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All Sauced Up gets all fired up at Stagecoach
May 09, 2011
Getting the chance to competing against some of the best teams in the country is perk-enough for many, but throw in some great country music and you’ve got one heck of an event.
Now imagine winning that same competition two years in a row – and the Kingsford Points Chase.
For “Dangerous Dave” Malone, that dream became a reality when his team, All Sauced Up, took home the Grand Championship at the 2011 Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championship in Indio, Calif.
All Sauced Up consists of Dave, his wife Mary Beth and their nine-year old son, Ryan. The family team is based in Valencia, Calif. and has been competing for three years.
Dave, an avid griller and BBQ’r, took an interest in competitive barbeque after watching the contests on the Food Network. He entered the sport of barbeque the same way many others do, as a judge. Dave enjoyed being around the teams and wanted to immerse himself fully into the sport so he decided to take up the cooking side – and he hasn’t looked back since.
The team competes in about 12 contests each year and coincidentally (or not), his favorite event of the season is the Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championship. Having competed there three times, it’s safe to say he’s earned the famed Grand Champion gold record.
In addition to winning the Grand Championship and Kingsford Points Chase at Stagecoach, All Sauced Up also finished second in pork, chicken and brisket (which also happens to be Dave’s favorite category). The family team also took home third place in ribs.
Like any true backyard griller, Dave loves to fire up the grill even when he’s not competing. His favorite recipe is a marinated tri-tip with BBQ sauce, which he prepares with Worcestershire sauce and a rub (he says you can use your “favorite rub”). The tri-tip is then grilled indirectly on a Weber kettle for one hour – flipping once – and then sliced across the grain after letting the meat rest.