Charley Belcher - Good Day Tampa Bay TV Appearance

Charley Belcher - Good Day Tampa Bay TV Appearance

We were fortunate enough to have our good friend, Charley Belcher, join us this morning to cook an entire Christmas dinner on the Traeger Grill.  As we discussed, you can use these same recipes on a gas grill, charcoal grill or even your oven!  It is all about the time and temperature!

We started off the show talking about Prime Rib & Glazed Holiday Ham!  We used a 35 day wet aged prime rib from Master Purveyors!  It was delicious and if you are in the read for a prime rib for the big day on Sunday, send Shawn McCranie at Master Purveyors The prime rib recipe is below:

Smoked Prime Rib – Serves 10-12

6-8 lb. Prime Rib
4 oz. Victory Lane Beef Rub

Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking and let sit at room temperature

  • Liberally rub the prime rib with Victory Lane Beef Rub
  • Prepare your grill to a temperature of 275 degrees
  • Place the prime rib on the grill with the fat side down
  • Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center reads 130 degrees F, between 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  • Remove the prime rib from the grill
  • Let rest, loosely covered with foil, for 20 minutes before slicing

After being rubbed and before going on the smoker:

After rest and sliced:

Glazed Holiday Ham

Smoke Glazed Holiday Ham - Serves 15-20

 1 half semi-boneless cooked ham

1 bottle Texas Rib Candy (Flavor of Your Choice)

2 Cups Turbinado Sugar

  • Unwrap the ham and place in a disposable half pan
  • Move smoker to 275 degrees and place half pan with ham on it
  • Glaze the top of the ham with Texas Rib Candy and sprinkle with Turbo Sugar
  • Repeat process every 15 minutes for a total of 120 minutes
  • Remove from smoker, rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve



In the 2nd segment we went over sides on the grill.  Today's choice was Sweet Potato Casserole & Green Bean Casserole.  The recipes are below:

Sweet Potato Casserole - Serves:  12-15

5 large sweet potatoes
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Voodoo Chef Dirt Seasoning
1 bag mini marshmallows
  • Preheat Traeger to 375
  • Pierce skin of sweet potatoes with fork, few times each
  • Place on the Traeger and roast for 1 hour or extremely softened
  • When soft, remove from grill, peel skin off by hand & cut into cubes & place sweet potatoes in cast iron skillet
  • Whisk together 1 stick of butter, brown sugar, vanilla & Dirt Seasoning
  • Pour over potatoes & sprinkle with marshmallows
  • Dot the remining half stick of butter over the top of the casserole
  • Bake in the Traeger for 25 minutes or until warm & marshmallows are golden
Mid Cook (10 minutes in):
Green Bean Casserole (Serves 12-15)
1/2 stick of butter
1 small onion, small dice
2 bags frozen French Style green beans
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
2 tsp Voodoo Dirt Seasoning
1 can of French fried onion rings
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • Preheat Traeger for 375 degrees
  • Melt butter in cast iron skillet & add onions, stirring occassionally until softened
  • Add green beans, soup, seasoning & stir to combine 
  • Sprinkle the top with cheese & crumbled onion rings
  • Bake for 25 minutes


Apple Crisp - Serves 12-15
6 cups sliced apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
  • Preheat Traeger to 375 degrees
  • Place apples in cast iron skillet. 
  • Mix all non-topping ingredients in a small bowl
  • Sprinkle over apples and toss lightly 
  • Dot the apples with butter
  • Combine topping ingredients and mix until crumbly, sprinkle over the top of the apples
  • Bake for 35 minutes until apples are softened & topping in browned


All in all, it was a great day!  Huge thanks to Charley, Jason, Lucas and the entire Fox 13 Tampa Bay team for allowing us to share our passion with their great audience!  If you have any questions, stop by or give us a call at either location!
Whiskey Bent BBQ Supply - Lakeland
3230 South Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 940-2077
Whiskey Bent BBQ Supply - Odessa
2401 Merchant Ave
Odessa, FL 33556

Dan Patrick Show Appearance

Dan Patrick Show Appearance

Chad traveled to Milford, CT for the Dan Patrick Show to talk all things BBQ & Traeger Grills.  The trip started with a cook-off at Dan's house on Wednesday and an interview and appearance on the show Thursday.  If you missed the segment, you can see it here.

I've also included it below... 

Here are photos and the Chimichurri recipe from the trip:

 Chad Ward Dan Patrick Chimichurri

Seen above are some of the items Chad cooked up including Grilled Potato Salad, Waygu Tri Tip, Kurobuta Pork Short Ribs, Chile Lime Grilled Corn & Chimichurri.

Chad Ward Dan Patrick Chimichurri

For this spread, Chad cooked up Bacon Chili Cheese Waygu Hot Dogs, Smoked Chicken Wings, Creamy Coleslaw, Jalepeno Popper Stuffed Waygu Burger, Waygu Flat Iron Steak & Apple Pie Baked Beans

If you want to give the Chimichurri sauce used above, here's the recipe...

Chimichurri - Recipe credit to Jason Stucki from Team America


  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • Diced 1/4 large white onion
  • Rough chop 1 medium bundle flat leaf Italian parsley, washed & majority of stems cut
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender

Puree until smooth or leave slightly chunky if you prefer.

Add additional olive oil to taste if you don't like it quite so strong.

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