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Welcome to 2020! Is this the year you'll perfect your smoked brisket? Or invest in that pellet grill you've been dreaming of? Or put on that amazing Superbowl spread to wow your friends and family? We got you covered. From reliable recipes and techniques to advice on the best BBQ gear, you'll find it all here. Dig in with a few highlights below. Then explore the site to find exactly what you're looking for. This is your year to be amazing!


 

smoked and grilled buffalo chicken wings
Grilling Buffalo wings may sound like blasphemy but the results from this non-deep fried twist are simply amazing. By cooking this All-American Classic on the grill, you avoid the deep frying mess while also adding a deep, smoky flavor. The Buffalo wings start with indirect smoke before being crisped over direct heat. read more
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Here's what's new in the BBQ world and all our new content! There's so much stuff on this site that it's hard to find what's news. So we put all the new content here in one simple list. read more
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Wow guests at your Super Bowl party by welcoming them with a food stadium (a.k.a. the Snackadium) packed with AmazingRibs.com's favorite BBQ and grilling recipes. Football snack stadiums are also the perfect centerpiece for couchgating or tailgating parties throughout the football season! read more
Weber Smokefire Pellet Grill
Weber has a new pellet smoker and it is alone among pellet cookers in that it can properly sear a steak. read more
fireplace grill insert
Can't get outside to the charcoal grill? Ran out of propane? Your apartment building doesn't allow grills? Grill it or smoke it indoors! From broiling and fireplace grilling to stovetop smoking and slow cooker pulled pork BBQ, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to enjoy grilled food and BBQ year round. read more
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Good cooking needs more than good recipes. The best chefs understand "why" as well as "how" and they have developed tricks and techniques that can make major differences in the outcome. Here is more of the science behind cooking and some of our favorite tips and tricks that make cooking easier, and the outcome better. read more
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Join us July 31, 2020 through August 2, 2020 for an AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club Meat-Up in Memphis, home of great barbecue, blues, soul, and rock & roll. Hang out with your virtual friends from the Pitmaster Club, meet Meathead, Max, Clint, Huskee, Spinaker, and David. read more
best bbq ribs ever
Here are step by step instructions for mouthwatering BBQ ribs that are so juicy and tender, just like the competition pitmasters and the best ribjoints do it. Start with our award winning spice rub and end with championship tangy sticky sweet sauce. And you do not need a smoker, you can do it on a grill! read more
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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. read more
thanksgiving dinner table
So you're cooking for a crowd. How much food do you need? Here's how to plan for a party or special occasion, including some basic rules of thumb and tips on how to handle dietary restrictions, how to prep ahead, and how to calculate the right amount of food so no one goes hungry. read more
Chinese New Year char siu ribs
Celebrate Chinese New Year with these fantastic Chinese-inspired BBQ and grilling recipes. It's the Year of the Rat! Dig into Chinese-style recipes like five spice pork riblets, hoisinful Chinese ribs, and mu shu pork burgers. Or make grill roasted Peking duck or five spice duck confit to ring in the Lunar New Year. read more
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Looking for a new grill? Dreaming of a better smoker? Check out our top picks for best grills and smokers of the year in all price categories, as chosen by our full time grill and smoker tester, Max Good. read more
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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. read more
stuffed pork loin
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! read more
sous vide grilled bison ribeye with butter on top
Sous-Vide-Que combines the best of three great cooking methods: grilling, smoking, and sous vide. From grilling you get the rich flavors of browning. From smoking, you get the alluring aromas of wood smoke. And from sous vide, you get evenly cooked meat that is incredibly tender and juicy. read more
BBQ and Grilling Hacks
BBQ cooks are some of the most inventive cooks around. Live fire, hot coals, grill grates, heavy hunks of raw and cooked meat...they can all present some serious challenges. Here are our favorite outdoor cooking hacks to save both time and money while also creating delicious BBQ! read more
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Looking for the best new BBQ and grilling equipment? Every spring, we pick the top new gas grills, charcoal grills, smokers, thermometers, and tools that we have tested, rated and reviewed over the past year. Our BBQ experts know their stuff, so it's an honor to be chosen. Here's the best new stuff for 2019! read more
Smoked Butternut Squash Soup
Rich and creamy with a delicate kiss of smoke, this recipe for grill roasted butternut squash soup is a wonderful way to kick off any fall or winter meal. The soup features smoked butternut squash, vegetable broth, heavy cream, and a touch of maple syrup, then it is served warm with a garnish of sour cream and pepitas! read more
