Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans My mom was always in charge of making the beans for our family barbecues, and this recipe reminds of the barbecue baked beans she made. There isn’t anything fancy about this recipe, and I can’t recall her ever measuring the ingredients. My mom tasted as she went (I’m sure that’s why she’s such a good cook); and …

Southern Cole Slaw Recipe

Southern Cole Slaw Recipe This Southern Style Cole Slaw has been a staple at our BBQ gatherings for as long as I can remember. Whether it’s pilled high on a pulled pork sandwich on the side with BBQ Chicken or Ribs; this traditional Southern side goes with just about anything that comes off the pit. I start with a large …

Smokafried Wings

Smokafried Wings While I was visiting in Texas, Matt Pittman from Meat Church shared a recipe that his family loves – T-bird’s Smokafried Wings. The recipe is really simple – but it makes a smoky, crispy, juicy and delicious chicken wing! Matt started with wing sections – both drumettes and flats – then he liberally seasoned them with his Meat …

Competition Ribs at Memphis in May

Competition Ribs at Memphis in May Memphis in May is largest Pork cooking contest on the planet! Every May thousands of attendees gather on the banks of the Mississippi River to witness the “Super Bowl of Swine”. This year my team, The Killer Hogs, entered the Rib category at MIM and we shot a video of our rib recipe while …

Smoked Turkey Tacos

Smoked Turkey Tacos This week is Memphis In May, and they have added a new ancillary category – Turkey Breast sponsored by the National Turkey Federation. You can do anything you like with the turkey breast, but you are limited on time. So I decided to do smoked turkey street tacos. The cooking process is pretty simple, I’m seasoning a …

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, …

Crispy Grilled Wings

Crispy Grilled Wings

Crispy Grilled Wings If you’re a fan of crispy hot wings but you want to avoid frying them, then you’ll want to try this Crispy Grilled Wings technique. I started out with whole wings and separated the drumstick and the flat – and removed the flapper. I do this because the size of whole wings is larger than the frozen …

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 …