The Best BBQ Ever

Chef-restaurateur Ben Ford shares his authentic barbecue recipes.


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Grilled Little Gem Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon and Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled Little Gem Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon and Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing
Makes 8 - 10
Prep 30 m
Grill 13 m

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Torn Garlic Croutons

Prep 10 m
Bake 8 m

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Corn Tortilla Chips

Corn Tortilla Chips
Makes 10
Prep 5 m
Fry 5 m
Fry per batch

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa
Prep 15 m
Chill up to 5 hours

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BBQ Mop Sauce

BBQ Mop Sauce
Prep 15 m
Cook 5 m

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Texas BBQ Dry Rub

Prep 5 m

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Spicy Texas BBQ Sauce

Spicy Texas BBQ Sauce
Prep 15 m
Cook 120 m
Roast 30 m

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8-Hour Smoked Brisket

8-Hour Smoked Brisket
Prep 15 m
Stand 60 m
Smoke 510 m

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Video: How to Sear a Steak

How to Sear a Steak

Searing is a crucial step in cooking steak. It creates a caramelized crust that seals in juices. Here, Family Circle food editor Julie Miltenberger walks you through the process.


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Mac and Cheese with Smoked Ham Hocks and Fresno Chiles

Mac and Cheese with Smoked Ham Hocks and Fresno Chiles
Makes 10
Prep 30 m
Broil 8 m
Cook 137 m
Bake 30 m

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“Not Too Sweet” Dutch Oven Baked Beans

"Not Too Sweet" Dutch Oven Baked Beans
Prep 20 m
Cook 15 m
Slow Cook 540 m
Soak overnight
Slow Cook on LOW

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How To Grill Vegetables

How To Grill Vegetables

Learn how to grill vegetables to tender perfection in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.


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Texas Summer Shandy

Texas Summer Shandy
Makes 10
Prep 20 m

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Hill Country Peach Crisp with Pecan Topping

Hill Country Peach Crisp with Pecan Topping
Makes 8 - 10
Prep 15 m
Cook 2 m
Bake 60 m