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Smoked Pork Belly Recipe (Step By Step)

We smoked pork belly (and pork belly burnt ends, and pork belly on a stick, and every other pork belly shape) for 4 months before writing this comprehensive, step-by-step guide to smoking your first pork belly. We tried an array of different smoking temperatures and pull temps (and yes, one is better than the others) …

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

As a private chef to the rich and famous, my business is coming up with insanely delicious recipes I can make ahead and leave for my clients on important holidays like Christmas morning. This cheesy breakfast casserole with sausage is an all-time client favorite and I think it’s because the secret is in THE SAUCE… …

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How To Smoke A Turkey On A Pellet Grill

Once you own a pellet grill you look forward to smoking meat year-round and showing off all that juicy and delicious meat candy to all your family and friends–but during the holiday season, the stakes couldn’t be higher. With everyone counting on you to create a perfectly seasoned and smoked turkey, anxiety can set in …

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Compound Butter For Turkey (Turkey Paint)

Isn’t it a bummer when the Thanksgiving turkey never looks like the beautiful turkeys on the cover of a magazine? Today, I am going to reveal how that look is accomplished so you can share a turkey this gorgeous for your Thanksgiving dinner. This “turkey paint” is a cooking hack that I created for my …

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Best Steak For Beef Jerky (A Chef’s Guide)

When you are browsing at the grocery store, there are a ton of jerky brands and even more flavors and varieties from which to choose. It is hard to know what companies are reputable, what ingredients are necessary, and if you are getting a fair amount of jerky for your money. This leads many foodies …

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How Long To Cook Pork Chops On The Grill (A Chef’s Guide)

Just about any food cooked on the grill will have a unique, fire-kissed flavor to it. The succulent taste associated with meat roasted over a charcoal grill is better than gas grilling for one simple reason: higher temperatures. Charcoal burns hotter (about double the temperature of the average gas grill at a whopping 1200 degrees) …

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How Long to Smoke a 10 lb. Brisket

Who doesn’t love tender, perfectly smoked brisket? With hundreds of briskets smoked by our expert Texas barbecue panel, we’ve got your back, and we’ll also share essential tips from some of our favorite pitmasters along the way. It takes 10-12 hours to smoke a 10 lb. brisket at 225 degrees. The span in time is …

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Grand Champion Beef Brisket Injection Recipe (WITH VIDEO)

In my previous Texas Brisket School posts, I’ve walked you through step-by-step directions for creating insanely delicious flavor in your backyard briskets. A part of that process is having a distinction between the brisket rub and the brisket injection…a brisket dry rub is meant to flavor the outside of the brisket and create bark while …

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Award Winning Texas Brisket Rub (SECRET RECIPE WITH VIDEO)

This award winning brisket rub recipe has been in the vault for nearly 11 years, and many of our readers have emailed me asking why I have so many barbecue and brisket recipes in my cookbook (and here on the blog) but have never taught our full method of how we smoke our brisket. So, we …

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