Looking for the best recipes for the smoker to try out this year? Try these ones on for size, they are delicious, easy and fun smoker recipes.
Some are classic, others a little unexpected but they are all worth trying this year.
Top 10 Best Recipes for the Smoker to Try in 2023
1 Classic Smoked Prime Rib
- A classic choice for any special occasion, prime rib is a surefire hit when cooked in a smoker. Rub the meat with your BBQ rub of choice and smoke at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3-4 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 130F for medium rare.
2 Smoked Pulled Pork Butt
This Southern staple is a BBQ favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Tender, juicy pulled pork is a blank canvas for all sorts of flavorful sauces and rubs. Smoke a pork shoulder (aka pork butt) at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 190 degrees.
3 Texas Style BBQ Brisket
This Texas-style BBQ classic requires a long, slow cook in the smoker to achieve the perfect balance of tenderness and flavor. Coat the brisket in your favourite beef rub (most Texan rubs are simply salt & pepper) and smoke at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 12 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 190 degrees.
4 Smoker Recipe for Turkey
For a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter twist, try smoking a whole turkey in your smoker. Brine the bird overnight in a mixture of salt, sugar, and herbs, and smoke at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
Despite its Holiday association, turkey is a great meat to smoke all year round.
5 Smoked Salmon Recipe
This healthy and flavorful option is perfect for a summertime smoke. Coat your salmon fillets in a mixture of brown sugar, salt, and your favourite herbs, and smoke at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
6 Smoked Ribs
Whether you prefer baby back ribs, spare ribs, or beef short ribs smoking is the way to go for perfectly tender and flavourful meat.
Rub the ribs with your favourite BBQ seasoning, and smoke at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 6 hours altogether (wrapping them in foil after 3 hours), until the internal temperature reaches at least 190 degrees.
7 Smoked Corn on the Cob (Corn Ribs)
For a summertime side dish that packs a punch, try smoking corn on the cob. Soak the corn in water for at least an hour, then smoke at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour, or until tender.
Watch our Youtube video to see the process.
8 Smoked Sausage Recipes
Whether you prefer spicy andouille or mild Italian sausage, smoking is a great way to add depth of flavor. Smoke sausages at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
9 Smoked Mac and Cheese Recipe
This creamy, comforting classic gets a smoky twist when cooked in a smoker. Prepare your favorite mac and cheese recipe, then transfer it to a baking dish and smoke at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour, or until hot and bubbly.
Optional – add smoked bacon for extra flavour and smokiness.
10 Smoked Ice Cream!
For a unique and surprising dessert, try smoking ice cream. Smoke your favourite ice cream flavour at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes, or until it is soft and slightly melty. Serve immediately for a truly one-of-a-kind treat.
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