Patricks BBQ Pork Recipes

Patrick's Pork

Recipes from a BBQ enthusiast who cooks a lot of pork!

Here's my BBQ smoking journey...

Patrick LaJuett - home BBQ enthusiastGreetings, my name is Patrick LaJuett, and this is the story behind my recipe website...

I knew how to grill meat (see my bacon-wrapped steak recipe) but didn't start smoking food until 2014 after my family bought me a Master Forge vertical gas smoker. With my new smoker ready to go, I began my quest to become a home BBQ wizard... meaning, I watched a lot of BBQ Pitmasters on TV :-).

I researched smoking techniques, read online forums, and absorbed the tips and tricks shared by seasoned pitmasters. After I figured out that slow-smoking meat gave me more time to drink beer, I became obsessed. I experimented with cooking different cuts of meat and pork, including ribs, shoulders, and tenderloins.

I eventually learned to cook with a balance of smoke, heat, and time. Over the years, I fine-tuned the temperature and cook times to create some great smoky flavors. From delicious smoked pork ribs to melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork sandwiches. I also have cold-smoked cheese and salmon (very good!).

I continuously try new techniques and use different wood chips to create distinct smoky profiles. Over the years, I have become more interested in cooking efficiency.

I use what I call the "KISS" cooking method, Keep-It-Simple-Smoking. The days of a 22-hour overnight pork smoke are over for me. Using the proper heat and cooking technique, pork should be an easy and "forgivable" cut of meat that doesn't take all weekend.

I'm happy to share my knowledge and inspire others on their BBQ journeys. I hope my recipes demonstrate expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness in cooking smoked pork :-).

Patrick LaJuett, Amateur Cook

Local to: Maiden, North Carolina.
Currently: CMO for a software company.
Favorite Destination: Nearest minor league ballpark, or local brewery.
Fun Fact: Acted in the short film, "She Wrote, He Wrote."


Make simple & tasty BBQ pork

I built this website because I get asked about my recipes a lot. Rather than verbally describing my methods, I decided to put pen to paper... build a website. I find most recipe sites to be overly complex or have way too many ads. I keep it simple and to the point, and I cook using these same recipes and methods I put on this website.

I hope y'all try my pork recipes and find this site to be helpful!

– PL


Smoked picnic hams

Smoked pork with bbq rub

Smoked pork ribs

Here are some regional styles of pork barbecue, including Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis, and Texas BBQ.

Patrick's Pork recipes feature a simple "smoker to oven" BBQ cooking method.

 Pulled Pork •  Pork Ribs •  Pork Loin •  Hot Dogs •  BBQ Dry Rub •  Deep Fried Pork Tenderloin

 Mac and Cheese