Of course, The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is active with Community Projects, Video Production and Social Media outreach to promote Fitness and Healthier Grilling on Multi-Platforms, on a daily basis. Here are some Highlights of our Activities, thus far. Check back soon for Updates.
Social Media Promotion- Breast Cancer Awareness Month (American Cancer Society)
“You say you want a Revolution? Well, you know. We all want to change the World. …You say you got a real Solution? Well, you know. We’d all love to see the Plan… ” [From Song “Revolution” by The Beatles]
There is no question that Ribs are America’s #1 Favorite BBQ Meat of Choice. Our thumbs remain Way Up(!) to Grill Masters everywhere- for the time you regularly spend to carefully Season, Marinate and Smoke Pork Ribs to Perfection every day. Our Fathers, their Fathers and thousands of Grill Masters for generations have invested their hearts to make Amazing Ribs more enjoyable every time. We’d never hope, nor expect traditional BBQ Ribs to go away anytime soon.
As a Hollywood BBQ Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, it’s no secret that many Home Grillers can’t come close to making the mighty Ribs we get at America’s top rated BBQ Joints or the succulent Ribs we see on TV’s “BBQ Pitmasters”. So many of you are stuck with reheating the shrink wrapped, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Ribs we find in most Grocery Meat Departments.
I have to give credit for this Recipe’s inspiration to two recent Private Grilling Clients. One in Pasadena- Greg (A Disney Sr. VP of Finance)- was the first to ever convince me teach him my Secrets to Ribs. As part of our Lesson we went shopping and picked up a rack of Ribs for him to marinate overnight, and then smoke the next Day. As an experiment, we also bought a small Pork Loin to see if giving it the same seasoning and smoking the Strips quickly would actually taste like real Ribs.
We followed the Recipe below, and they came out tasting so good, that Greg wondered aloud why we go through so much trouble with Full Racks. We served the RibLets poolside to his Family and they quickly disappeared.
The next time I made the Recipe was a fluke. I was doing a second Grilling Lesson with Blake Mycoskie (of Tom’s Shoes and Toms Foundation) in his famous Malibu Treehouse Estate. The original plan was to make Beef Ribs on his new Smoker, but while shopping, they were nowhere to be found. Instead, I offered to show him this new Quick Pork Ribs Recipe, and see it if would remind him of Bone-In Ribs. We served them to his wife and son. Once again, they couldn’t believe that the taste rivaled Slow Cooked Ribs.
In June I finally had the courage to try the Boneless Ribs recipe at a Sample Tasting for the high powered Board of one of Hollywood’s top Celebrity Financial Consulting Companies. They raved about the Ribs, but chose a different Caterer this time around. However, their reaction gave me the confidence to to try making them for a bigger group.
So during recent a trip to the Midwest, I served the Recipe at a large Family Reunion in Indiana, and at a private BBQ RESCUES! Foundation #GYMM Benefit, hosted at the home of my sister Marcia and her Husband Lorenzo. The Ribs were a hit at both functions. In the past, I’ve had to give Marcia credit for first getting me interested in learning the best ways to Smoke Foods. Now she earns Bonus Points for teaching me a Shortcut for Grilled Sweet Potatoes [Microwave for 5-7 Minutes before cutting]. Thanks Sis!
From there, we recruited True Made Foods and Rubbin’ Right Rubs to sponsor a cooking video- “Quick Low-Fat Smoked BBQ Ribs and Grilled Sweet Potato Fries” for the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. To date the Video has over 28,000 Views and dozens of Shares on Facebook. Though their brands are used in the video, you are encouraged to try this Recipe at home with your favorite Dry Rub Seasoning, BBQ, and Dipping Sauces. Link below are some Recipes ideas for your own Homemade Rubs.
