Our Top Recipes for Barbecue Favorites: Ribs, Pulled Pork and More
Slowly smoked for hours on end, home-cooked barbecue is a true labor of love, one that only a serious lover of smoke will take on. And if you’re going to put in the time, the results better be fall-apart good. That’s why we picked the recipe that our fans love most for each real-deal, low-and-slow barbecue favorite — we’re talking ribs, pulled pork, brisket and more. Trust us, these time-tested, top-rated winners go way beyond a slathering of barbecue sauce.
The Ribs to Make: Memphis-Style Hickory-Smoked Beef and Pork Ribs
Whether you’re a fan of wet or dry ribs, pork or beef, this fan-favorite recipe for game-changing spareribs has something to offer. These tender, highly reviewed winners start with a dry rub, then they are grilled over indirect heat with a mix of hickory and charcoal.
The Only Pulled Pork for Your Sandwich: Tyler Florence’s Pulled Pork Barbecue
How do you transform a whole pork roast into an entirely different state, one that’s moist and falling apart? If you follow Tyler’s lead for his fan-favorite pulled pork — that is, seasoning it with a spicy-sweet dry rub, roasting it slowly and serving it with tangy cider-vinegar barbecue sauce — you’ll do just that.
The Best of Brisket: Bobby Flay’s Spice-Rubbed Brisket
To achieve the ultimate tender and moist brisket barbecue, take Bobby’s advice and don’t trim the fat from the meat. That way, the fat will melt over the meat as it cooks at a low temperature for hours. When all’s said and done, serve this prizewinning meat on thick slices of Texas toast.
The Five-Star Chicken Recipe: The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken
Perhaps the most approachable of our backyard barbecue picks, chicken is an easy-to-cook dish that you can pull of any night of the week. To achieve perfect, totally foolproof barbecued chicken, Tyler brines legs and thighs to ensure they’re extra-juicy, gets them on the grill for a good char, then finishes them in the oven until they’re perfectly cooked. In the final moments, he bastes them in his homemade smoky-sweet barbecue sauce.
Foolproof Boneless Short Ribs: Easy BBQ Short Ribs
One of our fans’ top barbecue picks doesn’t require a smoker at all. Sunny Anderson’s boneless beef short ribs reach succulent perfection while cooking low and slow in the oven, and they reel in all the flavor with an easy tangy-sweet sauce.
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