Low & Slow Cooking

What exactly is Low & Slow?

Cooking low and slow is quite a simple method and is exactly as it sounds, understanding how to manage the heat in your barbecue is the most important factor, over the longer time frames than your possibly used to.

Low & Slow simply refers to a Low cooking temperature and a slower longer time frame.

Larger joints of meat cooked with this technique will literally fall apart and be so tender and flavoursome, our favourite way of cooking and actually our preferred cuts of meats here at TVB. This technique is most suited to cuts like Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket or ribs.

We are very much into our pellet smokers here at TVB and these are very well suited to this cooking technique but this technique is very doable on both charcoal barbecue ceramic and even gas barbecues, check out our other pages for tips on these types of cooks on your barbecue of choice.

Benefits of Low and Slow

More Flavour

When cooking at lower temperatures, your meat is less likely to dry out meaning when cooked you will end up with a really juicy cut of meat that falls straight off the bone.

Evenly heated

Low heat means your meat will never be overcooked. The longer period of time means your cut of meat will be evenly heated and food will be cooked from the inside out to the internal temperature requirements of the meat.

Less Maintenance

If you’re not fully comfortable with the BBQ then is a great cooking method to start off with. Unlike cooking at high temperatures, low and slow has a longer cooking time which means you can leave it to work its magic, making sure to check it every now and again, whilst you relax or prepare the rest of your BBQ essentials.

Do I need to be a BBQ expert for Low and Slow Cooking?

In short, no. Low and slow cooking is perfect for anyone looking to further their knowledge and experience with barbecuing other cuts of meats.

Many people feel intimidated when it comes to cooking meats especially larger cuts of meats and tend to steer clear of them but this is the perfect method to get your hands stuck in and try something new.

If you’ve ever used a slow cooker then you will know how easy and simple it is to maintain. Low and Slow on a BBQ applies the same concept, just ensure that the piece of meat has reached its internal temperature using a meat thermometer before you remove it from the grill.

Recipes for Low and Slow

Looking for food inspiration?

Not only do we supply a range of glorious meats and treats to feast your eyes on, but we also have a selection of our top recipes designed to impress your friends and family.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro chef we cater for all cooking levels. Our meat range works perfectly in a range of homely comfort meals. Or if you fancy trying something new why not browse our recipes for some cooking inspiration.

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