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Our favorite articles about grilling, smoking and grill recipes on TexasHomesteader.com

How To Spatchcock & Smoke A Turkey With Pecan Wood

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Have you heard of cooking a chicken ‘spatchcock’ style? That’s simply where you open the whole chicken and spread it out flat. It cooks much faster that way.

But we were wondering if we could do the same thing with a larger bird. Perhaps our holiday Turkey? So we sat out to experiment.

Spatchcock smoked turkey cooks much faster than a whole bird traditionally roasted in the oven. The flavor is deep and delicious. #TexasHomesteader

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Planned Leftovers: Leftover Grilled Vegetable & Chicken Fajitas

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Planned leftovers is purposely cooking more at one meal with the intent of turning those leftovers into a completely different kind of meal the next night.

We’d purposely grilled more chicken & vegetables so I could incorporate planned leftovers for the next day (which means a night off cooking!) That excess grilled food was quickly changed into delicious homemade chicken fajitas in minutes.

Planned Leftovers - We purposely grilled more chicken breasts & vegetables so we could turn the purposeful leftovers into chicken fajitas. #TexasHomesteader

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Pecan-Wood Smoked Meat For Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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RancherMan keeps our chest freezer filled with wild hog meat. I’ve made many dishes with this lean, mild-tasting wild pork. Many of those recipes are listed below. (Although you could use commercial pork instead)

But recently we were preparing for our annual family reunion. We decided to serve pulled-pork sandwiches with some of this wild-hog meat. But RancherMan wanted to smoke it with pecan wood before shredding it for sandwiches. It turned out Aaaaaaaahhhhh-MAZING!

Delicious Smoked Pork using pecan wood smoke. Delicious. And shredding all that meat can be done in minutes using our shortcut. #TexasHomesteader

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BBQ Rub & Beer-Based Mop Sauce Recipe

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It’s grilling season, y’all! And that means you’ll need a good BBQ rub and mop sauce. Boy do I have a treat for you!

RancherMan was planning to smoke a whole grill-full of pork roasts using pecan wood. But he needed a flavorful BBQ Rub & Mop Sauce. And he certainly found a good one!

A delicious beer/coffee based BBQ mop sauce and dry rub recipe for smoked meat on the grill. Super easy to whip up in a flash. #TexasHomesteader

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Wild Game Recipe: Wild Hog Pork Ribs On The Grill

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Wild hogs are a problem here in NE Texas, their destruction is far-reaching and often severe.  These destructive creatures sweep across our fields in great quantities & root huge holes in our pastures overnight. This damage not only destroys the pasture grasses we rely on to feed our cattle, but can be damaging to our equipment as well.

But the good news is these wild hogs are just pork – escaped domestic hogs that have re-bred for years in the wild. RancherMan is an accomplished hunter. Since these wild hogs are so plentiful on our homestead it’s very common for us to have an abundance of wild pork in our freezer at any given time.

I’ve written before about some of the many ways I cook this meat such as Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Slow Cooker Pork Roast w/Red Wine, But today I’m writing about that sweet rite of Barbeque-Season passage – Pork Ribs on the grill!

RancherMan is an accomplished hunter and wild pork is plentiful here in NE Texas. Today he invited over dinner guests & grilled up some ribs! #TexasHomesteader

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