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Foolproof Ribs with Chef Sam

With summer here in full force, ribs are the perfect appetizer to grill up. See Chef Sam the Cooking Guy fire up his Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill and make foolproof ribs.

Click here for the video to find out how baking these ribs in the oven first then finishing them off on the grill makes these ribs amazing.

Sam’s Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill is perfect for putting that nice crisp on these ribs, and he uses only five simple ingredients: pork ribs, white vinegar, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup.

For this full recipe click here or on the video below.

See also another version of Sam’s foolproof ribs with an Asian sweet, sticky, and spicy variation.

For the full recipe click here or on the video below.

If you’re looking for a recipe on how to smoke ribs on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill/Smoker, click here.

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Forbes: The Best Gas Grills For Superior Backyard Barbecues

Steven John Contributor

Forbes Personal Shopper

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I’ve been a grilling enthusiast for as long as I can remember. But being completely devoted to charcoal for many years, I was late to discovering the wonder of the gas grill. I still love grilling with charcoal, especially while camping, but since starting a family almost seven years ago, I’ve switched over to cooking on a gas grill. Why? Because the best gas grills are much more efficient than their charcoal counterparts, and are much easier to use. 

When picking out a gas grill, there are a few basic factors to consider. The first factor is fuel. If you can hook up to a hard line of natural gas, then you won’t ever have to worry about replacing propane tanks, which can be cumbersome to stock up on, but a necessary added step.

Then you’ll want to consider grill size. If you plan on cooking a lot of food at once, you’ll likely need a model with 1,000-plus square inches of total cooking area. If, on the other hand, you’re only looking for something to cook a few burgers and hot dogs, then a smaller two-burner grill will likely be enough. And when considering your options overall, don’t forget about a top shelf, which easily adds to your total cooking area. 

Next, there are special features, like a rotisserie kit, side burners or cabinet storage, and other smaller details, like fold-down shelves and accessory hooks. They’re all there to improve the grilling experience, but be honest with yourself about which you think you’ll really use. 

Lastly, there’s price. While there are a number of good gas grills you can get for well below $500 (many on this list), if you’re looking to invest in something bigger with lots of features that will last for years, you’ll probably need to set your budget closer to $1000. 

With all those factors in mind, here are the best gas grills for summertime barbecuing and beyond. 

Best High-End Freestanding Gas Grill

Rockwell by Caliber Gas Grill

Having a built-in outdoor grill will cost you several thousand dollars if you want materials of decent quality, not to mention a decent built-in grill. So while the $10K price tag of this Rockwell from Caliber is steep, when you realize it not only negates the need for a built-in but means you can move your high-end gas grill anywhere on your property, the price begins to make sense. Plus, it’s stunning — with beautiful lines, integrated Brazilian cherry hardwood, and handsome hardware. And when it comes to cooking, this three-zone grill’s burners each crank out 20,000 BTUs that heat a 675 square inch cooking space.

For the full story click here.

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Carne Asada Tacos

Sam the Cooking Guy fires up his Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill to make what he calls “The Best Carne Asada Tacos I’ve Ever Made!”

See how quickly and perfectly the Carne Asada grills up with Caliber’s patented Crossflame burners giving the meat a beautiful coloring.

Check out Sam’s Carne Asada Tacos video below that includes his avocado cream and salsa recipes or the shorter version of just the Carne Asada, and learn his secret yet controversial ingredient in his marinade.

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For a shorter version of Sam’s Carne Asada recipe click on the video below:

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Black and Blue Steak

Chef Vaughn of Anvil Appliances in Salt Lake and Brigham City, Utah shows us how to make black and blue steak with a Stilton sauce on the Caliber Indoor Range. This is great for searing on the indoor rangetop or the outdoor top burners, too.

Chef Vaughn starts with New York steaks and puts the features of the Caliber French Top to the test by searing directly on it while simmering part of his Stilton sauce. He then finishes the sauce with a little flamed brandy.

The steak gets the name “Black and Blue” from the black sear outside and the rare blue coloring inside.

For the complete recipe and demonstration on the Caliber Indoor Range click here or on the video below:

Check back for more great recipes on Anvil’s Caliber products via Chef Vaughn. And, if you live in the Utah area and want to demo Caliber’s products with Chef Vaughn, make your request by clicking here.

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Anvil Appliances (Salt Lake City, UT)

Caliber is proud to have our 48″ Indoor Professional Range on display at Anvil Appliances in Salt Lake City, Utah, via our distributor, Pacific Specialty Brands. Anvil Appliances prides itself on not carrying every brand, but rather focusing on brands that fit the criteria of good performance, value, serviceability, reliability, and overall look. Caliber is honored to be one of those brands.

Caliber products are also available at their Brigham City location, where there is a 22″ Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Smoker/Grill and 42″ Crossflame Pro Grill on display and even travel between the two stores. Chef Vaughn is also planning some demonstrations on their Caliber products. His first demo on the Caliber Indoor Range is below! Stay tuned for more to come.

Anvil also specializes in custom cabinetry, counter tops and hardware to match Caliber products. The Anvil Appliances showrooms are open by appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their staff are also available to consult via video technology. Click here for information on how to contact Anvil Appliances.

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Garlic Butter Grilled Chicken

So many of us are cooped up at home and looking for simple but delicious recipes to reinvent things we ordinarily eat. Chef Sam shows you how to dress up grilled chicken with some butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill.

He then dices up the chicken to make an amazing chicken sandwich in this episode of his cooking show, Sam the Cooking Guy.

To watch this video recipe, click on the video below or here. Bon appétit!

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Grilled Chicken

Chef Sam shows you the best way to grill a boneless chicken breast on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. He also creates an easy jalapeño cream sauce in this episode from his cooking show, Sam the Cooking Guy

To watch this video recipe, click below. Bon appétit!