Cooking Casseroles in Smoker???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by floridasteve, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Has anyone tries cooking casseroles in their smoke? I'm thing ones like Scolopped Potatoes, Chicken & Rice, or Sheparde Pie might work fine. I did a search, fot casseroles, but only found recipes to cook in the oven. Why not cook in the smoker and add some wonderful smoke flavor?
  2. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Never thought of it but if you used certain kinds a veggies it might work !
  3. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do it all the time on the pellet cooker. The key would be to keep your temps up rather than the low and slow method. As if you were baking. I suggest also using a lighter wood like pecan.
  4. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the advice, big train. :points:
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Everything you cook in the oven you can cook in the smoker, yes that even means cookies and cake!
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used mine as an oven on quite a few occasions. Just be mindful of the cooking vessel. It WILL be stained with smoke. Luckily it's usually easy to clean off.
  7. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Smoked chocolate cookies... Don't know if I can wrap my head around that.
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just wait, there are more possibilities than ever with cold smoking. Cold smoked ice cream, pickles, olives, lettuce, butter, spices, nuts, cheese, I could go on for days...
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mac & cheese and wicked beans are basically casseroles.
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  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I gotta ask, where in Mid-summer is it cool enough these days to even consider a cold smoke?
  11. okie362

    okie362 Smoking Fanatic

    Dang sure not in OK.  We are hitting 100 or near each day.  MES is at 110 sitting on the porch and not plugged in.
  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    YES, a casserole is a great way to cook , use your imagination .

    Like Sailor mentioned , nothing is safe around a smoker .[​IMG]    [​IMG]     [​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
  13. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Well, I did my first casserole tonight. A simple chicken rice job with only 5 ingredients -- 1 cup rinse, them 2 chicken breasts,smothered with a mixture of 1 can celery soup, 2 cans milk, and 1 packet onion soup mix. Smoked for 2.5 hours at 275 with hickory smoke. I thought it was delicious. I was surprised at the amount of smoke taste considering only the top was exposed. Almost, but not quite too mush smoke. Next time I'll use apple or maple.

    However, my wife, who was at work all day, took one bite and said, "oh my God! You smoked this, didn't you. I'm sick and tired of smoke taste. I'm going to fix myself a salad!"

    Any advice?
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A good divorce lawyer?
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  15. Ouch!!!
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  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I misinterputed the question, I would cold smoke the the lettuce for her salad? Just a little heat and it wilts.
  17. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Give the Mrs.' a break from the Smoked Food! You would be pretty upset if every meal was based on Tomato Sauce and/or Pasta...Many of us have been down the same road. New Toy and a site with hundreds of Recipes that sound great, only to be threatened with bodily harm if we smoked one more thing!!!. If you need a fix, make something only you would eat. Here, it is anything Hot and Spicy, ABT's, Hot and Sweet mixed Nuts, Hot Links or other Hot Sausage, you get the picture...JJ
  18. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    One thing about a casserole in a smoker - the next time you use that dish in an oven, once it gets up to temperature it will bloom smoke aroma in the kitchen.
  19. oh oh @FloridaSteve's wife may not like that if she is already complaining about the smokey taste...
  20. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    What a wonderful idea!! Or maybe easier yet would be to cold smole the 7 bottles of salid dressing in the fridge :evil grin:

    I'm sure you,re right, Jimmy. I'm smoking a butt this weekend for sandwich meat for me -- then I'm going to cold smoke some cheese -- and I still have one of those 2" thick rib eye stakes in the freezer --- then I'll give it a rest, for at least a week.:yahoo:

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