How To Get The Best Deals On BBQ Grills

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Who can ever say no to promos, discount coupons and sales? Times are hard and we all want to get the most out of our hard-earned money. With that said, getting a new appliance, gadget and what-nots for 80% (or less) of their original price is a treat that we all unsurprisingly enjoy. In the case of purchasing barbecue grills, I’m pretty sure that most of you are looking for something that’s not only affordable but also one that you can use and rely on for a lot of years. There are so many brands, types and models to choose from and the problem with having so many options is that it’s harder to pick that one you’ll invest your money on. So if you want to get the best deals on barbecue grills, just follow these tips.

  1. Check online reviews.

If you want to find out more about the efficiency and quality of the grills you’re eyeing for, check online reviews. Customers love sharing their stories about their experiences on different products so take advantage of all the information available in the World Wide Web. You’ll definitely get ideas on which is the best to buy; which is a waste of your money and which has amazing features.

  1. Browse manufacturer websites and connect with them on social media.

If you already have several brand options in mind, visit their websites and connect with them on social media. Companies usually announce specials and promotions on sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so make sure that you’re connected to get their latest updates.

  1. Don’t forget to take advantage of promos and sales.

To get the best deals on bbq grills, you have to take advantage of promos and sales. Brands usually have stock take sales and they also take part in national events such as the ever popular Black Friday sale. There are also those that sell their products with lower rates on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day or any of the other holidays. Discounts can range from 5% up to more than %50 at times. Be careful when buying things on sale though. You have to ensure that the stuff you’re purchasing is still in great condition. Remember, you have to save a considerable amount of money but do not ever compromise the durability and quality of the product.

  1. Ask brands for discount coupons just in case they do have a current campaign.

There are brands that offer year-long discounts to customers through the use of coupons. Connect with your favorite retailers or barbecue grill manufacturers via social media and don’t forget to ask them for coupon codes that you can apply on your online purchases. You may even get discounted rates for barbecue accessories, too.

  1. Sign up for newsletters.

Newsletters are great for getting the latest news and updates from companies you follow. Companies usually send out e-mails once or twice a month, sometimes even weekly. If you want to stay updated and be the first in line at the launch of a promotional campaign, subscribe to their newsletters.

  1. Be aware of local sales.

Many of us do our shopping online but let’s not forget about local retailers, distributors and malls. While it is convenient to purchase things using the internet, doing your shopping in person also has its benefits. For instance, you won’t need to pay for shipping fees. You can also check first-hand if the product is damaged.

I hope you loved these tips on how to get the best deals on bbq grills. And remember, if you want to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only buy the best barbecue grill in town! Get your La Caja China now by ordering through phone or through their website!


Tyler Florence Beef Brisket Rubs You Should Try


Tyler Florence beef brisketRubs should never be forgotten whenever you’re having a barbecue. These are incredibly delicious blends of herbs and spices that are not only alternatives to barbecue sauces but are also great flavor boosters, too. If you have been cooking briskets using the same seasoning or marinade, this is your lucky day. We’re sharing a couple of beef brisket rubs from celebrity chef Tyler Florence that you should definitely try at home!


I. Rosemary-Garlic




* ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

* 4 sprigs rosemary, needles striped from the stem and then chopped

* ½ teaspoon kosher salt

* 4 garlic cloves, mashed




1. First mash the garlic cloves finely on a chopping board.


2. Combine the mashed garlic cloves with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt. Turn these into a paste.


3. Add the chopped rosemary and continue mashing.


4. When you’re done mashing the ingredients, transfer the paste into a bowl and add the two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Stir the mixture thoroughly to distribute the flavors.


II. Northern California Rub




* 1 ancho chile

* 2 Anaheim chiles, dried

* 2 chipotle chiles, dried

* 1 tablespoon coriander seeds

* 2 tablespoons fennel seeds

* 6 black peppercorns

* ¼ cup brown sugar

* ¼ cup garlic powder

* ¾ cup smoked paprika

* 3 tablespoons kosher salt




1. Heat a large, dry skillet over medium high heat. Toast the ancho chile, Anaheim chiles, chipotle chiles, peppercorns, coriander seeds and fennel seeds until they are fragrant. This should probably take about two minutes.


2. Once you’re done toasting the ingredients, transfer them to a spice grinder or a processor and run them until you come up with a fine powder.


3. Get a large mixing bowl and combine the brown sugar, garlic powder, smoked paprika and kosher salt with the mixture that you made. Stir thoroughly to distribute the flavors.


