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Smokey, Sweet, and Tangy: 9 Types of BBQ You'll Fall in Love With


Did you know that 65.75% of people said they used 1 bottle of sauce within the last month? Are you a fan of BBQ looking for a variety of different methods out there?

In this article, come explore the different types of BBQ out there that you'll want to try if you haven't. Read on to discover these amazing sauces and styles of cooking for heaven in your mouth, from a variety of flavors. 

1. Eastern North Carolina 

Thinking of having BBQ catered? Consider eastern North Carolina BBQ style. This popular North Carolina BBQ has African roots with its acidity and spiciness. It's usually made as a vinegar-based BBQ.

It can be mixed with hot sauce, crushed red pepper, black pepper, cayenne, salt, and water. Head to the coastal region of North Carolina to experience oysters as an ingredient. 

2. Kansas City Style

Kansas City is known for its epic BBQ selection, ranging from mutton to turkey, chicken, beef, pork, or even fish. You can enjoy a range of different cooking styles from Texas brisket to Carolina pulled pork.

Sauces here are tomato-based with tangy, sweet, and spicy varieties. The most common variety is both sweet and spicy. Don't forget to try the burnt ends which are pieces of the meat's ends from a pork brisket or smoked beef. 

The sides can include french fries, baked beans, coleslaw, and many other southern choices. 

3. Korean BBQ

The Korean BBQ style is actually cooking the meat right on the table on charcoal grills. This style can be marinated or not. Galbi is a popular form of BBQ. This is where short ribs of meat are marinated in a sweet and savory sauce. 

Bulgogi is another option which is the main way they have BBQ in Korea. Bulgogi is where you marinate thin slices of beef, chicken, or pork. Some common side dishes to go with your sweet and savory meat are kimchi, stir-fried zucchini, or dried seaweed. 

4. South Africa

In South Africa, they call their BBQ braai, which means roasted meat. This tradition was started by Dutch immigrants.

You can find steak, sausages, and kebabs in this BBQ style. Try the Bantu porridge as a side dish.

5. Australia

Australian BBQ is so popular in this country that you can find several coin-operated grills. They mostly grill with seafood and cattle. You don't want to miss out on trying what's called the sausage sizzle.

The sausages are grilled and then placed on 2 pieces of white bread. Next, tomato sauce and onions are placed on the sandwich. They're pretty reasonably priced, costing just a dollar or 2. 

6. Memphis BBQ Style

When you eat Memphis BBQ, you can normally expect the shoulders and ribs of pork. Some restaurants have chicken and beef as well. This style is slow-cooked in a pit. The ribs can either be cooked, dry or wet.

If you get wet ribs, they're placed with sauce before, during, and after cooking. Dry ribs contain many spices and salt before cooking and no sauce.

7. Argentina

In Argentina, you can find whole animals or large pieces of meat smoked over an open fire pit. You can also enjoy chimichurri for dipping, along with a side of grilled vegetables, and a salad. 

8. India

If you've never had tandoori chicken, it's commonly cooked within what's called a tandoor. A tandoor is a clay oven that cooks many Indian meals. The heat comes from a wood fire or charcoal within the tandoor.

You can find a tandoor in the Middle East, Pakistan, India, in parts of China and Central Asia. A common dish cooked within the tandoor is a chicken that has been marinated with spices and yogurt. The spices can include garlic, ginger, cumin, garam masala, and cayenne pepper. 

The meat is then placed onto a large metal rod and put inside the tandoor to cook. 

9. Texas 

Texas BBQ is all about the beef combined with several different methods of cooking. If you head to Central Texas, brisket is the top choice for BBQ. You can get your brisket with a dry rub that contains salt and pepper.

After this, it's smoked over oak with little to no sauce. Your sides can be white bread, potato salad, pinto beans, or pickles. You can also try their hot gut sausages which are beef, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. 

After seasoning, they're placed into a pork casing, then smoked and grilled. 

Southern Texas BBQ has a popular BBQ called barbacoa which is usually a cow's head wrapped in agave leaves. It's then cooked in a pit of coals and served in tacos. 

Presently, it's often cooked in a smoker and oven with similar flavors. Eastern Texas prefers their BBQ smoked. Normally it's beef, but they use pork as well. It's then chopped and placed in a tomato-based sauce that's sweet. 

After it's cooked, it's served on a bun. You can also get pork ribs in East Texas as well. West Texas uses a dry rub on their beef ribs and brisket. It's then smoked with mesquite.

Exploring the Different Types of BBQ Around the World

After exploring the different types of BBQ around the world, you've discovered you can try a variety of different BBQ. You can enjoy everything from brisket in the south to tandoor in the far east.

Are you ready to book BBQ catering for your next party or event? Contact us today and you'll enjoy flavorful BBQ and great customer service. 

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