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Barbecues & Grilling: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dry Brining Turkey - An Alternative to...
Traditional brining requires a large container, lots of water, and more refrigerator space than you can probably afford to give up during the holidays. Dry brining uses no water, less space, and less mess, but will it give you the same results. Compare dry brined turkey with a traditional brined turkey to find out.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Apple Cider Turkey Brine Recipe
Apple cider has a nice, tart flavor that gives this turkey brine a mild lift. Perfectly formulated for maximum brining effect, this recipe is a definite winner.
Apple Brine Recipe
This is the ultimate turkey brine for flavor. The apple juice in this brine gives a sweet flavor to poultry and is perfect for turkey. Buy the cheapest apple juice you can find because it won't matter how much you spend and you are going to need a lot.
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.
Inject Marinades directly into a Turkey
Inject marinades directly into your turkey to add flavor, tenderize, and make the most of your turkey.
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.
Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe
Lots of injection marinades are built around a Cajun flavor. This one is mild in heat, but rich in herb flavors. Make sure that the herbs you use are well ground so that they will fit through your injection needle.
Holiday Poultry Brine Recipe
This poultry brine is perfect for the holiday turkey. By using vegetable stock you get extra flavor with a mild saltiness that makes for a perfect brine.
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.
Top 10 Turkey Marinade Recipes
Marinated Turkey? Why not. Chicken is frequently marinated, so why not try one of these great turkey marinades.
10 Steps to Awesome Deep-Fried Turkey
How to Deep Dry Turkey. It can be the most dangerous dish you'll ever prepare so take your time, read ALL the instructions, and pay very close attention.
Honey Beer Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe
This Turkey Injection combines a traditional Cajun flavor with beer and honey to give you a well balanced flavor. Since this injection marinade contains honey you need to use it warm (not hot).
What do you do with the Oil from your Turkey...
Take care of the cooking oil you've invested in and get the most out of Deep Frying Turkey. Learn how to filter and store oil.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Wood Smoked Turkey
Just wanted to give you guys a recipe for smoked turkey that I've had excellent results with. It's a favorite around here. Just thought I'd share it with you guys. I made this on the 4th and it was the first to go. Didn't last long at all! And I got nothing but compliments on it.
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.
Country Rub
This wet rub should be a thick paste once mixed. It can be used on any kind of meat, but is particularly good on poultry. If you do use it on poultry be sure to get it under the skin.
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 Green Egg Prices for 2014
The current MSRP price list for all sizes of the Big Green Egg line of charcoal grills.
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.
All Things Steak
One stop for all the resources needed to produce the perfect steak from selection to the grill to what to top it with.
Poultry Rub
This is a great all purpose poultry rub. It works well on grilled chicken wings or even deep fried turkey. Use Hungarian Paprika if you can find it because it has a much richer, sweeter flavor.
Turkey Injection Sauce
This injection solution super-hydrates your turkey so it stays nice and moist while it cooks. The cayenne and hot sauce give it a Cajun flare that makes this recipe perfect for fried turkey.
Grilling Means a Great Turkey!
In the past, turkey was always prepared over a live fire. Live fire roasting whether on a rotisserie or not is the best way to put flavor in any turkey
TomKattt's Poultry Brine Recipe
Tom Katt sent in this brining recipe that is perfect for poultry. Though it works well for most poultry, it is perfect for that holiday turkey.
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.
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.
High-Power Poultry Brine Loaded with Flavor
This poultry brine works with the added power of pickling spices which increases the moisture in poultry with some great seasonings for more flavor.
Citrus Turkey Brine with Garlic, Bay Leaves,...
The citrus fruit in this brine not only add a great tangy flavor but also act to tenderize the meat of the poultry. The mild acid of the lemon will help to carry flavors deep into the meat.
Deep Fried Turkey Rub
This recipe calls for a lot of bay leaves. It's actually about 1/3 cup, so if you have crushed bay leaves you can use that. The real secret to fried turkey is to get the rub well on the surface of the turkey before it hits the oil.
Cranberry Turkey Brine Recipe
What's better to brine a turkey in than cranberry? This turkey brine recipe is perfect for a traditional turkey dinner.
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.
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 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.
Can I Brine my Turkey AND use a Rub or...
You want to get the most out of your Turkey so you start with a good Turkey Brine. Can you now use a Rub or Injection Marinade?
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.
Citrus-Rosemary Turkey Rub Recipe
This rub has more of a paste consistency. Be sure to mix the ingredients well and to get the rub under the skin as well as placing it on the surface of the turkey.
