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Jun 18, 2021

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Sausage Is a Fantastic Appetizer!

Smoke a batch of bacon wrapped sausage appetizers for your next get together. Bacon fat and brown sugar make these sausage appetizers taste incredible!

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Jun 18, 2021

Enjoy a Smoked Beef Chuck Roast. Tender, Juicy and Oh So Flavorful!

This smoked beef chuck is seasoned with a savory dry rub. Smoke the chuck roast with oak wood chips for extreme tenderness and flavor.

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Jun 18, 2021

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, 2021

Tasty Smoked Side Dishes Are The Perfect Smoked Meat Companion!

Try these smoked side dishes with your smoky meats, and enjoy the perfect pairing! Smoked veggies complement your ribs, pork, poultry and brisket

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Jun 18, 2021

These Smoked Stuffed Peppers Aren't Like Momma's Stuffed Peppers!

Scrumptious smoked stuffed peppers will tickle your taste buds! Sweet bell peppers stuffed with a beef-and-rice filling are a mouthwatering meal!

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Jun 18, 2021

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, 2021

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 18, 2021

Smoking Beef Back Ribs That Are Meaty, Moist, Tender and Tasty!

Smoked beef back ribs from seasoning to smoking. Learn how to smoke beef ribs that are juicy, tender and full of great flavor.

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Jun 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

Smoked Ham Bone Bean Soup With Vegetables Is Hearty and Delicious!

Recycle that hambone in a pot of smoked ham bone bean soup. Add beans, spices, chopped veggies and leftover ham chunks for a great tasting meal!

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Jun 18, 2021

This Smoked Meatloaf Recipe Rocks With Ground Beef and Italian Sausage

The best meatloaf is made with a smoked meatloaf recipe. With the great flavor smoking adds to the meatloaf , why would you ever cook it in the oven?

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Jun 18, 2021

Try Smoked Chicken Recipes For Whole Chicken, Legs, Breasts and more.

Luscious smoked chicken recipes for whole chickens, legs, breasts and thighs. Whether cooked in the smoker or grill, these chicken recipes taste great!

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Jun 18, 2021

Spankin' Good Smoked Boston Butt Recipe Is Tender and Juicy!

This smoked Boston butt recipe includes a delicious dry rub that really kicks up the flavor! Enjoy great smoked pork with less time in the smoker.

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Jun 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

Try Smoked Beef Recipes For Beef Ribs, Briskets, Burgers and More!

Mouthwatering smoked beef recipes for roasts, ribs, brisket and meatloaf. Smoker cooked or grill-smoked, they are equally tasty.

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Jun 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

Pork Spareribs Basic Training, From Trimming to Seasoning to Smoking

Get the lowdown on pork spare ribs. Learn what they are, how to trim 'em for the smoker, and get a quick rundown on how to smoke pork spareribs.

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Jun 18, 2021

Marinated Pork Loin Chops Using Allegro Bottled Marinade Mix

Grill smoked pork loin chops get fantastic flavor from Allegro marinade. Bathed in hickory smoke, these pork chops drip with juicy goodness!

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Jun 18, 2021

Spicy Peppercorn Pork Ribs Recipe, Where Black Pepper Reigns Supreme!

Peppercorn pork ribs, seasoned with a cracked pepper rub and smoked until tender have rich, smoky black pepper flavor.

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Jun 18, 2021

Mustard Crust Spareribs Are Coated With a Mustard and Dry Rub Paste

Mustard crust spareribs are coated with a mix of dry rub and mustard. The flavorful paste sticks tightly to the ribs as they are smoked.

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Jun 18, 2021

Succulent Memphis Style Pork Ribs So Good You Won't Need The Sauce

Magical Memphis style pork ribs disappear quickly, and the ribs' authentic flavor is no mere illusion! The spicy Memphis rib rub does the trick!

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Jun 18, 2021

Grill Smoked Marinated Ribeye Steaks Have Rich, Satisfying Flavor

Tender, juicy marinated ribeye steaks satisfy hunger pangs and please the palate! Grill smoke with oak to add an additional layer of awesome flavor!

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Jun 18, 2021

Smoked Country Style Pork Ribs Are Tender, Juicy and Tasty!

Smoked country style pork ribs are meaty, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Boneless or bone-in, country style ribs are great for the smoker.

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Jun 18, 2021

Brining Chicken Improves Flavor And Helps Smoked Chicken Remain Juicy

Brining chicken will improve flavor and texture, and increase juiciness. Brine chicken from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on size.

