Just like cooking meat, applying barbecue sauce on the grill is an art form. Too much and you lose the flavor of the meat, too little and you don’t even taste that great sauce. When it comes to grilling with barbecue sauce, not only do you need to get the portions right, but you need to know when to apply … Read More
Most everyone who has grilled or smoked meat is familiar with the standard, regional barbecue sauces, from the tomato-based wet rub from Texas, to the mustard sauces used in South Carolina, to the whiskey-laced sauces favored in Tennessee. However, some more experimental grill masters are adding fruit to their wet rubs to give their meat a unique taste that hitherto … Read More
When it comes to making your own barbecue sauce, a strong backbone like vinegar, tomato, or mustard may be responsible for a good deal of the flavor, but not all of it. The key to a uniquely flavorful barbecue sauce is in the details. Some lesser known barbecue sauce ingredients play a big part in creating big flavor, but what … Read More
Barbecue sauces that you get at most places are based on tomato sauce, though you can get some that are based on mustard or even white barbecue sauce, which is based on mayonnaise and is favored in Alabama. But some people have experimented with homemade barbecue sauces based on their favorite soft drinks as an ingredient.
Hot peppers sure are delicious, and a great addition to any dish (if you like things spicy). However, for years, there have been a handful of myths and misconceptions about not only the health benefits of hot peppers but also the tricks to calming down your tongue after putting too much jalapeno in your salsa. Here are five myths that we … Read More
When it comes to cooking with spice, there are a lot of ways things can go horribly amiss. However, the most common problem when cooking with everything from chilies to hot sauce is that the spice can be a bit overwhelming if you are not careful. While serious spice junkies can power through it, do you need to just toss … Read More
It is distinctly possible, if not probable, that you have been to your favorite barbecue joint at least once and found that things tasted a bit “off”. Maybe the brisket was a little overcooked or the ribs were a little under. You probably forgave them because you can’t get everything perfect every time, but that is actually not true in … Read More
Unless you dedicate a lifetime to smoke, steel, and huge cuts of meat, you will likely never wear the title of a true pit master, but that doesn’t mean you are locked away from the world of barbecue. The thing about people that love creating good barbecue is that they also love to share their secrets. Well, unless they are … Read More