Thursday, May 25, 2017

Big Fat Daddy's Famous Pit Beef

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Big Fat Daddy's famous pit beef goes through a five step process before it hits your tummy.  Wayne is careful in his meat selection. Although many articles are written that we use top round, indeed we do not.  Our special selection of meat is cut into small quadrants (always the same way for years) and marinated several days in our famous dry rub seasoning.

Our seasoning is all natural and made in small batch quantities, fresh spices which contains no anti-caking agents.  Dry rubbing keeps the flavor in.   The pieces are then refrigerated for safe keeping.

They are braised and cook over high heat, general a fire box or barrel smoker, using wood. More keys are that wood is used to add the smokey taste, never a smokey additive or seasoning.  Wayne currently uses oak and apple, peach and some others.
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Pit beef seared and bursting with flavor only at ©BigFatDaddy's

The flavorful hunks are turned constantly over high heat, searing the outside making a nice "bark" yet sealing in the flavor. The insides are medium rare to rare.

The next step is the resting process where the meat is resting in order to retain the medium rare on the inside and well done on the outside.  This we have implemented highest quality standards to ensure all HACCP procedures are being met, before we slice it paper thin.

Baltimore Pit Beef
                                Big Fat Daddys famous pit beef ©BigFatDaddy's

At the festival  you will see it going on the grill medium rare, but doesn't take long to hit well done.  It doesn't matter, the meat is so flavorful you will enjoy it on our subs including having it cheesesteak style with yummy peppers and onions.

Big Fat Daddy's has been doing pit beef for over 35 years, and is considered an expert in dry rub seasoning.

Call us to book your company party or catering event today!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Big Fat Daddy's Catering Food Vendor

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It's been awhile.  This season is off to a wet start!  Blah! We have had rain and snow on weekends in April and May and we are hoping for some dry sunshine! Here are some recent photos from us grilling it up at events! 

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We can set up stands at your event, rain or shine!

Rain or shine we'll get the food ready for your catering event or show on time! Don't forget we cater to large parties in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and more!

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 Grilling Lamb for Gyros / Pit Lamb

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Call us for a free quote today! 410-908-9241 (Business Inquiries Only) 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Colossal CrabCake w/ Pit Beef on Food Network

You can watch Wayne's 2nd appearance on Cooking Channel's Carnival Eats showing Noah Cappe how to make the Colossal Got Beef? Crab Cake......airing now on Season 2.  If you missed the first episode don't worry, you can see it from Silver Dollar to Brandywine... 


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Colossal Crab Cake

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Big Fat Daddys Instagram Pit Beef #foodporn

Here are some of Big Fat Daddy's favorite Pit Beef Instagram pictures, make sure to follow us and like our photos on Instagram!  Follow us here -->  @BigFatDaddys

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As you know we're known for our pit beef, brisket and Texas BBQ offerings, and well, a lot of our Instagram is just that. Here's some of our best and prettiest beef photos! Got Beef? ® We do! First you can see how large the hunks of beef that we start .with, these are our bottom round beef flats. They have the brisket and bottom round part attached. Each one can weigh as much as 25 lbs to start depending on the size of the cow. Here is a good example of how we have dry rubbed with our signature blend of spices.

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We just love to watch the beef cook we will sear the edges and cut it down into smaller chunks. A good pit beef sandwich is medium rare on the inside and has a slight "bark" around the edges.  Of course we like our beef, in fact we love our beef, and we like to dress it real pretty!

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See this and more of our pictures on Instagram!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pit Beef Baltimore's Barbeque BBQ Barbecue

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Aside from putting my watermark, this photo remains untouched.

Big Fat Daddy's Famous Pit Beef

Back before the days of Dine in Diners and Dives, Steven Raichlen (Primal Grill, The Barbecue Bible) came to my pit beef stand, which was a tiny restaurant housed on Route 40 in Rosedale for a sandwich.  The printed publicity in newspapers and magazines that followed pretty much changed everything.   Back in those days pit beef stands were everywhere.

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I use the whole flank of bottom round.

A pit beef stand is basically an oversized barn type building that grills the grub inside and serves you at the window.  My late brother Brian & I We took it a step further to ensure customers were cozy in the winter. They used to sit in our oversized heated tent and get our free salad bar in cold Baltimore winters.   Our meal deal back then cost $5.25, you got a nice sandwich, fries, a drink and all you can eat salad bar. Believe it or not that was high priced compared to other places, and we did a lot of business.  I still use bottom round for the most part, as it

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The important part is the dry rub.

Pit Beef

My pit beef is grilled and seared over hardwoods at high temperatures yet the key is the dry rub marination process.  I have a dry rub guide here.    You must have a professional meat slicer to slice it paper thin, pile it high on a kaiser bun. Top with bbq, horseradish or a mix of horseradish and mayo, and thinly sliced white onions.  Oh yeah, this is Baltimore's version of Barbecue.

Rare Pit Beef
Big Fat Daddy's rare Pit Beef Sliced Paper Thin

Side Dishes

Fries go great with pit beef, for a healthy alternative you can find out how to make delicious sweet potato fries.    

How to Make Pit Beef:

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