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Doug Attempts to Make St. Louis Style BBQ

St. Louis Style BBQ
St. Louis Style BBQ

The weekend is reserved for big parties and BBQ.  I recently came upon an awesome recipe on St. Louis Style BBQ. I have long touted that I am not a chef and every now and again I stumble upon something I want to try. My wife is definitely the chef in the family.

I enjoy watching the Food Network and Cooking Channel, but KMOS-TV recently added Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen on Channel 6.2 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.  They did a St. Louis Style BBQ that looked simple to try.

Here are the ingredients: pork steak, Maulls BBQ sauce, Budweiser and pepper.

I took their approach to give it a whirl. Buying the perfect steaks was the hard part, but we bought pork steaks and country ribs just to see the difference. Be sure not to get the leaner types as you want the fat in it.

Take the pork, put pepper on it. Bring it to the grill, put it on high to sear the meat about 4-5 minutes on each side. Pour the Budweiser and Maull’s BBQ Sauce into a large disposable aluminum container that fits in your grill. We decided to use two bottles of Budweiser and BBQ sauce since we had a lot of meat. After searing the meat, place the pork into the container and bath the pork in the sauce. Turn the BBQ grill to low and cover the container. Let it sit for an hour and a half on the grill.

The smells from the grill were amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Once the time expired, we placed it at the table with knives that were not really needed.  Everything came out perfect and tender. The only thing my wife and I said we’d do differently is use less of the beer and make sure the Sweet and Smoky sauce was the one we used from Maull’s.

It was definitely worth the try. Even my kids rejoiced and said, “Dad found another thing he can cook.” If I can do it, so can you. I still prefer Kansas City BBQ better, but this was very much worth the attempt.  Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes.

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