Make your own lunch-meat!

Want lunch meat without preservatives? Want the best lunch meat ever? Smoke a pepper-crusted pork loin until it reaches 165 degrees internal temp…. I used a green egg, but use whatever you like… Let cool and slice as thin or thick as you like…. Enjoy!

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Smoked Turkey

DSC00346I smoked a turkey for Christmas Dinner and it really turned out amazing. For a moment, forget all you have heard about brining, injecting, rubbing, etc. I just used canola oil, salt and pepper. That’s really all you need – the smoke provides plenty of flavor. It was juicy and smokey. Wanna try it? Here’s how I did it:

Ingredients:

One 15lb Turkey
Canola Oil
Kosher Salt
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
 

Technique:

Set smoker to 350 degrees. (I use a Big Green Egg – the best home smoker available in my opinion)
Add your favorite wood. (I used apple)
Wash and dry turkey and rub with canola and s+p.
Place in the smoker and cook until internal temp is 165 in the breast.
Remove and let rest under foil for 30 minute – 1 hour.
Enjoy!

Brisket!

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I have long been told that you cannot really claim the title “Pit-Master” until you have mastered the beef brisket. Well, I think I finally have. I bought a Large Big Green Egg about three months ago, and everything I have cooked on it has turned out beautifully! The brisket was no exception. I didn’t come up with the method. I found it online and had lots of help from a friend, but now that I know what to do, I think I may experiment some in the future…

These are the basic Steps that I followed:

Setup Egg for indirect. I like to use a rectangular drip pan ($3 at Food Lion) and put foil out to keep direct heat off of the egg.

1)  Rub – Used Dizzy Pig Cow Lick this time. Sprayed with some canola oil to keep from falling off. I let it set in the fridge overnight.

2)  Cook to 165-175F at 230F with 2 medium sized cherry wood chunks.

3)  Double wrap in foil and add 2oz beef stock.

3)  Cook to 195F.

4)  Wrap in towels and put in cooler.

5)  Leave for at least one hour.

6)  Savor your effort.

7)  Slice against the grain!

8)  Enjoy…

I hope you will try the brisket, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Until next time,

JS – PitMaster