Killer Tested Barbecue And Grilling Recipes From AmazingRibs.com

Killer Tested Barbecue And Grilling Recipes

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Meathead

Our philosophy about food is simple. First of all it must taste great. We try to create recipes that are easy to make and that take advantage of fresh seasonal products with a minimum of processed ingredients. Then we test them thoroughly usually and multiple cookers.

We try to avoid really hard to find ingredients. If you have any ingredient questions, there might be a red link, click it. Also, check out Meat Cuts, Ingredients, and Glossaries.

Sometimes we recommend specific brands, and we choose them for flavor, availability, or price, not because we are paid. We do not accept payments for endorsements of any kind. To duplicate our recipes, try to use the ingredients called for. But that doesn’t mean that other brands won’t work as well or maybe even better.

If a recipe calls for sugar, we are referring to white table sugar. Salt is Morton Coarse Kosher Salt unless otherwise specified. This is important because the salinity of table salt and kosher salt is different, and there is even a difference between brands of kosher salt. For more on this read The Science Of Salt. Flour is all-purpose flour (APF) (more on flour here), milk is whole milk, eggs are large, and butter is unsalted unless specified. We prefer unsalted butter because you can always add salt but you can’t take it away.

We know you like to play with your food, but we strongly recommend that the you follow our recipes closely the first time. You will then know what it is supposed to taste like. You may want to substitute honey for molasses, but the sulfur in molasses can interact with beans different than honey, making the dish less, shall we say, noisy? We have worked hard to get it right and there is a good reason for everything our recipes and all have been well tested. Try it our way the first time, please. Then, on your second go round, you can customize it. 

One of the most important keys to success is mise en place, a technique practiced by all professional chefs. It means get all the ingredients and tools out and trim the meat, chop the onions, peel the carrots before you start cooking. Scurrying to chop an onion at the last minute can mean a burned sauce. We help you by listing the ingredients in the order they will be used. Prep and cooking times are based on our experience but your mileage may vary. As we have tried to make clear, you must cook with a thermometer, not with a clock. Click here to read about what influences cooking time.

Our Most Popular Recipes

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Dave Joachim

Here's a list of the AmazingRibs.com top 15 recipes of the year, the best and most visited ones on our site, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, pastrami, spice rubs, and other BBQ favorites.

Pork Ribs Recipes

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Meathead

Our ribs recipes show you how to combine the best techniques known to make the kind of ribs that will have your families and friends worshipping you. In Memphis, traditionalists swear that all you need is a dry rub. Is there any food more fun? More delicious?

Pork Chops, Pulled Pork, Ham, And More Pork Recipes

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Meathead

It is said that the pig should be sainted because it is so reviled in life and revered in death. Certainly no other animal is so well used as a foodstuff. Chefs talk about cooking "everything but the squeal". There are sooooo many recipes for pork around the world. And it is all better on the grill or smoker.

Beef Recipes

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Meathead

Ahhhhhh, beeeeef. Is there anything more luxurious and decadent than a USDA Prime or wagyu ribeye from the grill? Or a weighty brisket smoke roasted low and slow for 12 hours? Meatballs or hamburger? Take your pick. We have recipes for everything beef, as well as for bison!

Burger, Sloppy Joe, Salisbury Steak Recipes

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Meathead

Our growing section of burger recipes will help you understand all the angles in making big fat juicy steakburgers or thin crispy diner burgers, and the techniques are very different! We'll take you on a tour of the regional styles of hamburgers, and even give you the secret sauce recipe. Plus sloppy joes, Salisbury steaks, and more!

Chicken Recipes

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Meathead

Flavorful, moist, buxom marinated chicken breasts. Unbelievably juicy and tasty turkey. Mouth-watering duck. These recipes will win you a prize at the local competition or amaze your tailgate crew at the big game. Americans buy more chicken than any other meat.

Turkey Recipes

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Meathead

Turkey may be the most difficult of all meats because if you over cook it even slightly you have cardboard. My recipe veers from tradition, but if you follow my guidelines you can make this flightless bird soar above the flock.

Lamb Recipes

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Meathead

If cooked properly lamb can be as good as beef. Our grilled, roasted, and barbecued lamb recipes may just change your mind about this misunderstood ingredient.

Mmm Bacon Recipes

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Meathead

Bacon is among the world's most beloved foods. Its incredible flavor can convert vegetarians into meat eaters. Global cultures have developed all kinds of bacon from British rashers to Italian guanciale to Spanish tocino. Learn about them all, including recipes showing you how to make bacon at home and how to use it.

Sausage Recipes

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Meathead

We need to change the way we think of sausages. Yes, most are tubes of seasoned and flavored ground meats and veggies in a casing, but many are patties. So if you broaden your horizons, this section gives you a lot of freedom. Take these recipes and have fun.

