We’ve gathered our best smoker recipes in one place to help people find simple, delicious ways to cook smoked food. If you love the smoky flavor of delicious barbecue, smoked meats, and more, check out our collection of smoking recipes.
No matter what types of meat you’re into, we have step-by-step instructions that make smoking meat, fish, poultry, sausage, and vegetables easy.
The Best Smoker Recipes
The best smoker recipes are filled with interesting ideas and tips to help cooks smoke food that balances the seasoning from dry rubs, sauces, and glazes with the heat, humidity, and smoke from the smoker to create delicious tasting food.
At Umami, we work hard to develop recipes that are clearly written, filled with helpful information, and designed to help cooks smoke tasty food with layers of flavor time after time. That is why we test our recipes over and over again and encourage readers to leave their comments and feedback.
Smoking food is a traditional cooking technique used to enhance flavor and preserve food. With the advent of refrigeration, hot smoking or smoke roasting is more about using the flavor from the smoke to improve the taste of a dish than preservation these days.
Hot smoking is the most popular method used by home cooks. Cold smoking, another popular method that uses lower temperatures than hot smoking, is focused on both flavor enhancement and preservation.
At Umami, we’ve developed dozens of delicious smoker recipes for beef, pork, chicken, lamb, duck, and even buffalo. Whether you use an offset smoker, vertical smoker, or grill as a smoker, we have a collection of articles and recipes to help you smoke tastier food.
If you’re interested in learning more about smoking as a cooking method, read our Complete Guide to Smoking Food
. It’s filled with information about how smoking food works, a wide variety of smoking techniques, background on different types of smokers, what types of wood to use, and how to season smoked food.
People who love smoked meat and delicious barbecue should give the Flip, Fire, and Paint Technique
a try to learn how to carmelize barbecue sauce at the end of the cooking process to lock in moisture and crisp up the outside of dishes such as Smoked Pork Ribs
and Grilled Barbecue Chicken
. It’s a simple way to add another level of flavor to your favorite recipe.
What to Cook in a Smoker
A few of our favorite smoker recipes include Smoked Beef Roast
, Smoked Pork Loin
, and a luscious Smoked Duck Breast
If you love smoked chicken, try our Simple Smoked Chicken Legs
, Smoked Chicken Quarters with Crispy Skin, or Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings
For scrumptious smoked meat ideas for your next family gathering, read The Best Meats to Smoke & How to Make them Taste Delicious.
This deep dive is written for lovers of barbecue with tons of tips to make everything from your smoker taste delicious. For more visual learners, watch The Best Meats to Smoke
Whether you’re looking for creative ways to smoke pork, beef, or chicken or creative ways to smoke salmon, lamb, duck, or other unique cuts of meat, like this Homemade Bacon Recipe
, we have something for every palate.
We’ve also created unique barbecue sauces, such as this Ancho Chili and Honey Bbq Sauce
filled with bold, savory flavors and this Dynamite Smoked Chicken Rub
, that make it easy to develop interesting textures and layers of flavor.