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Box Overview: Best of the West - Featured Products & Recipes

Welcome to this month's ultimate BBQ experience from Grill Masters Club. This month, you'll explore flavors and recipes that are among the Best of the West.

Leading off, Pineapple Papaya BBQ by Torchbearer Sauces incorporates the sweetness and tang of papaya and pineapple that are often staples of Hawaiian cuisine. The two fruit flavors complement each other extremely well without overpowering, and pair well to create a flavor profile that goes great with kebabs, burgers, chicken, fish and so much more.

Your featured dry rub this month is Missing Link Spice Rub by Bow Valley BBQ, an award-winning vendor from Alberta, Canada that we've featured before. If you also received our March box, then the Missing Link Spice Rub will pair perfectly with the Bigfoot Bold BBQ Sauce you might still have left is the Missing Link, after all.

Miners Mix XXX-Garlic Seasoning is the Grill Master's Choice item. They're family-owned and operated by father and son duo, David and Josh Mandeville, out of Mariposa, California -- the gold mining Mother Lode region near Yosemite National Park. They pride themselves in the fact that none of their ingredients are over 3 syllables, remaining true to their slogan “If It Didn’t Exist In 1850, It Ain’t In Here!”

Calling all hunters, trappers and explorers! Your first featured bonus this month is Hi Mountain Seasoning's Zesty Western Marinade. Drawing on their family heritage as meat processors in the Wyoming frontier and inspired by the knowledge of seasonings and cooking techniques of mountain men, cowboys, pioneers and Native American Indians, Hi Mountain is the premier manufacturer of kits for homemade jerky and sausage. If you like the great outdoors, you'll love this company. Learn more about them below.

If you've never grilled with cedar planks before, here's your chance! Your second featured bonus is Jaccard's Pre-soaked Cedar Grilling Planks. Plank grilling is a centuries old Native American technique that provides robust flavor, pleasing aromas and a moist, even heat cooking surface. The western red cedar adds savory, smoky flavor that goes great with fish, beef, chicken and vegetables!


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Video Introduction

Featured BBQ Sauce: Pineapple Papaya BBQ by Torchbearer Sauces

Like this sauce? Support artisanal sauce makers and buy more Pineapple Papaya BBQ directly from TorchBearer

Torchbearer Sauces Pineapple Papaya BBQ Sauce

Vendor: TorchBearer Sauces (Pennsylvania)

Size: 350ml (12 oz)

Ingredients: Tomato, Brown Sugar, Water, Pineapple, Papaya, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Mustard Powder, Crushed Red Pepper, Salt, Chili Powder, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder.

Try it on: Everything! Burgers, Salads, Dumplings & more

About: Did someone say luau? Sounds good to us! This BBQ is made with real fruit & spices to give it a full tropical flavor with a big sweet start and a little tang to make any dish scream of the islands.

Put it on a burger with a fresh pineapple ring and sweet peppers to make something fit for the gods or even drizzle it over your favorite salad to give it a whole new flavor profile. If you’re feeling particularly bold you can dip Asian dumplings and spring rolls into it for a surprising new experience.

No matter what, when you use Torchbearer Sauces’ Pineapple Papaya BBQ, everyone gets leid.

Grilled Pineapple Papaya Chicken Thighs feat. Pineapple Papaya BBQ by Torchbearer Sauces

Enjoy the sweet flavors of pineapple and papaya with this grilled chicken thigh recipe that calls for Pineapple Papaya BBQ by Torchbearer Sauces.

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Torchbearer Sauces Grilled Pineapple Papaya Chicken Thighs

Sweet Hawaiian Crock-Pot Chicken feat. Pineapple Papaya BBQ by Torchbearer Sauces

Enjoy the flavors of Pineapple Papaya BBQ by Torchbearer Sauces with this easy-to-make weeknight dinner recipe.

