Pit boss smokers cook food in a way that is unparalleled by other cooking methods! They make whatever you’re cooking more tender, and incredibly delicious.
You may only cook meat on your pit boss smoker, but they give whole new life to veggies and dairy foodstuffs like queso dip or mac and cheese!
So if you want to set your smoker a new challenge this summer, why not give these 28 easy recipes a try?
1. Pellet Grill Mac And Cheese
Put a smoky twist on the ultimate comfort food! Lightly smoked and irresistibly cheesy, this pellet grill mac and cheese is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
2. Smoked Chicken Legs
Chicken legs are often the most delicious and juicy part of the chicken, and when they’re smoked they’re even more irresistible.
3. Pit Boss Smoked Prime Rib With Horseradish Cream
Prime rib is a beloved holiday roast for a lot of people. It’s tasty, juicy and succulent, but it can be difficult to instill that smoky, rich flavor without spending hours in the kitchen.
But this pit boss recipe cuts down on time and makes the process a lot easier.
4. Peppered Smoked Jerky
It’s difficult to find a decent jerky that isn’t packed with sugar, salt, and a lot of additives, but making your own jerky is easier than it looks, especially when you have a Pit Boss pellet grill!
5. Easy No-Fail Pellet Smoker Ribs
With a pellet smoker, making ribs that fall off the bone has never been easier.
If you’re new to smoking meat and are a bit nervous, then this super simple smoked rib recipe is a great place to start.
6. Best Smoked Salmon
The buttery texture and rich flavor of salmon combined with the smoky, sweet flavor you get from a smoker equals a match made in heaven.
7. Grilled Shrimp With Honey Garlic Sauce
Using a skewer to flip these bad boys makes cooking so much easier, and ensures you don’t lose any shrimp to the grill!
Packed with vibrant spices and a smokey flavor, these shrimps are sure to be a crowd favorite at your next barbecue.
8. Smoked Salsa
This smoked salsa recipe puts an exciting twist on the normal chips and dips. It’s packed with refreshing flavors and a smoky tang that is sure to wow you!
9. Smoked Cream Cheese Block
This smoked cream cheese recipe couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s absolutely delightful! You can also make it a savory dip or a sweet spread, depending on the seasoning.
10. Smoked Queso Dip
Who doesn’t love queso dip? This cheesy, creamy dip infused with a smoky flavor is certain to be your new queso dip obsession.
11. Smoked Corn On The Cob
Although we commonly smoke racks of ribs or briskets, why not try smoking corn on the cob? The smoky flavor achieved by the grill is a perfect combination to the sweet, buttery flavor of the corn.
12. Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin
Bacon and maple rub is a match made in heaven, and makes for a delicious, sweet meal.
13. Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends
Who doesn’t love burnt ends? These pork shoulder burnt ends are sweet, saucy, and smoky and are certain to be a hit at your next barbecue.
14. Pulled Pork
Smoked pulled pork is easy to cook, a delicious addition to pretty much every meal, and is always a winner.
This is the ideal dish for those new to the world of smoking meats, or if it’s been a while since you used your Pit Boss.
15. Smoked Turkey With Maple BBQ Rub
While this recipe is perfect for the holidays, smoked turkey can be enjoyed throughout the year. The BBQ sauce and the smoked turkey makes for a mouthwatering meal.
16. Five Hour Smoked Pork Butt
Also known as Boston butt or pork shoulder, pork butt usually takes 12-14 hours to cook into juicy, tender pulled pork, but this recipe cuts down the cooking time to 5 hours.
17. Easy Smoked Vegetables
These simple and quick smoked veggies are the perfect side dish to make on your smoker! The balsamic and seasonings pack it with flavor.
18. Smoked Chicken Halves
Smoked chicken halves are sure to satisfy hungry bellies! What makes this dish special is that it’s fairly cheap and not hard at all to half the chickens before you cook them.
