9 Unique Pellet Grill Recipes

If you are looking some unique pellet grill recipes to try out in your smoker when you have the chance you will get plenty of ideas from this article.

Unique Pellet Grill Recipes
Unique Pellet Grill Recipes to Try in Your Smoker

1 Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Wings with Double BBQ Sauce

This is one of our favourite unique pellet grill recipes for chicken wings. You could also use this approach for chicken thighs or breasts as well.

The sweet tea brine imparts a distinctive flavour to the chicken and the mixture of 2 different types of BBQ sauces (white and red) works so well. The colour contrast between the sauces looks unique and attractive on the plate too.

Sweet Tea Brine


  • 4 cups sweet tea
  • 2 tablespoons of whole black peppercorns
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 lemons, cut into thick slices
  • ⅓ cup kosher salt
  • 4 cups ice water or 1 cup of ice cubes

Combine the sweet tea, lemon slices, whole peppercorns, bay leaves and the salt in a large saucepan over high heat until the salt dissolves. Add ice water or cubes to cool the brine to room temperature (about 15 minutes). Add the chicken wings, cover and place in the fridge overnight or for around 8 hours.

Red BBQ Sauce

You can use your favourite BBQ sauce here – Stubbs, Sugar Baby Ray’s, Heinz or whatever you like. If you want to make your own homemade sauce combine the following ingredients in a bowl:

  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli powder
  • 1½ teaspoons of coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon of celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

White BBQ Sauce


  • 1 cup of good quality mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoonsof granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper

Place the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, pepper, and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine. Chill the white BBQ sauce in the fridge until you are ready to serve the wings.

  • Preheat your pellet grill to 375F (191C) with the lid down using hickory pellets
  • Take your marinated wings out of the fridge around 4 minutes before you want to cook them.
  • Pat the wings dry and then place them in the pellet smoker with the lid down for around 20 minutes
  • To make sure your wings are extra crispy increase the heat in your pellet grill to 450F and cook for another 5-10 minutes
  • Serve drizzled with both types of BBQ sauce and a little extra on the side

2 Smoked Devilled Eggs

This is unique and interesting twist on the classic devilled eggs dish – enhance the flavour by smoking them in your pellet smoker.

This makes for a great side dish (especially in a salad) or among some fantastic pellet grill appetizers.

If you are cooking for a crowd you’ll probably need at least 15-20 eggs.

Unique Pellet Grill Recipes – Smoked Devilled Eggs

For best results smoke the eggs in their shells first at 225F (107C) on your pellet grill with your choice of wood for around 1 1/2 to 2 hours, then remove from the shells and cut the eggs in two.

Remove the yolks and add them to a bowl with the ingredients below:

  • 2 tablespoons of mayo
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together thoroughly and then put around a teaspoon of the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Garnish with chives and/or finely chopped pickled jalapenos.

3 Unique Pellet Grill Recipes Chicken on a Beer Can

There’s something theatrical and pretty unique about smoking a whole chicken on top of a half empty beer can. The beer helps flavour the chicken and keep it nice and moist in the smoker.

If you really want to make sure your chicken stays juicy you can wrap it in some bacon as well.

At 225F (107C) your whole chicken will take 2-3 hours in the smoker aiming for final internal temperature of 165F or 74C in the thickest part of the breast.

Watch the video below to see the process in action.

Unique Pellet Grill Recipes – Smoked Beer Can Chicken

4 Smoked Venison Roast

Venison is one of the tastiest, leanest unique meats to smoke. It has a delicious gamey taste and doesn’t take too long on the smoker.

If you smoke a venison roast at 225F (107C) it will take around 2-3 hours to reach a final internal temperature of 135-140F (57-60C).

Unique Pellet Grill Recipes Venison Roast

6 Smoked Bison Brisket

For a unique take on the more classic smoked brisket, try smoking a bison brisket. The flavours are much more wild and gamey and it is a distinctive and interesting thing to smoke in your pellet grill.

This great recipe is for an 8-10 pound bison brisket which will take in and around 6 hours on your pellet smoker at 225F or 107C. The final internal temperature to aim for is 195F or 90C.

You can use your favourite BBQ rub or try making your own by combining the ingredients below:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

7 Smoked Wild Boar

For a unique take on the much more common smoked pork recipes, try this smoked wild boar recipe. Wild boar has a distinctive and gamey flavour which tastes absolutely delicious when smoked.

A 3 pound wild boar roast will take about 4-5 hours in your pellet grills at 225F (107C) cooking to a temperature of 160F (71C) internal. You can slice the roast into delicious thin slices.

Serve it with mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, fries, green salad or mac and cheese.

8 Smoked Butternut Squash Steaks

This one is for the vegetarians and vegans, but it also works really well for carnivores who want something a little more unique.

Cut your squash in two and use a sharp knife to cut some criss-cross lines into the vegetable to let some more smoke flavour in. Add your favourite BBQ rub and smoke at 225F or 107C for around an hour for one of the most unique pellet grill recipes for vegetables.

Try the video below for the process.

Unique Pellet Grill Recipes – Smoked Butternut Squash

9 Criss-Cross Hedgehog Style Hot Dogs

You’ll need to get your pellet grill up to high heat for this recipe, but you’ll find it very much worth your while.

Cut a criss-cross grid into the sausages to allow for extra smoke penetration and then smoke them at high heat for around 25-30 minutes.

The video below shows the process on our Weber Go Anywhere grill but you can use whatever grill or pellet smoker you have.

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Pit Boss Pellet Grill Recipes

If you have a Pit Boss pellet grill and you would like some great recipe ideas specifically for your grill then have a look at our Pit Boss pellet grill recipes article.

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If you got some good ideas out of this post or tried any of the recipes let us know in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @bbqgrillshub.

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