How to Make Smoked Pulled Pork

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One of the most versatile meats in barbecue is the smoked pork butt or Boston butt from which we get the famous smoked pulled pork. From the pork butt we also get smoked pork steaks, smoked country style ribs and even pork burnt ends. In this recipe, I am simply going to show you how to take a pork butt or a pork picnic roast and turn it into tender succulent pulled pork that can be used on … [Read more...]

Pecan Smoked Chicken Wings

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There's not too many foods that I like as well as smoked chicken wings and this week, I just couldn't help showing off my pecan smoked chicken wings with honey and beer barbecue sauce! The picture looks good enough to eat in my opinion and you can only imagine how good these babies are in real life. A little sticky and with just the right amount of smoke, the slightly crispy skin is beyond … [Read more...]

Smoked Baby Back Rib Sandwich

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Can you imagine a smoked juicy delectable hunk of smoked baby back ribs, bones removed, on a sandwich bun or a french loaf? Its the smoked baby back rib sandwich! Well, this idea came to me a while back although I figured that it had been done before (I was right). I have never served a rack of smoked baby back ribs deboned much less on a sandwich before and as this idea formed in my brain, it … [Read more...]

Smoked Pigs on the Beach – Shrimp & Sausage

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The subtle flavor of smoked shrimp combined with the rich flavor of the smoked sausage comes together with a huge flavor burst in your mouth with this wonderful duet of an appetizer. I asked my Facebook fans to help me name this appetizer and while we had more than 800 suggestions, I could only pick one of them. The winning name for this smoked shrimp wrapped around a sausage round is... … [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 Chicken Lollipops

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Sometimes a chicken leg is just that.. a chicken leg. But sometimes, a chicken leg is a smoked chicken lollipop. In this recipe, I am going to show you how to turn an ordinary chicken drumstick into something that is fun and exciting to eat for kids and adults alike. These make great appetizers or they can be served with sides as an excellent entree for lunch or dinner.. breakfast too I … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Steaks and Country Style Ribs

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To some folks, pork butt is all about pulled pork but I am here to tell you that smoked pork steaks and smoked country style ribs are cut from pork butt and is to die for. With plenty of fat to keep them moist, you can cook these cuts until they are fall apart tender and the flavor is unbeatable. Great on the grill or smoker but I prefer to smoke them real slow. If you can't find pork steaks … [Read more...]

Shrimp & Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños

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I have written on several occasions about these glorious smoked, bacon wrapped, cream cheese stuffed jalapeños (known in the smoking community as Atomic Buffalo Turds or ABT's for short). Well.. this week I have taken that same concept and added a jumbo shrimp into the jalapeño pepper just before stuffing it with cheese and they are amazing. Quite easy to prepare and it doesn't take them long … [Read more...]

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

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This week it's all about smoked baby back ribs and while the extra meaty ones are sometimes hard to find, if you do find some, grab them up and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much better they are than the scrawny looking things you sometimes find in stores. I find that the meatier ones do require a little more cooking time.. as you might expect but because the meat is thicker, they tend … [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...]