Operation BBQ Relief is one of the best organizations that you can support.  OBR was founded to feed survivors and first responders in the wake of the Joplin Tornado in 2011.  Since then, Operation BBQ Relief has gone on to have 57 deployments and provide over 2.9 million meals to those in need and first responders.  

The organization has released Operation BBQ – 200+ Smokin’ Recipes from Competition Grand Champions as a fundraiser and this is a top-notch, rocking BBQ and grilling cookbook.
Let’s face it, sometimes community fund-raiser cookbooks are a hodge-podge of hit and miss recipes.  They are often full of lack-luster recipes like Aunt Judy’s jello mold or are unoriginal casserole recipes copied from the label on a can of condensed “cream of whatever” soup.
Not this one!  Every single recipe in Operation BBQ comes from a competition BBQ team that has at least one Grand Champion victory to their credit.  The recipes are kickin’ and the photography by Ken Goodman is drool-inducing.  For example….

Jalapeno and Applewood Bacon Burgers with Smoked Vermont Cheddar and Crispy Vidalia Onions by Three Men and A Babyback BBQ Team (page 147).  Photo from the book.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Jalapeno-Apricot Glaze by County Line Smokers (page 36).  Photo from the book.

Maple Chipotle-Glazed Steelhead Trout by Prairie Smoke and Spice BBQ (page 173). Photo from the book.

Reverse-Sear Cap of Ribeye from Wilbur’s Revenge (page 76). Photo from the book.

Grandma Frances W’s Calico Beans from the Fergolicious BBQ Team (page 282). Photo from the book.

Cindy’s Mexican Street Corn Bake 

Alexis and I made a batch of Cindy’s Mexican Street Corn Bake by Moo Cow.  Moo Cow is a Kansas City area team that, in addition to winning multiple Grand Championships, won the Dessert category at the 2010 Jack Daniels World Championships.

It is hard to go wrong with elote!

We cooked it indirect on an Egg until golden and bubbly.
This can be a fun Tex-Mex side dish or a killer appetizer for Happy Hour!

Giveaway 

Giveaway Rules

  1. Eligibility – I’m only covering shipping to the Continental US.  If you are elsewhere, feel free to enter but you’ll have to pay the cost of shipping.
  2. How To Enter – Leave a comment below during the contest period.  If you use the anonymous comment feature, you’ll have to leave me a way to get in touch with you if you win.  You can use email or a social media handle (i.e. “I’m @philwhamblam on Instagram”).
  3. Contest Period – The giveaway begins with the publishing of this post and ends Sunday, May 12th at noon EDT.  Once the winner is announced, I will send the winner a message and they have 1 week to respond.  After that, we will re-draw another winner.
  4. Authority – Operation BBQ Relief has nothing to do with this giveaway other than sponsoring the prize.  I am the final judge on the giveaway. 

So enter below and good luck!

If you don’t trust your luck, go order yourself a copy of Operation BBQ now.  It’s just $35 and it goes to a GREAT cause.  Also, if you haven’t registered as a volunteer, I would encourage you to do that today.