Welcome to the smoky world of deliciousness! If you're a fan of mouthwatering, melt-in-your-mouth flavors, then you're in for a treat. In this blog post, we'll explore the best smoker recipes that will take your culinary skills to the next level.
Whether you're a seasoned pitmaster or a beginner looking to explore the world of smoking, these recipes are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. So, grab your apron, fire up your smoker, and let's dive into the tantalizing world of smoked goodness!
1. Whole Smoked Chicken
The Whole Smoked Chicken recipe is a must-try for any smoker enthusiast. With a flavorful seasoning paste applied under the skin and a butter rub, this chicken comes out of the smoker juicy and delicious.
Cooked at 280 degrees for approximately 3.5 hours, the result is a perfectly cooked bird with a crispy skin. Whether you're grilling on the weekend or looking for a weeknight meal, this recipe is a winner.
2. Smoked Country Style Ribs
Smoked Country Style Ribs are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a weekend meal. These ribs are coated with a tasty dry pork rub and slathered in BBQ sauce, resulting in fork-tender and flavorful pork.
Smoked at 225°F for about 4 hours, they are worth the wait. Enjoy these hearty and satisfying ribs with your favorite sides for a mouthwatering meal.
3. Smoker Orange Marmalade Chicken
The Smoker Orange Marmalade Chicken recipe is a delicious and easy option for smoked chicken quarters. The chicken is seasoned with a flavorful rub and glazed with a mixture of orange marmalade and hot sauce.
Cooked in an electric smoker at 275 degrees, the chicken is done in about 1 to 1.5 hours. The combination of smoky flavors and the tangy sweetness of the orange glaze make this dish a fantastic choice for a flavorful dinner.
4. Smoked Chili
Smoked Chili is the ultimate comfort food that takes the classic stovetop version to a whole new level. The longer, slower cook time in the smoker adds a depth of flavor and the smokiness enhances the overall taste. This recipe is easily customizable to suit your spice preference, and the combination of ground hamburger, tomato sauce, beans, and spices creates a delicious and hearty dish.
The use of a dutch oven in the smoker ensures even cooking and the stirring throughout the process ensures the full impact of the smoky flavor. Leftovers can be stored and reheated for later enjoyment. Overall, Smoked Chili is a must-try recipe for any chili lover looking for a smoky twist.
5. Smoked Pineapple Upside Down Cake
The Smoked Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for the smoker. The combination of sweet pineapple, brown sugar, and maraschino cherries creates a mouthwatering flavor.
The cake is moist and tender, with a hint of smokiness that adds an extra layer of depth. It's a must-try recipe for any smoker enthusiast looking for a simple and satisfying dessert option.
6. Smoked Pig Shots
Smoked Pig Shots are a delicious and savory appetizer that combines the flavors of bacon, smoked sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and diced onions. The bacon-wrapped sausage cups are filled with a creamy mixture of cheese and onions, then smoked to perfection.
These bite-sized treats are bursting with flavor and make for a mouthwatering snack. Perfect for any gathering or barbecue, Smoked Pig Shots are sure to be a hit with your guests.
7. Smoked Burgers
Smoked Burgers are a game-changer for burger lovers. Slow-cooked on a pellet grill, these juicy burgers are full of smoky flavor. Made with minimal ingredients, they are quick and easy to prepare. The higher fat content in the ground beef ensures a moist and flavorful patty.
Topped with bacon, cheese, and your favorite condiments, these burgers are a crowd-pleaser. Toasted buns add the perfect finishing touch. If you're looking to elevate your burger game, give Smoked Burgers a try.
The smoked burger recipe is a perfect choice for grilling enthusiasts. The wood pellet smoker adds a delicious smoky flavor to the patty, while maintaining a juicy and tender texture.
The recipe recommends preheating the smoker to 425-450 degrees for a good sear. The addition of high-quality cheese at the end enhances the overall flavor. Overall, this recipe is a great option for those looking to elevate their burger game with a smoky twist.
