Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rogue Chocolate Stout marinated steak scores a Red Ribbon at TX Reds Steakoff

Rob Bane's Team Cruel and Unusual took 10th Place at Third Annual Texas Reds Steak Cook-off in Bryan, TX. for their Rogue Chocolate Stout marinade!

I marinated the the steak for 6 hours in
chocolate stout
then seasoned with a rub
of salt pepper garlic and chipotle.
I then
sauced the steak with chimichurri and habanero

& purple haze goat cheese sauce.
I took my rogue bottle up
to the stage hoping
to get it in the paper or on the steakoff
Rob has used Rogue Chiopotle Ale in his marinade for some time, and contacted the brewery when he could not find a supply for the TX Steak Cookoff finals a few years ago. Rogue Ales hooked him up and we've kept in touch about his steakoff endeavours & competitions ever since.

The Texas Steak Cookoff in Hico was held this past weekend and this year we used Rogue Chocolate Stout as a marinade and made our own rub consisting of chipotle, salt, pepper and garlic. There were 82 teams attending this year so they split us up in three heats of 27 teams each with 8 teams advancing from each heat. Unfortunately we had a tough heat consisting of the top ten from last years competition and 17 other teams and we didn’t make it out of the 1st round. However on a good note, we cooked a lot of steaks for the public and we received a lot of comments that our steak was the best they tried even after trying some from those who made the final round.

My next competition will be held in Bryan Texas on June 20 at the
Texas Reds Festival