Today was a day to start off with a rib sticking hot breakfast to ward off the cold. Another weekend of cold weather and there is more snow on the way this afternoon.
Two weeks ago the Shirley Pit was smoking away with a few racks of ribs, both spares and baby backs. As always, when the smoker is rolling along we toss on enough to insure some tasty left overs are going to be stocking up the freezer.
Here is how we used one rack of the Midnight Espresso spares we smoked! The rack was wrapped after it was done and allowed to cool enough to pull all the meat off. The boneless meat was then vacuum packed and placed in the freezer for future use.
What was on the breakfast menu was Biscuits & Gravy - Tango Style!
I made the Tango Rib Meat gravy last night, let it cool then placed it in the refrigerater overnight. The meaty goodness was reheated it up this morning. Gravy is one of those magic foods which always tastes better then next day.
Tango’s Midnight Rib Meat Gravy!
1 lb Midnight Rib Meat / chopped fine / ground pork size-ish
2 TBS Bacon Fat
2 TBS Butter
1/3 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Beer
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 tsp Tango Spice Gravy Blend**
3 Cups Milk
Place rib meat and bacon fat in a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat, saute for 5 minutes as the meat is coated.
Add the butter, stir until melted, then add the flour and keep stirring until it is well incorporated.
Pour in the beer and stir until it gets to a paste-like consistency.
Add the heavy cream stir it all together.
Add 1 tsp of the Tango Gravy Blend**
Start adding the milk, a cup at a time, while stirring until it gets to the thickness you like.
This was served over homemade Southwest Fresca Biscuits - recipe for that soon!
**Tango Spice Gravy Blend
All Dried Spices
1 tsp Fennel Seed
1 tsp Celery Seed
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Cracked Rosemary
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Granulated Garlic
Place all in a food mill and process until almost powdered.
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Here’s a few more pics!
|Midnight Rib Meat & Bacon Fat!|
|Toss In Some Flour!|
|Pour In Your Beer!|
|Stir It All Up!|
|Midnight Rib Meat + Beer = Yum!|
|Add Cream & Milk|
|Gravy Spice Added!|
|Biscuits Are Done!|
|Time For Breakfast!|