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PicOfTheWeek: The grill I won in @WeberGrills #365Grilling sweepstakes


I won, I won, I won! A major award!

Well, OK, it wasn’t an award – I won a Weber Grill twitter sweepstakes. Thousands of people retweeted; I was picked at random. I got a Weber Performer Platinum, cover, chimney starter, grill mitts, and set of tools.

I have an older version of this grill – still working fine, other than the gas starter, which I never really use. Now I need to find a new home for Old Blue…because I need space for New Copper.

I put it together yesterday, and tried it out last night on a rotisserie chicken (of course.) Oh, I love Weber grills…and I’m not just saying that because they gave me one for free.

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Hi! I’m Mike Vrobel. I’m a dad and an enthusiastic home cook; an indie cookbook author and food blogger with a day job, a patient spouse, and three kids who would rather have hamburgers for dinner.


  1. EcoJoe says

    Man… I don’t think I can ever go back to refried beans from a can now that I’ve tried this. I used a habanero instead of a jalapeño, but wow, this is so delicious, and cheap, too! Thanks, man.

  2. Madelyn says

    I tried this last night. I doctored it a bit (added onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and a dash of cumin) and used these for nachos. DELISH! Thanks so much. For the record, I’m at about 3500 feet. I cooked the beans for 38 minutes with high pressure and I would actually do 2 minutes more for beans that fall apart.

  3. Thanks! I was looking for a shortcut, though I suppose it was a silly question in retrospect.

    Tried out this recipe, and it is the best I’ve tried out so far. Soooo good. I’m living in Africa at the moment, so Mexican joints are non-existent. This really sated the craving. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks! I don’t think it’s the KR – I use it as one of my test Pressure cookers. Timing is one of those tricky things for recipes – especially with simmering away liquid. Too many variables – the stove, the pan…that’s why I try to explain what to look for before I mention a time.

  5. Deliafern says

    Made this recipe this morning; fantastic! Followed the recipe exactly. The last step took longer to cook down than 8 minutes — more like 16 minutes — and wondered if it was because my Kuhn Rikon may not lose as much liquid in the cooking process as other PCs. The quest fresco was a perfect topper. Can’t wait to serve it to friends.

  6. Yes, or they’re just pureed beans, not refried beans. (Not that there’s anything wrong with pureed beans, but they do taste better when they’re fried.)

  7. V says

    If I am using a food processor, do I still need to fry them?

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