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

Double Smoked Sliders

Cold cuts smoked on my pellet smoker then added to a slider buns with cheese and smoked again to melt said cheese to make double smoked sliders

Pork Belly Hot Dogs

Pork Belly cut into hot dog bun lengths, smoked, seared and then put on a bun with creamy mustard, pineapple jalapeño and an agave drizzle to form Pork Belly Hot Dogs.

Whole Hog Part III

A whole hog, butterflied and laid flat on its back before it is seasoned, injected and then smoked for many hours until uber tender, juicy and delicious.