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There are a lot of amazing things you can make on a smoker. When I first started cooking with mine, all of the choices were overwhelming. I didn’t know where to start. If you just got a smoker, and you’re not sure what you should cook, or you’re feeling overwhelmed like I was, check out this list of 10 smoked meat recipes.

These are 10 of my favorite smoked meat recipes that my friends and family request over and over again. If you're looking for simple pellet grill recipes, look no further! #smokedmeat #bbq #barbecue #pelletgrills #traegergrills

1. Smoked Whole Chicken

10 smoked meat recipes - chicken

If you’re new to smoking meat, this is one of the first recipes you should try. A whole chicken is easy to prepare, and the end result is always fantastic. 

2. Pork Tenderloin

10 smoked meat recipes - pork tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin is another cut of meat that is forgiving and always comes out delicious on the smoker. Use a good meat thermometer, and the end result will be fantastic!

3. Chicken Wings

10 smoked meat recipes - chicken wings

I’ve made a lot of chicken wings on my smoker. In fact, they’re probably the thing I get the most requests for from family and friends. If you don’t like spicy, try my Dr. Pepper Chicken Wings instead.

4. Alabama White Sauce

10 smoked meat recipes - alabama white sauce

This is such an easy recipe and really doesn’t require a smoker at all. Serve this simple barbecue sauce with poultry or pork and watch eyes light up when they try it.

5. Pulled Pork

10 smoked meat recipes - pulled pork

Pulled Pork is a longer cook than the other recipes I mentioned above. Cooking pulled pork is a really simple process, and once you get it down, you’ll want to make this recipe every weekend of the summer. 

6. Juicy Lucy’s

10 smoked meat recipes - Juicy Lucy

They might look like normal burgers, but they’re loaded with cheese and mushrooms inside. Upgrade your burger experience with this recipe, and never look back.

7. Bacon

Rosemary Candied Bacon - Baking Bacon in the smoker

Smoked bacon is one of the best things you can make for breakfast. My daughter requests it ALL THE TIME. Really, I can’t blame her. This is one of my absolute favorite recipes.

8. Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers

10 smoked meat recipes - Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers

These Jalapeno Poppers are NEXT LEVEL delicious. Honestly, they might be the best thing I’ve made on my smoker, and I’ve made a ton of things. If you really want to get crazy, make my Jalapeno Popper Ribs instead.

9. 321 Ribs

3 2 1 method ribs

Everyone loves a perfectly smoked rack of ribs, and this method has proven to be effective time and time again. 

10. Brisket

10 smoked meat recipes - Brisket

What else needs to be said? Brisket is the crown jewel of barbecue. This is one of the most complete brisket guides you’ll find, and if you follow the steps, you’ll have stellar results.

10 Smoked Meat Recipes

So there’s my list of 10 smoked meat recipes. Most of them are traditional favorites, but there are a few wildcards in their too! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

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