Walking BBQ

There are a few food shows on TV that I cannot miss. Even though it’s not a cooking show, I just love Carnival Eats. The host, Noah Cappe, is quite funny and entertaining. I think he may have the perfect job: travelling around and enjoying the crazy foods he finds at fairs and carnivals. Like this Walking BBQ. This is a take on the classic Walking Tacos, which are bags of Fritos topped with taco meat. Walking BBQ consists of Fritos topped with… yep… you guessed it… BBQ.
Walking BBQThere aren’t any laws for what you can and cannot put in your Walking BBQ. I kept mine traditional, with just some leftover smoked pulled pork, homemade BBQ sauce, canned baked beans, and homemade slaw. It’s fun to eat and tasty at the same time. Win!

Also try my fantastic chili-in-a-bag!

Walking BBQ

Note: I like to turn the Fritos bag on it's side and cut off the top side. It gives you more of an opening to get to the deliciousness inside.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Fritos chips bags tops of bags cut off
  • Pulled pork BBQ
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce warmed
  • Baked beans warmed
  • Your favorite slaw

Instructions

  • Open the bags.
  • Spoon in the pork, sauce, beans and slaw.
  • Grab a fork and walk around enjoying your grub!

Salami Chips with White Bean Dip

Salami chips with a white bean dip are a dangerously tempting thing. Crunchy meaty yummy. It’d be difficult to make them even better, but you can by serving them with a roasted garlic white bean dip. The creamy dip (almost like a hummus) compliments the salami perfectly. This makes for a great easy appetizer or snack for the big game.
Salami Chips with White Bean DipMost grocery stores sell a variety of different styles of salami. Grab a few different flavors and mix them up on the plate. Many salamis have a very thick casing, which not all people enjoy. You can remove it quite easily after slicing the salami thin.

Also try my smoked glazed salami.

Salami Chips with White Bean Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the white bean dip

  • 1 whole head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 14 ounce can Great Northern white beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water

For the salami chips

  • 4 ounces salami sliced thin

Instructions

For the white bean dip

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  • Cut top off the garlic and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.
  • Wrap in foil and place in oven for 40-45 minutes or until soft.
  • Remove and let cool slightly.
  • Squeeze garlic from the cloves and add to a food processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
  • Serve with the salami chips.

For the salami chips

  • Place salami on a parchment-lined baking sheet or on a rack over a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 or until starting to crisp and curl at the edges.
  • Remove and let cool and crisp more.

Dallas Burgers

My rule for sandwiches also applies to burgers: The messier, the better. One glance at these unbelievably messy Dallas burgers and you know they are going to be crazy good. You know that all sorts of wonderful things are going to run down your forearm when you pick them up. You know you’ll be scraping yummy goodness off your plate with your fingers (ok, use potato chips for scraping if you wish).

Wondering why I put the cheese on the bun bottom instead of on top of the meat (and believe me, there’s some in there)? To keep the bun from getting so soggy you end up an open-faced burger, eating with a knife and fork. No, the cheese won’t get all melty gooey down there, but the trade-off is worth it to me.
Dallas BurgersI used your pretty-much-standard deli slaw on these Dallas burgers, but a broccoli slaw or even a jalapeno slaw would be just as great. Or try my roasted poblano slaw.

Also try my Oklahoma fried onion burgers.

Dallas Burgers

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef formed into 6-8 patties
  • Garlic salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6-8 hamburger buns
  • 6-8 slices extra sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 pound prepared coleslaw you may have a bit leftover to serve on the side
  • Dill pickle slices
  • Potato chips

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill.
  • Season beef patties with garlic salt and black pepper.
  • Cook burgers as desired and toast the buns if you wish.
  • Assemble burgers by placing cheese on bun bottom (I prefer the cheese underneath the patties to help keep the bun from getting soggy, but you're certainly welcome to put the cheese on top!).
  • Add the pattie, BBQ sauce, a good spoonful of slaw, a few pickle slices and some chips.
  • Serve with lots of paper towels.
  • Shape your ground beef into 6 patties. Make in indention in the middle of each patty. This helps the patty to end up cooking nice and flat, rather than getting all puffy in the center.
  • Liberally season both sides of the patty with garlic salt and pepper. If the garlic salt scared you, just go with regular salt.
  • Grill the patties until fully cooked.
  • Add the slices of cheese to the patties and allow to melt. Remove patties from the grill.
  • Assemble burgers on the buns and top with the remaining ingredients.