Chilebrown at home

Sunday, February 20, 2011


The BBQ competition at Lake Havasu is less than a week away. We needed to give our palate a little tease and wake up call to some good barbeque. One of our favorite barbeque dishes is burnt ends. This is a very flavorful, but time consuming dish. It is worth every minute of effort to create this smoky dish of meat candy. We wanted to compliment this dish with a worthy partner. ‘Uncle Joe’s BBQ Sauce-in-a-bag” has a recipe for some wild and crazy Cole slaw. This slaw is not mayonnaise based and has some unique texture components.

This recipe comes directly from Uncle Joe’s website. I glanced over the ingredients and needed to buy some components. Some how cheese just stuck in my mind and I purchased some. Cheese made it to our photo session. I am trying to follow instructions so I read them again. Guess what? No cheese will be consumed in this recipe. Read the instructions Chilebrown!


1 pound coleslaw mix
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly
½ cup toasted almonds (either sliced or slivered)
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 package ramen noodles, crushed (reserve seasoning packet for another use)

Slaw Dressing

¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup Uncle Joe’s Chipotle Blend
1 Tablespoon sugar, optional
1/3 – 1/2 cup olive oil

Combine all salad ingredients except the ramen noodles in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, Uncle Joe’s and sugar if using; microwave one minute, whisk in olive oil until well combined.
Toss dressing over slaw mixture & toss well to combine.
Refrigerate for 20 – 30 minutes before serving so flavors can meld.
Top with ramen noodles before serving & enjoy!

Our meat candy was so beautiful. I could eat burnt ends forever. It is a rich, smoky sweet treat that Cole slaw would compliment with authority. ‘Jammin Slaw Salad’ stepped up to the plate. The almonds and sunflower seeds added a little crunch that filled the bill. This slaw was spicy and tart that cut through the richness of the meat. This slaw was not overly sweet, unless you wanted it to be. This spice from BBQ in-a-bag was a great mix to bind all the vegetables together. This recipe for slaw is a new Mad Meat Genius favorite. See you in Havasu

Uncle Joe’s BBQ Sauce in-a-bag


Anonymous said...

I think that slaw sounds fabulous. Will have to give it a try.

Chilebrown said...

higlandsranchfoodie, the almonds, sunflower seeds and crushed ramen added texture that just worked well with the other flavors.

cookiecrumb said...

What a funny salad! Yum. Great.

A couple of decades ago, I read a recipe for a salad where you stir the crushed ramen noodles into the salad itself, wait a day, and the noodles sort of disappear! But then you say, why would I want that?

Anonymous said...

Those burnt ends look fabulous!

Sandy said...

Wow those burnt ends look fantastic! I am glad you like the Jammin' Slaw I just made it today myself. I love it! I use the Southwest Blend with it to kick it up!

Thank you,
Sandy Griffin
Uncle Joe's BBQ