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Barbecues & Grilling: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Harvest Meal
This is the perfect way to prepare an entire meal using the grill. It starts off with chicken halves, then adding a variety of vegetables to the grill. A great dinner for a crisp fall evening. If you have leftovers, this dish is easily made into a delicious soup. Two meals for the price of one. Can't beat that!
7 Steps to Making BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill
Cooking ribs with a genuine barbecue flavor by using a gas grill is often a challenge. Gas grills are great for hot and fast cooking but, not so good when you need to turn a rack of ribs into tender, smoky barbecue. However, there are some tricks you can use. To get the best possible ribs from your gas grill, all you need is this three step process.
10 Best Ways to Make Chicken Better
Have a problem with dried out chicken? A good marinade will not only help prevent it from drying out, but also adds extra flavor.
The 10 Best BBQ Spice Rubs
Tried and tested by thousands of BBQ cooks, these are the best barbecue rub recipes I know. Get the perfect rub for ribs, brisket, pork, chicken and more!
The Top 10 Barbecue Sauce Recipes You'll Try
There are many varieties of Barbecue Sauce and these 10 Best Recipes reflect every style. Do better than store bought, make your own.
The Secret to the Perfect Grilled Pork Chop
Don't throw Pork Chops in the oven, under the broiler, or in a frying pan. Add a marinade and take them to the grill for the best Pork Chops possible.
From Rare to Well, How to Cook a Steak
At medium rare your steak should be warm through the middle with a hint of red. Most of the center of the steak should be pink. The sides should be well browned, the top and bottom charred to a dark brown color.
Kansas City Rib Rub Recipe
This is the traditional barbecue rub recipe for Kansas City-Style Ribs. Finish them off with a good barbecue sauce for a fantastic meal.
Our Top 10 Pork Marinades
Pork is a meat that can always benefit from a good marinade. I generally recommend reducing the salt content of marinades used with pork to prevent a curing effect that can leave some cuts with a ham like texture. When marinating pork, remember that the thickness of the meat (not the bone) determines how long to marinate.
Our Top 10 Grilled Salmon Recipes
These easy grilled salmon recipes are my most popular. Salmon is a great fish for the grill these salmon recipes are the best.
A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Smoked Brisket
Brisket is considered the hardest barbecue to smoke. This tough, fatty cut of beef can be a challenge to any barbecue cook, but if you plan ahead, have the right supplies, and are very, very patient you will be rewarded with a fantastic meal.
Skillet Cooking the Perfect Restaurant Steak
The best steak restaurant steak isn't grilled, it's fried. Yes, what you need is a flaming hot, heavy, cast iron skillet. You'll also need a hot grill (or oven), a good steak, butter, salt, pepper, herbs and a meat thermometer. Page 4.
Read This Before You Buy a Gas Grill
Gas Grill Reviews and Buying Advice. Hundreds of Grill Reviews ranked and Rated to Find the Perfect Gas Grill for you. Impartial, expert advice on Grill Buying.
A Classic Carolina BBQ Rub Recipe
A classic Carolina style Barbecue Rub recipe with sweet and heat. Try this barbecue rub next time you want to make a traditional Carolina Pulled Pork.
Big Daddy's Carolina-Style Barbecue Sauce
The combination of sweet and tangy flavors in this Carolina Barbecue Sauce brings out the absolute best in grilled or smoked pork or chicken.
The Step-by-Step Guide to Grilling the Perfect...
How to grill the perfect steak in easy steps. There is an art to the perfect steak and this is how to master the grilling.
Our Top 10 Most Popular Grilled Shrimp Recipes
There is no better way to cook shrimp than over the hot fire of the grill. The grilled shrimp recipes are the best I have and sure to please everyone.
The Top 10 Best Charcoal Grills for 2014
There are a lot of different kinds of charcoal grills that offer many different features. I've picked the best charcoal grills from the simple kettle grill to large full functional charcoal grills that can cost well over $2,000. Pick the grill that is right for you and right for your pocket book. These grills represent the diversity of charcoal grills on the market whether you are looking for one that can smoke, one that can grill like no ones business or just let you cook up a simple meal.
10 Top Chicken Wing Recipes
Chicken wings are great for any occasion. They are even better when grilled up with all that extra smoky flavor. These chicken wing recipes represent the best and most popular I have.
