Smoked and Grilled Chicken Quarters

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In this smoked and grilled chicken quarters recipe, I demonstrate how to get some smoke flavor on the chicken then finish it off to perfection on a really hot grill.    Helpful Information Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1.5 hours Smoker Temp: 225-240°F Meat Finish Temp: 165°F Recommended Wood: Pecan or Cherry What You'll Need 4-6 Chicken quarters Olive oil Jeff's original … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Burnt Ends

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Burnt ends definitely stand on their own when it comes to flavor but why not wrap them in bacon and kick them up a notch or two? The new motto is: "bacon wrapped smoked burnt ends, just because you can!"    Bacon Wrapped Smoked Burnt Ends Helpful Information Prep Time: 35 minutes Cook Time: 2-3 hours Smoker Temp: 225°F Meat Finish Temp: n/a Recommended Wood: Mesquite and/or … [Read more...]

Double Smoked Chopped Brisket

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I just cooked and documented a 15 lb brisket that I cooked overnight in an electric smoker. I set it up for 225 °F, used a smoke generator called the AMNPS to keep the smoke flowing for about 10 hours and went to bed with no worries. I chopped it up when it got finished and re-smoked it to add some additional smoke flavor throughout. Do not overlook the simple electric smoker when it comes to … [Read more...]

Smoked Appetizers For New Years

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2014 has been a great year here at Smoking-Meat.com headquarters and we have a lot of exciting things planned for the upcoming year. In this, our last newsletter broadcast of the year, I have compiled some great smoked appetizers from the website that are sure to make your New Year's Eve party a huge success. I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed new year! More Smoked … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Turkey Breast

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I like to do turkey a little different at Christmas since Thanksgiving usually "does me in" on turkey in general. This cranberry pecan stuffed turkey breast cooked in the smoker is a wonderful dish that allows you to use turkey while mixing things up a little bit.    Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Turkey Breast Helpful Information Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Smoker Temp: … [Read more...]

Cherry Bourbon Smoked Pork Tenderloin

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Smoked pork tenderloins are one of the easiest things you can cook in your smoker when you want something that tastes great, has a "fancy" feel to it and you don't have a lot of time to spare. In around 2 hours, you can take a pork tenderloin from raw to smoked amazingly delicious and folks will think you slaved over it for hours. The cherry bourbon compote my lovely came up with is a … [Read more...]

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 Pork Baby Back Ribs for Christmas

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We have smoked ribs nearly every Christmas dinner and, in my opinion, it's a wonderful tradition! There's plenty of smoked ribs to go around and if anyone leaves hungry, it's their own fault. Based on emails that I receive, the one thing that many folks struggle with when dealing with ribs, is how to get them super tender. Well, you better not say that too loud around folks who cook for … [Read more...]

Smoking Meat for Thanksgiving – FAQ

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First and foremost, I want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving and I hope you are able to spend a lot of quality time with family and friends. I know that many of you may still have questions about smoking the turkey and ham for Thanksgiving this year so I have compiled a few of the most asked questions and answers to hopefully help you out a little before the big day. I get so many … [Read more...]

Double Smoked Ham Steaks

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Thanksgiving isn't the same without double smoked ham and these double smoked ham steaks take things to a better place in my opinion. Each piece can be seasoned and smoked for an even better eating experience. We also made a delicious cranberry glaze that got brushed on about halfway through the smoking process if you're into that. I'll give you a few other options as well. Share:    Double … [Read more...]