10 Best Bbq Books

Updated on: November 2023

Best Bbq Books in 2023


Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
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Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue: A Cookbook

Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue: A Cookbook
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
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BBQ&A with Myron Mixon: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Barbecue

BBQ&A with Myron Mixon: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Barbecue
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023

Project Smoke

Project Smoke
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
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Cool Smoke: The Art of Great Barbecue

Cool Smoke: The Art of Great Barbecue
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
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Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom

Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
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The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Epic Cut of Meat

The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Epic Cut of Meat
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023

Smoked: One Man's Journey to Find Incredible Recipes, Standout Pitmasters and the Stories Behind Them

Smoked: One Man's Journey to Find Incredible Recipes, Standout Pitmasters and the Stories Behind Them
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023

Oven Ribs with Bourbon and Peaches

BBQ Ribs, oven baked and bourbon, two of the main food groups. Here is a recipe using these two essential foods combining a third, peaches with just enough heat to please everyone.

As with any recipe good ingredients make for good results. Some people feel they can use a cheap bourbon, beer, wine, etc. when they see it in a recipe; however, those foul tasting cheap products will taste foul in your finished product. Buy and use a good bourbon. I like to use Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight . This is an authentic bourbon made in Frankfort, Kentucky with a wonderful complex flavor. You can purchase a BBQ sauce from the distillery made from the bourbon or use my recipe.

The method used here is the stove and oven method but I also make these ribs while camping over an open fire in my Dutch oven. When I use the Dutch oven, I eliminate the roasting in the water step and add that time as cooking time in the Dutch oven.

You can prepare the sauce separate and use it on beef ribs, chicken, and pork shoulder.

Ribs

5 pounds pork ribs

2 cups water

1 ½ tbsp. ground black pepper

Sauce

1 can (28oz.) tomato puree

½ cup cider vinegar

½ cup peach preserves

3/4 cup Bourbon

1/3 cup prepared brown mustard

3 tbsp. Lemon juice

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

3 tbsp. butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Arrange ribs on a rack in a large roasting pan, sprinkle with black pepper and add water.

Cover with heavy foil and bake for 1 hour.

Prepare sauce.

Combine tomato puree, vinegar, peach preserves, bourbon, mustard, lemon juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and butter in large heavy sauce pan. Slowly bring to a bowl stirring regularly. Simmer uncovered 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove ribs from oven and drain off water.

Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees.

Pour 2 cups of barbecue sauce over the ribs and bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Brush with additional sauce right before serving.

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