• THE Smoked BBQ Ribs

    THE Smoked BBQ Ribs

    This recipe will give you the best ribs you have had in your life! If you don't have a smoker and don't want to muck up your bbq burning wood on it like I used to (sorry Dwayne), you can alternatively cook them in the oven and finish them on the BBQ to get some grill action on them. 


    1 rack pork back ribs, membrane removed
    1 bottle Side Hustle My Big Fat American BBQ Rub
    1/4 cup apple juice
    1 bottle of your favourite BBQ sauce
    Tinfoil for wrapping
    1. If using a smoker, preheat it to 285F and get the smoke going. If an oven is how you're going to be doing this, preheat to the same temperature and set oven rack in the middle. 
    2. Coat rack of ribs liberally with rub on both sides, starting with the bottom and flipping over to coat the top. 
    3. Place ribs in smoker and allow to cook on smoke for 1 hour, if using the oven do the same but on a baking sheet. 
    4. After 1 hour, remove ribs from smoker or oven, place on a large sheet of tinfoil and add the apple juice. Fold tinfoil over the ribs and place in oven or smoker at 285F for 2 more hours. 
    5. Take ribs out of the oven or smoker and remove tinfoil. Test for tenderness with a small pairing knife, the knife should pierce the meat easily or you can just cut off an outside rib off and eat it like I do. If they are where you want them to be, brush with BBQ sauce and either place back in oven for 10 minutes or throw them on your grill for those sweet sweet grill marks everyone loves. Either way, these are going to be tasty! Serve with potato salad, BBQ baked beans and corn on the cob for a true BBQ experience. 
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  • The Most Delicious Meatballs Ever Made (by me)

    The Most Delicious Meatballs Ever Made (by me)
    Everyone likes spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, so why not make them yourself and know what’s going into your belly. These take no time to make and there will be extra to have as leftovers or freeze for another time. 



    1/2lb medium ground beef
    1/2lb ground pork
    1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    1/3 cup milk or water
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon Side Hustle Eh Oh, Fugget Aboutit! 
    1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
    2. Combine breadcrumbs with milk or water, egg, salt, cheese and seasoning. Stir vigorously to combine thoroughly.  
    3. When breadcrumbs are mixed, combine with the ground beef and pork and mix well. Portion into balls using an ice cream scoop or eyeball them with your hands to make them the same size. 
    4. Place meatballs on the parchment lined baking sheet with some space between each so there is even heat distribution. Cook them on the middle rack for 14 minutes. 
    5. Remove the balls from the oven and place into your favourite pasta sauce and simmer on low to keep warm until your pasta is ready. Serve with your favourite noodles and top with parmesan or pecorino cheese. 


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