What To Cook: July 2023

By GirlCarnivore

Celebrate the warmth of summer in July in style with a delectable spread of steamed, smoked, and grilled dishes that are finger-licken good! Serve these tasty bites alongside classic sides like baked beans and potato salad to create a summer feast that will leave everyone RSVPing for next year!

Steamed Blue Crab

Crab picking is not for the faint of heart, as the actual tearing open of the shell exposes just about everything. But, through the sting of lemon on freshly cut fingers and clumps of Old Bay caught under the nails, there is something utterly delicious about the simplicity of a steamed crab and an experience every seafood lover should enjoy at least once.

Smoked Chicken Drumsticks

When it comes to the perfect recipe for cookouts and barbecues, it’s hard to top good smoked chicken drumsticks! Can you get the perfect hint of smoke flavor and juicy dark meat without burning anything – yes, and the trick is putting your smoker to work.

Easy Smoked Chuck Roast

This easy Smoked Chuck Roast recipe is the perfect alternative to a more expensive and complex beef brisket recipe! It’s ultra juicy, tender, and full of great flavor! Bonus, we’re smoking it on the Traeger to make it just about the easiest meal prep recipe you can make!

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Smoked Corn on the Cob, elote-style, takes corn to a whole new level. Hot, smoky, creamy, salty, and spicy, this smoked corn recipe has it all going on! And it’s crazy easy – jazz up your cookout today with this show-stopping recipe!

Easy Grilled Tri Tip

Grilled tri-tip is one of those cuts that, when cooked well, is mouth-wateringly delicious. Perfect shaved thin for sandwiches, nachos, and of course, tacos. This grilled tri-tip is rubbed with a blend of umami and beer blends and then char-grilled to perfection. Excellent for the weekly meal prep and bold, beefy flavor.

Smoked Chicken Thighs

Meaty, juicy, and flavorful, there are few things as easy and delicious as Smoked Chicken Thighs. Pass the napkins because this is a roll-up-your-sleeves and dig-in kind of meal!

Smoked Potato Salad

Even your sides can have that great smoky flavor for grilling season! This Smoked Potato Salad is one of the most perfect seasonal side dishes that upgrades that All-American classic!

Smoked Pork Butt

When it comes to classic barbecue, it’s hard to beat tender juicy smoked pork butt. It melts from the bones and shreds into delicious bites after hours on low and slow on the grill. But, is making amazing shredded pork something only seasoned pitmasters can achieve? Anyone can master this simple recipe for the best pulled pork in their backyard!

Grilled Flank Steak

If you’re looking to expand your beef recipes beyond basic steak dishes, this mouth-watering Grilled Flank Steak recipe will do the trick and have you firing up the grill in no time!

Smoked Chicken Quarters

Who doesn’t love chicken? Smoked Chicken Quarters are meaty and flavorful and so easy to make. In fact, they’re smoking chicken 101, and you can be feasting on meaty chicken in about an hour!

Smoked Baked Beans

With a rich, savory sauce jazzed up with pulled pork, bacon, and onion, Smoked Baked Beans are a grownup version of a pork and beans recipe. With tons of flavor, this easy recipe is a must-try whenever you’re feeding a crowd or need a tasty side!

Carolina Pulled Pork

Carolina barbecue is a battle of East versus West, with smoked pork on point. For this Carolina pulled pork, we smoke a pork shoulder and drench it in a tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce for fantastic finger-licking barbecue.