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Dishing With Chicago Chefs: Food Network's Jeff Mauro Talks BBQ Secrets

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    In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," Food Network star Jeff Mauro, known as the "Sandwich King," shows us some of his best BBQ secrets. (Published Monday, July 27, 2015)

    In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," Food Network star Jeff Mauro, known as the "Sandwich King," shows us some of his best BBQ secrets. 

    GRILLED SKIRT STEAK with ROASTED “SMASHED” POTATOES and ASPARAGUS

    SKIRT STEAK:

    2# skirt steak
    Kosher salt
    Ground black pepper
    11/2 c pnm sweet heat

    Salt and pepper steak and place in bag with Pork & Mindy’s Sweet Heat sauce, Marinate for 1 hour to overnight. Remove and grill on med/high heat 2-3 min per side, remove from grill and let rest for 3 min. Slice and place on plate.

    POTATOES:

    6 red A potatoes
    Kosher salt
    Olive oil
    1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
    1/2 c sour cream
    1/4 c ranch
    1/4 c mustard sauce
    Chopped chives

    Cook potatoes in salted water til fork tender, remove from water and smash with spatula, oil baking sheet and place potatoes on sheet, top with parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil, bake 15-20 min at 450 til golden and crispy, remove from oven and drizzle with mustard cream and top with chives


    ROASTED ASPARAGUS:
    1# asparagus
    Olive oil
    Kosher salt
    Ground black pepper
    1/4 c chopped corn nuts

    Place asparagus on sheet pan drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss to coat, place in 450 oven for 15-20 min until tender but crisp. Remove, place on plate, drizzle with sweet sauce and top with corn nuts