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Jun 23, 2019

With These Meat Smoking Tips, Learn How to Smoke Meat That's Delicious

Use these meat smoking tips to take your skills to the next level. Learn how to prepare, season and smoke foods to perfection.

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Jun 23, 2019

Woods For Smoking Meats Include Common and Not So Common Choices

Woods for smoking food add different flavors depending on wood types used, from the mildness of alder to the bold flavor of mesquite.

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Jun 20, 2019

What Is The New Pork Done Temperature? You'll Be Pleasantly Surprised!

Is your smoked pork done? New USDA temperature guidelines drop the safe finish temperature of pork products.

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Jun 20, 2019

This Grilled Top Round Roast Is Enhanced With Red Wine Based Marinade

Beef top round roast offers loads of flavor, and is tender if not overcooked. Start with a marinade that includes red wine and Italian seasonings and finish by grilling to medium rare.

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Jun 20, 2019

The Top Rated Thermoworks ThermPop TX-3100 is Accurate and Affordable!

The accurate ThermoWorks ThermoPop TX-3100 handheld thermometer boasts super-quick response time, a comfortable grip and is available in a rainbow of colors.

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Jun 20, 2019

Terrific Teriyaki Turkey Wings Marinated In a Kicked-Up Teriyaki Sauce

Grill smoked teriyaki turkey wings fly high with fantastic flavor! Crisp golden skin and slow smoking make these turkey wings tender and tasty.

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Jun 20, 2019

The Internal Temperature of My Smoked Chicken Breasts Stalled At 148°F

Temperature of smoked chicken stalled during smoking. What's the correct smoked chicken done temperature?

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Jun 20, 2019

Use This Sweet Chili Brisket Rub And Be King Of The Neighborhood!

Both sweet and spicy, this sweet chili brisket rub recipe has incredible flavor. Homemade chili powder offers some heat and flavor, and sugar sweetens the pot.

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Jun 20, 2019

Stuffed Venison Backstrap Filled With Fried Veggies and Crispy Bacon

This stuffed venison backstrap is butterflied and wrapped around a flavorful filling. Use woodchips for smoke flavor when grilling.

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Jun 20, 2019

Appetizing Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms With Corn Muffin Mix and Crab

Grilled stuffed mushrooms are tasty appetizers. Stuffed with corn muffin mix, crab and veggies, these stuffed mushroom treats are one in a million!

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Jun 18, 2019

Smoking a Turkey in a Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker Is a Labor of Love

Learn about smoking turkeys in the Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker. Step by step instructions help you make the best Weber Smokey Mountain turkey ever!

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Jun 18, 2019

Smoking Pork Tenderloin. Do I Smoke It Fat Side Up or Fat Side Down?

Smoking a pork tenderloin. Should it be smoked fat side up or fat side down? To clarify, pork tenderloins do not have a fat cap, but pork loins do...

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Jun 18, 2019

Grilled Teriyaki Steak Skewers Are Marinated and Glazed For Max Flavor

Tantalizing teriyaki steak skewers are incredibly easy appetizers. Whipped up in minutes, grilled steak strip skewers really whet the appetite!

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Jun 18, 2019

Great Smoked Salmon Recipes For Kings, Cohos, Sockeye and Atlantics

Try one of these smoked salmon recipes, with techniques included for cold smoking, hot smoking salmon and brining for the best flavor.

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Jun 18, 2019

Try These Smoked Brisket Recipes And Be The Neighborhood Brisket King!

Enjoy one of these smoked brisket recipes. The dry rub and marinade adds flavor - low and slow smoking the brisket adds magic!

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Jun 18, 2019

Mouthwatering Smoked Brisket Recipe Seasoned With Bay Leaf and Garlic

This mouthwatering smoked brisket recipe includes savory bay leaves and garlic cloves, making the taste of this smoked brisket simply incredible!

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Jun 18, 2019

Slow Smoked Beef Ribs Recipe - A Complex Rub, Smoked With Pecan Wood

A tender batch of smoked beef ribs will satisfy your cravings! Beef back ribs need time for tenderness!

