Grill The Perfect Steak on Labor Day

Sep 2 2016

Grill The Perfect Steak on Labor Day

Labor Day is here and so is BBQ weather.  Host your friends and family this Labor Day and BBQ a delicious steak on a Cattleman’s BBQ from the Iron Horse BBQ.  This savory garlic marinated steak recipe from All Recipes is one example of a flavorful steak marinade that seems to melt in your mouth.  Try the recipe this Labor Day Weekend!

Perfect Steak

Grill the Perfect Steak this Labor Day Weekend

Ingredients:

½ cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

1 pinch cayenne pepper

2 (1/2 pound) rib-eye steaks

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, honey, olive oil, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, liquid smoke, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Place steaks in a shallow glass dish with the marinade, and turn to coat. For optimum flavor, rub the liquid into the meat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.
  3. Preheat grill for medium-high to high heat.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill steaks 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Discard leftover marinade.

Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. The workers of America are a major part of the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country and are why we celebrate this holiday.  Pro Weld and the Iron Horse BBQ wish you a happy Labor Day weekend filled with good food and fun.

Contact Iron Horse BBQ to buy or rent your own grill!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

5 Tips to Making the Perfect BBQ Burger

Mar 18 2016

5 Tips to Making the Perfect BBQ Burger

The perfect burger can be made on any Iron Horse BBQ Grill

The perfect burger can be made on any Iron Horse BBQ Grill if you follow our tips

With the summer weather starting to hit Medford, Oregon it is the perfect time for a barbecue!  The hamburger is an important part of any BBQ, so here are 5 tips to making the perfect burger:

  1. The perfect burger doesn’t start off with just any meat, beef with a 15%- 20% fat content is ideal for making a tasty burger.
  2. Don’t ever cook a frozen burger, take the time to defrost your frozen patties, it is well worth the wait time to properly cook your beef.
  3. Instead of just sprinkling spices on top of your patties mix your spices directly into the meat.
  4. Make sure to only flip your patty once so that it can get the ideal sear, this will seal in the delicious juices that are lost by over flipping of the meat.
  5. Remember to toast your burger buns to make sure that they don’t get soggy.

Iron Horse BBQ has high quality grills that will satisfy all of your barbecuing needs.  Our BBQ grills are manufactured by Pro Weld‘s welding experts.

Contact Iron Horse BBQ to buy or rent your own grill!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

BBQ for Each Cut of a Pig

Mar 4 2016

BBQ for Each Cut of a Pig

Pig roast on Iron Horse BBQ grill

Pig roast on our Santa Fe Cattleman’s BBQ Grill

With the recent sunny weather, and Catersource only 9 days away we thought that it was the perfect time to learn about how to use different parts of a pig to make delicious barbecue meals.  The perfect grill from Iron Horse BBQ for cooking pork is the Santa Fe Cattleman’s BBQ Grill.  Whether you are cooking up some ribs or you are roasting a pig whole the Santa Fe Cattleman’s BBQ Grill is the grill for you!  It is manufactured by Pro Weld‘s welding experts, and there is nothing in its market that can compare to the quality. 

Each part of a pig has it’s own characteristics, and the ways you prepare them differ based off these differences.

Santa Fe Cattleman’s BBQ Grill can barbecue any cut of a pig

Our Santa Fe Cattleman’s BBQ Grill can barbecue any cut of pork

  • The pork shoulder, also know as “pork butt”, is perfect for a slow and low roast since it doesn’t dry out as easy as other cuts.
  • Spare ribs contain both light and dark meat, and braising them is ideal.
  • Pork loin is tender and lean, it is a great cut for a slow roast on a BBQ.
    • Pork chops often come from the loin, and it is good to cook them on a grill at a high heat.
  • Pork belly is what bacon is made from, and to get bacon from it just cure, smoke, and slice.
  • The rear leg is ideal for ham and is usually less expensive than a loin cut.

We hope that you enjoyed learning about the different cuts of  pork and have fun barbecuing some pork this summer.  Remember to stop by our booth at Catersource or contact us to buy your own Iron Horse BBQ!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

5 Helpful Networking Tips For Caterers

Feb 26 2016

 

Networking is an important part of any small business

Networking is an important part of any small business in the Medford, Oregon area.

