smoked Picanha

Smoked Picanha

Smoked Picanha This might very well be the absolute best beef roast I’ve ever cooked… The Picanha – or Sirloin Top Cap – is an extremely tender beef roast topped off with a 1/4” layer of delicious fat. It lies right on the top of the whole sirloin and is often used in Brazilian steak houses or in the US …

Whole Smoked Ribeye

Whole Smoked Ribeye Recipe

Whole Smoked Ribeye Recipe A whole smoked ribeye is one of the finer things in life. You can’t beat good beef – seasoned with a heavy dose of corse salt and black pepper and brought up slow in wood smoke until it’s just a tad over rare. That makes my mouth water just writing it! For this cook I bought …

chuck roast burnt ends

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends Recipe

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends Recipe 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 …

carne asada

Gringo Carne Asada Recipe

Gringo Carne Asada Recipe 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 …

Mississippi PoBoy

Mississippi PoBoy Recipe

Mississippi PoBoy Recipe 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 …

Texas Turkey Breast

Texas Turkey Breast Recipe

Texas Style Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe Texas is known for its luscious, post oak smoked, brisket… but pit masters in the Lone Star state also know how to smoke a mean turkey breast. Restaurants keep smoked turkey on the menu year-round and if you haven’t tried Texas Style Smoked Turkey you’ve been missing out. This recipe is pretty much standard …

Beef Cheek Tacos

Beef Cheek Tacos Recipe

Beef Cheek Tacos Recipe 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 …

Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip

Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip Recipe

Smoked Wagyu Tri Tip Recipe 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, …

Texas Style Pulled Pork

Texas Style Pulled Pork Recipe

Texas Style Pulled Pork Recipe I call this recipe “Texas Style Pulled Pork” because it reminds me of the way brisket and spare ribs are cooked in the Lone Star State. For Texas Style Pulled Pork, it’s all about simple ingredients – Meat, Salt, Black Pepper and Post Oak Smoke. Pork cooked this way takes on a delicious flavor and …

Competition Rib Recipe

Competition Rib Recipe

Competition Rib Recipe When cooking Competition Rib Recipe, it’s all about that one perfect bite.  These bbq competition ribs aren’t like your typical “eating” ribs because they have a richer, sweeter flavor and need to showcase perfect appearance, tenderness, and taste. We baby these ribs in a contest and this recipe has brought home many trophies for my team. In …

Smoked Hamburgers

Smoked Hamburgers Recipe

Smoked Hamburgers Recipe Just something about Smoked Hamburgers… they are juicy, smoky and oh so delicious! For this Smoked Hamburgers recipe I’m starting with a couple pounds of left over Wagyu Brisket trimmings that I save from competitions and mixing it with equal parts sirloin steak. Wagyu is heavily marbled beef and is jam packed with extra rich flavor. I …

Smoked Lemon Pepper Pork Loin Recipe

Smoked Lemon Pepper Pork Loin Recipe This Smoked Lemon Pepper Pork Loin recipe makes an excellent summer-time sandwich. I start with a 5lb piece of center cut pork loin; you can find these at any grocery store. First remove the excess silver skin and drizzle the outside with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with coarse ground Kosher Salt topped with …

margarita recipe

Killer Margarita Recipe

Margarita Recipe One of my favorite drinks to enjoy is a Margarita. But a lot of people make margaritas that are either too sweet or too sour. This can leave you with a little heart-burn type feeling that I hate. And it’s all because of that store-bough mix. To make a perfect margarita, it’s not too hard… and it’s taken …

Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Pork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe

Pork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe We’re talking about Pork Belly Burnt Ends! The Best part of a good brisket is the fatty point and in competitions we turn those into mouth drooling Burnt Ends. These uber tender chunks of brisket will melt in your mouth when done just right, and judges go crazy over them. This got me to thinking …