Smoked salmon bites, in a honey Sriracha glaze

Start with one salmon fillet. Remove skin and cut into cubes. 

Cure the salmon in a mixture of – 1.5 cups of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of salt, and two spoonfuls of Mikes Hot Honey. Place in fridge over night. 

The next day rinse off the cure and out on a metal rack. Place the rack in a fridge or a room that is under 65 degrees. I put the rack in my Mudroom with a fan on it. You will want to do this till the texture is tacky. Took an hour for me, but could take up to two hours. 

Place on 190 degree smoker till the internal temp of the salmon is 130. At this point glaze the bites in a mixture of honey and Underwood Ranches Sriracha. Put back on smoker till the glaze sets. Pull out of smoker and enjoy! So crazy easy and good. 

Smoked bologna

Remove outside casing and cut small lines around the bologna slices. This will keep your slices from curing up. Brush on some bbq sauce and your favorite rub. Smoke at 250° for 45 mins. Flip and add bbq sauce and rub to the other side. smoke for another 45 mins. Enjoy as is or fry in a pan with butter. For the above photo I used Hinks bbq sauce and a Meat Church rub.

Red beans and rice

Even better the next day!

1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1 1/2 cups of ham, cubed
8-10 cups water
1/4 stick of butter
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
2 cups chopped seasoning blend (onions, celery, green bell peppers, parsley flakes)
1 toe garlic, chopped (I used dried garlic from the NOLA school of cooking)
1 bay leaf
Onion powder to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cajun seasoning to taste
White Rice

  1. Toss dried beans into a pot filled 1/2 way with water (making sure all beans are under the water). Soak for 3 hours. Dump out the water and refill. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer the beans for 2 hours.
  2. Brown up the sliced sausage and toss in the pot.
  3. In the skillet you used to brown the sausage, add the butter, garlic, and trinity. Cook till the veggies are soft. Toss in the flour and mix all together.
  4. Toss veggies in bean pot with a bay leaf, ham cubes, and add seasonings.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Serve over cooked white rice.

Over the top chili

Slightly modified version of:
All credit to that site on this one.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (I used red, yellow, orange, and green peppers)
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 15oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel (chili fixin’s)
  • 28 oz can water
  • 2 cans chili beans in sauce  
  • 1 package chili seasoning mix
  • SPG to taste


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon hatch chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon SPG
  • Salt Lick and Carnivore Black rub


  1. In a large Dutch oven on the stovetop, heat over medium heat until hot. Add onions and peppers and cook until soft. 
  2. Add in all the tomatoes, the beans, water, and the chili seasoning mix and stir to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the meat ingredients, holding off on the rub, form into a large loaf, sprinkle all sides with the salt lick and black carnivore rubs and place the whole thing on a rack above the chili. 
  4. Place onto your preheated pellet grill at 275 degrees. Cook for 45-60 minutes stirring the chili periodically. 
  5. Turn the grill up to 350 and continue cooking until the meat is 150 degrees. 
  6. Chop up the meat and toss into the chili mix.
  7. Stir and serve hot.