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BBQ Baked Beans
Big Daddy’s Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce
blford's "Modified" Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce
Broccoli, Cheese and Onions
Burnt Doggies w/Yeller Mustard & Onions
Canned Baked Beans & Grilled Pork Chops
Homemade Kahlua
Miracle Whip Cake
New England Baked Beans & Smoked Pork
Smoked Pork & BBQ Baked Beans
Sportsman's Sauce - Original & Modified

blford's Food Porn Pics

blford's Jokes & Funny Stuff
Converting a Baptist to Catholicism

blford's Pics

BBQ Baked Beans

By Johnny Nix, from the Campfire Cafe Cookbook

1/4 pound(s) bacon
1 medium onion
4 cloves garlic
4 cans navy beans
1 c strong black coffee
1/4 c dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
1 1/2 Tbsp Gulden’s brown mustard
1/2 c BBQ sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco Sauce
Salt and ground black pepper

Heat 12" Dutch oven over medium heat for 2 minutes, add bacon and cook until lightly browned. Stir in onion, cook until softened. Add garlic and stir. Add beans, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, mustard, BBQ sauce, and Tabasco. Bring to a low boil, then cover with lid and simmer about 1 hour over low heat on high hook. Kitchen directions: Bake at 400° for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350° for additional 35 minutes.

You can order Johnny Nix’s new cookbook and his specialty cookware at the Campfire Cafe online store.*

Big Daddy’s Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce

Now, I done bought two pork shoulders (weighing 'bout 17 lbs.) from Costco the other day and rubbed it down with a spicy rub and then went looking for a mustard-based BBQ sauce to use on them.

I found this sauce made by BigDaddy;

Big Daddy says, "This is Carolina style barbecue sauce." This means that it is vinegar and mustard based, as opposed to the ketchup and molasses based sauces of the mid and southwest. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors brings out the absolute best in grilled pork or chicken.

1 cup prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon liquid smoke (hickory flavoring)

Mix all except soy, butter and smoke. Simmer 30 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 more minutes.

blford's "Modified" Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce - Click Here for the Pics!

NOW, since I didn't have all the ingredients for Big Daddy's recipe, I decided to substitute a couple of the ingredients and create my own. My recipe came out this way;

1 cup prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chipotle powder
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
6 tablespoons butter

Mix all except butter. Simmer over live fire in smoker with 5 or 6 chunks of Hickory wood for approx. 30 - 45 minutes. Stir in butter and simmer until it thickens like a paste, say...for 20 to 30 more minutes.

This sauce is definitely sweet and tangy, but is also a very spicy BBQ sauce, but whooboy ain't it good!!! I cain't wait to taste the smoked pork shoulders with this sauce on 'em!!!

Well, the pork butts turned out just as awesome as I hoped they would. And, even though the the family doesn't enjoy spicy foods as much as I do, the pulled pork disappeared ASAP!!! I think that meant they liked it. :-)

Broccoli, Cheese and Onions

One Head of Broccoli (3 stalks), chopped
Half of a Vidalia Onion (Or Sweet Onion of Yer Choice), chopped
1/2 to 1 lb. of Mozzarella Cheese (Or Cheese of Yer choice)
Pinch of Salt
Coupla Dashes of Black Pepper (I like lots of Black Pepper in my recipes! <g>)
Coupla Dashes of both Sweet Paprika and Cayenne Pepper
Coupla Splashes of Milk to thin the Cheese a bit
Coupla Dashes of Garlic Powder (Didn't have no Fresh Garlic, me.)
Coupla Dashes of Hot Sauce (Or Hot Sauce of Yer Choice)
Butter (The More the Merrier!)

Add the Butter, Broccoli, Onion, and Seasonings to a pot and cook over Low Heat until the Broccoli and Onion just start to get tender 'round the's better being a bit al den'te, AFAIC.

Once the Veggies are cooked to yer liking, add yer cheese and melt. Again, over low heat.

Add Milk as needed to thin the mixture just a bit, but not too soupy, unless you want soup that is. :-)

Serve as soon as you can 'cause it's sooo good while it's still hot!!

I'd bet that by adding one can of Campbell's Soup...Broccoli or Onion would be good choices (Mushroom would be even better, but DW doesn't like Mushrooms. *sigh*), this would really kick it up a notch or three!!


Burnt Doggies w/Yeller Mustard & Onions

I tossed sum Hot Dogs on the grill and decided I'd fix sum Yeller Mustard & Sweet Texas Onion to go with them.

