Southern BBQ Classics

Summertime is the perfect time for many to grill and make their favorite barbecue recipes. As a popular past time, it is a favorite way of cooking for family picnics, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Some of the best BBQ recipes come from the Southern United States, which is where barbecuing became very popular prior to the Civil War. With the availability and popularity of pork in that region, many great dishes and recipes have evolved. Below are some great Southern Classics that make for fantastic main dish recipes for any event.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Pulled Pork Sandwiches became a popular recipe after it was found that slow cooking pork shoulder roasts for a long period of time could result in a tender, delicious meal. Before this, the shoulder roast was long thought of as useless. It is very easy to make, though does require a lot of patience since cooking can take up to 12 hours or longer. The meat is pulled apart after cooking and then smothered in sauce before being served on sandwich buns.

Baby Back Ribs: Baby back ribs are another popular classic, and there are many different types of recipes available. Ribs are slowly cooked over indirect heat for several hours until tender. There are basically two types of ribs: wet and dry. Dry ribs are seasoned only with spices, where wet ribs are covered in barbecue sauce.

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