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Get ready to elevate your fajita game with our mouthwatering Smoked Chicken Fajitas! Packed with bold flavors and vibrant colors, this Tex-Mex classic takes on a tantalizing twist with the irresistible essence of smoked chicken. Tender, juicy boneless, skinless chicken breasts are infused with the robust flavors of taco seasoning and paired with a colorful medley of thinly sliced bell peppers and onions. The real star of the show? Three cups of zesty salsa that bring a burst of freshness to every bite. Served in warm tortillas and topped with gooey shredded cheese and cool sour cream, these fajitas are a fiesta for your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a flavor-packed weeknight dinner, our Smoked Chicken Fajitas are sure to be a hit. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the smoker to 215 degrees F with apple flavored wood chips.  You … Continue reading

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Living in MN, I think there is a short window of time to use your smoker for “hearty” meals.  You can use it year-round for various kinds of meats or perhaps vegetables, but if you are making something traditionally enjoyed during winter months or that is much more filling, you don’t have much time.  That is why I took advantage of the mild winter and slightly warmer than usual temperatures lately to make a batch of Smoked Chili with Ground Beef.  I chose this time of year for a couple of reasons.  1) winter is too cold for me to want to smoke food and I would spend too much time trying to keep the temperature consistent, and 2) I wanted to make something hearty that could be enjoyed while it was still cold out.  That’s why this time of year was perfect (for me).  The smoker was able to … Continue reading

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Smoked Macaroni & Cheese is a wonderful comfort food that is sure to be a hit!  You essentially take a recipe for macaroni and cheese but enhance the flavor by smoking it vs baking it.  A few things I’d like to point out: The smokey flavor is well developed – you can taste it in each bite but it’s not overpowering. It’s pretty effortless to make – you assemble, smoke, add some toppings, and dig in! It’s smoked in a foil pan so it’s easy to cover and transport to another location. It can be a full meal, served as a side, or shared at a potluck or party.   The recipe can be found here.  Let’s walk through how to make it. Start by preheating your smoker to 250 degrees F and add hickory wood chips.  I think this recipe tastes great with hickory but feel free to experiment with another wood chip flavor. Bring … Continue reading

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We recently got a smoker and let me tell you, we’re having some fun working on recipes!  Our first attempt at smoking meat was chicken wings.  We thought, let’s start small, see how this thing works, and not spend a lot of money on meat in case it doesn’t turn out…. The result was Hickory Smoked Buffalo Wings.  They were phenomenal! We used hickory wood chips and the flavor really came through in the chicken wings.  The smoker is electric and does require you to add additional wood chips throughout the smoking process.  Perhaps next time we’ll try mesquite.  The whole process was pretty easy.  You basically smoke the chicken wings as is, then toss them in the sauce and smoke again, so the smokey flavor will also absorb into the sauce a bit. The recipe can be found here. Start by adding the hickory wood chips to the smoker … Continue reading

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