'Bout half a big ole Sweet Texas Onion, chopped (Or Yer Choice of Onion)
A coupla chunks of butter
A coupla dashes of:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder (Didn't have no Fresh Garlic, me)
  • Sweet Paprika

  • A coupla dashes of sum Hot Sauce (Yer Choice)
    And a coupla squirts of Yeller Mustard (Agin, Yer Choice)
    (Modify them spices as y'all see fit)

    Burn sum Doggy Buns on the grill as well (I prefer Potato Bread Buns).

    Add all them ingredients in a small pan and put on the grill with them dogs. Cook as long as you desire. Slather the mess all over them Doggies, Eat & Enjoy!

    Canned Baked Beans & Grilled Pork Chops

    So, I had a coupla Italian Dressing Smothered & Grilled Pork Chops leftover frum the other night and decided I needed to do sumthin' with 'em. I had to look through the cubbards to see whut I had to "fix" with them chops. I settled on a can of Bush's Maple Cured Bacon Baked Beans (...errr...the Darling Wife decided on them beans...). I jus' tossed everythin' else together and made dinner. :-)

    1 can Bush's Maple Cured Bacon Baked Beans
    1 Large Chunk of a Valdalia Onion (chopped)
    20 Grape Maters...more or less...(cut in half each...'cause they wuz there & I needed to do sumthin' wif 'em...)
    2 Large Italian Dressing Smothered & Grilled Pork Chops (cut into bite size pieces)
    Sum Black Pepper
    Sum Garlic Powder
    Sum Black Molasses (to cut the tartness of the Italian Dressing)
    Sum Ancho Chili Pepper Powder
    Sum Crystal Hot Pepper Sauce

    Dump everything into a large pot, stir constantly, and cook until thickened. Then eat.


    2 oz. Bacardi Dark Rum
    2 oz. hot water
    2/3 oz. lime juice
    1 tsp. brown sugar
    2 cloves
    1 cinnamon stick

    Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Strain into a footed mug.

    Homemade Kahlua

    2 ½ c. Sugar
    2 ½ c. Water
    13 tsp. Instant Coffee
    1 Lt. Vodka
    6 tsp. Vanilla (Or 1 Vanilla Bean Cut in Half)

    Mix Sugar, Water, Coffee together and bring to slow boil. Turn heat down and simmer 1 hour. Remove heat, cover liquid with plastic wrap.

    Let sit for 12 hours, then remove wrap (It will pick up film from the top.). Add Vodka and Vanilla, stir well.

    If Vanilla beans are used, the Kahlua should sit for at least four weeks before consuming.

    Miracle Whip Cake

    2 c. flour
    1 c. sugar
    Dash Salt
    4 tbsp. cocoa

    Mix together in a bowl.

    1 c. warm water
    1 c. Miracle Whip
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 ½ tsp. baking soda

    Add warm water in which baking soda has been mixed. Add Miracle Whip and vanilla. Combine well.

    Pour into a 9" square, greased, and floured pan.

    Bake 35 minutes at 350º.

    New England Baked Beans & Smoked Pork

    By Better Homes and Gardens...Circa 1987...Cain't find no link on their web site fer this recipe, me! Don't matter none since I done "tweaked" this recipe, me.

    1 lb. dry Navy or Great Northern Beans (2 ½ cups)
    ¼ lb. salt pork, cut up (Or LOTS more and whatever kinda pork y'all wants to add!! Smoked Pork Butts and Ribs are THE BEST!!)
    1 Large onion, chopped (1 cup...I like Vidalia or Sweet Texas, me!)
    ½ cup molasses
    ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. dry mustard
    ½ tsp. salt
    ⅛ tsp. black pepper
    And, if'n y'all wants some BBQ Baked beans, add 1 cup of yer favorite BBQ Sauce (Jus' remember that the BBQ Sauce y'all used on the Pork may be enough seasoning.)

    Oven Directions:
    Rinse beans. In a heavy 3-Qt saucepan (Dutch Oven) combine beans and 8 cups cold water. Soak least 12 hours.

    Add ½ tsp. salt and bring to boiling. Cover, reduce heat and simmer in water used for soaking until beans are tender.

    Drain beans, reserving liquid. In a 2½ Qt. Bean Pot or Casserole Dish combine the beans, salt pork, and onion. Stir in 1 cup of the reserved bean liquid, molasses, brown sugar, dry mustard, ½ tsp. salt, and pepper. Cover and bake in a 300º oven for 2½ hours or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Add additional reserved bean liquid, if necessary.