10 Pulled Pork Recipes to Make Your Mouth Water
With some kinds of barbecue, you can skip the rub and get something decent. With large cuts of pork, you really need a great rub to make the most of the pork flavor and give you that authentic barbecue flavor. These 10 barbecue rub recipes are the best I know to make the best pulled pork possible.
How to Make Barbecue Ribs on a Charcoal Grill
Pork ribs are among the most popular items to cook and the one that gives most people the most trouble.
The Ultimate Memphis Rub is Perfect for Ribs
In Memphis the Rub is the most important ingredient aside from the meat. Often ribs are served with only a rub and without sauce. This means that this barbecue rub has to provide all the flavor to make Memphis Style Barbecue. This rub starts with a generous portion of paprika and then builds a slightly spicy but definitely savory profile to help you make the most of your barbecue. This Memphis Rub is particularly good on ribs but can be used on any smoked meats.
5 Crucial Tips for Making Pulled Pork
How to make smoked pulled pork from a whole pork shoulder or the smaller Boston butt. A simple way to make great pulled pork barbecue.
The Key Steps to Perfectly Brined Pork
Salt-water brine increases the water stored in meat so that it will stay moist providing the perfect opportunity to add extra flavor.
The Top 10 Mid-Range Gas Grills for 2014
Want the Best Gas Grill for under $500? These 10 Grills are not loaded with features but they will do some great grilling and should last you more than just a couple of years.
The Top 10 Affordable Smokers for 2014
Want to make great low and slow barbecue in the backyard but don't want to spend a lot of money? These are the best smokers on the market under $400USD.
10 Top Barbecue Rubs for Brisket
Beef Brisket is the most challenging barbecue and the first step is getting the right rub. These are the 10 best brisket rub recipes I have and are certain to help you make the best barbecue brisket possible.
How to Make the Perfect Hamburger Patty
There are a lot of ways to make a good hamburger patty. You can choose ground beef, pork, lamb, sausage, turkey, or more. You can stuff the patties full of garlic, cheese, spices, peppers, or virtually anything small enough to fit. You can mix into the ground meat, eggs, bread crumbs, cream, and everything but the kitchen sink. Regardless of what you put in (and simpler is usually better), you need to make the right patty.
Learn the Secret of the Smoke and True Pulled...
It's the smoke that is the secret behind True Pulled Pork Barbecue. Learn to add the right amount and kind of smoke to get that Authentic Barbecue Flavor.
Easy Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
This is a great marinade recipe for chicken. It gives you that lemon-herb flavor that you find on so many store made chickens, but this is better.
Here Are 10 Awesome Vinegar Barbecue Sauce...
Vinegar based barbecue sauces come in a wide number of varieties and most people who use and love these sauces are pretty militant about how they should be prepared. Some come with tomato, others with mustard, some are spicy hot, while others are not. One thing for certain, a good vinegar barbecue sauce should give foods (particularly pork) a tangy flavor. If you like that rich flavor then these are the sauces for you.
Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Rosemary Aioli
These grilled veggie sandwiches are served on marbled rye and topped with a refreshing rosemary aoili.
Sweet and Savory Spiced Spare Rib Rub
This is a sweet and savory rub works well on pork ribs. You can adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.
The Most Tender, Flavorful Smoked Chicken Ever
Chicken is probably the easiest meat to smoke. Flavorful and forgiving, this is a great place to start on the journey to real barbecue.
'Magic Dust' Spice Mix Perfect for Grilling Meats
There's a big shaker of Magic Dust next to the salt and pepper in my own kitchen and at all my restaurants. I wish I could figure out a way to attach the bottle to the restaurant tables because, at my restaurants, it's the most frequently stolen item!
Top 10 High-End Gas Grills for 2014
The top 10 gas grills between the prices of $500 and $1,000. If you are looking for a grill in this price range then these are the gas grills you really should be looking at. While this price range is considered to be the mid-range for gas grills you shouldn't expect to get everything even at these prices. Good quality stainless steel is very expensive and many grills in this price range can't afford it.
Classic BBQ Rib Sauce Recipe
This sauce gives ribs that perfect flavor we call barbecue, whether smoked or baked. Add this BBQ sauce for a touch of heat and smoke and a lot of flavor.
10 Best Beef Marinade Recipes
Virtually any cut of beef will benefit from a good marinade. Beef marinades should have some strength (Acid) to them to be effective against the density of this meat. Remember, when marinating beef, the time you marinade and the strength of the marinades needed depends on the toughness and the thickness of the cut.
