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“You Can’t Hurry Ribs” And Other Great Food Tunes You Can Burn

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Meathead

Here are about 150 great BBQ and food tunes including Meathead’s theme song ‘You Can’t Hurry Ribs’ based on ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ by Diana Ross.

Food Photography Gear

By:

Meathead

If you want to start a career in food photography why start from scratch. Here’s some proven to get the job done and produce stunning results.

Hardwood foodgrade pellets

Foodgrade hardwood pellets are available from multiple suppliers and supply a consistent source of heat and smoke for your pellet smoker.

Meathead’s Amazing Smoked Pork Seasoning & Dry Brine

By:

Meathead

This smoked variation on my famous Memphis Dust recipe takes it to the next level. Sprinkle one tablespoon per pound of meat two hours or more before cooking. Called “dry brining,” the salt gets wet, ionizes, becomes a brine, and slowly penetrates deep, enhancing flavor and juiciness while building a nice crusty “bark” on the surface. Sprinkle […]

Meathead’s Amazing Smoked Red Meat Seasoning & Dry Brine

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Meathead

Our red meat rub and dry brine is perfect for steaks, brisket, beef roasts, beef ribs, burgers, lamb, venison, duck, and goose. Mix with cream cheese to make a super Boursin-like cheese spread or sour cream to make a dip.

Meat And Seafood Suppliers Who Sell Online And Mail Order

Many of our favorite meat suppliers now ship right to your door. Here are some suppliers of prime rib roasts, aged ribeyes, wagyu brisket, Berkshire pork, and other meats we love.

Great BBQ And Other Food Products Delivered Straight To Your Door

We’re always on the lookout for excellent food to recommend. Now, some of our favorite BBQ joints ship ribs, pulled pork and brisket direct to you, as well as countless other restaurants and food brands.

Steakhouse Steaks Made Easy: A Downloadable Deep Dive

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Meathead

Dave Joachim

Whenever steak is on the menu, it’s a special occasion. But why spend a fortune eating at a steakhouse when you can make them better at home? In this e-book, we cover everything you need to know to do them right!

Turkey On The Grill Or Smoker Made Easy: A Downloadable Deep Dive

By:

Meathead

Brigit Binns

Make the most delicious turkey you’ve ever experienced with this in-depth tutorial.

This Version 2 is significantly expanded and improved.

Turkey – it’s America’s bird, the apple pie of poultry! Most of us relegate turkey to the Thanksgiving or Christmas table only. Try as we might, we at AmazingRibs.com just can’t understand this! Turkey, when properly cooked, […]

Barbecue Chicken Made Easy: A Downloadable Deep Dive

By:

Meathead

Brigit Binns

With “Barbecue Chicken Made Easy: Everything You Need To Know About Amazing Chicken On the Grill & Smoker” by Meathead and Brigit Binns, you can master the art of perfectly grilled and smoked chicken. Say goodbye forever to charred skin, burnt sauce and undercooked meat. Explore chicken recipes, tips, and so much more.

Amazing Ribs Made Easy: A Downloadable Deep Dive

By:

Meathead

Clint Cantwell

Discover everything you need to know for preparing America’s favorite food, pork ribs, with this comprehensive book. In it you’ll find several tasty recipes, a glossary of rib terminology, a guide to prepping ribs including how to remove the membrane and trim them, recommended smokers and grills, and so much more.

Sous Vide Que Made Easy: A Downloadable Deep Dive

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Meathead

Clint Cantwell

By marriage of water and fire, sous vide with the grill and smoker, we can achieve extraordinary results, in some cases, better than with either cooking method on its own. You can get extraordinarily tender, juicy, safe, and flavorful foods.
With this exclusive book you will learn all the basics of sous vide que.

Meathead’s Amazing Tuscan Herb Poultry Seasoning & Dry Brine

By:

Meathead

Our Tuscan herb poultry rub and dry brine has parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and other goodies, all singing in harmony. Wh “dry brining,” the salt gets wet, ionizes, becomes a brine, and slowly penetrates deep, enhancing flavor and juiciness.

June Oven Premium Review

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Max Good

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.

EndGrain: The Cadillac Of Cutting Boards

By:

Clint Cantwell

Selecting the right cutting board isn’t always a simple task but the team at EndGrain make it easier with this rated and reviewed collection of premium wood boards.

Published On: 9/2/2020 Last Modified: 1/12/2022

 

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These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
Click here to read our detailed review


Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special



Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

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Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review