Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Grilling Meats

Hill Country Brisket with Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce

The perfect brisket is the holy grail of barbecue — often pursued, rarely attained. The basic principle for cooking brisket can be summed up in a single sentence: You smoke […]

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Buster’s Tri-Tip

If you’ve never had tri-tip (if you live east of the Rocky Mountains, you have an excuse), imagine a boomerang-shaped piece of sirloin that cooks like steak, but slices like […]

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Memphis-Style Ribs

It never fails to amaze me how one simple idea can give birth to so many great regional variations. Consider ribs. The pork rib is one of the most perfect […]

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Samba Dogs

I tasted these unusual hot dogs at a samba school in Rio. From midnight to 4 A.M. the cavernous concert hall reverberated with the thunderous rhythm of samba. An army […]

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Sweet & Garlicky Pork Chops

One of the constants in the world of barbecue is the pairing of grilled meats with garlic. Another is the use of sugar- or honey-based marinade to counterpoint the richness […]

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The Great American Hamburger

What makes a great hamburger? First there’s the meat. You want to use a flavorful cut, like sirloin (for uptown burgers), or chuck or round (if you’re feeling more democratic). […]

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Steaks from Hell

This recipe literally is steaks from hell. It comes from an unassuming steak house in Jaurez, Mexico, called Mitla, and mitla is the Nahuatl Indian word for hell.

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Grilled Lamb with Herbes de Provence

This is about the easiest and best way I know to cook lamb chops. You find them everywhere in Provence, from backyard cookouts to country inns and roadside restaurants. The […]

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Grilled Prime Ribs of Beef with Garlic & Rosemary

Here’s an easy, virtually foolproof method for cooking perfect, crusty on the outside, meltingly tender inside prime ribs every time. Keep in mind that the only remotely challenging aspect to […]

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German Whole Hog (Spanferkel)

The summun bonum of German barbecue, spanferkel is a whole hog slathered with a spice-scented seasoning paste, spit roasted over wood, and glazed with three ingredients near and dear to […]

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Tomahawk Rib Steak

“Tomahawk” refers to a rib steak with a long rib bone. Ask your butcher to cut it for you. The peppery coffee rub brings out the meaty flavor of the […]

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