Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin’s Potato Rolls

Beef

Since moving to Louisville, KY a couple of years ago, there is one thing everyone wants to try when they visit me here and that is a Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich. This delicious sandwich was invented back in the early 1900’s to serve late night guests at the Brown Hotel here in Louisville. The Hot […]

Homemade Top Round Roast Beef

Beef

My friend’s at Mason’s Market sent me a beautifully marbled American Wagyu Top Round to try. Top round comes from the Round Primal Cut and is home to inexpensive cuts of meat used for roasts, London Broil, or ground beef. As it is Springtime, and the weather is beautiful, I wanted to do something with […]

Easy Smoked Mac and Cheese

Sauces + Sides

Smoked Mac & Cheese is the Holy Grail of BBQ side dishes. Everyone has their own recipe, but we are all looking for the “one” that pleases your guests as much as the BBQ does. Now, if I said I have that recipe for you, and it is easy to make, would you believe me? […]

How to Grill Beef Chuck Steaks

Beef, Sauces + Sides

Sure you are used to the most popular primal cuts of beef such as rib, loin and their associated sub-primal cuts like ribeye and filet mignon. But, have you taken a deeper look at the chuck (shoulder) primal cut? If not, you should as some incredibly flavorful cuts of beef come from this section and […]

Spicy Smoked Korean Chicken Wings

Chicken

If you are anything like me, chicken wings can be quite addictive. From grilling to smoking and everything in between, cooking chicken wings are one of my favorite things to do. This recipe delivers crispy skin and a sweet and spicy sauce that is so delicious you will want to put it on everything. Now […]

The Best Big Green Egg Pizza Recipe

Pizza

Hello and welcome back to The BBQ Buddha. Making pizza from scratch then cooking it on a Big Green Egg can be challenging. I have cooked pizza several times on my Egg, all with mixed results. I was intent on getting it right and committed myself to self-study before trying again. Well, this time was […]

TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jam Product Review

Product Review

As you know by now, products get sent to The BBQ Buddha all the time. My promise to you is this…if I like it you will hear about it, if not you won’t. This is an occasion where I am more than happy to share the experience with all of you. The fine folks at […]

Big Green Egg Cold Smoked Salmon

Seafood

Hello again and welcome back! This year has started off with a series of blog posts featuring things I have wanted to learn but for one reason or another procrastinated. This post focuses on curing and cold smoking, two areas covered in a great book named Charcuterie The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. For […]

Homemade Smoked Chorizo Sausage

Pork

All good things come to those who wait… at least that’s how the saying goes. Two years ago, I got a great book for Christmas Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. And for two years it has sat on my shelf waiting for me to crack it open. This weekend it was time to […]

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Pork

Hello everyone and welcome back to The BBQ Buddha! This post features a recipe I made last month for a local EGGFest at Brownsboro Hardware here in Louisville, KY. This is an easy and delicious appetizer to make on your Big Green Egg. My friends at Dizzy Pig were kind enough to sponsor me for […]

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