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Jun 18, 2019

Superior Smoked Baby Back Ribs Marinated In Apple Juice Before Smoking

Try some tender smoked baby back ribs. Pork back ribs are meaty treats when smoked to perfection. Season with pork rib rub for best flavor.

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Jun 18, 2019

Tasty Smoked Wild Turkey Breast Recipe and Smoking Instructions

Try this smoked wild turkey recipe. The breast meat is cured with Tender Quick then smoked lightly for great flavor. A simply delicious wild turkey recipe.

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Jun 18, 2019

Gorgeous Smoked Turkey Breast Brined In Cranberry-Apple Juice

This succulent smoked turkey breast oozes with fantastic flavor from a cranberry-apple brine and becomes beautifully browned in the smoker or grill.

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Jun 18, 2019

Apple Juice Brined Smoked Turkey is Flavored With Cloves and Cinnamon

This smoked turkey apple juice brine includes spices and herbs, for flavor, making smoked turkey that's indescribably delicious!

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Jun 18, 2019

Scrumptious Smoked Tri Tip Is Subtly Seasoned and Oak Smoked

Tri tip is good, but smoked tri tip is better, by far! This tender, juicy beef is great eating, whether plated or served as sandwiches.

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Jun 17, 2019

Keeping Smoked Ribs Vacuum Sealed Retains Their Quality During Storage

You've smoked the ribs, vacuum sealed them to increase their shelf life, and put them in the fridge or freezer. Vacuum packing will help prevent flavor loss, freezer burn and will help maintain their high quality texture.

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Jun 17, 2019

Dang! These Smoked Rib Recipes Are Great! Enjoy Some Smoky Ribs Today!

These smoked rib recipes for pork spareribs, babybacks and country style ribs will give you anticipation of smoky satisfaction!

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Jun 17, 2019

Smoked Pork Recipes For Pork Shoulders, Butts, Loins, Chops and Hams

Try one of these tasty smoked pork recipes for pork picnics, shoulders, loins, ham, pulled pork and chops. Smoked Pork Rules!

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Jun 17, 2019

Hickory Smoked Pork Chops Seasoned With a Medley of Italian Herbs

A smoked pork chops recipe that begins with an apple juice brine and finishes with hickory smoke, becoming juicy, tender and tasty!

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Jun 17, 2019

Smoked Leg of Lamb, Seasoned With Rosemary, Smoked With Mesquite

This smoked leg of lamb recipe, flavored with herbs and garlic, then smoked with smoldering twigs of rosemary is at its best when served medium-rare.

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Jun 17, 2019

Smoked Ham Bone Bean Soup! That Bone Has Lots of Flavor!

Homemade smoked ham bone bean soup takes the flavor right outta that bone and puts it in your soup bowl! The more meat left on the ham bone the better. But even a stripped bone will flavor this bean soup recipe nicely. Save that ham bone. Don't toss it!

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Jun 17, 2019

This Smoked Easter Ham Can Be Topped With Ham Glaze For More Flavor

Double smoked Easter ham recipe uses a simple technique that adds fresh smoke flavor to a basic spiral sliced pre-cooked ham.

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Jun 17, 2019

Apple Smoked Duck Breast Gets Flavor From an Apple Cider Brine

Lightly smoked duck breast is a delicacy. After the duck is first soaked in an apple juice brine, apple wood smoke flavors the duck nicely.

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Jun 17, 2019

Making Smoked Baked Potatoes That Have Smoky Flavor To Spare!

Try smoked baked potatoes next time you use your smoker. Smoking potatoes gives them an extra kick of great flavor. Chop 'em up and fry 'em in bacon grease for a really special treat!.

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Jun 17, 2019

Homemade Chili Powder Recipe Brings Fresh Flavor To The Table

A homemade chili powder recipe made from whole, dried peppers adds vibrant flavor to your dry rub recipes and smoked chili meat.

