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Barbecues & Grilling: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
Skillet Cooking the Perfect Restaurant Steak
The best steak restaurant steak isn't grilled, it's pan 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 7.
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.
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.
10 Turkey Injection Marinade Recipes
What to add flavor to your next turkey? Try injecting it right into the meat. Injecting Turkey is the best way to get flavor inside.
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.
Big Green Egg Prices for 2014
The current MSRP price list for all sizes of the Big Green Egg line of charcoal grills.
A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Smoked Brisket
Brisket is considered the most challenging barbecue, but with these simple to follow steps you will be smoking great barbecue brisket in no time.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make an Easy Prime Rib Roast on the Grill
This is a classic prime rib recipe cooked on the grill. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough during cooking and to remove it from the grill when done. Be sure to grill indirectly and also use a drip pan to catch the drippings.
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.
Our Top 10 Pork Marinades
Pork is a meat that can always benefit from a good marinade to help keep it moist, tender and delicious. Try these 10 tried and true recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Low and Slow is the Perfect Way to Smoked This...
The biggest secret to a great standing rib roast is to not over cook it. Smoking your prime rib at a low temperature will insure that your roast remains tender and juicy. Finish it off in the oven on a high temperature to crust the surface. This is truly a great feast for any occasion.
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.
10 Turkey Brine Recipes to Keep Your Meat Moist
One of the best ways to make a better Turkey is to start with a good Brine. Brining is a process of adding moisture and flavor to meat by use of a salt-water mixture.
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.
How to Make an Easy Beer n' Butter Poultry...
Use this marinade to reach deep into the meat of poultry. It works really well on turkey. Make sure the mixture is warm to keep the butter in liquid form.
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.
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.
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.
Magic Dust Recipe
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!
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 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.
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.
Memphis Style Rub Recipe
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.
10 Top Prime Rib Recipes
Prime Rib (or more accurately Standing Rib Roast) is nearly the most expensive cut of beef you can buy so you want to master the secrets to make it right. Grilling or smoking prime rib is a great way to prepare this greatest of roasts. These prime rib recipes are perfect ways to make the most of your investment and to add the flavor of the grill or the smoker.
How to Pick the Best Roast for Your Prime Rib
Regardless of how you cook your prime rib, there are a few secrets you need to know. Size, timing, and cut are everything for the perfect standing rib roast. Once you've master these secrets you are ready to grill or smoke your next, greatest beef roast. Oh, yes, you could roast it.
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.
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.
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 Perfect Way to Brine a Turkey
Regardless of how you're cooking, starting with a brine makes the most of any turkey. Learn how to brine a turkey and every holiday will be better.
Add Layers of Flavor With These 10 Turkey Rub...
These are the best and most popular turkey rubs I have. Try one of these on your next turkey and remember to get the rub under the skin and inside the turkey. A good rub adds layers of flavor and these will help you make the most of your next turkey.
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!
How to Make a Smoked Honey-Glazed Ham
This is a great way to take a regular cooked ham and turn it into something spectacular by applying a spicy rub and placing it in a smoker. Let it smoke for a long while and it will taste great.
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.
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.
Easy Butter-Based Injection Sauce
Remember that an injection sauce is a marinade and needs to spend some time with the meat to work best. You should plan on using this injection marinade several hours before you start cooking.
Best Odds Brisket Rub Recipe
A good barbecue brisket needs a good barbecue rub. This simple rub is the perfect starting place for a great smoked brisket.
Step by Step Tutorial on How to Smoke a Turkey
Smoked turkey is a treat for the holidays. Much more flavorful than oven roasted, this is the best method for making the best possible turkey.
Top 25 Christmas Recipes from the Grill or...
For many the big Christmas meal is one of the biggest of the year. These traditions may go back decades or more, but there is always room for new ideas, new recipes, and new methods.
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 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.
Brisket Brown Sugar Rub Recipe
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.
Easy and Effective Smoked Turkey Brine
This turkey brine recipe makes enough for a whole turkey and will add flavor and give you a juicier and more tender bird.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet and Savory 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.
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.
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.
There's Nothing Quite LIke Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Ah, there's nothing quite like prime rib. This prime rib is slow roasted making it even more tender. There is a simple, but flavorful rub which will give you a great gravy afterwards.
Savory Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe
This is a flavorful injection marinade for turkey. Remember to get it spread out evenly so you don't end up with pockets of the solution in the meat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Flat Iron Steak Really That Great?
