St. Louis Spare ribs

St. Louis Spare Ribs for Memorial Day

St. Louis Spare ribs Had to cook something great for Memorial Day… so I fired up the grill and smoked some St. Louis Spare ribs. So here is my full recipe for St. Louis Spare ribs and a little video too: St. Louis Spare ribs are simply spare ribs with the brisket bone removed. They come from the belly section …

Mississippi Peace Maker

This creation came from my buddy Mark Lambert pitmaster of Sweet Swine O’ Mine and recent winner of the 2013 Memphis in May World BBQ Cooking Contest. It combines two of the finer meats you can smoke.  BBQ Bologna and Pulled Pork…  (at least to a Mississippi boy) To create the sandwich, you take a jumbo size bun and lay …

BBQ Bologna

I’ve talked about doing Barbecued Bologna in the past, but I wanted to share a video of the procedure with everyone. It’s probably the easiest meat you can possible cook on a smoker, but I promise you people go crazy over it. This recipe is done with a smaller chunk of bologna versus the traditional “whole stick” that we do …

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 …

Smoking an Easter Ham

wanna talk about good eatin’? Then let’s talk smoked ham. Every easter I smoke our holiday ham – and usually end up smoking several more for other friends and family too. There is just no beating the flavor you get when you smoke a ham vs. cooking it in the oven. When I refer to ham I’m not talking about …

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. …

competition ribs on smoker

Competition Rib Recipe

This past weekend I had the chance to cook on a pellet smoker for the first time. If you’re not familiar with pellet cookers, they run off small, compressed “pellets” of 100% wood. There’s no filler or other junk to worry about, so what you get is pure, clean smoke. I have to admit that I was a little leery …

Smoke Pork Belly

How to Smoke Pork Belly “Bacon” Recipe

Smoke Pork Belly This is how to Smoke Pork Belly – just like you would get out of your whole hog (the bacon part) without smoking the whole hog. This smoked pork belly recipe will melt in your mouth. mmmm…. Bacon! For a while now, I’ve been wanting to smoke pork belly on my backyard smoker. The only time I …

Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork Tenderloin is a great, easy recipe that is perfect for dinners with your family and friends. It doesn’t take long and it feeds several people. I start with: 2lb whole pork tenderloin placed in a ziplock bag. Pour in about 1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce 1/8 cup Soy Sauce and 2 TBS of Molasses Squeeze out the excess air …