Where Is the Best Texas BBQ Cooking School?

Are you a barbecue fanatic? Whether you want to become the king of your grill or simply savor an array of tasty smoked meats, the Texas Hill Country is your destination. Keep reading to discover why our Texas BBQ cooking school is the best place to learn how to prepare these delicacies at home. 

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The Blair House Inn Is Home to the Best Texas BBQ Cooking School 

Here at the Blair House Inn, we’re serious about our barbecue. That’s why our award-winning Texas BBQ cooking school is the best place to learn how to prepare a delicious array of smoked meats in the Hill Country. BBQ is a three-day experience full of learning, cooking, and eating while discovering the special techniques used to craft the Lonestar State’s culinary pride and joy. It’s a fantastic way to spend a long weekend with your coworkers, family, or friends. Trust us; you won’t want to miss one of these special cooking school experiences. 

Learn About Traditional Texas BBQ Styles 

There are four traditional Texas barbecue styles: East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas, and West Texas. The Central and East Texas varieties are the most common. You may also know the deep South Texas tradition of barbecue, a Mexican-style meat preparation known as barbacoa. The word ‘barbacoa’ in Spanish means barbecue though in English, it often refers to Mexican varieties of preparation. 

In the East Texas-style, they slowly cook beef to the point that it is “falling off the bone,” typically over hickory wood, and marinated in a sweet, tomato-based sauce. In the Central Texas-style, they rub the meat with spices and cook it over indirect heat from pecan or oak wood. In the West Texas-style, they cook the meat over direct heat from mesquite wood, giving it a somewhat bitter taste. The South Texas-style features thick, molasses-like sauces that keep the meat very moist. Learn everything there is to know about our state’s smoked meat tradition at our Texas BBQ cooking school and check out some of our favorite barbecue joints in the area, like the Salt Lick BBQ and Creekside Cookers! 

Plan Your Texas BBQ ExperienceRafael Cottage 

Make the most of your culinary adventure at the Blair House Inn. Our collection of accommodations features guestrooms, cottages, and suites that are second to none in the area. Take a tour of our beautiful grounds, where you’ll find an array of amenities. You can join us for our signature Saturday Evening Dinner, relax with a spa treatment, or take a dip in the pool. There are so many options to choose from when you stay with us! 

Start planning your trip to the Texas Hill Country today by booking one of our accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to the Blair House Inn. 


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