Big Green Egg Large Review
Is the Big Green Egg really Worth it? Read this charcoal grill/smoker review to find out. Then you decide if you want to buy it.
Top 10 Picks for the Best Electric Smokers
Smokers are amongst the most diverse products you can buy. Partly because of the number of fuels or energy sources they use and partly because smoking can mean anything from traditional barbecue cooked around 225 degrees F to cold smoking for things like fish, cheese or jerky that are cooked lower than 60 degrees F. Most electric smokers can do it all and while this might be their strength, it can also be their weakness. However, the strength of a good electric smoker is in its automation.
Timing Pork Chops
I've said before that pork chops are about the easiest thing you can grill. The biggest problem with chops is overcooking them no matter how they are cooked.
10 Top Pulled-Pork Sauce Recipes
Pulled pork sauces can be mixed into smoked meat, used to top a barbecue sandwich, or put on the table for people add if they want. These sauces are generally mustard or vinegar based though tomato shows up occasionally. These are the 10 best barbecue sauces for pulled pork I have and I'm sure that you will find one of them perfect.
Is Flat Iron Steak Really That Great?
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10 Best Kamado Grills and Smokers for both...
Kamado grills are ceramic charcoal cookers that claim to have originated in Japan a thousand years ago. These days there are many models on the market from several manufacturers. This top 10 list is here to help you find the best grill for the money and make the most of your investment.
Pineapple Marinade Recipe
This sweet, fruity marinade works great on any cut of pork or chicken.
Tangy St. Louis-Style Barbecue Sauce
St. Louis Barbecue Sauce is generally thinner and has a more tangy flavor than its Kansas City cousin. A great Barbecue Sauce for Ribs!
Jamaican Jerk Marinade Recipe
Use this marinade on all kinds of meat and poultry to add that fantastic Jerk flavor. Spicy and flavorful, this is the authentic Jerk flavor.
The Top 10 Best Indoor Grills
When you just can't get outside to grill, try one of these excellent indoor electric grills. While you won't get the authentic flavor you can still grill. Some of these units are open grills that you cook on similar to an outdoor grill. Others are contact grills (like the George Foreman Grill) that have a lid that cooks also, so you can grill on both sides at the same time. Many of these units are prefect for grilling a fish fillet and making a great panini style sandwich.
Add Flavor to Your Grilled Chicken and Pork...
Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade is sure to add flavor to whatever you're grilling.
10 Easy Marinade Recipes for Great Grilling
Marinades are probably the most important ingredient to any cookout. A good marinade not only keeps your grilling moist and flavorful, but they make it healthier. These ten marinade recipes are the most popular on my site.
From Spicy to Sweet to Savory...10 Top Rib Rub...
The starting place of great barbecue ribs is the rub. These rib rub recipes give that authentic barbecue flavor while bringing out the most of the ribs. Some of these are spicy hot, some sweet, and some savory.
Know What Steak you are Buying Before you get...
Learn how to pick the right grade and cut of steak. Knowing what you are buying will help with picking out the perfect steak for the grill.
Easy Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Dill for a...
I love the combination of dill and lemon on Salmon. This Grilled Salmon Recipe is one of my favorites. If you have trouble flipping fish without it falling apart, purchase salmon steaks versus salmon fillets since they are easier to deal with on the grill.
How to Cook Shrimp on the Grill for Best Results
The secret to great grilled shrimp is more than just the grilling. Prepare shrimp right, then grill to perfection, but don't overcook. The biggest mistake people make with grilling shrimp is cooking them too long.
Quick and Easy Fixes for Common Gas Grill...
You'd think that your gas grill is pretty straightforward and dependable. But then something goes wrong. Most times it’'s actually something that can be solved quickly and easily. Try these tips to get your grill working perfectly again and avoid a ruined cookout.
Our Top 25 Most Popular Hamburger Recipes
Hamburgers might just be the most versatile meal you can hold in your hand. These 25 great hamburger recipes cover all the possibilities and flavors.
Your Complete Guide to Smoking Fish
Smoked fish is more than just a meal. It's the perfect appetizer, snack and makes a great ingredient to many recipes. While hot smoked fish isn't preserved it still has the flavor of cold smoked fish but isn't as dry.
