Passion for taste

barbecue chicken with memphis mop sauce | bbq buddha

Forged in the fires of the world of competition barbecue, comes the BBQ Buddha. Our passion for unforgettable taste and a commitment to crafting products made with the finest healthy-minded ingredients is our daily mantra. Watch us as we grow and add exciting new items that will make your grilling truly enlightened.

About BBQ Buddha

I’ve been around the food business all my life. At an early age I’d spend endless hours at my grandfather’s farm where he gifted me an appreciation for hard work and honest good food. In my 20+ years in the business, I’ve seen them come and go, many losing focus for what is important. I wanted to use my skills to create products made free of additives, artificial flavors and colors–all good for you and your family. It is that promise that guides everything we do at BBQ Buddha.

I also have a passion for barbeque competitions. There’s nothing like being on the front lines going head to head with the best pit- masters to make you want to get better! Those experiences along with countless hours in the test kitchen are what makes BBQ Buddha products so special.

Thanks for your support!

Ray Sheehan

Member National Barbecue Association
Member Kansas City Barbecue Society
Certified KCBS BBQ Judge
BBQ Buddha is a registered KCBS Competition team.

Our Products

Memphis Mop BBQ Sauce

NET WT 19 oz (538g)
The path to BBQ enlightenment starts here. This is the same great sauce used by the BBQ Buddha Competition Team. Your Memphis ribs will be tender and moist when smoked with this award winning sauce. Also great on beef and chicken.

Kansas City BBQ Sauce

NET WT 19 oz (561g)
Used by the BBQ Buddha Competition Team, this sweet, thick and smokey sauce is perfect for slow smoking or grilling beef, chicken, pork, mutton and even fish.

Belly Rub

NET WT 5.5 OZ (156g)
The wisdom of simplicity – one rub for everything.Great on beef, pork, chicken, fish and even veggies.This is the same rub used by the BBQ Buddha Competition Team.

Zen Steak Rub

NET WT 5.5 oz (156g)
Peppery and infused with herbs, this is the same rub the BBQ Buddha Competition Team uses when preparing award-winning steaks. It’s also great on burgers, other meats and fish too.

Cherry Bourbon BBQ & Buddha Hot Sauce & more!

Be sure to stop back and watch for new sauces, marinades and rubs as they are released!

Good to know

Our products are:

  • Gluten Free
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Peanut Free
  • No MSG
  • No Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No Artifical Flavors or Colors

