Pork Burnt Ends with Cajun Butter

I served these smoky, slightly spicy burnt ends at my first tailgate party this football season and they were a big hit. They’re double smoked to produce a lot of the crispy, crusty surface bark that everyone loves. They’re also injected with a spicy Cajun butter mixture for over the top flavor! I used inexpensive boneless “country style ribs” that are available at most grocery stores. Of course they aren’t ribs at all but are cut from the near the pork shoulder. This is a quick recipe that’s doesn’t require a lot of prep  and is easy to make in any kind of smoker.

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Pork burnt ends with spicy butter injection.

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Loaded Chicken and Potatoes

Loaded with flavor that is! The bacon, Tiger Sauce, cheese and Dizzy Pig rub all work together to make this chicken and potatoes dish something special. It’s super easy to make and the touch of smoke from baking it in your grill or smoker really amps up the flavors.

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Loaded chicken and potatoes.


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Smoked Pulled Beef Chuck Cheese-steaks

When you think of slow smoked beef I bet you think of brisket but beef chuck is equally delicious when cooked low and slow. This slow smoked beef chuck with peppers, onions and mushrooms piled high on a hoagie roll and served with homemade horseradish sauce will be a hit at your next tailgate party!

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Smoked beef chuck cheese-steak sandwiches.


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Triple B Smoked Beans

Sorry Dwight Schrute, Triple B isn’t “Bears, Beets and Battlestar Galactica”. it’s Brats, Bacon and smoked Butt all combined with a variety of beans and spices and smoked slowly with hickory smoke.

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Triple B Smoked Beans


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NYC Steakhouse Fatty

There’s nothing as indulgent or satisfying as a dinner at an old school New York City steakhouse like Smith & Wollensky or Peter Luger. This fatty captures all the flavors – prime sirloin, blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms and crispy onion straws.

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NYC Steakhouse Fatty served with warm Lea & Perrins steak sauce.


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Southern Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Most followers of this blog have had plenty of pulled pork sandwiches but what about pulled turkey? These sandwiches feature smoked turkey breast piled on potato rolls along with cole slaw and white BBQ sauce – a Southern specialty.

 

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Southern Pulled Turkey sandwiches


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Sweet & Savory Pork Tenderloin

What makes this pork tenderloin so sweet and savory? 24 hours marinating in a ginger and pineapple based sauce? The pineapple, ginger and chili based rub? Slowly roasting as it turns over charcoal and wood fire? All of the above!


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Sweet & Savory Pork Tenderloin cooked to internal temp of 145. Pink color is from the marinade.


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Lotta Bull BBQ – Product review

4 time American Royal champions Mike and Debbie Davis – aka Lotta Bull BBQ – taught their “Tell ALL” competition class at BBQ Pit Stop recently. It was a no nonsense BBQ class  that helped us all to up our game.

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Mike and Debbie scored a perfect 180 in brisket at the Jack.


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Three Little Pigs® Smoked Pork Belly

Here is a simple pork belly recipe that I received from 8 time American Royal Champ Chris Marks. According to Chris this is the best method for a no foil, uncured smoked pork belly recipe. He did give me a couple of variations to try which I’ll share at the end.Finished_Pork_Belly
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Smoked Prime Rib with Ninnie’s Peppercorn Cream Sauce

With this recipe you’ll be able to serve steakhouse quality prime rib at your next holiday or celebration dinner. The outside is crispy and crackles with flavor from the smoke, rosemary and seasonings. The inside is pink and juicy. Your family and guests will love it! The pepper cream sauce comes from my friend Jordan’s grandmother and is a family recipe they were willing to share.

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Smoked prime rib with peppercorn cream sauce.

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