Howdy, folks! Thanks for stopping by camp today. We’re on the road with Bertha and I’m working on a delicious Hanger steak and ‘frites” recipe today – “Steak Frites.” I’ve chosen a tender cut of Hanger steak to pair with fries that we will smoke and fry twice – hang in here for all the…

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Kent Rollins Tri Tip Sandwich

Howdy and thanks for stopping by the backyard! I’ve got a special treat for y’all today – a tri-tip sandwich. Tri-tip is really popular out in the Western United States, and it is spreading like wildfire. This is a great cut of beef to smoke and put on a sandwich with a delicious, creamy sauce.…

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Kent Rollins Candied Jalapeno Bacon

A while back, we cured our own bacon. You can sure use that recipe or run by the store and pick up a pound of bacon for this easy recipe.  Thick- Cut The biggest tip here is you need to use thick-cut bacon… none of that stuff you can read a newspaper through. If you’re…

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Kent Rollins Smoked Ribs

Now, beef ribs are delicious and so good when smoked, but sometimes they are hard to find at the grocery store. On top of that, there are different types of ribs from the same animal, and it is hard to find what you want. I’m going to break it down for y’all today, so that…

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We’re not putting chuck roast in the slow cooker any more. Once you try this my way, you’ll never want slow cooked chuck roast again, folks. We’re going to be smoking this roast low and slow for great flavor and tenderness.  Chuck roast is the part of the cow that’s right up underneath the shoulder.…

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Kent Rollins Beer Can Chicken

Head on over to the hen house, y’all because today we’re going to make everyone’s favorite summer method of cooking a whole chicken on the smoker – beer can chicken. Beer Can Chicken I went ahead and tested several types of beer and even a Mountain Dew when I was perfecting this recipe, but I…

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Now, I may not have seen many of these crabs crawling through any of our camps- but I do love me some seafood. So, whenever I get the chance I like to experiment with fish. A lot of folks are used to steaming or boiling crab, but we’re throwing them on the grill today to…

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Kent Rollins Grilled Chicken

  No one wants to get a dry, burnt up piece of flavorless chicken off the grill or the smoker. Stick with me here and you will never serve up another disappointing piece of poultry and I’m also sharing three of my favorite chicken marinades for y’all to try out. Flatten the Chicken Here’s one…

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  Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Today we are going to turn the traditional jalapeno popper on its head. We are going to stand these peppers up, stuff with some smoked shrimp and some smoked catfish, and cook right on the fire. These have so much flavor they are going to knock the boots right off your…

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In honor of by beautiful wife, I am celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by making a kicked-up cowboy version of the classic Ruben sandwich. Shannon is of Irish heritage and she loves a good Ruben. We visited New York City three or four years ago and when we ate at Katz’s Deli, she told me that…

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