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Save Money: Make Your Friday Night Pizza at Home

Save Money: Make Your Friday Night Pizza at Home

It will come as no surprise to our readers that October contains another food holiday perfect for grillers: National Pizza Month. We're putting our own spin on this holiday, to push ourselves to make our own pizza at home rather than order our traditional Friday night pies delivered! Not only will homemade pizza be fresher and better tasting, it will also save you money. Get started with the recipes and tips below to really make the most of this...

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Steak and Potatoes: First Up, Tomahawks and Hasselbacks

Steak and Potatoes: First Up, Tomahawks and Hasselbacks

Welcome to the first installment of “Steak and Potatoes,” a new series by BarbecueBible.com celebrating the beautiful, enduring relationship on the plate of carnivores’ favorite meat and that humble starch, the potato. Yes, steak—especially one of the generously marbled, more tender cuts—qualifies as a financial indulgence, but not when compared to what you’d spend at a high-end steakhouse. It can almost be considered economical to prepare...

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Think Outside the Casing: 5 Sausage Recipes to Try Now

Think Outside the Casing: 5 Sausage Recipes to Try Now

Continuing on our recent blog theme exploring food holidays, we're diving into our archive of sausage recipes in honor of National Sausage Month. Traditionally, sausage is grilled in link form, deliciously crisped and heated to perfection over the flames, served in a fresh bun. But this October, we encourage you to celebrate this food holiday by trying something new—think outside the casing and re-imagine sausage on your grill. To help you experiment with different ways to cook sausage, we’ve compiled BarbecueBible.com‘s...

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The Savviest Grillers Are Buying These Tools Now

The Savviest Grillers Are Buying These Tools Now

An artisan always has to own the right tools, and that applies to grillers and pit masters. We presume you, as an avid griller or smoker, already have the basics—a chimney starter, tongs, a grill scraper. What about the tools you don’t have—some of the most popular grilling items from Steven’s “Best of Barbecue” line? Move toward professionalism. In order, here are some of his best-sellers. 1. Galvanized Charcoal and Ash Can: Best case scenario? You would...

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5 Stellar Pork Recipes for the Grill

5 Stellar Pork Recipes for the Grill

October is a month of celebrations, with Halloween and Columbus Day marking calendars across the country. What you may not realize is that it is also one of the most crowded months for food holidays. From National Taco Day to National Pumpkin Day (and everything in between!), this month is a veritable bonanza of food celebrations. We're excited that one of our favorite proteins is one of the foods being lauded this month: October is National Pork Month. To help you properly honor The...

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7 Steps to Grilling Nirvana

7 Steps to Grilling Nirvana

Grilling is the world’s oldest and most universal cooking method, practiced in virtually every country and culture on six continents (seven if you consider the cookouts staged by grill-obsessed scientists in Antarctica). Today’s grillers face a staggering number of decisions, from which grill and accessories to buy, to selecting the best fuel and cooking method. (There are actually five different grilling methods, each with its own unique cooking properties. And that’s before you get to specialized grilling techniques, such as plancha grilling and planking.) Of course, you need to know...

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How to Make the Smoked Beef Tacos of Your Dreams

How to Make the Smoked Beef Tacos of Your Dreams

A buddy of mine—Dallas-based food and travel writer extraordinaire Mike Hiller—recently posted a photo on Facebook of a taco that stopped me in my tracks: It was composed of tender shards of chorizo-spiced beef plate ribs and flame-roasted salsa verde and topped with crunchy chicharrones (fried pork rinds). He encountered this sexy taco while judging an event called Chefs for Farmers. The taco’s creator was talented chef Cody Sharp of Dallas’ Wheelhouse restaurant. Mike made online introductions,...

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4 Ways to Use Coffee To Up Your Barbecue Game

4 Ways to Use Coffee To Up Your Barbecue Game

O Coffee how we love thee! Strong coffee and espresso have helped us survive long overnight smoke sessions and clear early morning mental fog enough to prep a brisket for an all-day cook. Perhaps it is the reliance on caffeine that inspired the first barbecuers to use coffee in their recipes. Whatever the reason that introduced coffee to the barbecue scene, it has been a happy marriage between the two. Have YOU tried coffee in your barbecue routine? There are several...

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