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 …

Caribbean Hot Wings

Caribbean Style Hot Wings

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your average chicken wing, I have a great recipe that I want to share with you. This is my take on a Caribbean Style hot wing cooked over charcoal. There’s nothing wrong with deep fried hot wings but the flavor that the grill gives these wings is much better, and it’s …

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 …

korean style beef short ribs

Korean Style Beef Short Ribs

The last time I was in New Orleans a chef friend of mine took us to an off the path Vietnamese restaurant called Tan Dinh.  I was told that Tan Dinh is the go-to spot for many of New Orleans’ local chefs… so when I heard this I knew that the food had to be good. Until this trip, I …

smoked pastrami recipe

Smoked Pastrami Recipe

To make Pastrami you first need a good piece of corned beef. I look for a corned beef flat in the 4lb range. Many places also sell the point, but I’ve found that it has too much fat for making Pastrami. Grobbels is the brand that I use most of the time. It can be found at supermarkets or your …

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 …

easy smoked brisket

Easy Smoked Brisket Recipe

In the past I’ve done recipes and videos for competition brisket but this one is a little different. There’s no injection or aggressive trimming, it’s just seasoning, smoke, and time. I start with a 12-14lb whole brisket which is the perfect size for fitting into a Food Saver bag. It’s hard to wrestle bigger briskets trust me on this. You …

whole grilled beef tenderloin

Grilling a Whole Beef Tenderloin

I’ve used this recipe many times in Ancillary Beef categories at bbq contest and have had some great success with it. Normally the tenderloin is the most expensive cut of beef you will find, so the last thing you want to do is mess it up. For me, that means over cooking it. I can’t stress enough how important it …

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 …

Country Style Ribs Recipe

Country Style Ribs Recipe

When you hear the word “Ribs” chances are you immediately think of a big slab of Spare or Loin Back ribs, smoked to sweet perfection. Today I want to share with you another type of rib… Country Style. In the competitive BBQ world we’re not allowed to turn in country style ribs, but don’t let that stop you from knowing …