Smoker Cooking
Recipes and Tips


Are you looking for new smoker recipes for your ribs, brisket and chicken? Maybe you’re new at smoking meat and a little unsure of the process, looking for some helpful tips.

Or maybe you just licked your fingers clean after inhaling that platter of mouthwatering, tender, smoky ribs and thought to yourself...

I want to know how to smoke meat like that!”.


Smoked Babyback Ribs On White Platter

Smoker Recipes

When cooking chicken, salmon, beef or pork, it's important to know the best seasonings and smoking process for that particular type of meat. To know that poultry is always better if brined before smoking, and that beef and pork needs to be seasoned more heavily than you'd think are just a couple of things that you'll learn from the recipes here.

Cook baby back ribs, spare ribs, and country style ribs in your smoker.

There's not much that beats a tasty smoked turkey - any time of the year.

Making a great smoked brisket is the pinnacle of pitmaster achievements.




Smoking brings out the best of pork chops, shoulders, hams and loins.

Recipes for venison, wild turkeys, goose, duck for the hunter.

Smoked chickens, turkeys and game hens are great eating.




Are you looking for some tasty side dishes to eat with your smoked meats?

Try one of these barbecue sauce recipes to enhance your ribs or brisket.

A balanced dry rub recipe makes all the difference when smoking meats.




Three Smoked Chicken Breasts on Bed of LettuceChicken Breasts Cooked in Char Broil Smoker

Newest Smoker Recipes

The four recipes you see below were all cooked in my new cooker, a Char-Broil propane smoker that I picked up recently. After working out the best way to use it, it's been doing a great job.

Lately I've been smoking a lot of chicken and beef, my favorite being the Santa Maria tri-tip that came out of the smoker a couple weeks ago. It was some of the best beef I've ever eaten!

Smoked Meatloaf with Poblano Peppers Recipe

Been craving meatloaf? Try this recipe for smoked meatloaf with poblano peppers.

Smoked Santa Maria Tri Tip, Sliced and Plated

Cooked with my new Char-Broil gas smoker, this smoked Santa Maria tri tip turned out perfectly.




Close-up of Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Try this great recipe for smoked bacon wrapped chicken thighs. Looks really good, doesn't it?

Beef 7 Bone Chuck Roast, In the Smoker

Smoked chuck roast is always great, and this recipe for a beef 7-bone chuck roast is no exception.

Is Smoking Meat Difficult?

Many years ago when I first tried smoking meat, it didn't turn out well at all. It was pork chops cooked in a homemade smoker, and they were so bad my dog wouldn't eat 'em! I used way too many wood chips, thinking the more smoke, the better. Those chops were almost black in color and had a strong creosote taste from smoker-wood not burning hot enough.

That's when my education started. By reading books and chatting with people who always seemed to make great smoked food, I improved my skills and started having successes.

Below you'll find tips and instructions about buying and using smokers; making and using dry rubs, marinades and brines; tools and gear; charcoal and smokerwood; time and temperature for smoking meat.

Beef 7 Bone Chuck Roast, In the Smoker

Meat Smoking Tips

Tips and tricks for creating memorable smoked foods.

Beef 7 Bone Chuck Roast, In the Smoker

Smoker Thermometers

A good thermometer is an important tool to have.

Beef 7 Bone Chuck Roast, In the Smoker

Meat Smokers

Learn about electric, gas, charcoal and wood-burning pit smokers.





Smoker Cooking has plenty to offer! You'll find great smoker recipes for meats, seafood, poultry, dry rubs and barbecue sauces. Buying a smoker? You'll find an overview of all types of meat smokers, with tips on how to choose the right one.

You'll learn how to use a smoker, and techniques for smoking ribs, brisket, chicken, turkey and salmon. You'll even find dry rub recipes to season it up, and barbecue sauce recipes to slather it down.

And if you don't find what you're looking for, you can search this site using the search box found at the bottom of every page.

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