Step By Step
Texas BBQ is typically eaten within an hour or two when it comes out of the smoker. The cooked meat is rested to allow the muscle fibres to relax provide that extra tender and juicy taste we all love so much. We have perfected the art of this method of cooking and what’s more, we produced it in convenient take home packs so that it can be enjoyed days or even weeks later in the comfort of your own home.
We follow the tradition and authenticity of smoking and cooking beef and pork but we have added a few extra steps to ensure that the meat you get and enjoy is as good, if not better, than when it comes out of the smoker. But be assured the true tradition and spirit of Texas BBQ lives on in every packet we make. Slow smoking and cooking meat is the oldest tradition in the world.
Season The Meat
Inspired by the BBQ food of south-east Texas, we smoke our meats using mesquite chips. First, we choose the best NZ-grown beef or pork and apply our own rub.
Smoke the meat
Next, we slow smoke and cook the meat for up to 20 hours – we have four big meat smokers in our plant and a fifth specialty smoker for the butter and cheese.
The Product is ready
After the meat is cooked, it goes straight into a blast chiller. It is then sliced, vacuum packed and chilled, ready to be sent your way.
Can I eat the meat straight out of the packet?
Yes. It is packed ready to eat, hot or cold.
How do I heat the meat?
To microwave, cut the top off the packet and heat for 1 minute or until hot.
On a stove, immerse the sealed bag in hot water for 15 minutes or until hot.
How do I serve it?
The typical Texan way is to serve it in buttered bread with pickled cucumbers on the side and little or no sauce.
It is great in sliders and a perfect accompaniment to a salad of your choice. Try it as part of a ploughman's lunch or another platter. It's also great cold in sandwiches with cheese and pickle. You could even try it in a Mexican tortilla.
How natural are your products?
Our meats are gluten free, have no artificial preservatives or colours and no added preservatives. They contain less salt than you would use cooking potatoes.
What is the shelf life of your meats?
They will last for two months in the fridge – but we defy you to restrain from eating our Smokin' Good products for that long. At the moment, they have an eight-week shelf life, but testing looks like it will be much longer. We will keep you posted.