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Eight of the country's best backyard smokers and pitmasters vie for the title of American Barbecue Champion in a fierce but friendly faceoff. The American Barbecue Showdown is a Food, Reality series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 2020. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

The American Barbecue Showdown is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The American Barbecue Showdown on demand at Netflix online.

1 Season, 8 Episodes
September 18, 2020
Food, Reality
Cast: Kevin Bludso, Melissa Cookston, Lyric Lewis, Rutledge Wood
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The American Barbecue Showdown Full Episode Guide

  • The final two tackle their biggest challenge yet: building their own pits and cooking a whole hog and brisket. It's gonna be a long night!

  • Ingredients and equipment from Morocco, Argentina and Japan spice things up and force the contestants to cook outside their comfort zones.

  • Working in pairs, the barbecuers prepare popular proteins from the past, cooking mutton, goat and whole salmon on wooden platforms and over open pits.

  • The pitmasters sink their teeth into some wild meats, delivering dishes like lizard stew, beaver tail crackling and pulled alligator.

  • The smokers serve up a trio of sandwiches: savory chicken with crunchy slaw, tender and tangy pork, and five-layer stacks of beef and sausage.

  • Time to celebrate the greatest invention in the history of food: ribs! The cooks tackle pork and beef ribs -- one with a dry rub, one with a wet sauce.

  • The competitors make a feast for 50 first responders in a Fourth of July throwdown. Tri-tip, pork chops, cheeseburgers and more are on the menu.

  • The competition kicks off with a smokin' staple: the barbecue combo plate. That's two mouthwatering meats and two succulent sides.