When I first purchased my smoker, all I focused on cooking was meat. My wife would always ask, "what should we eat with that brisket?" or "what she would we eat with these burgers?" The healthiest answer is almost always smoked vegetables.
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A Great Meal Deserves a Great Side Dish
Smoked vegetables are easy to make, and can usually be cooked right alongside whatever the main course is for the day. I can't tell you how many times I've tossed chopped vegetables in some butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then thrown them in a foil pack to cook next to some steaks.
Grilled and Smoked Vegetables Are Delicious!
Grilled vegetables really are delicious. I love how simple they are to make, and the added bonus of some Traeger smoked flavor make smoked vegetables one of my absolute favorite bbq side dishes.
If you're cooking a pork shoulder or brisket, chances are it will be done and resting long before it's time to cook the veggies. If that's the case, consider using this method.
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How to Make Smoked Vegetables
These Tasty Smoked Vegetables are very customizeable. You can use a lot of different types of vegetables here. I like to chop up some carrots and broccoli as the base, then throw in some other vegetables that I have in the refrigertor for good measure.
Toss the veggies in some olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the seasoned vegetables out on there.
Set up your smoker to smoke at 180-200 degrees F. Place your baking sheet loaded with veggies in the smoker and let them smoke for 15 minutes. It doesn't take long for the veggies to soak up some of that smoky flavor. Give everything a little stir.
Crank up the heat of your smoker to 400 degrees F (or 350° if you are more comfortable) and continue to let the veggies cook for an additional 15-20 minutes longer. Pull them when they reach your desired tenderness.
A Great Side Dish - Smoked Vegetables
The next time you have a group of family or friends coming over for dinner serve them some smoked vegetables with the main course! They're easy to make, and your friends and family will thank you.
- 4 carrots
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Cut your carrots and broccoli into bite-sized pieces and combine with the bell pepper slices and mushrooms.
- Toss veggies with the olive oil, and seasonings.
- Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper, and place the veggies on top.
- Set up your smoker to smoke at 180-200 degrees F.
- Put the baking sheet with veggies in your smoker and smoke for 15 minutes.
- Give everything a stir, close the lid and adjust the temperature up to 400 degrees F.
- Continue to cook the vegetables for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the broccoli tips start to lightly brown and you reach your desired tenderness.