posted November 07, 2022
Best Smoker Recipes
Ever wonder what are the best recipes to try out on your smoker? This post covers the most popular and best smoker recipes from Hey Grill Hey that you’ve just gotta try. Whether you’re a fan of beef, pork, or chicken, this post covers all the meats (and sides!) that lend well to a good smoke.
Whether you’re cooking on a pellet smoker, an offset smoker, or anything in between, there are a plethora of good meats, veggies, sides, and more to cook on your smoker. The sky is the limit when it comes to the smoked food you can make on your grill, and this roundup of awesome smoker recipes is just a few delicious things for you to try.
If you’re in need of some wood recommendations for these recipes, check out my post on Best Wood For Smoking. This post covers types of wood, flavor, as well as wood pairing for different types of meat and food. Scroll below for the best pellet grill recipes on the web!
Beef Smoker Recipes
Beef tastes simply divine when cooked in a smoker. The slow smoke perfectly compliments beef, and I bet you’ll find that it is just as awesome to enjoy smoked beef brisket as it is to try out a quick smoked steak. Scroll below to check out some favorite beef recipes to cook on the smoker.
Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket
For a classic smoked brisket, this recipe for Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket with a simple salt and pepper dry rub is a foolproof process for melt-in-your-mouth brisket. It’s the ultimate recipe to make on your smoker once you’re ready for something a bit more advanced.
Smoked Tri Tip
You truly can’t go wrong with my recipe for Smoked Tri Tip. It’s juicy and bursting with flavor. Once you cook tri tip on your smoker, you may never grill it again!
Smoked Prime Rib Roast
If prime rib is on your Christmas menu this year, save this recipe now! This Smoked Prime Rib Roast comes out juicy to boost with a nice, crunchy exterior from the final sear. Say hello to your new favorite roast!
Smoked Pulled Beef Chuck Roast
Sunday dinner got you down? This Smoked Pulled Beef is that perfect roast that the whole family can enjoy!
Peppered Beef Jerky
You can’t go wrong with some good homemade beef jerky, and this recipe for Peppered Beef Jerky is a process for making delicious dried jerky with a spicy peppered bite.
Smoked Beef Ribs
These Smoked Beef Ribs are huge bites of beefy goodness that look as impressive as they taste!
Jack’d Up Smoked Meatloaf
Jack cheese and Jack Daniels whiskey combine to make this Jack’d Up Smoked Meatloaf the tastiest meatloaf you’ll ever have! Stick it in the smoke for an added layer of flavor that can’t be beat.
Brisket Burnt Ends
This recipe for Brisket Burnt Ends is like little morsels of BBQ candy. Slow smoked brisket is cooked in a tangy BBQ sauce for a bite sized bit of beef you’ll absolutely love.
Even if you’re the #1 fan of a good grilled steak, you’ve got to try this process for Smoked Steak. It produces the most amazing juicy steak that is full of flavor and juicy goodness.
The only thing that stands between you and my delicious Smoked Hamburgers is some smoke, ground chuck, and my awesome Beef Dry Rub.
Pork on the Smoker
While you may immediately think of ribs and pulled pork when you think of cooking pork on the smoker, there are plenty of cuts that lend themselves extremely well to the infusion of smoke flavor when cooked on your smoker. The following are top Hey Grill Hey smoked pork recipes we think you’ll love.
3-2-1 Smoked Ribs
These 3-2-1 Smoked Ribs are the perfect way to get fall-off-the-bone pork ribs. The process is simple: 3 hours of smoking, 2 hours wrapped in a braising liquid, and 1 hour sauced.
Simple Smoked Pulled Pork
This Smoked Pulled Pork (pork butt/pork shoulder) is the classic way to get a gorgeously delicious and simple pulled pork. If you’ve got a crowd to feed, this is the recipe for you!
Smoked Pork Loin
If you’re looking for that perfect Sunday roast, look no further than my recipe for Smoked Pork Loin. It’s juicy with lots of flavor and only uses a few key ingredients! Easy and delicious? Sign me up!
Twice Smoked Ham with a Brown Sugar Honey Glaze
If you’ve ever been on the hunt for the most amazing and sweet ham for all your festive occasions, this Twice Smoked Ham is smoked with a brown sugar honey glaze that combines with the smoke for the most incredible ham you’ll ever have.
Smoked Pork Belly
Whether you decide to enjoy your pork belly cubed, shredded, sliced, or in a sandwich, my method for making Smoked Pork Belly is one you’ll come back to time and time again.
Smoked Pork Chops
These Smoked Pork Chops are a great weekday meal when you’re craving good food, but you don’t want a lot of prep time or fuss. These chops are covered in sweet rub before smoked to a perfect juicy finish.
Bacon Wrapped Armadillo Eggs
My Bacon Wrapped Armadillo Eggs are a BBQ lovers dream! Filled jalapenos are wrapped in pork sausage and bacon and slow smoked over oak wood for a smoked recipe unlike any other. You’ll find yourself making excuses to make these every day of the week!
Smoked Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin is a delicious cut of meat. Make the most of this pork with a good smoke and big flavors. You can also personalize this Smoked Pork Tenderloin recipe with your own favorite rubs and sauces to make it exactly how you prefer.
