Smoked Jalapeno Poppers for Tailgate Party Time

Smoked jalapeno poppers with Neese's sausage.

When football season dawns across the United States, tailgate parties fill the schedule from Thursday through Monday night. Gameday menus can be as diverse as the gridiron teams and college colors we support. One sure-fire staple for every get together is the smoked jalapeno poppers. Quick and easy to make, smoked jalapeno poppers are a […]

Brisket Food Truck Recipe Revealed!

Food truck brisket trimmed, rubbed and cooked.

Every day a wave of wheeled machines spills across the blacktops of the Carolinas. In the flood of food trucks, the bravest proprietors put brisket at the top of their barbecue food truck menu. How do you make brisket food truck style? (Spoiler alert: our BBQ Food Truck episode of Low & Slow Barbecue reveals […]

Fourth of July Ribs for a British Barbecue

Fourth of July ribs made with Iberian pork

For the Fourth of July Holiday week, host Chigger Willard welcomes a low-and-slow barbecue expert living in Britain, Jim Ernst. He shares his tried-and-true recipe for his Fourth of July ribs – complete with British ingredient accommodations (Iberian pork!).

The BBQ Fundraiser: Smoking Meat and Helping Others

If you’ve ever sat down with a plate of pulled pork and a group of people, you know a barbecue get-together can be the launching point for good things. In fact, when it comes to a community BBQ fundraiser, food is the foundation of doing good. And we know plenty of groups that hold barbecue […]

Mayo BBQ Sauce? Alabama White Sauce Beats the Deep South Heat

Mayo BBQ sauce on beer can chicken breast.

Mayo BBQ Sauce? Even for an Alabaman raised in the Heart of Dixie, it seems strange. Spend a couple days in the swelter of the Deep South, you’ll get a lesson. And you’ll want something besides the saucy heat next to your pork or chicken. Alabama white sauce is that tangy alternative.

Backyard Barbecue Expert Shares His Secrets

Backyard barbecue staple: the Boston Butt

When the last signs of winter finally fade, and the weather starts warming, the world is filled with new sights, sounds, and smells. The faint scent of chimneys is replaced by something sweeter wafting across the neighborhood. It’s backyard barbecue.  

How-To Barbecue Video Pioneer Talks Dino Ribs

Whenever you want to smoke a new cut of meat, but you’re not exactly sure how to do it, where do you turn? If you’re like me, you dial up a barbecue video on YouTube. Maybe you finally picked up those “dino ribs” from the butcher. How do you treat the meat? What’s the cooking […]

How to Make Carolina’s Lexington BBQ Sauce

Lexington BBQ Sauce recipe

Pork barbecue affinity among North Carolinians is sharply divided. On each side of the state the preparation of the pig is different. So, too is the vinegar barbecue sauce. From Raleigh down east toward Ayden, Kinston, Wilmington, and Greenville, smoked pork enthusiasts are fiercely loyal to a simple, thin, and tangy solution made of vinegar […]

Barbecue Chicken Beginnings of the Low & Slow Barbecue Show

King of Barbecue mops meat

A wood-handled mop rests in a glass jar half-filled with a brownish liquid. In one fluid motion, the grill lid opens, and a big hand finds the mop. Another finds the jar. With a few sloppy slaps, flavor streams across barbecue chicken halves , sending a savory scent sizzling up from smoldering coals. Then, back […]