The Texas-style barbecue smoke box

  • Texas barbecue almost always includes brisket, but with the method and recipes I have outlined here, you also can do ribs, chicken, burgers, sausage or steaks for the family or a big get-together. ED THOMAS | COURTESY PHOTO
    Texas barbecue almost always includes brisket, but with the method and recipes I have outlined here, you also can do ribs, chicken, burgers, sausage or steaks for the family or a big get-together. ED THOMAS | COURTESY PHOTO
My father was a Texas oilman and rancher who traveled all over the state for his business. Sometimes he would take me along on his road trips. My favorite thing would be when we stopped for lunch. Dad knew every good hole-in-the-wall barbecue place in Central and West Texas. We would always get some brisket and sometimes sausage links or ribs with onions, jalapenos, pickles and bread. No beans,…

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