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This past weekend, I had an opportunity to witness a real live cook-off when I headed out to the American Sale in Carol Stream to see the Bull Burger Battle. The smell of the grills, the bright sunshine beaming down, and the promise of tasty eats were just a few of the reasons that I was glad to find myself there.
The next big competition will be in California and then Indianapolis, Indiana in September – check it out if you’re in the area! 2014’s Winner Wade Fortin was there to make his award-winning burger and it was as delicious as it sounds!
“El Jefe” – The “El Jefe” is a chipotle butter stuffed ribeye cheeseburger with agave glazed bacon, roasted corn pico de gallo, avocado aioli, picante ketchup, and crispy tortilla strips. The key to this burger’s success is the fact that all the condiments simply work so well together. Nothing stands out too strong, but at the same time you can taste every layer of flavor.
It was the perfect day for some hot competition with tents, grills, tables, and the perfect recipes being put together!
Hard at work, these grillers never even knew I was watching and the food smelled delicious!
Families came out for the festivities, including a great space for some jumping and face painting. A great way to spend some time before the big competition and judging!
I spotted this big boy and KNEW my husband would love something like this. Stoneware, brick oven, yes please! I would love to build something like this in our new space next summer!
I LOVED this competitor’s name – BBQ,
Bad Good to the BONE! Even better? Need a break and head inside for an A/C break and some quality patio shopping!
This was my FAVORITE grill! It was MASSIVE and just what my husband would love to have to grill up his favorites. THIS is the perfect grill for a BBQ competition and this competitor was ready to get rocking and rolling!
Plenty of space to sit and relax throughout the competition and some GREAT sales at the tent sale outside! If I had a car big enough for what I wanted, I would have walked away with it!
About Bull Burger Battles
Bull Outdoor Products is on a nationwide search to find the country’s best burgers and you could be on your way to food fame and fortune! The nation’s best burger cooks and chefs will be squaring off in the Bull Burger Battle, a series of five live event burger cookoffs across the country. Up to 18 competitors in each city, from backyard heroes to notable cooks and restaurants, will be firing up for bragging rights as the ‘best burger’ in their hometown and an amazing Bull Outdoor grill. And it doesn’t stop there, each Bull Burger Battle champion will have a chance to prove their burger isn’t just the best burger in their hometown, but the best in the world! – See more here!