BBQ Ribs on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker never tasted better!
These ribs will definitely be the hit of the party. To start, rinse your ribs in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Trim off the excess fat and sharp bone pieces. Cut racks in half for easier placement into the 6-rack max rib accessory. Lightly coat the entire surface of the ribs with olive oil and mustard to help tenderize the meat. Cover the coated ribs in foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. Right before cooking, apply a coating of your favorite rib rub over all surfaces of the ribs.
Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 230ºF. Once the temp has settled, place your rib rack accessory on the top grate and then your ribs vertically into the rack. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 4-5 hour cooking process and after this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your ribs.
Continue to cook the ribs, checking them every hour or so with the heat not exceeding 250-275ºF until the ribs are fully cooked (approximately 4-5 hours). Glaze the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce or just enjoy the juicy smoky infused meaty flavor.
Making amazing pizza on the Caliber Pro Kamado Grill/Smoker is one of the great perks of this grill. It not only crisps the top of the pizza, but it also keeps in the moisture making the perfect pizza.
To get started, place the pizza stone on the grill or in the oven or smoker and preheat to a high temperature (450° F). Sprinkle either cornmeal or flour on top of a large pizza spatula before spreading out the dough on it for easy sliding on to the pizza stone. After nicely spreading out the dough on the spatula, sprinkle olive oil across it. Next, place the slices of mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes and basil across the pizza. Once your grill/oven and pizza stone has preheated, transfer the pizza from the spatula on to the stone. If using the Caliber Pro Kamado Grill/Smoker it is best to place a heaping pie plate full of charcoal in a pile at the bottom of the grill to reach a high temperature and cook with the lid shut and vents open for about 6-8 minutes. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Gas Grill is ideal for crisping the tops of pizzas because of the short dome heat area. The Caliber Indoor Pro Range is also easy to set to a 450° F temperature. Pizza will also be finished in about 6-8 minutes in the oven or gas grill. Enjoy!
Enjoy the amazing juicy smoky flavor of this turkey that you get from the Caliber Pro Kamado. Wash and brine your turkey with your favorite dry brine. Inject turkey under the skin with one cup of apple juice. Stuff turkey with your favorite stuffing and cover exposed stuffing with foil before cooking.
Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 300ºF. Once the temperature has settled, place your turkey centered directly on the grate, breast facing up. Allow 1” of space between turkey and smoker lid. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 3-4 hour cooking process (20-30 min. per pound). After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your turkey. Continue to cook the turkey, checking on it every hour or so with the heat not exceeding 325ºF or falling below 250º F. If the skin darkens too quickly, then tent foil the turkey to avoid burning the skin. This will be a turkey like no other.
Ingredients for Smoked Turkey:
15-20 Lb. Turkey
1 Cup apple juice
Your favorite dry brine and stuffing
Do you still have brisket left from your last barbecue? Here’s a crowd-pleasing way to transform those leftovers. Place your 14” Caliber Cauldera Iron Cooking Pot in the holder above the charcoal prior to lighting your fire. Heat your Caliber Pro Kamado smoker to about 250-300ºF (approximately 15-20 minutes) using lump charcoal within the center of the bottom charcoal plate. Once the pot is heated, sauté your bacon in the Cauldera until it is crispy. Add the onions and cook until soft (about 5 minutes). Add the bell peppers and garlic and cook an additional minute to soften. Add the raw ground beef and dry seasonings. Once cooked, add the brisket. Deglaze the pan wiht the beer and cook off the alcohol (about 1-2 minutes). Then add the coffee, Dr. Pepper, tomatoes, sauce, beans, corn and green chilies.
Add a small handful of pecan wood chips to the fire to give it an even smokier taste. Close the lid to cook a minimum of one hour. At this point, add salt to taste. The longer it simmers, the more flavorful the chili will become. If the chili starts to get too thick, you can add water (1/2 cup at a time) to thin it out.
