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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pork Barrel BBQ review

One of my favorite shows this summer/beginning of fall was the wonderful Shark Tank where wonderful rich investors were there ready to help out those who were brave enough to enter the shark tank and test the waters to see if their invention/product held up to the sharks enough for them to invest. One of the great products that cam out of this was the Pork Barrel BBQ and here is a clip from that show.

The wonderful Pork Barrel BBQ was a hit at our house and we truly loved the flavor packed in the bottle of sauce and the seasoning. If you have a barbq fan on your Christmas list this would be the perfect gift for them. Not only is Pork Barrell BBQ sauce great tasting but it is also very economical. For only $10 you can get the picnic pack of Pork Barrel BBQ sauce which includes a bottle of the BBQ sauce and a jar of the rub.

Pork Barrel BBQ was created by two US senate staffers who while working late dreamed of good BBQ. While listened to hours of debates on pork barrel spending the name of the barbq sauce and spice was born. These two staffers would create wonderful products that carried the name Pork Barrel BBQ. This national award winning Pork Barrel BBQ sauce and spice rub are great on meats, fish, poultry and vegetables that are being grilled, smoked or barbecued. The best part is that this All American tasting product has no preservatives or MSG.

Just in time for Thanksgiving the Pork Barrel BBQ website shares delicious recipes such as

Pork Barrel BBQ Smoked Turkey

1 Turkey (12-16 pound)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 bottles of beer
6-8 tablespoons of Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub (depending on the size of your bird)

Clean turkey and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub olive oil onto the turkey and then rub Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub into the turkey (make sure you get rub on the entire turkey). Let turkey set for 30 minutes while you get your smoker ready.

Light your fire and get the smoker ready to cook. Place a drip pan under the location the turkey will sit on your grill and pour the beer into it. Once your smoker reaches a temperature range of 225 to 240 degrees place the turkey in your smoker breast side up. Once the turkey is in the smoker load your smoker up with a 70/30 combination of hickory and oak.

Cooking time will vary on the size of your bird, but plan on 30-45 minutes per pound. Make certain that your smoker remains in the 225-240 degree range for the duration of smoking. After the fourth hour there is no need to add additional wood unless that is your temperature source. We recommend using hardwood lump charcoal.

The turkey is done when its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let the turkey rest for 15 minutes and then carve.

Prep Time – 15 minutes
Cook Time – 1 hour & 15 minutes
Yields 4 to 6 servings

To find more wonderful recipes and order some Pork Barrel BBQ products visit their website at

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering about that sauce and when I was going to see it for sale!

    I'm with you I love Shark Tank..


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