Birthday prime rib and cheesy potatoes

Discussion in 'Beef' started by nater3, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. nater3

    nater3 Fire Starter

    Great birthday today. I am a teacher so I am home with my 1 1/2 year old son and starting a smoke for my birthday dinner. I just put in a 4lb chunk of rib roast. Should be to medium rare in a couple of hours. Also made up a pan of funeral potatoes to have with it. I will put up pics later tonight.
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Happy Birthday nater.
    Sounds like you have a great meal going on.
    Hope you have a good one!
  3. mcmelik

    mcmelik Smoke Blower

    Happy Birthday Nater. I am going to have to keep that menu in mind for mine.
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Happy Birthday! Can't think of a finer way to spend the day than smoking and hanging with the little one.

    Ok, I have to ask...what are funeral potatoes?
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday to you like dude said I cann't think of a better way to spend the day smoking a hunk of meat drinking cold things and spending time with the kid. ENJOY and happy birthday to you.
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday! How did your smoke turn out? Got pics? [​IMG]
  7. nater3

    nater3 Fire Starter

    Overall it was a great birthday with my son all day and he and my wife tonight. The rain throughout the afternoon make the smoke a little bit tougher than usual. You can see in my one picture where I had to improvise with a foiled bread pan on a can of fruit to shield my top vent from the rain. My prime rib ended up alright, but a bit tougher than I like my prime rib. I think it was partially due to a piece of meat that wasn't as well marbled as I like and second because it was taking a lot longer than usual when I have done prime rib before so I had to bump it up to 260 from 225 for the last hour so that we could eat dinner. The potatoes were also really good. I hadn't made them before and will probably cook the onions before they go into the potatoes next time. They were still a bit crunchy. Overall, decent prime rib is still better than 99 percent of the meals I normally eat. :)
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That prime rib looked delicious. Perfectly done.[​IMG]
  9. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    what Ron said! outstanding !
  10. voldaddy

    voldaddy Meat Mopper

    Looks great! Smoked prime rib is hard to beat.
  11. But, what are funeral potatoes?
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Known by other names but generally referred to as funeral potatoes. Traditionally served at funerals or parties in Utah.

    26oz bag of frozen hash browns
    1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
    16oz sour cream
    1/2C chopped onion
    salt & pepper to taste
    2C cheddar cheese
    2C corn flakes, crushed
    2T butter

    Mix the soup, onions and cream cheese till blended.
    Mix the hash browns with half the cheese and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Spread the creamed mixture over top of the potatoes.
    Melt the butter and mix with the corn flakes, spread evenly over the top of the dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake in a preheated oven @350 for 35-45 minutes.

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