Mother's day - beer can chicken plus some

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by garand555, May 8, 2011.

  1. garand555

    garand555 Smoke Blower

    Mother's day and mom wanted meatloaf, so I was going to make a meatloaf fatty. Then she changed her mind to stuffed bell peppers, which I do not make bland. I toned it down a bit on this because my mom prefers it that way. My sister, being a mother, also had some say in what was cooked and she wanted chicken. OK, so I'm cooking stuffed bell peppers and beer can chicken.

    I made a simple rub with a little paprika, garlic salt, pepper and brown sugar and used my hamfists to rub it under the skin. I've tried them with things like sage and I prefer it with either a simple rub or nothing. I just used a couple of ~5lb chickens that I picked up at the supermarket.

    The stuffed bell peppers consisted of some ground sirloin, brown rice, sautéed portabellas, onions and garlic and some good'ole Lemitar green chile. I like to top them off with cheddar. In the oven the cheese gets nice and crispy and in the smoker (this was my first time smoking them,) it picks up some good smoke. IMO, ground beef and rice should be a bit saltier than other foods to taste right.

    I was busy enough that I didn't think to get as many pics for the qview as I should have, but I did get a couple worth sharing.

    Here is the chicken sitting on the can whilest waiting to be thrown into some smoke:

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    Here is everything ready to take out. Well, everything about the apples, but I'll talk about those in a moment:

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    You'll notice that there are some potatoes in there, along with some fuji apples. I would give credit if I could remember which user it was that posted something about cored apples that were stuffed with brown sugar and cinnamon with a pat of butter on top. He's on this forum. Anyhow, those were pretty good. It was the first time I tried them.

    Also served, but not pictured, was some brown gravy where I used the remaining mushrooms along with the giblets and some banana slices that I covered with a homemade custard sauce, baked in the oven at 450 on convection for somewhere around 10 or 15 minutes then topped with cinnamon, and the beer that the chickens didn't get.

    Those bell peppers really sucked up the smoke. Interestingly, it seems like all of the OC (stuff that makes both chile and pepper spray hot) seems to have migrated to the bell peppers to make the bell peppers the spiciest part of the meal. Who knows?
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LMFAO!!!!! at those chickens sitting on the can reading the paper!!!!  Hilarious & a new instant classic!  Great looking smoke; i'm sure bith mommas were pretty happy with those results!

    Those apples are a family favorite around here.  Cored Vidalia onions with a pat of butter and a bullion cube in the smoker is awesome too.  My son & I love the stuffed bells as well.  Rice & ground beef &/or sausage + whatever is around the fridge to throw in the mix.  Good times & good eats!

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  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ha Ha what a great looking smoke.  I love the reading chickens too
     
  4. garand555

    garand555 Smoke Blower

    [quote name="adiochiro3" url="/forum/thread/106259/mother-s-day-beer-can-chicken-plus-some#post_629356"]
    LMFAO!!!!! at those chickens sitting on the can reading the paper!!!!  Hilarious & a new instant classic!  Great looking smoke; i'm sure bith mommas were pretty happy with those results!



    Those apples are a family favorite around here.  Cored Vidalia onions with a pat of butter and a bullion cube in the smoker is awesome too.  My son & I love the stuffed bells as well.  Rice & ground beef &/or sausage + whatever is around the fridge to throw in the mix.  Good times & good eats!


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    Funny thing about those apples. My niece helped me with everything, including hiding those apples from everybody else. When I went out to pull them out, I got some inquisitive looks and my mom finally saw them and said "OH, ARE THOSE APPLES WITH SUGAR, CINNAMON AND BUTTER? MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO MAKE THOSE FOR ME WHEN I WAS A KID!"
     
  5. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice touch for your mom on her day!  One of the best things about good food is the memories they make & help us to recall.  A scoop of vanilla ice cream over one of those apples split open is off the hook tasty.
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job! The chickens with the paper should be on the carousal!
     
  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome post...

    And thanks for making my day...those Chix on the can cracked me up
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great job and even a funny part....
     

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