Barbecue Dry Rubs
Mixtures for a BBQ dry rub come in flavors to suit every palate, including spicy, sweet, and savory. From chicken to ribs to brisket, we have all the easy recipes for BBQ dry rub.
A cola and ketchup-based barbecue sauce adds zing to grilled chicken drumsticks. Serve with classic picnic side dishes like grilled vegetables and pasta or potato salad.
Feeding a small crowd on Thanksgiving? Try this casual barbecue-inspired turkey recipe that's topped with a savory and sweet cranberry sauce.
On average, turkey breasts are ready in half the time it takes to roast a 12-pound turkey. Try this recipe for a summer party.
Make this meat rub recipe to keep on hand for summer cookouts, or mix up a batch to share as hostess gifts. Use only fresh spices in the mix; spices lose flavor after about 1 year.
The first act - a spicy, smoky-flavored rub - sets the stage for the second - the sticky soda-base sauce that follows. Together, this combo creates pork ribs perfection. Look for molasses powder - a unique product made from dehydrated blackstrap molasses - at spice shops or online.
Use your charcoal grill to smoke cook these spice-rubbed pork ribs. Glaze the ribs with a sweet ginger sauce the last 10 minutes of smoking.
The name "Wings of Fire" is no understatement, as a quick read of this chicken-wings recipe will tell you. Two hot pepper sauces and two forms of dried chiles make sure that these wings are hot, hot hot. Treat a few wings to the rub -- but spare them from the sauce -- for guests that prefer milder foods.
For a barbecue feast you won't soon forget, take on the challenge of learning how to grill ribs. It's no wonder grilled ribs are a cookout favorite--slow-cooked and slathered in your favorite barbecue sauce, the meat is so tender it practically falls right off the bone and is, as they say, finger-licking good. While beef and pork ribs are the most common choices, lamb and venison ribs cook up deliciously, as well.
While anyone can wow dinner guests with filet mignon or another expensive cut of meat, a truer test of cooking skill is transforming a less choice cut, such as beef brisket, into a meal that is tantalizing and unforgettably scrumptious. Beef brisket is cut from the breast or chest portion of a cow or calf. It's a tougher, fattier cut of meat than what most of us might prefer, but slow-cooked and drenched in tangy barbecue sauce, beef brisket becomes extraordinary. Knowing how to cook beef brisket just right is a process that begins long before you heat your smoker, grill or oven.
Whether you're at a summer barbecue or a fall tailgating party, learning how to grill burgers is a skill that will always serve you well.
Turkey is a traditional holiday meal staple, but who wants to wait around all day for the bird to cook? Roasting is always a standby, but a lot of the problems that roasting presents--like soggy skin and dry meat--are solved with a fryer practically without trying. Next time it's your turn to prepare the main bird, why not try a new method of preparation? Learning how to deep fry a turkey is easy, and it takes only a fraction of the time that conventional roasting does--but the real bonus is in the finished product. Because a deep fried turkey cooks faster, it remains tender and juicy while the skin turns deliciously crispy in the hot oil. Though deep frying can increase the resulting fat content, the flavorful nature of a deep fried turkey coupled with its reduced cooking time make it the perfect choice for a special occasion indulgence. When you know how to fry a turkey, you know how to create a beautifully scrumptious holiday main course in a fraction of the time as traditional roasting.