About Mitch Benjamin

Mitch Benjamin, founder of the Meat Mitch competition BBQ team and brand, is the inventor of sauces and rubs that are consistently among the most award-winning and decorated in the country. The Meat Mitch competition team has won the prestigious American Royal BBQ Sauce World Championship Competition, The Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Sauce Competition, and finished with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the heralded National Barbecue and Grilling Competition. Meat Mitch products can be found in stores and national chains throughout the US and in more than a dozen countries around the world. @meatmitch

A piece of smoked salmon with bourbon marinade on a baking sheet with lemon slices and a fork.

Smoked Salmon with Bourbon Marinade

Give your smoker something to look forward to—sweet tea and bourbon are a swoon-worthy marinade for a salmon fillet. Leftovers are perfect for bagels and cream cheese.

Three crab cakes with ritz crackers on a metal tray with a small bowl of lemon butter, lemon wedges, and dill sprigs nearby.

Crab Cakes with Ritz Crackers

Plump little bits of crab and not much else, these morsels are better than typical crab cakes. A crisp crust and a buttery lemon sauce are all it takes to make dinner perfect.

A bowl of Texas-style chili with pork and brisket with a fork, spoon, and bowls of lime, cilantro, and pickled jalapenos on the side.

Texas-Style Chili with Pork and Brisket

This meaty chili brings everyone to the table. The complex flavors are thanks to three different types of meat, a good helping of spices, and tequila. That’s right—it’s a party!