Barbecue Benedict
Grilled Greek Salad Pita with Beef Brisket
Barbecue Beef Brisket

(Family Features) Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer.

A traditional Barbecued Beef Brisket prepared low and slow over a charcoal grill is sure to be a crowd pleaser for a backyard tailgate or a casual gathering with friends. Leftovers can help warm up a cool morning with a decadent serving of Barbecue Benedict, and you can look forward to a Grilled Greek Salad Pita with Beef Brisket for a tasty midday meal.

As any grill master knows, achieving grilling greatness begins with a charcoal fire. These recipes, created by world champion pitmaster Chris Lilly, showcase how Kingsford® Charcoal can help you achieve an authentic smoky flavor that will delight the taste buds of your family and friends. Each briquet contains natural ingredients and real wood for a delicious cookout every time.

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Barbecue Benedict


  • 1 white onion cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • Onion Marinade
  • Barbecue Benedict Sauce
  • 3 English muffins cut in half
  • 1 pound leftover beef brisket
  • 6 poached eggs
  • Onion Marinade:
  • 9 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 6 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Barbecue Benedict Sauce:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce


  1. In small bowl, mix onion marinade ingredients. Pour marinade into resealable plastic bag and add onion strips. Let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. For sauce, place egg yolks, vinegar and water into stainless steel bowl and vigorously whip until mixture is thickened and doubled in volume. Place bowl over sauce pan containing barely simmering water (just below boil), making sure bottom of bowl does not touch water. Whisk continuously, making sure eggs don’t get too hot or they will scramble. Very slowly drizzle melted butter into mixture while whisking rapidly until mixture thickens and doubles in volume. Remove from heat and stir in remaining sauce ingredients.
  3. Build charcoal fire for direct grilling. Place onion strips in grill basket and cook directly over hot coals (approximately 450°F), stirring often for 5 minutes or until onions brown and start to soften. Remove onions from grill and set aside.
  4. Place English muffin halves directly over hot coals for 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove each from grill and top with leftover beef brisket, grilled onions and a poached egg. Drizzle with Barbecue Benedict Sauce.


Preparation Time:
45 minutes

Cook Time:
7 minutes

Grilled Greek Salad Pita with Beef Brisket


Greek Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Kalamata olives, minced
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Pita Filling
  • 4 pita bread rounds, cut in half forming 8 pockets
  • 1 cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 pound leftover beef brisket


  1. In small bowl combine all Greek dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Build charcoal fire for direct grilling. Place pita bread directly over hot coals (approximately 450°F) and cook for 1 minute on each side or until grill marks are visible. Place cucumbers, whole tomato and onion directly over hot coals (approximately 450°F) and cook, turning once, for 4 minutes or until they brown and start to soften.
  3. Remove vegetables from grill and dice. Place vegetables into medium bowl and stir in dressing. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before adding romaine lettuce and feta cheese.
  4. Fill each pita pocket with leftover beef brisket and grilled Greek salad.

8 stuffed pitas

Preparation Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
6 minutes

Barbecue Beef Brisket


  • 1 beef brisket flat (5-6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon base
  • Dry Rub
  • 1 cup beef broth
Dry Rub
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander


  1. Build a charcoal fire with Kingsford charcoal for indirect cooking by situating coals on only one side of grill, leaving other side void.
  2. Cover entire brisket with beef bouillon base. In small bowl, mix dry rub ingredients and coat brisket with rub. When cooker reaches 225°F, place brisket on void side of grill and close lid. Cook for 4 hours, until internal temperature reaches 160-170°F.
  3. Remove brisket from grill and place in shallow baking dish or disposable aluminum pan. Pour beef broth over brisket and cover pan with aluminum foil. Place baking dish in cooker for an additional 1-2 hours, until internal temperature reaches 185°F.
  4. Remove baking dish from grill and let meat rest undisturbed for 20-30 minutes. Slice brisket across grain and serve.

8-10 servings

Preparation Time:
30 minutes

Cook Time:
5-6 hours

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The iPad free summer

August 5, 2015

in Lifestyle

My love of technology began early. I had an IBM PC Jr. and an Atari 2600. I was in heaven. Between Ghostbusters and Space Invaders I was never lacking in electronic entertainment. I don’t want to brag, but I have almost saved the princess in Super Mario Bros. and almost made it to the final boss in Gauntlet. I can probably almost beat you in Mortal Kombat.
Video games and computers morphed into Kindles and iPads. Combining technology and books? Sign me up. Make it portable? I can’t imagine anything better. Want to buy me a gift? Skip diamonds and jewelry. Buy me a gadget with buttons.
My love of all things electronic trickled down to my children. It started innocently enough with a website called Starfall that teaches kids the alphabet and reading skills. Then we got a Wii and it was downhill from there. When my oldest son was 4 years old, he beat Mario Kart. He finished the final lap of the final race and the credits rolled across the screen. He looked at me and said, “I guess the game gave up.”
A little over a year ago, both my sons got iPad minis.
And Minecraft happened. And YouTube. Technology had them completely in it’s grasp. Being a single working mom at the time, I let them play on the iPads when I had to work at home. Then I started working from home full time and a full blown iPad addiction was born. They couldn’t focus on anything but their games. I let it get way out of hand.
The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that “kids ages 8-18 now spend about seven and half hours per day consuming electronic entertainment. On average, they watch about four hours of television or video, spend two hours playing video games, and surf the internet for over an hour. Because many children often use multiple devices simultaneously, a typical child mayspend a combined total of more than 10 hours daily entertaining themselves with electronics.”
So this summer, we went iPad and electronic free. My kids haven’t touched video game systems or iPads all summer. They haven’t been allowed to watch YouTube videos. Instead they built with Legos, played outside. Invented new ways to play tag and hide-and-seek like Zombie tag and hide-and-seek in the dark. Without flashlights. I even put my own iPad away this summer. I couldn’t go completely technology free because I do have a job, but I did during leisure time.
My kids learned to have an imagination again. They have been much more responsible with household chores, interact more with the rest of the family, made friends with other kids in the neighborhood, and have generally become better people overall.
I would challenge anyone to try putting down technology for a while. Disconnect from gadgets and reconnect with your family and friends. I think you will be pleased with the results.

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