What is BBQ?
(or barbecue or barbeque or bar-b-q)
It is a method of cooking- specifically using indirect heat or hot smoke at low temperature for several hours. There are many varieties of BBQ. A few of the best known are:
The main meat is pork. It is smoked over hardwood, usually oak or hickory. The meat is rubbed with a spice mixture before smoking and brushed with a spice and vinegar mixture during smoking.
Serves many types of meat. Hickory is the primary wood used for smoking. Meats are usually smoked with a dry rub and served with a thick tomato-based sauce.
The main meat is pork ribs which can either be “wet” or “dry”. Wet ribs are brushed with sauce before, during, and after cooking while dry ribs are pre-seasoned with a dry rub.
The meat is slow cooked, usually over hickory, and is marinated in a sweet tomato-based sauce. The meat is usually chopped rather than sliced and typically is served on a bun.
The meat is rubbed with salt and black pepper and sometimes other spices and then cooked over indirect heat using pecan, oak or mesquite wood. The emphasis is on the flavor of the meat and thus sauce is optional; if desired the sauce can be served on the side as a complement to the meat.
The meat is marinated in thick molasses-like sauces.
The meat is cooked over direct heat using mesquite wood.
As you can see, there is no one “real” BBQ not even in Texas. Come with an open mind and curious taste buds. L2 Texas BBQ is a mash-up of all the Texas styles to create our own unique favor. Give us a try. We do not think you will be disappointed.