If that wasn’t good enough, they tend to cook quickly and more evenly than whole chickens.
19. Bacon-Wrapped Onion Bombs
These bacon-wrapped onion bombs are stuffed with ground chuck and jalapeños among other things, before being smoked on your Pit Boss.
20. Smoked Spatchcock Turkey
When the holiday season is upon us, why not smoke a turkey? This recipe is ideal for any smoker, and the spatchcock method is an ideal way to make the cooking process quicker.
21. Smoked Bison Ribeye
Bison ribeye steaks are surprisingly lean, and have a rich, bold flavor. When smoked, you have a real, decadent treat!
22. Smoked Brisket Nachos With Pork Rinds
This recipe gives you everything you need to cook smoked brisket nachos on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill, and is ideal for any leftover brisket you may have.
The pork rinds make these nachos totally unique and flavorful. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also simple to make.
23. Smoked Ham
This smoked ham deserves pride of place on your holiday table!
24. Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas
Shrimp quesadillas are not only super simple to make, but also require little prep time and can be cooked quickly in your smoker.
25. Grilled Ranch Pork Chops With Bourbon-Honey Glaze
Not only is this a simple pork chop recipe, but the bourbon-honey glaze is versatile enough to be used on chicken, pork chops, or pork loin.
26. Dry Rub Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are always a winner, especially when they have the seasonings in this recipe.
Although there are a variety of ways to prepare chicken, a lot of chicken wing recipes require lots of oil or the use of a deep fryer.
However, cooking chicken wings in a smoker eliminates the mess and the grease of traditional chicken wing cooking, leaving you with crispy, juicy chicken skin and tender meat that is seasoned perfectly.
27. Baby Back Ribs
Baby back ribs are seriously tasty and packed with moisture. It’s impossible not to get juice all over your chin eating these ribs!
This recipe for roasted, sweet ribs is guaranteed to wow your family and friends.
28. Beer Can Chicken
If you’re yet to try beer can chicken… where have you been?
You’re really missing out! Not only is it ridiculously delicious, but incredibly easy to make. You may even find it’s more delicious than rotisserie chicken you can buy at the store.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Start A Pit Boss Grill?
To start your Pit Boss grill, open the lid of your grill, and turn it to the smoke setting for 10 minutes before closing the lid and changing the temperature to your preferred setting.
Initially starting with the smoke setting on makes sure that the firepot isn’t overwhelmed with pellets.
The same can also be said for leaving the lid open. It stops the barrel from being overloaded with smoke and prevents any backdrifts.
Once the grill is hot enough, you can then add food to the grill.
A lot of Pit Boss Grills have a Prime Button, and if your grill is new or you’re all out of pellets you will need to prime the grill before pellets can be added.
This igniter will initially remain hot for 5 minutes before turning off, although it normally takes longer than five minutes for the pellets to reach the firepot.
Pressing and holding the prime button will keep the auger working continuously, which helps the pellets move faster. However, pressing and holding the Prime button does not affect the speed of the auger.
But even when you prime your grill, it will probably still need to be turned off and back on again to restart the igniter once the pellets arrive at the fire pot.
How Often Should You Clean Your Pit Boss Grill?
After running 40-60 lbs of pellets running through your Pit Boss Grill, it’s best to clean it.
You can get rid of ash from your grill and the fire pot by using a vacuum. You should also clean your flame broiler to remove grease, and finally wipe down your grill using a light degreaser.
Can You Use A Pit Boss Grill In The Rain?
While your grill can be used when it’s lightly raining, as a Pit Boss Grill is an electronic appliance you must be careful when using your grill in the rain, and prevent exposing any connections to the rain.
We hope this article has shown you the variety of what you can cook with a Pit Boss Smoker, and that whether you’re a Pit Boss pro or you’re just getting started there is a recipe to suit your skill level and preferences.
What makes the Pit Boss great is its versatility, so take advantage of its versatility by trying out the recipes above.
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