This weekend, the best minds in Texas barbecue will converge at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Fest in Austin. More than 30 BBQ joints across the state will show off tender cuts of brisket, juicy ribs and sausage, and smoke rings so pretty your eyes will sparkle looking at it!
In celebration of Texas’ best barbecue, we’ve compiled a few of tasty recipes and tips from some of the places participating this year — and don’t forget the wine! Scroll for wine ideas below!
It just so happens we’re showing off a few other “Best Of’s” on this weekend’s episode of Goodtaste — pizza and breakfast tacos, anyone? Watch here!
Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue
Your next trip to East Texas must include a stop at Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue in Tyler! Texas Monthly ranked it as one of the Top 50 Barbecue Stops “In The World!” Come for the barbecue, stay for the bourbon and nightly live music with drum-playing maestro of the meats, Nick Pencis. We stopped here earlier in our third season — watch for bourbon tasting tips and a taste of his East Texas style rib rub right here!
No need to wait in the line to get a taste of Ronnie Killen’s barbecue in Pearland — you can savor all the sweet meats right here from our first season! You can get the recipe for their mouthwatering baked beans, made with shredded rib meat, right here.
It’s All Good BBQ
It really is “all good” at It’s All Good BBQ in Spicewood! This Hill Country gem has been racking up the awards on their finger lickin’ fare at every major BBQ cookoff in Texas! Go behind the scenes with these pitmasters while you bake up a pan of their creamy tater tot casserole. Watch here!
Want to try your hand at brisket making? Our friends at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin gave us a lowdown of the meaning of “low and slow.” Watch their tips for the home cook right here and don’t forget to serve it up with their sensational side dish, the serrano cheese spinach! Get the recipe right here.
Wine Finds For Marvelous Meats!
Beer and brisket are a natural combination, but wine can really meld those rich brisket flavors together beautifully!
Check out my wine finds for brisket right here! The best part? I found them all at H-E-B!