All posts tagged: barbecue

BBQ Beef Short Ribs on a Kettle Grill

BBQ short ribs are taunting me, popping up all over the Internet. I don’t know how I missed barbecued beef short ribs on my last trip to Austin. Maybe because I was so late getting in the line at Franklin’s BBQ…but I also went to Rudy’s, Sam’s, Iron Works, and the Salt Lick at the airport, and I must have been too focused on brisket, because I didn’t have short ribs at any of them. Of course, now, no matter where I turn, I see a picture of a rib with a two inch thick slab of meat on top. It’s going to be a while before I can get back to Texas, so if I want short ribs, I have to make them myself. Luckily there are some great BBQ short rib resources on the web; my favorite was this article by Daniel Vaughn at Texas Monthly: You May Love Beef Short Ribs, but Pitmasters Don’t. Whole beef short ribs can are tricky to find in Ohio, especially if you want the meaty short …

Backyard Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue chicken is one of my comfort meals. More importantly, it’s one of the few meals that I love that my kids like even more than I do. It’s a combination of a few techniques I’ve discussed before:1. Barbecue Rub2. Barbecue Sauce3. Grill-Roast Chicken Pieces basic technique Now, I know this isn’t REAL barbecue – it’s not “low and slow” enough to qualify.* Technically, it should be called grilled chicken with barbecue sauce. But oh, is it good…*Which reminds me of one of my favorite barbecue quotes, from Alton Brown, which goes something like: “To make a french chef’s head explode, tell him you’re going to barbecue some barbecue with barbecue sauce on your barbecue for a barbecue. Then stand back.” Recipe: Backyard Barbecue ChickenIngredients: 3-4 lbs bone in chicken pieces (about 1 cut up chicken) – breasts, wings, thighs, drumsticks, with breasts halved. 2 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp barbecue rub 2 cups barbecue sauce Directions: (See Grill Roast Chicken Pieces for an overview of the technique)1. Salt and rub the chicken: Up to …

Homemade Barbecue Rub

I use this homemade barbecue rub on anything I want to have a barbecue flavor. Sure, barbecue sauce is nice, but the rub is where the flavor is. Now, If I was a real barbecue pitmaster, I would have to guard this recipe with my life.* *You know – the old Keyser Soze routine: “If I told you, I’d have to kill you. And your family. And everone who’s ever met you. By the time I’m done, they’ll have to post signs off the coastline, warning people away from the continent you live on for the next thousand years.” But I’m not a real pitmaster. And, as you can probably tell, I can’t keep my mouth shut when it comes to food. I gave away containers of this rub as christmas presents to friends and family, so if they want to refill they’ll need the recipe. Recipe: Homemade Barbecue Rub     Notes This rub is best on chicken, pork or fish. I use about 1-2 tsp per pound, but I usually just sprinkle it …