I am not strong at Math, but by my calculations, there are still Millions of BBQ Lovers who have yet to hear of this Quick, Delicious Low-Fat Alternative to traditional Bone-In Ribs. I strongly encourage you to try this Recipe at home. Share them with Family and Friends. Also, please share your #BBQLowFatBonelessRibs Photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc… We’d love to see (and hear) how yours turn out at Home. Until next time: Eat and Be Well.
Without further ado, here’s our Recipe for:
Quick Low-Fat Boneless Smoked BBQ Ribs
Marbled Boneless Pork Roast (Can be Shoulder, Roast, etc. Loin may be too lean)
BBQ Dry Rub
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Wooden or Metal Skewers
Hickory Wood Chips or Chunks (depending on your Grill)
Slice Pork into 1 1/2- 2″ Inch Strips (cut against grain as much as possible.
Marinate Pork in Dry Rub, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt/Pepper to taste
Carefully Skewer through Center of Meat as much as Possible, co it stays in Contact on Grill.
Place Ribs 2″ Inches apart on Sheet of Foil (roll up edges to hold juice)
Set up your Grill for Indirect Smoking using right technique fir Grill (link)
Smoke Ribs in Low Heat for 20 Minutes, flipping halfway through to get Smoke on both sides.
Baste in Foil with BBQ Sauce on both Sides, then quickly char each side on hot side of Grill to sear in juices.
If using Wooden Skewers, you makerwant to trim off ends for a more Finger licking Rib Experience.
Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs The Adventures of Tastee BQ and BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GYMM Program, that does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases likeChildhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.org.
LOS ANGELES- “We want to make Healthier Grilling FUN!”, according to BBQ RESCUES! (BBQR) Foundation Director, Chef Mick Brown. “And to broaden the way that people think of Barbecue. In 2017, BBQ it is no longer ‘All About the Meat’.” The BBQR Foundation encourages people to use creative and delicious ways to include Fresh Vegetables into their regular BBQ Cookouts, and to consider adding Vegan BBQ Entrees (gasp!) as options for Guests. Brown credits this style of cooking to the success of his top rated Los Angeles catering firm Tastee BQ Grilling Co., which has catered everywhere from a Pool Party at the Beatles Mansion to the Katie and Tom Engagement Party on the Season Finale episode of “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo TV) in 2016. The event was filmed at Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s Villa Rosa Estate in Beverly Hills. Brown claims to be the first (and last) Grill Master to ever cook at the famous Manor.
The BBQR Foundation also plans to share recipes with other BBQ Caterers and Restaurants throughout the U.S., encouraging them to add Healthy Grilling options to their Menus. The new organization is already an active Member of The National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA). The Foundation has been endorsed by Michelle Mazzara, Minnesota TV News Personality and Owner of Luvafoodie.com, Los Angeles Magazine Food Critic Patric Kuh. They have also released an entry to the Tesla/Solar City’s Project Loveday Contest- a unique DIY Solar BBQ Smoker video which they hope will go viral in the upcoming months..
Their first California BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Fundraiser will happen on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank on Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th from 12 to 4pm (or until the BBQ sells out). The Wine-Inspired $5 Menu will include Grilled Angus, Chicken Breast, Turkey and Veggie BBQ Sliders, as well as Smoked Jumbo Angus Beef and Turkey Dogs. Gluten Free and Vegan Supporters can order the Grilled Italian Veggie Salad (or add any of the Meats for $2 Bucks), or nosh on Smoked BBQ Chips with HEROIC! Sriracha Sauce. The Urban Press Winery is located at 316 N San Fernando Rd. in Burbank,CA. 91502. The Foundation would appreciate support from anyone near the Burbank Area, Small and Larger Orders can request Pick-Up in advance at www.BBQRESCUES.org.
“Grilling with Wine” Benefit for BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc.