grilled apple salad
This Autumn green salad with grilled apples recipe is certain to be a hit at Thanksgiving or any backyard get together. Autumn is apple time, and apples are great on a salad. Grilling them just adds excitement. You can prepare this recipe well in advance and assemble it at the last minute. read more
rib on fork
Here's a list of the AmazingRibs.com top 10 recipes of the year, the best and most visited ones on our site, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, pastrami, smoked turkey, spice rubs, and other BBQ favorites. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for best thermometers
A good digital thermometer is a cook's most important tool. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 150. There is nothing like it in the world. You can use the search options at left. Below are the best, our Platinum Medal winners. Get the unbiased results for each product. read more
marinara pizza on the grill
You want to make the best pizza? Here's what you need to know from thin crust to deep dish, Naples to Rome, Detroit to New York, baking stones to steels, grills to pizza ovens, reliable dough recipes to the best topping combinations, and everything in between. read more
Fried onion rings
Frying is a project for your grill. If you do it on your grill, who cares if there are spatters, smoke, and there is no smoke alarm. Here are some articles and recipes that will show you how to make great fried chicken, onion rings, and more on your grill. read more
griddle grill
Cooking on a hot griddle, flattop, or plancha is a great way to get an all-over flavorful sear. And it is fun! read more
meathead goldwyn grilling steaks over lit charcoal chimneys
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. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal
Our team of professional reviewers is hard at work finding the best and worst grills, smokers, thermometers, tools, accessories, artisan foods, and books for you. read more
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Want a great steak tonight? You don't have to shell out last week's paycheck at an expensive steakhouse. Here's how to cook the perfect steak at home. Six simple steps will get there, and we cover both the basics and the deeper details of buying, trimming, seasoning, and cooking your ideal cut of beef. read more
Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Butter
If your side dishes seem a bit tired, try a new twist with grilled hasselback sweet potatoes. Sliced partially through, the sweet potatoes begin to open up like an accordion, making for a stunning presentation. A flavorful blend of butter, pecans, and maple syrup makes the dish even more impressive for guests. read more
charred ears of corn on a charcoal grill
New to charcoal grilling? Here's everything you need from the best grill and charcoal to tongs and a reliable thermometer. read more
saucing smoked bbq ribs
We're crazy for incredible BBQ ribs and have plenty of rib recipes, smoking techniques, equipment recommendations, and mythbusting secrets throughout the site. But we know sometimes you just want to see the highlight reel instead of watching the whole game. No problem. Here are the 8 key steps you need to take. read more
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Ready for a new rig? A brand new, good quality gas grill, smoker, or pellet grill doesn't have to break the bank. For many folks, the sweet spot is about 500 bucks. These 5 grills and smokers all cost less than $500, and they are all winners of our highest honor, the AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for Best Value. read more
BBQ tools
Here's are reviews of tools, equipment, gadgets, and toys that can help make you a better cook. We have tested all of these products and we really put them through their paces to see if they are worth using. Our reviews and ratings are totally unbiased. read more
twice baked potatoes
Baked potatoes are so good that they become even better by baking them twice! For this method, I bake the potatoes whole on the grill, then mash and mix the cooked potato with spiced sour cream, stuff it back into the potato jacket, top it with cheddar cheese and bake it again. Potato nirvana! read more
barbecue in 1800s
BBQ. Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar B Que. No matter how you spell it, it is a phenomenon that has a fanatic following in all areas of the country and around the world. In this section you will learn where it all began and how people in different regions practice this ancient art. read more
AmazingrRibs logo over beef kabobs
Launched in 2005, AmazingRibs.com started off as a hobby and labor of love. While it's no longer a hobby, it has grown and morphed from a one-man amateur operation into a professional website. The main thing you should learn is that we are serious about food and cooking. The love of this shows in everything we do. read more
Meathead and Jenny
Check out our videos to see detailed BBQ and grilling techniques, step by step recipes, and video reviews of grills, smokers, thermometers and other products we have tested and find useful. read more
grilled pork belly
On the ketogenic diet? Looking for keto recipes? You're in luck because at AmazingRibs.com, we're all about fat and flavor. We don't publish a lot of recipes for carb heavy pasta or sugary desserts. Here are some of our favorite low carb, high fat, keto friendly recipes. read more

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