Beer Can Turkey
You knew it was only a matter of time before someone turned beer in the butt chicken into beer can turkey. This turkey is basted with steam from the inside; making it tender and juicy so no matter how you cook it you'll get a better bird.
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.
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.
Clove and Honey Brine for Turkey Recipe
This brine will give your turkey a subtle sweetness and all the tenderness and moisture of a good poultry brine.
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.
Butterball Oil-Free Electric Turkey Fryer
Since deep frying a turkey in hot oil has developed a reputation for being dangerous (and delicious) a few people have been thinking of ways of doing it with out the oil.
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.
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.
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.
Rotisserie Turkey
You need a good strong rotisserie to prepare this turkey. Check with your instruction manual or the manufacturer to make sure that your rotisserie set (especially the rotisserie motor) is rated for the weight of your turkey. For more information check out my article on Rotisserie cooking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greek Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe
Add some Greek flavor to your next turkey with this injection marinade loaded with lemon, olive oil and Greek seasonings.
'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!
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.
Hot & Spicy Poultry Injection Marinade Recipe
This injection marinade adds real heat under the skin of any poultry. If you want a little fire in your bird this is a great sauce to use. Make sure you only put small amounts in each place end up with large pockets of hot sauce.
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.
Maple Brine Recipe
This brine can be used on any kind of poultry and pork. It gives a sweet, maple flavor to meats.
Walter Jetton's Dry Poultry Seasoning Recipe
Walter Jetton was one of the pioneers of barbecue in Texas during the 50's and 60's. He became famous as the pit-master of President Johnson and also wrote a cookbook. This is his poultry dry rub recipe. You can leave out the MSG if you are so inclined.
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.
Hawaiian Turkey Brine with Pineapple and Brown...
Here is another turkey brine for you to try. This one is a bit different since it uses sweet ingredients. The pineapple juice works well to tenderize the turkey meat.
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.
Is Flat Iron Steak Really That Great?
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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.
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!
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.
Pineapple Marinade Recipe
This sweet, fruity marinade works great on any cut of pork or chicken.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mild Jerk Turkey Rub with Brown Sugar and Garlic
Spicy up your next turkey with this Jerk Rub. Whether you grill, smoke, or fry your turkey, this adds a mild spicy flavor.
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.
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.
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 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.
Deep Fried Turkey Marinade Recipe
With a deep fried turkey you want to get flavor into the meat before it hits the oil. This Cajun inspired marinade will not only do that but help tenderize the turkey too.
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.
Spicy Poultry Injection Recipe
This injection solution has a good dose of cayenne which will add some heat to your turkey. Make sure you spread it throughout the meat so you don't end up with pockets of cayenne.
Everything Needed to Smoke, Grill, or Fry a...
All the information on all the best methods for making the perfect turkey. Grilled, smoked, fried, brined, or virtually anything else for the that all important meal.
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.
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 Perfect Creole Turkey Rub with Bay Leaves
While 25 bay leaves might seem like a lot, this rub is just perfect for turkey. Especially, if you plan on deep frying it.
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.
Rotisserie Turkey - Step by Step
Before you start, make sure you have everything ready for the best turkey to ever come off your grill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flavorful Ideas for Dry Brining Turkey
For those who don't want a giant pot sitting in the kitchen for the entire day before the big holiday, dry brining is a great alternative.
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.
Texas Rib Marinade
The BBQ Guru sent in this marinade recipe loaded with flavor and tenderizing power.
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.
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
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 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.
The Perfect Smoked Turkey Marinade and Recipe
This is a 24 hour marinade, guaranteed to please every time. The chicken or turkey is always moist and tender. Use 1/2 recipe for chicken or a full recipe for a turkey of any size. Everyone will clamor for this turkey marinade recipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turkey Baste Recipe
Whether you are grilling or smoking a turkey, this baste keeps the meat moist, adds a delicious flavor, and helps brown the skin. Remember to begin basting about an hour after you start cooking.
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.
Smoked Turkey on the Grill Recipe
Here's a way to prepare a great smoked turkey if you don't have a smoker. Use your grill to slow roast this tasty bird and it will be tender and delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smoked Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This pumpkin pie has a light smoky flavor that works well with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream. If you're looking for a unique pie recipe that isn't overly sweet, then look no further.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Homemade Cajun Seasoning
Cajun cooking has developed a reputation for being all about heat. Truth is Cajun flavors are more savory than hot. This spice blend can be adjusted for heat by increasing (or decreasing) the amount of cayenne pepper.
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.
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.
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.
Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey Recipe
This is an easy way to smoke a turkey. The marinade mixture is used as an injection solution and as a baste. If you bring the smoker temperature up towards the very end, you will get a nice crispy skin on your turkey.
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