Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cookout Planning & Bush Beans Giveaway

I have received my cookout kit from Bush's Best Grillin' Beans this week. 


When they said "cookout kit", I was not expecting Emile Henry ™ and Rosle ™ items.  Very nice, Bush Beans!  And look, they made sure mine was green so it will match our Big Green Eggs:)

For the cook out I'm grilling flat iron steak and Bush Beans has asked me to pair that with the Bourbon and Brown Sugar recipe of Grillin' Beans.  After kicking a few ideas around, here's my "plan of attack".   I'm going to use Alexis' grill set up for indirect heat to cook potatoes and the Grillin' Beans.   I'll use my grill set up for direct heat to grill the steak and make a sauce.  Here's my draft menu:

Grilled Romaine Heart Salad
with a warm bacon dressing

Grilled Flat Iron Steak
thinly sliced and served with a bourbon mushroom sauce

Bourbon & Brown Sugar Grillin' Beans
no doctorin' needed

Twice-Fire Roasted Potatoes
stuffed with herbs & cheese

Do you like my new tool kit?  Do you want it?  You can't have it!  But I will hook up one lucky winner with the same kit.  As part of kicking off the opening of Grillin' season (for you slackers that don't grill all year round, ha ha), Jay, Duke, and Bush Beans are going to give one of my lucky readers the same set up and a supply of Bush Grillin' Beans.  
GIVEAWAY ENTRY PERIOD NOW CLOSED
How To Enter
Each person can receive up to a total of 3 entries as follows:
  1. leave a comment below telling me your favorite grilled dish and which Grillin' Beans flavor you would make to accompany it.  The flavors include Black Bean Fiesta, Bourbon & Brown Sugar, Smokehouse Tradition, Southern Pit Barbecue, Steakhouse Recipe, and Texas Ranchero.  (NOTE: If you use the "anonymous comment" option, be sure to leave an email or your screen name in the comment so I can contact you if you are the winner. Something like "EggerinFL from the Egg Forum" or "swibirun from the BBQ Brethren forum" is enough.)
  2. Do a Twitter or Facebook post linking to this giveaway post and then leave a separate comment below.
  3. Mention this giveaway and link to it in a post on your blog. Then leave a separate comment below with the URL of your post.
The Rules
  1. Giveaway entry period begins Thursday, 12:01am May 19, 2011 and ends May 28, 2011 11:59pm. Winner will be announced May 31, 2011.
  2. Comments will be numbered by order received and random.org will generate a random number for the winner.
  3. Limited to residents of the continental US unless you wish to pay the extra shipping charges.
  4. I am the final judge regarding any discrepancies, interpretations, grievances, etc about this drawing.
  5. Bush Beans is sponsoring the prize. They are not responsible for the drawing or the giveaway.
  6. Winner must respond and claim the prize within one week of the winning announcement. If a winner does not claim the prize during the specified time, a reserve winner will be drawn from the original entries.
  7. Employees, Board Members, pets, indentured servants, and family of Nibble Me This are not eligible to enter.
This post and giveaway are sponsored in partnership with Bush Beans.  [Standard Disclaimer]

GIVEAWAY ENTRY PERIOD NOW CLOSED

92 comments:

  1. Pork chops with Bourbon & Brown Sugar

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  2. I am planning some chicken tacos with the Black Bean Fiesta this weekend.
    ross"dot"b@fuse.net

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  3. Yes... I want to win that!!! My favorite grilled dish is ribs..mmmm..and I think I think the Southern Pit BBQ flavor beans would go best!! Great...now I want BBQ! Thanks for hosting another great giveaway, Chris!

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  4. My favorite grilling recipe lately is your chicken ala Adam Perry Lang. It is the best grilled chicken I have ever made! I would pair it with Bush's Bourbon & Brown Sugar beans.

    Thanks for the give-away, Chris. That is one sweet cookout kit!


    Kim in MD

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  5. I like to grill burgers and steaks from our home-grown beef along with grilled veggies (from our garden) marinated in Italian dressing. I'd like to try the Smokehouse Tradition beans to go with it. :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  6. Grilled steak fajitas and the black bean fiesta would be a delicious change of pace! andreaandbrian at gmail dot com

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  7. Yay! First to comment, that must mean I'll win something, especially since I'm one of those that doesn't grill year round...only when it's not raining, so about 6 times a year! I am totally smitten with Bushes Black Bean Fiesta Grillin' Beans...they go perfectly with steak tacos...which is what I will grill if the sun sticks around this weekend! Off to Twitter!

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  8. Okay, Tweeted, Facebooked and Blogged about it...so that should get me at LEAST 50 entries, if my math is correct...I rounded up. xo, Nan

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  9. grilled corn on the cob with bourbon and brown sugar beans. maybe some bbq chicken or a steak for the protein. yum!