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Where to find us

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  • Just Jersey-Gift Shop
    163 South Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
  • B.B. Ques Barbecue Store
    1306 South 21st Street
    Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
  • A&S Salumeria
    480 Hwy 33,
    Millstone,NJ 08535
  • Antonio’s Gourmet Salumeria
    2201 Sunset Ave,
    Wanamassa,NJ 07712
  • Black Forest Acres
    1100 Hwy 33
    Hamilton Square, NJ
  • Budds KNP Farm Market & Country Kitchen
    131 Vincentown Rd.,
    Pemberton,NJ 08068
  • Byrne Farm Market
    505 Monmouth Rd.,
    Wrightstown,NJ 08562
  • Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Co.
    2100 Hwy 35,
    Sea Girt,NJ 08750
  • Country Clean Paper
    1703 Valley Rd.,
    Ocean,NJ 07712
  • Cream Ridge Winery
    145 County Road 537,
    Cream Ridge,NJ 08514
  • Ernest & Son Old Fashioned Butcher Shop
    3305 W. Brigantine Ave.,
    Brigantine,NJ 08203
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    320 3rd Ave,
    Long Branch,NJ 07740
  • Flourishing Acres at the Point
    2195 US 206
    Vincentown, NJ 08088
  • Flying Feather Farm
    347 Bridgeboro Rd.
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
  • Forked River German Butcher
    109 Lacey Road,
    Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Glory’s Market
    584 Cedar Swamp Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527
  • John’s Cracker Barrel
    1 S. Riverside Dr.
    Neptune, NJ 07753
  • Lasolas Market
    3591 Hwy 35 ,
    Normandy Beach, NJ 08739
  • Loch Arbor Liquors
    541 Main St.,
    Loch Arbor, NJ 07711
  • Long Branch Poultry Farm
    264 Branchport Ave,
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
  • Matt’s Farm Market
    1740 Route 71,
    Belmar, NJ 07719
  • Meloni’s Butcher Block
    771 Route 168,
    Turnersville, NJ 08012
  • Modern Propane
    199 Route 46,
    Lodi, NJ 07644
  • Modern Propane
    642 Fischer Blvd.,
    Toms River, NJ 08753
  • Monmouth Meats
    112 Monmouth St.,
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
  • Nature’s Corner Natural Market
    2407 Route 71,
    Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Nature’s Corner Natural Market
    175 Locust Ave
    West Long Branch, NJ 07764
  • Nature’s Reward Farm Market
    3124 Bridge Ave.,
    Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
  • New Egypt Marketplace
    53 Main St.,
    Plumsted Township, NJ 08533
  • Pat’s Market & Butcher
    677 Newman Springs Rd.,
    Lincroft, NJ 07738
  • Pennington Quality Market
    31 West Delaware Ave.,
    Pennington ,NJ 08054
  • Pop’s Butcher Shop
    175 Monmouth Rd.,
    West Long Branch, NJ 07764
  • Pop’s Farm Market & Garden Center
    238 Cranbury Station Rd
    Monroe Township, NJ 08831
  • Ralph’s Market
    137 West Main St.
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
  • Richard’s New York Style Deli
    155 Brighton Ave,
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
  • Sabato’s Prime Meats
    113 Leonardville Rd.,
    Belford ,NJ 07718
  • Sickles Market
    1 Harrison Ave.,
    Little Silver, NJ 07739
  • Sickles Market 
    200 Monmouth St.
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
  • Sips Paint & Ace Hardware
    700 Joline Ave, RT 36
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
  • Spice It Up
    830 N. Bay Ave,
    Beach Haven, NJ 08008
  • The Pastoral Pig
    244 US Hwy 206,
    Flanders, NJ 07836
  • The Pork Roll Store
    1251 Yardville-Allentown Rd.,
    Allentown, NJ 08501
  • Trim-Rite Meats & Deli
    500 Delsea Drive,
    Sewell, NJ 08080
  • Valente’s Deli
    2100 Belmar Blvd.,
    Wall, NJ 07719
  • Wemrock Orchards
    300 Hwy 33,
    Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Weed & Duryea-Home/Hardware
    21 Grove Street
    New Canaan, CT
  • Haas Family Butcher Shop
    3997 Hazlettville rd.
    Dover, DE 19904
  • Middletown Bulk Foods
    701 North Broad St.
    Middletown, DE 19709
  • Antonio’s Gourmet Salumeria
    7319 Amboy Rd.,
    Staten Island, NY 10307
  • Bucks County House of Jerky
    69 Peddler’s Village,
    Lahaska, PA 18931
  • Maximuck’s Farm &
    5793 Long Lane,
    Doylestown, PA 18902
  • Smoke’n Dudes BBQ Co.
    3400 Neshaminy Blvd.,
    Bensalem ,PA 19020
  • The BBQ Guru
    359 Ivyland Rd.,
    Warminster, PA 18974

Glory’s Market

584 Cedar Swamp Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527

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Stacy’s Sweet Shop

7 N. Main Street
New Egypt, NJ 08533

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Barbecue Provision Company

1025 Outlet Center Drive, Suite F-5
Smithfield, NC 27577

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Forked River German Butcher Shop

109 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

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Pennington Quality Market

31 W. Delaware Ave
Pennington, NJ 08054

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Maximucks Farm & Garden

5793 Long Lane
Doylestown, PA 18902

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The Local Line

16 Wallace Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Lakehurst Hardware & Lawn Mower

19 Union Ave
Lakehurst, NJ 08733

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Caruso’s Fine Italian Foods

64 New York Ave
Halesite, Huntington NY 11743

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A & S Fine Foods

986 Broadway
Thornwood, NY 10594

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A & S Fine Foods

623 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791

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Tony’s Meat Palace

633 West Montauk Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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Cream Ridge Winery

145 Route 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

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Ernest & Son Old Fashioned Butcher Shoppe

3305 West Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203

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County Line Hardware

707 Bennetts Mills Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527

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Sickles Market

1 Harrison Ave
Little Silver, NJ 07739

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Byrne Farm Market

505 Monmouth Rd.
Wrightstown, NJ 08562

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Carter & Cavero old World Olive Oil

8 Navy Pier Ct.
Staten Island, NY 10304

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Vera’s King-O-Meats

Vera’s King-O-Meats
1010 E. Business 83
Donna, Texas 78537

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The Kansas City BBQ Store

The Kansas City BBQ Store
11922 South Strang line Rd.
Olathe, Kansas 66062

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Grills of Mississippi

733 Lake Harbor Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

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The Pork Roll Store- Butcher

1251 Yardville Allentown Rd
Allentown, NJ 08501

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Randy Now’s Man Cave

134 Farnsworth Ave
Bordentown, NJ 08505

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B & A Pork Store

7818 13th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228

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Frank & Sal Prime Meats

8008 18th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214

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A & S Fine Foods

361 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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T & F Pork Store

