. The elote was incredible. Tough act to follow. haha
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,669
    Man, that is one fine looking meal!  It all looks amazing from appetizer to drink to dessert.  Did you throw the corn on the large direct after the ribs came off? 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Everything looks great, way to set the bar!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Man that looks great.  I have seen the upside down corona.  What is that?
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,492
    Everything looks great but I'm incredibly jealous of the corn.  I'm spoiled by local sweet corn, but with as cool as our spring has been most farmers are just now getting the seeds in the ground.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,653
    Homemade churros?... Show-off! :)  Sounds like a great meal - I love elote. Makes me feel even more like a tool for not cooking anything for Cinco De Mayo :(

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,038
    Great looking meal Chubbs!  Love the dessert!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Everything looks great! I love me some elote. You can make that when you visit my place this summer B-)
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    r270ba said:

    Man that looks great.  I have seen the upside down corona.  What is that?

    Called a bulldog margarita. Frozen margarita with corona. Good stuff
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    r270ba said:

    Man that looks great.  I have seen the upside down corona.  What is that?

    Called a bulldog margarita. Frozen margarita with corona. Good stuff

    Man, that is one fine looking meal!  It all looks amazing from appetizer to drink to dessert.  Did you throw the corn on the large direct after the ribs came off? 

    Corn was direct on MINI
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • milesbrown4milesbrown4 Posts: 314
    @Chubbs that dessert is the bomb!  Great way to close out such a winning weekend.  Congrats.  
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,746
    Chubbs said:
    Man that looks great.  I have seen the upside down corona.  What is that?
    Called a bulldog margarita. Frozen margarita with corona. Good stuff
    Nice! That's called a Corona'rita in my neck of the woods.

    I've also had a Dos rita with Dos Equis. Awesome.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    Just shows. Owning a Mini makes you a better cook.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Mickey said:
    Just shows. Owning a Mini makes you a better cook.
    Yeah, mini makes you get creative  for sure Mickey. Love that thing. Best $400 I have spent for my BGE obsession
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 5,498
    Mickey said:
    Just shows. Owning a Mini makes you a better cook.

    You've never carbonized wings on the mini - right?

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Egghead_DaronEgghead_Daron Posts: 862
    I am afraid this is post is going to get me in trouble. I won the battle first Egg around but I'm not sure I can win again second time around. 
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • LitLit Posts: 6,665
    Nice looking cook Chubbs. Congrats on the mini.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Lit said:
    Nice looking cook Chubbs. Congrats on the mini.
    Thanks @Lit. That is a compliment coming from you. 
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,608

    Great looking cook. I knew you would love the Mini. We prefer Dos-a-ritas. I don't think your glass is big enough. ;)

     

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    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Griffin said:

    Great looking cook. I knew you would love the Mini. We prefer Dos-a-ritas. I don't think your glass is big enough. ;)

     

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    Griffin said:

    Great looking cook. I knew you would love the Mini. We prefer Dos-a-ritas. I don't think your glass is big enough. ;)

     

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    Yeah, I am typically not a huge margarita fan, so dont have those fancy glasses. Might just have to add some new bar-ware. 
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,608
    Those aren't margarita glasses, those are goblets! Or Big "O"s as they were referred to at my favorite watering hole back in college George's Bar (the same one referred to in Pat Green's song). 18 oz of frosty, ice cold beer. :D

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,465
    Griffin said:

    Those aren't margarita glasses, those are goblets! Or Big "O"s as they were referred to at my favorite watering hole back in college George's Bar (the same one referred to in Pat Green's song). 18 oz of frosty, ice cold beer. :D

    When I lived in Lubbock they were "schooners" nothing better on a hot day. Top of the beer would ice over beautifully
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,608
    I keep two in my freezer at all times. :D

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,674
    Great way to break in that Mini! Looks like you had a nice day with some great food! =D>
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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