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. These items are rarely the star of the show, but it certainly could not go on without them. Show me a barbecue joint that doesn’t serve bread and I give them less than a year. Check our best recipes for hamburger buns, biscuits, cornbread, garlic bread, and more.
Take your grilled hamburgers over the top with this recipe for brioche buns, a light rich, slightly sweet bread. You can bake this indoors or out. Indoors you have a little better temperature control than outdoors, but if you are the boss of your grill there is no reason why you can't cook it outdoors.
Southern biscuits are not as hard as some folks want to make them. These biscuits can be served plain, with butter and/or jam, with turkey and the fixings, with ham, smothered in sausage gravy, and as sandwiches. They can be used as a topping for fruit cobblers, pot pies, or chili baked in a Dutch oven.
Here's the recipe for creating perfect Southern style biscuits and gravy. Biscuits and gravy with crumbled sausage swimming in it are a breakfast staple all over the American Southeast. The gravy is a form of Bechamel Sauce. It is also called sawmill gravy, white gravy, cream gravy, or poor-do.
Cornbread is a classic sidekick for BBQ with good reason and this is the perfect recipe for your next cookout. Classic cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet greased with bacon fat, lard, or other meat grease. The hot black metal creates a brown crunchy crust that really amps up the flavor and texture.
Made from wheat flour, naan is a leavened flat bread that is a staple of Indian and southeast Asian cuisine. It is traditionally cooked in a hot clay oven such as a tandoor. When testing this homemade authentic naan recipe, we cooked it on a hot pizza stone and directly on hot grill grates. Both methods yield fantastic results.
Making delicious pies at home can seem like a challenge but here's a simple recipe for making foolproof pie crust. Whether it's sweet pies like apple pie or cherry pie or a savory pie like chicken pot pie, this is the only pie dough recipe you'll ever need. It also freezes well so you can make extra batches for later.
Skip the store bought seasoned bread crumbs and make your own more flavorful ones with this tested recipe. Instead of only featuring breadcrumbs and seasoning, manufactured versions include tons of additives. Here's how to make delicious seasoned breadcrumbs perfect for topping Mac & Cheese or coating breaded chicken.
This delicious recipe for herbed breadcrumbs is not only simple to make, it's also an great way to add a flavorful crust to countless dishes. This is a great basic herbed breadcrumb blend for use on a rack of lamb, chicken parts, pork chops, veal cutlets, fish, mushrooms, cauliflower, shrimp, zucchini, or others.
Make breakfast even better with this recipe for grilled breakfast bread bowls with candied bacon, egg, and cheese. Crusty rolls are hollowed out then filled with a slice of candied bacon, an egg, and grated cheese. The bowls are then smoked on the BBQ grill for an out-of-this-world breakfast bowl.
Elevate breakfast to new heights by hitting the grill for this heavenly French toast recipe. Toast is dipped in to an egg mixture before being cooked on the grill, either with a griddle or, better yet, directly on the grill grates. The result is a smoky, full flavored French toast that puts the indoor manor to shame.
This griddle grilled corn cakes recipe is the perfect side dish for any backyard cookout. The recipe begins with fire roasting fresh ears of corn. The kernels are then removed and added to a light and airy batter that is grilled on a griddle until fluffy and golden brown. You can even customize your corn cakes!
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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker
The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period. Click here for our review of this superb smoker
If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow ‘N’ Sear
This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.
The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted
Napoleon’s NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.
The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don’t accept cheap substitutes. Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review
Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker
Green Mountain’s portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.