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14 Barbecue and Grilling Secrets From America's Barbecue Champions

14 Barbecue and Grilling Secrets From America's Barbecue Champions

Keep reading to find out everything you didn’t know about barbecue and grilling from experts across the country

14 Barbecue and Grilling Secrets From America's Barbecue Champions

14 Barbecue and Grilling Secrets From America's Barbecue Champions

The smell of smoking meats, the heat from the grill, it’s what summers and good weather are made for. Don’t let the good vibes at your next cookout be ruined by charred chicken, a crust of burnt barbecue sauce coating your otherwise tender ribs, or dry, tasteless pulled pork.

We love grilling and smoking meats as much as the next cook, but all that time cooking indoors doesn’t necessarily prepare you for cooking on a grill. Sure, it seems simple enough, and we love the easy cleanup after cooking our whole meal al fresco, but there are things experts know that take your backyard cooking from experimental to downright delicious.

To help us achieve Pitmaster-level good food, we asked some experts what they think the most important secrets are to making great food on the grill. Our experts weighed in with tips ranging from how to shop for ingredients to their favorite tools to use to how to prep your meat for success every time.

This year before you fire up the girl, consider reading through these expert tips from America’s barbecue champions, chefs, and grilling experts so that your day cooking outside turns out perfectly cooked ribs, steaks, burgers, pork shoulder, and more.

Admir Alibasic, Executive Chef at Ben & Jack’s Steak House, NYC

Adam Perry Lang, Chef-Owner of Daisy May’s BBQ USA, NYC

Secret: Having the Right Tools

“A couple of often overlooked aspects of grilling that are really important to the quality of your overall grilling experience are, A) having a professional, restaurant quality set of tongs and, B) not shopping around for a high-quality charcoal (if you're on a charcoal grill). Having a professional set of tongs is really all you need for great grilling because you won't need many other tools or gadgets. A good, hard wood charcoal is always great to use for grilling; royal oak is a personal favorite.”

Click here for 10 Grilling Tools Everyone Should Own.

Andy Husbands, Jack Daniels World BBQ Champion (iQUE team)

BBQ Masters at Maverick Housewares

Secret: Keep It Clean

The barbecue experts at Maverick Housewares, who make quality barbecue accessories, say, “After using a wire brush, always clean your grill with a towel to make sure there are no leftover strands of wire that have come loose from the brush. Those wires can stick to food and become dangerous of ingested.”

Click here for How to Clean Your Grill in 8 Simple Steps.

Chris Lilly, World Champion Pitmaster, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, Alabama

Secret: Quality Meat

“The two most important elements of great barbecue are a quality cut of meat and proper grilling technique,” said World Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q in Alabama. “For example with steak, you want nice marbling for flavor, but should avoid a piece of beef that appears wet. Technique and seasoning vary based on what you’re grilling, but regardless I always use charcoal, you just can’t beat the flavor of food over the charcoal grill. With steak I use Kingsford Professional Briquettes; they’re designed specifically for high-heat and a consistent burn, perfect for searing a steak.”

Click here to find out How to Shop for Meat.

Evan LeRoy, Award-Winning Pitmaster at Freedmen’s, Austin

Francis Derby, Executive Chef at Cannibal, NYC

John Bracamonte, Pitmaster and Co-Owner of Brazen BBQ, San Diego

John Currence, Chef–Owner of City Grocery Group, Oxford, Mississippi

Secret: Choose Your Charcoal Wisely

As one of Mississippi’s most celebrated cooks and the owner of the only whole hog open pit BBQ in Mississippi, Currence is considered an expert on authentic Mississippi barbecue. According to Currence, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is using the wrong charcoal: “Whenever possible use actual whole wood lump charcoal. ‘Briquettes’ are usually full of trash and chemicals that can impart a bitter flavor to your food.” In addition, he says, once you have your charcoal lit, “Be patient and let your charcoal burn down to coals before cooking.”

Click here to find out how charcoal is made.

John Enright, Executive Chef at Laura’s Lean Beef

Secret: Use the 3-4 Point Method for Burgers

Flipping your burgers often is actually a good thing according to John Enright, executive chef at Laura’s Lean Beef, a company focused on raising cows without hormones or antibiotics so that home cooks can enjoy a healthier product, says cook your burgers for 3 minutes on each side, flipping a total of 4 times. Grilling your patty until your burger’s interior temperature is 145 degrees F.

