Our Top 10 Recipes

Every year at AmazingRibs.com, we take a peek at the recipes that you, our visitors, enjoyed the most over the course of the entire year. Spoiler alert: ribs are #1! But you might be surprised at some of the other recipes that have risen to the top. Homemade pastrami, a couple of spice rubs, and Chicago Italian beef sandwiches all made the list this year. We're thrilled that you are enjoying these recipes! To celebrate the holiday, here's our year-end top 10 list of the most popular dishes on AmazingRibs.com, in order from top to bottom. Drum roll, please...!


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Julia Child
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
smoked brisket being sliced at Blacks BBQ restaurant
If you've ever wondered how to smoke a brisket then this is the smoked brisket recipe ever! It all begins by selecting the right brisket for your crowd, followed by how to season a brisket, how long to smoke a brisket, how to slice a brisket, and more. Follow this easy BBQ brisket guide for mouthwatering results! read more
Memphis Ribs
Here's an award winning recipe for a classic Memphis style barbecue dry rub that's great on pork, chicken, fish, beef, and veggies. This is the one BBQ rub you'll ever need. read more
pulled pork sandwich
This easy BBQ pulled pork recipe skips the slow cooker to create authentic low and slow smoked pork on the smoker or grill. With smoke woven through the moist meat, bits of seasoned crust mixed in, and a gentle splash of BBQ sauce, pulled pork is a foolproof low and slow smoked food, perfect for feeding large crowds. read more
meatheads pastrami
Here's how to make amazing home smoked pastrami, as good as any Jewish deli. It is complex and smoky, but not in the way that other smoked meats are smoky. It is highly seasoned, but the black pepper and coriander rub is never domineering, and swimming across all your buds are a range of other herbs and spices. read more
Smoked Beef Ribs
Create delicious smoked Texas-style beef ribs at home with this in-depth article and tested 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. read more
wet cured ham
Create the best ham you've ever tasted with this recipe for the ultimate smoked ham. Ordinary store bought ham is taken over the top by slowly smoking it on the grill. The true star of the show, however, is the sweet and savory glaze composed of apricot preserves, honey, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, and more. read more
brisket rub raw
This flavorful spice rub recipe is perfect for beef and especially good for brisket. In Texas, many barbecue joints use plain old salt and pepper, called Dalmatian rub. But beef brisket and beef ribs can handle, and benefit from, a more potent mix of spices. You can also make this recipe days or weeks in advance. read more
Italian Beef Sandwich
Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches are a popular regional specialty in Chicago. Created on the Sout Side of Chicago (no "h" used in South), this classic sandwich is a unique, drippy, messy variation on the French Dip. Here's an authentic recipe and a rundown of the best places to buy these awesome sandwiches in Chicago. read more
Turkey Dinner For Thanksgiving
Better your bird! Here's everything you need to know about making the ultimate turkey, smoked, grilled, or barbecued. We cover shopping, thawing, prep, injecting, cooking, gravy, and carving. And we bust the myths about brining and resting, and explain how to spatchcock (butterfly). Plus a recipe for stuffing muffins! read more

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