The 10 Best BBQ Sauce Recipes to Top Your Ribs
For many people, barbecue ribs mean barbecue sauce. Whether you slow smoke your ribs or not, slathering on a rich, barbecue sauce finishes them off with flavor and gives them that stickiness we all love in a great rack of ribs.
How to Make Kansas City Rib Sauce
A rich, thick, tomato based Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce, perfect for ribs. This classic recipe has everything that makes Kansas City famous for BBQ.
Learn the Basics of Getting a Smoked Turkey Going
Smoke your turkey for better flavor and make the most of your Holiday Meal. Smoking turkey is not only easy, but delicious.
Best Odds Brisket Rub Recipe
This traditional brisket rub is most commonly used Texas. Though simple to make, this rub contains what you need to make a delicious smoked barbecue brisket.
How to Smoke a Brisket to Delicious Perfection
Without smoke a brisket is just a tough beef roast. Low and slow with a good dose of smoke makes it barbecue. Learn how to add the right kind and amount of smoke to make a great barbecue brisket.
The 10 Best Steak Recipes
Make the most of your steak investment with these fantastic recipes. The perfect steak is possible and these are the recipes you are looking for.
How to Make Jerky in Your Smoker
Learn how to make your own Jerky in your backyard smoker. Use your smoker to add authentic smoke flavor to any kind of Jerky then finish it off in the smoker or any other appliance that dries food. Done right, you’ll get great Jerky that everyone will love.
10 Most Popular and Best BBQ Tri-Tip Recipes
The Tri-Tip, whether roast or steak, has grown from a little know California cut of beef to a popular piece of meat, showing up in stores across the country and more and more, around the world. Tri-Tip isn't the most tender cut, but the fine distribution of fat can make it flavorful and juicy if you cooking it (think grill) right.
Rotisserie Chicken - Step by Step
Rotisserie chicken in not only a popular fast food from your local deli counter, it is the great way to cook chicken. Two things not commonly known about rotisserie chicken is that it is best fresh and delicious 10 minutes off the grill, not spending hours under a warming lamp. Also, preparing a rotisserie chicken is quite simple. With a grill (charcoal or gas), a rotisserie kit, and a chicken, we can achieve a much tastier rotisserie chicken at home than available at most grocery stores.
Basic but Traditional, Best Odds Pulled Pork...
This traditional pulled pork rub will give you the best odds for making a great batch of Carolina Style Pulled Pork.
10-Minute Brown Sugar Brisket Rub
This is a good, sweet brisket rub that you will need only one measuring cup for. Of course, you can adjust the heat by using mild or hot chili powder.
How to Make Classic Carolina Piedmont Barbecue...
This is a classic Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce. Typically, served on smoked pork (at the table), this thin, vinegar based sauce has tons of flavor.
Make a Traditional Memphis BBQ Sauce
Traditionally Memphis Barbecue is served without a sauce, but since rules are made to be broken try this fantastic sauce on your barbecue.
The Real London Broil
What is a London Broil? Where does it come from? How do you prepare it? Get your London Broil answers and have a fantastic meal.
How to Make Amazing Ribs Without a Smoker
Learn how to make real barbecue ribs on a charcoal or gas grill. You don't need a smoker to make great smoked ribs, but you'll need to be extra careful to get them right. The whole secret is temperature control so take some time and practice.
Expert Tips for Perfect Pork Ribs
Traditional barbecue at its best, ribs smoked low and slow will change the way you look at food forever. There are few things in life better than a rack of great ribs.
Making Chipotle Chilies
Chipotle chilies are smoked and dried jalapenos. The unique combination of smoky flavor with peppery heat makes these perfect for so many uses. These can be put in soups, sauces and beans. Ground into powder they can be added to spice rubs or sprinkled over virtually anything.
The Top 10 Gas Grills under \$250 for 2014
Don't want to spend a lot on a Gas Grill? These are the best inexpensive Grills on the Market. Save money and get grilling.
Making Beer Can Chicken
Beer can chicken, is a great method for roasting a whole chicken on the grill, in a smoker or even in your oven without the chicken drying out.
3 Rules to Getting the Most Out of Your...
Learn the basics of charcoal grilling and make the most of this versatile outdoor cooker. Grilling on charcoal is an art form and once mastered you will know how to grill practically anything. Page 3.
How to Grill Chicken Step by Step
As the chicken gets close to being done it is time to start checking the temperature. You need to reach and internal temperature on 165 degrees F. (74 degrees C.)
