Matt Pittman’s method for smoking pork butt includes all the details that make the difference, from how to create a killer bark to the best ways to gauge tenderness. His method for adding even more flavor during shredding is easy yet genius. Don’t skip it.
Find out why Matt Pittman calls these giant beef ribs “the best bite in barbecue, end of story.” Though you can find these dinosaur-sized beef plate racks in just about any supermarket in Texas, folks living in other parts of the country may need to buy them mail order or ask their butcher to special order them. (If so, ask for a 123A rib.) While short ribs can come from this cut, you want these monster ribs to be long, at least 8 inches and up to a foot in length. When it comes to flavoring them, Texas barbecue seasoning is mainly salt and pepper, but Matt likes the added garlic in his Holy Cow BBQ Rub. Alternatively, you can use a mix of Traeger Coffee Rub and Traeger Beef Rub, a favorite combo from Traeger's Chad Ward.
Matt Pittman keeps this brisket simple but shares all the secrets to its success here. In Texas, brisket is mainly seasoned with salt and black pepper, but most BBQ joints in the Lone Star State will add a little something else, like Lowry’s, too. Matt goes with a liberal coating of his Holy Cow BBQ Rub followed by a light sprinkling of his Holy Gospel BBQ Rub. Other great options are Traeger Beef Rub or Prime Rib Rub. No matter what you season it with, if you follow Matt's advice, you'll wind up with slices of some damn fine brisket.
Bite-sized BBQ deliciousness. Pork belly is slow-smoked, then tossed and sauced for a sweet, caramelized finish. Serve them as an appetizer and they won’t last long.
With the perfect balance of sweet and heat, these spares are hard to beat. Matt Pittman's recipe combines two different rubs, an apple juice spritz, and a sweet, saucy finish for BBQ rib perfection.
Grab your rib bib & sink your teeth into these tender, sweet, and spicy ribs. They smoke low and slow, and are definitely worth the wait.
Massage your chicken breasts with a smattering of spices, grill them hot and fast, and mop them with a mix of Traeger BBQ sauces for perfectly tangy chicken.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this BBQ chicken recipe. Smoke and sauce bring out the flavor of these legs, making for an easy meal for any night of the week.
Classic BBQ chicken thighs are juicy and tender, infused with wood-fired flavor. Serve at your backyard BBQ with baked beans and chilled beer.
Inspired by carnitas, in which pork is cooked low and slow then crisped over high heat, this take uses beef flavored with Traeger Coffee rub that’s smoked for hours then braised until fall apart tender. Note: You’ll need to cook the meat for about 8 hours, so plan ahead. After getting shredded, the beef gets quickly seared on the flat top until crisp on the edges for an amazing contrast of textures. Serve the beef as main dish with sides like French fries, rice, cooked greens, or coleslaw or use the tender meat, topped with cheese if you like, in sandwiches, wraps, or tacos and serve the braising liquid on the side for dunking.