MOE CASON

BBQ Personality
Moe Cason BBQ
Des Moines, Iowa

MOE CASON IS A POPULAR BBQ PIT MASTER AND THE HEAD OF PONDEROUS BBQ. HE’S APPEARED ON TV SHOWS SUCH AS THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, HARRY CONNICK’S SHOW “HARRY,” AND DESTINATION PITMASTER’S AND BBQ PIT WARS.

Moe Cason was born, raised and corn fed in Des Moines, Iowa. A self-taught pitmaster, Moe turned a part-time hobby into a way of life. He started with using ingredients passed down from his Grandmother Margaret Cason’s recipes.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Missouri, an Iowa class Battleship (coincidentally named the “Big Mo”), which is now stationed at Pearl Harbor as a museum ship.

Moe has appeared on numerous local and national talk and food shows, and competed in over 250 contests across the United States, winning multiple awards.

This self-taught pitmaster started Ponderosa Barbeque in De Moines. Whether you spot him on nationally syndicated television shows or find him in his backyard, you’ll be sure that there’s a few tasty meats on the smoker when Moe’s cooking.

GET TO KNOW MOE CASON

Moe’s personal BBQ Pit is called the “Little Blue”. You can often find him using B&B Lump Charcoal to fire up Little Blue and his other pits, barbecues, and smokers.

When not using his favorite pit, Moe also likes to cook on the ever popular Big Green Egg barbecues and use a Pit Barrel Cooker. These versatile cooking devices let him grill, smoke and bake all of his meats to perfection.

Moe is famous for his Texas style Brisket, cooked low and slow until falling-apart tender. Learn from Moe as he takes you through the steps of cooking his famous brisket and learn a few tips and tricks by watching this video.

Moe also loves to cook a wide range of items, such as tri tip, pork, chicken, sausages, and ribs. He has multiple Grand and Reserve Grand Championships and multiple 1st and 2nd place awards in chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. He has also been known to dabble in making hamburgers with unusual and delightful flavor combinations.

GREATEST BBQ ACHIEVEMENT

Competing in approximately 260 competitions in 35 states since 2006, he has multiple Grand and Reserve Grand Championships and multiple 1st and 2nd place awards in chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. He competed in KCBS, IBCA, GBA and MBN BBQ sanctions and scored 3 perfect “180” scores in chicken, ribs, and pork shoulder. Moe did all of this while working a full-time job.

Moe has appeared on the Steve Harvey Talk Show, Harry Connick’s “Harry,” and is also a contestant, judge and star on Destination America’s Pitmaster’s and BBQ Pit Wars. He was also the judge on the 2016 show “SMOKED.”

ABOUT MOE CASON PRODUCTS

Moe Cason started his own line of sauces and rubs that perfectly compliment pork, beef, chicken, and more. Many of the recipes he developed were inspired by his Grandmother Margaret’s recipes, using authentic ingredients passed down through the generations.

Season meats before they hit the grill or smoker, and smother them in sauce once they are off the heat. His rubs and sauces are world famous for a reason: because they are delicious! Check out all of Moe’s products, including stylish t-shirts

Moe has appeared on the Steve Harvey Talk Show, Harry Connick’s “Harry,” and is also a contestant, judge and star on Destination America’s Pitmaster’s and BBQ Pit Wars. He was also the judge on the 2016 show “SMOKED.”

Smoked Pork Shoulder Butt

Smoked Pork Shoulder Butt

Pork Shoulder Butt is seasoned with a homemade rub, then smoked for many hours. The resulting meat is flavorful and tender.

Sweet and Spice
Back Ribs

Sweet-and-Spicy-Back-Ribs

Moe’s Sweet and Spicy Back Ribs are seasoned with a homemade rub and cooked low and slow over a smoker. The ribs are then finished with a homemade BBQ sauce featuring apple jelly.

HAWAIIAN BURGER PATTIES

Hawaiian Burger Patties

Moe’s Hawaiian Burger Pattiesare mixed with pineapple, soy sauce, and feta cheese. They are topped with hot pepper cheese slices.

TEXAS FULL BRISKET

Texas Full Brisket

This Texas Full Brisket is prepared in the smoker for a meal that is falling-apart tender. Watch the video to see how Big Moe Cason prepares this flavorful cut.

MOE CASON RECIPES