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What Is Pork Belly?

What Is Pork Belly?

Pork belly is a thick boneless cut of very fatty pork. Most Americans eat their fill of pork belly each year, but it has been processed first into bacon. However, pork belly is very versatile and, like most cuts of pork, is awesome for adding flavor.Pork belly should be slow-cooked to break down the …
The Best Pulled Pork Sandwich Toppings

The Best Pulled Pork Sandwich Toppings

Pulled pork sandwiches combine the sweet and delectable flavor of tender and juicy pulled pork with the ideal blank slate for creating culinary masterpieces. Toppings for pulled pork sandwiches can be simple and easy or exotic, letting you create something unique with just a few ingredients. Toda …
What is the Best Cut for Pulled Pork?

What is the Best Cut for Pulled Pork?

Pulled pork is one of those magical meals that seems so complicated at first, but is a really simple thing to prepare. All you have to do to create restaurant-quality pulled pork is select the right cut of pork and make some good choices about seasonings. Then it's just a matter of cooking the pork …
Pork Belly vs Bacon: What's the Difference?

Pork Belly vs Bacon: What's the Difference?

We'll start this out with saying all pork belly is bacon, but not all bacon is pork belly. So, exactly what is the difference between pork belly and bacon? Can they be used interchangeably? What exactly is bacon? We'll let you know everything you need to know about bacon, pork belly, when …
How to Prep Pork Bellies for Bacon

How to Prep Pork Bellies for Bacon

Bacon is one of the most popular food items out there. It's salty, crunchy, and savory. When you buy bacon at the grocery store, you never really know what is in it or how it was handled. Making bacon at home is simpler than you may think. We'll walk through the process to show you two popular ways …
Burnt Ends vs Rib Tips

Burnt Ends vs Rib Tips

Burnt ends and rib tips are very different from one another. Burnt ends are made from the point of a well-smoked brisket while rib tips are a byproduct trimmed from St. Louis Style ribs. We've got a nice write-up on burnt ends if you want to know our favorite way to make this treat. Thi …
Sweet & Savory Hollywood Pork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe

Sweet & Savory Hollywood Pork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe

Who doesn't start drooling when there's a plate of crispy, juicy, and smokey burnt ends sitting on the table? While burnt ends used to be Friday night specialties in BBQ joints as a way to make a little money off of leftover scraps, now we see people going out of their way specifically for a cris …
The Best Smoked Meats

The Best Smoked Meats

We know how it is – you're standing there at the butcher counter, looking at all the different cuts of meat and thinking about what you would like to smoke this weekend. Maybe beef, or pork – but what about a whole chicken or some turkey drumsticks? Figuring out the best meat for smoking isn't al …
Sweet and Smokey Hollywood Pork Butt Recipe

Sweet and Smokey Hollywood Pork Butt Recipe

Craving some savory pork butt with a blend of sweet herbs and cane sugar? Check out this easy recipe featuring our Hollywood Blend. Ingredients: 1 bone-in pork shoulder (size of your choice) 2 cups apple juice, in a food-grade spray bottle Bearded Butcher Hollywood Blend …
What is Pulled Pork?

What is Pulled Pork?

Pulled pork is a staple dish at barbecues from the Carolina's to California. It's no surprise – pulled pork is delicious. It's also an inexpensive dish that provides plenty of opportunity for creativity. Some people take their pulled pork seriously, even travelling nationwide to compete in regi …
Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

We're breaking down the difference between these two popular cuts of meat.It would seem like buying ribs for your next cookout would be a simple process, until you're sitting at the butcher's counter trying to choose between spare ribs and baby back ribs. Which one is better? What's different about …
The Perfect Smoked Pork Butt

The Perfect Smoked Pork Butt

How to Make the Best Pulled Pork You've Ever Had Today, it’s all about pulled pork. Pulled pork is an excellent, flavorful way to cook a pork roast. It’s equally delicious between some fresh baked rolls as it is in a giant tortilla with fresh salsa. The smoked pulled pork we are going to show y …