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See How to Grill Ham in 5 Simple Steps
Keeping your ham moist is the most important part of cooking it. Dried out ham gets tough and leathery. With a spiral cut ham we want to keep the slices packed together as much as possible and protect the ham from direct heat. To keep the end from drying out we want to place the ham, cut side down on a sheet of aluminum foil. This will help hold in the moisture while exposing the skin to the heat and flavor of the grill.
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.
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.
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.
Grilling Prime Rib
This, greatest of roasts is easy to cook and makes for the best meal you can find. Keep the seasonings simple and a close eye on the temperature and it will turn out perfect every time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
This marinade works really well on chicken and pork. The refreshing combination of lemon and rosemary really brightens things up.
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.
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 Make a Simple, Savory Turkey Brine
This turkey brine gets a portion of its salt from vegetable stock. The combination of spices and herbs will give your turkey a rich flavor.
Smoked, Cured, and Grilled Ham...What's the...
Love Ham? Want to smoke, cure or grill your own? Get the truth about ham and why it's not necessarily what you think it is.
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.
The 10 Best Steak Recipes for the Grill
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.
Pineapple Marinade Recipe
This sweet, fruity marinade works great on any cut of pork or chicken.
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.
Cajun Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe
This is the classic solution injected into the meat of turkeys which are fried Cajun style. By getting the flavors inside the meat you won't have to worry about the hot oil washing them off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Herb Turkey Rub Recipe
This is a great rub for turkey anyway you plan to cook it. It really is best that you use fresh rosemary because you want the oils from the rosemary to season the turkey.
Top 10 Turkey Marinade Recipes
Marinated Turkey? Why not. Chicken is frequently marinated, so why not try one of these great turkey marinades.
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 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.
Teriyaki Marinade Recipe for any Meat or...
Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade has all that flavor and is perfect for anything that hits the grill.
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
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.
BBQ Smoking 101
Learn the basics of Smoking, the key to true Barbecue. Real barbecue requires three things, low, slow and smoke. Learn how to put these together to make great traditional barbecue no matter what kind of smoker you have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cajun Turkey Seasoning Rub Recipe
This is a great basic Turkey rub with enough heat to make it interesting. You can use this rub on all poultry, no matter how you prepare it.
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.
10 Top Brisket Recipes From Around the Country
Traditional Texas smoked brisket is one of the cornerstones of barbecue. This tough, difficult cut of beef is hard muscle and can only be prepared low and slow if you actually want to eat it. Smoke brisket long enough and slow enough and you will produce one of the greatest meals you'll ever eat. These great brisket recipes take you from start to finish. Of course you can always choose to pick out your own rubs, mops, marinades and sauces to make a great brisket meal or you can choose on of these
5 Important Things to Consider When You're...
In the market for a smoker? Get some information and some advice on selecting the smoker that is right for you. Before you buy, you really need to think about what you want to get out of a smoker and how much you are willing to put in to it.
Southern Vinegar Sauce Recipe
This is a traditional vinegar based Carolina style barbecue sauce. Notice that there is no tomato base in this recipe, just lots of flavor.
5 Compelling Reasons to Grill Your Roast on a...
If you want to get a great, evenly roasted piece of meat you want to put it on a rotisserie. The turn of meat over fire is one of the oldest ways of cooking and the perfect solution to a tender, juice roast, whether its pork or beef.
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.
See How to Brine a Turkey in 8 Steps
Brining a turkey is a simple process, but you need to start a day before you plan to cook. A whole turkey can take up to 24 hours to properly brine depending on the size so, plan ahead. Brining makes the most of a turkey. It adds moisture and tenderness to the meat. Throw in some herbs and spices to enhance the flavor. All you really need to brine a turkey is the bird and some salt and water. Step one is determining how much water you need.
Top 10 Ham Recipes
Ham is a cured pork roast. You can't load up a fresh pork roast in your backyard smoker and pull out a ham, but you can use your outdoor cooking equipment to make the most of your ham. Regardless of the ham you choose, whether is is a good country ham or if it came in a can, you can add additional flavor before you serve it. A ham only needs be heated to bring it to perfection, so why not use your grill or smoker to make the most of your Holiday Ham. These ham recipes will help get you started.
