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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hello Bloggers!
Spring is just around the corner here in Nebraska(finally). Time to fire up those smokers and grills. Yesterday my wife and i competed in the 6th annual Big Green Egg Fest. This year was a banner year for team Whyldfire Bar-B-Que. We won 3rd place in the most unusual thing cooked on a Big Green Egg, Also 2nd place in the Iron Chef category.
Here is turn in for the Most Unusual category...

Our version of Redneck Taco`s

Now most of the cooks at these events just seem to think that they have make items totally from scratch but let me tell ya, it don't have to be that complicated to be good food. The base of your taco is a corn cake topped with pulled pork, beans and coleslaw. Our corn cake was simplified by using a pancake mix and adding cornmeal in a 2-1 ratio. 2 cups of pancake mix and 1 cup of plain ole yellow corn meal adding water to make a nice batter consistency. We cooked the pulled pork the night before the event.
Day of the event we fire up the Egg and fried the corn cakes in a nice hot pan and set aside. Reheated the pork wrapped in foil. For the beans we heated up a can of Bushes Best Grill`n Beans adding a teaspoon or so of our All Purpose Original barbecue dry rub to kick up the flavor of the beans a little.
The Cole Slaw was a home made dressing the we really like it was the only "from scratch" thing in this recipe other than cooking the pork. The dressing recipe is one we found on the internet. Here is the recipe...

 Memphis Style Cole Slaw Dressing
 2 cups mayonnaise
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbsp celery seeds
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white pepper

Add about half of this dressing recipe to a 1 pound bag of  premixed Cole slaw and mix well. Let the dressing and slaw meld for an hour or so to get the flavors to mingle with each and get friendly. We assembled the taco`s in an open faced fashion for presentation to the four judges turned in our box and waited for the results.

The Egg Fest organizers handed out the secret ingredient for the Iron Chef category. To our surprise it was five corn tortillas. Awesome... we hand leftover ingredients from the first event still warming on the Egg. We waited till the last five minutes before turn in time and assembled four more Redneck Tacos using the warmed tortilla shells.To our amazement we took 2nd place in the Iron Chef category with little or no effort on our part. Must of been the Cole Slaw Dressing!
Try this award winning recipe at home the next time you want to try some thing a little different. For the pulled pork.... if you don't have a smoker or the time to cook a eight pound pork butt most grocery stores stock cooked pulled pork in their refrigerator isle so you can make this recipe even simpler.

Thanks for stopping by see ya next time......