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Jun 17, 2019

Flavorful Smoked Chili Is Made With Smoked Coarsely Ground Beef

Smoked chili is made by first smoking the chili meat. Combined with other ingredients, the chili is simmered until done. Beans are optional.

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Jun 17, 2019

Mouthwatering Smoked Chicken Thighs Are Caressed With Herbs and Spices

These smoked chicken thighs are seasoned with a mix of herbs and smoked to an internal temperature of 180° Fahrenheit.

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Jun 17, 2019

Incredible Smoked Chicken Rub Recipe With Oregano, Thyme and Rosemary

This herb-rich smoked chicken rub recipe seasons poultry to perfection, providing mouthwatering aroma and intensely good flavor to your smoked chickens!

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Jun 17, 2019

Top Smoked Chicken Recipes Are Perfect For a Week Night Meal!

Luscious smoked chicken recipes transform whole chickens, breasts, legs and thighs into mouthwatering meals. Quick cooking chicken is perfect for the smoker!

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Jun 17, 2019

Flavorful Smoked Chicken Recipe is Brined, Then Dusted With Herbed Rub

Fire up the smoker and try this smoked chicken recipe. A flavorful brine and a spicy chicken rub recipe combine to make this smoked chicken recipe a true delight.

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Jun 17, 2019

Smoked Cheeseburgers Are a Great Alternative to Pan-Fried Burgers

Why not make up a batch of smoked cheeseburgers on the good ol' meat smoker? They are easy, and the smoke flavor added the the burger makes it a special treat.

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Jun 17, 2019

Smoked Bourbon Spareribs With Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey and Brown Sugar

A sweet Jim Beam marinade flavors these smoked bourbon spareribs. Make sure to save the marinade to make a bourbon bbq sauce for dipping.

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Jun 16, 2019

How Long To Brine Salmon? It Depends On Brine Used and Filet Thickness

How long do I brine salmon before smoking? Type of brine, concentration and salmon thickness affect salmon brining time.

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Jun 16, 2019

Succulent Santa Maria Tri Tip, Simply Seasoned and Smoked with Oak

The Santa Maria tri tip is a creation of 19th century California ranchers. Rich with flavor, this smoked tri tip is tender and juicy.

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Jun 16, 2019

Salmon Marinade For Smoked Salmon Chardonnay Contains Fresh Dill Weed

This delicately balanced chardonnay salmon marinade adds gentle, refined flavor to your best quality salmon fillets, kissed with just a hint of smoke.

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Jun 16, 2019

Tasty Sand Flats Smoked Chicken, Spatchcocked For Faster Cooking

My Sand Flats smoked chicken was first made in Moab, Utah. It's a great RV smoker recipe for flavorful smoked chicken you should try.

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Jun 16, 2019

Wood Fired Ribeye Steak Recipe, Topped With Butter For Added Richness

Fire grilled ribeye steak recipe using Grandpa's method. Oak and hickory coals add the smoky flavor and butter makes 'em rich. Thanks Grandpa!

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Jun 16, 2019

Rib Preparation - How to Trim and Season a Whole Spare Rib Slab

A guide to spare rib preparation for the meat smoker. Learn how to trim pork spareribs for the smoker or the grill.

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Jun 16, 2019

Reheating Previously Smoked Turkeys That Are Refrigerated or Frozen

Secrets of reheating previously smoked turkeys that retain maximum flavor and juiciness! Transform your frozen smoked turkey back into succulent goodness.

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Jun 16, 2019

Use This Recipe Log, Improve The Quality of Your Smoked Food Recipes

Using a recipe log helps you to improve an imperfect recipe, and duplicate your best recipe. Use a log to save your best recipes.

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Jun 16, 2019

Basic Brine For Smoked Salmon Boosts Salmon Flavor, Improves Texture

Making a basic brine for smoked salmon requires just a few ingredients. Use these salmon brining tips to help you make delicious smoky salmon.

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Jun 16, 2019

This Pulled Pork Recipe is Perfect for Your Pulled Pork Sandwiches

North Carolina style pulled pork recipe is the best! Smoked pork shoulder is shredded into fine eating!

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