Sauce is definitely optional here. This pork rib rub can stand alone. Just the right amount of sweetness to make your ribs shine. Adjust the heat level by adding or decreasing the cayenne pepper.
Store bought sausage just can’t compare to a good homemade sausage. Beef sausage just happens to be my favorite. I live in pork county and when it comes just about anything that’s BBQ beef, it’s rare and usually not very good. although I have to admit I’ve had some outstanding pork and deer sausages. Good beef sausage doesn’t require a long list of ingredients to be good. In fact, my experience has been less is more. (more…)
No, there’s no chocolate in it but it’s a must for a good pot of gumbo. Chocolate Roux is used for thickening liquids and chocolate simply refers to the color of the roux. It’s also good for making gravy. Just add it to some beef stock. Making this roux takes a little patience but is well worth the time you put into. It’s not hard to make, you just can’t rush it. This roux can be made ahead of time, divided into small containers and stored in the freezer. When you finish your first batch, try it in my Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. (more…)