I love Buffalo chicken wings, and anything Buffalo chicken wing-flavored. I like to keep shredded Buffalo chicken on hand so I can throw together a quick sandwich at any time with no fuss or trouble at all. I love the kick of the Buffalo sauce. I often cook Buffalo chicken in my Char-Broil Big Easy, but also love making a big batch in my slow cooker. Slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken is easy to make, smells fantastic all day long while it’s cooking, and can be used in a lot of ways.
Don’t be afraid to add more wing sauce as the chicken cooks if you think it’s getting too thick. Check on it every few hours just to be sure.
There’s no reason to make so-so pulled pork in your slow cooker. Give it some kick. Like my slow cooker fire-eater pulled pork. It’s got some kick. Fire-eater rub and hot sauce will wake up your taste buds, that’s for sure. Tender, moist pork makes for the perfect sandwich on a cold day.
I also ended up using this pulled pork in homemade hot pockets and on nachos. It’s great stuff, and can be used as just about any dish. Also try it on baked potatoes! Yummy!
I prefer Cholula original hot sauce in dishes like this fire-eater pulled pork. It’s spicy, but it’s not so overwhelmingly hot that you can’t still taste the dish.
Incredible flavor. Incredibly tender. Fantastic aroma. This slow cooker Mexican chicken has knocked my long-time easy go-to beef taco mixture off the podium and replaced it at #1. And rightfully so.
This is the perfect mixture for tacos, nachos, burritos, chimichangas, you name it. Anything. Heck you can throw it on a bun and serve it as a sandwich. Or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich for something totally different. I prefer using fire-roasted green chiles and tomatoes in dishes like this one. The roasting adds so much more flavor to the vegetables. I leave it up to you if you want to drain the tomatoes. I added the juices in since I wanted to make sure the chicken stayed very moist. I also wasn’t sure how many different ways I was going end up using the chicken. You can keep the juices and actually eat this as a soup. Just add some cheese and tortilla strips, and maybe a dollop of sour cream.
I love smoking chuck roast. It’s a cheap cut of meat that takes on great smoke flavor, while still having that great beefy taste. It’s usually fuss-free and doesn’t take too long to cook until fall-apart tender. I’ve done a few variations before, including a Cajun-style chuck roast to an incredible smoked pot roast. This smoked pepper stout beef is as great as any I’ve ever made. Great peppery flavor with a hint of the beer and incredibly tender. Perfect on a sandwich or by itself with mashed potatoes. For our simple pepper stout beef on-a-bun sandwiches I mixed up a batch of creamy horseradish sauce. The sauce is incredible, with just a hint of horseradish. It goes perfectly with any beef-based sandwich. I added a few slices of provolone, which continue that slight smoky flavor you’ll get from the sandwich. You could also serve the au jus on the side, serving the sandwiches up as a take on a French dip. Perfect!
1 (4 ounce) can chopped jalapenos (not pickled, or substitute 3-4 large fresh jalapenos, chopped)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 (12 ounce) bottle Guinness Extra Stout
Fire up your smoker for cooking 225 - 250 F. Use a light wood such as hickory.
Season the beef heavily with salt and pepper. Don't be shy with the pepper.
Smoke until the beef reaches 165 F.
Add remaining ingredients to an aluminum pan and place the beef on top. Cover with foil and continue smoking until the internal temperature reaches 200-205 F, or the beef is completely fall-apart tender.
Remove from smoker and let cook slightly before shredding the beef.
Pour the sauce from the pan through a sieve and transfer to a pot. Add the beef and simmer until slightly thickened.
This week is Buffalo Chicken Week in our house. I often do ‘theme weeks’ for dinner. Like the other week when I smoked a few turkey breasts. That week we had a few different turkey sandwiches and smoked turkey Cobb salads. So this week we’ll be having something with Buffalo chicken in it every night. Now, don’t think we’ll be bored of Buffalo chicken by the end of the week either. I’ll make sure each dish is different, from Buffalo chicken flat-bread pizzas to grilled cheese sandwiches loaded with Buffalo chicken.
Well, since it is Buffalo Chicken Week, I need Buffalo chicken. And plenty of it. And when I think chicken, I think of my Char-Broil Big Easy oil-less fryer. It really doesn’t get any easier for cooking poultry. For this Buffalo chicken all I had to do was marinate the chicken and drop it into the cooker. Soon after, the chicken was done. The meat was incredibly moist and tender (the Big Easy is great for that) with a nice Buffalo chicken flavor. I shredded the meat and mixed in a few more splashes of Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce and I was ready for a week of great Buffalo chicken recipes.
The Big Easy is a great way to make a lot of chicken at once. I cooked 4 very large bone-in chicken breasts, and could’ve easily fit another 4 (if I’d bought more) onto the cooker.
Wow. Just wow. I admit, I usually make quick tacos when I’m making tacos. Ya know the kind. Brown some ground beef with taco seasoning. Add some taco sauce. Boom. Done. And good.
Well, that version is good. This version is outstanding. Sure it takes a day to make the beef, but man is it ever worth it. The meat comes out unbelievably flavorful and tender and juice. It has a bit of a kick, but not so much that your I-don’t-like-heat friends won’t like it. There’s nothing it isn’t good on, from tacos to nachos to quesadillas to burritos to whatever.
If you’re looking for a great spicy sauce to top your nachos (or tacos) with, try our Southwestern sauce. It really goes well with this shredded beef.
A place called Gumbo A Go-Go opened recently here in Indy . I’ve eaten there several times and have become totally addicted to their Datwich, a spicy shredded chicken sandwich. This is my first attempt at trying to match it. I can’t say I did, however, I did end up with a delicious sandwich anyways!I will try again to duplicate the Datwich. I think I’m very close. Next time I’ll omit the tomatoes, add some broth, and more garlic! Until then I’m going to chow down on this spicy good sandwich!