I like smoking meat, you like smoking meat and I know we both LOVE eating smoked meat! All summer (and usually winter long) you will find me with something on the BBQ.
I often get asked ‘what meat should I start smoking’ or ‘what are the best meats to smoke’. So here they are, my top 10 smoked meat recipes.
I hope you enjoy!
The Best Meats to Smoke
Twice Cooked Smoked Pork Belly
You can’t have a best smoked meat recipes list without including pork belly. Now I know what you are thinking, pork belly is not that great. Well I have news for you, imagine the best smoked pork belly you have ever had with some beautiful crispy crackly skin. You seriously can’t beat it!
Smoked Tri Tip
Most tri tips are bought from the butcher trimmed and weighing about 2-3 pounds. Untrimmed, a tri tip can weigh nearly 5 pounds and have a large fat cap and layer of silver skin. Tri tip is a beef roast that comes from the lower part of the sirloin and is shaped like a triangle. Tri tip is often over looked, however, is a fantastic cut of beef to smoke.
Cold Smoked Salmon
We have all had that expensive smoked salmon from the supermarket. Sure its delicious and perfect for a bagel or platters. But what if i told you smoking your own salmon is not hard, and can be much more delicious! You can personalise your brine and seasonings to create the perfect piece of smoked salmon.
We all love burgers, but sometimes a classic grilled burger can get a little aaaaaah… boring. Smoking burgers over grilling keeps them super juicy and although you don’t get a crispy exterior on your burger the flavor is something special.
Home Made Bacon Jerky
If you have never made bacon jerky you are in for a real treat. It s one of the most moreish snacks I have ever made. This is a great snack to make and have in the kitchen, or to make special for the big game. The flavor combinations are almost endless and you can add in your own personal touch. Say hello to your new favorite snack.
Smoked Beef Roast
Nothing beats a Sunday roast, except maybe a smoked Sunday roast! A smoked Sunday roast is a great change from the regular pot roast, I can guarantee this will impress your family or guests 10 fold!
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
The king of beef cuts! Beef tenderloin is not the cheapest cut and some people think smoking it is a waste. However, I could not disagree more. Slowly smoking this cut of beef will leave you with a perfectly tender roast for the whole family to salivate over. If you don’t have a smoker don’t worry! You can use your gas grill to ‘smoke’ and it is still a beauty (both recipes included).
You can’t have a best smoked meat recipes list without including smoked brisket. Its the quintessential smoker recipe. This recipe is an in depth guide how to smoke a brisket in an electric smoker, however, you can easily adapt this to a gas smoker, charcoal smoker or pellet smoker. If you have never smoked a brisket before I highly recommend giving it a go.
Ribs are another must for any bbq session. For most backyard pitmasters its not a bbq without ribs. There are a few different ways that you can cook them, however, I find the best way is with the trusty 3 2 1 smoking method. This leaves even the most inexperienced pitmasters with seriously tender, juicy and saucy ribs. Do yourself a favor and try this recipe!
Smoked pork butt means one thing in my house. Pulled pork burgers! This is a great recipe for those who are fairly new to smoking meat. Its hard to mess this one up!