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Pineapple Papaya BBQ Sweet Hawaiian Crock-Pot Chicken
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About the Vendor: Torchbearer Sauces

Torchbearer Sauces was founded by Vid, Ben, and Tim, three guys in their 20s with a knack for creating tasty condiments, fiery hot sauces, and tasty recipes with them. Besides creating a range of table sauces and enough recipes to fill a book, Torchbearer has also been turning heads with the world’s first habanero cheesecake.

So how did Torchbearer start, you ask? Well, like many great inventions, the sauce itself started as a fluke. Vid and Ben just happened to have lots of extra habaneros in their gardens that they didn’t want to go to waste. As a result, they decided to create a habanero preserve. Little did they know that it ended up tasting better than anything on the market —so, naturally, they decided to share a good thing.

The three guys took a few days off work, drove from Pennsylvania to Texas—and back (over 72 hours!)—and picked up 666 pounds of habanero peppers. They spent two weeks of chopping, bagging, and freezing the peppers so they’d have enough for the upcoming winter. It wasn’t long before they were making all the sauces themselves, by hand.

Armed with temporary labels and their first full batch of sauce, it was now time to see if the world was ready. The guys went down to the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival in Louisiana and won three national awards with their sauces. More awards started coming and it wasn’t long before the word started getting out. The End.

Okay, well not quite The End. The guys are still hitting the hot sauce festivals and coming up with new concoctions all the time. Check out the latest news. Thanks for visiting the site!

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TorchBearer Sauces founders Vid, Ben, and Tim.


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Featured Dry Rub: Missing Link Spice Rub by Bow Valley BBQ

Like this rub? Support artisanal rub makers and buy more Missing Link Spice Rub directly from Bow Valley

Missing Link Spice Rub by Bow Valley BBQ

Vendor: Bow Valley BBQ Inc. (Canmore, Alberta Canada)

Size: 5.5 oz resealable packet

Ingredients: Sea salt, Cane sugar, Garlic salt (garlic powder, salt), Spices, Smoked paprika (maltodextrin, mesquite smoke flavour), Paprika, Chili powder (spices, salt, garlic powder, citric acid), Onion powder.

Try it on: Everything as a rub! Try pairing with Bow Valley's Bigfoot Bold BBQ Sauce from last month's box.

About: A gluten free blend of spices, sea salts and organic sugars combined to make for great flavour as well as creating a caramelized crust that is desired in any form of cooking. From grilling and searing to slow smoked or roasted, this blend delivers. Ideal as a BBQ rub, with a diverse flavour profile that is a welcomed enhancement with just about anything.


2019 Artisan Flavor Awards 2019: 3rd place in Rubs

Sweet Chili Corn Salsa Pork Belly Tacos feat. Missing Link Spice Rub by Bow Valley BBQ

Upgrade taco night with these delectable pork belly tacos that feature Missing Link Spice Rub from Bow Valley BBQ.

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Missing Link Pork Belly Tacos

Grilled Buffalo Hot Wings feat. Missing Link Spice Rub by Bow Valley BBQ

Use Bow Valley BBQ's Missing Link Spice Rub to take your buffalo wings to the next level.

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Buffalo Hot Wings feat. Missing Link

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About the Vendor: Bow Valley BBQ, Inc.

Bow Valley BBQ is all about flavour and quality. Founder, Jamie Ayles, and Head of Product Development, Chris Dean, pride themselves on creating restaurant quality products. Their culinary backgrounds as executive chefs in the Bow Valley and abroad granted them the ability to create the exceptional flavours Bow Valley BBQ is internationally acclaimed for today.

“We have to love what we do and be huge fans of all food to find success in retail sauces and condiments, and we certainly do. There’s nothing more fulfilling and motivating than seeing our products on the menu in restaurants or watching someone grab a bottle of our product off the shelf in the grocery store.” – Jamie Ayles

Bow Valley BBQ is dedicated to using REAL ingredients, keeping things simple and maintaining the highest standard of products. Mad love and respect for food and restaurant quality creation is what drives Bow Valley BBQ to stand out from the competition. The company pushes the limits while still maintaining familiarity, allowing for the expansion of recipes and elevation of food. Bow Valley BBQ is proud to encourage others to become creators in their kitchens, whether you’re a microwave dinner connoisseur or master chef in training.

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Featured Grill Master's Choice: Original XXX-Garlic Seasoning Rub by Miner's Mix

Need more XXX-Garlic in your life? Support family-owned and operated rub makers and buy XXX-Garlic Seasoning directly from Miners Mix

Miners Mix XXX-Garlic Seasoning Rub

Vendor: Miner's Mix (Mariposa, home of California’s Yosemite National Park)

Size: 6 oz shaker

Ingredients: Garlic, Cane Sugar, Salt, Spices, Rice Fiber, Canola Oil

Try it on: Beef, Chicken, Seafood and Shrimp, Pork, Lamb, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Vegetables, Garlic Bread.

About: XXX-Garlic Dry Rub is NOT your grandmother’s plain ol’ garlic salt. XXX-Garlic is the perfect low salt balanced blend of herbs, spices and garlic…Lots of garlic, powdered, granulated and minced (XXX)!'

The blend is a personal favorite and definitely is not harsh as garlic can often be. It takes any protein, seafood, or vegetable to a whole new addictive level.

Everything benefits from garlic and this versatile seasoning with no heat is perfect for everything cooked indoors on your stove, oven, crock pot, or air fryer, or outdoors on the grill, or smoker.

Don’t just cook your food, craft it to become irresistible with our handmade proprietary blend that’s great on beef, pork, lamb, shrimp, fish, venison, turkey, casseroles, popcorn and vegetables.

There’s no MSG, and at 100 mg sodium/serving, this seasoning is low salt. Our slogan: “If It Didn’t Exist In 1850, It Ain’t In here” means that everything in every Miners Mix product is made from only natural ingredients with nothing man-made.

- David Mandeville, Owner

Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops feat. XXX-Garlic Seasoning Rub by Miners Mix

Break out the grill and impress friends and family with this easy, but delicious, pork chop recipe. Features XXX-Garlic Seasoning Rub by Miners Mix.

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XXX-Garlic Grilled Pork Chops

Smoked Buttery Garlic Shrimp feat. XXX-Garlic Seasoning Rub by Miners Mix

Fire up the smoker and delight friends and family with this easy, delicious smoked garlic shrimp recipe featuring XXX-Garlic Seasoning from Miners Mix out of Mariposa, CA.

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Miners Mix XXX-Garlic Seasoning Shrimp Recipe

About the Vendor: Miners Mix

Miners Mix is a family-owned and operated business, run by Dave and Josh, based in Mariposa -- home of California’s Yosemite National Park. In January, 1848 gold was discovered close by, which led to the 1849 gold rush.

Miners Mix embodies the art of gourmet cooking and flavors that could have been crafted back in the days of the gold miners who used to walk the hills and valleys of this Mother Lode region. There’s no MSG, no flavor enhancers, no preservatives, no artificial colors, and no high-fructose nonsense in any of our products. When you taste Miners Mix on a steak, piece of chicken, or some grilled mushrooms, you really do taste the food, just as those tough ol’ gold miners did so many years ago. Real flavors from real, honest-to-goodness spices because “If It Didn’t Exist In 1850, It Ain’t In Here”.

Miners Mix blends are a natural evolution of over 50 years of tending grills and smokers in searing desert heat as well as in snow and sleet. Great food is a balance of salt, spices and the natural flavors of what you’re eating. Seasonings are supposed to complement the flavor of the food; they should not cover up the natural flavor, nor become the primary flavor of what’s on the plate. After all, one eats foods for the flavor of the meats and vegetables - not the seasoning. We think that’s the way seasonings should be used and trust that you’ll agree.