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  10. Oops...here's my separate comment for my blog post...can I enter for my Dog? He loves Duke! xo, Nan

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  11. I've never had any of the Bush's grillin' beans but we love to do flank steak on the grill. I would imagine the Black Bean Fiesta or the Texas Ranchero would compliment fajitas - along with homemade pico and guacamole. Thanks! Christy

    armyscrapwife (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Grilling is made for burgers, steaks, and Hot Dogs... The Black Bean Fiesta is good, but the Texas Ranchero sounds like a good new bean to try.

    Would love to win this prize! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  13. I'll take a rare rib-eye with Southern Pit Barbecue . . . whether I win or not! :)

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  14. Skirt Steak with Oink Ointment (goes good on chicken and ribs too) and the Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans (don't hate me if I add bacon to the beans :)

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  15. My favorite food is grilled corn and I would love to try the brown sugar and bourbon beans.

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  16. Well I have to say I like Texas Ranchero beans and a good T-bone steak.

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  17. I like grilled shrimp and would pair it with the Bourbon & Brown Sugar beans.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  18. Shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/kellywcu/posts/110735139013787

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  19. Grilled veggies, with a dipping sauce of Fiesta black beans pureed with some sour cream!

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  20. I like to grill salmon and mushroom. Black Bean Fiesta, Bourbon & Brown Sugar sounds good to accompany with.

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  21. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/71306838129385473

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  22. I love to make spare ribs on the grill and the Southern Pit Barbecue would go great with them.

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  23. I posted on my facebook page :)
    http://www.facebook.com/my4boysand1/posts/223678507643198
    (Stephanie Phelps)
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  24. Well I pretty much love all things grilled - pork chops, chicken, steak, burgers, metts, veggies, you name it! But I'll stick to the basics and say burgers and metts. I'd use some Southern Pit BBQ beans. Thanks for the chance to win!

    vickdn@live.com

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  25. We've been grilling romaine nearly everyday and I'm looking forward to your bacon dressing recipe, but do it soon before I'm out of lettuce.

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  26. I love anything with black beans, so my choice would be Black Bean Fiesta and I think a rare NY strip would be perfect with it.


    Great giveaway Chris. Any chance we get to meet Duke?
    Sam

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  27. I buy all the varieties but I think everyone likes the Steakhouse the best. We always have baked beans when I make potato or macaroni salad. Can't eat them without the beans! My Daughter (20) will eat baked beans for breakfast she is such a big fan.

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  28. I love the cookout and the giveaway isn't bad either!!!

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  29. My favorite grilled dish is Tri-Tip Steak {in my husband's secret marinade} and it would go perfectly with the Bourbon & Brown Sugar Beans.

    adb6{at}humboldt{dot}edu

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  30. Emile Henry???????? Smokehouse Tradition. I have got to try some of those Bush beans. Never had em.

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  31. I would love to win this. I think I would have barbecue chicken with Southern Pit Barbecue grilling beans.

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  32. potato salad and texas ranchero sounds like a good grill experience.

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  33. I love the Southern Pit Bar B Q Beans with a grilled steak and baked potato.

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  34. Potato Salad
    Texas Ranchero

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  35. I talked about your giveaway on my blog today :)
    http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2011/05/guest-blogger-yikes-i-forgot-to-set-one.html

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  36. When the warm weather hits, my grill becomes an extension of my right arm. With all of the wonderful things there are to grill, I have to admit I am still a kid at heart and prefer a well prepared hamburger with Bush's Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans. My daughter is a vegetarian. We make her Boca Burgers with Bush's vegetarian beans. We bought her small cans so that she could make them while she was away at college.

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  37. Black Bean Fiesta with grilled corn slathered in butter and sprinkled with cheese

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  38. Sweet apple smoked baby backs, Bourbon and Brown sugar beans, and my wife's potato salad.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Al Skidmore
    timbermanas@hotmail.com

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  39. My boyfriend and I love to grill - allllll year round! Our favorite thing to grill is probably sausage and the Smokehouse Tradition would prob go best!

    smeyerinatgmaildotcom

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  40. Sweet giveaway. I love baked beans with ribs... they are so good together!

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  41. Awesome giveaway. I'll spread the word. Good luck everyone.

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  42. Tasty steaks and burgers with southern pit bbq

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  43. These would be great with stickie Ribs made with maple syrup and brown sugar etc. catch the recipe on Sam the cooking guy. By far my best grilling dish!!!!!!!

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  44. A real treat for me would be a bacon-wrapped filet accompanied by Bourbon & Brown Sugar Beans!

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  45. Awesome give away. I wish best of luck to the contestants!

    Can't wait to see your cookout photos.

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  46. I love ribs. I'd like to pair them up with the Southern Pit Barbacue Beans.
    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  47. I would like to try the Bourbon and Brown Sugar flavor with some grilled metts. Yum!

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  48. I like grilled chicken and I would like to try the Smokehouse Tradition beans!
    widow2young at hotmail dot com

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  49. I love grilled corn on the cob!