Click here for How to Make Restaurant-Quality Burgers at Your Backyard Barbecue.

John Rivers, Owner–Founder of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Florida

Secret: Let It Rest

“For best results, allow your grilled meat to sit covered or ‘rest’ at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes after removing from the grill. This allows the juices to recollect and settle into the meat and produced a more succulent result. For larger cuts of meat such as brisket or a pork shoulder or butt, wrap the cooked meat in cellophane and place in a cooler with the lid closed for at least an hour and up to three to assure best results. You can tell with when a rib is done by how much the meat pulls back from the ends of the rib bone on both sides of the rib. This happens as the moisture is cooked out of the rib and the meat naturally pulls back or constricts to create a concentration of flavor and moisture. Depending on the type or size of rib, a half to a full inch of exposed bone is your target. If you've kept your meat low and cooked it slow, then you should have a nice dark color on the outside of what will be a moist rib.”

Click here for Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking and Cutting Meat.

Levi Goode, Owner of the Goode Company's Armadillo Palace, Houston

Melissa Cookston, Winningest Woman in Barbecue

Secret: Gas Grills Can Make Good Food, Too

Melissa Cookston, author of two cookbooks, including Smokin’ Hot in the South: New Grilling Recipes from the Winningest Woman in Barbecue, points out that, “Barbecuing and grilling are not interchangeable. Gas grills are convenient and, if used properly, can produce great food.”

“My grill grates are cleaned before and after every cook. Proper grilling requires a clean, heated grate. Always oil your grates before placing your food on them, using an old towel and a small container of high-heat-threshold oil, such as peanut oil. Using tongs, dip the dowel in the oil and lightly brush the grates. This will help keep foods from sticking and forming buildup on your grates but also will aid in getting professional-looking grill marks.”

Click here for 10 Tips for Smoked Ribs From Pitmaster Melissa Cookston.

Tuffy Stone, Pitmaster (Winner of 36 Grand Championships and Three World Championship Grand Championships)

Secret: Use a Two-Zone Heat Setup

Tuffy Stone is the winningest competition barbecue Pitmaster, and has competed in over 150 barbecue competitions during his career, giving him a little clout when it comes to know his way around the barbecue pit. According to Stone, “The best way to cook barbecue on a grill is to set it up with two zones. For a charcoal grill, place lit hot coals on one half of the bottom of the grill to create one area that is hot to cook over direct heat and one area that is cooler to cook on. Meats can be started on the hotter side to caramelize and give color to the meat, and then moved over to the side without coals to continue cooking indirect method. This same technique can also be achieved on a gas grill by turning off one of the burners.”

Click here for 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Smoking Ribs.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


Michael and Bobby are back to mentor new teams of barbecue enthusiasts, and this time grill master Eddie is joining the crew too! Tune in each week as these three pals face off in a fiery comeptition deep in the heart of Texas.

Hot Extras

Bobby's Top 'Cue 24 Photos

Heat up your summer cookout game with succulent ribs, smoked brisket and more.

Eddie's Cookout Hits 12 Photos

Simple and flavorful, these seasonal takes will score touchdowns with your friends.

Michael's Meaty Picks 11 Photos

He's the king of meat, and these dishes prove it. There's something for everyone here.

Go Behind the Scenes

The BFF Quiz

The BFF Quiz 01:06

Guess What: BBQ Edition 01:34

A Blindfolded Taste Test 01:04

Episodes

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Backyard BBQ

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

High Steaks

Bobby Flay and Michael Symon battle it out in a tomahawk rib-eye challenge with high "steaks," as the winner gets an advantage that could affect the entire competition. Then the six remaining contenders face off in a Texas beef challenge, and a curve ball sends them running for the border.

Winging It

In their biggest competition yet, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to best each other in a regional barbecue challenge with a major advantage. The final four pitmasters are tasked with cooking a style of barbecue unique to an area of the country, and a mid-challenge twist has them making big decisions on the fly.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Going Whole Hog

The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.

Introduce Your 'Cue

The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.


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