2 Gringos Chupacabra - How to Make Authentic Texas-Style BBQ

How to Make Authentic Texas Barbecue August 14 2017

Texas barbecue is one of the finest in the world, and don't let the boys from St. Louis, Kansas City, or the Carolinas lead you astray. Your taste buds will thank you for standing firm in your convictions that a good rub, low heat and a touch of smoke from either mesquite, oak, pecan, or hickory, is all you need to create the best BBQ you have ever indulged in!

Choosing Your Meat

Good BBQ starts with a good cut of meat. Brisket, pork spare ribs, and baby back ribs are some of the best choices of meat for using with 2 Gringos chop rubs. These meats absorb the flavor and the seasonings within the rub help to soften the meat as it cooks.

Getting The Rub

Once you have your meat, you need to give it a good rubdown with your favorite BBQ rub. Again, we're rather partial to 2 Gringos Chupacabra's award-winning special blend of spices. This gives the meat a sweet and spicy kick each and every time.

Of course, it is entirely up to you to decide whether you want a thick rub or a light rub. A thick rub will deliver a powerful punch, but a light rub will let you savor the flavor of the meat and the hints of smoke a little better.

Cooking it Slowly

Finally, don't get in a rush to get everything cooked. Great BBQ is like a Southern drawl: It takes its time. Low and slow is the only way to go. Once you've soaked your wood chips and prepared the meat, plan on smoking the brisket for about 75 minutes per pound. A rack of ribs can be ready in about three hours. Throughout the process, plan on lightly coating your brisket or ribs with a light coat of BBQ sauce or marinade every 30-45 minutes.   

Find a 2 Gringos Location Near You

Chupy loves Texas barbecue and bless his lil’ ol' heart he has done his best to make sure that stores throughout the country are stocked with 2 Gringo's Chupacabra seasonal barbecue rubs for our customers to enjoy. To find our Chupacabra Rub, or any of our BBQ products, all you have to do is use our store locator and find the closest 2 Gringos location to your zip code.