9. DIY Smoked Simple Syrup
DIY Smoked Simple Syrup is a flavorful addition to any cocktail. Made by infusing a 50/50 mixture of water and sugar with the smoky goodness of fruit woods like apple or cherry, this syrup adds a unique twist to your drinks.
Simply smoke the mixture on a preheated smoker for 2 hours, then transfer to a bottle or jar for storage. Perfect for adding a touch of smokiness to your next barbecue or gathering.
10. Smoked Baked Potatoes
Smoked Baked Potatoes are a game-changer for potato lovers. Cooked in an electric smoker or Traeger, these potatoes have a crispy skin and a fluffy, tender interior. The recipe is simple and foolproof, making it a great side dish option.
The potatoes are pierced, rolled in salt, and smoked for two hours until they are perfectly tender. Whether filled with chili or topped with sour cream and butter, these smoked baked potatoes are a delicious addition to any meal.
11. Smoked Turkey
The smoked turkey recipe is a flavorful and impressive holiday main course that frees up oven space. The turkey is coated in a homemade spice rub and slow smoked to tender and juicy perfection.
With the option to brine the turkey for added flavor and moisture, this recipe is a show-stopping Thanksgiving meal that even novice cooks can master. Serve with homemade cranberry sauce for a truly memorable holiday feast.
12. Easy Smoked Salsa
Easy Smoked Salsa is a flavorful and simple recipe that utilizes the smoky goodness of a pellet grill. The combination of smoked tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, and peppers creates a delicious flavor explosion.
With a hint of spice and the use of fresh vegetables, this salsa is a must-try for any salsa lover. Whether stored in the refrigerator or freezer, it's a versatile and tasty addition to any meal.
13. Smoked Whole Chicken
The Smoked Whole Chicken recipe is a game-changer for chicken lovers. Brining the chicken adds flavor and keeps it juicy, while the dry rub creates a beautiful golden crust.
The versatility of a whole chicken allows for various dishes throughout the week. Smoking the chicken at a low temperature results in tender meat with a smoky flavor. It's a must-try recipe for those looking to elevate their chicken game.
14. Smoked Brisket
The Smoked Brisket recipe is a comprehensive guide for achieving the perfect smoked brisket every time. It emphasizes the process rather than a specific recipe, providing key milestones for success. The recipe suggests selecting and trimming the brisket, seasoning it with a beef seasoning, and smoking it on a preheated smoker at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
The brisket is then wrapped in butcher paper and cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. After resting, the brisket is sliced against the grain and served. Overall, this recipe offers a tried and true method for making tender and flavorful smoked brisket.
15. Smoked Vegetables
Smoked Vegetables is a quick and easy side dish recipe that delivers delicious flavor. The vegetables are tossed in a balsamic and seasoning mixture before being smoked to perfection.
The recipe is versatile, allowing for the use of various vegetables like corn, squash, peppers, mushrooms, and more. It is a great option for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Overall, Smoked Vegetables is a flavorful and convenient addition to any smoker recipe repertoire.
16. Smoked Beer Can Chicken
Smoked Beer Can Chicken is a simple and delicious recipe that is perfect for summer gatherings. The chicken is moist, tender, and full of flavor from the dry rub and beer can infusion. It can be easily made on a pellet grill or any other smoker.
The cooking time is approximately 2-3 hours, and the recommended wood chips are hickory, mesquite, or cherry. Overall, Smoked Beer Can Chicken is a crowd-pleasing dish that is worth trying for a flavorful and juicy meal.
17. Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
The Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers are a mouthwatering delight that will impress at any BBQ. These burgers are made with a juicy Lucy recipe, filled with a mixture of onions, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and shredded white cheddar.
The burgers are then smoked on the grill until they reach a perfect internal temperature. The result is a flavorful and moist burger that will leave you wanting more.
