Mesquite Smoked Prime Rib for Christmas

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This week I am featuring mesquite smoked prime rib, one of my favorite cuts of beef. This cut is sometimes referred to as a standing rib roast, depending on where you purchase it. It is not inexpensive by any means but it is very Christmas worthy and when you want to give the very best at your Christmas dinner, this will do it. Easy to prepare, super flavorful and goes great with smoke.. … [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 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...]

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 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...]