Our list of top-10 most popular BBQ recipes runs the gamut. It shores up some of the best flavors and traditions in BBQ: Texas-style with brisket, sweet-and-savory with Asian salmon, rich and meaty with classic BBQ ribs, and absolutely loaded with melty, smoky flavor with a smoked queso blanco.
And the fun doesn’t stop there.
A variety of techniques and BBQ basics are represented in this year’s list, too. Whether you aren’t sure how to trim a brisket or get a rack of ribs ready for the grill, or if you need to know the fastest way to get a BBQ dinner on the table, or if you’re looking for that one secret ingredient that is going to take your cooking to the next level, this list of top recipes is at your service.
Here’s the quick list, with details and images below:
1) Texas-Style World Champion BBQ Brisket
2) Oven Baked Asian BBQ Salmon
3) Classic BBQ Ribs, From Start to Finish
4) Smoked Queso Blanco
5) Sweet & Spicy Pork Chop
6) Slow-Cooker Ribs
7) Ultimate Cuban Sandwich
8) Pork Tenderloin
9) Cowboy Hot Dog Bar
10) Marinated Meatloaf
Texas-Style World Championship BBQ Brisket
This brisket recipe is the gold standard. Spoil yourself and get a full packer Prime Brisket with a thick flat. A version of this recipe has earned numerous top-10 calls at competition, including a 2nd and 4th at the San Antonio Rodeo.
Oven Baked Asian BBQ Salmon
This recipe proves that with just a few ingredients—including our Hot & Spicy BBQ sauce—you can turn dinner into a celebration. We love this recipe because it’s an easy way to fancy up a weeknight, and it’s the perfect thing to prepare for those guests you want to impress—YOU love this recipe because it’s quick, it’s easy, and the entire family clamors for seconds.
Classic BBQ Ribs, From Start to Finish
This how-to for Classic BBQ Ribs from start to finish by a world-champion BBQer is one of our most popular of 2019. When you make these for friends and family, trust us—you won’t waste time with plates.
Smoked Queso Blanco
BBQ World Champion Doug Scheiding of Rogue Cookers came up with this meltiest of quesos, which spends a full hour on your smoker. The addition of sausage and jalapenos sends the flavor profile of this debonair dip into the stratosphere.
Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops
Want to make your ‘chops sing? Take ’em sweet and spicy. Our recipe for Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops is a quick and easy way to get it done, with the added fanfare of a sweet sauce made from butter, our Sweet & Spicy Seasoning, peach juice, brown sugar, and honey.
Slow Cooker Classic BBQ Ribs
When you’re in a pinch, the slow-cooker can do a lot of the heavy lifting of getting supper on the table for you—even when it’s BBQ you want on the menu. Take care of your workday while these Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs simmer and tenderize, then caramelize them right before you ring the dinner bell.
Ultimate Cuban Sandwich
Grillseeker Matt Eads built this monster sandwich with thick, juicy layers of seasoned pork shoulder, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles. You might need to unhinge your jaw for this one.
BBQ Pork Tenderloin
How to know when delicious is about to happen: When dinner has 5 ingredients, and two of them are Head Country. This pork tenderloin couldn’t be a simpler cook, and with just a tad of effort you’ll be having friends and neighbors lined up around the block. The peach preserves make this recipe one of our very favorite things to do with a couple of tendies.
Cowboy Hot Dog Bar
When you’re feeding a crowd, there’s nothing more fun than offering plates your guests top themselves. This Cowboy Hot Dog bar is the backyard version of top-your-own-pizza, complete with fried onion rings, bacon, blue cheese, and, of course, our full line-up of BBQ sauce flavors—just to name a few of our toppings ideas. This isn’t so much a recipe as it is an invitation to a good time.
This meatloaf comes complete with a bacon-woven crust. We needn’t say more, but we’re going to: This recipe uses both beef and breakfast sausage to add flavor to a dish that’s already bursting with it. Serve this meatloaf when it’s comfort food you’re looking for, or at any gathering of friends and family where a flavorful rendition of a nostalgic dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Don’t forget to load up on Head Country BBQ sauce, seasoning, and marinade before you start your cooking adventures. You’ll need some of our Original Championship Seasoning if you’re planning on cooking any of the meals above. It might not hurt to pick up a Head Country hat or an apron, too—if you’re going to cook like a BBQ champion, why not look the part? Find us in a store near you with our store locater, or order online.