Category Archives: Meats

What is a Tri Tip Steak?

Smoked tri tip is one of the easiest and tastiest things you can make on a smoker. What is a Tri Tip Steak? Tri-tip steak is a large, tender, triangular muscle cut  from the bottom sirloin of a steer. It is also known … Continue reading

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Southern Style Pulled Chicken Recipe

BBQ Pulled Chicken with a tender whole chicken cooked on a smoker, grill, oven, or crock pot is so easy and convenient you will be amazed at results. How to Make Pulled Chicken: Pulled chicken is generally made one of … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Pork Butt & Shoulder

I Like Pork Butts and I Cannot Lie!  While pork shoulder and pork butt come from the same basic region of the pig and can be used interchangeably, they are cut from opposite ends of the shoulder region. Pork shoulder is cut … Continue reading

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Top Frequently Asked Questions & Answers on Smoking Briskets

A beef brisket is known as one of the toughest parts of a cow you can put on your smoker, though when prepared and cooked correctly it can be the best tasting and most tender meat you will ever eat. … Continue reading

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Does the Wood used to Smoke Meat Make a Difference?

Different types of wood are commonly used when smoking meats to add enhanced levels of taste, smell, and color, as well as flavors like cherry, oak, peach, hickory, apple to the meat. Wood can also add bitter, more savory, rich hints to the meat with using mesquite.   The … Continue reading

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How to Grill a Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Preparing lamb differs from beef in that it contains several lean cuts, such as the shoulder, rib, and leg…From a health perspective, that is excellent news. For the home cook, it means that you must balance doneness without drying out … Continue reading

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Basic 101 Grilling & Smoking Chicken for the Beginner

Have you ever cooked a perfect chicken? Were the breasts moist and tender and the leg completely cooked? Chances are, not always. Why is it so hard to get the dark meat cooked perfectly without over cooking the white meat? … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s “Double” Burnt Ends (Smoked Chuck Roast)

Poor Man’s “Double” Burnt Ends (Smoked Chuck Roast) This is going to be a real treat if you have not experienced a smoked poor man’s burnt ends meal. Using a chuck roast instead of smoking a whole brisket, puts this recipe in the … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin 101 Tutorial

What Is a Beef Tenderloin? Beef tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef and it is located within the loin. This is where we get filet mignon, which is made from the very tip of the pointy end of … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Wagyu Beef

What are WAGYU? WAGYU – a Japanese beef cattle breed – derive from native Asian cattle. ‘WAGYU’ refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where ‘Wa’ means Japanese and ‘gyu’ means cow. Wagyu were originally draft animals used in agriculture and … Continue reading

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