10 Top Mustard Barbecue Sauce Recipes
Mustard based barbecue sauces find their origins in the Carolinas and Georgia and are the perfect BBQ sauce for pork whether you are talking whole hog, pork shoulder, or ribs. These sauces add a savory, tart flavor to barbecue, but are also great on many foods you grill or smoke. Try a mustard sauce next time you are grilling burgers, pork chops, or even chicken. A good mustard sauce gives you a break from the traditional tomato based barbecue sauces.
Why It's So Important to Keep Your Grill Clean
A dirty grill produces not only bad tasting foodm but it just won't last. Simple and easy cleaning will increase its grilling potential for many years.
How to Grill the Perfect Chicken Breasts
The secret to a flavorful and moist chicken breast is uniform thickness, a good brine or marinades, and a hot, hot grill.
Big Green Egg Prices for 2014
The current MSRP price list for all sizes of the Big Green Egg line of charcoal grills.
The Best Way to Cook Fish on a Grill
Fish, more than most foods really benefits from the hot and fast cooking of the grill. The secret is to let the grill do the work and not to touch the fish any more than you have to. While fish do benefit from the flavors of a marinade, it doesn't need a long marinating time making it great for quick meals.
Sweet and Salty Easy Pork Chop Marinade
This is a great Asian style marinade that works well on all cuts of pork, particularly pork chops.
How to Make a Memphis-Style Rib Rub Recipe
In Memphis, ribs are all about the rub. Largely served without barbecue sauce, this dry rub is the first, best way to give pork ribs great flavor.
The Top 10 Best Portable Grills for Road Trips,...
The 10 best portable grills to take on the road whether it's a trip to the beach, a picnic or camping. These grills offer a wide variety of options from gas to charcoal with many great features. If you are in the market for a grill you can pack away until you need it, these are the units you should be looking at.
From Rare to Well-Done...How to Grill Tuna
Tuna is one of the most popular and versatile fish on the market. If you buy good quality tuna you don't even need to cook it. Of course grilling adds flavor and texture to fish, so get your grill good and hot and learn how to grill tuna the best way for you tastes.
The 10 Best Pork Chop Recipes
Pork chops are one of the easiest meats to grill. Personally I won't have one any other way. The secret is to not cook it the way Mom always did. Pork chops should be moist and tender, not cooked to a dry piece of shoe leather. These pork chops recipes do just that, add loads of flavor without overcooking them. You might also want to try stuffed pork chops for something even better.
Sweet and Smoky Basic Pork Rub
This classic pork rub is perfect for any smoked pork roast. The combination of sweet and all three heats is perfect for pulled pork.
Classic Texan Best Odds Pulled Pork Sauce
This is the sauce you add to a pulled pork after it has been smoked and pulled. It is best to combine it with the pork in a saucepan over a low heat.
10 Best Grilled Fish Recipes
The best way to cook fish is over an open flame. If you've ever cooked fresh trout over a campfire you know what I mean. These ten recipe represent the best and the most popular Fish Recipes on my site. From Tilapia to Snapper, these recipes will serve any purpose and satisfy and anyone.
Top 10 Grilled Potato Recipes
Potatoes are perfect for the grill and these recipes are the best and most popular I have.
Classic Steak Marinade Recipe
A great steak doesn't need any help. A not so great steak does. If you are grilling a steak that isn't the most tender then this classic steak marinade is perfect.
3 Steps to the Perfect Barbecue Pork Ribs
The sure fire way to get fall of the bone pork ribs every time without a whole lot of work. This method of smoking ribs includes steaming to give you an extra tender rack while still preserving the authentic smoke flavor and keeping the ribs from getting too mushy.
Perfect Potatoes, Perfectly Grilled
Potatoes are amazingly forgiving and are perfect grilled. On their own or part of any dish, the smoky perfection of the grill makes a great potato.
How to Add Flavor and Moisture to Your Poultry
Brining poultry, whether large pieces or small, will add moisture and make the meat more tender. Add some flavor to the brine and you add flavor to the poultry. This is the biggest secret whether you are cooking a whole bird or just a pile of wings.
Inexpensive and Easily Available, Halibut was...
Readily available, easy to grill and the perfect fish for thousands of recipes, Halibut is truly the one fish you need to know how to grill.