18. Fall Off The Bones Smoked Ribs
The Fall Off The Bones Smoked Ribs recipe is a must-try for any BBQ enthusiast. Using the 3-2-1 method, the ribs are first smoked for three hours, then wrapped in foil with maple syrup and brown sugar for two hours, and finally brushed with Traeger-Que sauce and cooked for an additional hour.
The result is tender, flavorful ribs that truly live up to their name. Whether you're using St. Louis spare ribs or baby back ribs, this recipe is a winner.
19. Easy Smoked Roasted Turkey
The Easy Smoked Roasted Turkey recipe is a simple and flavorful way to prepare a whole turkey. It eliminates the need for overnight brining and keeps everything easy.
The turkey is seasoned with a delicious turkey butter mixture and smoked on the grill at 275°F for 6-7 hours. The result is a moist and flavorful turkey that can be enjoyed any time of the year.
20. Smoked Pork Steaks
Smoked pork steaks are a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for cooking in a smoker. The steaks are dry brined, seasoned with a homemade rub, and then smoked for about 2.5 hours.
Optional glazing with barbecue sauce adds an extra layer of deliciousness. The result is tender, juicy pork steaks with a smoky flavor that is sure to impress.
21. Smoked Bread
Smoked Bread is a cheesy pull-apart bread recipe that is cooked on a smoker. It uses frozen dinner rolls and is flavored with cheddar cheese, garlic, and other seasonings.
The bread is soft and has a slight smoky flavor. It makes for a delicious side dish to accompany grilled meats or as a brunch item. Overall, it is a crowd-pleasing recipe that adds a tasty twist to traditional bread.
22. Smoked Corn on The Cob
Smoked Corn on The Cob is a simple and flavorful recipe that is perfect for grilling or smoking. The corn is brushed with a buttery and seasoned baste, then smoked over low heat for about 45 minutes.
The result is a deliciously smoky and tender corn that pairs well with any grilled or smoked protein. It's a must-try recipe for corn lovers looking to add a smoky twist to their favorite side dish.
23. Smoked Turkey Rub
The Smoked Turkey Rub recipe is a savory and flavorful option for smoking a turkey. It includes a combination of spices like cumin, oregano, sage, mustard, paprika, thyme, and coriander.
The rub is applied to the turkey before smoking, resulting in a deliciously seasoned and aromatic bird. Perfect for those looking for an easy and tasty way to smoke a turkey.
24. Brined Smoked Turkey
The Brined Smoked Turkey recipe is a game-changer for holiday dinners. The turkey is brined overnight, resulting in a juicy and flavorful bird. The addition of butter, seasoning, and oil adds even more taste. Smoking the turkey on a Traeger electric smoker ensures a perfect balance of smoke and temperature.
The recipe recommends planning about 30 minutes per pound of turkey when smoking. Using cherry wood chips adds a delightful smoky flavor, but other options like apple or maple can be used. Overall, this recipe delivers a mouthwatering smoked turkey that will impress your guests.
25. Smoked Beef Back Ribs
Smoked Beef Back Ribs are a delicious twist on traditional pork ribs. The recipe calls for seasoning the ribs with a blend of spices, smoking them for 7-9 hours until they reach an internal temperature of 200 degrees F, and then slicing and serving.
These meaty ribs offer a rich and beefy flavor that is sure to satisfy any BBQ lover.
26. Smoked Chicken Breasts
The Smoked Chicken Breasts recipe is a winner for those looking for a quick and easy smoker recipe. With minimal prep and only three ingredients, these chicken breasts turn out juicy and flavorful.
The homemade BBQ Dry Rub adds a delicious touch, and the chicken can be smoked on a pellet grill in about an hour. Perfect for a healthy dinner or meal prep, these smoked chicken breasts are a must-try for both novice and experienced smokers.
27. Smoked Pulled Pork
Smoked Pulled Pork is a mouthwatering and flavorful dish made with pork shoulder or pork butt. Cooked low and slow on a pellet smoker, it results in tender and juicy shredded pork that can be used in sandwiches or as the star of a barbecue plate.
