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Barbecue Recipes

News August 22, 2014

So you�ve got your amazing pool from Keith Zars Pools, and you have the outdoor kitchen that you�ve been dreaming about for years. All your family and friends are excited to come over and experience your dream backyard� but what should you make for them?

Here in Texas, we all know that you can�t go wrong with Barbecue. If you�re looking for some awesome Texas BBQ recipes, you�ve got them. We found these recipes scattered throughout the web, and we�re not taking credit for any of them. We just wanted to give our customers a one-stop shop for all things Texas barbecue so you can have fantastic summer barbecue recipes that will leave your guests WOW-ed.

BBQ Sauce

Bourbon-Bacon Barbecue Sauce

What you�ll need:

  • 1/2 cup bacon of your choice � diced
  • 1/2 cup red onions � diced
  • 2 garlic cloves � chopped
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What you�ll need to do:
Cook bacon in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until crisp (8 minutes)

Set bacon aside in small bowl, leaving the fat in the pan.

Reduce heat to medium-low, add onion and cook until tender � stirring occasionally (3 minutes)

Add garlic to pan and cook until fragrant (30-60 seconds)

Add all other ingredients and whisk until mixed

Stir in bacon and bring mixture to a boil

Reduce heat to low and simmer. Stir the mixture occasionally until thickened and holds a line on the back of a wooden spoon when you drag a finger through it (25 minutes)

You can add more salt and pepper if necessary.


Tried and True Texas Brisket

What you�ll need:

  • 1 whole brisket
  • 2/3-1 cup soy sauce (depending on your taste)
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can beef broth

What you�ll need to do:

Fire up your grill and allow the temperature to stabilize around 250 degrees. Wet the brisket with soy sauce and put some garlic salt and ground pepper on it (about 1 teaspoon each).

When the grill is ready, put the meat on it with the fatty side up so it will moisten while cooking. Close the lid and cook for 4 hours. Don�t open the lid.

After 4 hours, you can mop the brisket with beef broth to keep it from drying out. When the internal temperature reaches 175-180 degrees, pull it out and wrap it in heavy-duty aluminum foil, pouring the rest of the beef broth onto the brisket. Put it back on the grill and continue cooking until the internal temperature is 190 degrees (about 1 hour). Remove from foil. Let it rest for a little while, but don�t let the temperature drop below 145 degrees.

That�s it! Time to eat.

What�s your favorite BBQ recipe? Tell us in a comment� we love to try new things!