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Blingity bling bling... and Brisket Spaghetti Sauce on the Mini

calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
Brought the mini home a couple of weeks ago. Emailed Scott of EggCarten fame to see if I could get one for the mini. Wanted to pick one up directly, so I could save on shipping charges. Found out that he was in the middle of moving family and business out of state. But rock star that he is, Scott said he would have one for me in a couple of weeks.

Met him by IAH this afternoon and picked it up. My mini has a new house.
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Next order of business was to cook something, to break in the new Carten. Scrounged around and came up with these players: half a jar of Trader Joe's vodka pasta sauce, a lonely scallion, remnants of a brisket (flat) cooked lord knows when. Garlic, white wine, chili flakes, fresh basil from the garden, and olive oil  to round things off.
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Fired up the mini, and let the 10" CI skillet get hot. Added olive oil, and the red chili flakes until the flakes were aromatic. Added the chopped brisket flat next and let it warm up. 
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Threw in the other ingredients - garlic, and scallion. Sauteed for a bit then added some white wine.
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Dumped in the tomato sauce and let it simmer for a spell.
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Once the sauce had thickened, I took it off and dressed with olive oil and chopped basil.
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This turned out really good. I'm no brisket pro, and this brisket had turned out ok - not great. But it was pretty damn good in its reincarnation as spaghetti sauce. Plus, I used up brisket leftovers... which means I get to cook another one soon :)

With a mini, who needs a stove??

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Looks damn good Cali. I'd hit that sketty.

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  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    Your mini is so cute
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,472
    edited June 2013
    Please tell about the mod made to bottom vent and a closer pic please. Real nice cook.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,891
    Very nice!  Brisket sketty sauce sounds really good.  I like the mod on the bottom vent.  You should start a new show: "Pimp my eggs", with AshXibit. 


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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    Mickey said:
    Please tell about the mod made to bottom vent and a closer pic please. Real nice cook.
    x2 I'm interested as well. Great looking cook. Way to use up some leftovers.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
    @Mickey: I drilled a hole in the tab and used two nuts to secure a quarter inch carriage bolt. I have a bunch of ball knobs leftover from a previous project. Makes it a little easier to slide the vent and it stays cool to the touch.

    I'll post a close up picture when I can.

    @SmokeyPitt: will need a producer. Are you volunteering? :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,472
    Very nice. Please start new post with pics on this. Very good idea.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
    edited June 2013
    Mickey said:
    Very nice. Please start new post with pics on this. Very good idea.
    Done. 


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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