    Crock-Pot Directions:
    Rinse beans. In a heavy 3-Qt saucepan (Dutch Oven) combine beans, 8 cups cold water and ½ tsp. salt to boiling; Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 1½ hours. Pour beans and liquid into a bowl and cover. Chill overnight.

    Drain beans, reserving 1 cup liquid; Place in a Crock-Pot. Add 1 cop reserved liquid. Stir in salt pork, onion, molasses, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt and black pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 12 to 14 hours, stirring occasionally. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

    Smoked Pork & BBQ Baked Beans

    I had a big ole, fat, thick, smoked, and BBQ'd pork chop leftover and decided I wanted to add it to some Bush's BBQ Baked Beans. So I did. :-)

    1 can of Bush's BBQ Baked Beans
    1 big ole, fat, thick, smoked, and BBQ'd pork chop
    Summa Cindy & Mark's Secret BBQ Sauce (Dunno the ingredients, me, that's why it's a secret. Howsumever, use JGBFool's E. 10-SE Reel Hawt BBQ Sauce)

    Chop up the chop, add it to the beans, add as much sauce as desired, and cook over a low heat fer maybe an hour. Then Eat & Enjoy!

    Sportsman's Sauce - Original & Modified

    I've still got a li'l "Smoke Cooking Recipe Book" from Brinkman when I bought my El Cheapo Smoker way back when and "found" it the other day while organizin' stuff in the house...still.

    On page two it has a Sportsman's Recipe that I decide to give a whirl, with a coupla modifications.

    Original Sportsman's Recipe

    1 16 oz can tomato sauce
    1/4 cup Worcerstershire Sauce
    Juice from two limes
    1 12 oz bottle hot or regular catsup
    1/2 cup butter or margerine
    Louisiana hot sauce to taste (Tabasco)
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 finely chopped onion
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 bottle beer
    2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet Sauce
    1 tablespoon prepared mustard

    Mix together all ingredients and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Use as a dipping sauce or brush onto meat prior to or during cooking.

    I did not have all the ingredients lsited and wanted the sauce to be a little different anyways, so I modified it like this...

    blford's Sportsman's Spicy & Tangy BBQ Sauce

    1 12 oz can tomato sauce
    1/4 cup Worcerstershire Sauce
    4 tablespoons lime juice
    12 oz ketchup
    1/2 cup butter
    2 tablespoons Louisiana Hot Sauce
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
    1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon white pepper
    1/4 cup dehydrated onion
    1 teaspoon smoked garlic, chopped
    1 bottle Samuel Adams Boston Lager
    1 tablespoon prepared mustard
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup molasses
    1/2 cup cider vinegar

    I mixed everything together except for the last three ingredients; brown sugar, molasses and cider vinegar. I cooked this over in-direct heat on my El Cheapo Grill, with charcoal and a few chunks of Hickory wood, for about an hour and then tasted it. It tasted OK, but it wasn't what I wanted and it was too watery. I then decided to add the brown sugar, molasses and cider vinegar and cooked it for another 1 1/2 hours to reduce it down so it was sweeter and thicker like a BBQ sauce. That worked.

    Tangy, li'l sweet, li'l bite, tomato/beer flavored BBQ sauce.

    It tasted like it needed some beef, so I took a small (1 lb) package of stew meat out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw overnight. I separated the sauce into two Tupperware containers, each holding about 2 cups of sauce, put some plastic wrap over the top of the sauce in one of the containers to force the air out and tossed that one into the freezer. The second container I put in the fridge for use with the beef.

    As thick as I made this sauce, it would have performed better as a BBQ sauce, but I wanted to cook the stew meat in the sauce and had to thin it out a bit the next day with another half bottle of beer. I made a quick flour, salt, and black pepper dredge for the stew meat and cooked it over medium-high heat in some oil until they were browned. I then added the half bottle of beer and only half of the saved sauce into the pot and turned the heat down to a medium-low and let it simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour.

    I cooked some yellow rice and canned green beans for sides and woofed down my dinner before The Wife did hers. I didn't give her a lot of sauce because she doesn't like gravies and this recipe came out more like a gravy than a sauce. But she still liked it and it worked well as a gravy.

    Dump the meat and gravy over rice, smashed taters, pasta, biscuits, whatever y'all feels like. It'll work.

    Or, with the two thick cups of sauce I had, I could have thinned it down with a whole bottle of beer and cooked several pounds of beef with it. Mebbe even with some veggies added to it in a crock-pot even?? Yum!!

