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Sep 21, 2019

This Alabama White Barbeque Sauce Is Perfect For Chicken and Fish

This Alabama white barbeque sauce recipe makes a unique sauce for pork and chicken.

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Sep 18, 2019

Dang! These Smoked Rib Recipes Are Great! Enjoy Some Smoky Ribs Today!

These smoked rib recipes for pork spareribs, babybacks and country style ribs will give you anticipation of smoky satisfaction!

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Sep 17, 2019

Superb Mustard Barbeque Sauce Recipe Is a Great Pulled Pork Sauce!

This mustard barbeque sauce is a South Carolina tradition. Sweet and yellow, tart yet mellow.

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Sep 16, 2019

Apple Butter Pork Ribs Are Sauced With a Sweet Apple Butter Glaze

These smoked apple butter pork ribs are glazed with apple butter and served with an easy to make homemade bbq sauce. For dessert? Apple pie!

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Sep 16, 2019

Keep Leftover Smoked Ribs Vacuum Sealed and Save That Flavor!

Vacuum sealing smoked ribs increases storage time and prevents flavor loss and freezer burn. Vacuum sealing is the best way to package smoked ribs.

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Sep 16, 2019

Spicy Peppercorn Pork Ribs Recipe, Where Black Pepper Reigns Supreme!

Peppercorn pork ribs, seasoned with a cracked pepper rub and smoked until tender have rich, smoky black pepper flavor.

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Sep 16, 2019

Pork Spareribs Basic Training, From Trimming to Seasoning to Smoking

Get the lowdown on pork spare ribs. Learn what they are, how to trim 'em for the smoker, and get a quick rundown on how to smoke pork spareribs.

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Sep 14, 2019

Excellent Electric Smoker Recipes For Ribs, Brisket, Salmon and More!

These electric smoker recipes are great to use in most electric smokers. Try one of the recipes for ribs, chicken breasts or brisket.

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Sep 12, 2019

Luscious London Broil Marinade Made With White Wine and Spices

This London broil marinade adds great flavor to flank steaks, top round or sirloin tips. Make a smoked London broil, enjoy life with a full belly!

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Sep 12, 2019

Homemade Gates BBQ Sauce Recipe For an Authentic KC Flavor

This Gates bbq sauce recipe closely matches the flavor of bottled Gates sauce. The spicy version of Gates barbecue sauce is included.

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Sep 12, 2019

Superb Spicy Buffalo Shrimp With a Cool Down of Bleu Cheese Sauce

Nice and spicy buffalo shrimp are grill smoked for added awesomeness! This incredible appetizer should be served with bleu cheese dressing and celery.

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Sep 12, 2019

Tasty Beer Can Chicken Recipe Makes The Juiciest Grilled Chicken

Grill smoked beer can chicken recipe creates crispy skin, juicy meat and a palate pleasing smoky flavor. Seasoned inside and out.

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Sep 12, 2019

Incredible Smoked Chicken Rub Recipe With Oregano, Thyme and Rosemary

This herb-rich smoked chicken rub recipe seasons poultry to perfection, providing mouthwatering aroma and intensely good flavor to your smoked chickens!

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Sep 12, 2019

Tangy Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Is a Spicy Carolina Tradition!

This traditional vinegar barbecue sauce has heat, sweetness and tang. Use it to baste pork as it smokes and add it to pulled pork for extra zing!

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Sep 12, 2019

Brining Chicken Improves Flavor And Helps Smoked Chicken Remain Juicy

Brining chicken will improve flavor and texture, and increase juiciness. Brine chicken from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on size.

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Sep 12, 2019

This Pork Picnic Rub Recipe Adds Great Flavor to Any Cut of Pork

This pork picnic rub recipe is easy to make from common ingredients. Balanced flavor makes the perfect smoked pork picnic.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Pork Picnic Shoulder Transforms Into a Luscious Treat When Smoked

The pork picnic shoulder is a great cut of meat for smoking. Fat and connective tissue adds loads of great flavor and juicy goodness.

