5 Mouth-Watering Recipes For Your Pit Boss Smoker

With summer on the way, it's time to start dusting off your Pit Boss Smoker and prepare to cook up some delicious dishes.

Clearly we love smoking here, so we have put together our favourite 5 recipes that you can make quick and easy.

1. Bacon Explosion


Bacon, Bacon, Bacon - who doesn't love bacon, right?

We thought this delightful Bacon Explosion recipe would be a great way to get things started. 

You could have it as a main you want, however we think it goes better as a nice quite appetizer - I mean imagine how impressed your guests would be if you brought this bad boy out!


  • 1 lb of bacon (thick sliced is preferred)
  • 1 lb of Italian sausage (Hot or sweet whatever you prefer)
  • Your seasoning of choice (or The BBQ Brother’s All-purpose BBQ Rub)
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Any other toppings you want (cheese, jalapeños, hot sauce, more bacon, etc.)
  • Toothpicks

You can find the full recipe here - Cuts and Crumbles

2. Sweet and Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork


No BBQ is complete without a sweet and sticky pork dish, are we right? The flavour infused into pork from smoking is literally heaven in your mouth!

The guys over at Pups with Chopsticks have come up with this unique take on Chinese BBQ Pork, adding things like Korean pepper flakes for a spicy little kick.

The guys also give you all kinds of tips and tricks on what cuts of pork work best.



  • 2 tablespoons fancy/cooking molasses (not blackstrap molasses) – can also be substituted with maltose, barley malt syrup or honey)
  • 1-2 cubes red fermented tofu (and 4 teaspoons of the sauce, mashed together) – this is also known as red bean curd
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 4 slices of ginger (roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • Utensils
    2 tablespoons Chinese rice cooking wine (or dry sherry)
  • Utensils
    (optional) 1 tablespoon Korean pepper flakes (for additional colour and a mild spiciness. It will also give it a more earthier flavour)


  • 2-3 lbs pork shoulder (cut into long 3 inch thin strips)


  • 2 tablespoons honey

You can find the full recipe here - Pups with Chopsticks

3. Smoked Mac and Cheese


We threw this recipe in as a bit of a curveball. I mean who knew you could smoke side dished, right? And macaroni and cheese in the smoker?

Who the hell would have thought it! 

Well we have tasted this and it is absolutely amazing. Fire up your Pit Boss Pellet Grill and wow your vegetarian guests with this bad boy.


  • 1lb (16 oz) Elbow Macaroni.
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 36 oz of hand shredded cheese ( I like to use a mix of cheeses. One that is sharp and one that is a bit softer and will get extra gooey. I used 16 oz Colby Jack and 16 oz of Sharp Cheddar. But go crazy it’s hard to mess up your cheese choices!)
  • Utensils
    Pepper to taste. (We already have loads of salt from the cheese so we don’t want to add any more.)
  • Utensils
    Cooking spray

You can find the full recipe here - Cuts and Crumbles

4. Applewood Smoked Chicken


Wow your tastebuds and your guests with this amazing Applewood Smoked chicken recipe. If you have never smoked a whole chicken before, then you are seriously missing out.

This is prepped with brown sugar, smokey paprika and garlic rub - basically a taste explosion! Once its prepared, its simply a case of throwing it in the smoker and waiting, simple!


  • 1/4 cup cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • Utensils
    1 teaspoon salt

You can find the full recipe here - Recipes Worth Repeating

5. BBQ Smoked Ham


Smoked ham with pineapple on top - sounds simple right? It is - but don't let its simplicity food you, this is one delicious dish!

What we love about a smoked ham, is that you can literally make sandwiches for daysssss later. I mean who doesn't like ham for breakfast, dinner and desert, right?


  • Meat Used: Pre-cooked/spiral/sliced ham
  • Seasoning: Mustard and The BBQ Brother’s All Purpose BBQ Rub
  • Wood Used: Apple

You can find the full recipe here - Cuts and Crumble

That's it guys - our top 5 recipes ready for this summer.

I'm assuming that if you are looking for recipes then you already have a smoker, however if you haven't then we can't recommend the Pit Boss 17100FB.

We like it so much that it made it into our top 10 best pellet smoker list - read it here.

About the Author William Clay

William Clay is a BBQ enthusiast dedicated to sharing his grilling (and overall cooking) expertise with FireFoodChef's readers.

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