BBQ Smoker Site Friday Best Bets

Friday's Best Bets

I’m starting  a new series  of Friday posts here on the BBQ Smoker Site called Friday Best Bets.  My goal is to highlight some of the folks in BBQ land I follow, as well as some who are grillers and just plain old chillers.  You may also find links to cool articles related to BBQ that I just found interesting.

All in all, this series is about promoting the hard work and quality efforts of my friends, associates, and colleagues in the wonderful world of Food.

What You’ll See Here…

You’ll see a decent selection of food posts and links to tasty recipes, and it’s my hope that you’ll reach out to the folks who run the blogs and sites referenced here.  If you do like what you read on the blogs you see linked here, be sure to tell ’em in a comment that you found them from my blog!

Here’s the  selection from this week… 

Finding the Money to Compete in Professional BBQ Contests – This post comes from Brian Pearcy’s BBQ Blog and hits home for anyone on the competition BBQ circuit.  Whether you’re a backyarder or working hard in the Pros, you know that it takes M-O-N-E-Y to cook a comp with four main meat entries, not to mention the various an sundry beverages that must be procured to sustain one through a full night of cooking!

Pulled Pork Sliders with Chipotle Slaw and Beer Battered Beans –  Awesome take on something many competition cooks have tons of on hand… pulled pork!  I’ve long  been a reader of the Cowgirl’s Country Life blog and felt it long time to share the goodness found there with the rest of you.  The author does a great job of sharing her love of cooking on live fire and outdoor living.  From dutch ovens to campfire grilling to smoking, you’re sure to find something here to salivate over!  Oh – and for you live game eaters, there’s plenty for you here, too!

Bacon Apple Chestnut stuffed & wrapped Pork Loin – straight from the Diva herself, this recipe from the Diva Q blog is another example of the tasty and informative posts Danielle Dimovski offers up.  I love her use of step-by-step prep photos.  They’re great for the “word” challenged!  Filled with amazing ingredients stuffed into a butterflied pork loin, you’re going to love this entry from the Diva!

BBQ-akisoba – my buddy Paul Haight over at the No Excuses BBQ blog is always coming up with great ways to use leftovers.  Here’s a super BBQ Beef take on a traditional Japanese Yakisoba (fried noodles) dish.  Definitely cruise over to Paul’s blog.  He’s got a great sense of humor, and some of the names he calls his friends (PigDog!) will leave you scratching your head.  The stories he tells about them will have you laughing your butt off!

How Do You Cook Tri-Tip? – author and hands down awesome BBQ cook Larry Gaian always brings the goods.  In some cases, he’s expressing his inner Marco Polo and giving up some killer recipes and tastes of the East.  Other times, he delivers solid how-to info about cooking cuts of meat that may not be so familiar to those of us here in the south east.  This is the case with his Tri-Tip post here.  If you’ve heard about the Tri-Tip cut but aren’t sure how to tackle cooking it (if you can find the cut at your grocer, that is), Larry is here to save the day.

Cheating Cuban Pork Roast – from Chris over at Nibble Me This.  I love this blog for its widely varied “live fire” cooking posts.  Chris does a phenomenal job with his photos.  Seriously, between he and Larry Gaian, I’m not sure who gets the great photo award from this go ’round.  If you’re looking at that Mojo Criollo Hormel pork loin at the grocer… STOP!  Do Not Go There!  Instead, grab a pork roast and follow the steps Chris outlines for you here.  Your taste buds will be glad you did!



Photo Credit:  dok1  (Edited)

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