Grilled And Smoked Meatloaf Recipes

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Meathead

The world's best meatloaf was made by your mamma and no recipe will come close. So let's start with the assumption that the best we can do is second best with our smoked meatloaf recipes, stuffed meatloaf recipes, grilled meatloafs recipes, and more!

Seafood Recipes

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Meathead

I was raised in Florida. We loved fishing and spent many quality hours together bringing home dinner. I love fish and cooking it on the grill only makes it better.

Hot Dog Recipes

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Meathead

Hot dogs are a type of sausage, which includes a wide range of foods. But hot dogs are specifically ground meat mixed with spices and seasonings stuffed into a casing shaped like a cylinder. From classic New York dogs to Chicago dogs to Cincinnati dogs and more, try our best hot dog recipes!

Pizza And Flatbread Recipes

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Meathead

A great pizza is incredibly easy to make from scratch at home, even the dough, whether you cook it outdoors or in, but beware, once you get the hang of it, you'll never be satisfied with eating pizza in a restaurant again.

How To Cure Meats: Bacon, Ham, Corned Beef, Andouille, Turkey Legs, Pastrami Recipes, And More

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Meathead

Here are some wonderful meats you can cure at home, from bacon to pastrami.

Barbecue Sauce Recipes

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Meathead

There are several regions which have evolved their own unique barbecue and sauce styles, often influenced by the available meats and their ethnic origins. Their flavors and history are fascinating. Our barbecue sauce recipes will teach you how to make your own sauce the way the experts do.

Spice Rubs And Pastes

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Meathead

Dry rubs are a mix of spices and dried herbs and they are rubbed into the meat before cooking. They come in a wide range of flavors. The art is creating a blend of harmonious flavors that will complement the meat or veggie. The science is knowing how they will change when subjected to heat.

Marinades And Brinerades

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Meathead

There are several ways to bring flavor to the party before you cook. In addition to spice rubs and pastes there are marinades and brinerades. Find out more along with the one marinade recipe you need for seafood and veggies.

Other Fun Sauce And Condiment Recipes

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Meathead

When someone says "sauce" what comes to mind? If it's not barbecue sauce then these recipes are for you. These sauces often don't have anything to do with barbecue but they can take your beef, pork, chicken and fish to the next level. Try one of these sauce recipes and you may never go back.

Side Dish Recipes

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Dave Joachim

Here are some of our favorite go-withs for classic American barbecue. You'll see all the standards here, including potato salad, cole slaw, cornbread, and baked beans. Plus sides like guacamole and cucumber salad for international barbecue!

Vegetable, Slaw, Salad, And Dressing Recipes

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Meathead

What parent hasn't thrown up their hands at a child's reluctance to eat vegetables. Brussels sprouts, lima beans, broccoli, even asparagus all experience the same rejection. But sometimes, a simple change in cooking technique can quickly elevate their status at the dinner table and turn those frowns upside-down. Check out our recipes.

Beans Recipes

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Meathead

Beans are an important part of American culinary heritage. This section contains the canon of American bean dishes, always found accompanying local versions of barbecue. Their roots are often in other cultures, but the recipes have been thoroughly Americanized.

Bread recipes

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Meathead

The bible calls bread the "staff of life." But you don't have to go to church to know that one of the most important parts of a meal is the bread. It could be crumbly cornbread, a buttery roll, or a poppy seed hamburger bun. Show me a barbecue joint that doesn't serve garlic bread and I give them less than a year.

Sandwich Recipes

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Meathead

Most people consider a sandwich any combination of meat and veggies caught between two slices of bread or in a roll or bun. That description opens a whole world of possibilities and you can use your grill or smoker to create incredible sandwiches to satisfy the hungriest appetite.

Snacks And Munchies Recipes

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Meathead

Sweet? Hot? Crunchy? Savory? Name your poison. What do you reach for when you have a snack craving? We've got some killer recipes that will make your mouth water and wow your guests.

Potato Recipes

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Meathead

This cook can live on potatoes and wine and nothing else. Fortunately they pair perfectly with barbecue and can be cooked outdoors easily. Here are some of my favorite potato recipes and sweet potato recipes inspired by dishes from around the world.

Dessert Recipes

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Meathead

Nothing brings the kids running faster than the aroma of brownies or a fruit-filled pie baking. Dessert maybe the last course but it's the one course that everyone looks forward to. How do you make dessert on a grill? We've got just the right recipes to put a crown on a great meal.

Drink Recipes

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Meathead

Samuel Johnson, author of the first English dictionary, wrote "Claret is the drink for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Tired of serving the same beers and wine with each meal? Wake up your taste buds with a new beverage. These recipes are real winners.

Other Fun Food Recipes

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Meathead

You make a killer brisket. Your ribs are to die for. People come from miles around to just get a whiff of your chicken cooking on the grill. OK, but what are you serving with it? Do you spend so much time and effort on your main course that your side dishes seem like an afterthought. Never more. Try these basic recipes.

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Published On: 2/14/2019 Last Modified: 4/24/2021


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