Quick and Easy Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp
If you enjoy shrimp scampi, then this is the grilled shrimp recipe for you. You can serve this dish as part of a main course or serve them as appetizers.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Smoker
Smokers come in all shapes, sizes and prices. When looking to buy a smoker you need to decide on a price range and then determine the fuel you want to use. Smokers can be gas, wood, charcoal or electric. The truer the barbecue the more time you will spend tending to fires and watching temperatures. If that doesn't sound good you should move towards gas or electric smokers. Otherwise go with charcoal or wood smokers. There are a lot of units out there and I've tried to find the best.
Red Wine Chicken Marinade Recipe
This red wine marinade is good on anything from chicken breast to chicken thighs. You can also use it as a basting sauce for rotisserie chicken or even on grilled turkey breasts.
4 Simple Steps for Making the Best BBQ Brisket
There are a lot of variations in barbecue brisket, but a few general rules will help you make the best brisket you can regardless of the kind of smoker you are using. Once you have mastered these steps you'll be ready to strike out on your own and move on to competition briskets.
Easy, Quick, and Tasty Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
The secret to grilling shrimp is to keep a close eye on them because they are going to cook fast and there is a few seconds between perfect and rubber.
Grilling Tonight? Try These Cajun Burgers...
This burger recipe is filled with delicious flavor. Not only do the patties have a Cajun flare, but there is also a mild spiced barbecue sauce to accompany it.
10 Top Sauce Recipes for Your BBQ Chicken
Chicken is amazingly versatile because it can take on so many flavors. Whether you grill it hot (but not too hot) or smoke it low and slow, chicken is a great and inexpensive way to have a barbecue. Because chicken doesn't have a lot of flavor on its own, you will need a great sauce to finish it off. These 10 BBQ chicken sauces are the best I know of. Better still, these sauces come in a wide variety of flavors, so there is something here for everyone.
10 Inexpensive Cuts of Meat That Won't Cut Flavor
Expensive cuts of meat tend to be the ones that are tender and can be cooked quickly and easily. This doesn't mean that you can't create a great meal with a cut that costs less.
10 Best Brisket Marinade Recipes for Flavor and...
Layer flavor into your Smoked Brisket with any one of these great Brisket Marinades. The first step to the Best Barbecue Brisket.
3 Easy Ways to Grill Sausage for Fantastic Flavor
It might seem simple to grill sausage, but they can be truly deceiving. There's an art to grilling a sausage, getting it done and holding in the flavor. Once you master the art you won't cook sausage any other way.
Super-Smokers Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
These chicken wings are one of the most popular appetizers at Super Smokers BBQ. The sweetness comes from honey and the kick comes from using the hottest, spiciest barbecue sauce your taste buds can handle.
When to Choose the Broiler Over the Grill
Broiling has always been the alternative to grilling when you just can't grill. Knowing the differences between the two will let you broil the best grilled meal.
Simple Texas-Style Brisket Rub
This southwestern-style rub is a great way to spice up brisket. Remember, when applying run to a brisket, work the rub into the meat anywhere it is exposed.
9 Steps to Grill the Perfect Steak
To get your steak cooked right you need to do this hot and fast. This sears the surface giving the steak a crisp, caramelized surface while letting you pick how well you want it done in the middle. This means that you need to get you grill as hot as it will go. If you are using charcoal you need a heavy layer of burning, white hot charcoal. If you are using a gas grill you need to let that grill heat up as hot as it will go.
Traditional Southern Vinegar BBQ Sauce Packed...
This is a traditional vinegar based Carolina style barbecue sauce. Notice that there is no tomato base in this recipe, just lots of flavor.
10 Top Rotisserie Recipes for Your Favorite Meats
Rotisserie cooking is a great way to extend the versatility of your grill whether you cook on charcoal or gas. Most grills have a rotisserie option and many these days are equipped with special rotisserie burners. Either way you grill rotisserie cooking is the perfect way to cook larger items source as chicken or roasts.
Top 10 Tailgating Recipes
There's no wrong way to go tailgating. Getting together with other sports fans, popping open some drinks and cooking up some great food. Is there anything better? These days there are some great portable grills that will let you cook everything from beer can chicken to corn of the cob.
10 Smaller Grills Perfect for Your Balcony and...
Some times you just don't have the space for a big grill. Whether you live in an apartment, condo, on a boat or just don't have a big patio, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a good cookout.