    I would love to try the Bourbon & Brown Sugar Grillin' Beans

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  50. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferCNP/status/72127792459956224

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  51. I LOVE grilled steaks with just some salt, pepper and garlic and they must be accompanied by the Bourbon and brown sugar beans! :)

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  52. Steak, Hamburgers, Brats, we love them all. I'd try them with the Steakhouse Recipe beans.

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  53. i would grill some ribs and i would eat the Bourbon & Brown Sugar

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  54. http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/72404254207385600

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  55. I love anything grilled, but I'm a steak and tater kinda gal.. with a side of Bourbon and Brown Sugar beans.. yum!

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  56. My favorite grilled meal is Chicken! We also like ribs. I would love to cook bourbon and brown sugar beans to go with it!

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  57. We enjoy grilling meats for fajitas and the Black Bean Fiesta beans would go great with that kind of meal, with some guacamole and fresh tortillas, plus grilled pineapple. :-) creedamy[at] yahoo[dot]com

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  58. Mandatory Entry: my favorite dish is grilled chicken with rice and squash! i would love to try courbon and brown sugar!!
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  59. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/anashct/status/72862746139561984
    Thanks for the chance!!
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  60. I blogged this giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/05/nibble-me-this-cookout-planning-bush.html
    Thanks for the opportunity
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  61. MMMMMM
    Chicken thigh burgers with bourbon and brown sugar beans YUMMM
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Cheers
    Catie
    catecurrie@gmail.com

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  62. Love this stuff. Favorite Grilled Dish is smoked pork shoulder finished of by searing it on the grill at 350 degrees from all sides.

    ogothe[at]gmail[dot]com

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  63. Ribs are my favorite and I love the Black Bean Fiesta flavor!

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  64. Posted on my facebook wall http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=111977385557172&id=100001156831237

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  65. Ribs are my favorite, and i love Black Bean Fiesta!

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  66. Pick me, pick me, pick me! Ha ha...I love the southern pit BBQ with ribs or pulled pork.

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  67. Ancho chili rubbed skirt steak with black bean fiesta with guacamole pineapple salsa mmmm


    Gretchen...


    lohnes@alfred.net

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  68. We're working our way through the Bush bean flavors. I used to doctor any canned beans, but I'm leaving these be. They're wonderful!

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  69. I'd make a brown sugar crusted flank steak with Bourbon & Brown Sugar beans! :)

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  70. Oh cool! Thanks for the giveaway! Hmmm... I love ALL foods on the grill - my favorite is still a good burger the most though, so I guess give me the southern pit bbq beans please. Sounds like a winning combo to me!!

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  71. My fav is a burger with lots of melty cheese - a combo of provolone and cheddar - on a grilled onion roll. I'd serve Bourbon & Brown Sugar beans with it. :)

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  72. http://www.facebook.com/simplydab/posts/188594504524800

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  73. My favorite grilling items Spicy & Sweet chicken wings. I would love to try the Bourbon and Sugar Bush's beans. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

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  74. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/HeartnSoulmom/status/74295122698846208

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  75. Pork chops with Bourbon & Brown Sugar

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  76. Short ribs and steakhouse beans rock

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  77. Love the menu! Bourbon & Brown Sugar would definitely be my choice too. I tweeted your giveaway :-)

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  78. Beanz is da one thing I can still afford in this economy. Now all I need is a pot to cook them in.
    Mazeppa...BGE Forum

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  79. Nothing better than pulled pork and bourbon and brown sugar beans! That is my menu for Memorial Day! fasteddiem @ egg forum

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  80. Ok Just "friended" you on facebook and shared the link! fasteddiem @ egg forum

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  81. I love Mojo Criollo marinated chicken served with Black Bean Fiesta. YUM! fluffyb2@gmail

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  82. I have tried Bush's a few times but I'd love to doctor up some of their Black Bean Fiesta beans and add some smoke to them on the BGE. Serve it along side of some fish tacos. That dutch oven would make a great vessel to do it in. Here's hoping I win! I'm "hoosier" on the Egghead Forum

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  83. My favorite would be the bourbon and brown sugar beans with Pork Chops, love the bbq kit and would love to win, great blog too I'll be back. "Tidecreek" on the Egglist

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  84. Bourbon and Brown Sugar flavor go with about anything I cook on the Egg.
    Miketipton@insightbb.com

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  85. BBQ chicken and Brown Sugar and Onion Bush's Baked Beans.....add some sweet tea and you are set!

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  86. One of my favorites to do on the Egg is chili. The Black Bean Fiesta would go great with it!

    mmckellip [at] mac [dot] com

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  87. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002406472265&sk=wall

    mmckellip [at] mac [dot] com

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  88. Fish tacos with black bean fiesta

    Claycamp at gmail

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  89. We love hot wings. To cool them down a little with some sweetness, we eat them with the Bourbon & Brown Sugar Bush's Beans.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. ENTRY PERIOD NOW CLOSED. COMMENTS AFTER THIS ONE NOT ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY.

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  91. I love spicy grilled portobello sandwiches...I'd make the Black Bean Fiesta to go with them. Thanks!

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