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Shot in the Dark Pork Steaks

Shot in the Dark Pork Steaks
Ingredients
1 ½” thick cut pork steaks
Shot in the Dark How ‘Bout Them Apples Rub

Aluminum Foil Wrap
Apple Juice
Brown Sugar
BBQ Sauce
Butter

Directions
Coat both sides of pork steaks with apple rub, let set to room temperature (about 20-30 mins.). Grill/smoke pork steaks to 145 degrees internal temp. For wrap layer Butter, brown sugar and bbq sauce on foil, mix together. Lay pork steak on mixture, repeat mixture on top of pork steak. Add ¼ C of apple juice to each wrap, not pouring over the pork steak to ensure mixture does not wash off. Wrap tightly and return to grill. For Steam until tender (200 internal temp, or desired tenderness)

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Shot in the Dark Cinnamon Chipotle Crinkle Cookies

Shot in the Dark Cinnamon Chipotle Crinkles
Ingredients
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons Askinosie cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
4T Shot in the Dark Cinnamon Chipotle
powdered sugar for rolling

Directions
Add the chocolate chips and butter to a small saucepan set over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla and set aside.
Beat the sugar and eggs until thick and smooth. Add the melted chocolate; mix to combine.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon chipotle and baking powder. Mix until combined. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until firm – about 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. Pour the powdered sugar into a shallow dish.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll the balls in the powdered sugar, coating them completely. Arrange the balls on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until just set.

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Shot in the Dark Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Shot in the Dark Candied Bacon
Ingredients
1/3 C light brown sugar
1 t Shot in the Dark Candied Bacon Rub
8 Slices of Apple Wood Smoked Bacon

Directions
1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees F.
2. Mix the brown sugar and Candied Bacon Rub. Dredge each bacon slice on both sides through the sugar mixture.
3. Line pan with aluminum foil then place the bacon on a baking pan with sides. Place a second baking pan on top of the bacon. This will help keep the bacon flat and ensure even baking. Bake for 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your bacon. Place on a paper towel or baking wire rack to drain the excess fat.

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Strawberry Fields Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Strawberry Fields Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Strawberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken
Cook time 25 min.
Ingredients

Chicken
4 chicken breast thin sliced, boneless , skinless
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 ½ T Shot in the Dark Strawberry Fields Rub
Sprinkle Shot in the Dark Small Caliber Rub

Glaze
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 T honey
1 T Dijon Mustard
3 ½ T Shot in the Dark Strawberry Fields Rub
2 cups strawberries tops stem chopped off and sliced
1 tsp corn starch

Instructions
Chicken
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl whisk together the 2 ½ T Strawberry Fields and balsamic vinegar.
Place the chicken breasts in a pyrex baking dish. Sprinkle them with the Small Caliber rub. Then pour the marinade over the chicken breast. Turn the chicken to coat. If you have time let the chicken marinate for up to 2 hours.
Place the chicken in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the glaze.

Glaze
In a medium sized sauce pan combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon and Strawberry Fields. Bring it to a boil. Then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer about 10 minutes, uncovered.
After ten minutes you may find the mixture is still thin not a syrup like texture. In a small cup or bowl add a dash of water to the teaspoon of cornstarch (almost like a tablespoon of water) and whisk it together before adding it to saucepan. Once you add the cornstarch to the saucepan whisk to combine. Let it simmer another 2 minutes you will notice the mixture will get thicker.
Add in the strawberries. Let it simmer another 3 more minutes. You will see the strawberries start to break down a bit. Then turn off the heat.
Add baked chicken to a platter or a plate. Spoon the strawberry glaze over the chicken. Serve with greens such as spinach or kale.

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Just Add Protein Sliders

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Just Add Protein Sliders
Ingredients:
1 lb Ground Chuck
2 T Shot in the Dark Just Add Protein
8 (3”) buns or rolls split in half
2-3 T Mayonnaise
1t Shot in the Dark Tomato Horseradish Dip Mix

Directions
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees F.

Combine mayonnaise and dip mixture, mixing well, place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and place the ground chuck in the middle of the pan. Cover the meat with a large sheet of plastic wrap. Roll meat with a rolling pin until it covers the surface of the pan; it should be very thin. Remove the plastic wrap, and sprinkle the meat with the Shot in the Dark Just Add Protein. Fold the meat in half, from side to side, using the parchment paper. Use a pizza wheel to cut the meat into 8 even squares.

Wrap the buns in foil and place in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the burgers on the griddle and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Remove the buns from the oven. Spread a small amount of mayonnaise on each bun and top with the burger and any other condiments, as desired. Serve immediately.

