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Sausage BBQ Meat Balls

Sausage BBQ Meat Balls

Need a quick and easy last-minute appetizer? These Sausage BBQ Meatballs from Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens are a great game day snack and don't require a ton of effort to get their smokey and delicious flavors perfect. 
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Fire Roasted Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Fire Roasted Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

What goes better with game day than chips and salsa? Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens made his own homemade fire roasted salsa and chips to snack on while watching his Chicago Bears move down the field.
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Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies on the grill? Yes, you read that correctly. This Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens of Certified Creole BBQ has a smokey twist that makes them addictive. 
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Lil J's Grilled Chicago Chili

Lil J's Grilled Chicago Chili

Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens took his tried and true chili recipe to the grill for a new twist on a classic by smoking the meat and charring all the veggies to give it a unique flavor.

 

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Jalapeño Bacon Blanket Poppers

Jalapeño Bacon Blanket Poppers

Char-Griller ambassador James Llorens of @certified.creole.bbq made this Jalapeño Bacon Blanket Poppers recipe when he was looking forward to the college football playoff. This recipe is perfect for people who don't like too much bacon on their poppers! 
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Grilled Arrachera Pita

Grilled Arrachera Pita

Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens adapted this recipe from another Char-Griller recipe. Quick, fast and perfect for a quick weeknight meal, this recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. 
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Mrs. CCBBQ Mac N' Cheese

Mrs. CCBBQ Mac N' Cheese

Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens of @certified.creole.bbq doesn't do all the grilling at home. His wife isn't shy about firing up the smoker and experimenting with new recipes like this delicious Mac n' Cheese recipe that is perfect for feeding a crowd. 

Instructions:

1. Heat smoker/grill to 350°

Tip: For a lingering and not overwhelming smoke, add the pecan chunk on top the grill grate over the fire/charcoal.

2. Add the 8 double bacon slices to a baking sheet. Lightly season one side of the bacon with Cajun/Creole seasoning. Only one side so its not to salty.

Tip:  Using a baking sheet allows for easy handling and less grill grate mess.

3. Place bacon in the smoker/grill: offset it opposite side of the fire/charcoal & wood chunk. Rotate once to allow for even cooking. 

4. Remove when golden brown or after 25 minutes.

5. Chop up into small bits and set aside. 

6. Boil water, add pasta & cook until al dente. Set aside.

7. To make the Roux: turn heat on side burner to medium and melt the butter.

8. Add small amounts of flour while whisking. Continue to whisk for 3-5 minutes until a darker color.

9. In this order, add milk, add heavy whipping cream, add milk, add ground mustard and continue to stir for 5 minutes or until thick.

10. Turn heat to medium-low. 

11. Remove ¼ cup of roux. Using a separate bowl add the roux to the battered egg and whisk vigorously for 30 seconds then add and whisk it back into to the roux. 

12. Add cheeses to the roux and melt down until it turns into a liquid. Leave a small amount on the side to top prior to baking.

13. Add Salt: ½ tsp, Black Pepper: ½ tsp, Ground Cayenne Pepper: ¼ tsp, Cajun/Creole Seasoning: ½ tbs, Paprika: 1 tsp to the liquid cheese and stir into the cheese.

14. Add pasta to the cheese and mix thoroughly.

15. Butter coat a high temperature dish and add the mac n’ cheese. Top with cheese and pecan smoked bacon. Cover with a lid.

16. Heat gas grill to 350° and bake for 40 minutes.

17. Remove and enjoy.

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Fresh Garlic Parsley Butter Salmon

Fresh Garlic Parsley Butter Salmon

This quick, easy and delicious Garlic Parsley Butter Salmon recipe is a hit in Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens' house. Made hot and fast in a cast iron, it's sure to be a hit in your home too.
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Smoked n' Sauced Turkey Wings and Legs

Smoked n' Sauced Turkey Wings and Legs

Think you can only get those awesome smoked turkey legs at the fair? Think again. This Smoked and Sauced Turkey Wings and Legs recipe from Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens gives you the same epic flavor right in your backyard. 
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Smoked & Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Smoked & Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens of Certified Creole BBQ embraced the Halloween spirit and made this Smoked & Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe. It's a recipe close to his heart and a family tradition.
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Mini Smash Burgers

