easy smoked brisket

Easy Smoked Brisket Recipe

In the past I’ve done recipes and videos for competition brisket but this one is a little different. There’s no injection or aggressive trimming, it’s just seasoning, smoke, and time. I start with a 12-14lb whole brisket which is the perfect size for fitting into a Food Saver bag. It’s hard to wrestle bigger briskets trust me on this. You …

whole grilled beef tenderloin

Grilling a Whole Beef Tenderloin

I’ve used this recipe many times in Ancillary Beef categories at bbq contest and have had some great success with it. Normally the tenderloin is the most expensive cut of beef you will find, so the last thing you want to do is mess it up. For me, that means over cooking it. I can’t stress enough how important it …

Not your Momma’s Pot Roast

Nothing says down home cooking like a pot roast. I know growing up at my house we had pot roast for dinner at least once a month. Typically pot roast is prepared either in a crock-pot or roasting pan in the oven, but I’m taking it outdoors to the smoker. Pot Roast for me is Beef. Any cut of beef …

Smoked Tri Tip Recipe

I’m always on the lookout for new places to source meat, and a few weeks ago a friend put me on a butcher shop in Collierville, TN called Thomas Meat and Seafood Market. I was excited to see that they carry Creekstone brand beef. In the Memphis area it’s hard to find quality beef; I have to mail order the …

How to Smoke a Whole Ribeye

I just cooked a Whole Ribeye for July 4th and used it to make the “perfect sandwich”. And of course, I shot a video that shows exactly how I did it… I start with a whole boneless Ribeye around 12lbs. My local grocery store runs these on special for 6.99 lb occasionally, but you can also get them at Sams …

Smoked “Sirloin Tip” Recipe

I started out searching for a Tri Tip roast, but in my part of the country it can be a challenge to find. What I did come across was piece of beef called a Sirloin Tip Roast. This cut comes off the cow right beside the Tri Tip section (hence: Tri Tip’s Cousin), but it’s actually part of the Bottom …

Grill the Perfect Steak for Father’s Day

My Dad is not a hard man to please. I don’t have to buy him a new tie or cheesy pen and pencil set. He would be happy just sitting down and shooting the breeze for a while. So on Father’s Day, I like to cook him a rib eye steak just the way he likes it. You can also …

How To Grill a Porterhouse Steak

The Porterhouse is a man’s steak if there ever was one. It’s basically two steaks in one the NY Strip on one side of the bone and the filet on the other. The bone gives both cuts tremendous flavor and when cooked just right, you won’t find a better steak. That’s why the Porter House demands the most money on …

Corned Beef into Pastrami: My Smoked Pastrami Recipe

To make Pastrami you first need a good piece of corned beef. I look for a corned beef flat in the 4lb range. Many places also sell the point, but I’ve found that it has too much fat for making Pastrami. Grobbels is the brand that I use most of the time. It can be found at supermarkets or your …

competition brisket method

Competition Brisket Method on a Yoder Pellet Smoker

Last week I wanted to try cooking a competition style brisket on the Yoder YS480. I’ve heard when it comes to smoke ring that pellet smokers can’t stack up to traditional cookers. But I had to see this for myself. I picked up a 14lb whole packer from Restaurant Depot at 2.29lb for CAB choice brisket; I was very happy. …