We hope that you’ll love these Tyler Florence beef brisket rub recipes we shared with you today. Check out our blog page to get cooking frozen brisket; the ultimate Texas brisket recipe and also other bbq recipes that will make your backyard parties more memorable. And remember, to serve the most delightful grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town. Visit our website or call us at 1-800-338-1323 to order your La Caja China!


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Tips On How To Season A Whole Pig For Roasting


how to season a whole pig for roastingRoasting a whole pig is easy especially if you’ll use your La Caja China! What most of our customers ask us though is the right way to season and marinate the pig. Well, that’s pretty simple, too. What matters is that the marinade and rub you’ll choose are indeed delicious to ensure that the roast ends up utterly satisfying. Here are some tips you should definitely follow.


1. Choose the perfect seasoning and marinade for your pig. While you’ll depend on your taste and preference when making that choice, you’ll find that there are indeed a lot of flavorful ingredients that you can play with. For instance, if you want the pig to have a Cuban twist to it, we recommend using a good mojo sauce and adobo rub.


2. Remember that you have to prepare enough marinade and seasoning to cover the entire pig. We suggest making a marinade using these ingredients if you want a Cuban mojo sauce:


                * 8 ounces lemon juice

                * 16 ounces pineapple juice

                * 24 ounces orange juice

                * 16 ounces water

                * 16 teaspoons salt

                * 4 tablespoons oregano

                * 4 garlic bulbs

                * 4 teaspoons cumin

                * 4 tablespoons bay leaves


3. Always inject your marinade to infuse the flavors into the meat. Inject on the pig’s shoulders and hams liberally but be careful not to make too many holes in it.


4. When you’re done injecting the mojo sauce, you have to turn the pig over and apply the sauce on its skin, too. Rub the pig skin with the adobo seasoning afterwards to make it tastier.


5. If you’re using sweet ingredients in your marinade or seasoning, make sure that you’ll apply it when the pig is almost done. You can also put the sweet ingredients inside the pig instead of applying them on the skin. If you leave the sweet marinade in the heat for too long, it will eventually burn and give your pig a bitter taste.


6. Never ditch the rub. Some people miss this part and just go with the marinade solely. If you want to impress your loved ones and friends with your pig roast, take the time to rub it with a great seasoning. To make sure that the herbs and spices will stick to the pig, you should apply the sauce first followed by the rub.  On the other hand, other barbecue lovers apply yellow mustard instead.


We hope that you’ll follow these tips on how to season a whole pig for roasting. Check out our blog page to get the best Cuban mojo recipe; acquire tips on how to bbq a pig and learn the importance of using a pig thermometer. And remember, to serve the tastiest pig roasts, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Visit our website or call us at 1-800-338-1323 to get your La Caja China now.


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Roast Turkey Breast Tips For Aspiring Barbecue Masters

roast turkey breastTurkey is not only delicious when roasted whole. Just like chicken, you may also grill it in parts, specially its breasts. Turkey breasts are meaty, juicy and tender, too! You can grill it boneless or with the bone in. You can roast it right away or smoke it first to give it a twist. You can cook it directly over the heat or wrap it with aluminum foil to make the flavors sink in better. To help you serve perfectly cooked turkey breasts, here are some tips we have compiled for you!

1. Cook turkey breasts over medium heat regardless if they are boneless or the otherwise.

2. For both boneless and bone-in breasts, the recommended temperature is 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. To avoid sticking, you can use a marinade that has oil in it or simply brush oil on the grates. Light vegetable oil, canola and olive oil are great choices.

4. Direct grilling is perfect for both boneless and bone-in turkey breasts. If you want to get more juice out of it (for your gravy) or let it soak in its natural flavors (to make it tastier), you may also grill it indirectly by wrapping it with aluminum foil.

5. When grilling, refrain from poking the turkey breasts with fork or knife because their juices will seep out. Use a tong when flipping them over.

6. Turkey browns fast on the grill just as any other poultry meat does. It is good practice to use a thermometer to determine if it’s already cooked.

7. When using sweet sauce, only brush the meat when it is almost done. Sweet ingredients such as sugar burn fast on direct heat and may give your barbecue a bitter taste.

8. Don’t flip your turkey breasts often. Let it cook on each side for about 10 to 15 minutes depending on their size.

9. To make your meat flavorful, you can marinade, brine or rub it. For best results, prepare it a day before grilling time and leave it marinated in the fridge. Take it out and let it stay in room temperature for at least an hour before putting it on the grill.

