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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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. Today, we're talking specifically about rib tips – culinary curiosities that started out as a cheap way to survive and have now become a defining element of regional barbecue.
  • 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 crispy, burnt end sandwich. Today we’re sharing our favorite sweet and savory pork belly burnt ends recipe so that you can have that perfect sandwich without having to leave your home.
  • The Best Smoked Meats

    Figuring out the best meat for smoking isn't always easy. If you've fallen into the habit of just grabbing baby back ribs or a pork butt every time you fire up the smoker, it can be difficult to be creative and try new things. So we're sharing our favorite cuts, recipes, and seasonings with you and giving some expert tips to make sure your smoked meat is delicious every time.

  • 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. 

  • 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. Let's dive into its history and how to cook it!
  • What Are Pig Wings?

    Where do pig wings come from you may ask? They come from super-rare flying pigs, of course! We're just kidding, and it's probably a good thing that pigs don't fly. If you'd like to learn where pig wings come from and how to cook them, keep reading!
  • Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

    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 cooking baby back ribs over any other type of ribs? Today, we'll show you the differences and give you some tips for preparing the different cuts. It's all about the ribs baby!
  • The Perfect Smoked Pork Butt

    Pulled pork is an excellent, flavorful way to cook a pork roast. We're going to be breaking down the entire process all the way from preparing the pork shoulder, to smoking the meat. This smoked pulled pork recipe is so good, you’ll catch yourself munching on it a la carte.