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Dont Be Scared its Just a Piece of Meat

Alright,how many of you out there are afraid to cook a certain type of meat?  Will if there is a piece of meat that scares people to death to cook, it is prime rib, but I’m going to help you with an easy recipe that taste great!


The first step is to make sure that you are truly buying a prime rib and not a standard piece of meat.  You are going to pay more for a better quality meat, but you will taste the difference.  If you need help finding that piece of meat look for a local butcher shop. If you live in the Oroville, CA area Wagon Wheel Market is the place to go.

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Once you have selected the prime rib you begin the preparation process by seasoning it. I chose to use Santa Maria seasoning from the Wagon Wheel Market.  Before I put the seasoning on I rub the prime rib down with Berkley Grove Olive oil.  The olive oil will give the seasoning something to stick to.  Now start adding seasoning to the meat by rubbing the seasoning in as you add the seasoning to your liking.  Place the meat in the refrigerator for about 24 hrs.


Now your going to sear the prime rib. If you need help with that look at my post bbq pork without the bbq.  If you have a pellet bbq you can sear the meat by setting to temp to 500 degrees. Put the prime rib fat side down cook for 15 minutes then turn the meat over and cook it for 15 minutes more. Once that’s done searing the meat turn down the heat to 190 degrees.  After the 8 hrs is up take the prime rib off the grill and let it rest for about 20 minutes.  It is important to maintain the temperature so if you need to the oven is a last resort.

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This prime rib is going to be juicy, tender and full of awesome flavor. Your going to eat down to the last bone and  you’re going to wonder why you have never cooked one before.


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Season for Seasoning

I know that everyone is busy and trying to find last minute gift ideas so here are a couple of seasonings that I like to use and they come in gift packs.

These two gift packs are both sold at the Wagon Wheel or The first gift pack is from The Wagon Wheel in it you get 3 amazing products santa maria seasoning and 2 awsome bbq sauces for @ 20 dollars. Check out Easy BBQ  pork without  the bbq.  For a great recipe.


The second gift pack is J Lee Roy’s gift pack where you get J Lee Roy’s great season and 2 bottles of the sweet dippin sauce for @ 15 dollars. The J Roy’s gift pack you can order at and at


These 2 gift packets will spice up the Christmas Season.

Merry Christmas to all!

Did I Just Buy a BBQ at a Sewing Machine Shop?

Did I just buy a bbq at a Sewing machine shop?  Will the answer to the question would be a resounding yes.


This sounds crazy a barbecue at a sewing machine shop,but is it really that crazy.  I think its genius!   The owner was really thinking here a woman goes to Cathy’s Sewing & Vacuum and brings her husband along. The man isn’t to excited about a sewing machine but a bbq peaks the mans interest. So again I say genius.


So, as I wait for my wife I walk back outside to the Green Mountain Pellet Grills displayed in the front of the store.  I am truly interested in these barbecues because of the size of the bbq.  As stated in Two for One Cyber Monday Special I need a bigger bbq.  There are two grills that catch my eye one is 432 square inches of cooking space and then there is the one I got for Christmas.  It’s the Jim Bowie Pellet Grill it has 600 Square inches of cooking space. This grill has it all remote control temperature gauge for the internal temp and for the temp you want to cook your food at.   This feature is the best ever I can watch football and check on my bbq without leaving my couch.


Now before I get home I have to stop by the Wagon Wheel Market to get a great piece of meat for my new grill. I chose to smoke a pre marinated tri tip for my first piece of meat cooked on the new grill.  The reason I chose a pre marinated tri tip besides that there are good is I was so excited to cook on the new grill I didn”t want to wait for my tri tip to marinade.  I started the pellet grill at 10:30 in the morning at 150 degrees and placed the tri tip on the grill until 7 in the evening. This is the smoker part of the grill. Then I raised the temperature to 350 for 30 more minutes. This is the bbq part on the grill.  The temperature on the meat was right were I wanted it and there was no guessing.


To no surprise this smoked tri tip was amazing!  The meat had a great smoke ring and the flavor was to die for!



So if you live in the Oroville, CA and Chico, CA area check out the great selection of meats at the Wagon Wheel Market and guys don’t be afraid to go Cathy’s Sew & Vacuum and check out all the great bbq stuff inside the store.  Both of these small business truly believe in local products.  They both have a good verity of great gift ideas for the cook in your family.

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