I went to use my $10 Catalina Q at Weis Markets last Saturday.
They had an unadvertised special on Hillshire Farms Smoke Sausage for $1.99 lb, so I picked up 2 as this is my "buy price" for kielbasa/smoke sausage.
I also found a $3.53 priced piece of steak with a $2 instant discount sticker on it, so $1.53 for just under a lb. of steak. This will go into the freezer to use in chili, beef stroganoff or something else at a later date.
The main item was the hunk of ribs I picked up. They were $1.79 a lb. and I got a 5.04lb. hunk that cost $9.02 total. $1.79 was the best per lb. price around here.
My bill total was $14.53 but after the $10 CatQ I paid $4.53 OOP. Not a bad price for almost 12 lbs. of meat. ;-)
That's an 81.18% savings rate.
Since the ribs were 'previously frozen' I used them on Sunday.
We fired up the smoker. Here is my baby......I call her "Precious"......yes, she is the "one ring that will feed us all".....
After 4 hours "low and slow" with an applewood chips smoking, here is what the ribs looked like....
And after another 3 hours in the smoker, I sauced them up and glazed them up for 20 minutes in the oven and ended up with this....
Look good enough to eat, don't they? 8-)
There is one serving left and Hubs has put 'dibs' on them for tonight's Leftovers Night.
I am liking my Precious this summer. It's one way to cut down on electricity use and generating heat in the kitchen in this hot weather. And it turns out scrumptious meats! ;-)
Now I have to find me a beef brisket that isn't corned to fill my smoker.....
So do you like real barbecue? Are you a dry smoked meat lover or do you like em sauced?
What's your favorite barbecued meat?