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...]

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...]

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...]

Herb Rubbed Smoked Pork Loin

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As I was preparing for this weeks newsletter, I knew that I wanted to show something that would work great on Mother's day especially with lots of family coming over to spend the day with Mom. Smoked pork loin became the obvious choice and after cooking it and tasting the tenderness and juiciness this particular method produced, I knew that this would be an easy winner in many households this … [Read more...]

Pork Burnt Ends w/ Spicy Butter Injection

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Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love burnt ends and I particularly love the pork burnt ends more than the ones made from brisket but then I'm not all that picky. I'll devour any and all burnt ends, regardless of whether it's beef or pork. Since I love these so much, I found myself thinking about a way to make them even better (if that's even possible). Along this line of thinking, I love … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Tenderloin – Tender, Tasty, Moist

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Smoked pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of pork and I, being the pork lover that I am, have a hard time choosing between this cut and the filet of beef.. it really is THAT good. Cooked correctly, it is tender, tasty, and very moist without a lot of fuss. Many folks confuse the pork tenderloin with the pork loin and while the tenderloin is a portion found within the loin, I would … [Read more...]

Miniature Smoked Bacon Wrapped Fatty

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The smoked bacon wrapped fatty has been around for a while and it is probably one of the best smoking recipes around. For those not in the know, a smoked bacon wrapped fatty is simply a pound of sausage, rolled out flat, stuffed with cheese, veggies, other meats, whatever the mind can think up, and then wrapped in a blanket of bacon that has been weaved together carefully. It is then smoked for … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Spare Ribs Just Got Better

Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Just when you thought smoked pork spare ribs couldn't get any better, I start researching, messing with the process, and trying out new methods to come up with the best possible method for not only getting them smoky but in making them perfectly tender and tasty. I know there are a few of you who seem to not care for the 3-2-1 method but based on the emails and comments that I receive, most of … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Crown Roast

Smoked Pork Crown Roast

When it comes to the Christmas feast, my theory is "go big or go home". You want to do something that will make folks say, "Wow!" and there is nothing quite like a smoked pork crown roast when it comes time to make a great impression for the folks you love and care about. A pork crown roast is basically a couple of pork loins with the ribs still attached, formed into a … [Read more...]

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

For the past several weeks we've been talking about smoking turkey and getting ready for the big day. In this newsletter, we'll finish up the 2013 Thanksgiving series with a few more tips and instructions for smoking the turkey and I'll show you how to double smoke a ham. I'll also show you how to inject the ham with a rum or maple sauce before you smoke it to make it … [Read more...]