With a delicious bark on the outside and a melt-in-your-mouth texture, this recipe is a must-try for any barbecue enthusiast.
28. Smoked Pork Butt
The Smoked Pork Butt recipe is a beginner-friendly option for those looking to try their hand at smoking meat. With a simple homemade rub and an overnight cooking process, the result is tender and juicy pulled pork that is perfect for sandwiches or a crowd-pleasing cookout.
The recipe suggests using a good meat thermometer and Bear Claws for easy shredding. Overall, this recipe offers an easy and delicious way to enjoy smoked pulled pork.
29. Electric Smoker Ribs
The Electric Smoker Ribs recipe is a delicious and flavorful option for those looking to enjoy tender and smoky pork ribs. The recipe includes a dry rub, mop sauce, and barbecue sauce, all of which work together to create a mouthwatering finish.
With easy-to-follow instructions and tips for using an electric smoker, this recipe is perfect for both beginners and experienced smokers. The ribs are cooked low and slow, resulting in a tender and juicy texture. Overall, the Electric Smoker Ribs recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to elevate their smoking game.
30. Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Creamed Corn
Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Creamed Corn is a delicious twist on traditional creamed corn. The sweet corn kernels and roasted jalapenos are slow smoked for two hours, infusing them with a smoky flavor.
The addition of heavy whipping cream, sugar, and sharp white cheddar creates a creamy and tangy side dish that pairs perfectly with smoked meats. This recipe is easy to make and is sure to impress at barbecues and potlucks.
31. Smoked Chicken Tenders
These Smoked Chicken Tenders are a flavorful and versatile dish that can be enjoyed on any occasion. The chicken tenders are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, mustard, and spices, then smoked for 45 minutes to infuse them with a delicious smoky flavor.
For an extra touch, you can sear them over direct heat to add a nice char. The tenders are tender, juicy, and perfect for wraps, salads, or as a main dish with your favorite sides. Overall, this recipe is a winner for chicken lovers looking for a tasty and easy smoked dish.
32. Smoked Pork Loin
The Smoked Pork Loin recipe is a flavorful and tender dish that is perfect for barbecues and cookouts. The pork loin is dry-rubbed with a savory blend of spices, then smoked low and slow until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. The recipe suggests experimenting with different wood chips or pellets for unique flavors.
It also provides suggestions for delicious sides to serve with the smoked pork loin. Leftovers can be used for sandwiches or pork carnitas. Overall, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser that delivers a melt-in-your-mouth experience with a smoky flavor.
33. Smoked Chicken Wings
Smoked Chicken Wings is a simple and delicious recipe for your smoker. The wings are coated in a flavorful dry rub and smoked for about 2 hours. The result is tender and flavorful wings with the option to crisp up the skin for added texture.
Hickory wood is recommended for smoking, but any wood chips will work. Overall, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser and a great addition to any barbecue.
34. Smoked Turkey Roast with Bacon
The Smoked Turkey Roast with Bacon recipe is a delicious and flavorful option for those looking to try something new on their smoker. The addition of bacon adds a tasty edge to the tender turkey roast, making it a crowd-pleasing dish.
The recipe recommends either hanging the roast in a smoker or laying it on its side, depending on the type of smoker you have. With a cooking time of 5-6 hours at 225°F, the turkey roast is smoked to perfection. Overall, this recipe is a must-try for smoked meat enthusiasts.
35. Smoked Cheese
Smoked Cheese is a fantastic recipe that allows you to recreate the expensive, high-end results of store-bought smoked cheese right at home. With the use of a grill and some patience, you can achieve amazing, homemade smoked cheese with a lighter or bolder smoke flavor.
The cheese is wrapped, refrigerated, and sealed to allow the smoke to distribute and mellow over a two-week period. The end result is a delicious, flavorful cheese that can be enjoyed in various ways.
