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Simply Marvelous Babybacks!

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Babyback ribs, bacon wrapped onion rings, corn on the cob smoked in the husk and raw zucchini noodles tossed in olive oil and lemon juice, seasoned with salt and white pepper. Click on the photo above for the step by step process.

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Let’s have a Picnic! (Pork Picnic Roast that is)

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A whole pork shoulder can weigh upwards of 20 pounds.  Because that’s just too big for most home cooks to deal with, it’s usually cut into two pieces and sold separately.  The top piece, closest to where the shoulder meets the body is the Boston Butt.  This is the piece most competition BBQ teams use because it renders excellent slices from the ‘money muscle’ (described elsewhere on this site), tender chunks from under and around the bone, and succulent strips from the tubes.  When presentation and versatility are factors, I usually go with the Boston Butt.

The bottom part of the shoulder, closer to the hoof is called the Picnic or Picnic Roast.  It contains a little more dark meat than the Butt, has more bone and is therefore a bit more difficult to slice; but when it comes to flavor this cut delivers.  If you plan to pull your pork (no pun intended), the Picnic can be a very tasty and economical option.  The one I cooked here was on sale for $0.99/lb!

Click on the photo above to see how I prepped and cooked it.

 

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Apple Burgers from Grilling With House of Q

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This recipe if from BBQ Brian Misko’s new book, Grilling With House of Q.  Brian is a competition BBQ cook, developer of award winning rubs and sauces and an excellent BBQ instructor.  The tips you’ll find in this book are solid, based on his years of experience, and the back stories he tells give them real context.  The recipes are all original and look delicious.  Keep an eye out for more House of Q inspired cooks here on TheHogBlog.com in the near future.   I’m happy to add Grilling With House of Q to my collection and I recommend that you do to!

So, let’s get cooking!  Click on the photo above for a step by step ‘how to’ for these amazing burgers.

 

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The Stuffed Burger Bowl

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This is a new twist on the stuffed burger.  Click on the photo above for my spin on an old favorite.

 

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Ask Mister Bob

Have a question about BBQ?  Ask Mister Bob!

From the backyard to the professional competition circuit, if there’s something you want to know about barbecue, you’ll find an answer here.

Click on Mister Bob’s picture, then leave your question in the comments box.
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Smoked Turkey Breast

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Simple but delicious! Smoked turkey breast, served with bacon wrapped asparagus and apple stuffed acorn squash made an outstanding Sunday dinner.  Click on the photo above to see how it’s done.

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The Pork Bomb

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Sausage stuffed, bacon wrapped pork loin, wow!  For lack of a better name, I just call it The Pork Bomb!  Click on the photo above for the picture recipe.
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St Louis Spare Ribs on The Big Green Egg

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Pork spare ribs, St Louis cut.  Moist, tender and delicious!  Click on the photo above for the ‘step by step’ process.

 

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Beef Back Ribs on the Weber Kettle

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Beef Back Ribs done right are hard to beat!  Click on the photo above for my ‘step by step’ photo recipe.

 

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Tropical Country Ribs

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Awesome Country Style Ribs with a tropical twist.  For the step by step photo recipe, click on the photo above.

 

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Yardbird Rubdown

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In a side by side comparison on two halves of the same chicken, I pit one of my old favorite BBQ rubs, Plowboys Yardbird against a relative  newcomer, Eat BBQ’s Zero to Hero by Rod Gray of Pellet Envy.  Click on the photo above to see the process and the results.
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Beef Back Ribs, Grilled Romaine Hearts and Tri-color Tomato Salad

I found these beautiful beef back ribs at the local Walmart, of all places!  A very simple seasoning of salt, pepper and garlic powder and a light brush of Garland Jack’s Secret Six Original Sauce was all they needed.  They really turned out great, super moist and tender and full of flavor.  Click on the photo to see how it’s done.

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Paleo Stuffed Pork Chop

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This is another great Paleo friendly recipe that got rave reviews at my house.  Click on the picture for a step by step photo recipe.

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Flat Iron Steak

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The Flat Iron Steak, a.k.a. Top Blade Steak, is one of the most flavorful and tender steaks you can throw on the grill.  The only challenge is the ridiculously tough line of connective tissue that runs down the middle.  If your butcher hasn’t removed it for you, you’ll have some dissecting to do.  Click on the photo for detailed instructions for butchering and preparing this awesome meal.

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Garlic Ginger Chicken

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The Paleo Diet continues…This weekend I whipped up a delicious garlic ginger roast chicken, served with buttered golden beets and some coconut creamed cauliflower.  Click on the photo for the step by step process.

 

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Paleo Wings – Smoked Then Fried in Coconut Oil

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My Paleo kick continues…These wings were absolutely fantastic!  Click on the photo for a step by step description of the process.

 

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Paleo Pork – Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

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Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon

 

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Hot smoked salmon is delicious and not so difficult to do.  Click on the photo for a simple step by step ‘how to’.
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Smoked Bottom Round ‘Pot’ Roast

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Bottom Round was on sale at the supermarket this week, so the first thing that comes to mind is pot roast. But to take your pot roast to the next level, smoke it first then braise it.  Click on the photo to see how it’s done.

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Reuben Pig Shots!

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I love Pig Shots, and  I love Reuben Sandwiches.   So I asked myself, “What could be better than Reuben Pig Shots?”  “Not much!”, I answer.  Click on the photo to see how they’re made.
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Replay – Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

Simple but delicious, moist and tender with just the right amount of smoke, this turkey recipe is a keeper!
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Smoked Braised Pork Chop

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Yesterday, I smoked then braised a couple of beautiful, thick pork chops.  Click on the picture to see how it’s done.

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Pulled Chuckie on the BGE

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Pulled chuck, hasselback potato, red cabbage and a pumpkin ale. A great meal for a crisp autumn day.  Here’s how…
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Asian Fusion BBQ Wings

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Asian BBQ Wings, Sumi Salad and Fried Rice were on the menu this weekend. The fusion of Asian spices and BBQ techniques produced a tender and smokey super flavorful meal. Check it out:

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Super Savory Pork Butt

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This past weekend, I smoked a super savory pork butt on the Big Green Egg.  I usually go sweet with my pork butts, and I usually pull them, but I thought I’d try something a little different.  

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