Burnt ends, or as I like to call them 'Meat Candy' are the near perfect little snack food that was first created in good old Kansas City.
For some reason they never really made a huge impact outside of Kansas City, however, I am on a mission to change that.
Every time I smoke a brisket I feel as though it is my duty to treat my guests to burnt ends. Burnt ends are like popcorn, only tender, juicy, smokey and a little crispy. They are everything you need in a snack.
" Burnt ends are like popcorn, only tender, juicy, smokey and a little crispy."
Now unless you are really good friends with your local butcher, you are going to need to cut your own ends off your smoked brisket.
This is not a bad thing though, while your burnt ends are cooking you can enjoy your freshly smoked brisket, thats a win-win right? Right!
If you have never smoked a brisket before check out my super easy smoked brisket recipe before diving into the burnt ends recipe below.
I hope you enjoy these burnt ends as much as I do!
There we go, they are as simple as that. You are going to be popular with these ones, I guarantee.
Meat candy truly is the perfect accompaniment to the big game, a good beer, and good friends. (or by themselves out of the refrigerator)
I love mine with lashings of homemade bbq and hot sauce.
Do you have a burnt ends recipe? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
You will more often than not find me tinkering around in my backyard. I will have one hand tightly gripped around a can of beer and the other hand tightly gripped around my spatula. Not so long ago (almost 8 years now) I got obsessed with Grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. I can't get enough of it.. and neither can my family!
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