Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Recipes

How to Build a Bacon Weave

Follow the step-by-step instructions below: Moisten your work surface with a damp paper towel and cover with parchment paper, plastic wrap, or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Arrange several slices of bacon […]

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12 Tips for Making Better Bacon Weaves

Buy the best bacon you can afford. Farmers’ markets are a good place to look for artisanal smokehouse bacon—and support your local farmers in the process. If buying bacon at […]

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Belgian Beer Brownies

Brownies pass three acid tests for world-class guy food: great taste; they’re easy to prepare; and women find them irresistible. The twist here comes with the addition of beer—more precisely, […]

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Planked Camembert with Chutney

If you’re like millions of American grilling fanatics, you might have made planked salmon. What you may not realize is how handy a plank can be when it comes to […]

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Beef and Pork Chili

This chili takes an ecumenical approach, featuring both beef and pork—meats both diced and ground—two kinds of beans, plus plenty of chile powder, poblano pepper, and jalapeño to crank up […]

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10 Performance-Enhancing Techniques for Your Big Green Egg

Start with a full load of natural lump charcoal. That means 5 pounds lit with a paraffin fire starter cube or an electric lighter. No chimney needed (the Egg’s unique […]

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How to Use Curing Salts for Curing and Smoking

General • Label all meats in the curing process precisely, noting any special instructions and the date(s) they need attention (turning, refreshing the brine or dry rub, smoking, etc.). Transcribe […]

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Spatchcock Chicken with a Curry Mustard Crust

Some dishes you make because they’re both easy and drop-dead delicious. Others because they feature a killer technique. This mustard-crusted chicken has it all—showmanship, complex layers of curry mustard flavor, […]

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Oaxacan Pork Fajitas

It’s hard to remember American cuisine without fajitas, but there was a time when you had to travel to Texas (specifically to Ninfa’s restaurant in Houston) to try them. Who […]

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Smoked Corn Salsa with Chips

Sometimes the difference between good and extraordinary lies in a whiff of wood smoke. Consider this salsa: You start with the usual ingredients—ripe summer tomatoes, sweet onions, jalapeños—plus one offbeat […]

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