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While the recent conclusion of Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer grilling season, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still take advantage of the depth of flavor that is only possible when cooking with smoke and flame year-round. At AmazingRibs.com, we’ve got how-tos, recipes, and tips for every occasion including a guide to competition BBQ, a tailgating and couchgating guide, and others.
Entering a BBQ competition? We've got everything you need from a competition BBQ checklist to award-winning recipes, plus loads of pro tips. Whether you're entering a local cookoff or one of the big three BBQ contests (Memphis in May, the American Royal, or the Jack Daniel’s Invitational), we got you covered.
Tailgating can be as simple or as fancy as you want it to be. Here's your ultimate guide to the gear, the recipes, and the planning tips that will make your next party in the parking lot the best ever.
Tailgating is kind of like car camping, but it's a party! Check out this list of cool tailgate gear you may not have thought of--beyond the grill and the food. Once you bring a wireless speaker to your tailgate party, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it!
SnS Grills, aka Slow 'N Sear, continues to expand their catalog with a new, portable 18" Charcoal Grill called the Travel Kettle. Whether stationed on a small patio, cruising in your RV, or on the go to a weekend cabin rental, this platinum medal grill deserves consideration.
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Weber's iconic kettle grill, the manufacturer has introduced a limited edition version of their 22" charcoal grill! Learn more about what makes it so unique by reading our full platinum medal review of the anniversary kettle grill.
Pit Barrel Cookers' original 18.5" upright barrel smoker is a perennial favorite among our readers. In 2017, they introduced a smaller, 14" model called Pit Barrel Junior. Now they go big with the 55-gallon 22.5" PBX for larger cooks. This affordable barrel smoker excels in capacity, flavor, and ease of use.
Oklahoma Joe’s Bandera is a compact but capacious offset smoker thanks to its unusual upright vertical design. Though there are a few challenges to work around, the versatile unit is well-suited for the cook who wants to get a little more serious about smoking meats, fish, and vegetables over wood but isn’t ready to invest in a high-end offset cooker. Find out more about this entry-level offset cooker with our complete review and rating.
Our philosophy of food is simple. First of all, it must taste great. We try to create recipes that are easy to make and that use plenty of fresh seasonal ingredients with a minimum of processed stuff. But most important, we test all our recipes. We know these recipes work if you follow the directions precisely. Dig in!
Classic Italian Beef Sandwiches are a popular regional specialty in Chicago and here is the recipe to make easy authentic Italian beef sandwiches at home featuring slow smoked beef, drippings, and peppers.
Behold the best smoked brisket recipe ever! Texas style brisket is more than a recipe, it is a concept and a goal. It all begins by selecting the right meat, trimming it, seasoning it, smoking it, slicing it, and more. Follow this easy BBQ brisket guide for mouthwatering results!
Create delicious Brontosaurus sized beef ribs at home with this tested smoked Texas beef rib recipe. Whether it is meaty beef short ribs or the more flavorful beef back ribs, the key to successfully replicating this Texas BBQ classic is cooking them low and slow over live fire with just the perfect touch of smoke.
This easy pulled pork recipe skips the slow cooker to create authentic low-and-slow smoked pulled pork on a smoker or grill. With smoke woven through the moist meat, bits of seasoned crust, and a gentle splash of BBQ sauce, pulled pork is perfect for your next backyard cookout.
Barbecue spaghetti is a signature Memphis dish that you're not likely to find anywhere else. Our recipe is simple to make and a great way to incorporate extra pulled pork into a delightful side dish or even a full meal.
Crunchy bruleed sugar adds an unexpected twist to traditional low and slow smoked spare ribs in this recipe for sweet and savory candied BBQ ribs. The ribs are smoked low and slow until mouthwateringly moist and tender before sprinkling the ribs with sugar then torch them until the sugar melts and browns for a crust.
This simple smoked rib tips recipe makes the perfect snack, appetizer, or main course. The rib tip (a.k.a. brisket, costal cartilage, or break) is the triangular, cartilage-dotted slab of meat attached to the lower end of the sparerib. Seasoned with BBQ rub then slow smoked on the grill, these bites are a surefire hit.
Here are four offbeat methods for cooking steaks that work amazingly well: The Afterburner Method where you cook on a hot charcoal chimney, the Vigneron Method where you cook with twigs, the Caveman Method where you cook right on hot coals, and the Stripsteak Method where you sous vide in butter then sear on a grill.
Step up your next cookout with this recipe for the ultimate BBQ baked beans featuring a kiss of Bourbon. This will arguably result in the best baked beans you've ever had, certain to wow your guests. While there are a lot of ingredients, it's actually quick and easy to assemble then stew to perfection.
Just say no to bland store bought coleslaw and hello to this delicious homemade recipe. This classic simple creamy Southern coleslaw recipe is not only the perfect side dish for your next BBQ and grilling cookout but is also amazing on a Memphis and South Carolina style pulled pork sandwich or on a West Virginia style hot dog.
Grilling watermelon transforms an otherwise sweet summer treat into a savory side dish or dessert. Grilled watermelon tastes great plain but this recipe rounds out the flavor profile with fiery hot honey, citrusy lemon zest sea salt, and bright fresh mint.
With "To Boldly Grow," author Tamar Haspel has written an entertaining memoir that follows along as she and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, made a pact that every dinner will have something that they have grown or caught.
If you are new to BBQ and grilling, start here. These articles will give you a solid foundation on BBQ and grilling equipment, ingredients, and techniques. You'll learn about thermodynamics, how to control temperature, meat science, smoke science, and how to get your food done exactly how you want it when you want it.
Picking the right smoker or grill for your personal needs can be a difficult task, with countless brands, styles, and prices to sort through. To help you find the best smoker grill to buy, we have compiled an elite list of top rated AmazingRibs.com gold and platinum medal winners.
Char-Broil bills their Cruise thermostatically controlled gas grill as, "the next generation of gas grilling….." For years, AmazingRibs.com cried out for thermostatic control on gas grills to replace vague LOW, MED, and HIGH control knob settings with specific temperatures so we were excited to see if Char-Broil delivers. Read our full review and find out our rating!
In the market for the perfect multi-function smart oven? June is versatile, effective, and fun! A few concerns arose in our tests, but whatever reservations we had were eclipsed by our love for the unit during the testing process. We award The June Oven our top AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.
In search of a quality infrared temperature gun? We have thoroughly reviewed the ThermoPro TP-450, featuring a unique two-laser aiming system that can be used to measure the surface temperature of any object.
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