smoked ham

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Smoked Ham is one Christmas tradition that I love. It’s always served at our Christmas feast, and the left overs make for delicious Ham sandwiches days after the dinner. We even save the ham bones for New Years where it’s used to flavor a big pot of Turnip Greens and the Black Eyed Peas. If …

Texas Turkey Breast

Texas Turkey Breast

Texas Style Smoked Turkey Breast Texas is known for its luscious, post oak smoked, brisket… but pit masters in the Lone Star state also know how to smoke a mean turkey breast. Restaurants keep smoked turkey on the menu year-round and if you haven’t tried Texas Style Smoked Turkey you’ve been missing out. This recipe is pretty much standard when …

Stuffed Smoked Turkey

Stuffed Smoked Turkey

Sausage and Herb Stuffed Smoked Turkey The Thanksgiving Turkey should be a show-stopper, and I have a guaranteed masterpiece that your family will praise you for preparing. Of course, this turkey is smoked (you won’t eat an oven roasted or deep-fried bird after this) but I also take country sausage, fresh herbs, sautéed vegetables, fresh herbs, bread, and tart apples …

Beef Cheek Tacos

Beef Cheek Tacos

Beef Cheek Tacos Last summer I had the opportunity to teach a weekend class with Matt Pittman at his Meat Church headquarters. We had a great group of students and they were treated to a first class experience. Matt brought everything he knew about Texas Style Brisket and Beef Ribs and I showed everyone how to cook Memphis Style BBQ …

Jack Sirloin Steak

Jack Sirloin

Jack Sirloin Steak For the past thirty years the folks at Jack Daniels have hosted the most prestigious invitational bbq competition in the World. Top teams from all over the globe come together to compete in “the Holler” just below the distillery in Lynchburg TN. The event is special for cooks and spectators. It needs to be on your must …

Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken Sweet & Spicy Barbecue chicken topped with thick cut bacon and smothered in Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar…tell me that isn’t delicious! I’m not sure who first came up with this idea, but whenever I see it on a menu, something inside just tells me to order it. You don’t have to go out for this dish; it’s …

Ribeye Sandwich

Bonafide Ribeye Sandwich

Bonafide Ribeye Sandwich Just when you think a ribeye steak couldn’t get any better….I’m going to turn you on to the “Ribeye Sandwich”. But this just isn’t any old, ordinary steak sandwich… I use choice ribeye steaks grilled to perfection; top them with sautéed sweet onion, baby portobello mushrooms, and melty provolone cheese – all served on Texas garlic toast …

Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs

Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs

Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs For this recipe, I skipped the typical asian flavors and went for a southwestern flare. These Brown Sugar Chipotle Flanken Short Ribs are a really easy way to grill this great cut of beef. If you like eating the meat from around the bone of a ribeye… you gotta try this recipe. Flanken cut …

Competition Chicken Thighs

Competition Chicken Thighs

Competition Chicken Thighs If you’re looking to improve your competition chicken thigh scores in KCBS, then you’ll want to check out this video. I brought in Eric Lee from Fire Dancer BBQ to show us his technique for producing a proven, “180” winning chicken entry. Eric has 19 first places calls for KCBS Chicken – and right now is ranked …

Spicy Chicken Sliders

Spicy Chicken Sliders

Spicy Chicken Sliders This Spicy Chicken Sliders recipe is perfect for Labor Day BBQ . You only need a few ingredients and most of the work can be done ahead of time. I start with a couple whole chickens (about 4-5lbs ea). Remove the chickens from the packaging and discard the giblets. Trim away any excess fat from the neck …

Char Siu Pork Chops

Char Siu Pork Chops

Char Siu Pork Chops Char Siu is Chinese BBQ. Pork Roast or Belly is often used, and these cuts are marinated overnight in a sweet and savory sauce giving it a distinct red color and a ton of flavor. And for this recipe, I’m taking that idea and making Char Siu Pork Chops. For this recipe I’m using pork chops …

Grilled Chicken Pitas

Grilled Chicken Pitas

Grilled Chicken Pitas When it’s hot outside, I look for recipes that can be cooked quick and easy; and these Grilled Chicken Pitas is a favorite at our house. I start with boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can substitute white meat if you want) and some fresh vegetables: yellow squash, zucchini squash, red onion, and sweet peppers. Rinse the vegetables …

Grilled Red Snapper Recipe

Grilled Red Snapper with a Cajun Cream Sauce Recently I spent some time fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico and was lucky enough to bring back a cooler full of fresh Red Snapper. Snapper is a great fish for grilling and for this recipe I’m using a Weber Kettle Grill and a Charcoal Vortex to create one spectacular dish. …

Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue Chicken Sometimes you just need a good old Barbecue Chicken fix. This recipe takes me back to those family 4th of July BBQ’s where the grill was slap-full of what seemed like endless pieces of smokey, glazed chicken goodness. Cooking barbecue chicken is really easy. All you need is a grill or smoker set up for indirect cooking and …