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Spicy smoke ideas

PowakPowak Posts: 776
A buddy at work let me borrow a big bag of dried crushed hot peppers and seeds that he grew. Told me to take it home, try it out. I’m trying to think of a good meat to smoke that would go good with some “heat” in the rub? Any good recommendations? I was thinking maybe beef ribs or pork rib. Never had pork ribs with a little heat.

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  • ScantronScantron Posts: 92
    I like spicy stuff, but most of the time I think it's better when balanced with some sweet. I'd try pork spare ribs with your spicy rub and a sweet glaze of some sort.
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  • KnoxvolKnoxvol Posts: 7
    Smoked meatloaf. You can use them in your mixture and it is great.
  • PowakPowak Posts: 776
    Knoxvol said:
    Smoked meatloaf. You can use them in your mixture and it is great.
    Mmmmm that sounds awesome. Do you need a screen or pan under your loaf for a smoke?
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,762
    Carne Adovada is normally done in a pot, but I bet you could adapt a recipe to some pork butt on the Egg, yum!    
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  • KnoxvolKnoxvol Posts: 7
    Powak said:
    Knoxvol said:
    Smoked meatloaf. You can use them in your mixture and it is great.
    Mmmmm that sounds awesome. Do you need a screen or pan under your loaf for a smoke?
    I Use a screen so it can absorb more smoke. If you use a pan, use a disposable one and poke holes in the bottom to let the grease escape.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,067
    Did your buddy mention what the peppers are? Capsicums have a huge range of heat. A couple of teaspoons of pepperoncini won't be as hot as a coke spoon of ghost pepper. Also, how the peppers were dried makes a difference. If the hottest part, the inner soft lining, wasn't scooped out, and the seeds washed and dried, the pepper flakes can be a lot hotter.

    Try grinding a bit up, put it on some butter, and melt that. Spread on some toast to see what the heat and flavor might be like.

    I don;t know of a lot of beef recipes that use capsicums, but pork and fowl often get lots of red pepper.
  • PowakPowak Posts: 776
    gdenby said:
    Did your buddy mention what the peppers are? Capsicums have a huge range of heat. A couple of teaspoons of pepperoncini won't be as hot as a coke spoon of ghost pepper. Also, how the peppers were dried makes a difference. If the hottest part, the inner soft lining, wasn't scooped out, and the seeds washed and dried, the pepper flakes can be a lot hotter.

    Try grinding a bit up, put it on some butter, and melt that. Spread on some toast to see what the heat and flavor might be like.

    I don;t know of a lot of beef recipes that use capsicums, but pork and fowl often get lots of red pepper.
    These are a blend of habanero, jalapeños, ghost chilies and few others. It doesn’t take much, the blend produces a nice warm heat. I may just sprinkle on top of a meatloaf.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,067
    I like heat, often lots of it, but the ghosts are too much for me. My younger son brought some snacks over on Valentine's day for his Mom. He mentioned that the cheese chunks had pepper. One after another, everyone  started gasping. I asked him what the H? He read the label, (...ghost chili...) OK, don't do that again.

    I would agree, maybe just a sprinkle on top.
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,600
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