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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs aka Moink Balls

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs have been around for at least 40 years and possibly longer than that but were named "MOINK balls" and made popular in 2008 by a man named Larry Gaian. The "MOINK" name is quite significant in that they are made from beef meatballs and half slices of thin pork bacon. Together you have moo + oink or moink balls. If [...]

2018-06-16T04:18:26+00:00 By |5 Comments

Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends!

I have received a whole lot of questions about alternative ways to smoke pork belly in the smoker over the last few months.. folks, you had me at pork belly! Here's my own personal take on pork belly burnt ends, how to prepare them, season them with my original rub recipe (purchase recipes here) and smoke cook them to perfection. [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:46+00:00 By |6 Comments

Reverse Seared Burgers – Smoked Then Seared to Perfection

When it comes to smoked hamburgers, as it turns out, you truly can have your cake and eat it too! I love that flame kissed grilled burger flavor but I also love that slow smoked flavor that I get when I do burgers in the smoker. The answer to getting both of these wonderful things is found in smoking [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:50+00:00 By |6 Comments

Alabama White Sauce on Smoked Chicken Drumsticks

Most of us have heard of Alabama white sauce.. which is a really tasty sauce created with mayonnaise, black pepper and any number of other ingredients. The variations are endless and it's most often used on chicken but I've also seen it used on pork and seafood. In this recipe, I use a very basic Alabama white sauce recipe on [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:52+00:00 By |12 Comments

Smoked Spare Ribs that Literally Fall Apart

I receive emails every week asking how to make super tender spare ribs in the smoker and some even say that the 3-2-1 method still doesn't get them as tender as they like. This week I'm going to show you how to make spare ribs that are so fall apart tender that you can just pull the bones out as [...]

2018-06-14T03:30:00+00:00 By |32 Comments

Apricot and Honey Chicken Wings – Hickory Smoked

My affinity for smoked chicken wings is known far and wide-- my most recent experiment involved brushing a mixture of apricot spreadable fruit and honey onto the wings when they were almost done cooking. The sweetness of the fruit and honey mixed with the spiciness of my original rub recipe (purchase recipe here) created an awesome combination that had me licking [...]

2018-06-14T03:30:01+00:00 By |4 Comments

Citrus Rosemary Cornish Hens

Smoked cornish hens are delicious all on their own and they are the perfect-sized chicken but to make them even better, these are marinated in citrus juices, olive oil and rosemary. Unlike most of my other recipes for smoked cornish hens, these are topped with  the Texas style rub (purchase recipes here) for even more incredible flavor. The sweet potatoes in the [...]

2018-06-18T18:55:53+00:00 By |3 Comments

Cherry Smoked Salmon With Brussel Sprouts

It's the perfect time of year to smoke salmon and if you can get fresh wild caught salmon, then that is the best way to go. You can also use other types of salmon and even frozen and farm raised salmon will become amazing once you've smoked it following the directions in this recipe. Be sure to use my original [...]

2018-06-14T03:30:24+00:00 By |1 Comment

Smoked Brisket for Game Day

It's no secret that I love smoked brisket in all it's beefy, delicious goodness whether it's sliced, chopped, or made into burnt ends.. I love the stuff. It's a great game day food and in this recipe, I'm going to walk you through the process of preparing and cooking a brisket in the smoker so that it comes out a [...]

2018-06-14T03:30:38+00:00 By |17 Comments

Smoked Pulled Pork Appetizers for Super Bowl

Here are several wonderful party foods and appetizers that you can make with smoked pulled pork. All of them are tremendously good and just perfect for game day or any day. I highly recommend my Cherry Dr. Pepper pulled pork recipe for use in these recipes. Pulled Pork Hot Dogs (Simply Amazing!) I am and have always been a huge fan [...]

2018-06-14T03:31:18+00:00 By |2 Comments
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