Category Archives: Recipes

My Try at Cooking Tri-Tip

Last weekend, I was down at The Meat House in Charlotte to meet up with the founder of Outta the Park BBQ Sauce.  While I was waiting, I happened to ask one of the guys behind the counter if they had any tri-tip.  Sure enough, they did, and I brought home a beautiful 1.75 lb. piece of meat.  This is my experience of cooking tri-tip for the first time.

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Dueling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub

On my lunch break on Friday, I stopped in at Restaurant Depot (day passes are a perk of being a KCBS member) and picked up a 2-pack of bone-in pork butts.  What in the world was I going to do with all this meat?  Why cook it, of course!  I have to have something for lunch for the next couple of weeks.  But I couldn’t just use one type of rub.  So I present to you Duelling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub!

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Guest Post — That’s How I Roll: Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Feta

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Throughout my adventures in the world of BBQ, I have had the pleasure of meeting many people.  Some I have met in person, while others I talk with online on a daily basis.  One of these people is Lea Richards, the founder and owner of Pig of the Month BBQ.

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Ribs for 30, Or How My First Pseudo-Catering Gig Went

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Today was THE day I had been anticipating for quite some time.  About a month ago, a co-worker and I volunteered to cook for the entire office (around 30 people).  The original plan was for us to just cook pork butt, but it ended up that I volunteered to cook ribs while my co-worker would take care of the pork butt.  So here’s how that went…

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Brisket Burrito, anyone?

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Leftover brisket from Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse… check.  Habanero peach BBQ sauce… check.  BBQ rub… check.  Sounds like the makings of a brisket burrito to me!  Let’s get started… I apologize for the crappy cell phone cameras.  It’s all I had with me at work.

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Charcoal Cheese and Onion Quesadillas

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Mexican… BBQ…  Mexican… BBQ… sometimes life is full of tough decisions.  After coming home from work, I was at a loss for what to cook for dinner.  One part of me was craving Mexican while the other had a hankering for something off of the grill.  Then the rational part of me kicked in — duh, cook Mexican on the grill.  So I bring to you my first attempt at “Charcoal Cheese and Onion Quesadillas”.

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Did Someone Say Ribs?

Let me start this off by saying…  my in-laws rock!  While I had to go in to the office to work this past Saturday, they, along with my wife, worked out in our yard and got it in decent shape.  For all the hard work that they did, I had to pay them back somehow.  And how does someone with a passion for BBQ pay back a favor?  Why, with BBQ, of course!  And luckily for me, the requested meat was ribs!

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A Tasket, A Tisket, I Just Cooked My First Brisket

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that this weekend would be the weekend that I would cook my first brisket.  And as it turned out, the weather could not have been more perfect!

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It’s a bird… NO, it’s a plane… NO! It’s a Super Fatty!

Normally I don’t do a link and run post (I try to save those up for the weekly “best of” blog entries on Sundays).  However, I recently came across a post from DivaQ (@DivaQBBQ on Twitter) for an “ultimate bacon jalapeño sausage super fatty” as a suggestion for a Super Bowl party appetizer.

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I Have Tasted Heaven, and It Tastes Like Pig Candy

About a month or so back, I came across a blog post by DivaQ regarding pig candy.  You can find her post here.  As I finally arrived home and began to prepare dinner (burgers on the grill… tasty tasty!), the lure of bacon bacon bacon lingered in the back of my mind.  I said to myself, “Self, I should do some smoked pig candy tonight.”

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