36. Twice Smoked Ham
Twice Smoked Ham is a delicious and flavorful holiday recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. The ham is already cooked, but smoking it on a Traeger electric smoker adds a rich smoky flavor.
The ham is glazed with a sweet honey glaze, making it juicy and irresistible. It is a crowd-pleasing dish that pairs well with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and dinner rolls. Overall, Twice Smoked Ham is a must-try recipe for any special occasion or Sunday dinner.
37. Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms
Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms take the classic appetizer to new heights with a delightful combination of cream cheese, asiago and cheddar cheese, and a hint of smoke flavor. Whether using button or portobello mushrooms, these little morsels of gold are a total success.
The recipe can be customized by adding meat or other fillers, and it is considered a lower-carb option. Perfect for smoking in a pellet or electric smoker, these mushrooms are a must-try for any smoked food lover.
38. Smoked Queso
Smoked Queso is a simple and flavorful recipe that is perfect for parties and gatherings. The combination of creamy Velveeta, spicy jalapeños, and smoky chorizo creates a delicious dip that pairs well with tortilla chips.
The recipe can be easily prepared in a smoker, adding a subtle smoky flavor to the queso. It can also be made in the oven or slow cooker for those without a smoker. Overall, Smoked Queso is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that is easy to make and sure to impress.
The smoked brisket recipe provided is a flavorful and spicy option for barbecue enthusiasts. The spice rub includes chili powder, salt, brown sugar, oregano, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and onion powder.
The recipe suggests using an 8-pound brisket and basting it with apple juice, beer, cider, stock, or water. Overall, this recipe offers a classic and delicious smoked brisket option for those looking for a flavorful and tender meat dish.
40. Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket
Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket is a mouthwatering recipe that delivers an authentic Texas taste. With just salt, pepper, smoke, and time, this process creates a melt-in-your-mouth brisket that will leave you craving more.
Variations are available for those looking to experiment, but the original recipe is a surefire hit. Get ready to become the best backyard BBQer with this flavorful and satisfying dish.
41. Smoked Bologna
Smoked Bologna is a simple and delicious recipe that adds a smoky flavor to a classic deli meat. The bologna is scored and coated with barbecue sauce before being smoked for three hours at 225 degrees.
The result is a flavorful and tender meat that can be sliced and served as a main dish. It's a great option for those who enjoy smoked meats and want to try something different.
42. Bourbon Brined Smoked Turkey
The Bourbon Brined Smoked Turkey is a moist and tender holiday meal that is well worth the time involved.
The turkey is brined in a mixture of water, salt, brown sugar, and bourbon, then smoked low and slow with applewood chips and apple juice. The result is a flavorful and delicious turkey that will have everyone going back for seconds.
43. Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon
The Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon recipe is incredibly easy and delicious. The simple spice rub consisting of salt, pepper, dill, and brown sugar adds the perfect flavor to the salmon. It can be dry brined for an hour or rubbed directly onto the fish before smoking. The recommended smoking temperature is 250-275 degrees Fahrenheit for about one hour until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any variety of wild-caught salmon can be used, and the smoked salmon can be enjoyed for up to a week in the refrigerator or frozen for up to nine months. Overall, this recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to explore smoking techniques and enjoy a protein-filled meal.
44. Smoked Eggs
Smoked Eggs are a simple and delicious addition to any meal. The eggs are cooked on the smoker, resulting in a smooth texture and a subtle smoky flavor.
They can be enjoyed on their own or used in various dishes like salads or deviled eggs. Overall, Smoked Eggs are a versatile and flavorful option for those looking to try something new on their smoker.
45. Homemade Smoked Bacon
Homemade Smoked Bacon is a must-try recipe for bacon lovers. The process may be time-consuming, but the end result is worth it. The recipe provides two different cure options – a peppered cure and a maple cure, both offering unique flavors.
