Recipe Box, Grilling with Bobby Flay

Happy February πŸ’— and  Happy Super Bowl Sunday 🏈 !

Now, just in case you have some time to kill before the big game tonight, how about working on a big BBQ meal to sink your teeth in while you’re watching~

Last weekend HHjr decided to make a complete Bobby Flay dinner extravaganza

open face brisket sandwich


bbq brisket

My husband and son have been doing so much grilling lately I’ve had time to tackle some big projects

Selma butterfly glasses

Like painting a  “Butterfly Garden”…

Actually, these glasses are headed to a gift shop in Selma, Alabama.   They are expecting a lot of visitors because of the recent Oscar nominated movie about the Civil Rights Movement, and they asked me to paint the town’s name and signature butterfly on stemmed glasses. If you go to Selma, be sure to stop by Carter’s Drugs on Broad Street and pick up a little souvenir~


I also finally got up my courage to paint the secretary in our family room, you know with all this free time I had on my hands~ but more about that another day…


Because I was happily doing my own thing,  I was not following HHjr around with my camera and don’t have a ton of prep photos, but  I did catch the brisket, coated with seasoning,  on it’s way to the grill


Here’s our menu derived from The Food Network show,  Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction: Bobby’s Basics, episode, Don’t Mess with Texas BBQ here

menu 2

The secret to cooking brisket is low and slow, on a covered grill to absorb the smokey flavor and develop a rich dark “bark.”    You can find the recipe for Bobby’s Smoked, Spiced Rubbed Texas-Style Brisket here

bbq brisket

You end up with a profusion of texture, the crisp, crunchy crust, and the soft tender meat within

texas toast for brisket

It was served on homemade Texas toast, thick slices of bakery Italian bread, buttered, garlic seasoned, and toasted


with Pickled Red Onions, from Bobby’s Texas Style Potato Salad here

corn, beans, brisket

homemade Easy Breezy BBQ Sauce [see recipe below]

easy bbq sauce

barbeque style pinto beans


The beans are cooked with grated carrots, bacon, onions, some of the BBQ sauce, and the “burnt ends” of the brisket for added flavor.  You can see Bobby’s Pinto Beans with Burnt Ends here

BBQ brisket dinner

and grilled Corn with Maple and Chipotle here

Bobby Flay's BBQ

Needless to say, it was a feast!

Juicy Details

Ask your butcher for a smaller brisket cut if you aren’t serving a lot of people, this piece was just right for 4-6.

This is the sauce my son used, our favorite homemade sauce, it is so simple to make, you can put it together in under 5 minutes and then let it simmer for 15 minutes and it’s ready to go.Β  You can also keep it for 2 months in the fridge, but it won’t last that longΒ  πŸ˜‹

Easy Breezy BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course condiment, sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Heinz ketchup [substituting another brand will change the taste]
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 T kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper optional if you want more heat


  • Mix all ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. It won’t be overly thick.
  • It can be used right away or stored in a jar in the refrigerator for 2 months
Keyword BBQ sauce, easy BBQ sauce, homemade BBQ sauce

Just in case your grill is covered with snow,  get out your slow cooker and make some Peachy BBQ Chicken here

peachy bbq chicken

or an oven dish like Oven BBQ Ribs here.     You can enjoy fall off the bone ribs in as little as 2 hours!

2 step ribs

If you need a super fast, crowd pleasing, meat lovers, appetizer, try these Bacon Wrapped Smokies here from Better Homes and Gardens [their photo] , little hot dogs wrapped in bacon and sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked

or the potato version Brown Sugar Bacon Bundles here
bacon bundles

Get some BBQ something going to spice things up for Super Bowl Sunday!


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

The Scoop

Between Naps on the Porch

12 Responses to “Recipe Box, Grilling with Bobby Flay”
  1. Lynn says:

    OMG… You’re killing me here!!! That brisket looks amazing, nice to see the new grill is doing a good job! Have fun and eat well today Jenna:@)

  2. Wow that looks SO yummy!

  3. Mary says:

    Jenna, You’ve been a painting fiend with your secretary and butterfly garden! I’m sure they will take flight and reorders will be in your future πŸ™‚ Your meal looks delicious! It’s been forever since we’ve had brisket, I’ll have to try to rectify that! I’ve had BF’s pickled red onions before with his Short Rib Tacos, so easy and good! Love the idea of the pinto beans with the bark of the brisket! We’re smoking a butt next weekend for my hubby’s family, we might have to try the bean/bark trick then πŸ™‚

  4. Emily says:

    Jenna, a perfect meal for the big game, the brisket looks amazing. Love the glasses you painted. I’m sure they will fly off the shelves.
    Enjoy the game…………

  5. chinamom3078 says:

    My mouth is watering. I love good BBQ and sides. Have a fun time eating and watching the game.

  6. That brisket looks amazing! I’ve really been pushing protein with J. We love brisket.

  7. Those wine glasses are fabulous!…how great that they asked you to paint them for their shop. Brisket is one of my favs…looks so delicious!…Glad that they boys are doing the cooking while you worked on those great projects…I have still not gotten the nerve to paint my secretary….yours looks so pretty!!!

  8. Candy S says:

    I seriously have a taste for Texas style BBQ brisket after seeing your post, I have only had the “real” thing once, but that is a taste you can never forget. Right now our grill is covered in about four feet of drifted snow but I vow that I will attempt grilling one this summer one way or another. In the mean time I will have to settle for deli brisket (aka corned beef).

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