Trailgating: A pellet grilling and bourbon barbequing experience with Chef Edward Lee


A Family Tradition.
Chef Lee sits down with Freddie Noe, an 8th generation distiller at Jim Beam®, to talk about how bourbon has evolved and how family traditions have influenced their business. Follow along to find a new spin on a famous Beam family recipe.

Knob Creek® Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

Smoker: Rider DLX Prep Time: 40 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

Chef Lee's slant on a Jim Beam® family tradition: a double-cut pork chop with seared mushrooms & peppers, served with a creamy Knob Creek® bourbon mustard sauce.

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EP.2Buffalo Trace®

Kentucky In A Bottle.
Chef Lee takes a step back in time at Buffalo Trace® and explores the history of the state of Kentucky and how the land & the seasons impact the distilling process. With that as his inspiration, he creates a dish that’s quintessential Kentucky.

Buffalo Trace® Peach Glazed Beef Short Rib

Smoker: Rider DLX Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 10 hours 30 mins

If you could put Kentucky on a plate, this is how you'd do it. Chef Lee’s 10-hr. smoked beef short ribs bring a hearty, smoky flavor made even more delicious by a sweet and savory bourbon peach glaze.

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EP.3Maker's Mark®

A Community Of Craftsmen.
Chef Lee travels to Maker’s Mark® where a dedication to not only craft but the people that practice it, has built a community like no other. Keeping with that theme of community, Chef Lee creates one of his most communal dishes: chicken wings.

Maker's Mark® Smoked Wings With White Sauce

Smoker: Rider DLX Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 45 mins to 1 hour

Nothing makes you feel more like a community than sharing a big plate of wings. Drenched in an Alabama white sauce, these Maker’s Mark® smoked soy ginger wings give you an unforgettable combo of smoke, sweetness and acidity.

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EP.4James E. Pepper

Worth The While.
Chef Lee shines a light on the untold story of Ella Pepper and her husband Col. James E. Pepper, and how time & effort are the key ingredients in both bourbon and in cooking. There’s no better example of this than Chef Lee’s smoked chicken fried rice.

James E. Pepper Chicken Fried Rice

Smoker: Rider DLX Prep Time: 50 mins Cook Time: 1 hour 25 mins

A classic dish with a modern twist. Featuring chicken two ways and seasoned generously stuffed with garlic, miso and country ham, this fried rice feast is the perfect blend of salty, smoky and umami flavor.

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Scenic photograph of the Oklahoma Joe's® Rider DLX Pellet Grill surrounded by rustic barrels and wooden crates.
Chef Edward Lee drizzling sauce from a spoon onto a plate of chicken wings.
The cover for Caleb Caudle's album titled 'Better Hurry Up' depicting the artist seated in a chair while wearing a hat and sunglasses.
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