Memorial Day Weekend Cookout at Urban Press Winery in Burbank
Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th (Memorial Day)
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Brioche BBQ Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Your Choice of Grilled Angus Beef, Chicken Breast or Turkey Burger]
Grilled Veggie Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
Jumbo Smoked Hot Dogs (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Angus Beef or Turkey]
Grilled Veggie Italian Salad (Add Meat $2)
Smoked BBQ Chips ($2 w/Dipping Sauce)
Advance Order Form
*Please Allow 24 Hours in Advance for Larger Orders. No Phone Orders Please
Yes- I am aware that some bad stuff is happening to really good people, all around the world. Be that as it may… you have to drive something. Right? Plus, we could all use a ZEV [Zero Emission Vehicle] to help others. For example, I hope you’ll meet me at the American Cancer Society (ACS) “Relay For Life” Rally at Griffith Park on May 20th. I’ll do Cooking Demonstrations and sales of HEROIC! will be donated to ACS and the new BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. I also plan to volunteer at the Celiac Foundation Expo on June 3rd in Pasadena, CA. Why shouldn’t I arrive in one of the planet’s most environmentally friendly vehicles?
One problem for Tesla is that the they are outpacing available ZEV Credits in California. It’s almost like the State is saying “Ok- You’ve done enough for Clean Air. Now go back to making Gas Guzzlers.” I hope they come out with a solar powered Car Battery soon, to free up more ZEVS. Tesla recently partnered with Solar City, so they can help Golden State customers take advantage of existing CSI Bonuses (no Crime Scene Investigations- it means California Solar Initiatives). This will save money on Home Energy Bills that you can use to pay for your Tesla.
With that said, here are the top 5 Reasons Why I Need a Tesla Model X-
1. Fuel Efficiency- Yeah, the $1000+ monthly Lease could get a bit steep. But think of all the Gas Money I’ll save… Even more affordable if Tesla will Donate a car to the Foundation.
2. Long Distance Trips- If you live within 10,000 Miles of California, I will gladly drive my Tesla Model X to your Private Lesson, Catered Affair, Lecture, Expo, Bat Mitzvah or and other occasion. Put #TeslaForMick (hashtag) on your Social Media and I will let you take a free Selfie, or a ride in “our” new Tesla, as time permits.
3. No Waiting List Please-It hurts my heart to hear about those of you with cash money, who have to wait months for the delivery of the Tesla of your Dreams. [I lose sleep over this sometimes]. BBQ Season has started. May is National BBQ Month. So I need a Tesla Model X now. I’m not picky- I will accept a Tesla Model X Donation of Any Color, Seat Type, Tinted Windows or not. Even a used one with gentle mileage will suffice… Ship It!
4. I’m Old- That’s right. I occasionally get carded because a 22 year old Cashier thinks that I’m Millennial. Heading South of 50 years, my eyes and feet grow tired after a long day of Catering Parties and Charity Events. Today, the Median Average Salary of a full-time Chauffer is over $32,000/year. Using the Model X’s self-driving features will help save money and allow me to rest my tired aching feet. Maybe even catch some sleep while on the Highway. [Yes I went there. JUST KIDDING!].
5. With the help of Tesla, and Solar City we can Save The Planet- with the World’s 1st DIY Solar BBQ Flower Pot Smoker. [Yes the DIY Smoker is back and better than ever.] Could you imagine replacing every Charcoal, Gas, Propane and Pellet Grill with Solar Power? In can happen… [See Video].
Look- the lease on the Silver Beast SUV that I have been driving for the past couple of years is about to expire. What Private Grilling Lesson Client or BBQ Party Guest wouldn’t appreciate that their food has been transported in a ZEV? I’d appreciate the Free Trip to New York if I win the Tesla/Solar City #ProjectLoveday Contest. But what I really need is a new Model X I can drive for “Research” while we create affordable Solar BBQ Smokers for everyone. Remember, promote #TeslaForMick and I hope to see you on the road soon.
Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs The Adventures of Tastee BQ and BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GetFitChallenge, does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases likeChildhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com
Thanks for taking time to find out how you can help. Individuals, Organizations and Business are all welcome to contribute to the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. (BBQRF). Our Mission is to improve the lives of everyone who loves BBQ, whether they own a Grill or not. We produce Entertaining and Educational BBQ, Grilling, Fitness and other Socially Conscious content for Youtube, iTunes, Blog Talk Radio as well as all major Social Media outlets.
Your Likes, Shares and Comments help promote BBQ RESCUES! Foundation and Media content on Youtube TV, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and other online platforms. Good Old Fashioned “Word of Mouth” is always welcome whenever you have a chance to tell others about BBQ RESCUES!Your Cost: $0.00
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We appreciate contributions of all kinds, from Cash Donations, Professional Services, to Products for Prizes and Giveaways. We can also create original Blogs and Videos to fit any Budget. Here is a Chart summarizing some of the ways Companies can participate:
WISH LIST- If your Organization can help out even more, here is a list of specific projects that could use special Professional and Financial Support:
#GetFitChallenge– Funds to support our Research and Social Media sharing of information to include Nutritional and Fitness Advice as well as ways to combat preventable diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes 2 and Childhood Obesity. Products can be submitted for General Review or Blog coverage on Shed It For Life by Larry B.
Products/Premiums- For all occasions, Expos and Special Events. We can work together to find useful Gifts and Giveaways supporting the BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc. while also featuring your Company’s Logo.
BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Cookbook- Most of the content has already been created. Need experienced Writers, Editors and Publisher to bring original Heathy BBQ and Grilling Recipes to the public. All Proceeds to benefit the BBQRF Foundation.
BBQ RESCUES!- The Movie!!! Oh Yes, it’s coming- the only Question is: “When”? Looking for help in All Areas of Production to bring it to both Big and Small Screens as soon as possible.
The #GYMM (Gift Your McFastFood Money) Training Program to help teach Non-Profits how to put on local Food Fundraisers across the Country to raise money while providing Healthy and Delicious BBQ to their Communities.
Any other Fundraising or Outreach Ideas are more than welcome. We like to keep our content fresh and fun to help BBQ Enthusiasts “Enjoy Every Bite, and not Gain Weight Left and Right.” [Yeah know, needs help…]. We look forward to hearing from you today. THANK YOU!
NOTE:The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. is a registered Non-Profit in the State of California, where donations are tax deductible. Federal 501(c)3 Tax Exempt application is pending. The first pubic BBQ RESCUERS! List (of Supporters) is expected to be posted on June 10, 2017, and will be updated weekly.
Sin. Repent. Repeat. Can you really make a #Grilled #GlutenFree version of #Classic #NewOrleans #Gumbo actually #Healthier and #Tastier than the Original? Even #Vegan/#Vegetarian with “Hot #Grilled #HolyTrinity” (#Celery, #BellPeppers & #Onions) and/or with #Smoked #Shrimp, #Chicken and #Sausage? YouBetcha! Add the sweet flavors of #Applewood and Hickory? Fuggedaboutit! Check out this Robust #Calorie #Shredding #Recipe inspired by the #UrbanPressWinery in #Burbank, CA., using their #PinotNoir as part of the #Recipe. #ChefMickBrown also uses #Kingsford’s new #Applewood #Charcoal, #Hickory #SmokingChips and #HEROIC! Gluten Free #NoSalt/#NoSugar Blend by #CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs. #Vegetarian, #Seafood and Classic Mixed #Meat “Not So” #FatTuesday #Gumbo #Recipes are available on http://www.BBQRESCUES.com. Part of the #BBQRESCUES #GetFitChallenge where #LowFat, #LowCalorie #Grilling is #Delicious & #Fun!
Grilled Vegetarian Gumbo (Serves 8)
Catering or Hosting a Big Party? It is better to start with a pot of Well-Seasoned, Mild, Vegetarian Gumbo. It can be perfectly delicious served with Diced Grilled Vegetables. Then split into a second pot to add Smoky Grilled Shrimp, Crawfish, Chicken, and/or Andouille (or Mild) Sausage. Another option is add Meats, and Spicy Hot Sauce to individual Servings. Be mindful of any Guests who may want to avoid Shellfish, Pork or Hot Spicy foods.
