• Charcoal Chicken

    Charcoal chicken sounds more complex than it actually is! Basically, a whole chicken is cooked indirectly in a BBQ using charcoal lump or briquettes. I like to use a combination of Firebrand BBQ lump and briquettes for chicken and find a chimney full of charcoal is usually enough for the entire cook.

  • How To Cook BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    Follow my '10 Things To Remember For The Ultimate BBQ Beef Ribs' tips and you'll be smashing these bad boys in no time at all. Over the years and through my many beef short rib failures and success, I compiled a list that I wish I had when I smoked my first lot of beef ribs.

  • My Homemade Pork Rub


    3 teaspoons ground sweet paprika
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    2 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper

  • My Stuffed Roast Chicken With Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Rub

    In this post I use the McCormick Grill Mates Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Dry Marinade Rub.

  • Saucy and Sticky Beef Chuck Roast Burnt Ends

    Beef burnt ends are often called 'Poor Man's Burnt Ends' and are not burnt, despite their name. They have a scrumptious dark crust that makes them look burnt. Classic burnt ends are made from brisket which these days can be quite costly. I actually prefer using a beef chuck roast because it's packed full of flavour and doesnt take as long. My beef burnt ends are crispy, saucy, sticky and super tender morsels of goodness. The secret is allowing time! Dont attempt this recipe if you're time poor because I focus on temp with these burnt ends, not time. What I can tell you is that you'll needs at least 6 to 8 hours to achieve melt in the mouth burnt ends from start to finish.  I cook these on weekends or holidays not during the week when my day job keeps me quite busy and I dont have that many hours spare.

    For this recipe, I used a beef chuck roast from Ashburton Meats, a Pro Smoke BBQ Kettle from Barbeques Galore and a mix of briquettes and lump charcoal fuel from Firebrand BBQ. I love using that charcoal from Firebrand BBQ Charcoal because it burns long, clean and hot.

    Hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Be sure to tag me on socials when you make these. I'd love to check them out! Love, Irene XO

  • Sumac Rub

    Perfect for BBQ Lamb & Beef.