The Secret to Delicious Dallas BBQ Catering: Techniques and Tips

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G Texas Custom Catering’s Techniques and Tips for Delicious BBQ Catering

Here in Texas, we know BBQ, and when you’re planning a truly Texan event, there’s no better way to delight guests’ appetite than with some delicious Texas BBQ. Let’s saddle up and dive into what makes a delicious BBQ when it comes to catering options and what to look for. Read our tips for delicious BBQ catering!

Quality Meat is a Must

The foundation of any great BBQ is the quality of the meat. You can’t use just any cut of meat, cook it and call it BBQ. You’re going to end up with a lot of char and non-edible pieces. Your caterer will need to look for pieces that are well-marbled and have a decent amount of fat – that’s where all the flavor is! This will ensure that your meat has the most flavor and stays moist while cooking. When you’re adding this to your catering menu, be sure to order a little extra as well, you always end up with people who will want two or three servings.

Use the Right Seasonings

Perfectly seasoned BBQ

Seasonings are key to adding depth to your BBQ. Traditional Texas BBQ calls for a dry rub that you apply to the meat before cooking it. Typically you’d combine a base of paprika, garlic, onion, salt pepper, and any other seasoning you’d like, then rub it generously all over the meat. This is when the real magic happens, it will sit for several hours or even overnight to allow those flavors to penetrate deep into the meat. More modern BBQ may call for injecting a marinade into the meat before letting it sit. Either way, the end result should be a delicious piece of meat after it’s done. When you’re choosing a caterer for your BBQ, keep an eye out for the flavoring of the seasoning during your tasting – what you taste is what your guests will taste and you want it to be authentic and mouth-watering.

The Art of Smoking

Smoked BBQ catered

Let’s get started with how caterers master the art of smoking.

  • Start early in the day and let it go all-day
  • Go low and slow with the heat
  • Regulate the water pan to keep moisture
  • Make sure there isn’t too much smoke
  • Try not to peek or open the lid too often

By keeping things simple, letting it sit, and not checking on it too often the meat will be a flavorful Texas BBQ ready for your guests to devour!

Don’t Forget the Fixings

Mac N Cheese

A BBQ meal is not complete without a variety of fixings (or sides). A true Texas BBQ will typically have baked beans, coleslaw, and a potato dish. However, any southern-inspired dish makes a perfect pairing with BBQ. Our team at G-Texas has a variety of menu options prepared for our BBQ bar to have guests personalize their BBQ plates that fit their taste buds best.

We are passionate about creating delicious BBQ that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, an intimate wedding, or a BBQ for friends, our team can help you create a menu that’s tailored just to your needs. Simply bring us the date and we’ll bring the BBQ to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Contact us today to learn more!

How to Incorporate Seasonal Flavors in your Event Catering: Hatch Chili Mac and Cheese

Hatch Chili Mac Cheese

Hatch Chili Mac Cheese

One of the most important factors to consider when planning a catered event is seasonality. Ask your Dallas caterer about what ingredients are in season during the time your event will occur. Your caterer in Dallas should also recommend popular food items from the area and incorporate them into your menu as well! This time of year, in the Southwest United States is known as Hatch Chile Season! As a caterer in Dallas, our culinary teams love to spice up traditional dishes with Hatch Chiles every year – one of our favorites is Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese! Here is how you can re-create this super simple but delicious dish at home!

Hatch Chili Mac and Cheese

Serves (4-6)


2 Large Hatch Chile Peppers

8 oz of Elbow Macaroni

6 oz Whipping Cream

4 oz Smoked Cheddar grated

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

1 teaspoon Butter


Over an open flame, roast both sides of the Hatch Chiles until they blister. Place the blistered Chiles in a covered dish (such as a bowl with plastic wrap) and let them sit for about 5 minutes. While they sit, the Chiles will begin to sweat. Rinse the Chiles in cold water until their skin has been removed (if you have sensitive hands, you may want to wear gloves). Remove the seeds and finely dice the Chiles.

In a 4-quart saucepan add 2.5 quarts of water and the kosher salt. Once this begins to boil add the elbow pasta stirring regularly. Elbow takes about 9-11 minutes to cook. Once cooked remove from heat and drain

Meanwhile in another 4-quart saucepan melt the butter and add the diced Hatch Green Chiles and garlic. Sautee for 1 minute stirring with rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium and add whipping cream. Once cream begins to simmer (not boil), slowly add in the smoked cheddar 1 ounce at a time, using a wire whisk to stir.

Add your warm, drained elbow pasta to your cheese sauce, top with cheese or breadcrumbs – or both and enjoy!