Smoked Pork Tenderloin – Tender, Tasty, Moist


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


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...]

Smoked Pork Tenderloin on a Stick


What is it about the inner carnivore in humans that make us love to eat things off of a stick? If you think about it, that's exactly what a rib is and if it doesn't come with it's own stick.. well, then we insert one. This smoked pork tenderloin on a stick can serve as dinner laid across a bed of rice with some summer vegetables or you can eat them by … [Read more...]

Coffee Brined, Smoked Baby Back Ribs


Hello and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter! I have had a lot of questions concerning the use of a brine on pork ribs and while I have brined ribs, the results were inconclusive and I wanted to take another slab at it. (pun intended) In thinking about a brine, I decided to use a coffee brine to give the ribs some added dimension and I even went so far as to introduce … [Read more...]

Smoked Rib Tips (Smoked Riblets)


Known and loved by many inside barbecue circles, smoked rib tips are as tender and delicious as you can get with  enough natural fat mixed in to keep them moist throughout the entire cooking process. You may cook spare ribs without trimming them down to St. Louis style but many of us trim them to help them to cook better and for better presentation and when you do, you are left with … [Read more...]

How to Make Pork Butt Burnt Ends


Burnt ends are something of a legend and I have not met too many folks who will turn them away. If you have not tried them then you are missing out. So, what are burnt ends? I thought you'd never ask! Smoke a whole packer brisket and you get lots of wonderful slices from that flat end but once you get to that point end all you're left with is lots of fatty meat which, at first … [Read more...]

Hot & Fast Bourbon Smoked Pulled Pork


I know that smoking meat is all about low and slow and especially for things like smoked pulled pork but what happens when you just don't have the 12-16 hours required to smoke a pulled pork? Do you just give up and go to your local barbecue restaurant? Absolutely not! If you are severely limited on time and you really want to make some smoked pulled pork, let me … [Read more...]