5 Helpful Networking Tips For Caterers

Catersource can give you the chance to meet other event and catering professionals from the Medford, Oregon area.  There are going to be over 7,000 professionals from the industry at this one event.  Meeting new people and networking is a necessity as a small business owner.  Here are 5 helpful tips on how you can become better at networking with Catersource only 15 days away:   

  1. When networking try to find interests that you have in common with the person you are talking to. This should be easy at an event like Catersource since you are working in the same field.
  2. Just like any other skill that you try to improve practice makes perfect, so be ready to make mistakes, and learn from them. The more you network with other professionals the more natural these interactions will feel.
  3. Create a unique business card that will leave everyone you interact with remembering who you are.  The typical boring business card often gets lost and forgotten, so try to stand out from the crowd!
  4. Remember that networking is not about making a sale, but rather building a professional relationship.  With this in mind, try to get people involved in a conversation through listening and asking questions that show your interest in what they have to say.
  5. If you want to keep a connection with someone contact them within a few days of your interaction.  This will insure that they do not forget who you are by the time you decide to get back in touch with them.

All of us at Iron Horse BBQ and Pro Weld hope that these tips were helpful for you, and hope to see you at Catersource!

Remember to drop by the Iron Horse BBQ Booth at Catersource, or contact us through:

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

How to Make the Most Delicious Baby Back Ribs

Feb 19 2016

How to Make the Most Delicious Baby Back Ribs

With only 22 days till Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow we wanted to share a great recipe from Dave Lieberman and Food Network for some savory Baby Back Ribs!

Tasty ribs that can be barbecued on an Iron Horse BBQ

Tasty barbecue ribs that can be grilled on an Iron Horse BBQ Grill.

Total Time: 1hr 40min

Ingredients:

  • 2 racks baby back ribs (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 recipe Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the racks of ribs in half crosswise. Rub the ribs, paying special attention to the meaty side, with 1/2 cup of the sauce. Lay the rib pieces meat side down in an 11 by 13-inch baking dish. The pieces will overlap slightly.

Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake until the meat begins to pull away from the ends of the bones and the ribs are just tender, about 1 hour. You can bake the ribs up to a day before and keep them refrigerated. Bring refrigerated ribs to room temperature about 1 hour before you grill them.

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Grill the ribs, brushing them with about half the remaining sauce, until they’re crispy and heated through, about 10 minutes. Move the ribs around as they grill, the sugar in barbecue sauce makes it easy for them to burn. Let the ribs rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting them into 1 or 2-bone pieces. Put out the rest of the sauce for dipping or brush it over the ribs.

Learn how to make Dave Lieberman’s Bourbon BBQ Sauce to finish off this recipe by clicking here!

We hope that you enjoyed this recipe, and us at Iron Horse BBQ, Inc. are excited to see you at Catersource!

Contact us to get your own Iron Horse BBQ, that is made by Pro Weld‘s welding professionals, to make this recipe and others like it!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

Happy Presidents’ Day From Iron Horse BBQ!

Feb 15 2016

Happy Presidents’ Day From Iron Horse BBQ!

Presidents’ Day was established originally in 1885 in recognition for President George Washington’s birthday. In later years this national holiday transitioned into a time to honor all American Presidents. This celebration has become known for the barbecue parties that are put on every year.

Presidents' Day originally was meant to celebrate President George Washington

The original name of America’s current holiday Presidents’ Day was “Washington’s Birthday”

 

Whether you are celebrating by eating a hot dog or veggie burger it is a day where people come together to have a great time.  

With all of the recent sunny weather in Medford, Oregon it is the ideal time of year to start using your barbecue grill again!  It doesn’t matter whether you are cooking just for your family or a large Presidents’ Day party an Iron Horse BBQ will be both a conversation starter and the perfect way to grill up your food. Every Iron Horse BBQ is made by expert welders with precision at Pro Weld, Inc. and are built to last.  

All of us at Iron Horse BBQ and Pro Weld, Inc. wish you a happy Presidents’ Day!

Contact us to buy or rent your own Iron Horse BBQ!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

Top 7 Reasons to Stop by the Iron Horse BBQ Booth at Catersource

Feb 12 2016

Top 7 Reasons to Stop by the Iron Horse BBQ Booth at Catersource

With the 2016 Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow only 29 days away, we would like to count down the top 7 reasons to stop by the Iron Horse BBQ booth:

Iron Horse BBQ Grills being displayed at Catersource

Iron Horse BBQ Grills being put on display at last year’s Catersource event.

