Barbecue is one of the most well known foods in America. Whether you like your barbecue sweet, tangy, or spicy, there are many flavors for everyone to enjoy. Since May is National Barbecue Month, check out these different barbecue styles from all over the country and even find out how to make these sauces in your own kitchen!
If you’re a tangy barbecue lover, Memphis style is definitely for you. Memphis is a city that’s big on pork, and usually their barbecue includes garlic, paprika, and other spices that are served with a tangy, thin tomato-based sauce. Memphis style barbeque is known for “wet” and “dry” pork ribs and slow smoked pork shoulders. If you would like to try this at home, click here to see this Memphis-style barbecue sauce recipe. If you are really trying to go all out on Memphis style, take a look at our most versatile grill, the Memphis Pro!
Lexington Style and Eastern Style
Coming straight from North Carolina, both of these styles rely on vinegar and spices, and most recipes call for ketchup. While these styles both use tomatoes and vinegar, Lexington style is more tomato based and Eastern style is more vinegar based. If you’re a sweet barbecue lovin’ person, check out this Lexington Style Barbecue Recipe and this Eastern Style Barbecue Recipe to try at home! These would both be perfect for cooking barbecue on our Wilmington Grill with the smoker box accessory found here!
South Carolina Style
Calling all tangy barbecue lovers! This style is for you. South Carolina style barbecue is pretty similar to North Carolina’s styles, but it differs in that the sauce is more mustard based, including brown sugar and vinegar. To try this amazing barbecue sauce at home, check out this recipe and maybe even try it on one of our Kamado Joe lump charcoal ceramic grills to ensure a rich flavor every time!
If a bold and spicy barbecue is more your flavor, Texas style barbecue will agree with your palate. Though it has more in common with a Southern BBQ style, it’s chopped, sliced, and served between two buns with a LOT of hot sauce. Texas Style beef brisket, cooked low and slow, is one of our favorites. If you would like to try your hand at a homemade Texas style barbecue sauce, click here. A Louisiana pellet grill and smoker is the perfect grill to cook Texas style beef brisket. Make sure to cook with food grade mesquite barbecue pellets to get a bold smoky flavor. Check out Louisiana pellet grills here.
Kansas City Style
No meat is off limits in Kansas City. Their sauce is most commonly a thick, sweet molasses and ketchup-based sauce that is sure to please whoever tries it. Try this recipe at home! Our Echelon Diamond Series grill, containing a stainless steel woodchip smoker with its own 3,000-BTU dedicated burner, would be perfect to grill this style of barbecue.
If you love barbecue as much as we do, go outside with your G&B Energy grill and try some of these recipes. We promise you won’t regret it!