The genesis of Miners Mix occurred back in 2003 during a year-long sabbatical in Australia with our two young children (Josh and Shelby). Our family drove coast to coast all over that wonderful nation, and we even made it to the island of Tasmania. Being native southern Californians, my wife and I are both addicted to Mexican food, a cuisine sadly represented in Australia where “tortilas” were kept in the grocery frozen foods section, and the first, most abundant ingredient listed on the single salsa brand label happened to be sugar. Surprisingly, masa was available in a local gourmet shop and so out of desperation, I taught myself to make corn tortillas by hand, learned to make refried beans from scratch and began tinkering with spices to make Mexican chorizo.

Upon return to California, and the plethora of chili varieties unavailable “Down Under”, I continued to tinker with my chorizo and other seasoning blends. Friends pushed and demanded that we start selling the seasonings and rub blends that I'd developed over the years. Despite misgivings and great reluctance to jump into a crowded fray, I decided to take the plunge and so in September of 2009, Miners Mix set up shop with a pop-up and folding table at the local Blazin' Hog BBQ competition. We've never looked back!

Thanks so much for your confidence and faith in purchasing our products. Pride in our approach to business swells when fully 99% of all who taste Miners Mix will roll their eyes and remark “OMG! What did you put on this?!” Everyone associated with Miners Mix derives immense satisfaction in seeing the pleasure we bring to folks through our great seasonings helping them to make great food.

- David Mandeville, Owner

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Miners Mix Owners David and Josh Mandeville

Above: Miners Mix Owners, Father & Son David and Josh Mandeville


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Buy any 3 items, get a Retro Label Steak and Veggie Seasoning FREE with promo code GRILLMASTERULTIMATE at*

*Can be used to get multiple retro labels if ordering 6 or more.

Note: Codes cannot be combined, but both can be used multiple times per customer through July 15th - thanks to Miners Mix for these great offers!

Featured Bonus: Zesty Western Marinade by Hi Mountain Seasonings

Love this marinade? Restock your pantry and buy Zesty Western Marinade directly from Hi Mountain here

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Vendor: Hi Mountain Seasonings (Riverton, WY)

Size: 52g

Ingredients: Sugar, salt, dehydrated vegetables (garlic, onion, carrot, bell pepper), maltodextrin, sodium citrate, spices, guar gum, xantham gum, citric acid and natural mesquite smoke flavor.>

Try it on: Wild Game, Veggies, Beef, Chicken, Pork

About: Hi Mountain Zesty Western Marinade is a great all purpose choice for any type of meat and vegetables - just mix with oil and vinegar.

Marinates approximately 2 lbs. of meat or 8 cups of vegetables.

Instructions: Combine 2 Tbsp of Zesty Western Marinade with 4 Tbsp of oil and 1 Tbsp of vinegar per 1 lb. of meat. Mix well. Place meat or vegetables and marinade in a zip lock bag or non-metallic container, tossing to coat. Let marinate 1 hour or over night. We recommend olive oil and white vinegar but others are also fantastic: sesame & peanut oil, apple cider, white and red wine vinegars each contribute their own unique flavor.

Featured Recipes

Hi Mountain Seasoning Zesty Western Flank Steak

Enjoy the authentic flavors of Wyoming with this grilled flank steak recipe that calls for Zesty Western Marinade seasoning by Hi Mountain Seasonings.

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Hi Mountain Seasoning Zesty Western Flank Steak

Zesty Western Chorizo Breakfast Bowl feat. Zesty Western Marinade by Hi Mountain Seasonings

Any day you can start with a chorizo breakfast bowl is bound to be a great one. Features Zesty Western Marinade by Hi Mountain Seasonings in Wyoming.

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Zesty Western Chorizo Breakfast Bowl
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Find a wide variety of recipes at and download the Hi Mountain 30th Anniversary Cookbook here.

About the Vendor: Hi Mountain Seasonings - Steeped in Western Tradition

Located in the heart of Wyoming, Hi Mountain Seasonings was founded in 1991. It is the premier manufacturer of kits for homemade jerky and sausage. Hi Mountain Seasonings has successfully captured distinct, traditional Western flavors in its jerky cure & seasonings, Western-style seasonings, bacon cures and other products that make up the unique line of gourmet Western seasonings.

