Recently the publishers of Paul Kirk and Ardie Davis’ new book contacted us and asked us to do a review of their upcoming book America’s Best BBQ: 100 Recipes from America’s Best Smokehouses, Pits, Shacks, Rib Joints, Roadhouses, and Restaurants. Keeping our readers in our hearts, we demanded politely asked for two so we could give one to you, our loyal readers. This book has not been released yet so be one of the first to have it!
Okay, here’s the deal. BBQ Addicts in no way endorses the cooking of the Bacon Explosion in the oven. In fact, it kind of ticks us off a bit. It’s like putting ketchup on a steak. It’s like looking at a picture of Niagara Falls and saying you’ve been there. It’s like owning one of those electric bush trimmers and calling it a chainsaw. It’s like…well you get the point. However, with the massive amounts of email from our readers asking how to make it we have to give you the goods. Not everyone has a smoker. If you don’t we recommend getting a stovetop smoker before you do this method. That way you’ll still have the wonderful smoke flavor inside your Bacon Explosion.
Yesterday we busted out our grilling skills to create a burger worthy of a Pittsburgh sized appetite. But as we turn our attention to Arizona for the second half of our Super Bowl feature, we’ll be shifting our culinary skills in a different direction to bring you the Anquan BREAD BOWL-din SOUP. Okay, if you’re a BBQ lover then a cup of soup may not be your cup of tea. Well, what if I told you this soup was actually a thick and hearty chowder?!?! Still not convinced huh…did I mention this chowder’s main ingredients are flame grilled corn cobs and smoke roasted chicken breasts? Yeah, I thought that would get your attention!
It’s taken a full week, but I’ve finally managed to dig myself out from under the mountain of hate mail I received from posting a vegetable recipe on our BBQ site. Well, we’ve heard your complaints and now we’re firing back with a Super Bowl themed recipe that’s sure to satisfy your carnivorous tendencies.
When Ben Roethlisberger burst onto the NFL scene in his rookie season, local Pittsburgh restaurant Peppi’s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop anointed him with the highest honor a young athlete can receive…his own personal sandwich. By pulling inspiration from Big Ben’s physical prowess and on-field abilities, the guys at Peppi’s came up with a unique blend of beef, sausage, eggs, cheese and onions to represent their young stud. Here we are a few years later and Mr. Roethlisberger has once again led his team into the biggest
Now that your arteries are 80% sludge from feasting on Bacon Explosion, it’s time we whip your butt back into shape. Don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty of porkalicious recipes up our sleeves, but we need you alive to enjoy them. Just consider this to be a quick rehab session before your next porky relapse. And what’s better therapy than copious amounts of garlic, onions, and peppers!?!?
BBQ Addicts gained a lot of exposure on our bacon recipe post from twitter so we decided to throw out a post on the best BBQ twitterers (and some general foodies thrown in for good measure). You can follow us on twitter at @BBQAddicts (Aaron) and @BBQAddicts_Jason (Jason – if you hadn’t guessed).
In no particular order here are some BBQ twitterers we follow:
Every year around the holidays my family gets together for some warm holiday cheer, cold adult beverages, and a touch of innocent gambling. I know that sounds worse than it actually is, but the truth of the matter is that board games just lose their luster over the years. The only true way to keep game night fun and fresh is to lay a few bucks on the line and make Grandma earn her keep.
Left, Right, Center has been a yuletide staple for many years now, but this go around we added a new “dice” game to the lineup. Okay, right about now you’re probably asking yourself “What the hell does this have to do with barbecue?” Well my friend, this game has all the thrills of a back alley craps circle, but instead of using those grimey white cubes, you’ll be tossing tiny delicious little piggies. Yes, that’s right….Pig Craps. Actually the manufacturer given name is Pass the
Posted by Jason on December 23, 2008
The other day the guys from BaconToday.com contacted me in search for some barbecue bacon recipes. Of course I have plenty of great uses for bacon in a barbecue pit, but the longer I thought about it, the more I wanted to step it up a notch and clog a few arteries for those guys. Behold, BACON EXPLOSION!!! Here’s what you’ll need…
It’s that time of the year again…the time where we don’t get to cook nearly as much as we want. However, that doesn’t mean we still can’t buy stuff. If you’re like me, you haven’t even started your Christmas shopping yet so you still have plenty of time to get that great BBQ gift for your favorite barbecue maniac (actually, you don’t have much time if you’re ordering online, but we like to get stuff after Christmas too).
1. BBQ Sauce of the Month Club – Trying out new BBQ sauce is one of our favorite things. You never know when you’re going to find a gem in the collection. I found several locations for you to grab this up (these are also available in different subscription lengths):
Thanksgiving 2008 ushered in a new era for Burnt Finger BBQ. This year we offered up our outdoor cooking skills to friends and family and wound up smoking 13 turkeys for the holiday. And as any Good Samaritan would do, we also documented the entire process to share with the world!
After conducting some recon work on the area markets, we stumbled upon a local grocer who had just received their massive pre-Thanksgiving turkey shipment. Luckily, we were able to obtain 13 turkeys that were almost exactly 14 pounds each. Once home, the birds were immediately placed into coolers filled with cold water to slowly thaw out. (Note…when thawing in a cooler, make sure the temperature stays below 40 degrees so that the meat doesn’t spoil. Also be sure to change out the water daily.)