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jalapeno poppers on platter next to pit boss applewood bacon rub on wood background

Applewood Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

These grilled jalapeno poppers with Applewood bacon are a great way to spice up your usual game day menu. It's the perfect appetizer to serve before baby back ribs, as the bacon flavor primes the tast...

Armadillo Eggs

This bacon-wrapped Texas Classic is sure to be a hit at your next tailgate or backyard BBQ. Serve as an appetizer, or as a main, and have your friends and family coming back for more. For this recipe...

bacon-wrapped asparagus on wood board

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Here's a simple side you can grill up alongside your favorite protein for a quick weeknight dinner. This bacon wrapped asparagus is also keto friendly and can make a tasty game day snack or appetizer ...

close up of tasty looking Bacon Wrapped stuffed jalapenos next to tomatoes

Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos

Here's a game day appetizer with a kick and we're not talking about field goals. No, these Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos deliver a creamy, crunchy, spicy and flavorful punch with every bite. Stuffe...

bacon wrapped stuffed pickles in cast iron pan

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pickles

Jalapeno poppers, step aside. These bacon-wrapped pickles are sure to be a hit at your next party. Low-carb and keto-friendly, dill pickle spears are halved and stuffed with ground bratwurst and a smo...

brisket queso with jalapeno and tomatoes on top next to Pit Boss Sweet Rib Rub bottle, jalapenos and lemons

BBQ Brisket Queso

This BBQ Brisket Queso recipe is the perfect appetizer for parties, watching sports, or potlucks. Use leftover brisket or make some the day before. This easy and cheesy dish has just the right amount ...

Cast Iron nachos next to salsa and jalapeno on top

Bossin' Nachos

Are you wondering how to make THE BEST nachos? Well, you should grill them on a Pit Boss of course. These grilled nachos use cooked ground beef and restaurant style toppings, but you're free to use wh...

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

These Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels have all the flavor of your favorite wings in a bite-size appetizer! Shredded chicken, buffalo wing sauce, and 3 types of cheese are wrapped up into a tortilla for a ta...

candied bacon twists in pile

Candied Bacon Twist

Candied Bacon with a Twist! This sweet, salty, and smoky snack will have your friends and family coming back for more. Done on the Pit Boss Navigator 850, and seasoned with our Sweet Rib Rub, these Ca...

Chicken Cheese Ball

Get all the flavor of chicken wings in one appetizer. These cheese balls are loaded with spicy shredded chicken and two types of cheese, then rolled in crushed crackers to create a nice crunchy crust....

Yummy cinnamon pinwheels with powdered sugar on a wooden skewer

Cinnamon Pinwheels

Move over, cinnamon rolls. A more delicious and fun-to-eat option is here. Bread crusts are rolled up with fillings like bacon and marshmallows to create these Cinnamon Lollipops. They're tossed on th...

Nachos on a black plate with Rib eye, zucchini and bell peppers

Cowboy Nachos

This loaded cowboy nachos recipe is an easy way to transform those extra ribeye steaks into a tasty and flavorful dish. You'll have this ready in minutes so you can enjoy while you plop in front of yo...

Delicious steak bites with butter, garlic, and cilantro

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Calling all steak lovers! These seared steak bites are cooked to perfection and tossed in a garlic and parmesan butter sauce. A quick and easy meal or party appetizer to make that will disappear in se...

Grilled Mango

Take fresh mangos from Melissa's Produce to the next level with lime juice, sweet heat, and wood-fired flavor from the Pit Boss. The flame from your grill adds a beautiful char to your mangos and rele...

tasty looking Grilled Sweet Heat

Grilled Sweet Heat Chicken Wings

We are fans of wings. They're a great way to try out new seasonings and, lets be honest, they're a breeze to cook. Enjoy these easy and delicious grilled chicken wings with a kick!...

Fresh watermelon with feta cheese and balsamic Vinaigrette  Glaze

Grilled Watermelon

This sweet and savory recipe is easy to throw together, and perfect for enjoying with friends and family. Great as an appetizer, or as a side dish, these grilled watermelon slices will be your new go...

Little hot dogs wrapped in bacon and garnished with herbs

Little Smokies

This bacon-wrapped appetizer will be your new go-to for tailgates, holiday parties, and backyard barbecues! Make more than you think you'll need - these Little Smokies disappear quickly....

Loaded Brisket Baked Potatoes

Brisket Makes everything better, and Loaded Baked Potatoes are no exception! This recipe works great as an appetizer or main and is a great way to put leftover brisket to good use....

Memphis Style BBQ Nachos

Sure, you've had nachos. But have you tried Memphis Style BBQ Nachos? This recipe features several backyard barbecue staples, layering tortilla chips, smoked chicken, cheese sauce, baked beans, and co...

Delicious chicken sandwich with lots of sauce served next to chips on a wooden board

Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Are you a fan of fried chicken and spice? Then you're going to love this Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich! The chicken is first smoked then fried for a mouth-watering finish. Piled high with coleslaw, d...

Smoked Wings with honey, pickles and red chili

Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

It's getting Nashville hot in here! These finger-licking good chicken wings are juicy and smothered in a Nashville-style hot sauce for a kick of cayenne heat with a hint of brown sugar sweetness. Cool...

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes on cast iron skillet with Pit Boss Burger bold Rub

Parmesan Crusted Smash Potatoes

These parmesan crusted smash potatoes will be your new favorite summertime side! Easy and cheesy, these smashed potatoes are the perfect companion for smoked proteins. Get the perfect potatoes for th...

Pig Shots

Pig Shots

Score points with your friends when you contribute our Pig Shots to the game day spread. This appetizer combines sausage, bacon, and cream cheese to create the ultimate snack for the Big Game. Simple ...

Pulled Pork Taquitos

These cheesy pulled pork taquitos are what tailgating and big game dreams are made of. Shredded low-and-slow smoked pork shoulder is tossed with tangy BBQ sauce, sour cream, and cheddar cheese then ro...

Shrimp Boil Nachos

Get all the flavor of a Cajun shrimp boil in one appetizer when you try these Shrimp Boil Nachos. Layers of creamy cheese sauce, sausage, shrimp, and corn are poured over a bed of kettle chips for an ...

Smoked Elote Skewers

Make any get-together a Fiesta with Smoked Elote Skewers! Traditionally served as Street Food in Mexico, this dish is easy to make, and packed with flavor....

Smoked Queso Dip with Pulled Chicken

Your favorite appetizer gets a wood-fired upgrade with this Smoked Queso Dip with Pulled Chicken. This smoky dip starts with ale-infused chicken breasts that are grilled then pulled. The tender pieces...

Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumsticks

These smoked sweet and sour chicken drumsticks are a lip-smacking delicious dinner that will have your family going for seconds! They come together in less than two hours and are the perfect weeknight...