BBQ Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe
When the hardcore barbecue crowd hit the competitions they cook chicken thighs. These barbecue masterpieces are what you win with in the chicken category. This recipe is not those thighs. This is much easier to grill and nearly as good.
Did You Know You Can Make Pastrami at Home?
You can make your own pastrami with most any meat and a little patience. Whether you want to start from scratch and make it the way you want it or buy a corned beef at the store for some quick pastrami, the secret is smoking preserved meat (salted and brined) in your smoker. It really is easier than you think.
5 Tips to Easy and Delicious Pit Cooking
Dig a hole. Fill it with fire. Wrap up something big. Bury it all. Now you’ve got the makings for a great meal for everyone you know. Pit cooking is one of the oldest methods of cooking and the prefect solution to feeding an army.
Make Great Baby Back Ribs in a Slow Cooker
These baby back ribs might not be bathed in smoke, but they are loaded with flavor. This slow cooker recipe will give you a great set of ribs.
Beef Tri-Tip: The Steak You're Missing Out On
Beef’s best kept secret is this relatively inexpensive, yet tender and tasty steak cut from the bottom half of the sirloin. You may have to search for this cut, but it is definitely worth it. Try marinating then give them a quick sear before finishing them off on a low temperature. Tender and delicious.
How to Make the World's Best BBQ Pulled Pork
There are a lot of variations in Pulled Pork, but a few general rules will help you make the best Pulled Pork you can regardless of the kind of smoker you are using. Once you have mastered these steps you'll be ready to strike out on your own and move on to Competition Pulled Pork or at the very least, explore the varieties of barbecue's classic dish.
How to Choose the Right Wood for Your Smoker
Aromatic wood smoke enhances flavors and adds the necessary piece to any outdoor cooking. Choosing the right wood for the right dish is the secret to true barbecue and the best grilling. Page 2.
Asian-Fusion Flavor Takes Center Stage in...
This salmon is marinated in an Asian-style mixture with just enough spice and heat to give it a little kick. If you want to turn up the heat, double the amount of red pepper flakes.
Side Dishes
All barbecues, whether traditional Southern Barbecue or a simple backyard Hamburger cookout need great side dishes. Often it is in the side dish that you can get truly creative. So plan out your sides as much as you plan out the main course. Find something of your own or pick a traditional favorite like Cole Slaw, Barbecued Beans or Potato Salad.
How to Grill Corn on the Cob
Grill Corn to add flavor, sweetness, and smoke. Simple and fast, this is the best way to cook corn.
The Secret to the Perfect Burger:
A great hamburger starts with a great patty. Learn to do more than flatten ground beef for your hamburgers. A great burger has to start with fresh meat and a great combination of flavors.
Great BBQ Ribs Start with a Great Rub
Great, flavorful ribs need that extra flavor from a good spice rub to give them that barbecue rib flavor. In some places all barbecue ribs get is a spice rub and then a long bath in warm smoke. The combination of the rib rub and the smoke are what makes great ribs.
Top 10 Smokers over \$400 for 2014
The 10 best smokers over $400 for making true, low and slow barbecue. These smokers offer a wide variety
4 Ways a Marinade Helps You Get the Most From...
A good marinade makes foods tastier, juicier, healthier and more tender. The combination of oil, acid and flavor protects foods from the intense heat of the grill, reduces burning, and adds flavor. Learn how and then get all the marinade recipes you'll ever need.
Are You Lighting Your Charcoal Grill the Best...
What is the best way to light charcoal? - First of all the best way is not to use easy, fast or self lighting charcoal. Depending on your preferences you can use a charcoal chimney, which is best or the old tried and true lighter fluid.
How to Use Chuck Steak, a Slightly More...
Want a great steak that isn't going to punch you in the wallet? Don't take out a loan to get a Rib Eye. Instead, get the steak next to it, the Chuck Eye Steak. Chuck steaks are not as tender, but are loaded with flavor and if you prepare them right you can grill a great steak. The secret is to know your chuck steak, know when and how to marinate it and grilling hot and fast, but not too much.
North Carolina BBQ Chicken Sauce Recipe
Smoked and pulled chicken takes half the time of pulled pork and gives you the fixings for a great barbecue sandwich. This sauce finishes off barbecue chicken perfectly.
How Do the Best Restaurants Get Steaks to Taste...
