The annual gridiron showdown is coming up, and our family is preparing for company! I love this recipe from The Country Cook for savory meatballs made in a slow cooker. They’re a sure-fire hit for your football watch party.
I always say … May the host with the best food win!
Photo Courtesy: The Country Cook
1 (32 oz.) bag frozen meatballs
1 (18 oz.) jar grape jelly
1 (18 oz.) bottle of Sonny Bryan’s BBQ sauce
Place frozen meatballs in a cold slow cooker.
Add the grape jelly and BBQ sauce on top, and stir well until combined.
Cook the mixture on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2 – 2 ½ hours until completely cooked through (stirring occasionally.)
When they’re finished, set your crock pot to the “keep warm” setting and let guests serve themselves. (Place small bowls with toothpicks next to the meatballs. For easy-eating finger food!)
This is one of my favorite (fast) recipes with a tasty, Texas twist. Perfect for a busy weeknight!
½ lb. Sonny Bryan’s pulled pork or chicken ($6.39)
¼ cup chopped cilantro
5 green onions, minced
4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
several pats of butter
Toppings: sour cream, guacamole, Pico de gallo
Garnish: fresh cilantro sprig
In a large bowl, combine the pork, cilantro and green onions. Spoon the pork mixture evenly on ½ of each tortilla, and sprinkle generously with cheese. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to seal. Spread butter on both sides of each quesadilla.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook each quesadilla for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until browned.
Cut quesadilla in quarters, and serve with your favorite toppings and garnish.
Today is opening day for the newest Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse in beautiful Cottonwood Heights, Utah. We are thrilled to offer our legendary Texas-style barbecue in yet another locale! Classic offerings like sliced beef, pulled pork, delicious sides and much more can be enjoyed in our dining room or ordered in advance for takeout. Our barbecue sandwiches are a big hit with the lunch-time crowd, and catering is also available. Please call 801.561.3018 for details.
7044 Union Park Avenue
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Mon thru Thurs: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri + Sat: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM
Supporting local organizations has always been a part of our business, and we want to shine a light on a few that are near and dear to us in the coming months. This month, we’re featuring Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Since 2010, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse has donated food on a weekly basis to “The Kitchen” at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas. The Kitchen is a volunteer-run and community-supported service of Cornerstone that provides a meal seven days a week to area homeless. In total, approximately 6,000 meals are served each month.
We are proud to support this fantastic organization as they continue to provide valuable food to those in need. Here are a few pics Cornerstone sent to us of volunteers and patrons enjoying our barbecue at “The Kitchen.”
From superheroes to animals and everything in between, little ones get a meal on us, just in time for Halloween! Kids in costume eat free October 27 – 31 at all Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse locations, with the purchase of an adult entrée. (Dine-in orders only, please.)
Visit www.sonnybryans.com for store locations and hours.
Sonny Bryan's BBQ sauce
Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
(Serves 4 to 6)
Each month, we’ll feature a new barbecue recipe courtesy of Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse’s own “Baron of Beef” Dave Rummel. Keep an eye out for future posts, share them with friends and pin them on Pinterest!
1 – 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (18 oz.) jar of your favorite barbecue sauce (Our Pick: Sonny Bryan’s World Famous Barbecue Sauce, available online and at all locations)
1 medium, sweet onion, sliced
4 – 6 hamburger buns
Remove all visible fat from the chicken and place it in a slow cooker.
Arrange sliced onion on top of the chicken.
Pour enough barbecue sauce to cover the chicken.
Place a lid on the slow cooker, and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until the chicken is nice and tender.
Shred the chicken with a fork. Scoop the saucy chicken mixture onto bottom buns and top with top buns.
Serve with a side of cole slaw and enjoy!
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse is ready for football, and we’re kicking off the season in Dallas this weekend! The mighty Mustangs will square off with the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks this Saturday, 9/8, at 7 p.m. Lucky fans enjoying the game on the Club Level at Gerald J. Ford Stadium will be treated to our famous Texas barbecue as they watch SMU fight for victory on the field.
No matter which team you’re rooting for this fall, Sonny Bryan’s fans are always on the winning side!
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse is pitching in to stock pantry shelves at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, but we need your help. From now until Friday (August 31), bring canned food to a Dallas-area Sonny Bryan’s location and receive 1% off your purchase for every can you donate, up to 20% off! It’s an easy way to save a little on your favorite Texas BBQ while helping make a big impact. (Discount offer valid in Texas only. Excludes Love Field location.)
The “Grocery Store” at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand now serves 275 families thanks to a new facility that opened in April. Sonny Bryan’s food drive comes at the perfect time for the non-profit, because shelves are bare.
Stop by one of these Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse locations with cans through Friday:
The Original – Inwood | Richardson – Coit & Campbell | West End | Las Colinas | Lovers Lane
Downtown – Tunnel | Fort Worth – Alliance Center
Have you heard the news? D Magazine readers named Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse as their pick for the “Best Barbecue” in Dallas again! Each year, the magazine polls readers online to help determine “the top places to eat, drink and play in Dallas.” The full list of hot spots is available here.
We are honored to have been selected by the great folks in and around the Metroplex, who know and love our barbecue. Here’s to those who cast their vote for Sonny Bryan’s!
From cooler temps and football to the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year, there’s so much to be thankful for in November. As you make plans to celebrate the season with family and friends this Thanksgiving, consider Sonny Bryan’s and save hours in the kitchen.
Choose Sonny Bryan’s Smoked Turkey ($39.99) or our Boneless Smoked Ham ($36.99) as your centerpiece. Then, add a few of our savory sides ($12.99 each), including green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and traditional stuffing, to the mix. Each side will feed up to 15 hungry guests. Don’t forget our delicious dinner rolls – just $4.49/dozen.
Create your own combo of menu items, or order our best value:
The Sonny Bryan’s Turkey Package – For just $59.99 (plus tax), you can make a feast for as many as 15 people that features following:
(1) 14-16 lb. Sonny Bryan’s Smoked Turkey
Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Dozen Dinner Rolls
Place your order by Friday, November 18, online here, or by calling your nearest Sonny Bryan’s restaurant. We will be closed Thanksgiving Day to be with our families, but we hope you and yours celebrate with Sonny Bryan’s on the table!