T & F pork Store
928 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY 11010

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A & S Fine Marketplace

681 East main St
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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Fratellis Gourmet Market

94 Montauk Highway
Copiague, NY 11701

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Frank and Sal Italian Grocery Store

4060 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10308

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A-C Superette

884 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314

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Belfiore Meats

2500 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314

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Nature’s Reward Farm Market

3124 Bridge Ave
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

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DeMarco’s Italian Market

1121 NJ 34
Aberdeen Twp, NJ 07747

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Lorimer Market

620 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Sal’s Food Market

102-10 159th Rd
Howard Beach, NY 11414

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Landi Pork Store

5909 Avenue N
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Caruso Italian Deli

64 New York Ave
Halesite, NY 11743

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Lenny’s Silverton Market

1824 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Prime Food Market

449 Herbertsville Rd
Brick, NJ 08724

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A & S Salumeria

480 NJ 33
Millstone, NJ 08535

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Pop’s Butcher Shop

175 Monmouth Rd
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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The Pastoral Pig

244 Route 206
Flanders, NJ 07836

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Wemrock Orchards

300 Rt 33
Freehold, NJ 07728

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Modern Propane

199 Route 46
Lodi, NJ 07644

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Modern Propane

642 Fischer Blvd
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Jody & Jodee’s Fishery

223 State Route 35 S
Neptune City, NJ 07753

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The BBQ Guru

359 Ivyland Rd
Warminster, PA 18974

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Smoken Dudes BBQ Company

3400 Neshaminy Blvd
Bensalem, PA 19020

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Country Clean Paper Supplies

1703 Valley Rd
Ocean, NJ 07712

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Spice It Up Gourmet Store

830 N Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

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Lasolas Market

3591 Highway 35 N
Normandy Beach, NJ

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Gunter Wilhelm Retail Showroom

628 Swan St
Ramsey, NJ 07446

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New Egypt Market Place

53 Main St
New Egypt, NJ 08533

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Fine Fare Supermarket

320 3rd Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Long Branch Poultry Farm

264 Branchport Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company

2100 Highway 35
Sea Girt, NJ 08750

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Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company

27 Palmer Square W
Princeton, NJ 08542

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Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company

19 Monmouth St
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Nino Jrs Italian Specialty

2005 Route 35
Ocean Twp, NJ, 07755

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Pat’s Market/Butcher

677 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ, 07738

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Keyport Fishery

150 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735

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Sabato’s Prime Meats

113 Leonardville Rd
Belford, NJ 07718

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Serendipity Restaurant

32580 River Rd.
Millsboro, Delaware 19966

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Valente’s Italian Deli

2100 Belmar Blvd.
Wall Township, NJ 07719

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Mr. Prime Old Thyme Butcher

75 Main St {South St. Plaza)
Manasquan, NJ 08736

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Richards New York Style Deli

155 Brighton Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Natures Corner Natural Market

2407 State Route 71
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

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Monmouth Meats

112 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Matts Farm Market

1740 State Route 71
Belmar, NJ 07719

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Loch Arbour Liquors

541 Main Street
Loch Arbour, NJ 07711
732 531-1950

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Delmar Marketplace

406 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

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Antonio’s Gourmet Salumeria

7319 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10307

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Antonio’s Gourmet Salumeria

2201 Sunset Ave
Wanamassa, NJ 07712

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Huntspoint Meat Company

114 Calef Highway
Epping, NH 03042
+1 603 679-5700

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Cookin' with The Buddha

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Chicken Wings 2 Ways

Dry Rub Wings
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine olive oil, BBQ Buddha Belly Rub, and chicken in large resealable bag. Seal and shake to coat. Arrange chicken wings on baking sheet. Cook the wings for 1 hour or until crisp and cooked through.

BBQ Wings
Follow the same instructions as the Dry Rubbed recipe but brush on BBQ Buddha bbq sauce during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

  • 1/4 C plus 2 T olive oil.
  • 2 T BBQ Buddha Belly Rub.
  • 20 chicken wings.
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop
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Bacon Smokehouse Cheeseburger

Make it a double!
Preheat a grill to 400 degrees. Season burgers with BBQ Buddha Belly rub, salt and pepper. Sprinkle olive oil on burgers and grill to desired taste. Top with cheese to melt and toast buns. Place 1T of BBQ Buddha bbq sauce on the bottom of each bun. Stack burgers placing cooked bacon and pickles on top. Serve with chips. Enjoy.

