Barbecue sauce is a great complement to most styles of barbecue and is an essential element in some of them. You can use it as a marinade, to baste your barbecue or as a condiment. In some cases, it can be used for all three purposes. If you barbecue regularly and enjoy the sticky and sweet style of grilled or smoked meat, it makes sense to keep some pre-made sauce on hand. If you run out or want an alternative to bottled options, consider one of our BBQ sauce substitutes below.
When grilling food for a group of people, the general rule is that you should grill a little more than you think you will need. Of course, this may mean that you wind up with some leftovers. If you find yourself with leftover ribs, you will have to tackle the problem of reheating them. Reheating ribs can be tricky without reducing their quality. Follow the guide below to keep your ribs from drying out while also ensuring that they heat all the way through.
Cured meats like serrano ham and pepperoni are just continuations of the age-old human tradition of salting meat to preserve it and make it safe for eating. Curing helps to prevent food-borne illness caused by bacteria like Clostridium botulinum. It is also important to recognize that the curing salts used to cure meat can be deadly if they are not handled carefully. Cure meats safely by following these steps.
There are two traditional methods of seasoning meat destined for the grill: wet and dry. Choosing one over the other places you on one side of yet another barbecue debate. As with most culinary debates, both sides have some strong arguments as we will see when we compare these two methods of flavoring meat in another BBQ Showdown – dry rub vs. wet rub.
Skirt steak is an affordable cut sourced from the cow’s diaphragm muscles. It has a rich flavor and a fibrous texture. The muscles that make up the skirt steak get a lot of exercise, which means that it can be tough unless you make the effort to tenderize it. With the right methods, you can make your skirt steak soft enough to be cut with a fork. Below are a few tips on how to tenderize skirt steak.