Reporting Rachel Slavik
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Time to fire up the grill with the Vikings first home game on Sunday.
WCCO caught up with Stu King of the BBQ to help those of you who want to take the tailgate experience beyond burgers and brats — because sandwiches are always a hit.
Stu’s crowd pleaser of choice is the pit beef sandwich.
He first grills a prime top sirloin seasoned with a basic Carolina seasoning.
“I’ve seared it on both sides — 125 degrees inside,” he said.
The key to this sandwich is cutting thin slices of meat against the grain.
“It hortens length of meat fibers and makes it a more tender piece of beef,” he said.
Add in the homemade horsey sauce, a mix of mayo, lemon and horse radish. Then top with tomatoes, lettuce and onions.
If you want to think outside the box, try Stu’s porketta sandwich. Start with a pork shoulder topped with porketta seasoning.
The key is to overcook it and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Add some red peppers brushed with olive oil for color and flavor.