    Food Porn Pics

    BlueBerryHill recently gave me an awesome gift, a Cast Iron Dutch Oven!! I immediately put it to work makin' some homemade New England Baked Beans.

    Smoked Pork Butt slathered w/my very own "Modified" Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce

    Smoked Pork Loin

    BBQ'd Ribs

    Package of Pepper Sauces my Daughter bought me fer Christmas

    blford's Jokes & Funny Stuff

    What happens when you:
    1) Have Nothing To Do
    2) Own a Sharp Knife
    3) Have a Large Lime
    4) Own a Patient Cat
    5) Drink Too Much Tequila
    6) And It's Football Season?

    Converting a Baptist to Catholicism

    John Smith was the only Baptist to move into a large Catholic Neighborhood. On the first Friday of Lent, John was outside grilling a big Juicy steak on his grill.

    Meanwhile, all of his neighbors were eating cold tuna fish for supper.

    This went on each Friday of Lent. On the last Friday of Lent, the neighborhood men got together and decided that something had to be done about John, he was tempting them to eat meat each Friday of Lent, and they couldn't take it anymore.

    They decided to try to convert John to be a Catholic.

    They went over and talked to him and were so happy that he decided to join all of his neighbors and become a Catholic. They took him to church, and the Priest sprinkled some holy water over him and said, "You were born a Baptist, you were raised a Baptist, and now you are a Catholic."

    The men were so relieved, now their biggest Lenten temptation was resolved.

    The next year's Lenten season rolled around.

    The first Friday of Lent came, and just at supper time, when the neighborhood was sitting down to their tuna fish dinner, came the wafting smell of steak cooking on a grill.

    The neighborhood men could not believe their noses! WHAT WAS GOING ON!!??

    They called each other up and decided to meet over in John's yard to see if he had forgotten that it was the first Friday of Lent.

    The group arrived just in time see John standing over his grill sprinkling some water on his steak saying, "You were born a cow, you were raised a cow, and now you are a fish."

    A man and his wife were working in their garden one day.

    The man looks over at his wife and says: "Your butt is getting really big I mean really big. I bet your butt is bigger than the barbecue."

    With that he proceeded to get a measuring tape and measure the grill, then went over to where his wife was working and measured his wife's bottom. "Yes, I was right, your butt is two inches wider than the barbecue!!!" The woman chose to ignore her husband.

    Later that night in bed, the husband was feeling a little frisky. He made some advances towards his wife who completely brushes him off. "What's wrong?" he asks. She answers: "Do you really think I'm going to fire up this big-ass grill for one little weenie?

    Sayings that didn't quite make it in the Greeting Card Industry...

    My tire was thumping.

    I thought it was flat

    When I looked at the tire...

    I noticed your cat.



    Heard your wife left you,

    How upset you must be.

    But don't fret about it,

    She moved in with me.


    Looking back over the years

    that we've been together,

    I can't help but wonder...

    What the hell was I thinking?


    Congratulations on your wedding day!

    Too bad no one likes your husband.


    How could two people as beautiful as you,

    have such an ugly baby?


    I've always wanted to have,

    someone to hold,

    someone to love.

    After having met you...

    I've changed my mind.


    I must admit, you brought Religion into my life,

    I never believed in Hell until I met you.


    As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am...

    that you're not here to ruin it for me.


    I'm so miserable without you,

    it's almost like you're here.


    Congratulations on your promotion.

    Before you go,

    would you like to take this knife out of my back?

    You'll probably need it again.


    Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!

    (Available only in Tennessee, Kentucky & West Virginia)


    Happy birthday! You look great for your age.

    Almost lifelike even!


    When we were together,

    you always said you'd die for me.

    Now that we've broken up,

    I think it's time you kept your promise.


    We have been friends for a very long time...

    what do you say we stop?


    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

    Did you ever find out who the father was?


    So your daughter's a hooker,

    and it spoiled your day.

    Look at the bright side,

    it's really good pay.

    blford's Pics

    Dakota with Grandma Linda and Grandpa Bill

    My Darlin' M-I-L saw the old smoker that I was using durin' our Darlin' Son's high school graduation party and decided I needed a new one.
    Have I ever said how much I Love My DM-I-L!!?? :-)

    Old Smoker

    New Smoker

    Newest Smoker

    My BBQ Friends at TMF bought this for me 07/15/2009

    Our Current Three Children Still Living @ Home.


    Rusty a.k.a. "The Dog"

    Tigger a.k.a. "Fat Boy"

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