Boneless Turkey Breast Recipe

The Turkey Breast I use is a Honey Suckle brand boneless, skin-on breast weighing about 3lbs. This one came “jet-netted” (wrapped in a butcher twine netting all around), and this helps the turkey breast hold a uniform shape while cooking. Just like a whole turkey I brine the breast, but it doesn’t take near as long. Here’s the recipe for …

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast It’s time to buy those turkeys for next week and get them thawing in the refrigerator. I checked out the sales ads this week and everyone has turkey on sale – so I picked up a Bone-In Turkey Breast to smoke. You can get the recipe for a Whole Smoked Turkey here >> If you’re still …

Crown Roast of Pork

Smoked Crown Roast of Pork

Smoked Crown Roast of Pork It’s that time of year where everyone should be thinking about what’s on the menu for the holidays, and this week I want to share with you a recipe for a sure ‘nuff crowd pleaser….Smoked Crown Roast of Pork. A Crown Roast is made from the center cut, bone-in pork loin. The tips of the …

Steak Skewers

Chimichurri Skirt Steak Skewers

Here’s a great recipe for a quick tailgate or football food. All that’s required on gameday is a hot grill the rest of the preparation happens the night before leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the game. Here’s what you need: 1-2lbs of skirt steak (flank steak or flat iron also make good substitutes) 18-20 wooden skewers for grilling …

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). …

sausage and peppers recipe

Italian Sausage & Peppers Recipe

How to Grill Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers There’s just no better football food than some Italian Sausages with peppers and onions. You can cook it all right on the grill… so it makes this recipe perfect for a tailgate. This grilled Italian Sausage recipe is easy. You can prep all your peppers and onions at home – and all …

Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked Pork Chops

For this week’s newsletter I had my local butcher cut me some 1” thick pork loin chops. Thick chops like these are excellent on the smoker and it doesn’t take as long as you might think. I keep the recipe fairly simple but we get a ton of flavor into the meat by using a brine. Also the layered seasonings …

beef bombs

Beef Bombs

I’m loving these Football Food videos. Love thinking about them, cooking them… and especially eating them. And these Beef Bombs I did this week turned out awesome. If you’ve ever cooked an ABT – basically a jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon – then you know these dudes are good. What I did was take a flank …

sausage cheese plate

Sausage and Cheese Plate

This recipe is a staple around Memphis at any bar, tailgate or football party. If we’re having a get-together, there is going to be a sausage and cheese plate… it’s expected around here! Plus, it’s about as easy as it gets! All you need is some smoked sausage, cheese, a really great BBQ Rub and BBQ Sauce – I use …

Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Smoked Cornish Game Hens Cornish Game Hens – or Rock Cornish hens as they’re sometimes called – are young (usually less than 5 weeks old) chickens. They cost a little more than regular chicken per pound but at a 2lb average you’re still only paying around $3-4 bucks per bird. In the grocery stores they are usually sold in the …

smoked hot wings

Smoked Hot Wings

Smoked Hot Wings Hot wings are essential football food… and slow-smoking them is about the best way to enjoy them. And all you need are some chicken wings (I prefer the whole wings), some BBQ Rub and a great wing sauce. First you wash your chicken wings really well under cool water and then pat them dry. Next you come …

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: …