8- Variety Yellow, Red and Orange Bell Peppers
3- Bell Green Peppers
1- Bunch Celery
4- Large Carrots
2- White Onions
2- Cups Urban Press Petite Wine
1- 16 Oz. Can Stewed Tomatoes
1- Cup Chopped Garlic
1/2 Cup- Chopped Green Onions
1/2 Cup- Chopped Fresh Parsley and/or Rosemary
4 Tbsp- Superfood BBQ Rub or Seasoning
2 Tbsp- Browning and Seasoning Liquid
2 Tbsp. File Powder
4 Cups Vegetarian or Onion Broth
2 Tbsp. Louisiana Cayenne Hot Sauce (optional, to taste)
Salt/Pepper to taste
1. Season, Marinate and Smoke Peppers, Celery, Carrots and Onions for at least an hour. Reserve 1/2 for Puree, Dice 1/2 for soup and cover with 3 Cups Vegetable Broth, simmer slowly.
2. Pan Roast Chopped Garlic, heat with Wine and remaining Veggies. Puree until smooth and combine with 1 Cup Broth to make Smooth. Add to pot with Stewed Tomatoes. Season well with BBQ Seasoning, Browning and Seasoning Liquid, File Powder, Salt, Pepper and Hot Sauce to taste.
How about a brief Heart-to-Heart? As you may know, February is National American Heart Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Did you know that today Friday, February 3rd is Wear Red Day to promote Women’s Heart Health? Everyone can show their support by wearing something Red. You may even go a step farther and post a Selfie on Friday of your Red Attire with Hashtags #WearRedDay #AmericanHeartAssociation, #MenWhoLoveWomenWearRedFeb3rd!, or #GrillMastersWhoLoveWomenWearRedFeb3rd.
You can even wear Red BBQ Sauce on your face- like in this Recipe from Grill Master Randy Hill, from #SouthernKrunk #BBQ Team.
Fresh Berry BBQ Sauce Recipes
For Easy (EZ) Quick Start Recipe, Chef Randy starts with McClard’s BBQ Sauce and uses Blackberries. You have option of using your favorite Red BBQ Sauce or make Homemade All Natural BBQ Sauce. There is also a Quick Sauce you can make by mixing BBQ Dry Rub with any Ketchup you may have in the Pantry.
INGREDIENTS LIST (OPTIONS)
Prepared Red BBQ Sauce
Prepared Ketchup (May by Organic, Low Salt, etc…)
Fresh Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries or Raspberries)
Berry Jam (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry or Raspberry)
BBQ Dry Rub
Fresh Lemon Wedge
EZ No-Cook Berry BBQ Sauce
-Mix 2 Cups of Red BBQ sauce or Ketchup with 2-3 Tbsp. BBQ Dry Rub
-Smash 1/4 Cup Fresh Berries to release Juice and Mix into Sauce
-Finish by mixing in 1/4 Cup Whole Fresh Berries and squeeze of Fresh Lemon
EZ Quick Cook Berry BBQ Sauce
-Mix 2 Cups of Red BBQ sauce or Ketchup with 2-3 Tbsp. Dry Rub
-Smash 1/4 Cup Fresh Berries to release Juice and Mix into Sauce
-Heat with 2-3oz Rum, 1-2oz Grenadine, and 2-3 Tbsp. Blackberry Blueberry or Raspberry Jam for 10 Minutes until everything dissolves
-Finish by mixing in1/4 Cup Whole Fresh Berries and squeeze of Fresh Lemon
Homemade DIY BBQ Dry Rub
This Simple Rub is set in Tablespoons, but feel free to multiply portions or use 1/4 and 1/2 Cup measuring cups. Mix together: