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: …

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters I know the breast and wings are the most popular pieces of meat on a chicken, but if you ask the right people they’ll tell you that the Dark Meat – and Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters is where it’s at! Not only do legs and thighs have more flavor than their counterparts but they’re also more …

pulled beef sandwhich

Smoked Chuck Roast for Pulled Beef Sandwich

If you’re looking for something besides traditional BBQ to cook this weekend, I have a great recipe for you today. I’m using Beef Chuck Roast cooked low and slow; then I’m making one mouth-watering sandwich. Chuck Roast is one cut of meat that most people don’t associate with BBQ. Similar to brisket, chuck roast needs to cook for a long …

Smoking Pork Loin on a Weber Kettle

This is a quick and easy recipe that feeds a lot of people – and is perfect for Football season… and everyone loves Pork Loin. The Pork Loin I bought weighed 4.5lbs. It’s pretty much ready right out of the cryovac just give it a quick rinse and pat with paper towel. I don’t bother trimming any excess fat off …

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 …