Red, white and ’cue

Red, white and ’cue

Styles and tastes may vary, but barbecue is all-American
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Kevin McDevitt, manager of Serious Texas Bar-B-Q on North Main Avenue, places ribs in a digitally controlled smoker oven set at low temperature. Once meat is seasoned, it can be in the oven for six to 12 hours, depending on the recipe. “Low” and “slow” are the words experts use when advising cooks how to achieve maximum flavor and tenderness from backyard barbecue.
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Jessi Wymore, of Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, coats pork ribs before they go into the oven. Dry rubs always include salt and sugar, plus the desired combination of seasonings.
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A pulled pork sandwich and baked beans are ready to be eaten at T’s Smokehouse & Grill. Barbecued, slow-cooked pork is kept intact and pulled immediately upon order, rather than prepared in advance, to maintain juiciness and color.
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Jessi Wymore of Serious Texas Bar-B-Q coats pork ribs with the restaurant’s special rub before cooking. All less-marbled meats benefit from seasoned rubs because the combination of ingredients breaks down protein to tenderize the meat.
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Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Note: This recipe won first place at the 2013 Men Who Grill fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center.
Yield: About 3 cups
Ingredients:
1 cup whiskey (Jack Daniel’s works just fine)
1 cup ketchup
½ cup dark...

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Kansas City Barbecue Rub

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
¼ cup Lawry’s seasoned salt
¼ cup garlic salt
¼ cup celery salt
¼ cup onion salt
½ cup paprika
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons black pepper
1...

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Bob’s Basic Barbecue Sauce

Note: For hotter sauce, add 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes. For sweeter, stickier sauce, double the molasses to 2 tablespoons.
Ingredients:
1 cup root beer
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup orange...

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