We hope that these tips on how to roast turkey breast in your La Caja China are helpful enough. Also check out our grilled turkey breast recipe and guide on how to roast a turkey for more tips. And remember, you’ll serve the tastiest grilled dishes by using only the best barbecue grill in town. Call us at 1-800-338-1323 or visit our website to get your La Caja China now.

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Get Your Tummy Ready With This Lip-Smacking Pulled Pork Barbecue Recipe

pulled pork barbecueFrom Cuban pig roasts, let us explore the world of pulled pork barbecues! In the United States, the pulled pork is an appetizing dish that uses a tough cut of meat which is slowly cooked at low temperature. It is cooked in such a way to make it tender enough and be easily pulled into smaller pieces. While the dish varies across different regions, it is typically made from the cut of meat coming from the pig’s shoulder blade or arm shoulder. The barbecue sauce used for this dish varies as well. In North Carolina, their pulled pork is enjoyed with a vinegar-based barbecue sauce. In South Carolina, it is served with mustard sauce and in Tennessee and Georgia, with a tomato-based sauce. For today, we’ll share this delectable recipe that’s featured in Bobby Flay’s show.


* 1 bone-in pork shoulder roast, weighing 4 to 7 pounds

* 1 ½ cups of barbecue sauce

* 1 cup apple juice

* 1 teaspoon dried thyme

* 1 teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground

* 1 tablespoon black pepper, freshly ground

* 1 tablespoon celery salt

* 2 tablespoons chili powder

* 2 tablespoons Spanish paprika

* 2 tablespoons onion powder

* 2 tablespoons garlic powder

* 2 tablespoons sugar

* ¼ cup light brown sugar

* ¼ cup salt

* oak or hickory wood chips / La Caja China smoker

Cooking Instructions:

1. Get a bowl and combine all the spices: dried thyme, ground white and black pepper, celery salt, chili powder, Spanish paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar and salt. Mix everything thoroughly to distribute the flavors of the ingredients.

2. When you’re done with the rub, apply it onto your pork shoulder. Do not put too much because you don’t want your roast to turn out dark-colored. Cover the meat with a plastic wrap and let it stay at room temperature. Prepare your La Caja China and make sure that your meat won’t stay wrapped at room temp for more than an hour.

3.  You can use wood chips or your La Caja China pistol for smoking. When your smoker or coals are ready, place your meat (without the plastic wrap) on the grill and cover it with the lid. Keep the cooking temperature at 200 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Add coals every two hours and spray your meat with apple juice every time you do so.

4. When the roast has reached an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, wrap it with aluminum foil so that it will get soaked in its own juices. Close the lid and wait for a few minutes again until the thermometer reads 190 to 195 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. When it’s done, let it rest for about an hour. Remove it from the aluminum foil and then pull its bone out. Start shredding the pork and serve it in a bun with coleslaw or with your favorite side dish. Don’t forget to add your choice of barbecue sauce.

We hope that this pulled pork barbecue recipe will please your loved ones. Also check out our pulled pork menu to get side dish ideas for your dinner. We also have articles that feature BBQ tips, bbq recipes and outdoor barbecues menus to make your get-together even more memorable. And remember, to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Call us now at 1-800-338-1323 or visit our website to get your own La Caja China!

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The Barbecue Master’s Guide On Cooking Prime Rib

The prime rib isn’t called “prime” for nothing. It’s among the most expensive and the most flavorful cuts of beef that you can buy. And while it is a popular dish many restaurants use to attract customers, it is also an equally delightful meal served at home to celebrate holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. However, many home cooks say that cooking this cut of meat isn’t easy at all and rather challenging especially for newbies who are just starting out in the kitchen. So if you are an aspiring barbecue master, read these tips and impress your loved ones with a juicy, moist and flavorful prime rib roast!

Buying The Meat

  1. To calculate the size of the roast that you’ll buy, take note that a rib can feed two people. So if you are serving 10 guests, buy a 5-rib roast.
  2. If you are only cooking for a few people, say your family only, avoid buying less than a 3-rib roast. The reason behind is that the smaller the chunk of meat, the harder it is to attain its desired doneness.
  3. Be aware of the meat cuts. If the butcher is giving you a standing rib roast, that’s the cut that’s taken from the shoulder end of the cow. The loin rib roast, on the other hand, is the cut that’s taken from the loin end (near the side).
  4. You can choose to grill your prime rib with the bones in or without. Leaving the bones intact will of course make the roast even more flavorful although it will be trickier to carve. If you choose to cook it boneless, you can have the butcher cut off the chine bones so you won’t have to bother with it.
  5. Remember to get rid of the extra layers of fat that measure over an inch thick. Leave layers that are thin because once they’re warmed up on the grill, they’ll keep your roast moist and also add flavor to it.
  6. When using barbecue rubs and marinades, you can go for a simple salt and pepper or make use of different recipes available online. Just remember to only apply sweet marinades and basting sauces once the roast is almost cooked. Sweet ingredients like sugar tend to caramelize and burn, leaving a bitter taste on the meat.
  7. There are many ways to cook prime rib but the best so far is with the use of a charcoal grill. Remember to use a wired thermometer for you to be able to monitor the doneness of your roast. The deepest part of the rib should amount to:

Preparing The Roast

Cooking The Prime Rib

* 120 – 125 degrees Fahrenheit for rare

* 130 – 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare

* 140 – 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium

* 150 – 155 degrees Fahrenheit for well-done

  1. To evenly cook your prime rib, you have to ensure the constant heat in your grill. To achieve this, simply add charcoals every hour.
  2. To add a delectable twist to your roast, use a pistol smoker or wood chips of your choice. You can smoke your meat for up to 4 to 6 hours, depending on its size.
  3. When your meat is done, move it to the cooler side of the grill and don’t carve it right away. Let it rest for about 30 minutes. Doing so will let the juices get back into the roast.

5. Carve your prime rib to about a quarter or half an inch thick. Serve with your choice of side dish such as mashed potatoes, beans or vegetables.

Follow these tips and you’ll surely serve mouth-watering prime rib roast to your loved ones. For best results, remember to use only the best barbecue grill in town! Get your La Caja China BBQ grill today.

The Best Cuts Of Meat For Pork Barbecue


pork barbecueWhen it comes to roasting whole pigs, you’ll find that every part of it is heaven to our palate. Just thinking about its crispy skin and tender meat makes us crave. However, if you’re only grilling specific pig parts, you might sooner or later realize that specific cuts have specific levels of goodness. They just don’t end up tasting all the same and maybe that’s because they also require different tricks when grilling or that they If you’ve been thinking about the best pork cuts to grill, let us put an end to your curiosity now. Here’s our list to guide you on your barbecue adventures.


1. Pork Ribs


People say that ribs are the holy grail of barbecuing. They say that once you have mastered the art of barbecuing ribs, you can almost cook anything on the grill to perfection. Well, that may be true because this part of the pig (or cow) requires a lot of patience and skills. It cannot be rushed but rather grilled slowly so that it will get evenly cooked not only on the outside but also on the inside. The recommended grilling time for this cut is approximately 90 minutes, keeping in mind that it should never be taken off the grill in less than 40.


2. Pork Chops


When grilling chops, you should consider keeping the bones intact because they do not only make plating more beautiful but they also enhance the final taste of your barbecue. It is true when people say that this part is also difficult to cook because chops may end up dry. But, if you’ll pay attention to it while on the grill and use marinade ingredients that do not waste away its natural juices (like too much soy sauce), they will still end up tender, moist and delicious.


3. Pork Loin


Like in beef, the loin part is also a popular choice when it comes to pork. It can provide you with several options for roasts and may be cooked with or without the bones. This is by the way the very cut where the chops are taken from. Aside from the chops, you may also request for tenderloin (also referred to as the fillet), which is a lean meat cut. The roasting time for loin is dependent upon whether you’ll cook it as a whole or in smaller parts.


4. Pork Belly


Pork belly is a boneless part of the pig that comes with abundant layers of fat. Because of that, it has gained popularity among people who love fat more than the meat itself. In fact, in some Asian and Cuban communities, they have a dish that they call “chicharon” or “chicharones”. It’s belly fat that’s either roasted or fried to ultimate crispiness. What makes it really delicious is that when the fatty layers are warmed up on the grill, the cuts’ juices ooze out, letting itself get cooked generously in its own flavors.


5. Chump Steak


You’ll find the chump right at the rear of the loin. By description, chump steaks are boneless, leaner and also wider. If you don’t like beef steaks, you can substitute them with this pork cut.


These are just some of the best cuts of meat for pork barbecue. Of course, there are others such as the leg, shank or shoulders and we’ll tackle them on our next post. In the mean time, check out our pork shoulder recipe, lechon asado, smoked ribs, pork chops recipe and pork belly recipe. To serve the tastiest dishes, don’t forget to use the best barbecue grill in town! Call us at 1-800-338-1323 if you need a La Caja China now!


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