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The Best Spatchcocked Smoked Turkey

This Smoked Turkey recipe is the exact one that I will be making for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion during the holidays. When turkey is prepared correctly, it is deliciously tender and juicy. This recipe will help anyone who struggles with cooking turkey, a little secret is an injection used. The Smoked Turkey There is nothing better than smelling the turkey, and other sides, on Thanksgiving. This Smoked Turkey Recipe will have your home smelling amazing and will be the best-smoked turkey ever! Be sure to set aside enough time for all of the steps, they are very simple...

Grilled Ribeye Steak with homemade Crispy Fried Potato Wedges

A Grilled Ribeye Steak is the ultimate choice for dinner any day of the week! What gets tricky is finding new sides to make that pair perfectly with the already juicy and flavorful steak. This is where creativity comes to play and I wanted to try these Crispy Fried Potato Wedges. I will say this, it was a great decision! I have seen the Crispy Fried Potato Wedges all over the internet and the engagement (comments and likes) had great reviews. I knew I had to make them sooner than later. It takes minimal effort and very few ingredients. A...

Grilled Steak Sandwich

I firmly believe it is always a good time for a tender, juicy steak sandwich! I grill my spinalis steaks over hot coals and then cover them with a blanket of warm and gooey provolone cheese. This tender grilled steak sits between toasted brioche buns right after I top it with fried crispy shallots. It gets better, trust me! For me, a sauce can make, break or elevate any sandwich. The sauce for this grilled steak sandwich is in the elevation category! It starts off with a base of mayo and I add some fresh herbs (thyme and rosemary) and...

Hot Honey Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Hot Honey Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends are addictive, juicy bite-sized mouthwatering cubes of pork belly that are coated with a delicious spice rub, smoked with apple wood chunks, and then coated in my Hot Honey sauce!  They are perfect for appetizers by leaving them on a plate and served with toothpicks. Literally the definition of finger food!  Preparing the Pork Belly burnt ends I started out with a whole 8-pound pork belly that I bought from Costco. I like to get them from there because the pork belly comes without the skin on. You don’t want the skin on for...

Grilled Steak Pinwheels

Grilled Steak Pinwheels are the perfect meal that can be ready to serve within 20 minutes! They’re made with one of my favorite cuts of beef, the Skirt Steak! The skirt steaks start with a base layer of provolone cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, and chopped bacon bits!   There are two different approaches to this recipe, grilled over hot coals (this is my preferred way for flavor) or you can smoke them. The key for grilling them is to have two zones set up for cooking. Your hot grilling zone (where the hot coals lay) and...

Brisket Jalapeno Poppers-Texas Twinkies

The name Texas Twinkies was created by a BBQ establishment in Texas because they were looking for a clever way to utilize leftover brisket. Just calling them Brisket Jalapeño Poppers would’ve been fine but when they started calling them Texas Twinkies they would sell out quicker than normal! If you search online you will find many variations of this delicious creation but keeping it simple can be best. Smoked Brisket, cream cheese, and a few other ingredients make this recipe easy and delicious! Preparation: Chop the brisket where it looks like it’s shredded and then toss it into the cream...

Shredded Beef Rib Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is the most desired comfort food on the planet! Have it in our home 3-4 times a week but it is typically the store-bought kind. I wanted to elevate this delicious side dish and turn it into the main feast! How do you do that, you might think to yourself. Well, I bought a 3-bone slab of beef ribs and smoked them low and slow, and added them into my Mac and Cheese recipe, it was fantastic! I started to think about adding the beef rib because I have had it with brisket, which I love, and...

Cuban Sandwich Recipe

The Cuban sandwich (the Cubano) is on my top three list of favorite sandwiches of all time! It consists of multiple types of ham/pork and cheese. Some of the pork is Smoked Pulled Pork (for my version), Polish ham, and salami. All these are complemented with Swiss cheese, pickles, and homemade spicy mustard that I make. Once all of these tasty ingredients are strategically layered, it gets placed on a hot griddle surface, with grooves, to toast the buns and melt the cheese. These iconic sandwiches are typically found in the most southern parts of Florida. Like Key West, Miami,...

Hanger Steak Sandwich

It doesn’t get much better than a steak sandwich! There are so many variations of a steak sandwich, mainly because of the different types of cuts of beef. I decided to go with one of the most underrated cuts, the Hanger Steak. What is Hanger Steak? Hanger steak is known as the butcher’s cut or the hanging tenderloin. It is tender and full of flavor. It is taken from the plate, which is the upper belly of the cow. The reason it is known as the butcher’s cut, is because the butcher would commonly keep this cut for himself. The...

Smoked Meatball Subs

One of my favorite meals as a kid was meatball subs. Every now and then my mom would serve it as spaghetti and we all let her know that Meatball Subs are what we want. There is something about each bite sinking into the flavorful meatballs with the gooey cheese that I couldn’t get enough of! Now, it was only when I became an adult that I made my own and I smoke them every single time! Smoked Meatball Subs are a staple in my household! We make them for family dinners, when we host or even for tailgating, we...

Bourbon Bacon Jam Juicy Lucy

One of my favorite burgers to eat and make is the Juicy Lucy’s! They are stuffed with anything you can imagine and always satisfies my appetite. This version of the Juicy Lucy is stuffed with my homemade Bacon Jam and Colby Cheese, it is simply incredible. Juicy, oozy and cheesy is what you will get every time!  I first heard of a Juicy Lucy on TV, from a restaurant in Minneapolis (where they claim it originated) and my eyes were glued to the TV! I couldn’t believe it took me till my adult years to ever see anything like this!...

Honey Sriracha Poor Man’s Burnt Ends

If you ever had burnt ends and love them, then you’ll fall in love with these Honey Sriracha Poor Man’s Burnt Ends recipe! They are tender, juicy, flavorful and addictive so be sure to make plenty when you host the get together! There are many versions of burnt ends, brisket, pork belly, poor man’s burnt ends (chuck roast and even hot dog burnt ends https://grillnationbbq.com/2022/02/08/hot-dog-burnt-ends/ . https://grillnationbbq.com/2021/02/23/poor-mans-burnt-ends/ All of these are just amazing and are perfect for a BBQ get together! One thing about the poor man’s burnt ends is they are very affordable, which allows you to make them...