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posted December 26, 2019

Top 10 BBQ Recipes of 2019

Hey BBQ Heroes! We are nearing the end of another year, which means it is time to take a look back at what YOU were loving this year with our annual roundup of the Top 10 Recipes for 2019. These are the most popular posts this year based on traffic to each post. With over 350 recipes on, we let you decide which posts make it to the top 10 with each one of your clicks counting as a vote. We have a few repeats from past years (Sweet Rub and Texas Style Smoked Brisket always make an appearance) but there are a ton of newcomers on the list!

collage of 5 of the top 10 recipes of 2019, including rib rub, new york strip steak, and pulled pork

Two thousand nineteen was also a fun year for us on the business side of life. We hired our first 2 full-time employees to help us keep up with the business (and let Todd and I focus on some other fun projects), we launched my Signature Series of rubs and sauces on our store site,, spent a lot of time learning the ways of YouTube and sharing new videos there each week, I competed and became a finalist on Food Network’s show, BBQ Brawl, and we spent a lot of time testing recipes and loving on our sweet kiddos. It has been an amazing 12 months, and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store for next year!

Top BBQ Recipes for 2019

We’ve compiled our heaviest hitters into a quick countdown video! As a bonus, if you watch to the end you can see some of our favorite outtakes from this year of filming. After the video, scroll through the post for direct links to our top 10 BBQ recipes for 2019.

#10: Smoked Tri Tip

Coming in at #10 this year is my oh-so tasty recipe for Smoked Tri Tip Steak. This guy is tender and juicy with tons of beefy flavor. Out of hundreds of posts on the site, it’s no wonder this amazing steak came in at the tenth spot.

smoked tri tip steak on a wooden cutting board


#9: Homemade Pork Chop Seasoning

Next up in 9th place is my popular Homemade Pork Chop Seasoning. This seasoning is the perfect blend of sweet and savory, and it’ll take your pork chops to a flavor-blasted new level!

bowl full of pork chop seasoning

#8: New York Strip Steak

One of your top loved posts this year was for my juicy grilled New York Strip Steak. This how-to post walks you through grilling the perfect New York strip steak so you end up with a gorgeous steak that is simply seasoned and incredibly flavorful.

sliced new york strip steak on a wooden cutting board

#7: Smoked Turkey

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this post for Smoked Turkey was crazy popular this holiday season. It seemed like everyone wanted to smoke their turkey, and I’m not surprised! Smoking a turkey results in a tasty bird that is well worth the effort.

whole smoked turkey on a wooden board next to fresh apples and cranberries

#6: Best Sweet Rub

This next recipe is a fan favorite, and it’s no surprise it came in #6 in the top 10 of 2019. My Signature Sweet Rub is the ultimate seasoning for just about anything you’re cooking up. Beef, chicken, pork, veggies, and more taste simply amazing with a little bit of this rub sprinkled on top.

best sweet rub in a glass jar

#5: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Steak was a popular item in 2019, and this flank steak came in at #5 on our top 10 countdown. The secret to making this flank steak suuuper awesome is in the rosemary balsamic marinade. Not only does it help to make the steak nice and tender, but it adds some incredible flavor as well.

sliced flank steak on a cutting board next to fresh herbs

#4: 3-2-1 Smoked Ribs

Nothing is quite as satisfying as rib meat that falls right off the bone, and my recipe for 3-2-1 Ribs on the Smoker will get you just that! This post is always a favorite, and this year it was our #4 most visited post.

close up of 3-2-1 smoked ribs

#3 Simple Smoked Pulled Pork

I couldn’t be happier to see my recipe for Simple Smoked Pulled Pork coming in at #3 this year. This guy is easy to make and is perfect when you have a hungry crowd to feed.

shredded smoked pulled pork on peach butcher paper

#2: Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket

Coming in just shy of the top spot, my full post on Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket is a must-try if you’ve been at the smoking game for a while. I’ll walk you step-by-step through smoking your own brisket so you can get juicy meat with a gorgeous dark bark every time.

sliced smoked Texas style beef brisket on peach butcher paper

#1: The Best Dry Rub for Ribs

And the grand recipe champion of 2019 goes to The Best Dry Rub for Ribs. You guys were cooking up a lot of ribs this year, and this dry rub was your go-to for getting your ribs perfectly seasoned before heading out to the grill.

small glass jar of dry rub for ribs

Thanks for another great year! If you were awesome enough to make any of these popular BBQ recipes in 2019, leave a comment and let me know which one was your favorite! If you have tried all ten, you are truly a BBQ Hero deserving of a lot of hugs from your family and friends.

I’m all about helping you make better BBQ, feed the people you love, and become a backyard BBQ hero. If you want to see more of my recipes, tips, and behind the scenes action, follow along on my social channels. You can find me on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube!

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