Smoked Beef Back Ribs


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...]

Spicy Orange Juice Brined Smoked Brisket Flat


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...]

Smoked Flat Iron Steaks

Smoked flat iron steak

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 Sirloin Tip Roast

Smoked Sirloin Tip Roast - Beef

Who doesn't love beef and when it's smoked low and slow and reverse seared just before serving ... well, that just makes us beef lovers quiver with anticipation. This smoked sirloin tip roast is quite lean, but if you can find one with a good bit of marbling and you smoke it nice and slow then it will reward you with tenderness and a flavor that will make you want to slap a relative ... … [Read more...]

Amazingly Tender Smoked Brisket


If I had a dollar for every person who has told me they are intimidated by brisket then I would be quite well off and while I do have to admit that brisket is definitely something that requires some knowledge, skill, and a little practice to get the hang of, don't let it intimidate you into not trying it. As everyone knows, there are no rules when it comes to barbecue and smoking … [Read more...]

Planked Smoked Meatloaf – Jalapeno Buttermilk


What is it about meatloaf that brings back such fond memories of home? Meatloaf was a staple growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and my favorite way to eat it was between two slices of bread made up like a burger with all the fixins. Add in some sweet corn, mashed potatoes and a blackberry cobbler and you'll think you died and went to Heaven. Just when I thought … [Read more...]

Smoked London Broil (Top Round)


Hello and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter. I hope all of you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and to all of you who have let me know that you now have a new smoker and want to learn how to put out some wonderful smoked food, you have come to the right place! This week we are talking about smoked London broil and, before anyone corrects me, I am fully aware … [Read more...]

Smoking a Small Brisket Flat for Nachos

Using smoked brisket on nachos

 Hello and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter where we are talking about smoked brisket and how to use those tender, juicy, succulent morsels of goodness on smoked brisket nachos. In this newsletter I will show you how to smoke cook a very small 4-lb brisket using the best method so that it is tender, juicy and perfect for using on nachos or whatever the … [Read more...]

How-to Make Beef Jerky


 This week I am going to show you how to make beef jerky and I am going to share the marinade that I use and a few tips and tricks to help you be successful. If you have never made beef jerky before then you might have the erroneous idea that it is difficult or that you need special equipment to make it but, on the contrary, you can make it with a smoker, your home oven or a dehydrator … [Read more...]

Smoked Corned Beef Rollups

Smoked corned beef rollups

 Smoked corn beef rollups are a great way to use up leftover corned beef. I have been known to smoke a corned beef brisket just for the sole purpose of making a batch of these rollups or pinwheels as some folks call them. That little jar in the center of the rollups is my very own concoction using my barbecue sauce and the recipe is as follows: Jeff's Spicy Mustard … [Read more...]