17+ Camping Smoker Recipes That’ll Make You Lick Your Fingers

Want to add some smoky-flavored recipes to your camping food menus? You’ll enjoy these camping smoker recipes that include appetizers, sides and main dishes like smoked queso cheese dip, corn on the cob, smoked jerky, chicken legs, BBQ ribs, smoked meatloaf, spatchcocked smoked turkey and more!

Camping Smoker Recipes by CampingForFoodies features twelve different recipes made in smokers including smoked beef, chicken, lamb, pork, corn and queso cheese dip with text over the image that reads smoker camping recipes.

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But if you don’t want to buy an extra piece of equipment, try making one with your existing equipment. Do a DIY camping smoker Weber Smokey Joe smoker conversion to make these awesome recipes on your next trip!

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Smoked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

Smoked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with sticky, golden brown, chicken legs coated in brownish, red BBQ sauce that is glistening from the caramelized sugars, bright green pieces of cilantro are scattered across the glazed meat.

These simple chicken legs are sweet, spicy, sticky and crispy!

Pellet Smoked Short Ribs

Pellet Smoked Short Ribs by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with food ready to be served at the campsite. The English-style cut short ribs have a golden brown color after being smoked in a pellet grill. Next to the ribs are smoked green beans with bacon and fluffy mashed potatoes sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper.

Make easy, fall-off-the-bone tender, non-sauced BBQ beef ribs in a portable tailgate smoker with 6 simple ingredients!

Smoked Green Beans

Smoked Green Beans by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron skillet filled with green beans, bacon, onions and garlic that have been smoked in a portable pellet grill and are ready to be served at the campsite.

These beans are like traditional southern green beans but the smoky flavor doesn’t just come from the bacon! They smoke for 3 hours at 225 degrees F in your pellet grill smoker along with your main course. This is just one of our yummy keto camping food ideas.

Smoked Ground Beef Chili

Smoked Ground Beef Chili by CampingForFoodies features an aluminum foil pan filled with smoked chili that has been smoked in a portable pellet grill and includes hamburger, bacon, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, spices, three types of beans, tomatoes and sauce that is ready to be served at the campsite.

This chili combines ground beef, bacon, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, spices and three types of beans that are all cooked in a portable pellet grill smoker for a hearty and warm dinner.

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends (A Quick Version Of Poor Man’s Brisket)

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends Poor Man’s Brisket Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate and bowl filled with food including BBQ sauce covered burnt ends made from beef chuck roast with a side of baked beans and coleslaw with text over the image that reads chuck roast burnt ends.

If you are craving meat candy at the campsite but don’t have enough time to tend the 18+ hour process, try making these burnt ends using a beef chuck roast! It only takes a few minutes to prep and about 5 hours to cook this version of Poor Man’s Burnt Ends.

Easy Smoked Chicken Legs On A Pellet Grill

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs by CampingForFoodies features chicken drumsticks cooked and ready to be served on a blue camping plate in front of a portable pellet smoker with text over the image that reads smoked chicken legs.

Cooking for a couple or an entire family? This simple recipe allows you to smoke as many chicken legs as you need. The yummy spicy dry rub stands alone but you can slather on some of your favorite BBQ sauce too, like this Kansas City Style Homemade Old Fashioned Molasses BBQ Sauce.

Kansas City Dry Rub: Amazing Flavor For KC Style BBQ Recipes

Kansas City Dry Rub by CampingForFoodies features a glass jar filled with a red and brown colored mix of spices making a dry rub for smoking meats that is sitting on the top of a pellet box on a portable smoker with mountains and desert plants in the background at a campsite with text over the image that reads Kansas City Dry Rub.

This simple Kansas City dry rub is easy to make and can be stored up to a year in a tightly sealed container. It is a super versatile flavor profile that you can use on beef, pork and poultry when you want to add some fast flavor to meats you smoke at the campsite.

Dutch Oven Ribs Camping Recipe

Camping Dutch Oven BBQ Ribs Can Be Cooked With Charcoal Briquettes Or Over A Campfire

The best camping smoker recipes don’t have to use a smoker. If you’d rather use your camp Dutch oven than your smoker, you can slow cook these ribs till they are fall-off-the-bone tender and add a bit of liquid smoke to the sauce for that smoky flavor.

Easy Keto Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Small portable smoker recipes need to have cuts of meat that will fit inside the smoking chamber. This smoked beef tenderloin recipe is perfect for elevating your camp menu with a fancier meal … that is keto-friendly too!

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We often make campfire corn on the cob, but did you know you can smoke it too? If your portions are small enough, you can smoke your meat at the same time you make this smoked corn on the cob in your portable smoker.

This home-style smoked whole chicken is juicy and tender. If you have left over smoked chicken, you can reinvent it by making smoked tacos, smoked chicken BBQ sandwiches, smoked turkey soup … you get the idea … the possibilities are endless!

The best things to smoke in a smoker turn out tender and juicy inside while the outside has a beautifully textured smoky, caramelized crust … just like this smoked ribeye roast.

Some of my favorite portable smoker recipes are appetizers like this smoked queso cheese dip. It is a classic Rotel dip that is made even more exciting with smoke!

This spicy smoked pork jerky starts with a chipotle and citrus marinade. Once you add some pork and smoke … you get a really interesting version of a campsite classic snack.

This dry brined smoked turkey recipe is made in a smoker but is cooked at higher temperatures of 325-350 F degrees so the smoked spatchcock turkey time per pound is only about 10 minutes.

When you think of smoked fish, what comes to mind? Trout, catfish, salmon … sure! This smoked salmon recipe uses only a few simple ingredients allowing the flavor of the meat and smoke to shine through.

Brine, smoke and serve this Greek-style smoked leg of lamb for an impressive dinner. Its complex flavors come from simple ingredients like garlic, lemon and rosemary.

When you think of the best meats to smoke, you probably think of brisket and ribs … not hamburger! Just as with most meatloaf recipes, this one starts with ground beef and ground pork but the flavors are not-so-traditional when you add some smoke.

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