General Tso’s Wings

General Tso’s Wings

General Tso’s Wings General Tso’s Wings are excellent on the smoker, and wings are the perfect foundation for experimenting with different types of flavor. For this recipe I’m using Asian style ingredients to mimic one of my favorite Chinese takeout dishes – General Tso’s Chicken. This is sauce is sticky, sweet, and has just enough heat to know you’re eating …

smoked meatloaf

Smoked Meatloaf Minis

Smoked Meatloaf Meatloaf is one of those “feel good” meals and I want to share with you how I do individual “Smoked Meatloaf Minis” using my pellet smoker. For this recipe I’m starting with 2lbs of 80/20 ground beef. Place the ground beef in a large bowl and add chopped onion, tomato, pimento peppers, parsley, garlic, bread crumbs, and 1 …

Smoked Lemon Pepper Pork Loin

Smoked Lemon Pepper Pork Loin This Smoked Lemon Pepper Pork Loin recipe makes an excellent summer-time sandwich. I start with a 5lb piece of center cut pork loin; you can find these at any grocery store. First remove the excess silver skin and drizzle the outside with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with coarse ground Kosher Salt topped with a …

Smoked Porchetta

Smoked Porchetta

Smoked Porchetta A Smoked Porchetta Roast is a culinary thing of beauty, and for this recipe I’m taking it one step further by preparing it outside on the smoker. To create the Porchetta I take a whole pork tenderloin, roll it up inside a pork belly, give it a good dose of seasoning, and surround it in a smoke bath …

Grilled Lobster Tail

Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilled Lobster Tail This week I’m firing up my Yoder and grilling Lobster Tails. This grilled lobster tail recipe is quick and simple, and it’s guaranteed to impress your guests at your next cookout. For this recipe I start with 4 Lobster Tails weighing about 8-10oz each. Place the tails on a cutting board and split each tail in half …

smoked potatoes

Parmesan Garlic Smoked Potatoes

Smoked Potatoes Recipe Roasted potatoes are an easy and delicious side dish folks love. But when you add in bacon and cook potatoes on the smoker, you take them to a new level. First I take red potatoes and quarter them, then I cook thin sliced bacon and reserve the grease. It’s best to lay your bacon on a cookie …

BBQ Baked Beans

Baked Beans Recipe

Here is my recipe for Baked Beans: Smoked Baked Beans Recipe: – 2 cans Bush’s Original Baked Beans (drained completely) – ½ red onion (diced fine) – 1 red bell pepper (diced fine) – 1 glove garlic (diced fine) – ¾ cup packed brown sugar – 1 cup barbecue sauce – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – 1 tablespoon yellow mustard …

Smoked Mac & Cheese Recipe

Smoked Mac & Cheese Recipe – 2 Tablespoons Butter – 2 Tablespoons Flour – 2 Cups Heavy Cream – 1LB. Extra Sharp Cheddar (shredded) – ½LB. Monterey Jack (shredded) – 1-2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce – 2 teaspoons All Purpose Seasoning – 1 Cup Mayo – 1 Cup Sour Cream – 12oz Elbow Macaroni Noodles – 1/2 Cup Panko – 12oz …

Stuffed Smoked peppers

I’m sure everyone remembers having stuffed peppers for dinner as a child. Typically the peppers were filled with a ground meat & rice and served with a tomato sauce. If you were lucky they were topped with cheese and not a soggy, brown mess. It wasn’t my favorite thing to see on my plate as a kid, but now I …

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken I remember learning how to run my first cheap offset-smoker cooking whole chickens on a beer can – what we call Beer Can Chicken. Whole chickens are inexpensive; so cooking them makes it easy on the pocket and good for practice. Also the flavor of a whole smoked bird is hard to beat… and these just look …

Cold Smoked Cheese

There is something I look forward to every year when the temps start to drop… and that is cold smoking cheese. Because we live in the south, we have limited times we can do it down here because if it’s warm outside – your cheese can melt. Cold smoking cheese is really, really easy. The only thing you’ve got to …

Smoking a Whole Leg of Lamb

Lamb can be a little tricky to find in your local stores, but this time of year most supermarkets will have a small selection. Since I found the lamb loin chops a couple of weeks ago at Costco, that was going to be my first stop. Costco had plenty of boneless legs in stock this week, and I picked out …

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast It’s time to buy those turkeys for next week and get them thawing in the refrigerator. I checked out the sales ads this week and everyone has turkey on sale – so I picked up a Bone-In Turkey Breast to smoke. You can get the recipe for a Whole Smoked Turkey here >> If you’re still …