Bacon Wrapped Backstrap

this week I thought I’d kick 2015 off with a great recipe for backstrap… my favorite cut of whitetail deer. The backstrap is cut from the top of the deer located on each side of the spine. It’s equivalent to the loin section off a cow or pig. I’m not sure where the name back strap originated, but I’ve always …

Smoked Pig Wings

Pig Wings

Since the season started, I’ve been doing a weekly video on football foods. Well, this week I tried something that was brand new to me called Pig Wings, and they’re so good that I had to include them in a newsletter. The pig wing is actually a portion of the ham shank that has been trimmed and smoked (fully cooked). …

Bacon Wrapped Meatball Smoked

Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs AKA Moink Balls

Moink Balls are basically meatballs wrapped in bacon – and then rubbed, grilled and glazed. They get the name by combining MOO + OINK. These little bites of delicious are perfect football food because they are easy, quick and folks love them. And this right here is my version of them… To make these Moink Balls you need a few things: …

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 …

Smoking Pork Loin on a Weber Kettle

This is a quick and easy recipe that feeds a lot of people – and is perfect for Football season… and everyone loves Pork Loin. The Pork Loin I bought weighed 4.5lbs. It’s pretty much ready right out of the cryovac just give it a quick rinse and pat with paper towel. I don’t bother trimming any excess fat off …

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 …

Barbecue Live January 2014

The Killer Hogs (Waylon Reed, Rachelle Reed (my wife), and myself) along with Mark Lambert of Sweet Swine O’ Mine hosted another exciting two days of Barbecue Live back in January. Our class is always a no-holds-barred, information overload on how to win at the KCBS level, and this rendition left no stone unturned. We were fortunate to have some …

The Barbecue Live Family…

We had some great response from Barbecue Live… and I’m so glad that people really enjoyed the class. But there is one email that I just had to share from Jack and Jimmy from Triple J&C Cookers. OMG!! What a weekend in Olive Branch, Ms at the Barbecue Live Cooking Class!! Anybody BBQing in backyard, amateur or even professional events …

Barbecue Live – July 2013

Earlier this month we hosted the second edition of Barbecue Live. It was 2 jammed packed days of cooking Competition Barbecue and sharing our secrets with new found friends from 9 different states. We even had a gentleman from Canada join us in Memphis for this class. This time around, just like the first, it was me, my brother Waylon …

Sliced Pork Butt Sandwich

Recently I’ve had several questions about cooking a Boston Butt for slicing. Now Typically all of the butts I cook are pulled. I prefer juicy, tender pulled pork with bits of crunchy bark mixed in. And you don’t see much sliced pork in Memphis, but in some parts of the country, that’s how it’s served. One of the best restaurants …

BBQ Season is finally here

It’s time to kick the tires and light the fires because my BBQ seasons is officially here. We have our first contest in Tupelo, MS – The Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel – this weekend and I’m ready to get this ball rolling. Here is a great article about this contest here >> I’ve spent the past few months practicing …

Barbecue Live – Competition Cooking Class

For the past few weeks I’ve been pretty busy getting ready for Barbecue Live. This was our inaugural BBQ class, and just like everything we do we wanted it to be quality. We put ourselves on the other side and asked, “what would we want from a BBQ class?“. Then we built the class around that… and gave 100%. It …