Mini Smash Burgers

Ambassador James Llorens used his cast iron hot plate from the kitchen stove on his grill to make this quick and delicious smash burgers recipe on his Char-Griller Hybrid.
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Chicken Lollipops

Chicken Lollipops

Chicken Lollipops might look like something only an experienced chef can make, but they are easier than you think. This Chicken Lollipops recipe has easy to follow steps that will make the perfect Lollipops every time. 
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Creole Italiano Spaghetti and Smoked Meatballs

Creole Italiano Spaghetti and Smoked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs are a classic for a reason, everybody loves them! Ambassador James Llorens of Certified Creole BBQ used his whole Hybrid Grill to make this Spaghetti and Smoked Meatballs Recipe all the way down to cooking the spaghetti and smoking the meatballs.
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Texas Brisket

Texas Brisket

Char-Griller Ambassador James Llorens of Certified Creole BBQ gives us his secret recipe, tips, and tricks to making the perfect Texas Brisket. 
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Creole Smothered Chicken

Creole Smothered Chicken

Char-Griller Ambassador Certified Creole BBQ shares his family's classic comfort food. This Creole Smothered Chicken recipe is super flavorful and a great dish for the whole family.
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Certified Creole Ynot Beef n’ Bacon Jerky

Certified Creole Ynot Beef n’ Bacon Jerky

If you're already making jerky, why not test it out with ALL the meats? Certified Creole BBQ took this to heart and tested out making jerky out of Bottom Flat Steak, Skirt Steak and Bacon. He used three different seasoning methods too! Learn how to make jerky in your charcoal grill with this beef jerky recipe. 
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Certified Creole Grilled Chicken n’ Sausage Filé Gumbo

Certified Creole Grilled Chicken n’ Sausage Filé Gumbo

Filé Gumbo is a basic but deep tradition dish in our French Creole culture. This was the first time I’ve made Gumbo outdoors on the grill. It’s something I know I’ll do again.
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Certified Holiday Mesquite Smoked Ham

Certified Holiday Mesquite Smoked Ham

Ham is the quintessential Holiday dish. Served all over the country, almost all of the hams are going to look the same. Switch it up this holiday season by taking your Ham to the next level with Certified Creole BBQ's method!

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Certified Pork Butt

Certified Pork Butt

Certified Creole BBQ does it again with his Certified Pork Butt recipe. Slow smoked, generously seasoned, and shredded, this pork...
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5-Minute Avocado Dip

5-Minute Avocado Dip

This Avocado Dip is easy and delicious. The lime gives it a bright zest and the cilantro adds and essential...
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Arrachera/Skirt Steak Tacos

Arrachera/Skirt Steak Tacos

Can every night be taco night? These fast and delicious beer brined tacos are a fast and easy dinner that...
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Shrimp Po' Boy with Garlic Parsley Butter

Shrimp Po' Boy with Garlic Parsley Butter

INSTRUCTIONS Garlic Parsley Butter 1. Combine 4 cloves chopped garlic, 1/3 C. chopped parsley, Kosher salt and butter in a...
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Garlic Butter

Garlic Butter

This Garlic Butter is simple and packs a huge flavor punch. #TeamCharGriller Ambassador James Llorens made this garlic butter to...
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Cowboy Steak with Asparagus and Onion

Cowboy Steak with Asparagus and Onion

#TeamCharGriller Ambassador James Llorens took innovation to the next level with this Cowboy Steak recipe. He decided to use the...
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Fresh Garlic Parsley Butter

Fresh Garlic Parsley Butter

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly by hand with gloves.Tip: Do not use margarine.2. Place bowl...
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Creole Smokin' Fried Wings

Creole Smokin' Fried Wings

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Coat wings in even layer with olive oil in a large bowl or plastic bag2. Season with Creole,...
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Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites

Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Pre-heat grill to 350°2. Slice kielbasa into 1” pieces or same size as the bacon strip. 3. Wrap bacon...
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Turkey Tips

Turkey Tips

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Season cubed turkey breast with Chicken BBQ Rub, or your favorite rub and salt and pepper, to taste....
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