Aside from the grade of the beef and their own aging processes, restaurants use basic tricks to get great tasting steaks. With a small investment, you too can get steaks nearly as good as they do on your grill or in the kitchen. Learn the secrets to a great steakhouse steak and amaze your guests.
What Meats Are Best for the Smoker?
What meats are best for smoking? - Tough, bad cuts of meat are perfect for smoking. After all that's how barbecue got its start with pieces of meat no one else wanted.
How to Choose the Right Grates for Your Grill
Which Grate material is best? Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Porcelain, or Steel?
10 Top BBQ Rib Recipes for Your Grill or Smoker
The Best Rib Recipes for Grilling or Smoking BBQ Ribs. These Rib Recipes for Pork or Beef Ribs are sure to please.
Quick and Easy Tips to Grilling Trout
Quickly becoming one of the most popular fish, trout is perfect for the grill because of its size and because it takes so well to the flavor of smoke. Trout, whether in fillets of whole can be grilled quickly and easily by even the least experienced griller.
Try Something Different with Alabama White...
This traditional Alabama Barbecue Sauce uses Mayonnaise as its base rather than tomato sauce, vinegar, or any of the other traditional barbecue sauce bases. Like many barbecue sauces you want to apply this only at the very end of your grilling or smoking. It will breakdown and separate if it is heated too long. Use this sauce on chicken and turkey. It is also good on pork. Alabama White Barbecue Sauce has a tangy flavor that is a great addition to grilled foods.
Low-Fat, Great Flavor, and Fantastic on the...
Tips and techniques, plus a few recipes for the ever popular Pork Tenderloin. Learn to grill it right and you'll be making a great meal.
Simple Grilled Sea Bass with Garlic Butter Your...
This is a wonderful yet simple way to prepare sea bass. The garlic butter sauce blends nicely with this mild flavor of this light and flaky fish.
Chicken Wings Are the Perfect Appetizer, Snack,...
There are many ways to prepare one of the most popular appetizers or snacks. Chicken wings are as varied as the cooks who prepare them. Find out the best way to grill up everyone's favorite finger food.
10 Steps to Light Your Charcoal Grill
A simple how to on lighting a charcoal grill
10 Top Side Dish Recipes to Serve at Your BBQ
No great barbecue or cookout is complete without a set of great side dishes. From the traditional BBQ beans and potato salads to vegetable dishes, these side dish recipes have been the most popular on my site. So whether you want a big bowl of spicy beans or corn on the cob make up a great side dish the next time you have a big cookout.
See How to Make Pulled Pork Step by Step
Pulled Pork is the cornerstone of American barbecue, dating back well before the Revolution. In the old days whole hogs were were slow roasted to perfection and shredded by hand to be served to the hundreds that showed up to these old style barbecues. These days pulled pork can be easily prepared on a small scale for any need. Follow these simple steps and you, a pork shoulder and a smoker will be making great barbecue.
Light and Easy Lemon Pepper Marinade
This light and easy marinade recipe uses the power of lemon juice to help tenderize and flavor meats. This marinade is particularly good on poultry like rotisserie chicken.
10 Top Grills for Tailgating
Get the right grill to make the most of the tailgating season. From inexpensive charcoal grills to fully portable outdoor kitchens, these are the best.
Peruvian Roasted Chicken Recipe (El Pollo Rico)
This great rotisserie chicken recipe became hugely popular along the East Coast of the United States a few years back. Know as Super Chicken, El Pollo Rico, or Peruvian Chicken this is a tasty way to make a bird with enough flavor to satisfy anyone, but mild enough for everyone.
Quick and Simple Sweet Potato Fries in Just 20...
This is a great alternative to traditional sweet potato recipes and it's really fast and easy to make. Be sure to cut the sweet potatoes into long steak fries. This gets them cooked quickly. If you are frying a turkey add these to the heated oil once the turkey is out of the way and you will get more flavor into these fries.
Simple Tri-Tip Roast Is Great for the Grill
This simple beef tri-tip roast is perfect for many uses. Grill it up, low and slow, and serve it as is, or slice it up for quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, salads, sandwiches, or anything else you can think of.
10 Top Kebab Recipes from Around the World
Kebabs, or meat on a stick is one of the most popular grilled foods in the world. Quick and easy to grill and just as easy to eat. You can stick most anything on a skewer whether you are grilling the traditional Shish Kebabs or the very simple Beef Kebabs.
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