Smoked Spam with Beer Barbecue Sauce

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Add a little barbecue rub, beer barbecue sauce and wood smoke and even spam can become the smoked spam you always knew could exist. I hate to admit it but this smoked spam is quite delicious! Season it Up Start out by making some cross cuts into the top of the spam. Rub some yellow mustard onto the outside of the spam Add about a tablespoon or so of Jeff's Naked Rib … [Read more...]

Smoked Spare Ribs 4-1-1 With Butter Inside

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Smoked spare ribs injected with butter mixed with my original rib rub and cooked 4-1-1 style (explained below) are just what the doctor ordered and they are a nice way to do ribs just a little different. I have never been one to inject or brine my smoked spare ribs or any pork ribs for that matter but I love to try new things. Of course anything with butter is going to be even better and you … [Read more...]

How to Make Smoked Pulled Pork

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One of the most versatile meats in barbecue is the smoked pork butt or Boston butt from which we get the famous smoked pulled pork. From the pork butt we also get smoked pork steaks, smoked country style ribs and even pork burnt ends. In this recipe, I am simply going to show you how to take a pork butt or a pork picnic roast and turn it into tender succulent pulled pork that can be used on … [Read more...]

Smoked Baby Back Rib Sandwich

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Can you imagine a smoked juicy delectable hunk of smoked baby back ribs, bones removed, on a sandwich bun or a french loaf? Its the smoked baby back rib sandwich! Well, this idea came to me a while back although I figured that it had been done before (I was right). I have never served a rack of smoked baby back ribs deboned much less on a sandwich before and as this idea formed in my brain, it … [Read more...]

Smoked Pigs on the Beach – Shrimp & Sausage

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The subtle flavor of smoked shrimp combined with the rich flavor of the smoked sausage comes together with a huge flavor burst in your mouth with this wonderful duet of an appetizer. I asked my Facebook fans to help me name this appetizer and while we had more than 800 suggestions, I could only pick one of them. The winning name for this smoked shrimp wrapped around a sausage round is... … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Steaks and Country Style Ribs

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To some folks, pork butt is all about pulled pork but I am here to tell you that smoked pork steaks and smoked country style ribs are cut from pork butt and is to die for. With plenty of fat to keep them moist, you can cook these cuts until they are fall apart tender and the flavor is unbeatable. Great on the grill or smoker but I prefer to smoke them real slow. If you can't find pork steaks … [Read more...]

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

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This week it's all about smoked baby back ribs and while the extra meaty ones are sometimes hard to find, if you do find some, grab them up and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much better they are than the scrawny looking things you sometimes find in stores. I find that the meatier ones do require a little more cooking time.. as you might expect but because the meat is thicker, they tend … [Read more...]

Onion Cola Ribs and Brats for Memorial Day

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Memorial day is one of the biggest outdoor cooking days of the year and while you have lots of options, I am going to show you how to make my onion and cola smoked spare ribs as well as smoked brats and smoked boudin. I hope all of you have a wonderful time with family and friends as you think upon and honor those no longer with us. Look no further than the smoking meat newsletter archive to … [Read more...]

Herb Rubbed Smoked Pork Loin

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As I was preparing for this weeks newsletter, I knew that I wanted to show something that would work great on Mother's day especially with lots of family coming over to spend the day with Mom. Smoked pork loin became the obvious choice and after cooking it and tasting the tenderness and juiciness this particular method produced, I knew that this would be an easy winner in many households this … [Read more...]

Pork Burnt Ends w/ Spicy Butter Injection

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Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love burnt ends and I particularly love the pork burnt ends more than the ones made from brisket but then I'm not all that picky. I'll devour any and all burnt ends, regardless of whether it's beef or pork. Since I love these so much, I found myself thinking about a way to make them even better (if that's even possible). Along this line of thinking, I love … [Read more...]