  • 4-1/4 lb fresh ground chuck burger patties
  • 4 slices applewood smoked bacon (cooked and drained)
  • 4 slices cheese (American, smoked gouda, or cheddar)
  • 2 burger buns
  • 2 T BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop BBQ Sauce
  • 1-1/2 T BBQ Buddha Belly Rub
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper for each burger
  • bread & butter chips
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Bread & Butter Pickles

Toss cucumbers, onion, and salt in colander set over a bowl. Let stand for 1 hour. In a pot bring vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds. celery seeds, and tumeric to a boil. Reduce heat and add cucumbers. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until cucumbers are a darker green color but still crisp. Remove cucum- bers from heat and place into a stainless bowl set over a bowl of ice water to cool. Refrigerate when cool enough. This may take about an hour. When cold, package into ball jars. These will keep refrigerated for up to about 3 weeks.

  • 2 lbs kirby cucumbers rinsed and sliced
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 T kosher Salt
  • 2 C of cider vinegar
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. ground tumeric
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Pan-seared Sea Scallops

From the sea
Rinse scallops with cold water, pat dry with paper towels. Remove abductor muscle on side. Heat olive oil in nonstick pan over medium heat. Season scallops evenly with BBQ Buddha Belly rub seasoning. Sear 2-3 minutes per side to cook through.

  • 8-10 large dry sea scallops
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 T Belly Rub seasoning
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Pit Master’s Beans

Everyone’s favorite
In a heavy bottomed pot cook bacon over medium heat to render fat about 5 minutes. Dispose of all but 2 T of fat.Add onion and garlic. Cook till soft about 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, molasses, BBQ sauce, ketchup, sugar, worcestershire sauce, both mustards, cider vinegar, liquid smoke, and belly rub. Simmer beans uncovered till slightly thickened and flavor develops about 10 to 15 minutes.

*Can also be done in oven. Bake 350 for 30 minutes

  • 4 strips thick cut bacon cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 large onion medium diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 15 oz can dark red kidney beans drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz can butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 C molasses
  • 1/4 C BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 C ketchup
  • 3 T Dark brown sugar
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T prepared Mustard
  • 1 T dry mustard
  • 1 T cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp BBQ Buddha Belly Rub
  • Salt & pepper to taste
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Grilled Center-cut Pork Chops

A delicious dinner
Season the chops with BBQ Buddha Belly rub. Let sit for up to an hour to enhance the flavor. If using a gas grill first brush the grill with olive oil to prevent sticking, preheat on high for 10-15 minutes with the lid down. This method of cooking works best with steaks that are 1 inch or thicker. Scrape the grill clean with a grill brush, leave one side on high and adjust the other side to medium heat. The key to not overcooking a thick pork chop is to sear the chop on both sides. On the high temperature sear the chops about 2-3 minutes on each side with the lid down. Once the chops are browned on both sides, slide them to the cooler part of the grill, continue grilling with the lid down to the desired doneness. For maximum flavor and tenderness cook to medium (145-150 degrees), anything more when grilling pork chops will begin to dry out the chops. Serve with your favorite vegetable, a sweet potato and some BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop on the side for dipping!

  • 4 thick center-cut pork chops
  • 2 T BBQ Buddha Belly Rub
  • 1 T olive oil
  • BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop • for dipping
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Pulled Pork BBQ

Prepared in the oven
Wash the Boston butt under cold running water, pat dry with paper towels. Trim away any excess fat or loose pieces. Do not remove the bottom “fat cap” completely. Sprinkle a light to medium layer of BBQ Buddha Belly Rub all over the meat, pat it into the meat with your fingers. Wrap securely in plastic wrap for 3-4 hours or as long as overnight.Preheat oven to 450º. Remove meat from refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap. Place meat in foil lined shallow roasting pan and place in oven. Roast Pork for an hour, then remove from oven.Reduce the oven temperature to 325°. Pour apple juice over the roast and sprinkle the chopped garlic over the juice. Cover the roasting pan tightly with foil, return to the oven, and roast for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or until the pork is very tender and easy to shred with a forkRemove the pork from the liquids, shred, and serve with BBQ Buddha BBq Sauce. If desired mix about 1 cup of the bb q sauce into the shredded pork and serve hot from a slow cooker or chafing dish. Serve with hamburger buns or rolls, coleslaw for topping, and reserved barbecue sauce.

  • 1 boneless or bone-in Boston butt roast or pork shoulder
  • 5-6 lbs BBQ Buddha Belly Rub to coat meat (about 1/2 C)
  • 1 C apple juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Bottle BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop
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