- Smoked Pork Ribs
- Smoked Coffee Brisket
- Smoked Whole Chicken
- Smoked Turkey Legs
- Smoked Prime Rib
- Smoked Spare Ribs
- Smoked Mac and Cheese
- Smoked Chicken
- Smoked Cheddar Cheese
- Smoked Pork Shoulder
- Texas Style Smoked Turkey
- Smoked Beef Ribs
- Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Maple Chipotle Glaze
- Maple Smoked Grilled Salmon
- Smoker FAQs
For years there were smoker grills, and there was me. And never the twain met. Although I love smoked food, I couldn’t get our grill to smoke properly.
While the old Weber has a smoker box, it still requires some MacGyvering, a skill that I am sorely lacking. I’m much more the push-button kind of guy. That’s when I bought the basic Bradley Smoker. And I’ve never looked back.
It was after getting that dedicated smoker I developed recipes for homemade smoked espresso bacon and smoked pickled potatoes (a revelation). And since then, I’ve smoked just about anything you can put into your mouth.
But I don’t want to scare you off these smoky delectables by making you think you can’t make them unless you have a smoker. You can jury-rig your grill–gas or charcoal. One of our testers even used a cardboard box attached to a collapsible vent duct to smoke his meats.
To quote a very old Calvin Klein ad: “Do you know what comes between me and my smoked foods? Nothing.”
Smoked Pork Ribs
Smoked Coffee Brisket
This is an awesome smoked brisket recipe, and I suggest it to anyone who wants a succulent piece of brisket.barb
Smoked Whole Chicken
Smoked Turkey Legs
These smoked turkey legs were absolutely yummy. They tasted like the ones at the fair. We will be saving this recipe!!Shantrice
Smoked Prime Rib
Smoked Spare Ribs
My first time smoking ribs. The ribs turned out perfectly, and, although I’m definitely no connoisseur when it comes to ribs, I thought they were the best I’ve ever tasted. The meat was juicy, tender, and delicious, with just the right amount of spiciness. I’ll be cooking more of these smoked spare ribs and highly recommend this recipe.mitch m.
Smoked Mac and Cheese
Delicious smoked chicken recipe. No brine for me on this one, dry rub only, a good smoke with a 20-minute finish in the oven, and they came out absolutely perfect. Thanks.J.
Smoked Cheddar Cheese
Smoked Pork Shoulder
The smoked pork shoulder was absolutely mouth-watering, tender, and easy—five stars, without a doubt.LaBorde
Texas Style Smoked Turkey
Smoked Beef Ribs
When you finally unwrap the smoked beef ribs, they are moist, tender, smoked, and seasoned with the rub. I like to paint them with a mixture of three BBQ sauces and place them on a foil-lined rimmed cookie sheet at 350°F for 10 minutes to glaze them at the end. These are better than 99% of restaurant BBQ beef ribs.stu b.
Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Maple Chipotle Glaze
Maple Smoked Grilled Salmon
I made this smoked salmon for dinner tonight and got thumbs up from my family as the best salmon I ever made! I used a simple homemade bbq rub with maple syrup and applewood chips for the smoke flavour.
The salmon was moist and the smoke penetrated throughout. Thanks so much…I will be making this again soon!!shelley
The 3-2-1 method is a popular way to smoke ribs, to get tender and juicy fall-off-the-bone meat. It involves smoking over low heat for 3 hours, wrapping the ribs in foil, and continuing to cook for two more hours. Finally, the ribs are unwrapped and cooked for another hour, basted frequently with bbq sauce.
In general, choose hardwood, as it will burn slower and longer than softwood. As for the specific type of wood, it depends on what you’re smoking.
For smoked beef, hickory, mesquite, and oak are popular choices, as the strong flavor of the smoke pairs well with the meat.
Hickory and maple are great choices for all cuts of pork, including smoked pork ribs or shoulder.
For poultry, choose a wood that produces slightly sweet and mild smoke, such as maple or pecan. Sugar maple is an excellent choice for smoked turkey.
No, it’s not recommended to smoke frozen meat. Smoking is a slow cooking process done at low temperatures, and if you start with frozen meat, it will remain at a low temperature for an unsafe period of time and can also cook unevenly. Thoroughly defrost your meat before you begin smoking.
No matter which smoking recipe you choose, you’re guaranteed to elicit some oohs and ahhs from your dinner guests. Round out your meal with some classic side dishes, including grilled corn on the cob, barbecue beans, creamy coleslaw, and classic potato salad.