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My kid, my brother and I took first place in the cooks competition at the HUB Eggfest in Omaha today.  What an absolute blast.  @Griffin I used your deep dish pizza recipe (and Zippylip's dough).  I also made Green Lightning Shrimp, and Smoked Sirloin chili.  My 15 year old Zach made Sugar Cone Smores.  I'm convinced that put us over the top.  Our booth was swarming with kids.  One kid stopped back by to inform me that his "mean dad wouldn't let him have a third cone."  Haha.  Sorry kid.

Met some cool people and left just stuffed as a tick.  It's the second year we've held the event, and looks to be growing in popularity already.  Hopefully this gets bigger each year.  

Zach hugged his new Egg the whole drive home.

LBGE since June 2012

Omaha, NE


  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,507
    Congrats. How about the chili recipe?
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,574
    Congrats fellow Husker! Enjoy man :plus_one:
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 728
    I can't remember where I found the recipe, but it's not totally mine.  If it looks familiar to someone, please, by all means credit that person!. It might be from the BGE website. The reason I say that is because there are hyperlinks in my recipe. And, there is a Fahrenheit/Celsius portion.  Clearly that's not of my own creation.  Haha! Either way, It's a favorite of our family

    Sometimes I do chuck roast instead of sirloin.  The only difference is that sirloin I'll cook to 130 whereas chuck roast I'll take up to 160.  The rest stays the same. 

    6 slices bacon

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    1 large onion, chopped

    1 large green pepper seeded and chopped

    4 cloves garlic crushed

    1 small jalapeno, seeded and diced

    1 -28 ounce can diced tomatoes

    2 cups low salt beef broth

    2 cups water

    1 -12 ounce can beef consommé

     ¼ cup chili powder

    2 tablespoons ground cumin

    1 tablespoon brown sugar

    1 tsp black pepper

    4 cups grilled or smoked seasoned sirloin (see below)

    1 -15 ounce can of dark kidney beans, drained

    1 -15 ounce can pinto beans, drained



    Rub 1.5-2.0lb sirloin with equal parts salt, pepper and garlic.  Cook indirect at 250-275 until an internal temp of 130.  Remove from Egg and let cool.   Dice into 3/4” chunks.  


    Preheat a Dutch oven in the EGG at 350°F/177°C over direct heat. 

    Add the bacon and cook until crispy, remove.  LEAVE THE BACON FAT!

    Add onion, green pepper.  Cook until soft. 

    Add garlic, cook a few more minutes. 

    Add the tomatoes, jalapenos, broth, water, consommé, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar and pepper. Mix well and bring to a simmer.

    Add the beef and return to a simmer.  Cook one hour. 

    Add the beans, chopped bacon

    Cook another 30 minutes. 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,134
    Congratulations. Good teamwork there.
  • tcracingtcracing Posts: 378
    George Foreman? Who? 
    Tim C. Panama City, Fl. 
    Large, Minimax-soon
  • Ima_good_eggIma_good_egg Posts: 590
    Wisconsin, lbge, MM, kab, pig tail flippers, bear claws, and more rubs than I will admit to.
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 667
     Hey @SaltySam & Zach! Way to go eh?  Congratulations lads.  Years of Egging ahead.  So nice to see a father and son combo.  Get to it boys!

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,487
    Lori (my wife) and I were there with/competing against Sam and Zach today and they killed it!  All of you out in Egg Land could not hand select a finer young man to have won that Mini Max!  It's really cool to see a kid that is so into cooking.  I look forward to seeing him for the next ?? years that I'm able to do this!  I gave him my competition steak recipe and he'll probably be taking me to the wood shed in a couple of years!   =)

    On a side note, I'd like to invite any of you Eggheads that want to have some fun, meet some great tasters and cooks to come out and cook next year.  This is our second year and we'd like to grow this event!  If you're in the Midwest it would be worth your drive to come up and participate.  The down side is that Zach will have a whole year to practice!   =)


    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • OmahaOneOmahaOne Posts: 154
    Congrats and nicely done. Where in Omaha was this held?
    XL BGE - Indianapolis, IN
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,459
    Congrats bud, nice going.
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff

  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,350
    Congrats, :)

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 2,680
    Awesome, thanks for sharing!

    Southlake, TX, and Cowhouse Creek, Gatesville, TX.  2 Large, 1 Small and a lot of Eggcessories.
  • ElkhornHuskerElkhornHusker Posts: 444
    OmahaOne said:
    Congrats and nicely done. Where in Omaha was this held?
    The HUB bbq store, 160th & Dodge.  I wanted to go but had other commitments 

    Elkhorn, NE
    1 large egg
    28" Blackstone
    Akorn Jr. 
  • ElkhornHuskerElkhornHusker Posts: 444
    Congrats to the winners
    Elkhorn, NE
    1 large egg
    28" Blackstone
    Akorn Jr. 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,994
    Congratulations!! Sounds like you did some wonderful cooks.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,660
    Congrats to all.  Way to bring it home.  What a great bonding event. 
    Now on to the planning phase for the title defense next year.  
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,819
    Some great memories made :-)
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • BotchBotch Posts: 9,057


    "There are pre-grated cheeses, and there are great cheeses, but there are no great grated cheeses."    - Chef John 
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,771
    edited May 2017

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 
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