I have put together this collection of over 50 smoker recipes that are easy to replicate and are perfect for beginners!
Some of these posts are traditional recipes while other are more focused on general techniques. There are recipes for smoking pork, beef and chicken as well as a few other odds and ends.
I have tried to keep the recipes general enough that you should be able to replicate them regardless of whether you are using a Masterbuilt electric smoker, a Traeger pellet grill or a Weber Smokey Mountain. Heck, I did most of these recipes on a simple Weber kettle.
For a fast start check out these two articles:
Ten Best Meats for Your Smoker: Fan Favorites and Perfect for Beginners: If you just got your first smoker and are trying out some great meats to put on your pit then this article has you covered! Come see what meats are perfect, how long it should take to cook and the best woods to use.
Ten Easy Meats You Can Smoke in Four Hours or Less: You can make amazing barbecue in just a few hours if you start with one of these smaller cuts of meat. Sure, smoking a brisket for 15 hours can be fun but so are some of these fast cooks!
Our Complete Collection of Smoked and Grilled Pork: Chops, Country Style Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Loins, Bellies, Tails and More.
Here is the link for our Ultimate Steak Guide! Everything you have ever wanted to know about steaks including some of the more exclusive cuts like the Teres Major and Flat Iron.
Here is the link for our Chicken and Turkey Recipes! Great ideas and instructions for smoking thighs, grilling wings, brining chicken breasts and more!
Here is the link for Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Brisket How much to cook, how long to smoke, the best rubs, injections and smoke wood. Fat Side Up or Down? Should You Spritz the Brisket? How to Cook on a Weber kettle….yep…everything you need to know!
Other Beef Recipes for Your Smoker
Some days you don’t feel like smoking a brisket but you still want to fire up the pit and smell the smoke. Here are a few small bites and appetizers to keep you entertained.
- Cast Iron Crab Cakes
- Smoked Mahi Mahi with Sweet Heat
- Smoked Sweet Potatoes
- Smoked Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
- Homemade Barbecue Sauce (5 Classic Recipes)
- Guacamole and Bruschetta
- Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers
- How to Smoke Cod and Make Killer Fish Tacos
- Grilled Speckled Trout
- Rotisserie Shish Kebabs
- Italian Cold Cut Panini
Meat Buying Guides
- Where to Buy Beef Bacon?
- Where to Buy Pork Belly?
- Costco Brisket: Prime Whole Packers at a Great Price!
- Where to Buy Beef Ribs?
- Costco Baby Back Ribs
- Costco King Crab Legs