Looking for a unique and delicious recipe to bring as an appetizer to your next holiday party? These simple lamb meatballs can be made within any of your Caliber Appliances. Lamb is a juicy, underrated meat full of health benefits (high in protein and iron, and is known to reduce cancer risks, stroke risks, can heal anemia and improves bone health).
Decide which Caliber Appliance you would like to cook on: grill, smoker or oven, and then you are ready to start. Preheat oven or grill to 375ºF. Mix lamb, garlic, shallots, jalapeño, mint, soy sauce and black pepper together. Roll meat into 2 inch diameter round balls. As they are made, place the meatballs in an oven-proof dish or skillet. Cover with aluminum foil or lid and bake or grill for about 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked all the way through. This recipe serves about four people as an entrée or makes a great appetizer to serve at a party.
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Grill artichokes on your Caliber grill to create a delicious and healthy appetizer for your guests! Cut off the tops of the artichokes with a knife and trim the sharp points with scissors. Break off small outside leaves towards the bottom of the stem. Soak the artichokes for 10 minutes in a bowl of cold water with one lemon wedge squeezed in to avoid discoloration.
Steam artichokes for about 25-30 minutes in a pot on your indoor or outdoor cooktop. Allow to cool before cutting lengthwise. Remove choke with a spoon. Squeeze remaining 3 lemon wedges in a bowl for the basting and artichoke sauce. Stir in olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Brush the artichokes with the oil mixture and place them on your preheated Caliber grill. Grill the artichokes for 5 to 10 minutes, basting with the dip and turning frequently, until the tips are a little charred. Serve immediately. A great healthy appetizer!
Ingredients: 2 artichokes 1 lemon, quartered 3/4 cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Smoke the ultimate turkey burgers on the Caliber Pro Kamado. Mix your turkey burger ingredients and form into patties. For best results, stick burgers in the refrigerator to firm up for at least one hour prior to cooking. Heat your smoker to about 300ºF (approximately 15-20 minutes) using lump charcoal within the center of the bottom charcoal plate. Add a small handful of pecan wood chips to the fire after the burgers have been placed on the grill. Close the lid to cook for about 8-10 minutes on each side, until meat reaches 180ºF. Enjoy the smoky and juicy flavor you can get from the Caliber Pro Kamado. This recipe also makes great smoked meatballs as an appetizer. You can also just grill these on the gas BBQ, but compare the difference in the flavor.
Ingredients for about 7-8 burgers:
1 lb turkey ground
1/3 large onion chopped finely
1/3 cup portabella or baby bellas chopped finely
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce or Italian herbs paste, depending on desired flavor profile
Prepare rib-eyes with a light coating of olive oil, salt and pepper or your favorite meat dry rub. Let steaks rest covered at room temperature before placing on the Caliber grill. Preheat the grill on high for 10 minutes. For a medium rare finish, sear steaks for two minutes, then rotate steaks 90 degrees for an additional two minutes. Flip steaks and grill for another two minutes, then rotate steaks 90 degrees and cook for an additional two minutes. Cook longer to your preferred doneness. The Crossflame Pro grills and 48” Rockwell have designated sear stations for that perfect sear. Enjoy that perfect grilled steak on the Caliber!
4 rib-eye steaks
Your favorite meat dry rub or just salt and pepper
This is actually the perfect hors d’oeuvre to grill on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill because of the nice crisp you are able to get due to the smaller heat area then most grills. In addition to the social nature of grilling these mushrooms, which makes this a fun recipe to make while entertaining. And, you can also bake these in your Caliber Indoor Pro Range, too.
Rinse and dry your baby bellas. Remove stems and put good stems into food processor or finely chop. Combine mushroom pieces with sour cream, mayo, drained spinach and artichokes, 1 cup of Parmesan and salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Brush inside and outside of mushrooms with olive oil and stuff with dip. Melt butter and add breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup of Parmesan, then top mushrooms. Extra dip can be grilled in a foil pan for 25-30 minutes as another hot dip appetizer. Heat your Rockwell by Caliber Grill to 300ºF and place mushrooms directly on the grill. Cover the grill and let cook for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and crisp on top. Once cooked, delicately place on a serving tray, but let cool for a few minutes so you don’t burn yourself while taking a bite. You can also keep mushrooms warm on the Rockwell as a serving area or focal point when entertaining. Keep burner close to the appetizer on low, but not the one directly below the food. Enjoy this amazing Caliber crowd-pleaser appetizer!
Ingredients for 20-25 stuffed baby bellas:
24 oz Baby bellas cleaned – use stems finely chopped for inside of stuffing dip
BBQ Ribs on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker never tasted better!
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.