Smoked Al Pastor
This Smoked Al Pastor is a rich and savory smoked pork shoulder with an awesome chili marinade. It’s smoky from the grill with gorgeous crispy edges. If you’re a fan of al pastor, you’ll love this great smoky version of a delicious classic.
Homemade Smoked Bacon
Making your own Homemade Smoked Bacon is a bit of a process, but it’s 100% worth the effort. I’m here to walk you step-by-step through making your own smoked bacon from scratch that is way better than anything you’ll get at the store.
Poultry and Fish on the Smoker
Don’t stop with beef and pork when choosing food to make on your smoker! Chicken, turkey, and fish are especially delicious with a little smoky infusion. Check out our top recipes below!
Smoked Whole Chicken
Smoked Whole Chicken is much easier than you may think, and you’ll save tons of money when you smoke your own chicken at home and use the leftover meat throughout the week. Try it out today!
The secret to this Smoked Trout is in a simple salt and sugar brine that keeps the trout moist while it’s in the smoker.
Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings
Whether you’re looking for an awesome snack or you need something to eat during the big game, these Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings satisfy every single time.
For those of you looking for a delicious way to cook up your duck, this Smoked Duck recipe is basted with orange and maple syrup for a sweet and fresh duck you’ll absolutely love.
Smoked Chicken Breast
This recipe for Smoked Chicken Breast is a foolproof way to make juicy chicken breasts on your favorite smoker. It’s ready in under 90 minutes, making it a relatively quick and easy dinner option for those busy weeknights.
This recipe for Smoked Turkey is one of Hey Grill Hey’s top recipes around the holidays, and for good reason! Nothing beats a perfectly smoked turkey for Thanksgiving or the December holidays.
Smoked Chicken Legs
For a smoker recipe the whole family can enjoy, check out my recipe for Smoked Chicken Legs. These are delicious and fun to eat, and you can mix and match rubs and sauces to make them your very own.
Nothing, and I mean nothing beats this recipe for Smoked Salmon. It’s covered in a delicious maple orange glaze that makes the salmon taste decadent, sweet, well worth the wait.
Smoked Spatchcock Chicken
A Smoked Spatchcock Chicken is my favorite way to get maximum favor from my smoker while also achieving a perfectly and evenly cooked whole chicken. The Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce is just the magical icing on an already delicious cake.
Smoked Chicken Thighs
These Smoked Chicken Thighs are a great way to enjoy delicious chicken smoked in your own backyard. Seasoned with my signature sweet rub, smoked to perfection, then slathered in whiskey peach BBQ sauce, these chicken thighs can’t be beat!
Side Dishes on the Smoker
It doesn’t end with meat, my friends. No, no. You can cook just about anything in your smoker, and it also saves time and energy to cook your side dishes right alongside your main course. These sides are the cream of the crop here at Hey Grill Hey and right up there with the top smoker recipes around. Check them out!
Smoked Mac and Cheese
Take that old, boring mac and cheese and kick it up a serious notch with this recipe for Smoked Mac and Cheese. It’s ooey, gooey, and the perfect grown up version of a kid-friendly classic.
Smoked Baked Potatoes
If you’re thinking about making some baked potatoes, do yourself a favor and cook them on the smoker instead. Simple seasoning and smoke are all you need to make a warm and fluffy Smoked Baked Potato with that extra smoky oomph.
Brown Sugar and Bacon Smoked Baked Beans
Whether you’re enjoying a hamburger, some ribs, or chicken, these Smoked Baked Beans are cooked with brown sugar and bacon for the ultimate BBQ side dish.
Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Ready for a quick and easy (not to mention awesome and fun!) side dish? Try these Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings for a BBQ side unlike any other.
Raspberry Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
My recipe for Raspberry Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers combine sweet and spicy for the ultimate appetizer or game day snack. They’re easy to make and easy to eat, so make sure you make extras because they won’t stick around for long
Smoked Chantilly Potatoes
If you’re feeling decadent or you have a cheat day coming up, these Smoked Chantilly Potatoes are for you. These potatoes are smoked in a pan of cheese and cream making them the most ooey, gooey, tasty potatoes ever.
Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots
What’s better than a tasty smoked carrot? A carrot wrapped in bacon and glazed with fresh maple syrup! These Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots are beyond good, and can be cooked in your smoker, oven, or grill!
Smoked Sweet Potatoes
Kick your sweet potatoes up a notch by cooking them on your smoker and topping them with a large dollop of cinnamon maple butter. This recipe for Smoked Sweet Potatoes is the perfect side for holidays and regular weekdays alike.
Smoked Corn on the Cob
You’ve likely heard about grilling corn on the cob, but you’re in for a treat when you make this Smoked Corn on the Cob. This corn is lightly seasoned with a sweet BBQ rub and slow-smoked for a smoky twist on your favorite summer side.
Did you see your favorite recipe featured in this best smoker recipes roundup? If not, make sure to leave us a comment with your favorite smoked food from Hey Grill Hey and maybe we’ll add it to the list! Be sure to check back often for more delicious recipes from Hey Grill Hey. We post new content every week!
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