4th of July Smoker Recipes (10 Easy Recipes)

The 4th of July should be a time to sit back with friends and family and indulge in some delicious food.

However, when you haven’t worked out what you’re eating, cooking can be stressful.

We’ve tried to ease your worries by putting together some great meat smoking recipes for you to try. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy no matter what their preferences are.

Have a read of the guide below to find out what you’ll be cooking next 4th of July.

Hot Smoked Salmon

This is a wonderful 4th of July recipe that is incredibly tasty.

This recipe is ideal for beginners or for those that haven’t used their smoker in a while.

The advantage of hot smoking salmon (as opposed to cold) is that it cooks the fish all the way through.

Try serving this dish with pasta, salad, sandwiches, or on its own.

Smoked Beef Ribs

Looking for something super simple?

These smoked beef ribs are perfect for you. This recipe requires minimal ingredients, effort and is packed full of flavor.

Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms

After a scrumptious appetizer before the main event?

We recommend giving these smoked stuffed mushrooms a go. This dish works well with portobello or button varieties.

If you’re vegan or not a fan of cream cheese, feel free to leave it out. These mushrooms are just as good on their own!

Pork Chops

This dish is great not only for the 4th of July but for any fuss-free meal. This recipe is simple, easy, and only takes 90 minutes to cook.

For the wood chips, we recommend using apple or maple so that the meat is not overwhelmed.

Smoked Chicken Wings

This smoked chicken wing recipe is an awesome crowd-pleaser ideal for the 4th of July festivities. The use of smoked honey gives it an extra kick and an out-of-this-world flavor.

This is a slower chicken wing recipe than most, but you are rewarded with the meat being extra smoky.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Coconut Lime Cream

This is a tasty spin on a classic. The mix of spices, herbs, and sauces in this recipe gives it unbelievable flavor.

For an extra creamy sauce prepare the sauce the night before and let it thicken in the fridge.

Smoked Potato Skins

Looking for something kid-friendly?

These smoked potato skins let everyone customize their potatoes to their liking.

We love the idea of using leftover pulled pork as a topping, but feel free to add some more vegetables for nutrition.

Smoked Pork Loin with Apple and Cinnamon

Smoking your pork loin is a perfect way to ensure it stay juicy and tender.

The combination of pork loin, apple, and smoking is delicious. Be careful when smoking the pork that it doesn’t become tough and dry.

Make sure to follow the instructions carefully so that your meat is deliciously smoked.

Smoked French Onion Soup

This is not your traditional 4th of July dish but we still reckon it’s worth a try!

This dish feeds plenty and the caramelized onions make this soup divine. The soup is also divided into individual proportions making it easy to cater to your guests.

Smoked Lobster

This recipe only takes an hour to cook on the smoker. It’s fresh, yummy, and perfect for a 4th of July barbecue.

When cooking, use a meat thermometer to make sure your lobster is perfectly smoked. We recommend serving it with the Grilled Corn on the Cob with Coconut Lime Sauce.

These recipes make 4th of July cooking a breeze. There are plenty of different delicious options out there for all households to enjoy.

Sometimes it’s best to stick with a classic and other times it is exciting to try something new.

We hope these recipe ideas find their way into your kitchen next 4th of July.

What do you like to cook on the 4th of July?

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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