Giveaway: America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook (3 Copies)

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Disclosure: I received a review copy of America’s Best Barbecue.  The opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

America’s Best Barbecue

Recipes and Techniques for Prize-Winning Ribs, Wings, Brisket and More

By Arthur Aguirre


When I was asked to do a review/giveaway of this cookbook, I jumped at the chance because I clearly need help when it comes to grilling.  I can handle hot dogs and hamburgers, but my steaks need a lot of work and I tend to overcook chicken breasts.  In my house, Dave likes his steaks medium rare and I like them medium-well.  I find it hard to get them just right for the both of us.

With the help of Arthur’s cookbook, I’m learning to use “indirect heating” which makes for a more tender piece of chicken and steak.  Not sure about “indirect heating?”  Let me give you an example of one of the recipes from the book.

11IMG_2004This is my photo of the Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs.


I’m not kidding.  These Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs were cooked to perfection!  By searing the chicken long enough to get grill marks on each side and then cooking it over indirect heat, we were able to enjoy chicken that is done on the inside and not overly-charred on the outside.  Of course, you really need to check the internal temperature of the meat if you want it to come out right.  I really like this technique and will be sure to do it this way from now on.

I have permission to share this recipe from the book.  Give it a try!

Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs
Serves 6
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  1. ½ cup honey
  2. ½ cup freshly squeezed or canned Mandarin orange juice
  3. ½ cup soy sauce
  4. ¼ cup sesame oil
  5. ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  6. 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  7. 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  8. 1 tsp garlic powder
  9. salt and pepper, to taste
  10. 6 - 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  1. Place chicken thighs in a resealable storage bag.
  2. Combine all remaining liquid and dry ingredients in the storage bag. Place in the refrigerator to marinate 1 to 4 hours.
  3. Prepare the grill for indirect heating with the lid off for searing at 500+ degrees F. Remove chicken thighs from the marinade and place skin side down over hot, glowing charcoal or medium-high gas grill.
  4. Grill for approximately 2 minutes or long enough to get defined grill marks and good color on skin side (with any marinade containing high sugar content, be careful not to burn).
  5. Turn and grill for another 2 minutes.
  6. Once both sides have been high-heat grilled, move thighs to an indirectly heated portion of the grill and continue to cook with cover on until their internal temperature reaches 145 to 155 degrees F.
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This cookbook really has some interesting recipes.  I can’t wait to make the ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and many of the Mexican dishes! 

There is a whole chapter on Award-Winning barbecue recipes, rubs and sauces, beef, chicken, Mexican, family cook-out favorites, side dishes, seafood and even desserts.  Every recipe has a photo and the directions are super easy.  I’m going to enjoy grilling my way through this book this summer!


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America’s Best Barbecue!


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  1. 3

    JoeyfromSC says

    grilled salmon with a glaze without it burning or falling apart lol
    Thanks for the chance to win! this recipe looks amazing btw:)

    Joey J.

  2. 10

    Jeffrey says

    Truthfully, I would like to learn how to make pizza on the grill. In the summer when its hot, heating up the oven is the last thing I want to do but being a pizzaholic I don’t have a choice!

  3. 11

    Natasha Hinkle says

    I would love to learn how to better cook on the grill. I live in the south and this would be great to have on hand year around!!

  4. 16

    michelle says

    I would learn how to make the perfect steak, cooked to order and with the criss cross grill marks. Oh boy my mouth is watering thinking about it and so are my triplets, lol

  5. 18

    Sam Stamp says

    I would love to learn how to make steak on the grill so that my boyfriend doesn’t have to do it every time!

  6. 30

    Sandra says

    I would learn how to make THE MEANEST BADDEST rack of ribs any man has ever sunken their teeth in.

  7. 31

    Jeanne says

    I would love to win a copy of this cookbook. The most help I get with cooking meals from my husband is if it is cooked on the grill. We are in a cooking slump and need some new ideas!

  8. 36

    kelly says

    I would love yo learn how to grill a steak medium rare without having to cut into it and check. Also, how to grill a pork chop so its completely cooked, but not dried out.

  9. 38

    Deborah says

    The only thing I can think of after seeing the above recipe/photo is Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs! I would be happy to make that!!!

  10. 39

    Heather R says

    I’m pretty good at the things I know how to make, but I tend to stick to the same veggies that are grilled favorites for me – potatoes, corn on the cob, onions and mushrooms, asparagus. I should pick up some more variety to please a wider audience!!

  11. 40

    Lisa R says

    A real good rib recipe, I don’t know how they come out so good for some people

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