Barbecue Recipes and Outdoor Cooking
You've reached the home of great barbecue recipes. Below are some of my favorites - original and Revisited.
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Below are all the step by step recipes - you may also find what you're looking for in the BBQ Dictionary (methods, acronyms, etc).
Greek Poppers (Bacon Wrapped Olives)
Pork Barbecue Recipes
For baby back ribs try the 2-1-1 ribs method. For the larger spare ribs you should try the 3-2-1 spare ribs method as shown in our BBQ Dictionary. You might also want to try spritzing your ribs.
Game Day Ribs
Achiote Rubbed Pork Chops
Bacon Explosion with Cheese
Perfect Pulled Pork (Injected Pork) [NEW!]
Easy Pulled Pork
Luau Pulled Pork
Stout Pork Loin
Looking for bacon? There are many Bacon Recipes listed below, but you should definitely start with the Bacon Explosion. Of course, you can always make your own homemade bacon too!
Home-cured Cold Smoked Bacon [NEW!]
Beef BBQ Recipes
In the east pig IS bbq. Well in the west we like our steaks and we like our BBQ to follow suit.
If you've never had brisket, I guarantee that you'll love it. I tend to serve brisket for larger
groups and holidays spent with family.
For the start of summer this year we did a photo contest to kick off summer. It was a blast and there were a ton of great recipes and photos shared on Facebook. The Ultimate Stuffed Burger was my contribution and it was an absolute hit! The prizes from the contest were provided by Cholula and this burger definitely showcases that.
Here are a few of my favorite beef recipes:
Sriracha (a.k.a., Rooster Sauce) Carne Asada [NEW!]
Chianti Braised Short Ribs [NEW!]
Homemade Beef Pastrami - Part I
The Best Prime Rib
Boneless Beef Short Ribs
Marinated Beef Brisket
Tried and True Texas Brisket
The Ultimate Stuffed Burger
Smoky Homemade Meatballs
Turkey, Chicken and Other Fouls
We're talking about anything with wings: turkey, chicken, duck, buffalos... Ok, ok. Buffalo's don't fly, but you've got to admit that there is nothing finer than a tasty, lip-tingling buffalo wing. Stay tuned for my wing recipe well-known across 2 states.
If you're wanting to learn how to keep your chicken from drying out then you should look into brining or even how the pro's like to prepare their competition barbecued chicken. You'll never look back!
Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey
Cornish Game Hens [NEW!]
Stuffed Chicken Saltimbocca "Jumps in the Mouth"
Seafood off the grill or off the plank is always one of my favorites. If you can get fresh seafood then be sure to try these.
Original Cedar Planked Salmon
Lamb Barbecue Recipes
Lamb can be a very tender meat if cooked with a watchful eye. It isn't hard and it will net wonderful results. Try the Savory Rosemary Rack of Lamb if you're in the mood to wow some guests or just try something different from the usual baby back ribs.
Dry Rubs, Sauces, Salsas
Spice rubs are fundamental to great BBQ!
Try Rusty's famous Memphis Pork Rub as your go-to for pork.
For beef brisket or beef ribs try my Bullsy Beef Rub.
What about for your more tender beef cuts? Try my Tri-tip Rub also called a Santa Maria Rub.
The Bye Bye Birdie Rub is a rub I originally created for Cornish Game Hens, but is great an any poultry.
Looking for an amazing sauce for your chicken? This sauce has the traditional Molé flavor from Mexico - Molé BBQ Sauce. Or if you're looking for a new twist to that boring Thanksgiving Dinner cranberry sauce you should try making a Cranberry Barbecue Sauce this year.
Most barbecue sauces work well pork. One of my recent favorites is a little sweet and a little spicy. I've called it my Plum Crazy Habanero Barbecue Sauce [NEW!]. This sauce would also be great on moinks, hot wings or just as a dipping sauce.
Looking for a great home-made Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa)?
Appetizers (BBQ and otherwise)
To tender the patients of your guests there's nothing like pulling a few appetizers off the
smoker while you're ribs still finishing. Hint: it eases the pain of telling them only 15 more minutes!
Favorite Appetizer Recipes Submitted by Readers
Bacon Explosion with Cheese
Burnt End Stuffed Mushrooms
MOINK Balls (Bacon-wrapped Meatballs)
Stuffed and Smoked Artichokes [NEW!!]
Nothing finishes off a great barbecue feast better than a great dessert. Show off your grill-master skills with recipes like the As American as Grilled Apple Pie or Apple Crisp recipe.
Okay, okay. It's not a BBQ recipe, but it's my favorite cheesecake recipe - Pumpkin Cheesecake.