101+ Smoker Recipes

Maybe you just bought your first smoker and you’re looking for the perfect dish for that maiden voyage. Or maybe you’re a seasoned pitmaster looking for some inspiration. Either way, we’ve put together 101 of our favorite smoker recipes, from smoked brisket to smoked pork butts, we even have some great side dishes and smoked desserts that made our list!

Our Favorite Cookbooks

We’ll kick this off with a quick list of our 10 favorite cookbooks filled with smoker recipes. A lot of these authors, like Steve Raichlen or Aaron Franklin, have specific recipes included below. But their cookbooks are fantastic, we’ve learned a ton about smoking thumbing through these books, we highly recommend them!

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay - Publisher: Ten Speed Press - Hardcover: 224 pages
Project Smoke
Steven Raichlen - Publisher: Workman Publishing - Edition no. 1 (05/10/2016) - Paperback: 336 pages
Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue: A Cookbook
Myron Mixon, Kelly Alexander - Publisher: Ballantine Books - Edition no. 0 (05/10/2011) - Paperback: 192 pages
Smoke: New Firewood Cooking: How To Build Flavor with Fire on the Grill and in the Kitchen
Tim Byres - Publisher: Rizzoli - Edition no. 0 (04/30/2013) - Hardcover: 256 pages
Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
Meathead Goldwyn, Greg Blonder - Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Hardcover: 400 pages
The Barbecue! Bible 10th Anniversary Edition
Steven Raichlen - Workman Publishing Company - Kindle Edition - Edition no. 2 (05/28/2008)
Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too
Steven Raichlen - Publisher: Workman Publishing Company - Edition no. 0 (05/02/2017) - Paperback: 352 pages
The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue
Daniel Vaughn - Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco - Edition no. 1 (05/14/2013) - Hardcover: 384 pages
Weber's Smoke: A Guide to Smoke Cooking for Everyone and Any Grill
Jamie Purviance - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Edition no. 342012 (04/03/2012) - Paperback: 192 pages

Beef Smoker Recipes – Steaks, Brisket, Roasts & Ribs


We love smoked tri-tip here at BBQonMain.com. It’s a great, cheap cut of meat that is delicious when done right. Vindulge has a great smoked tri-tip recipe that we love, and they include red wine pairings to go along with it!

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