Smoked Bacon Wrapped Hot Links – Memorial Day

Smoked bacon wrapped hot links, sausages, brats and hotdogs with a stick for holding them is a great addition to your Memorial Day celebrations. Great for adults and kids alike and they are so quick and easy, you'll wonder why you haven't done it before now. Helpful Information Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 2-3 hours Smoker Temp: 240°F Meat Finish Temp: [...]

2018-05-22T01:38:33+00:00 By |2 Comments

Onion Cola Ribs and Brats for Memorial Day

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 [...]

2018-05-23T18:54:15+00:00 By |18 Comments

Coffee Brined, Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Hello and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter! Over the years, 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 stab at it. I decided to use a coffee brine to give the ribs some [...]

2018-05-22T01:51:12+00:00 By |16 Comments

Delicious Smoked Chicken Wings

This week we are talking about smoked chicken wings and while these are very similar to hot wings, these are not the traditional chicken wings that are fried then coated in wing sauce. Instead these are seasoned with my original rub (purchase recipes here), smoked with cherry wood and then brushed with my delicious barbecue sauce (purchase recipes here)  about [...]

2018-05-22T01:57:50+00:00 By |14 Comments

Hot Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken (or root beer chicken if you prefer) is one of those things that people love to do in the smoker or grill and while the science seems to indicate that the liquid isn't all that important, it's super cool and as you know, presentation and aesthetics plays a big part in the meal. I've been doing these [...]

2018-05-20T18:46:46+00:00 By |5 Comments

Smoking a Corned Beef Brisket (The Making of Pastrami)

With St. Patricks day around the corner, my attention has turned to smoked corned beef brisket otherwise known as pastrami. There's no better way to get your "Irish" on so grab a couple of corned beef briskets and let's get the party started! Helpful Information Hands-on Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8-10 hours Smoker Temp: 240°F [...]

2018-05-01T10:52:06+00:00 By |12 Comments

Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa – Brown Sugar and Beer Glazed

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of these pieces of kielbasa wrapped in bacon and lovingly glazed with a mixture of brown sugar and beer with pepper flake heat. Pop a few in your mouth and you'll say wow! Of course I use my original, one of a kind rub (order the recipes) to give these a massive kick of flavor [...]

2018-04-30T15:36:31+00:00 By |5 Comments

Smoked and Seared Pork Belly Slices

I'm on my third batch of these smoked pork belly slices otherwise known as "pure deliciousness" in order to get the recipe and instructions absolutely perfect and I have to say, you NEED these really bad although your doctor may disagree! These are not entirely healthy and you probably shouldn't eat these everyday but for a once-in-a-while treat, I say [...]

2018-04-30T15:36:37+00:00 By |7 Comments

Smoked Pig Shots

If you're looking for a smoked appetizer that has super bowl party written all over it.. you've found it! A slice of sausage, wrapped in thick bacon and held secure with a toothpick to form a cup. The cups are filled with almost anything but my favorite is a cream cheese mixture containing chopped jalapeño, Jeff's original rub and grated [...]

2018-04-30T15:36:43+00:00 By |11 Comments

Smoked Christmas Chickens

These smoked cornish hens are spatchcocked (butterflied), dry brined overnight, coated with a special mayo, herb & rub mixture and then smoked until they are juicy, tender and delicious! Might be the best chicken I've had in a while and if you are looking for something to cook for your Christmas guests that will surprise and delight without breaking the [...]

2018-04-30T15:36:54+00:00 By |6 Comments

2017 Christmas Gift Guide

As we near the holidays, I wanted to throw in a few ideas to help with your gift giving whether you are looking to purchase something for someone else or for yourself. These are things that I use myself and have found to be of superior quality and usefulness. Enjoy! Bayou Classic Injector - $15 This injector is one that [...]

2018-04-30T15:37:02+00:00 By |6 Comments

Espresso Brined Tri-tip Smoked with Pecan

Smoked tri-tip is one of my favorite cuts of beef that I cook on the smoker. It is tender, delicious and doesn’t take a long time to prepare. In this version, I used an espresso brine that incorporates coffee as well as a touch of cocoa to really make that delicious beef flavor pop. The salt in the brine, as [...]

2018-05-15T16:27:08+00:00 By |10 Comments

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

In my humble opinion, the best part of the chicken is the thigh. There is plenty of fat to keep it moist and of course the fat is where the flavor is. Unfortunately it is not the healthiest part so this should be a treat, not an everyday staple;-) These smoked chicken thighs are seasoned front and back with my [...]

2018-04-30T15:37:13+00:00 By |5 Comments

Seared and Smoked Top Sirloin Steaks

I cooked up some smoked top sirloin steak the other day-- dry brined and seasoned with my Texas style rub (purchase recipes here) and it was without a doubt, hands down the best steak I've had broiled, grilled, or smoked. This write-up is going to give you all the juicy, delicious details about how I did it so you can [...]

2018-04-30T15:37:23+00:00 By |3 Comments
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