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  • eugenek
    Former Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 214
    • SoCal

    What are your top 3 favorite BBQ dishes to make/eat?

    Hey all, curious to see what BBQ dishes you like to make versus to eat. What dishes make you feel like a real pitmaster and what dishes really satisfy your palate? They can be identical lists and as broad or specific as you like. I'll start it off:

    What are your top 3 favorite BBQ dishes to make?

    1) Beef short ribs
    2) Crispy pork belly
    3) Beef leg shank

    What are your top 3 favorite BBQ dishes to eat?

    1) Beef short ribs
    2) Korean thin sliced brisket
    3) Fall-off-the-bone pork loin ribs
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15381
    • central MI, USA
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    #2
    Make:

    1) Pork ribs
    2) Whole Chickens
    3) Beef, ribs or pulled beef

    Eat:

    1) Beef ribs (or pulled beef)
    2) Pork ribs
    3) Chickens

    This was a tough choice as fas as eating, as I really like them all, but if budget were of no concern I would go with this "eat" order.

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    • Jon Solberg
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 4729

      #3
      Great thread eugene

      Make:
      Pork Ribs (any style)
      Chicken (any style)
      Pork Butt - pulled or sliced

      Eat:
      SEE ABOVE!


      Now grillin is a whole different story.
      Last edited by Jon Solberg; November 21, 2014, 06:32 PM.

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      • The Burn
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 960
        • West Chester, PA
        • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
          Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
          Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

          Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
          Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
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        #4
        Pulled Pork, Brisket, Boneless Leg of Lamb are the things that make me feel like a pitmaster. Nothing like pulling that meteorite out of the smoker and then taking that first taste. When I get my brisket just right, it's my favorite thing to eat. The lamb probably gets me the most and best compliments and is one of my favorites to eat too.

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        • HC in SC
          Former Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 476
          • SC Lowcountry

          #5
          Make:

          1. Split chicken breasts / Leg Quarters (with pecan)
          2. Pork butt (with apple + Memphis Dust)
          3. Carne Asada (marinated skirt steak + mix of oak, hickory and apple)

          Eat:

          1. Filet Mignon @ Ruths' Chris (multiple locations)
          2. Pork Ribs @ Sweatman's BBQ (Eutawville, SC)
          3. Tied for 3rd:
          Memphis Burger (with bacon, banana slices and house-made peanut butter) @ Sesame's (N. Charleston, SC)
          (Don't knock it until you have tried it)
          Griddle seared Sabrett kosher hot dog w/ Meathead's Sabrett-style onion sauce @ my house.
          Last edited by HC in SC; November 22, 2014, 07:51 AM.

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          • smarkley
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1421

            #6
            Make:

            1. Pulled Chuck
            2. Beef Ribs
            3. Pork Ribs

            Eat:

            See above!

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            • Henrik
              Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
              • Jul 2014
              • 4480
              • Stockholm, Sweden

              #7
              Make:
              1. Beef tenderloin. Holy cow, that's good.
              2. Pulled pork
              3. Chicken

              Eat:
              1. Brisket
              2. Ribs
              3. Pulled pork

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              • _John_
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 2394

                #8
                Make:
                1. Pulled Pork
                2. Ribs
                3. Pork Loin

                Eat:
                1. Brisket
                2. Pulled Pork
                3. Ribs

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                • David Parrish
                  Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                  • May 2014
                  • 4901
                  • Charlotte, NC

                  #9
                  Make:
                  1. Pulled Pork
                  2. Bone in chicken with skin
                  3. Ribs

                  Eat:
                  1. Pulled Pork
                  2. Brisket
                  3. Ribs

                  I also love pulled chuck roast and boneless short ribs.

                  and Prime Rib... Hmmm PR may need to go on the list above...

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                  • cdd315
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 357
                    • Warman, Saskatchewan Canada
                    • Curtis D

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                    #10
                    Make:
                    1. Beef Ribs
                    2. Pulled Pork
                    3. Chicken (any)

                    Eat:
                    1. Beef Ribs
                    2. Beef Ribs
                    3. Beef Ribs

                    Ya, just like that

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                    • SmokinBee BBQ
                      Former Member
                      • Nov 2014
                      • 7
                      • Missouri

                      #11
                      Make Pork ribs Whole chicken Pulled pork Eat Beef tenderloin Pulled pork Chicken wings on PBC

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                      • Beefchop
                        Charter Member
                        • Oct 2014
                        • 477
                        • Lafayette, LA
                        • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

                        #12
                        1. Ribs
                        2. Bacon
                        3. Boudin or Homemade Sausage

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                        • Eastonbeef
                          Eastonbeef commented
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                          Mr. Beefchop, I make my own sausage also.
                          I tried a recipe for boudin because it seems to have all the flavors I love. It was disappointing.
                          I'm sure boudin recipes must be very regional, but would you have any tips for me to make a good authentic boudin?
                          Thank You!

                        • Beefchop
                          Beefchop commented
                          Editing a comment
                          Awesome! I'm thinking of starting a thread on sausage making. Boudin is a regional specialty that I haven't yet attempted. I've cooked it, but haven't stuffed my own. I know that they use a mixture of pork and rice and am checking around with the locals to see if anyone has a good recipe/tutorial.

                          I'll share what I learn ASAP.
                      • SwampDonkeyzBBQ
                        Charter Member
                        • Sep 2014
                        • 419
                        • Huntsville, Tx

                        #13
                        Make & Eat:
                        1. Pork Butt
                        2. Brisket
                        3. Any type of Rib

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                        • bbqoaf
                          Former Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 751
                          • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                          #14
                          Make:
                          1 - 3 Anything new I have not tried or perfected yet. I have the most fun creating and experimenting hands down.

                          Eat:
                          1. Prime grade prime rib or ribeye steak.
                          2. Brisket.
                          3. Smoked salmon or trout (if fish is really fresh and wild, if not, can't go wrong with a steakhouse burger or the Korean Kalbi on this website).

                          Comment

                          • IrondeQuer
                            Founding Member
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 236
                            • Irondequoit, NY
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                            #15
                            Make:
                            1. Brisket
                            2. Ribs
                            3. Pulled Pork

                            Eat:
                            1. Ribs
                            2. ABTs and other appetizers
                            3. Chicken

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