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...]

Smoked Chicken Halves

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Smoked chicken halves are a great item to serve when you have eaters with hefty appetites. There is nothing quite as wonderful as giving a hungry guest, their own half chicken and watching their face light up as they realize that that big chunk of meat is all for them. What's really great is that chicken is fairly inexpensive and it is not difficult at all to cut these in half before you cook … [Read more...]

Hot Smoked Salmon on a Stick

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Hot smoked salmon on a stick might seem like a strange name but you have to understand that we normally smoke salmon a little on the cool side, we fuss over it, try to make sure the white stuff (albumin) does not emerge to the surface and take all kinds of pains with it (or at least I do). This version of smoked salmon is easy, hassle-free, and folks love having their own skewer of smoky salmon … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sea Scallops

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I have been eating scallops for most of my adult life but until I tried them smoked, I had no idea just how good they could really be. Bacon wrapped smoked scallops should be on your menu for an upcoming meal, party or get-together. You really don't need a reason, these are really that good. Some things like smoked lobster, smoked shrimp and now, smoked scallops are a seafood lovers delight and … [Read more...]

Onion Cola Ribs and Brats for Memorial Day

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Memorial day is one of the biggest outdoor cooking days of the year and while you have lots of options, I am going to show you how to make my onion and cola smoked spare ribs as well as smoked brats and smoked boudin. I hope all of you have a wonderful time with family and friends as you think upon and honor those no longer with us. Look no further than the smoking meat newsletter archive to … [Read more...]