Last night was like any other night....my wife is facebookin' and I yell from the kitchen, "Hey, what do you want for dinner tomorrow night? We have blah blah blah blah blah in the freezer. What do you want me to pull out?" Last night she yelled back, "Let's do something with hamburger meat." So I took the hamburger meat out and had no idea what to do with it once I got home tonight. I googled "ground beef recipes" and this recipe was one of the ones that caught my interest, simply because we had everything for it (except for the zucchini, which my wife picked up after she left the gym), plus the fact that I hadn't used my Dutch Oven on the BGE for awhile now.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-s ... etail.aspx
We didn't have any Anaheim Chiles and my wife also couldn't find them at Food Lion, so I improvised and used a little Rotel Tomatos w/ Green Chiles and some Diced Jalapenos...
Everything else was pretty much just like the recipe called for, except I did add some Salt Lick Dry Rub towards the end in lieu of the additional salt and pepper.
The Apple Smoke really shined nicely, but in my humble opinion it needed something a little extra....kinda bland for my taste. I wish I could have found the Anaheim Peppers that the recipe called for....maybe that would have made the difference? My wife said she thought it was delicious and perfect as it was, but I like a little extra kick. So I added some Pickled Okra and Louisiana One Drop to my stew.
Stews, Soups and Chilis on the smoker are a real nice treat, as they pick up a lot of good flavor from wood smoke. I have a bunch of leftover Brisket in the freezer...I can't wait to make some Texas-style chili with it... I may do that this weekend if time allows.