[recipe] green bean salad + homemade bbq


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. Jinxi says:

    Mmm it all looks so delicious!! I think I might have asked you before, but do you use a smoker or charcoal grill? I really want to start doing my own bbq too 🙂

    • mary says:

      Hi Jinxi – I use a charcoal grill and I set it up for smoking (hot/cold side). I use wood from our apple tree for the smoke. The link to my rub recipe above shows my setup with photos if you’re curious. You should do your own! I want to try making my own bbq sauce sometime, too.

  2. Kirk says:

    Hi Mary – I’ve learned that the Texas crutch is a great equalizer…also understanding at what temperature the smoke flavor is set. Personally, I think BBQ should not necessarily need sauce, but that the sauce elevates it.

    • mary says:

      Hi Kirk – I did the foil method the last time I tried this but I had made a few missteps with it that a) I partially wanted to see how it would do without and b) I got sidetracked and forgot. Hah! Next time I will definitely do the Texas crutch!

      I agree that it shouldn’t *need* sauce but I sure do like a sweet BBQ sauce. I think the next thing I want to tackle is making my own homemade BBQ sauce, I think that will take a bit of investigating to get just right.

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