4 hour or less cooks???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by thegreatmc, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    I screwed up the other day and took my smoker to work and cooked the guys a fatty. Now they think we need to do this more often. My issue is I need to make sure whatever I take can be cooked in less then 4 hours so I'm looking for suggestions. So far my ideas have been:
    Brats or sausage
    Burnt ends-initial cook at home but then do the final cook with sauce at work.

    I'm trying to stay away from the cook ahead of time and then just reheat so what else do you guys have that cooks quick?
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    ABT's are always a hit!

  3. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    I guess I've always just looked at ABT's as a side dish. They are on the menu, though.
  4. jirod

    jirod Smoke Blower

    Pork Loin is another good one that can be done in less than 4 hours.
  5. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    I haven't ever done a loin on the smoker. That's a good idea. Thank you.
  6. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Absolutely. Pork loin comes out fantastic--a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Just make sure not to overcook it. If you do it'll be dry.

  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Fanatic

    Beer-can hamburgers, meatloaf or wings. 
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Racks of St. Louis Ribs are easily bite off the bone tender in 4 hours at 275. Or go 2 and 2, at 275, with Baby Backs in foil for Fall off the Bone...JJ
  10. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tri tip or any of the lean beef roasts like top, bottom, sirloin round.

    Hot smoked fish, and seafood.

    Meatballs, lasagna, Mac n cheese.

    The list could go on forever!
  12. Meatloaf or hamburgers. Done both in less than 4 hours. You might try chicken breasts too. At 275 and if you pound them down to thin them up you might be able to work it in 4 hours.
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No need to pound anything. At 275° you can get a whole chicken done in less than 4 hours. A spatched chicken done in around 2-2 1/2 hours. Same goes for chicken wings or chicken parts.
  14. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    You want to REALLY impress them? Prime Rib Roast is your go to! Super easy, done in 3-3.5 hours! Amazing results!
  15. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just looked through my "3 hours or less" smoker recipes and the guys above have definitely got you covered.  You can get creative and fix chicken, beef, pork loin, meat loaf, and country pork ribs a bunch of different ways on the smoker. 
  16. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    How about Scotch Eggs?
  17. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    Thanks everyone for the ideas. You definitely have given me enough to go off of for now. The guys (and one gal for now) will be happy.
  18. red farr

    red farr Fire Starter

    ... I did this 2 days ago    .....     Pork Country Style Rib Burnt Ends    .....    this is from Jeff's newsletter    2 1/2 hrs

  19. Tri-tip is my go-to fast cook. I'm doing tri-tip tomorrow on my GMG davey crocket for the crew at work (local grocery store has choice grade on sale for 2.99/lb). I would consider burgers, splatch chicken, ribs, pork chops, turkey legs, chicken thighs, or chicken wings
  20. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like many have said Tri tip is my fave for that reason,even do it rotisserie style now!

    Anything chicken,or seafood won't take much time for sure.

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