Ingredients to fit the 14” Caliber Cauldera Pot (CTP22-CCA): 12 oz pack of bacon, chopped 2 large sweet onions 2 red peppers and 1 orange pepper, chopped 6 teaspoons of garlic, finely diced 1 lb of ground beef 5-6 cups leftover smoked beef brisket (cut up into 1/2” cubes) 4 tablespoons chili powder (more if you prefer spicier) 2 tablespoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon dry chipotle seasoning 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 (12oz) bottle of beer and 1 can of Dr. Pepper 1/2 cup coffee (cold and leftover from your morning pot) 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes 2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce 1 (15 oz) can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 (15 oz) can white beans (drained and rinsed) 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 1 (15 oz) can of corn (drained and rinsed) 2 small (4 oz) cans of diced green chilies Salt to taste at end
Learn how to trim short ribs in Sam’s video and make a delicious marinade using: minced onions, ginger, red holland peppers and green onions in addition to brown sugar, lime juice, oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground pepper.
Chef also experiments with smoking wood chips to impart that smoky flavor and Caliber uses a similar smoker tray on our gas grills.
For the full recipe and grilling demonstration for these ribs by Chef Sam, click on any of the pictures above or the video below or here.
Grilled zucchini is such an easy appetizer or side dish to serve at your summer BBQ.
Wash zucchini and then cut in either rounds or spears. If grilling directly on the grates, we recommend cutting into rounds because they tend to flip easier without falling into the fire. Grilling baskets work great with vegetable pieces.
Lightly coat your zucchini with olive oil, salt and pepper. Heat the grill to a medium or high heat. If using a charcoal grill, place about a pie plate full of charcoal in a pile at the bottom of the grill to reach a medium to high temperature. Avoid using smoking chips with vegetables because they tend to impart a bitter taste.
Grill the zucchini for about 8-10 minutes on each side to get the nice char marks and soften the vegetables. If you prefer, add a little more olive oil, salt and pepper to taste right before serving. A delicious side dish addition to any summer BBQ. If grilling more veggies on your Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill check out this recipe from Sam the Cooking Guy by clicking here.
Ingredients: 5-6 Zucchini cut into rounds or spears Olive oil Salt & pepper to taste
In this video, Chef Tony Matassa of BBQ Guys shows you how to make a delicious Leg of Lamb Roast on the rotisserie of a Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill. He starts by showing you how to make a seasoning paste for the lamb roast that is full of greek flavors, then he puts the Lamb on the spit rod and lets it roast in front of the charcoal for a great outer sear and a tender juicy inside! This is a great recipe for your next party or family dinner! Watch the video below to learn how to make this recipe.
Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 325ºF.
Remove any bones or skin from the salmon filet. Rinse the cedar plank and place it on the grill for 3-4 minutes to bring out the cedar aroma. Brush the plank with olive oil. Place the salmon filet on the plank and brush it with olive oil. Squeeze two lemon wedges over the salmon and sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and dill (optional). Put the plank with salmon on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes. It is ready when the internal temperature of salmon reaches 135ºF. Enjoy this healthy and delicious entrée.
1-2 cedar planks
2-3 pounds salmon
Fresh lemon wedges
Wash and brine your chicken with your favorite dry brine and place on the rotisserie rod. Truss the chicken once it’s on the rod and use pliers to tighten the fork screws. Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory 3/4 full of lump charcoal and a handful of apple chips at the top. Put a drip pan at the bottom of your grill to catch the juices for use as a baste after the chicken is cooked. Wear heat protective gloves when inserting the rotisserie rod and chicken. Let the rotisserie run for about an 75 to 90 minutes while basting with olive oil periodically. To check the doneness, turn rotisserie motor off and insert the thermometer into the thickest part of breast with temperature reaching 165 (+/- 5 degrees). Rotisserie chicken on the Caliber Crossflame Silver or Pro gas grill should be cooked on HI initially, and then MED once skin darkens. Cook time and doneness is similar to cooking on the Pro Kamado. Enjoy!
One 8 lb. chicken or two 4.5 lb. chickens
Your favorite meat dry rub or just salt and pepper
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