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Crispy Burnt ends
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5 from 2 votes

Smoked Burnt Ends Recipe

After you cook these burnt ends you will discover why the folks in Kansas go so crazy over them.
They have everything you need in a good snack. They are salty, crispy, juicy, tender and bursting with flavour! 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Resting10 minutes
Total Time2 hours 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, grill, lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Charlie


  • 1 Smoked brisket
  • BBQ or hot sauce
  • Salt to taste


  • Once you have your smoked brisket and you have let it rest, you need to cut the point off, make sure you do this against the grain. 
  • Place your squares into a foil pan and generously coat with your favorite BBQ sauce. I like to use a slightly spicy homemade smokey BBQ sauce that has a little bit of a spicy kick.
  • Place the foil pan back into the smoker at around 275°F for a further 1.5 - 2.5 hours until the cubes have become nice and charred. You are looking for the end to be nice and burnt. 
  • As much as you want to eat the burnt ends fresh off the smoker, you do need to let them rest for a good 10 - 15 minutes. Lightly salt and cover with foil. This will allow the burnt ends to really crispen up and become more delicious. 
  • Serve with lashings of BBQ or hot sauce.