Smoking Meat for Thanksgiving – FAQ

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First and foremost, I want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving and I hope you are able to spend a lot of quality time with family and friends. I know that many of you may still have questions about smoking the turkey and ham for Thanksgiving this year so I have compiled a few of the most asked questions and answers to hopefully help you out a little before the big day. I get so many … [Read more...]

Double Smoked Ham Steaks

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Thanksgiving isn't the same without double smoked ham and these double smoked ham steaks take things to a better place in my opinion. Each piece can be seasoned and smoked for an even better eating experience. We also made a delicious cranberry glaze that got brushed on about halfway through the smoking process if you're into that. I'll give you a few other options as well. Share:    Double … [Read more...]

Smoked Maple Barbecue Turkey

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Every year I try to come up with a new and amazing Thanksgiving turkey recipe and based on emails I receive, I think I have produced some real crowd pleasers over the last few years. Well, this year, in an effort to "hit it out of the ballpark" again, I have developed a smoked maple barbecue turkey that, quite frankly, may just be the best I've done yet if I can say that with a certain amount … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Smoked Turkey Legs

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These sweet and spicy smoked turkey legs are easy to do in the smoker in just a couple of hours and they are a wonderful addition to the Thanksgiving festivities. Share:    Sweet and Spicy Smoked Turkey Legs Helpful Information Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 10 hours Cook Time: 2 hours (depends on size) Smoker Temp: 225°F Meat Finish Temp: 165°F Recommended … [Read more...]

Smoked Beef Country Style Ribs

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Smoked beef country style ribs, usually from the chuck roast but can be from other parts as well, are cut into strips that are perfectly sized for individual servings just like their pork counterparts. In this recipe, I created a marinade, which I will share with you below, that puts a lot of wonderful flavor into them in just a few short hours or overnight to help bring out that amazing beef … [Read more...]

Smoked Bacon Candy (Pig Candy)

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Smoked bacon candy doesn't need a lot of introduction and there's not a better marriage of foods than what happens when you combine sweet syrup and bacon. Add the smoke factor and this might just knock you off your feet. Share:    Helpful Information Prep Time: 15 minutes Marinate Time: 8 hours (optional) Cook Time: 2 hours Smoker Temp: 225°F Meat Finish Temp: n/a Recommended … [Read more...]

Smoked Beef Back Ribs

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Smoked beef back ribs are not usually the meatiest of ribs, but they taste great with smoke and you won't find a beefier flavor anywhere, in my opinion. If you have the privilege of getting these with a little more meat on them then great, but even the ones you find in the local grocery store are well worth gnawing on and highly recommend you try some of these very soon if you … [Read more...]

Apple Juice Brined Smoked Pork Tenderloin

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Smoked pork tenderloin is really good just like it is but anything can become better when you take the time to do a few extras. In this smoked pork tenderloin recipe, I decided to cook it with an apple theme -  I brined it in apple juice,  smoked it with apple wood then used my version of apple barbecue sauce to finish it off. It is super moist and you can taste the apple juice brine all the … [Read more...]

Smoked Beef And Pork Meatloaf Muffins

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This smoked beef and pork meatloaf might possibly be the most tasty and moist smoked meatloaf I've ever tasted. Made from ground chuck and spicy ground pork sausage with other vegetables, herbs and spices mixed in as well as my very own rub and sauce for an unbeatable smoked meatloaf recipe that you will be amazed at. I made these muffin-size but you can also do the traditional large size if … [Read more...]

Smoked Spam with Beer Barbecue Sauce

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Add a little barbecue rub, beer barbecue sauce and wood smoke and even spam can become the smoked spam you always knew could exist. I hate to admit it but this smoked spam is quite delicious! Season it Up Start out by making some cross cuts into the top of the spam. Rub some yellow mustard onto the outside of the spam Add about a tablespoon or so of Jeff's Naked Rib … [Read more...]