How to Make BBQ Brisket in Your Oven
Don't have access to a Smoker? Then try this oven roasted barbecue brisket that tastes pretty much like the real thing. Try adding a little liquid smoke to get a more authentic flavor.
Duck
Tips on getting a delicious dish.The secret is in slow roasting on the grill or the smoker, and realizing: Duck is not chicken.
Quick and Easy Brisket Marinade Perfect for the...
Whether you are smoking or grilling a brisket, this marinade will add a lot of flavor and help keep the meat tender.
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.
Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast Recipe
A delicious and convenient way to prepare a prime rib roast using your rotisserie unit.
Prime Rib Herb Paste Recipe
This is a great rub to put on prime rib. The combination of seasonings the olive oil make a good slow roasted rib roast perfect. Whether you are roasting, grilling or smoking this is a great rub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 5 Electric Grills
Sometimes you just can't have a full sized gas or charcoal grill. That's when you have to rely on an outdoor electric grill. Good news everyone! Electric grills have been getting better and better in recent years and while they may not have the flavor of charcoal, they can do a pretty good job grilling a steak. These electric grills are the best on the market and span a price range from around $100USD to over $500USD.
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.
Why Buttery and Tender Beef Tenderloin Is So...
This cut is about as good as it gets. Whether you grill it as a whole roast or cut it into steaks it is tender and flavorful. Buy beef tenderloins whole and untrimmed to get the best price. Sear the surface and get a great crusty surface no matter how rare you like it.
Smoked Standing Rib Roast Recipe
Few things are better than a good Prime Rib. This standing rib roast is smoked for several hours and has the great flavor of the prime rib mixed with a mellow smokiness.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Spice Brine Recipe
A brine is typically water and salt with a little sweet to give it flavor. This brine uses fruit juices for water providing flavor and sweet at the same time.
How to Dry Age a Great Steak
You bought a great steak at the store, lightly seasoned it and grilled to perfection, but it just doesn't taste the same as that high priced restaurant steak. Why? Probably because your steak wasn't aged. Turns out fresh isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to a great steak. Aging is the nearly lost art of the perfect cut of beef. Aging intensifies the flavor of beef and leaves you with a more tender (and smaller) cut that is as near perfection as you can reach in meat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it Best to Smoke a Brisket Fat Side Up or...
For years people always said to smoke a brisket fat side up. What if that isn't the best way? Which side goes up for the best results?
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.
How to Make an Easy Mustard BBQ Sauce
If you haven't tried a mustard based barbecue sauce then you are really missing out on something. This sauce works well with almost anything, but particularly pork.
How to Choose the Right Grates for Your Grill
Which Grate material is best? Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Porcelain, or Steel?
Make a Classic Steak with this Fantastic...
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.
Big Green Egg Medium Charcoal Smoker/Grill Review
Big green egg has been producing these Kamado Style grills for decades. This one is the mid-sized of their models and is big enough to cook one 18-pound turkeys. What makes this unit great is that while it can produce high temperatures due to the focused heat of its ceramic shell, it can also hold low temperatures making it a great smoker. It is the versatility of the egg that makes it stand out as one of the great charcoal powered cookers of our time.
Red Wine Chicken Marinade Recipe
The acid from the red wine balanced with the sweet from the brown sugar and the saltiness of the soy sauce, this is the perfect marinade for chicken.
Deep Fried Turkey Breasts Recipe
If you want to experiment with deep fried turkey this is a great recipe to start out with. You won't need all the oil or commitment for a 3 or 4 pound turkey breast, but you'll still have a great fried turkey.
Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe
This Grilled Lobster is perfect for any occasion. Quick and easy so if you don't have a lot of experience grilling shellfish, then this recipe is for you.
6 Pros and Cons to the Big Easy Oil-less...
Char-Broil's answer to the Turkey Fryer is an infrared fired cooker with loads of versatility. Read my review of the Big Easy to see if it holds up to its promise.
Quick and Simple Greek-Style Lamb Marinade
This Greek-style marinade can be applied to any meat, but is particularly good on lamb. Let the meat marinate for a while so the flavors can infuse.
What Is a Porterhouse Steak?
The Porterhouse is kind of a composite steak coming from the point where the tenderloin and top loin meet. Basically an over sized T-Bone steak the porterhouse is thicker cut and has much more of the tenderloin relative to the loin portion. If you remove the bone and cut out the two steaks that basically make up this steak you will get a tenderloin steak and a top loin (or New York Strip Steak).
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