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RECIPES

  • 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 …
  • Blackstone Hibachi Recipe
    Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t love dinner at a hibachi restaurant? No. Of course not. It’s too versatile, too fun, it’s dinner and a show! But a Japanese steakhouse can be a bit expensive and if …
  • Brisket Spray Recipe
    We’ve all seen our favorite barbecue pitmaster with squirt bottle in hand spraying a rack of cherry-red ribs or a rub-encrusted whole brisket and wondered, what on earth is in there?! Today, we will continue the Brisket School …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Grilled Steaks with Mole Butter Recipe
    This award-winning grilled steak recipe was created for the Rec Teq Summer of Grilling Tournament and won the first challenge against pitmasters and chefs throughout the country! Huzzah! I love that steaks are versatile and can be dressed …
  • Green Chile Risotto Recipe (Mexican Risotto)
    For risotto fans, there is nothing better than a steamy bowl of cheese-laden rice, bathed in sauce and seasoned to perfection with a little fresh lemon or creme fraiche. Well, today we’re sharing a recipe for this Mexican …
  • Ultra Juicy Smash Burgers On The Blackstone Griddle Recipe
    My new Blackstone Griddle has turned out to be one of my favorite things, and these perfect smash burgers bring the ultra deliciousness of seared meat from a flat top grill, out of the restaurant and into the …
  • How To Smoke A Brisket On A Pellet Grill
    Whether you’re a traditional pitmaster who’s curious about pellet grills, or a barbecue beginner with a shiny new Rec Teq or Traeger, most will agree that pellet smokers are a bit of a different animal. Brimming with convenience, …
  • Award-Winning Smoked Baked Beans Recipe (with VIDEO)
    This award-winning smoked baked beans recipe was given to me by the wife of an uber-famous pitmaster who came to my book signing near Lake Austin and traded secrets with me all night long. Now, I can’t seem …
  • Homemade Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe
    These authentic, homemade sour cream enchiladas are one of the most popular recipes in my private chef business and today I’m sharing my from-scratch recipe for this family favorite! In my recipe, tender rotisserie chicken breast is wrapped …
  • How To Boil Chicken For Enchiladas
    Mexican food lovers know there are several methods for preparing shredded chicken for chicken enchiladas including boiling whole chickens, simmering boneless skinless chicken breasts in a slow cooker, or even using a rotisserie chicken from the deli to …
  • How Many Wings In a Pound? (A Chef’s Guide)
    As a catering chef, I am constantly forecasting how much food we need for parties and barbecues, and buffalo wings are a classic appetizer that every host asks me to serve. This guide will explain how many wings …
  • Best Carolina Gold Sauce Recipe
    If you’ve grown up with the typical southern tomato-based BBQ sauce recipe, you might be looking for a new kind of sauce experience. Our Carolina Gold Sauce combines simple ingredients to make a high quality dipping, or basting …
  • Birria In The Instant Pot Recipe + Quesabirria Tacos (with VIDEO)
    Beef Birria is sweeping the internet as the new taco sensation, but can we shorten this 8-hour cooking session with the help of our Instant Pot? Absolutely! It’s juicy, beef birria taco time (in half the time), with …
  • Ultimate Texas Roadhouse Green Beans Copycat Recipe
    We developed this copycat recipe for Texas Roadhouse’s famous green beans for my catering company and you won’t believe how delicious and easy they are! Texas Roadhouse is a restaurant chain throughout the United States famous for hearty …
  • Ultra Juicy Smoked Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
    For barbecue beginners and those with small households, the idea of smoking an entire beef brisket can be daunting, expensive, and potentially wasteful. Clever pitmasters reach for brisket’s little brother—the chuck roast, for an inexpensive, entry-level cut of …