Bobby D's Meat Medley – Food Truck Testing

Bobby D from came over with some meat and told me what he wanted to cook.  We were messing around with some ideas for recipes that could be made quickly to order for, perhaps, a food truck. We also knocked out an idea Bobby D had been pondering for a little while now.  We had a great time doing it and ate way too much food.  Good times, good food, that’s my kind of party!

The following is just a quick little run down of what we did to make these dishes.  We didn’t really measure anything out so everything is just kinda thrown in there based on what we felt like doing.  I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time putting this one together, as nothing here is final. 

Carne Asada Style Tacos

small chunks of beef
diced onions
red pepper flakes
corn tortillas

  • season beef with salt and pepper
  • cook beef and onions in hot oil until fully cooked through, add red pepper flakes to taste
  • place corn tortillas in hot oil and deep fry for about 15 seconds, flip, and cook for another 15 seconds
  • add meat, cilantro, and cheese to tortilla and eat it up

Philly Cheese Steak

strips of beef
sliced onion
garlic powder
strips of peppers
toasted hoagie rolls

  • season beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • cook onions, peppers, and beef until cooked through
  • add onions, peppers, and beef to toasted hoagie rolls and top with cheese


Deep Fried Ribs

rack of St Louis style ribs
Famous Daves Rib Rub

1 1/2 cups beer
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • coat ribs with rib rub.  cook in 350 degree oven for about an hour, until almost cooked through
  • heat large pot, I used a dutch oven, with oil to fry to 350 degrees.
  • after ribs have cooled for a while cut them up into single ribs.  mix together ingredients for the beer batter. coat the ribs with all purpose flour and dip into the batter
  • carefully dip battered ribs into the hot oil and cook for about 10 minutes, or until batter is golden and rib is cooked through

We deep fried these ribs a few different ways.  We fried them plain.  We fried them just with flour.  We fried them floured and battered.  Each way tasted a little different.  Each way was pretty tasty.  They have been dubbed “Pork Chop on a Stick”

Again, we were just playing around to test out the time it takes to prep and cook these foods.  We’ve got to play around with seasonings and spices more to really nail down a good recipe.  I can’t wait!  In the meantime, check out Bobby D’s site over at to see what he’s been stirring up.

Do you have any ideas or recipes that can be quickly prepared while still being really delicious?  Leave us a comment below with your ideas and we just may feature it in an upcoming post!

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