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Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue

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The secret to the best barbecue from the man who barbecues the best: Keep it simple!

In the world of competitive barbecue, nobody’s won more prize money, more trophies, or more adulation than Myron Mixon. And he comes by it honestly: From the time he was old enough to stoke a pit, Mixon learned the art of barbecue at his father’s side. He grew up to expand his parent’s sa
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Aug 25, 2011 Macario rated it it was amazing
Myron Mixon can come off as crass at some points but I like his spunk! There's a saying: "it ain't braggin' if you can back it up!" Myron Mixon certainly does that. "The winningest man in Barbecue" delivers in every sense of the word. I've read over half of this book already (and some parts 3 or 4 times) and I'm impressed with the ideas and the explanations of all the recipes. He tells you things that many BBQ champs simply won't. Once you have won this much I guess you can let go of some of you ...more
Sep 27, 2013 Stephen rated it did not like it
When looking for a book to introduce the secrets of smoking meat on a barbecue, it seemed reasonable to buy one written by a judge on the TV series "BBQ Pitmasters," especially one who claims to be "the winningest man in barbecue." Myron Mixon's book is free of the encumbrance of humility. This quickly becomes as annoying as grit in a barbecued oyster (for which there is no recipe in this book). Mixon owns a company -- Jack's Old South -- which produces and sells its own barbecue sauces and rubs ...more
Eddie Taylor
Aug 28, 2012 Eddie Taylor rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading this book. Yes, its a recipe book but it has a lot of good information and stories in it. Was interesting to read of Myron's background and how he got started.

Now, with that said, I do not believe for one minute ol' Myron has put his "secret" competition winning rub, injection, marinade, etc. recipes in this book. However, what is in here is REALLY good! The "Basic Barbecue Rub" is delicious on steaks and pork loins & chops. The "Beef Rub" is delicious on steaks as well but r
Mike Kennedy
Jul 15, 2015 Mike Kennedy rated it really liked it
I am relatively new to smoking, and I found this book very informative. It is a combination cookbook and Myron's background and philosophy on smoking. The recipes sound pretty good, and Myron gives good insight into the in and outs of smoking. The only thing that keeps this from a five is Myron's ego, which seems to have it's own zipcode. If you can get past that, it is a great insight into how to smoke a variety of things.
Walter Wade Robey
Jul 15, 2015 Walter Wade Robey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Read for those passionate about BBQ

Easy read filled with smart/clear guidance and excellent recipes for the BBQ novice or seasoned cook. I would recommend this book (and Myron's TV Show(s) to anyone passionate about BBQ or just great food. It's not arrogance or cockiness if one has achieved the expertise that allows for plain/direct talk and a no-nonsense approach to instruction. Great book!
Corey Ro
Jul 13, 2014 Corey Ro rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Myron Mixon Fans
Recommended to Corey by: Kindle
Shelves: food
Alright, Mixon is pretty much an asshole, the dudes strictly in it for the money at this stage in his life. The book had some good insight on preparations, temperatures, equipment so on and so fourth, along with some very bland recipes for dumbed down clones of some of his rubs and sauces.

Bottom Line, I got the book for $4 on kindle and it was alright seeing things from his point of view. However you could YOuTube more useful information for free.
William Amerman
Apr 27, 2014 William Amerman rated it liked it
Some good tips but maybe half of the recipes turned out to make underwhelming finished products, even when tried multiple times and following directions exactly. I also bought some of his rubs online, and those are ok, but again, a bit bland and underwhelming. It does make for an entertaining read, though.
Aug 02, 2012 Jeramie rated it liked it
Almost entirely just a recipe book. Which is fine considering it says as much on the cover, I suppose and will come in very useful. Just don't expect too much other than that and you should enjoy it greatly.
Jan 07, 2014 Alistair rated it liked it
On first reading looks like it has some good tips from a master... along with a boat load of bluster.

I'd go through this one again to try some of the less ambitious smoked beef/pork projects... whole hog probably isn't in my near future.
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