tailgating

Two glasses of bacon bourbon with strips of cooked bacon in each glass and a bottle of bourbon in the background.

Bacon-Infused Bourbon

Bacon. Bourbon. Boom. The smokiness of cured pork lends its subtle loveliness to the South’s smoothest booze.

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  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 6
Chops from a spice-glazed grilled pork loin on a cutting board with a glass of stout.

Grilled Pork Loin

No more helplessly watching as the chops you toss on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Not with this flawless technique that cooks the pork loin whole and slices it AFTER grilling.

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  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 23
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A loaf of Italian bread filled with buffalo chicken dip, with a dish of blue cheese dip and a few beers on the side.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Sorta a mashup of buffalo chicken wings and cheese dip, this little number works gratifyingly well as an app, though we find it rather difficult to save space for anything else.

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  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
A white bowl with some Memphis BBQ mop sauce and a spoon in it with a bottle of sauce on the side.

Memphis BBQ Mop Sauce

Finally, a mop sauce that achieves the ever elusive balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy. And you’re gonna wanna slather it on everything you pull off the grill.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Yep, you can turn out authentic grilled jerk chicken that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean. But at home.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
Two smoked spareribs and a knife on a slab of stone

Smoked Spare Ribs

Authentic barbecue joint flavor from your own backyard. No smoker required. Actually, no smoking experience required, either.

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  • 30 M
  • 6 H
  • 4
A platter of pickle-brined fried chicken with pieces of dill pickle, and a bottle of beer.

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! Folks are calling it fried chicken perfection. And you won’t want to skip the Sriracha honey dipping sauce.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
A whole smoked pork shoulder.

Smoked Pork Shoulder

With its simple and soulful dry rub and foolproof instructions, this smoked pork butt means no more standing in line ever again for takeout ‘cue. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22 H
  • 30