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French Toast Sprinkle Recipe

French Toast
French Toast Casserole

French Toast Sprinkle Casserole
READY IN 8 HRS 50 MINS. SERVES 6-8
INGREDIENTS
• 10cups bread cubes- (cut homemade Brioche into about 1-inch cubes)
• 1(8 ounce) package maple pecan cream cheese
• 3 -4 tablespoons Shot in the Dark French Toast Sprinkle
• 4 Tablespoons Sugar
• 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
• 8 large eggs, slightly beaten
• 2 1/8 cup half-and-half cream
• 1⁄2 cup maple praline syrup
• powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
1. Place the bread cubes in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
2. In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese with Shot in the Dark French Toast Sprinkle, sugar, vanilla extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
3. Add in eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
4. Add in half and half cream, maple syrup; beat until well combined.
5. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish, using a fork or spoon gently lifting the cubes so that they coat evenly with the egg mixture.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
7. Next morning set oven to 375°F.
8. Remove the dish from the fridge and let sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
9. Bake uncovered for about 45-50 minutes or until set and a golden brown color.
10. Pour more maple syrup over and sprinkle with French Toast Sprinkle.
BRIOCHE INGREDIENTS
• 3large eggs
• 1⁄2cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
• 1⁄3cup milk (70º to 80ºF)
• 3tablespoons water (70º to 80ºF)
• 3⁄4teaspoon Fleur de Sel Vanilla salt
• 3cups bread flour
• 2tablespoons Vanilla sugar
• 1 1⁄2teaspoons bread machine yeast
DIRECTIONS
1. Measure all ingredients into bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer.
2. Process on sweet or basic/white bread cycle; use light or medium/normal crust color setting.
3. Remove bread from pan; cool on wire rack.

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Shot in the Dark French Toast Casserole

French Toast
French Toast Casserole

French Toast Sprinkle Casserole
READY IN 8 HRS 50 MINS. SERVES 6-8
INGREDIENTS
• 10cups bread cubes- (cut homemade Brioche into about 1-inch cubes)
• 1(8 ounce) package maple pecan cream cheese
• 3 -4 tablespoons Shot in the Dark French Toast Sprinkle
• 4 Tablespoons Sugar
• 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
• 8 large eggs, slightly beaten
• 2 1/8 cup half-and-half cream
• 1⁄2 cup maple praline syrup
• powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
1. Place the bread cubes in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
2. In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese with Shot in the Dark French Toast Sprinkle, sugar, vanilla extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
3. Add in eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
4. Add in half and half cream, maple syrup; beat until well combined.
5. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish, using a fork or spoon gently lifting the cubes so that they coat evenly with the egg mixture.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
7. Next morning set oven to 375°F.
8. Remove the dish from the fridge and let sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
9. Bake uncovered for about 45-50 minutes or until set and a golden brown color.
10. Pour more maple syrup over and sprinkle with French Toast Sprinkle.
BRIOCHE INGREDIENTS
• 3large eggs
• 1⁄2cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
• 1⁄3cup milk (70º to 80ºF)
• 3tablespoons water (70º to 80ºF)
• 3⁄4teaspoon Fleur de Sel Vanilla salt
• 3cups bread flour
• 2tablespoons Vanilla sugar
• 1 1⁄2teaspoons bread machine yeast
DIRECTIONS
1. Measure all ingredients into bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer.
2. Process on sweet or basic/white bread cycle; use light or medium/normal crust color setting.
3. Remove bread from pan; cool on wire rack.

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2018 Competition BBQ Schedule

Competition BBQ Team

Date Event-Location
April 27-28, 2018 Smok’n in the Park Smithton, IL
May 25-26, 2018 Red, White and Bar-B-Q (Day 1)Westmont, IL
May 26-27, 2018 Red, White and Bar-B-Q (Day 2)Westmont, IL
June 1-2, 2018 Arcadia BBQ Battle Arcadia, MO
June 22-23, 2018 Pig & Swig Ballpark Village St. Louis, MO
June 29-30, 2018 Portageville Community Day Portagevill, MO
July 13-14, 2018 Que in the Park Festus, MO
July 28-29, 2018 Smokin’ on Main St. Collinsville, IL
August 4-5, 2018 Get Your Lick on Route 66 Eureka, MO
August 11-12, 2018 Chillin and Grillin Marine, IL
August 17-18, 2018 Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest Cape Girardeau, MO
September 7-8, 2018 Rock Road BBQ Battle St. Ann, MO
September 21-22, 2018 Farmington Fall Fest Farmington, MO
September 28-30, 2018 Wildwood BBQ Bash Grover, MO
October 19-20, 2018 Festus Country Fair & BBQ Competition Festus, MO
October 26-27, 2018 Oran Jaycees Cookin’ for the Cause Oran, MO
November 3-4, 2018 Veterans Honor Que Columbia, IL