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Sep 21, 2019

This Alabama White Barbeque Sauce Is Perfect For Chicken and Fish

This Alabama white barbeque sauce recipe makes a unique sauce for pork and chicken.

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Sep 17, 2019

Superb Mustard Barbeque Sauce Recipe Is a Great Pulled Pork Sauce!

This mustard barbeque sauce is a South Carolina tradition. Sweet and yellow, tart yet mellow.

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Sep 16, 2019

Apple Butter Pork Ribs Are Sauced With a Sweet Apple Butter Glaze

These smoked apple butter pork ribs are glazed with apple butter and served with an easy to make homemade bbq sauce. For dessert? Apple pie!

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Sep 16, 2019

Keep Leftover Smoked Ribs Vacuum Sealed and Save That Flavor!

Vacuum sealing smoked ribs increases storage time and prevents flavor loss and freezer burn. Vacuum sealing is the best way to package smoked ribs.

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Sep 14, 2019

Excellent Electric Smoker Recipes For Ribs, Brisket, Salmon and More!

These electric smoker recipes are great to use in most electric smokers. Try one of the recipes for ribs, chicken breasts or brisket.

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Sep 12, 2019

Luscious London Broil Marinade Made With White Wine and Spices

This London broil marinade adds great flavor to flank steaks, top round or sirloin tips. Make a smoked London broil, enjoy life with a full belly!

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Sep 12, 2019

Homemade Gates BBQ Sauce Recipe For an Authentic KC Flavor

This Gates bbq sauce recipe closely matches the flavor of bottled Gates sauce. The spicy version of Gates barbecue sauce is included.

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Sep 12, 2019

Superb Spicy Buffalo Shrimp With a Cool Down of Bleu Cheese Sauce

Nice and spicy buffalo shrimp are grill smoked for added awesomeness! This incredible appetizer should be served with bleu cheese dressing and celery.

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Sep 12, 2019

Tasty Beer Can Chicken Recipe Makes The Juiciest Grilled Chicken

Grill smoked beer can chicken recipe creates crispy skin, juicy meat and a palate pleasing smoky flavor. Seasoned inside and out.

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Sep 12, 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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Sep 12, 2019

Tangy Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Is a Spicy Carolina Tradition!

This traditional vinegar barbecue sauce has heat, sweetness and tang. Use it to baste pork as it smokes and add it to pulled pork for extra zing!

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Sep 12, 2019

This Pork Picnic Rub Recipe Adds Great Flavor to Any Cut of Pork

This pork picnic rub recipe is easy to make from common ingredients. Balanced flavor makes the perfect smoked pork picnic.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Pork Picnic Shoulder Transforms Into a Luscious Treat When Smoked

The pork picnic shoulder is a great cut of meat for smoking. Fat and connective tissue adds loads of great flavor and juicy goodness.

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Sep 10, 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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Sep 10, 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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Sep 10, 2019

Delicious Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs Are Smoked to Juicy Perfection!

Juicy bacon wrapped chicken thighs, kissed with applewood smoke, are easily made and quick cooking. Give the gift of chicken wrapped in beautiful bacon!

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Sep 07, 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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Sep 07, 2019

The Ideal Temperature of Smoked Chicken For Juiciness and Flavor

The safe done temperature of smoked chicken can be lower than 165°F, but that smoked chicken temp must be maintained for a specific period of time.

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Sep 07, 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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Sep 06, 2019

Hot Smoking Salmon: Smoking Technique For Incredible Smoked Salmon

The technique for hots moking salmon can be done in any smoker, by following these salmon smoking tips for brining, temperature and time.

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Sep 06, 2019

Smoking Chicken Leg Quarters In an Electric or Charcoal Water Smoker

I'm smoking chicken leg quarters in my water smoker. How can I make smoked leg quarters with good bbq flavor?

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Sep 06, 2019

Secrets of Grilling Roast Beef To Perfection! Top Round to Tenderloin!

Guide to grilling roast beef that melts in your mouth and drips with juicy flavor! Learn how to grill roast beef, from cheap chuck to fancy fillet.

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Sep 03, 2019

The USDA Revised Pork Cooking Temperature Guidelines Are a Big Deal!

Oink! Great news! The USDA revised its pork cooking temperature from 160°F down to 145°F degrees, and that means juicier meat for us pork lovers!

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Sep 03, 2019

Cooking a Pork Loin In An Electric Smoker

Cooking a pork loin in an electric smoker? Learn the tips and tricks of smoking pork loins in Masterbuilt smokers..

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