Category: Pork

If Beef is the king of all proteins on the grill, pork is the common man. The prices are much lower and the higher fat content allows for a much larger margin of error when grilling. Pork shoulder and pork ribs are the bedrock of all barbecue. Sure, the Texans will argue that beef is the true root of barbecue, but pork is much easier to cook (with that extra fat) and not to mention cheaper. 

Pork is not just ribs and shoulder. It also includes ham, pork belly (which can be cured to make bacon), tenderloin, loin, bologna (which is way better than the beef stuff), sausage (also way better than the beef stuff), pork chops, and the oh-so amazing pork steak. The farther from St. Louis you are, the less likely you will know what this is. And let’s not forget the entire animal, because whole hog is maybe the most fun cookout there is. We have multiple whole hog recipes/processes including the traditional runner style cook and a butterflied pig

Grilled Pineapple Rum Ham

Grilled Pineapple Rum Ham is a spiral ham, slathered with pineapple, rum and other goodies, before being smoked on a pellet grill to holiday perfection.

Pork Belly Pig Shots

Pork belly, smoked, wrapped in thick bacon and topped with a cheese and pepper jelly filling, before being smoked again and glazed to form pork belly pig shots.

Peachy Sweet Ribs

Peachy Sweet Ribs are spare ribs trimmed St. Louis style and smoked before being topped with canned peaches, drizzled with the peach syrup and hoisin sauce

Smoked Sausage Skewers

Zatarain’s smoked sausage, skewered and charred over hot embers, flipped over and topped with cheese and either marinara or basil pesto and served on toasted buns or what we call Smoked Sausage Skewers

Red Hot Riplets Ribs

Ribs slathered with a spicy seasoning then placed in a foil boat with honey and butter to finish these sweet heat ribs we call Red Hot Riplets Ribs

Foil Boat Ribs

Foil Boat Ribs: Pork ribs smoked and then placed in a aluminum foil boat with BBQ sauce and butter and smoked some more to a smoky, juicy perfection