Pork Spiedies

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by pops6927, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One of my favorite dishes on the grill is Spiedies, an Italian dish now prepared in the US, primarily in the Binghamton N.Y. area, which is famous for them.  Pieces of pork, chicken, beef or lamb marinated in an oil-based Italian spiced sauce and charcoal-grilled and put in a sub roll, and add whatever toppings you like or choose! I had to go to Binghamton on many occasions for store Grand Openings and it was always a treat to go to a Spiedie Shop and delve into the deliciousness! 



    Consider them for your next outdoor cook!  You could also smoke the meats first, then finish them on a grill for the sear, too!


    The Spiedie marinade was like a strong Italian dressing with wine highlights, something you can easily mimic; cut meat into ½" to 1" cubes,  put in the marinade for 3 days, an oil and vinegar base with Italian seasonings; give it kick if you want with some peppers, wine, hot sauce, etc.   Remove from marinade, smoke and grill or just grill until just done so as not to toughen meat, top with onions, peppers, chili sauce, hot cherry pepper relish, horseradish, horseradish sauce, whatever your favorite condiments are! 

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious Pops!
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another interesting regional specialty.  Thanks Pops!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    interesting i will give it a go
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pops, that sammie looks good!...I had my first Spiedie Sandwich 40 years ago and have loved them since! My Italian Aunt lives in Endicott and has made their own for ever...I'll share her recipe...

    Spiedie Marinade/Sauce

    1/2Cup Olive Oil

    2Cup Red Wine Vinegar

    1/2Cup Worcestershire

    2T Minced Garlic

    1/2tsp Dry Basil

    1tsp Dry Oregano

    2tsp Dry Parsley

    1/2tsp Gran. Garlic

    1tsp Gran Onion

    1/2tsp Red Pepper Flake

    1T Salt

    1T Sugar

    2tsp Black Pepper

    1Cup Red Wine

    Combine all, Mix well and Divide in half to use for Marinade and Sandwich Sauce.

    Makes about 3Cups total.

    Cut 4-5Lbs Meat, any, in 1 inch cubes. Add 1/2 the Marinade/Sauce and Marinate for at least 3 days.

    Place on Skewers and Grill to desired doneness.

    Serve on Italian Bread with additional Sauce.

    Hope you enjoy this...JJ
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  6. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is on my to do list.
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  8. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  They all look like they would be great to try....
  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Thanks for including a link to an old post of mine.  You have jogged that memory.  I have been working on my own spiedie marinade as follows:

    2/3 cup - red wine and/or cider vinegar

    2/3 cup - lemon juice

    1 cup - light olive oil

    6 - cloves garlic, finely chopped

    2 Tbsp - dried parsley

    2 Tbsp - dried basil

    2 tsp - salt

    1 tsp - pepper

    Pinch - oegano

    1 tsp - Tones Rosemary-Garlic seasoning

    Take care, Have fun, and Do good!


  10. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man Pops, those look good, so good I decided to make them for our weekly Friday night family get together dinner, I had some veal in the freezer I thawed and will be trying some pork too, both are languishing in JimmyJ's marinade for three days, I'll be trying a new recipe of Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomato Bread for the buns to compliment the grilled Spiedies.

    I have a question, how do I used the reserved marinade sauce, ...pour in on the bun or heat it and dip it French dip style?

    Thanks Pops and JimmyJ, I'm sure our dinner  will be very pleasurable, ...Sausageboy and meowey I made the marinade before I came back and found your recipes, so for the next ones I try your recipes.


  11. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Pops

    I WAS worried for a moment I read the post real quick and thought speedos were gonna be involved.
  12. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Absolutely, your post was a year before I even came here and so glad you introduced them to everybody!  Very few people know about these and they are such a great specialty item, and even listed in Wikipedia!  As a meat manager we had them in our meatcases in the 70's and 80's with authentic Spiedie Sauce®; they were strictly controlled to be the same in every store; our VP of Meat Operations was directly from Italy and it was a pet project of his! 
  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  14. Love spiedies!

    Real spiedies are pretty basic, a simple marinade of oil, vinegar (or lemon juice), salt, pepper and rosemary for the real thing, sometimes a few other compatible flavors...but nothing weird.
    Grilled and served on an Italian roll or bread and topped with fresh sauce.
    Anything else is not an authentic southern tier spiedie.
    Brought to this country by Italian immigrants and derived from the Italian word for skewer, spiedo.


    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  15. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Another one to add to "evernotes"
  16. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    Great recipes, am going to try soon. DDF, thanks for origin, it always makes me happy to know where it comes from.
  17. Going to have to do these...Nice looking sandwich. I like the marinade JJ and meowey...Gonna do it soon....[​IMG]
  18. Thanks for the recipes...gonna try these!
  19. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Looks great
  20. Here's the recipe that we use, it's from one of the old spiedie shops, now long gone.

    Authentic Spiedies

    4 pounds lamb (or pork or chicken) cubed
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/2 cup vinegar (we use cider vinegar)
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried parsley
    2 teaspoons dried mint flakes
    1 tablespoon dried rosemary
    1 teaspoon celery salt
    1 bay leaf, broken in pieces

    Place meat in a bowl. Add oil to coat it. Mix all the other ingredients with the vinegar and add to the meat. Mix thoroughly and marinade in refrigerator for at least 24 hours.

    Place on a skewer and grill all sides evenly until done, Don't overcook!!!

    Serve by wrapping Italian bread or a roll around the meat and pulling it off the skewer with the bread. Top with a little fresh sauce, NOT used marinade!!!

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012

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