Our Top 15 Recipes

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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. Here are our top 15 recipes from the past year. Of course, ribs and brisket are near the top, but you might be surprised by some of the other recipes. Homemade pastrami, homemade bacon, and Chicago Italian beef sandwiches all made the list. We're thrilled that you are enjoying these dishes! To celebrate a wild year, here are the 15 most popular recipes on AmazingRibs.com, in order from top to bottom. Drum roll, please...!

 

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Here's an award winning recipe for classic Memphis style barbecue dry rub that's great on pork, chicken, fish, beef, and veggies. Memphis is know for the dry rub ribs, skipping the sauce is favor of a Memphis rib rub that allows the meat to shine through. This easy recipe makes the only BBQ rub that you'll ever need! read more
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
Behold the best smoked BBQ beef brisket recipe ever! 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! read more
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Making bacon from scratch at home is easy and the results are much better than grocery store bacon. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can vary the ingredients to make a flavor profile to suit your taste. It is a simple two-step process: Curing and smoking. read more
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If you've ever wondered how to make pastrami then we've got you covered. Moist, tender, and full of flavor, this is the ultimate homemade smoked pastrami recipe. So what is pastrami? Simply put, it's Jewish barbecue, i.e. corned beef that has been smoked. This is about as close to Katz's pastrami recipe as you'll get! read more
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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. Here's an authentic recipe and a rundown of the best places to buy these awesome sandwiches in Chicago. read more
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This flavorful beef dry rub recipe is perfect for seasoning brisket, beef ribs, steak, and more. 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 make this beef rub in advance and store. read more
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Create the best ham you've ever tasted with this ultimate double smoked ham recipe. 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
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Create a smoked ham at home that will put any store-bought ham to shame thanks to this simple, yet flavor packed recipe. The key to creating a ham like the ones you normally purchase during the holidays is the curing process. Without it you won't achieve the same flavor or deep red color of a traditional holiday ham. read more
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There are some tricks to making great prime rib, tenderloin, round, rump, and other beef roasts. Discover our secrets for cooking and serving a juicy, tender beef roast that is evenly cooked from edge to edge with a deeply flavored crust. Our top secrets? Embrace the reverse sear! read more
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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, BBQ pulled pork is a foolproof low and slow smoked food, perfect for feeding large crowds. read more
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Home made corned beef is not only fun, it also puts the prepared corned beef at your local grocery store to shame. Preparing and cooking this corned beef recipe might take a little extra time but it is well worth the effort when you bite into it! Smoke it on the grill and suddenly you have a barbecue pastrami recipe! read more
Chuck roast becomes as moist, tender, and flavorful as traditional Texas brisket in this recipe that smokes and then slices the roast. Taken from the shoulder of the steer directly above the brisket, chuck roast offers as much flavor as its neighboring cut but at a much more manageable price and weight. read more
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Create delicious smoked Texas-style BBQ beef ribs at home with this tested smoked 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. read more
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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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Dave Joachim

AmazingRibs.com Editor David Joachim has authored, edited, or collaborated on more than 45 cookbooks including four on barbecue and grilling, making him a perfect match for a website dedicated to the “Science of Barbecue and Grilling.” His Food Science column has appeared in "Fine Cooking" magazine since 2011. 

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