The Jambo Texan sandwich at Jambo’s BBQ Shack in Rendon. (Photo ©Chris Wilkins/Texas BBQ Posse)

Every now and then you run into something so uniquely Texan that you stop in pure amazement. This is the case with pitmaster Jamie Geer’s Jambo Texan sandwich at Jambo’s BBQ Shack in Rendon.

The Posse hit Jambo’s in force during their first week of business and was quite impressed.

It wasn’t surprising. Jamie not only builds what many consider to be the best BBQ smoker the in the world, the Lamborghini-esque Jambo pit, but he is also a veteran pitmaster on the competition BBQ circuit with numerous championships under his belt.

I had seen a photo of the Jambo Texan sandwich before, but you must see it to believe it. Sandwiched between two pieces of Texas toast, the Texan has the following meats starting from the bottom: sliced brisket, chopped brisket, smoked bologna, pulled pork, smoked sausage & pork ribs.

At $12 a sandwich, the Texan is a bargain. This beast would easily feed 2-3 hungry people. I couldn’t get halfway through it but my wife appreciated the leftovers for diner.

If you haven’t made it down to Rendon to check out Jambo’s, it’s a must for your BBQ joint wish list. After opening in early June, Jamie and company are hitting full stride. If you go on a Saturday, be sure to get there early. The word is getting out and they are selling our earlier and earlier.

I was curious why Jamie would open a BBQ joint to begin with. His success as a pitbuilder is legendary. If you want a Jambo pit, it’s a year on the wait list. He’s a celebrity pitmaster, having appeared on BBQ Pitmasters, the reality TV series on Destination America.

Turns out it was always a dream of his to open a BBQ joint. When a good location opened nearby his home & the Jambo pit factory, he just couldn’t resist.

Stop by to say hi and eat some of the best barbecue in the D/FW area, if not the state of Texas.

Jambo’s BBQ Shack, 5460 E FM 1187, Rendon, 817-478.2277. Open Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-3pm or until the meat runs out.

The Jambo Texan sandwich unmasked. (Photo ©Chris Wilkins/Texas BBQ Posse)

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