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Hello springtime, it’s grill time…not to mention rodeo season too! So, round up the troops for a neighborhood powwow at your place soon with delicious recipes for your grill on Goodtaste.tv. We chose recipes that pair perfectly with the rodeo vibe.
If you’ve never brined chicken or pork before, this is a great recipe to introduce you to the benefits of doing so. Sure, it requires a little planning, but what it takes in time is made up for in flavor. This recipe for Beer-Brined Pork Chops calls for a 4-hour brine. You could easily put the chops in the brine before work and then grill them when you get home at night.
We found another boot stompin’ recipe we just love, Apple-Jalapeño Smoked Ribs [above]. The homemade apple jalapeño BBQ sauce is delicious and so is the ‘secret’ rub.
One of the most popular steak sauce recipes on Goodtaste.tv comes from Houston’s own celebrated chef, Robert Del Grande (RDG + Bar Annie). The smoky, ever so slightly sweet sauce is served with an INCREDIBLE 18-ounce grilled rib.
Be sure to find time to savor some of the medal-winning wines from this year’s Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. A panel of experts spent many, MANY hours tasting an array of wines from all around the world – nearly 2,500 – with over 250 entries from Texas wineries alone and more than 20 different countries! The best part is a number of these top finishers are now up for grabs at your neighborhood H-E-B.
One award winner, a Double Gold and Class Champion, only costs $10! And somewhat surprisingly, it’s a domestic Riesling – Milbrandt’s Traditions Riesling – a well-balanced, zesty white wine with nice acidity.
Another bottle to keep an eye out for is the Rhone-style red blend from Billhook. It’s a Gold Medal Winner with beautiful bright fruit flavors and spice on the finish. I’m a fan of Billhook’s white Rhone-style blend as well.
For more great food and wine ideas head to Goodtaste.tv. While you’re there, sign up for a chance to win a getaway at The William, a new Hill Country boutique hotel in Boerne. And watch for details on our NEW television series Goodtaste with Tanji, which will be seen on KPRC TV. Set you DVR now for Sunday mornings bright and early for 5:30am.