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Sep 10, 2019

Smoked Country Style Pork Ribs Are Tender, Juicy and Tasty!

Smoked country style pork ribs are meaty, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Boneless or bone-in, country style ribs are great for the smoker.

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Sep 10, 2019

This Pulled Pork Recipe is Perfect for Your Pulled Pork Sandwiches

North Carolina style pulled pork recipe is the best! Smoked pork shoulder is shredded into fine eating!

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Sep 10, 2019

Rib Preparation - How to Trim and Season a Whole Spare Rib Slab

A guide to spare rib preparation for the meat smoker. Learn how to trim pork spareribs for the smoker or the grill.

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Sep 10, 2019

Delicious Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs Are Smoked to Juicy Perfection!

Juicy bacon wrapped chicken thighs, kissed with applewood smoke, are easily made and quick cooking. Give the gift of chicken wrapped in beautiful bacon!

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Sep 09, 2019

These Smoked Stuffed Peppers Aren't Like Momma's Stuffed Peppers!

Scrumptious smoked stuffed peppers will tickle your taste buds! Sweet bell peppers stuffed with a beef-and-rice filling are a mouthwatering meal!

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Sep 07, 2019

Mouthwatering Smoked Chicken Thighs Are Caressed With Herbs and Spices

These smoked chicken thighs are seasoned with a mix of herbs and smoked to an internal temperature of 180° Fahrenheit.

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Sep 07, 2019

The Ideal Temperature of Smoked Chicken For Juiciness and Flavor

The safe done temperature of smoked chicken can be lower than 165°F, but that smoked chicken temp must be maintained for a specific period of time.

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Sep 07, 2019

Hickory Smoked Pork Chops Seasoned With a Medley of Italian Herbs

A smoked pork chops recipe that begins with an apple juice brine and finishes with hickory smoke, becoming juicy, tender and tasty!

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Sep 07, 2019

Marinated Pork Loin Chops Using Allegro Bottled Marinade Mix

Grill smoked pork loin chops get fantastic flavor from Allegro marinade. Bathed in hickory smoke, these pork chops drip with juicy goodness!

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Sep 06, 2019

Spankin' Good Smoked Boston Butt Recipe Is Tender and Juicy!

This smoked Boston butt recipe includes a delicious dry rub that really kicks up the flavor! Enjoy great smoked pork with less time in the smoker.

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Sep 06, 2019

Hot Smoking Salmon: Smoking Technique For Incredible Smoked Salmon

The technique for hots moking salmon can be done in any smoker, by following these salmon smoking tips for brining, temperature and time.

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Sep 06, 2019

Smoking Chicken Leg Quarters In an Electric or Charcoal Water Smoker

I'm smoking chicken leg quarters in my water smoker. How can I make smoked leg quarters with good bbq flavor?

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Sep 06, 2019

Secrets of Grilling Roast Beef To Perfection! Top Round to Tenderloin!

Guide to grilling roast beef that melts in your mouth and drips with juicy flavor! Learn how to grill roast beef, from cheap chuck to fancy fillet.

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Sep 03, 2019

The USDA Revised Pork Cooking Temperature Guidelines Are a Big Deal!

Oink! Great news! The USDA revised its pork cooking temperature from 160°F down to 145°F degrees, and that means juicier meat for us pork lovers!

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Sep 03, 2019

Smoking Pork Tenderloin. Do I Smoke It Fat Side Up or Fat Side Down?

Smoking a pork tenderloin. Should it be smoked fat side up or fat side down? To clarify, pork tenderloins do not have a fat cap, but pork loins do...

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Sep 03, 2019

Cooking a Pork Loin In An Electric Smoker

Cooking a pork loin in an electric smoker? Learn the tips and tricks of smoking pork loins in Masterbuilt smokers..