Hi Mountain’s entire line of products, cooking tips, instructional videos and recipes are also available at Hi Mountain products also can be found at high-end sporting-goods stores, farm-and-ranch stores and many local grocery stores.

For additional information, write: Hi Mountain Seasonings, 1000 College View Drive, Riverton, WY 82501; call toll-free 1-800-829-2285; or visit the company website at

BONUS RECIPES: Download the Hi Mountain 30th Anniversary Cookbook here

Hi Mountain Seasoning 30th Anniversary Cookbook

Above: Get Hi Mountain Seasoning's 30th Anniversary Cookbook for free

The story of Hi Mountain Seasonings begins in Riverton, Wyoming back in 1991 with the introduction of The Original Jerky Cure & Seasoning Kit.

Drawing on their family heritage as meat processors in the Wyoming frontier and inspired by the knowledge of seasonings and cooking techniques of mountain men, cowboys, pioneers and Native American Indians, Hi Mountain Seasonings has grown from that first jerky kit to an expansive product line of more than 200 products - all meticulously hand crafted and true to Western traditions.

This collection of 30 recipes celebrates 30 years of Hi Mountain Seasonings and showcases the versatility of Hi Mountain products.

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Featured Bonus: Jaccard Ready 2 Grill™ Pre-soaked Cedar Planks

Need more? Buy More Pre-soaked Cedar Planks directly from Jaccard.

Jaccard Ready 2 Grill Presoaked Cedar Planks

Vendor: Jaccard Corporation (Rochester, NY)

Size: 2 planks per pack

About: Plank grilling is a centuries old Native American technique that provides robust flavor, pleasing aroma and a moist, even heat cooking surface. The western red cedar adds savory, smoky flavor. Great with fish, beef, chicken and vegetables. 


  • Pre-Soaked Grilling Planks: Save time no need to soak your plank for up to 2 hours before before using on the grill. Jaccard’s patent pending Ready-2-Grill grilling planks eliminate the time and mess of pre-soaking.
  • Premium Cedar Grilling Planks: The Cedar Plank provides moist, even heat across the cooking surface, ensures fragile seafood doesn’t fall through grill grates
  • Wood Plank Serving Board: The Grill Planks can be placed directly on a serving plate for an eye-catching presentation at home or at a restaurant
  • Grilling Accessory: Cedar Grilling Planks add savory, smoky flavor and are great with fish, beef, chicken, pork, veal, vegetables and more. Smooth grilling surface; single time use
  • Western Red Cedar: Premium Western Red Cedar Grilling Planks from certified forests. WORKS ON ANY GRILL – use on gas grill, ceramic grill and charcoal grills

Featured Recipes

Cedar Plank Southwestern Steak feat. Ready 2 Grill™ Pre-soaked Cedar Planks by Jaccard

Jaccard's patent pending Ready-2-Grill grilling planks eliminate the time and mess of pre-soaking cedar planks so you can spend more time doing the things you love without sacrificing flavor.

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Jaccard Pre-soaked Cedar Planks

About the Vendor: Jaccard® Corporation

Jaccard® Corporation is a leading provider of innovative and compelling products to the consumer retail, food service, and food processing markets based in Rochester, NY.

Mission Statement: Continuously delivering innovative and compelling solutions while providing superior customer service with integrity and commitment to building mutually beneficial relationships.

In 1962 Jaccard Corporation began in Buffalo, New York. Priding itself on innovative and compelling products to the consumer retail, food service and food processing markets. Jaccard Corporation founder, Swiss Master Butcher and industry icon, Andre Jaccard, knew that creating compelling and useful products that people wanted was the key to running a successful business.

Today, now located in Rochester, New York, Jaccard still operates by these same principles. We are busy refining existing products and developing new ones with the same desire to provide our customers with the best possible solutions to their everyday needs.

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