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!
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How To Make Smoked Camping Recipes
Small portable smokers are all the rage at campsites across the country. Tabletop propane and pellet grills are easy to use and transport.
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But if you don’t want to buy an extra piece of equipment, try making one with your existing equipment.
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Smoked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks
These simple chicken legs are sweet, spicy, sticky and crispy!
Pellet Smoked Short Ribs
Make easy, fall-off-the-bone tender, non-sauced BBQ beef ribs in a portable tailgate smoker with 6 simple ingredients!
Smoked Green Beans
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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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!
Smoked Corn on the Cob
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.
Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe
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!
Smoked Ribeye Roast
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!
Spicy Smoked Pork Jerky
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.
Sage-Rubbed Spatchcocked Smoked Turkey
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.
Smoked Leg Of Lamb
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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