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Sep 03, 2019

Apple Smoked Pork Loin Recipe With Apple Cinnamon Sauce

An apple smoked pork loin recipe that’s seasoned with a rub, smoked with apple-wood, and served with a tasty cinnamon-apple sauce.

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Sep 02, 2019

Luscious Grilled Filet Mignon With Added Smoke Flavor

Melt-in-your-mouth grilled filet mignon is hugged by bacon and kissed with smoke. Ease those rumblings and grumblings with a smokey filet mignon.

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Sep 02, 2019

Wood Fired Ribeye Steak Recipe, Topped With Butter For Added Richness

Fire grilled ribeye steak recipe using Grandpa's method. Oak and hickory coals add the smoky flavor and butter makes 'em rich. Thanks Grandpa!

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Sep 02, 2019

Grill Smoked Marinated Ribeye Steaks Have Rich, Satisfying Flavor

Tender, juicy marinated ribeye steaks satisfy hunger pangs and please the palate! Grill smoke with oak to add an additional layer of awesome flavor!

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Aug 27, 2019

Succulent Memphis Style Pork Ribs So Good You Won't Need The Sauce

Magical Memphis style pork ribs disappear quickly, and the ribs' authentic flavor is no mere illusion! The spicy Memphis rib rub does the trick!

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Aug 24, 2019

Mouthwatering Memphis Rib Rub Adds Incredible Flavor to Smoked Ribs

Magnificent Memphis rib rub recipe seasons pork ribs with authentic Memphis flavor. This extra special rub bursts with flavor - you won't need the sauce!

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Aug 24, 2019

Method For Smoking Chuck Roast That's Juicy and Fall-Apart Tender!

Smoking chuck roast that's richly flavored and melt-in-the-mouth tender requires one simple additional step. Smoke a juicy, tender beef chuck roast.

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Aug 23, 2019

How To Smoke a Tri Tip That's Juicy, Tender and Full of Flavor

Learn how to smoke a tri tip that's succulent and juicy. Smoking a tri tip with oak woodchip brings out the best of this cut of beef.

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Aug 22, 2019

Scrumptious Smoked Tri Tip Is Subtly Seasoned and Oak Smoked

Tri tip is good, but smoked tri tip is better, by far! This tender, juicy beef is great eating, whether plated or served as sandwiches.

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Aug 12, 2019

Smoking a Half Turkey Requires Refinements Of Smoke Cooking Technique

Smoking a half turkey is a good option if you're not a big smoked turkey eater- Smoke half now and smoke the other turkey half later.

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoking Turkey With a Water Pan- Is It Important To Use The Water Pan?

Should I be smoking a turkey with a water pan, or should I leave the pan out? I'm smoking turkey in my vertical smoker.

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Aug 11, 2019

Grilling Turkey in a Weber Kettle Grill, Using The Indirect Method

Secrets of grilling turkey in a Weber kettle. Use precise charcoal placement for grilling breasts and whole turkeys that are just plain awesome!

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoking a Turkey Whole Versus Cut Up - Which Method Is Best?

Smoking a cut up turkey versus one that's whole; the benefits are numerous. Cut up turkey cooks quicker, and the breast can be removed when prefectly done.

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Aug 11, 2019

Apple-Honey Grill Smoked Turkey Is Injected With Awesome Flavor!

This grill smoked turkey is injected with apple-honey flavor and grill-smoked with apple wood. Turkey, Apple, Honey and Smoke. MMmmmm!

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Aug 11, 2019

How To Cook a Turkey Gas Grill Style With Added Smoke Flavor

Learn how to cook a turkey in a gas grill with this easy step-by-step technique. Grill smoke your turkey and get great results with great flavor!

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Aug 11, 2019

Electric Smoking Turkey Tips: How Long to Smoke In an Electric Smoker

Electric Smoking Turkey. 60's Rock band name? Nope. Learn how to smoke a turkey in an electric smoker and how long it takes and a sweet time-saving tip!

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