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Old 07-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Trader Joes Dinner

Had a Trader Joes dinner last night. Had picked up some groceries on the way home...wanted to make a meal using what I bought.

Who can resist "pulled brisket"

Just kidding here...told the boys they could have this for lunch (while I'm at work!!). Has some fine microwave heating instructions!!

Here are the real supplies. The menu: reverse-seared tri-tip, "chicken legs", smoked taters, grilled veggies, beans, bread and a few things to wash it all down:

Tri-tip all rubbed up, waiting for it's turn in the smoker. Used my Smoker Joe (smokey joe converted to a mini WSM):

Tri in the smoke (oak, hickory):

Pulled at around 130 internal. Gonna have a little rest while I crank up the heat, finish chicken and veggies:

Here's the high heat:

The sear. Couple of minutes a side brought us to about 135 internal:

Sliced tri-tip:

My plate (poor inside lighting mod):

I've decided I'm not a big fan of TJ's tri-tip. Have cooked it a few times now, seems to me it's a bit tougher than my usual Costco supplied tri (and can't touch the american kobe tri-tip from Select Gourmet Foods).

Used TJ "everday seasoning" on the chicken. Was pretty tasty..."chicken legs" are always a hit with my kids, who think all food should have a handle!

Like the TJ charcoal. Have been keeping several bags on hand. Not bad at $6.99 for 18# bag.

Wine was as good as $4.00 gets you!!
Humphrey's Pint, Weber(Go Anywhere, Smokey Joe, "Smoker Joe", 22.5" Kettles, Gasser, Q100, Q200, (2)22.5" WSM, (1)18.5" WSM (1) 14.5" WSM, UDS (Weber lid), Rib-O-Lator. BLACK thermapen...and a YELLOW one too!!

Everything I cook is judged by SIX!!

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Old 07-10-2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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That looks good !
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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That looked like a really great dinner. You had it all covered. Just love the way that rub looked on the tri-tip
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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Nice victuals,
looks mighty tasty.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:34 AM   #5
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Looks good, I did a Tri-tip reverse sear for the 4th and it was awesome.
Oct 2011 Update. (it changes)
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