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.
I hope you enjoy these burnt ends as much as I do!
” Burnt ends are like popcorn, only tender, juicy, smokey and a little crispy.”
What Are Burnt Ends? (A Game Changer Thats What!)
The burnt ends ususally come from the marbled point of a whole brisket. They are smoked slowly until they’re tender to the touch and covered in deliiiiish BBQ sauce.
You have two option when its making burnt ends. If your smoking a brisket you can use the ends of it. However if time/ money doesnt permit you to smoke a whole brisket, you can use chuck steak. It gives an amazing flavour on a budget and its much quicker!
Tip For Cooking Burnt Ends
Cut Matter! When picking your meat look for a piece with small white flecks of fat in the muscle not huge chunks.
Always Cook to Internal Temperature! You’ll see that recipes give an exact cooking time. However you should take this with a grain of salt.
Every cut of meat is different and will finish at a different time. This means you will need a meat thermometer to monitor internal temperature. I have put together the best meat thermometers here you, so you can pick up the best at a good price!
Burnt Ends Recipe
Smoked Burnt Ends Recipe
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?
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