pellet grill brisket

Pellet Grill Brisket

Pellet Grill Brisket The only thing it takes to create amazing brisket on a pellet grill is time! Some folks might claim that the only way to produce a brisket with authentic Texas-style bark and a smoke ring is by cooking it on a stick burner pit, but I’m hear to show you how you can do it on a …

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin For this recipe I start with a PSMO whole beef tenderloin. You can save some money by buying the tenderloin whole and trimming it yourself. If you want to skip this step just ask your butcher for a center cut piece of beef tenderloin. This is the same cut used to create filet mignon steaks. First …

chuck roast burnt ends

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends For this recipe I wanted to see if a chuck roast cut into burnt end size portions would be as good or better than brisket point burnt ends. I’ve seen several videos where pit masters smoke a whole chuck roast then cube it but I wanted to try something a little different. I cut the roast …

carne asada

Gringo Carne Asada

Gringo Carne Asada Carne Asada literally means “grilled meat”. And Skirt Steak is most often used but you can substitute flank steak, sirloin steak, or just about any thin cut of lean beef. The steak is placed in a flavorful marinade for several hours to help tenderize it and then it’s grilled fast over hot coals where it develops a …

Guinness Flat Iron Steak

Guinness Flat Iron Steak

Guinness Flat Iron Steak Flat Iron steak is my go to cut for a quick and inexpensive dinner. These steaks typically run about 5.99/lb at the grocery store so for around $12 you’ll have a steak that can feed 3-4 people easily. The flat iron is cut from the chuck area of the steer and has a similar texture to …

Mississippi PoBoy

Mississippi PoBoy

Mississippi PoBoy I’m not exactly sure of the exact origins of the Mississippi Pot Roast but it’s been floating around the internet for years. Typically it’s prepared in a slow cooker and served over mashed potatoes or rice. This dish is a crock pot staple in the South, but I’m putting my spin on it by cooking it out on …

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich I don’t know if there is a sandwich more fitting for the “Super Bowl” than the Chicago Italian Beef. Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, this sandwich has it all: Piles of thinly sliced, hot beef nestled in a soft bread smothered in tasty “beef juice” topped with sautéed peppers and spicy giardiniera; it just …

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 …

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 …

Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip

Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip

Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip This Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip is serious business…. Wagyu beef has been popular in competition bbq for many years. I started cooking wagyu because the marbling (fat content) makes for a better tasting, easier to cook brisket. I’ve found that you really have to try to ruin a piece of Wagyu beef whether it’s brisket, steak, …

Smoked Brisket Pastrami

Smoked Brisket Pastrami

Smoked Brisket Pastrami Pastrami was first made as a way to preserve meat. A brine is used to first cure the brisket; then it’s smoked, and typically steamed until tender. In the past, I’ve used a short cut to create pastrami by starting with store bought, corned beef brisket; but I wanted to see if I could brine my own …

smoked brisket

Smoked Brisket Recipe

Smoked Brisket Recipe The best smoked brisket I’ve experienced was cooked on a stick burner pit, and now it’s my personal mission to recreate that brisket using one of these style pits. Really, there’s no better cut of meat more perfect for a stick burner than smoked brisket.  The basics of a stick burner are simple. You start a …

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib It’s a beautiful thing turning a whole ribeye roast into a delicious, smoked Prime Rib. This recipe is the best Christmas gift you can share with your friends and family; and it’s easily accomplished on your smoker. I start with an 18lb boneless whole ribeye from Sams club. Remove it from the cryovac packaging and use …