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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review

The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers


The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.

Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review

Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only

Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review

Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order



Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

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  • Top | #1

    Squeakin By / Makin do...

    Same as yerselves, I ain't always got th time, motivation, or inclination to do up a culinary masterpiece...such is Life, at least, hereabouts.

    Sometimes, I jus gotta eat / git some food in my belly, then..Bedtime, fer Bonzo...

    What I decided upon, long many years ago, is: even if I utilize cheater foods, is to make it more 'alive', by addin additional seasonins / toppins / tweaks...

    Case in point:

    MBB*, (Frozen): Egg, Jalapeño, sausage, tater, cheese...

    *Microwave Breakfast Burrito

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    After mfr's recommended 1:30 MW time, an a 2 min~ rest: sprinkled with some Head Country Original Championship Seasonin...

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    So far, so good, huh?

    Fortunately, I jus seem, inexplicably, to (always) happen to have a ginormous surplus of extra-sharp shredded cheddar, strange as it might seem, to some...
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    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      Sharp Cheddar should be a household staple in any good home, if you ask me :-)

    • Steve R.
      Steve R. commented
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      Mr. Bones, with all that cheddar cheese on hand, just think how much you're saving on toilet paper!

    • surfdog
      surfdog commented
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      Confused as to the reference that you & Henrik made about extra-sharp and sharp cheddar, respectively.

      Are you meaning to imply that it comes otherwise?
      Why? LOL

  • Top | #3
    Another Bonesy Masterpiece!


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      hardly, but thanks fer yer kind words, amigo!
      Oops: I mean, Cap'n, SIR!!!

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    After addin sharp cheddar, or cheese of my / yer choice, I also hit mine with a shot of chili powder...then, another 30-45 secs in th Nukerator , to melt things nicely; adjust receipt, dependin on yer MW's wattage / cook times...
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    • CaptainMike
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      What, no holler-painyos? Alas, like the Mona Lisa, your masterpiece is unfinished.
      Last edited by CaptainMike; May 15th, 2019, 03:22 PM.

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      True Dat, coulda / shoulda added jalapeños, sour cream, black olives, frijoles, guac, green onions, lime, cilantro, more salsa etc.
      It was actually at "Fine", when consumed, but there's always room fer improvement, levels of upgrade...
      Have it Yer Way, totally my point, even with everyday stuff...

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    Looks pretty dang good to me, Bones. Frozen or not, I'd shovel it down.


    • Mr. Bones
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      I was shocked at the language she used.
      When I was jus a young man, I, too, was shocked to hear such language emanatin from a GA...sometimes, even intrigued/mesmerized; often much to my subsequent detriment...
      Live an Learn...
      Nowadays, I revel in th fact, each day, that I don't haveta listen to that, anymore.
      It's really purty (comparatively) easy to deal with Smokey's needs / wants, an I am well rewarded fer doin so, unlike some previous experiences.
      We good, here!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      P.S.: Sorry ya got yiked at, kinda on my account, Brother!
      Seems She's fairly twitchy, bout Her beans, like we previous discussed...fair enough...
      I'll gladly feed Her some of mine, when yall stop through; jus won't give Her no receipt...

    • klflowers
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      That's OK, Bonesy. I get fussed at in new and unusual ways kind of frequently for reasons that only involve me.

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    Actually, it was all fit to eat, jus fine...
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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Whoops, looks like it's just about finished now!

    • gcdmd
      gcdmd commented
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      It looks like you've hit the major food groups, including an ample supply of chips, in the background.

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    You are not alone.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      good to know, lol
      feels like it, most times...
      Enjoy yer vacay in chill-ay!
      In many ways, miss my time in CA, never got to travel to SA, yet...

    • holehogg
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      You are welcome to pop in or stay awhile anytime Mr. Bones it would be an honour.

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      I once 'lived' midway between Sicily, an Tripoli, Libya, fer quite some time...
      Closest to Africa I've resided, but mebbe I'll git lucky, find a way there! Could Happen!
      I am honoured to even be invited, an deeply touched, Brother!
      Blessins upon all yall, there: family, friends, inner braai circle

  • Top | #8
    That looks great to me.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      many Thanks, Brother..
      certainly, minimal effort went into it, but Good Food come out th other end, which is entirely th point of this post...
      doll stuff up, a bit, an ya don't never have to settle fer humdrum...

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    Started here:
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    • Top | #10
      I like the premise of this thread. I usually take the time to prepare dinner from scratch, but not always. Last week one evening I just didn't have time so we had "8 can soup". It's just cans of veggies, tomatoes and a can of beanless chili thrown into a pot. It's decent on its own because I buy cans that are already seasoned. But, it's a little light on broth, so I will usually add some V8 juice and some seasongs to "doctor it up" as my wife likes to say.


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Sounds quick, easy, an best of all, Tasty!
        Thanks fer sharin, I'd love to hear even more bout "8 can soup"

    • Top | #11
      Mr. Bones There's not much to it.

      Can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
      Can of Mexican diced tomatoes
      Can of green beans
      Can of Mexican corn
      Can of mixed veggies
      Can of sliced carrots
      Can of sliced potatoes (which I break up a bit because they are kind of big)
      Can of no bean chili

      That's the base. From there, you can get as creative as you want. Don't drain anything - just throw the entire can into a pot. You and your cat can have leftovers for more than a week. :-)


      • Top | #12
        Sounds right tasty, an fillin! Chock fulla vitamings, too.
        Thanks fer sharin one of yer families comfort foods, much appreciated, Brother!


        • Top | #13

          I would so so eat that, and have in similar fashions.

          mine was “Tina’s beef and been” in the green wrapper. Used to get them 5 for a buck on sale a long while back. Did’em up proper too like you with different fixings.

          I think ive seen more pics of this cook than a lot of your others. 😃 I can even smell the cheese, oh wait the kids are eating pasta Alfredo right now.

          Loving this post brother!! Off to bed now.


          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Sweet Dreams, Our Prince!
            Glad ya enjoyed my post, an got yerself some much-needed laughs, as well!
            Sleep well, Brother!
            Worky-Time comes way too dang early...

        • Top | #14
          As Member Recipe Director I have a tough choice to make here. Either we have to create a new junk food category OR I have to distribute Pepto to the winner 😩


          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Lol! It set jus fine, an was posted in th proper place...
            I can work up th receipt, if ya think it's worth postin, Brother!

            Ya ever hanker to see me projectile vomit, then Pepto is a sure, an instant bet, btw...
            it goes in, makes an immediate turnaround, an re-emerges...gaaaccckkk!!!