Deep Pit BBQ
We throw as much wood as possible in the box over four hours and then let it burn down for another three hours. All the while the rocks are slowly absorbing the heat.
Once the fire has burnt down, an aluminum frame with baking sheets holding packets of seasoned meat is lowered into the pit.
After seventeen hours or so, the pit is opened and the meat is removed. It is tender and moist. We look forward to experimenting with different seasonings. We intend to use the pit for our two annual festivals, young adult group events, and other moments of entertaining.  
Already we have started offering unexpected bbq takeout after Mass, “on the house” in gratitude to our parishioners. “When is the next bbq?” “I don’t know; you just have to come to Mass.”
We have added a Deep Pit BBQ to increase our ability to serve great food at the parish. A four by five feet concrete structure, partially underground, is lined with riverbed rocks  encasing a stainless steel box, two feet wide, three feet long, and two feet deep.
A custom stainless steel tray with a three-inch lip, crafted and donated by the Sisneros Bros. Mfg. in Belen, is placed over the pit and filled with sand to insulate the top. The meat is left to slow-cook overnight.
Pit BBQ
We throw as much wood as possible in the box over four hours and then let it burn down for another three hours. All the while the rocks are slowly absorbing the heat.
Once the fire has burnt down, an aluminum frame with baking sheets holding packets of seasoned meat is lowered into the pit.
A custom stainless steel tray with a three- inch lip, crafted and donated by the Sisneros Bros. Mfg. in Belen, is placed over the pit and filled with sand to insulate the top. The meat is left to slow- cook overnight.
After seventeen hours or so, the pit is opened and the meat is removed. It is tender and moist. We look forward to experimenting with different seasonings. We intend to use the pit for our two annual festivals, young adult group events, and other moments of entertaining.
******* Already we have started offering unexpected bbq takeout after Mass, “on the house” in gratitude to our parishioners. “When is the next bbq?” “I don’t know; you just have to come to Mass.”
We have added a Deep Pit BBQ to increase our ability to serve great food at the parish. A four by five feet concrete structure, partially underground, is lined with riverbed rocks  encasing a stainless steel box, two feet wide, three feet long, and two feet deep.