Want to know how to grill a ribeye steak? Just keep it simple. The only seasonings you need are salt and pepper. No garlic or onion powder, no rosemary or thyme, no barbecue sauce, and steak sauce on a good ribeye is a sin. The cow was nice enough to put all the flavor you need right in the meat, don’t rob it of its sacrifice.

How to Grill a Ribeye Steak

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Parsley and Onion Compound Butter for Grilled Ribeyes

Sauces and Rubs

I typically like my ribeyes naked, but if you want to dress it up, try this compound butter for grilled ribeyes. Compound butter (or Maitre d’Hotel Butter if you want to sound fancy) is nothing more than butter with some kind of flavor added. It’ll add some complexity and mouthfeel to your steaks without overwhelming […]

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Baked Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese

Appetizers and Sides

Some side dishes are quintessential to barbecue.  Macaroni and cheese is one of those sides.  If you are ever stuck for an idea for a great side dish to compliment the smokey flavor of your barbecue, this baked jalapeno macaroni and cheese will fit the bill perfectly.  And, if you don’t like jalapenos, just cut […]

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Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Chicken

Barbecue chicken thighs are what the competition guys generally turn in to the judges for the chicken portion of competitions. They jump through hoops and generally wear themselves out trying to stand out from a hundred other entries, trying to make the perfect bite through skin and putting together a rub that will jump out […]

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How to Brine Chicken

Cooking Tips

Learning how to brine chicken is a must if you want it to be tender and juicy, especially white meat. Brining will help protect your chicken from drying out in your barbecue pit and will help make it more flavorful due to the addition of the salt. Figuring out how to brine chicken is the […]

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Grill

Appetizers and Sides

A lot of people don’t really know how to cook corn on the cob on the grill. Honestly, there’s a lot of different ways to do it. The right way is whatever tastes best to you when it comes off the grill. I prefer to cook mine directly over the fire without the husks or foil. […]

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Stuffed Jalapenos with Cream Cheese and Bacon

Appetizers and Sides

One of my favorite appetizers to make for guests when I’m doing a long barbecue is bacon wrapped, stuffed jalapenos with cream cheese. If you can convince jalapeno haters to give them a try, they usually end up loving them too (just make sure you seed them well). This is standard fare for my backyard.

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