Saturday, May 28, 2016

Grilled BBQ Potato Bundles with Chorizo


It is now officially the grilling season and before the weekend escapes, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes. Potatoes are one of my preferred food groups, so I always try to work them into any outdoor menu. I've had my share of potato salads, but sometimes potatoes on the grill are a welcome change. Make some room on the grill next to the chicken and give everyone something new. Honestly, I could make a whole meal out of these! And well, I kind of did. Manservant is now in Europe and my cooking skills are becoming quite casual. so to speak!


Get out your preferred picnic gear and get the party rolling. I must say that this vintage red checked tablecloth came from my mother. When cleaning out her linen closet I came across a whole bunch of them. Turns out she had made these with her mother for a party she gave after her wedding, for the lovely ladies who had given her bridal showers. Now that's history folks!

Well, this potato recipe is not vintage yet, but I promise if you make them, they will quickly become history!


Grilled BBQ Potato Bundles 
Time To Make: About 20 minutes active and 30-60 minutes to grill
Adapted from: The BBQ Bible-Steven Raichlen
Serves 4
Ingredients:
4 T melted butter in a mixing cup
1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/4" thick
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t coarse salt
1/4 t ground pepper
1/2 t smoked paprika
1 small onion thinly sliced
4 oz Palacios dried chorizo sliced thin
2 T ketchup
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 t sriracha
Directions:
Set up your grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium. If you do't know how to do this, it is as simple as preheating the entire grill. When you are ready to grill, you turn off one side.

Cut 2 sheets of heavy duty foil, each 14 x 18 inches. Place a sheet of foil, shiny side down, narrow edge toward you. Brush some melted butter in the center of each piece of foil. Arrange 1/4 of the sliced potatoes on each piece. Brush well with butter. Sprinkle with seasonings. Don't worry if you want to add more, just do it! Top with sliced onion and chorizo slices. Now top with rest of potatoes. Brush with rest of butter. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, lemon juice and sriracha to the buttered mixing cup. Stir well. Spoon mixture evenly over the two bundles of potatoes. Now fold the top half of the foil over the potatoes and bring the top and bottom edges together. Fold the edges several times to make a tight seal. When ready to cook, place the bundles in the center of the hot grate, with the heat turned off. Leave the other side on. Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Each grill is different, but this could take 30-60 minutes. On mine it takes 60! The bundles may or may not puff up, so be careful when opening to avoid steam burns. 

More Picnic fare:
Old Fashioned BBQ Chicken
Real Potato Salad
Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Aioli
Old Bay Potato Salad and other picnic favorites
Triple Root beer Floats

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41 comments:

  1. To be honest, I am not really a big fan of potatoes, but this one with chorizo looks just too darn delicious and tempting! A great one, Abbe.

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    1. Potatoes seem to do that to folks. You either love 'em or not so much! I think these might convince you, though!

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  2. Your blog makes me so hungry every time I visit! This one is no different. I can eat potatoes for every meal and this one has bags of flavour in there. Great recipe!

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    1. Thanks Sonali. How about I'll supply the potatoes and you supply the cake?

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  3. Huge potato fan..and I make a couscous chorizo bake by Rocardo that we love so this is sure to be a winner..Love the tablecloth story.

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    1. I loved the flavor that the chorizo and smoked paprika added to the dish.And I love how I cooked them a little too much so that the bottom layer got mice and crispy!

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  4. Did she say smoked paprika? I'm in! And had to chuckle about potatoes being your favorite food group - me too! I can blame my mom for that one. :) I think we had potatoes every single day when I was growing up. Love this recipe Abbe, and yay for grilling season.

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    1. My mom made boiled or baked and that was that. I was so happy to find that they came in other versions! Thanks Lea Ann!

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  5. Morning Abbe, I am a potato fiend, love this spicy little twist. Sounds delicious!

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  6. Love the tablecloth history! Love this dish, too. Can never resist potatoes. We'll be having German Potato Salad for Memorial Day (the kind with hot bacon dressing), but this looks really tempting. But there are plenty of BBQ opportunities coming up, so there's plenty of time! :-) Really nice -- thanks. And Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. Funny that I had no idea about the tablecloth. I just thought it was the standard one that everyone had! I'm never on to turn down any kind of potatoes, John!

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  7. The potato bundles look great, and the tablecloth is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Like I said it is a standard pattern but this one my mom and grandma made!

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  8. Those potato bundles are calling my name, they look delicious.

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    1. Thanks Karen! They were delicious. Were-because there are none left!

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  9. That is my kind of meal too Abbe - love potatoes on the grill. Have a lovely holiday!

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    1. I love most anything on the grill Tricia but these are fabulous!

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  10. I LOVE potatoes and this recipe sounds awesome, Abbe! As always you made me hungry! :)

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    1. Good to make you hungry Nicole! You always do the same to me!

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  11. Oh, my. What a fabulous combination!! Happy Memorial Day, Abbe!!! xo

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    1. Thanks Liz! And what a great combo it was!

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  12. It sounds wonderful and so easy, I love it!

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    1. I would tell you the best part is how easy it is, but the best part is how good they taste!

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  13. I love potatoes and this is a super flavorful way to prepare them!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I was so happy to fin a recipe like this!

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  14. Potatoes are great and I'll admit that chorizo is of of my preferred food groups. GREG

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    1. Well then. Chorizo ranks pretty high for me, too!

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  15. This is the perfect summer meal!!! A one pot meal, cooked outside and nothing to wash!! Love the spiciness of it as well!!!

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    1. No Pots! Hurray! The spiciness is more like an undertone-and a good undertone it is!

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  16. This makes me want to schedule a barbecue, I love anything in little foil packets, but potatoes and chorizo?? Yum! And the story of the tablecloths is fabulous, how lovely that you still have them :)

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    1. I love bbq's in the summer!Foil packets are fun and oh so easy! Thanks Sue!

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  17. I love this recipe Abbe, and the history behind the tablecloth! My Mom still has towels in her house that I used when I last lived with her 20+ years ago.

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    1. Who knew> I thought everyone had a tablecloth like this! And I guess they probably do, but their mother didn't make it! I made her throw away the old towels! It was time!

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  18. What a wonderful story about the red checked tablecloths, Abbe! Although we usually save potatoes for the weekend, this would be such a delicious and easy week night meal - especially for my chorizo-loving hubby :)

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    1. So easy-and good things shouldn't be saved just for the weekend!

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  19. This will become my go-to bbq dish this summer. I haven't grilled yet this year and need to pull the grill out of the garage. Hopefully this weekend!

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    1. Our grill never gets put away...which is probably why it has seen better days! I do think you will enjoy these Holly!

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  20. Abbe, this potato dish looks so good...I love the flavors in it...indeed perfect for Summer grilling season.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana! Perfect for grilling season!

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  21. You need to come over for a barbecue soon . . . and you are bringing the potatoes! These look delicious.

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