Smoked Queso

INGREDIENTS: 32 oz. Kraft Original Velveeta Cheese 8 oz. Pepper Jack Cheese 8 oz. Shredded Mozzarella 1 onion (chopped) 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic 1 10 oz. can Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies 1 lb. browned breakfast sausage (or hamburger) 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder Alternative Ingredients for a Thinner Queso:… Continue reading Smoked Queso

Chicken Thighs (Andrew’s Smoked)

INGREDIENTS: Bone-in, Skin-on chicken thighs. Honey Randy’s Chicken and Rib Rub (or your favorite) INSTRUCTIONS: Place the chicken thighs skin side down on a cutting board. Cut away any skin and fat that extends outside the meat. Use your fingers to carefully pull the skin away to form a pocket. Coat the pocket between the… Continue reading Chicken Thighs (Andrew’s Smoked)

Smoked Shredded Chicken Breast – Sous Vide

It is hard to make smoked, shredded chicken breast without drying it out. This recipe ensures the chicken will have smoke throughout, will be cooked thoroughly, and will not be dry and tough. Start Sous Vide heating at 158 degrees. Coat chicken breasts in olive oil. Lay the chicken breasts out on a cake rack… Continue reading Smoked Shredded Chicken Breast – Sous Vide

Smoked Ribs (Myron Mixon-ish St. Louis 3-2-1)

Ingredients: Rub: 1 part BBQ Salt (RANDY’S ALTERNATE LOWER SODIUM FROM-SCRATCH) 1 part brown sugar  Other: Yellow Mustard Apple juice and a spray bottle. Instructions: Wash ribs and remove membrane. Rub ribs with a thin coat of mustard so the rub will stick. Coat ribs with the rub mixture: Per the “proper salting techniques” in the Food Trivia post,… Continue reading Smoked Ribs (Myron Mixon-ish St. Louis 3-2-1)

Brine for Smoked Turkey

INGREDIENTS: 1 gallon distilled water (or boiled tap water to remove chlorine) 1 cup kosher of unionized salt 1/2 cup sugar 6 fresh tarragon leaves or 1/4 cup dried tarragon 1 teaspoon black pepper INSTRUCTIONS: If you boil the water, let it cool before using. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Place Turkey in large non-metallic… Continue reading Brine for Smoked Turkey

Snack Sticks

Ingredients: 5 lbs meat 12% fat 2.5 Tbsp pickling salt 1 tsp pink cure by weight 1 tsp ginger powder 1 tsp celery seed ground 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp liquid smoke 1.5 tsp dry mustard powder 1.5 Tbsp black pepper ground 2 Tbsp paprika 2 Tbsp corn syrup solids 1 cup soy protein concentrate 1 cup water ice cold Instructions: Chill meat to 34°F (1°C), grind one time through a 3/16” (5 mm) plate. combine ground meat with remaining ingredients, mix well until mixture… Continue reading Snack Sticks