Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters I know the breast and wings are the most popular pieces of meat on a chicken, but if you ask the right people they’ll tell you that the Dark Meat – and Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters is where it’s at! Not only do legs and thighs have more flavor than their counterparts but they’re also more …

pulled beef sandwhich

Smoked Chuck Roast for Pulled Beef Sandwich

If you’re looking for something besides traditional BBQ to cook this weekend, I have a great recipe for you today. I’m using Beef Chuck Roast cooked low and slow; then I’m making one mouth-watering sandwich. Chuck Roast is one cut of meat that most people don’t associate with BBQ. Similar to brisket, chuck roast needs to cook for a long …

reverse seared tomahawk

Reverse Seared Tomahawk Ribeye Steak

Tomahawk Ribeye Steak The Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is a specialty cut steak that you probably won’t find at your local supermarket. I had to ask my butcher to specially cut these bad boys, but it’s worth the extra effort. This Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is an extra thick (think 1 1/2-2”) prime ribeye with a portion of the rib bone still …

smoked beef ribs

Smoked Beef Ribs Recipe

Smoked Beef Ribs Several people have sent in request for a recipe for Smoked Beef Ribs, so in this week’s newsletter I’m going to share with you my way of cooking them. Pork rules in my part of the country, but you can usually find beef ribs in meat department. Also, you can ask your local butcher to source them …

pulled pork recipe

Pulled Pork BBQ: Smoked Pork Butt Recipe

Sometimes you want to get down to the basics of smoking and I can’t think of a better cut of meat than the pork butt. Now most of the time I’m cooking Pork Butt for competition and as you know that meat has to be kicked up to the highest level.  It’s judged on one single bite; Appearance, Taste, and …

lamb loin chops

Lamb Loin Chops with Reverse Sear

Whenever I’m out gathering competition supplies, I always find myself spending some time in the meat department. This week I was strolling through Costco and right next to the pork were these beautiful trays of thick cut Lamb Loin Chops for only $20. I thought to myself…..This would make a great newsletter, so this week I’m cooking a lamb dish …

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops In the KCBS competition world skin-on, bone-in thighs are the norm for the chicken category. I’ve been turning in thighs for a while now, but many times last year, I heard of people winning the category with Smoked Chicken Lollipops. I knew that it had to be something special besides the traditional “drumstick”, so with a little …

Smoked Bone-In Pork Roast Recipe

If you want to impress your Holiday guests this season, do I have a recipe for you… This is my sure-fire pork roast recipe, and it is guaranteed to be the talk of the dinner table. What makes it unique is that it’s a Bone-In Pork Loin. Everyone knows that cooking meat on the bone gives it a ton of …

Smoked Honey Baked Ham

How To Smoke A Honeybaked Ham

Smoke A Honeybaked Ham Everyone knows the turkey is the star of the show on Thanksgiving, but you can’t have a Holiday Feast without a Smoked Ham to go right along with the bird. (you can get my recipe for smoking a turkey here >>) Instead of spending nearly $80 on an overpriced ham, fire up your smoker and Smoke …

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 …

pork steaks recipe

Apple Brined Pork Steaks

Here is a Pork Steak recipe that’s packed with flavor. If you’re not familiar with “pork steak” it’s basically a sliced Boston Butt. I shot a video of this recipe… Most any butcher will slice the pork butt for you just tell them you want it cut into pork steaks. I get them cut about ¾” thick, and an average …

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 …

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. …