  1. Iron Horse BBQs have spacious grilling surfaces and easy to use for catering, with plenty of room for your large volume BBQ needs.  
  2. Iron Horse BBQs are manufactured by Pro Weld, and they are 100% American-made custom-built commercial barbecues that have superior craftsmanship.
  3. Our barbecue grills are completely mobile and easily move from one catering event to the next.
  4. We build extremely durable barbecue grills that will last you through years of catering events.
  5. Our Santa Fe Style Cattleman’s BBQ Grill and Roaster is sturdy enough to roast a whole pig!  
  6. Iron Horse BBQ, Inc. gives you the choice of how to power your barbecue grill, whether you prefer propane or charcoal we have a custom grill for you!
  7. Iron Horse BBQs have a unique look that that will always draw a crowd!

Contact us to get your own Iron Horse BBQ

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

5 Important Tips for Starting a Catering Company

Feb 8 2016

5 Important Tips for Starting a Catering Company

With Catersource only 33 days away we thought it would be helpful for anyone that is starting their own catering company, or those that are just starting in the industry recently, if we gave you 5 important tips that can put you on the path to starting a successful catering company:

1)Remember to always stay calm, this will not only help you stay efficient, but it will also keep the stress from rubbing off on your clients.

Organization is not only important in creating beautiful table settings, but during the whole process of putting together events.

Organization is both important when creating beautiful table settings and planning events.

2) Celebrate every accomplishment that your company has, even the small ones, it will help you stay positive when the job gets hard.

3) Get a niche for your company, this could be anything from having a specialty dish that you make to owning an Iron Horse BBQ that draws crowds for being unique.

4) Don’t be afraid to be social, whether you are at Catersource talking to other professionals or you are grilling up steaks for a party be outgoing and make some new connections!

Iron Pony BBQ Grill Surface Area Shot

The grilling space on the Iron Pony BBQ Grill is large enough for all of your catering needs!

5) Always plan ahead for events, this plan should include a list of everything you need to bring, there is nothing worse for a caterer than noticing you forgot an important item.

Contact us to get your own Iron Horse BBQ!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

Turning the Heat Up

Feb 5 2016

Turning the Heat Up

With Catersource only 36 days away, Iron Horse BBQ is going to be counting down the days with you by posting helpful tips related to catering along with delicious recipes that can be made on Iron Horse BBQ grills.  We are going to start it all off with a mouth watering recipe, courtesy of Ree Drummond and Food Network, for the best grilled chicken you have ever tasted!

Iron Horse BBQ grills are perfect for barbecuing the most delicious chicken breast you have ever tasted!

Iron Horse BBQ grills are perfect for barbecuing the most delicious chicken breast you have ever tasted!

Grilled Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 3 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground oregano
  • Juice of 12 lemons
  • 24 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

  1. Mix together the olive oil, honey, mustard, salt, thyme, oregano and lemon juice in a large shallow container.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to uniform thickness and add them to the marinade. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken in batches until golden brown on the first side, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side and cooked all the way through, another 4 to 5 minutes. Let the chicken cool.
  4. Transfer the chicken to freezer bags individually and in pairs, so it’s easy to defrost the exact amount you need.

To see more recipes from Food Network click here!

Contact us to get your own Iron Horse BBQ!

Phone: 1-877-BBQ-TRAIN (Local: 541-826-3453)

Email: info@ironhorsebbq.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25 2015

Iron Horse BBQ manufacturer Pro Weld wishes BBQ-lovers and Black-Friday shoppers a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The holiday season is time to turn up the heat and serve up tasty BBQed turkey, ham, lamb and harvest foods.

Santa Fe XXL Portable BBQ at Pro Weld

Santa Fe XXL Portable BBQ at Pro Weld shipping to Maltby Pizza & Pasta

The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to throw delicious stuffed turkeys in the Iron Horse or Iron Pony smoker ovens for moist meats!

Bring your best turkey recipes to light this season, or simply adapt the popular “HomeStyle Turkey, the Michigander Way” hitting Thanksgiving parties like yummy sweet potato casserole hot our of the oven!

Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey? See this interesting Thanksgiving history lesson provided by Time Magazine.