9 Smoking Meat Recipes for Easter Dinner

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

Cooking Easter dinner on the smoker or grill may not be traditional but it might just be the best holiday dinner you've ever had. Almost any kind of meat cooked in the oven, is even better cooked in the smoker and this includes lamb, ham, beef, pork, and even fish and seafood. In this newsletter, I am going to direct your attention to 9 of my favorite holiday smoking meat recipes of all time. … [Read more...]


Smoked Beef Back Ribs

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Smoked beef back ribs are not extremely meaty like most pork ribs but, I think they reign supreme in terms of flavor. Cut from the prime rib, all that tasty fat is present to help the ribs stay moist and to give them tons of flavor. By cooking them low and slow, a lot of that fat will melt away leaving the meat extremely delicious and tender. In this recipe, I use my rub as it is is to give … [Read more...]


Smoked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

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These smoked, bacon wrapped chicken thighs, absolutely must be tried to be appreciated! The thigh meat is naturally the tastiest part of the chicken, in my opinion, and then to soak it in buttermilk (for tenderness and flavor), dry brine it with my very own rub and wrap it in bacon and smoke it until perfectly done just takes things to a level that makes my mouth water just thinking about … [Read more...]


Smoked Pulled Pork Stuffed Mushrooms

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I happen to love smoked mushrooms but I do realize that not everyone is as big of a fan of these as I am. For this reason, I am going to show you how to make a couple of fillings for the smoked mushrooms, but know that they will work just as well stuffed into small sweet peppers, jalapeños sliced in half, stuffed then wrapped in bacon, or even as a chip dip (think Fritos® Scoops). I do suggest … [Read more...]


Beer Brined Smoked Cornish Hens

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These smoked cornish hens are fun-sized at about a pound each and are a great choice for dinner guests or even a family dinner since everyone gets their own little personal chicken. I started thinking about brining these in beer after considering them as a small version of the beer can chicken. The problem with setting them on a can of beer is that, while it helps them stand upright, it does … [Read more...]


Smoked Pork Tenderloin – Tender, Tasty, Moist

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Smoked pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of pork and I, being the pork lover that I am, have a hard time choosing between this cut and the filet of beef.. it really is THAT good. Cooked correctly, it is tender, tasty, and very moist without a lot of fuss. Many folks confuse the pork tenderloin with the pork loin and while the tenderloin is a portion found within the loin, I would … [Read more...]


Spicy Orange Juice Brined Smoked Brisket Flat

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Smoked brisket is the holy grail of beef barbecue and one of the most intimidating things to cook in the smoker for many folks new to cooking with a smoker. I can say that I have turned out some amazing briskets in my time and a few that I don't like to talk about but, all in all, I am always up for a challenge and trying to improve my process. While cleaning out the freezer a few days ago, … [Read more...]


Miniature Smoked Bacon Wrapped Fatty

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The smoked bacon wrapped fatty has been around for a while and it is probably one of the best smoking recipes around. For those not in the know, a smoked bacon wrapped fatty is simply a pound of sausage, rolled out flat, stuffed with cheese, veggies, other meats, whatever the mind can think up, and then wrapped in a blanket of bacon that has been weaved together carefully. It is then smoked for … [Read more...]


Smoked Flat Iron Steaks

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These smoked flat iron steaks have gained in popularity over the last few years and some even say they rival the sirloin, tri-tip and tenderloin in flavor and tenderness. I usually get these as large steaks about ¾ inch thick, 4 inches wide and about 12 inches long but I found some for this article that are already cut into individual portion sizes. These go great with my smoked twice baked … [Read more...]


Smoked Twice Baked Potatoes

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These are called smoked twice baked potatoes because you bake them in the smoker (or any heat source for that matter), cut them in half, scoop out the insides and mix it with my rub, bacon, cream cheese, jalapeños, etc., and grated cheese on top, then put it back into the potato skins and bake them even more until the cheese melts on top. They are baked twice in the smoker thus they are called … [Read more...]