Anyone remember BBQ in a can?

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2008/05/06 13:07:09 (permalink)

Anyone remember BBQ in a can?

I grew up in the 50s eating Ireland's canned BBQ. My mom served it over toast. I loved the stuff. Looks like it went off the market back in the 60's. Anyone remember it?
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 13:24:57 (permalink)
    No, but I remember Casteleberry selling BBQ Pork in a can. I saw it as recently as a couple of years ago around here. It actually wasn't that bad either. We'd take it on fishing trips and add plenty of hot sauce to make it better though.


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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 13:42:02 (permalink)
    I think Casteleberry still makes that stuff? I have had it but wasn't a fan.

    The Ireland's was beef and I think it was brisket? It was in sauce, thin sliced, and had a great flavor.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 13:58:43 (permalink)
    bar b que in a can id rather have alpo
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 14:05:10 (permalink)
    I have never talked with anyone who tried Ireland's and didn't love it. Not that I have met more than a few folks who ever tried it. I think it may have been marketed mostly in Texas?

    Hmmm, Alpo... I haven't tried that.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 14:17:58 (permalink)
    Castleberry was making it until last summer. This must have been a bigger story here since the plant is in August, GA.

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/latest/lat_080707_0807Castleberry.shtml

    Last time I looked it still wasn't back on the shelves.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 14:33:04 (permalink)
    Thanks Julee. There were some posts here about the Castleberry recal. I didn't remember the details. Makes me wonder more why Ireland's went off the market. I would love to know.

    Oh, I think Alpo also had a recall?
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 16:17:28 (permalink)
    Smithfield used to make pork barbecue in a can, and we loved it. Anyone know if they still make it?
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 16:30:52 (permalink)
    Complements of Google: http://www.tecnika.com.ar/equipment/catpg_80.htm Strikes me that this is for wholesale, though. I don't see why you couldn't do pulled pork or beef, or even chicken, in a can.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 16:58:43 (permalink)
    Wow, thanks Mitch! I can only hope that Vanee maybe took over the Ireland's recipe. It could be the case?

    Chef, I think Smithfield may still be on the market? Try a google.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 17:12:50 (permalink)
    I seem to remember some sort of canned spare ribs back in the early 60 s
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 17:16:19 (permalink)
    Canned ribs... I want some! Can you dig em up Phil?
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 17:25:24 (permalink)
    Long extinct, I'm afraid. I seem to remember one of the major packing houses put them out in a fairly large can, but i remember little else.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/06 17:48:42 (permalink)
    Phil, I did a fast Google and I think you are right... they are long gone. What opportunities we have here!
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/07 12:14:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by shortchef

    Smithfield used to make pork barbecue in a can, and we loved it. Anyone know if they still make it?


    They sell it in plastic tubs. You can find it in most supermarkets here abouts. Or order it online:

    http://www.smithfieldhams.com/product/97/12

    http://www.vabest.com/catalog/10680030.html

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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/07 12:36:00 (permalink)
    I recall Poss' Pit-Cooked Barbecue in a can years ago. I believe it was related to Poss' of Athens GA.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/07 12:38:27 (permalink)
    Thanks William! That Carolina BBQ on the 2nd link sounds good.

    They sell several brands of small tubs at the stores around here. Curley's and Sadlers are two I can think of. Both make pork and also beef. They are in the cold food section. None is anything like the canned Ireland's Q.

    My quest now is to find out why the Ireland's brand went off the market.
    Joe

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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/09 11:11:40 (permalink)
    Dee Ann Odom, the daughter of the man who ran the Ireland's Chili and BBQ empire out of Wichita Falls has a family restaurant (Odom's Old Town Smokehouse BBQ) in Burleson, TX, where she cooks all of her Dad's old recipes. The website says that Ireland's sold out to Ranch Style Beans of Fort Worth. Looks like a very roadfood-worthy place to dine.

    http://localbizalliance.com/oldtown/oldtown.html
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/09 11:27:19 (permalink)
    Wow, thanks for this info Tom! I knew about Ireland's BBQ in Wichita Falls but could not find a web site.

    Maybe the Ranch Style folks bought the Ireland's canned Q and then stoped making it?
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/09 11:51:28 (permalink)
    I don't know but that would seem to be a safe guess. I'm sure Dee Ann or Delbert Odom would be happy to give you the story straight from the horse's mouth. 817-447-ODOM - (6366)
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/09 14:03:41 (permalink)
    Thanks again Tom!

    I bet they make some great BBQ. I will find out on my next trip through Burleson. And I will give them a call.

    ConAgra now owns Ranch Style Beans. Not sure when they aquired it?
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/09 14:29:09 (permalink)
    Joe, I think we need to get into the canned rib business. We'll make a killin.

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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/10 12:39:14 (permalink)
    Rjb, I never saw the Poss Q. I wonder when they stoped making it?

    Your right Joe! Hmm, pork or beef ribs? Boneless or bone in? We can call them Joe's Ribs!

    I will wait to call the Odom's till next week. I hate to bother them on the week end.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/10 19:04:15 (permalink)
    Thank you, Williamsburger, for the info. I am going to order some BBQ today!
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/22 13:09:21 (permalink)
    First time near my PC since... 12 days or so. I hate when that happens!

    I have still not made the call but it's on my list for today. About 1:30, after the lunch rush might be good?

    Speaking of the plastic tubs Curley's is on sale around here right now. It is way to sweet for my tasts but, if I heat it in some non sweet BBQ sauce, it gets... hmmm, not so bad.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/05/22 13:19:04 (permalink)
    I thought you were away doing research on our canned rib business. Or the BBQ sauce with pickeled jalapeno juice.

    Good to hear from ya.

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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/06/21 18:01:10 (permalink)
    We have used a couple of canned BBQ products Made by BLOEMER'S Food Sales in Louisville. They do "Shredded Beef w/BBQ Sauce" and Shredded Pork w/BBQ Sauce". A 15 oz can was on sale this week for $1.99 at our local market. This out fit has been around for close to 100 years. The meeat isn't bad at all- remembering that it is a canned product. It taste much better than any canned 'Manwich' product I have sampled.
    Check out the web-site at www.bloemerfoods.com

    We opened the can we purchased this week. The shredded Beef in BBQ sauce reminded me of the typical Cincinnati-style chili sauce with meat in it. It has a definite cinnamon flavor that comes thru over any pepper or meat flavor. I had forgotten about the 'regional connection!!'
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/06/21 18:16:12 (permalink)
    Lloyd's BBQ - several styles and meats in 1# tubs - is readily available in the refrigerated section in groceries. I have seen it in both VA and TX. COSTCO's in NOVA sell Smithfield pork BBQ that is pretty decent.

    Canned BBQ probably tastes decent when heated and served. I just wouldn't want to be the one who had to open the can and glop it out into a pan. I think that procedure would ruin my appetite for it.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/06/21 19:44:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MetroplexJim

    Lloyd's BBQ

    I've seen that for years and, I believe I never tried it because meat was not the main ingredient so I figured it was a tub of sauce.
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    RE: Anyone remember BBQ in a can? 2008/06/22 07:37:07 (permalink)
    When I was very young like 60 years ago, I recall my dad buying a canned BBQ that had a packet of sauce in the can which you had to add to the meat product as it cooked.

    I do not recall the name but I do recall it was very tasty but then, back then I guess I enjoyed about everything.

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