The bacon is cured for approximately 7 days, ensuring a perfect pink color and well-done texture. Once smoked, the homemade bacon surpasses store-bought options in taste and quality. Give it a try and indulge in the satisfaction of creating your own delicious bacon.
46. Smoked London Broil
The Smoked London Broil recipe is a flavorful and tender dish that is perfect for any BBQ enthusiast. The marinade adds a delicious blend of flavors, while the smoking process infuses the meat with a subtle smoky taste.
The searing step adds a nice crust to the steak, enhancing the overall texture. When sliced thinly against the grain, the meat is incredibly tender and easy to enjoy. Overall, the Smoked London Broil is a must-try recipe for meat lovers looking to elevate their BBQ game.
47. Texas Smoked Brisket
The Texas Smoked Brisket recipe is a must-try for barbecue enthusiasts. With a simple dry rub and the use of a wood or pellet smoker, this recipe delivers the juiciest and most mouthwatering brisket. The authentic Texas-style flavor is achieved with a dark bark on the outside and a pink smoke ring when sliced.
Served on pink butcher paper without sauce, this brisket is a true delight. Pair it with classic barbecue sides like macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and baked beans for a complete Texas barbecue experience.
48. Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings
The Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings are seasoned with a delicious dry rub and cooked to perfection on a smoker or pellet grill. The wings are smoked low and slow, resulting in tender and flavorful meat.
For a crispy finish, they are then cooked at a higher heat. These wings can be served with various sauces or enjoyed as is. They make a great addition to BBQs and summer cookouts.
49. Smoked Mac and Cheese
Smoked Mac and Cheese is a delicious and customizable dish that is perfect for a crowd. The creamy macaroni and cheese is smoked to perfection, adding a smoky flavor that enhances the dish.
It can be made in advance and easily adjusted to taste. This recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and can even be served as a main course with additional toppings.
50. Electric Smoker Pork Chops
These electric smoked pork chops are a fuss-free and easy way to enjoy barbecue pork at home. With a quick dry rub and just 90 minutes of smoking time, you can have juicy and tender pork chops that are better than anything cooked in the oven.
The seasoning rub, with cumin, paprika, and chili powder, adds a beautiful smoky flavor to the meat. Perfect for lazy backyard cookouts or busy weeknight dinners.
51. Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings
The Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings recipe is a game-changer for wing lovers. It combines the delicious smoky flavor of a smoker with the irresistible crunch of crispy skin. The key is to start with super dry chicken wings and toss them in a mixture of baking powder and salt.
The wings are then smoked at a lower temperature to render the fat and add smoky flavor, before being finished at a higher temperature to achieve that perfect crispiness. Whether you prefer them plain or sauced, these wings are a must-try for any BBQ enthusiast.
52. Smoked Queso Dip
The Smoked Queso Dip is a crowd-pleasing party dip with a delicious smoky flavor. It combines ground beef, various cheeses, onions, tomatoes, and spices for a mouthwatering experience.
Perfect for grilling season or camping, this dip can be cooked on a smoker or grill for a smoky taste. It's easy to make and incredibly addictive. Serve with tortilla chips or pork rinds for a delightful snack.
53. Apple Wood Smoked Pork Loin
The Apple Wood Smoked Pork Loin recipe is a delicious and easy way to prepare a flavorful and tender pork loin.
The recipe involves trimming the fat cap and silver skin from the pork loin, applying a base of yellow mustard and a generous amount of BBQ rub, and smoking the loin over apple wood until it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F. The result is a smoky and juicy pork loin that can be enjoyed as a main dish or in sandwiches.
This smoker recipe for ribs is perfect for beginners and includes some pro tips. The recipe calls for 6 lbs of pork ribs, yellow mustard, BBQ dry rub, butter, honey, and BBQ sauce. The measurements can be adjusted based on personal preference.
The cooking time and temperature may vary depending on the size and type of ribs, so it's important to cook by look and feel rather than sticking to a specific time. Overall, this recipe offers a tasty and enjoyable way to smoke ribs.