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Smoker roasted veggies

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by dirtsailor2003, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    This is a super easy side dish that can be smoked alongside with your main course. I use whatever veggies that I have on hand that I would normally roast in the oven. When I am cooking beef (roasts, or tri-tip) I place the veggies directly below the meat and cook for the entire time the beef. For poultry and pork I smoke the veggies above or along side.

    Here's what I had on hand for this smoke. Celery, corn, taters, cauliflower, broccoli, Walla Walla sweet onion, brussel sprouts, carrots,golden beats, and not pictured a whole clove of garlic. I cut everything up except the taters, they were small enough to go in whole.

    I use these 9x9 foil pans. I reuse mine and don't throw them away. They come 3 to a pack and I have been using the same 3 pack for several years.

    To the veggie mix I add EVOO, sea salt, and pepper. Toss to mix. I also add a half a cube (sliced) butter to the top.

    At lower smoker temps 250*-285* these will take 4 hours or so to get tender. Especially when you load the pan like this. At temps 325*-350* these take 1 1/2-2 hours. I put these in the mini-wsm right on the diffuser, It is 15* +/- higher than the upper rack. I like to give the veggies a stir once during the smoke, just to re-coat everything. These can also be done in the oven too. I usually do them at 350*.

    Trimmed and seasoned tri-tip on top!

    This is what you end up with !!!!

  2. Wow looks great fix me somePLEASSSEEE!!!!!!! We luv our smoke veggies.
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Ohhhh....yummers again.  I could eat that whole pan!  Love all of those veggies!

    [​IMG]   Kat
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Kat! Lets just say there weren't any leftovers!
    Thanks, they are tasty!
  5. Lovely looking pan of veggies, really enjoy my vegetables done like this, with all that flavored goodness dripped onto them, great pics!
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks BS! The drippings make the difference for sure! Yumm!!
  7. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My wife is always asking for vegies on the grill.  Next time i'm doing it this way with beef. Glad i took a look at this method and the how to as well. Thanks. Reinhard
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Reinhard you wont be disappointed. You can use whatever veggies you have/like and season with whatever you have/like. Sometimes I even use the rub that I have put on the meat. Another tip that I forgot is if your under a time crunch you can foil the veggies to get through the dreaded veggie stall  [​IMG]
  9. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks!! I showed my wife the pics above and she told me to go for it, and i will. Reinhard
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks just right to me...
  11. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks outstanding, Sailor!  I like to do veggies exactly the same way...

  12. That's a beautiful and succulent looking pan of veggies. I'd be happy skipping the meat for those!
  13. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Great idea, I will definitely be trying this!!

  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks, they are delightful!!
    Thanks Roller!
    Thanks Red! We usually do a pan with every meal we smoke!
    If my fiancee had her way we'd be skipping the meat [​IMG]! Not a chance when I'm the cook!
  15. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks Great!  That's what I need to do more often other than everything meat and ABT's.  I found a simple smoked cabbage recipe in my smoker manual from 12 years ago:  cut a 2-3" cavity out of a whole cabbage in stem area.  Pack with butter & 2-3 bullion cubes (chicken or beef) loosely wrap in a foil bowl stem side up with foil well open at the top.  Add butter as needed and smoke 4-5 hours @ 225.
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That sounds like a great side dish, going to have to give it a try!
  17. Great idea. I am trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet, this will definitely be something I do in the future.
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks! They are super tasty!
  19. the zil

    the zil Smoke Blower

    Gonna try these veggies today
  20. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    O YEAH!  Those look delicious!  I do them in a similar fashion, but yours look excellent!