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Old 11-23-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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DURKEE Broil-N-Grill Seasoning

i don't know if you folks have ever used this seasoning by Durkee, but it's the absolute best... giving your red meat or poultry a PERFECT right-off-the-grill taste.

but, Durkee doesn't make it anymore...

i have one bottle left and it's already open. does anyone here know of a similar grill-tasting seasoning or does anyone know a place that can "break" a seasoning blend to give you proportions?

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Old 11-24-2006, 03:01 AM   #2
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Sorry BC, but I have no clue.

Googled the product but all I got was a previous posting of yours on DC.

The only product by Durkee I use is the sauce, which I have several jars of, and use on sandwiches as a spread. I like it but think that stems from the fact that it was used a lot when I was a kid.

Sorry, off topic.

Went to the Durkee site, and there sure is no mention of it.

I would write the company. It is probably a futile errand but the effort might get you something, at least worth a few e-mail key strokes in my opinion.

Would read the label. That will probably also not be of much use as they carefully tell you about all of the poly-phosphonates and other chemicals and then say 'selected spices' or something like that. Phooey. But worth the gander.

And would then taste the stuff, straight out of the bottle. And then dilute it a tad with water. (That may sound strange but flavors are sometimes released with a bit of water.) And, thusly, try to figure out what is in it.

I fear the palate is the only recourse here.

Also try the bit you have left with friends and family, see what they think.

And then experiment.

You may never find the 'secret' recipe, but along the way you may come up with a really good seasoning.

That is all I can offer, sorry.
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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aunt dot, thanks for the advice.

i've ALREADY contacted both Durkee & Tone's products to ask about the product.

they do NOT make it anymore and have NONE in storage.

upon further research, i found a link that referenced a trademark violation of some type... i'm thinking they pulled the product for "other" reasons because they couldn't keep it on the shelves; it was selling like crazy.

ingredients:
salt, spices, dehydrated onion, hydrolyzed corn, soy & wheat protein, dehydrated garlic, paprika (for color), Red 40 Lake, yellow 5 lake, blue 2 lake, less than 2% silicon dioxide to prevent caking.

now that i think of it, what ingredient actually adds the wonderful, "grill-like" taste?
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:56 PM   #4
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I suspect that Michael in FW is the person to address that question!
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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Sorry BC, I think it is included in the 'spices'.

It ain't the lakes, that's for darn sure.

Guess it goes back to the old taste test. Sorry.

Take care.
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:40 PM   #6
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Attention Black Chef...Today I was in my local "Wally World" and saw a product that was Durkee brand...one for chicken, one for beef, mesquite etc....was in a 6.2 oz bottle...is this the product you are talking about?
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:02 PM   #7
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Black chef, I recommend that you find a new favorite seasoning. One that I recently tried is Pappy's Choice Seasoning. It gave the steak that I grilled a great flavor. The ingredients in it are: kosher salt, paprika, pepper, coriander, mustard, celery seed, garlic, onion, and fines herbs. I have included the link below.

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Old 01-02-2007, 12:20 AM   #8
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Hello black chef,

I found this site because I too was doing a "Google" search for Broil-n-Grill. I first learned about the stuff back around 1972 in SE Michigan where I grew up. At that time, I beleive it was "Franks" brand that owned B-n-G. My buddy had turned me onto the stuff which we would put on Hamburger patties and cook on the gas grill. It made the hamburger patties taste more like steak burgers. We luved the stuff. Then it went away for a long time. I think it was sold to another brand and was probably being sold at a different grocery chain. It later turned up again under the Durkee brand name around 1990 or 1995. I had gone to live in California, and my buddy (same one) who was still living in Michigan told me about it. I soon after visited and began making a habit of stocking up on the BnG so I could keep about a years supply on hand in California. Around 1998 me and my buddy had heard that BnG wasn't being made anymore (we called Durkee and asked them when we couldn't find it on the shelf at our regular store). We soon discovered an Albertsons that must have had a good supply of Broil-n-Grill left. On my very next visit to Michigan I shopped through all the local Albertsons and bought up all I could find, which wound up being about 10 shaker bottles. Using it as sparingly as I could ... I made it last up till now and I only have a small sample amount left in the last shaker (which I refuse to use). I have the same thought as you ... find a lab to get the stuff broken down to its basic "spice's".

My calls to Durkee have resulted in the same thing you reported, that its been discontinued.

I've wondered why Durkee would discontinue Broil-n-Grill and not sell the recipe to another company. Now this is just my speculation, but I think Durkee has used the combination of "spice's" in another of their products ... Durkee "Steak Dust". I spottd this stuff in a "Sams Club" and bought some on a hunch. It is not Broil-n-Grill but is has a very familiar quality to it. I figured I could make something close to BnG by using the "Steak Dust" as a foundation. I started with the Steak Dust and then added equal parts of Lawry's Seasoning Salt, Paprika and Ground Black Pepper. The result may not be exact but it is very close. See if you agree.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:18 AM   #9
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Hello black chef,

I found this site because I too was doing a "Google" search for Broil-n-Grill. I first learned about the stuff back around 1972 in SE Michigan where I grew up. At that time, I beleive it was "Franks" brand that owned B-n-G. My buddy had turned me onto the stuff which we would put on Hamburger patties and cook on the gas grill. It made the hamburger patties taste more like steak burgers. We luved the stuff. Then it went away for a long time. I think it was sold to another brand and was probably being sold at a different grocery chain. It later turned up again under the Durkee brand name around 1990 or 1995. I had gone to live in California, and my buddy (same one) who was still living in Michigan told me about it. I soon after visited and began making a habit of stocking up on the BnG so I could keep about a years supply on hand in California. Around 1998 me and my buddy had heard that BnG wasn't being made anymore (we called Durkee and asked them when we couldn't find it on the shelf at our regular store). We soon discovered an Albertsons that must have had a good supply of Broil-n-Grill left. On my very next visit to Michigan I shopped through all the local Albertsons and bought up all I could find, which wound up being about 10 shaker bottles. Using it as sparingly as I could ... I made it last up till now and I only have a small sample amount left in the last shaker (which I refuse to use). I have the same thought as you ... find a lab to get the stuff broken down to its basic "spice's".

My calls to Durkee have resulted in the same thing you reported, that its been discontinued.

I've wondered why Durkee would discontinue Broil-n-Grill and not sell the recipe to another company. Now this is just my speculation, but I think Durkee has used the combination of "spice's" in another of their products ... Durkee "Steak Dust". I spottd this stuff in a "Sams Club" and bought some on a hunch. It is not Broil-n-Grill but is has a very familiar quality to it. I figured I could make something close to BnG by using the "Steak Dust" as a foundation. I started with the Steak Dust and then added equal parts of Lawry's Seasoning Salt, Paprika and Ground Black Pepper. The result may not be exact but it is very close. See if you agree.
Wow!!! it's good to see that i'm NOT alone in my praise for this product.

i did find a company that can break down the spices to see what ratios of what are being used, but they are MAD expensive, and i've declined NOT to move forward.

i'll try the "steak dust" you mentioned along with the additional seasoning salt/pepper blend.

what a great product.
what a sad ending to its marketing.
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i don't know if you folks have ever used this seasoning by Durkee, but it's the absolute best... giving your red meat or poultry a PERFECT right-off-the-grill taste.

but, Durkee doesn't make it anymore...

i have one bottle left and it's already open. does anyone here know of a similar grill-tasting seasoning or does anyone know a place that can "break" a seasoning blend to give you proportions?
The ingredients are listed on the label. Why not make some yourself? I guess copycat should give it a whirl.
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