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Tom Jackson

Staff Chef

Chef Tom Jackson is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita. In 2008 he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Oregon Culinary Institute. Tom studied both general culinary skills as well as baking and pastry while working as a cook in a variety of restaurants. After graduating from Oregon Culinary Institute he began working as a bread baker and pastry chef at the renowned Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Northwest Portland. He spent more than four years honing his skills under James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Ken Forkish.

In that time he and his wife had their first child, and the draw of home and family grew stronger. Longtime friends of the Cary family, owners of All Things Barbecue, they returned to Kansas to help All Things Barbecue continue to excel in their cooking classes. Tom has been further developing and building cooking classes and private events at All Things Barbecue since March 2014.

Chorizo Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Salsa Verde

Chorizo Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Salsa Verde Recipe

We’re going big on flavor this week with these Chorizo Stuffed Pork Chops and Smoked Salsa Verde! The pork is first marinated in a scratch-made mixture of fruit juices, tequila and aromatics, then stuffed with salty chorizo and cotija cheese before getting some char on the Kamado Joe Classic Joe II. Couple that with the bright flavors and smokiness of the salsa verde, and you’ve got a winning combination!

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Wood-Fired Chicken Flatbread

Wood-Fired Chicken Flatbread Recipe

There’s nothing like building a fire and cooking a meal over it. It’s a primal way of cooking that connects you to your food and creates incredible flavor, color and texture. The Clementi Pulcinella Wood Fired Oven gives you the opportunity to do this in style. In this beautiful, delicious Wood-Fired Chicken Flatbread recipe, we explore the versatility of the wood-fired oven and win big with the finished product!

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Grilled Ribeye with Pickled Pepper Purée

Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe

This week we’re bringing you a killer week night dinner option. This Grilled Ribeye with Pickled Pepper Purée is HUGE on flavor, but super easy to prepare. For the best flavor and texture, you’ll want to grab a couple monster, thick-cut, ribeye steaks and divvy them up to serve. The fattiness of the Grilled Ribeye steaks is perfectly complimented by the Italian influenced flavor profile of the Pickled Pepper Purée.

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Smoked Roast Beef Sandwich

Smoked Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe

Forget buying your roast beef at the deli counter, this homemade Smoked Roast Beef will save you money and blow your taste buds away! And we’re taking this all the way with a savory, herbaceous smoked roast beef sandwich featuring fire roasted red bell peppers and a creamy horseradish spread!

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Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Pork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe

Pork Belly Burnt Ends are quickly becoming a new barbecue classic. Of course, these are modeled after the burnt ends from the point meat of the brisket, but they stand alone as an incredibly tasty presentation of the pork belly. This one is great year round, whether it’s for game day snacks, summertime BBQs or holiday parties, and is really simple to prepare!

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Bacon Wrapped Steak Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Wrapped Steak Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd favorite, and these stuffed mushrooms go above and beyond! If you’re a fan of mushroom topped steaks, then you’re sure to love these steak stuffed mushrooms. Pan seared ribeye, sautéed onions and mushrooms, cream cheese and a touch of sparkling wine elevate this recipe. The addition of bacon is the icing on the cake!

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Beef Wellington

Recipe for Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a beautiful dish that layers flavors, creating an entire meal in and of itself. Named after the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, who is revered as a national hero in England for defeating Napoleon at Waterloo. Wellesley was a fan of a dish made of beef, mushrooms, truffles, Madeira wine, and paté cooked in pastry, hence the similar Beef Wellington being named in his honor.

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