Smoked Burger Dogs & Smoking Meat Help

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Why make folks choose between a hotdog or a hamburger! Give them the smoked burger dog and they'll all be happy. It's a half pound burger with two of your favorite hotdogs cooked into it. Add a little cheese in the center and you have a crowd pleaser that won't stop this Labor Day! I make these on the smoker with plenty of smoke but you could also grill them or even fry them if you were so … [Read more...]

Smoked Meatloaf Logs

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Smoked meatloaf is something I decided to try about 10 years ago on a whim and it has been a regular feature at our table ever since. I wrote about it way back then and I've had hundreds of folks tell me they would never eat an "oven" meatloaf again. Take that same meatloaf, form it into a log, wrap it in bacon and you have smoked meatloaf logs. Most folks agree that bacon makes almost … [Read more...]

Smoked Chuck Roast – Pulled and Chopped

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Most of the time when you think of smoked beef, your mind goes to brisket but if you have not tried a smoked chuck roast then you are missing out. Completely tender and moist and pulls like a pork butt when you cook it long enough. I normally see these in the store at 2-3 lb sections so if you want a big one in the 8-10 lb range you usually have to let the butcher know so he can cut it for you … [Read more...]

Smoked Hamburgers and Smoked Hotdogs

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May is the traditional beginning of barbecue season although, many of us barbecue all year long through cold, wind and rain. Regardless of whether you barbecue all year long or you follow the traditional  seasons of barbecue, smoked burgers and smoked hotdogs are the way to go. Doing burgers and hotdogs in the smoker allows you to do all of them at once and they all get done in about the same … [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...]

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...]

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 Sirloin Tip Roast

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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

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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

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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...]