A man, or a woman, and their smoker. Doesn’t that sound beautiful? Welcome to grill, I mean smoker, season. Whether you’ve been at this for a while or if this is your first time with your smoker, it’s always nice to have some easy-to-make recipes in your arsenal. Here are a couple smoker recipes to get you started. These are smoker recipes anyone can make. Trust me.
(1) Smoker Chicken Wings
Make game day awesome and impress family and friends with these easy-to-make smoked chicken wings. This is a perfect smoker recipe to try if you’re just getting started with your smoker. The great thing about this beginner smoker recipe is that you probably already have many of the ingredients on hand already and all you need to grab from the grocery store is the wings. Your game day guests are getting hungry, so let’s do this.
SMOKER TIP #1: You can easily adjust the ingredient amounts based on the number of guests you’re feeding.
- Fresh chicken wings (4 lbs.)
- Extra virgin olive oil (3 tbsp)
- Paprika (3 tbsp)
- Garlic powder (3 tbsp)
- Kosher salt (3 tsp)
- Cumin (2 tsp)
- Chili powder (3 tbsp)
- Cayenne pepper (2 tsp)
SMOKER TIP #2: You can use these dry ingredients in other recipes too. Think pulled pork, ribs, and chicken.
How to Make It:
This part is insanely simple, and it keeps the mess to a minimum, making cleanup super easy.
- Get your smoker up to 225°-275° Fahrenheit.
- While your smoker is heating up, remove wings from the packaging and rinse with cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Put the wings in a 1-gallon zip enclosure bag. Add the olive oil and spices. Close the bag and shake it until your wings are thoroughly coated.
- Place the wings on your smoker and cook for 2 hours and 15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit. Be sure to turn the wings regularly to get them crispy on both sides.
- Grab a drink from the cooler, pat yourself on the back, and proudly serve.
(2). Smoked Mac and Cheese
When people think of using a smoker, they usually think of smoking meat, right? Oh no, friends, a smoker is absolutely not all about smoking meat. This smoker recipe that anyone can make gives a classic dish a bold new twist. This recipe is a little more involved than the smoked chicken wings, but it’s still easy to make. Let’s smoke some macaroni and cheese!
- Ready made cheese sauce (3 cups or 24 oz.). You can do a fancy roux with cheese, milk, butter, and flour, but I’m a believer in the simpler the better. Especially when it comes to cleanup.
- Macaroni or any other pasta (1 lb.)
- Cooked bacon or any other similar add-in (½ lb. to 1 lb.)
- Shredded cheese for topping. Any kind of cheese will do.
- Large mixing bowl.
- 9×9 foil pan. No need to dirty up your regular bakeware.
- Butter (1 tbsp)
How to Make It:
- Fire up your smoker and set it to 225° Fahrenheit.
- Grease the inside of your foil pan with butter.
- Cook your macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and then put into your mixing bowl.
- Add cheese sauce and bacon and stir until everything is properly coated. Dump the mixture into the greased foil pan.
- Top with more cheese if you’d like.
- Smoke for 2 hours or until the top is nice and brown.
- Dig in and enjoy!
SMOKER TIP #3: Wouldn’t this smoked macaroni and cheese be great with those smoked chicken wings?
How do these easy smoker recipes sound? What smoker recipes have you had the most success with? Please add any comments below.