Christmas BBQ Menu Ideas from the Grill or Smoker

Christmas BBQ Menu Ideas from the Grill or Smoker

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Are you tired of the same old same old menu items at Christmas? Then let us help liven up your Christmas dinner with these Christmas BBQ Menu Ideas.

Why wait until summer to enjoy a juicy slice of beef brisket or barbecued chicken? We’d like to change your way of thinking. Your grill and smoker should be enjoyed throughout the winter months. Be willing to brave the elements and become a seasonal griller and smoker like David.

If you’d like to try something a little different this year, consider one of these 20 Christmas BBQ menu ideas. This list has everything from snacks and finger foods to big chunks of smoked succulent meat.

Everyone at your holiday table will appreciate it and you will enjoy seeing their smacking lips and smiling faces!

Let’s check out the list!

Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Chicken Lollipops

sauced chicken lollipops
Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Lollipops
BBQ chicken lollipops are chicken drumsticks seasoned with a dry rub, wrapped in bacon and smoked with barbecue sauce. An inexpensive way to please a crowd!
Check out this recipe
bbq chicken lollipops

Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Stuffed Shrimp

plate of stuffed shrimp
Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Stuffed Shrimp
Cajun stuffed shrimp is an appetizer made of grilled shrimp marinated in Cajun seasoning stuffed with andouille sausage, wrapped in bacon.
Check out this recipe
Bacon-Wripped Cajun Stuffed Shrimp

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

grilled bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
These grilled bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers are stuffed with two different kinds of cheese, wrapped in bacon and grilled until crispy and bursting with flavor!
Check out this recipe
These grilled bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers are stuffed with two different cheeses, wrapped in bacon and grilled until crispy and bursting with flavor! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Chicken Tenders

bacon-wrapped chicken tenders grilling
Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Chicken Tenders
Tailgate in your yard! Grill bacon-wrapped BBQ chicken tenders, a tender, juicy, smoky, sticky-sweet mouth full of flavor with every bite!
Check out this recipe
bacon-wrapped BBQ chicken tenders on plate

Brined Applewood Smoked Chicken Wings {Naked Wings!

a platter of wings with the mountains in the background
Brined Applewood Smoked Chicken Wings
Applewood Smoked Chicken wings take on flavor from a nice smoke over applewood coals brined in all natural ingredients. Tons of flavor in these Naked Wings!
Check out this recipe
Applewood smoked chicken wings take on flavor from a nice smoke over applewood coals brined in all natural ingredients. Tons of flavor in these Naked Wings!

Spivey’s Spicy Smoked Snack Mix

Crispix, Cheez-Its, Pretels and peanuts
Spivey’s Spicy Smoked Snack Mix
Spivey’s Spicy Smoked Snack Mix combines Crispix cereal Cheez-Its, pretzels, and peanuts tossed in spicy butter sauce and kissed with applewood smoke. A great party snack!
Check out this recipe
Spivey's Smoked Snack Mix

MAIN COURSES

Smoked Beef Tenderloin – Reverse Sear

sliced smoked beef tenderloin on platter

Smoked Baby Back Ribs On A Charcoal Grill

stack of ribs on plate
Smoked Baby Back Ribs On A Charcoal Grill
Smoking ribs is a true labor of love. Try these easy-to-follow steps to create mouthwatering, and flavorful smoked baby back ribs today!
Check out this recipe
baby back ribs sliced on plate

The Mountain Kitchen Beef Brisket

juicy smoked beef brisket on cutting board
How To Smoke Beef Brisket On A Charcoal Grill
Low and slow is the key to perfectly smoked beef brisket with crusty “bark” and pink smoke ring. Learn to smoke a brisket on a charcoal grill!
Check out this recipe
The Mountain Kitchen Beef Brisket

Smoked Salmon With Honey Glaze

salmon fillet on grill
Smoked Salmon With Honey Glaze
The 3 most important steps to smoked salmon are curing, drying, and temperature. This step-by-step guide will help you smoke salmon in your own backyard!
Check out this recipe
smoked salmon with honey glazed ready to eat

Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs

grilled country-style pork ribs on platter with mountain view
Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs
The country-style pork ribs are rubbed with a dry rub, grilled over a two-zone fire, and finished in BBQ sauce. An inexpensive weeknight grilling recipe!
Check out this recipe
grilled country-style pork ribs

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

juice dripping from smoked beef short ribs
Smoked Beef Ribs
Smoked Beef Short Ribs
Our step-by-step guide on how to smoke beef short ribs so that you can make deliciously rich, tender and juicy smoked beef ribs in your own backyard.
Check out this recipe
smoked beef short rib

Brined Smoked Pork Shoulder

resting meat with mountain view
Brined Smoked Pork Shoulder
This brined smoked pork shoulder is soaked in a flavorful brine that penetrates the meat with a nice balance of sugar, savoriness, aromatics, and spices.
Check out this recipe
brined smoked pork shoulder

Smoked Duck

probed duck on smoker
Smoked Duck
Perfectly smoked duck meat is tender, incredibly juicy and packs serious flavor! Learn how to smoke duck with applewood & charcoal using this How-To-Guide!
Check out this recipe
smoked duck

Bacon-Wrapped Hickory-Smoked Pork Loin

the finished pork loin
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Hickory-Smoked Pork Loin (Brined)
Learn how to make tender slightly spicy bacon wrapped hickory-smoked pork loin smothered in tangy barbecue sauce. This may be the best pork recipe ever!
Check out this recipe
hickory smoked bacon wrapped pork loin

Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken Under Bricks

grilling spatchcocked chicken
Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken Under Bricks With White Horseradish Barbecue Sauce
Juicy meat, crispy skin, even cooking and awesome flavor are just a few ways that describe this grilled spatchcocked chicken. An easy way to grill chicken!
Check out this recipe
spatchcocked chicken

Pecan Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast

With very little effort required, this pecan applewood smoked turkey breast is rubbed with a simple poultry seasoning, smoked over a pan of cranberry infused water for a moist smoking environment, with smoky coals, pecan wood chunks, and wet applewood chips. Tender, juicy turkey like no other! | TheMountainKitchen.com
Pecan Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast
With very little effort required, this pecan applewood smoked turkey breast is rubbed with a simple poultry seasoning, smoked over a pan of cranberry infused water for a moist smoking environment, with smoky coals, pecan wood chunks, and wet applewood chips. Tender, juicy turkey like no other!
Check out this recipe
Pecan Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast

Smoked Chuck Roast

smoky meat
Smoked Chuck Roast
This smoked chuck roast is cheaper than prime rib, easier to get along with than brisket and it is a whole lot easier to come by in the grocery store.
Check out this recipe
Smoked Chuck Roast

Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak With Spicy Capicola And Provolone

dripping flank steak with mountain view
Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak With Capicola and Provolone Cheese
Grilled stuffed flank steak is a juicy steak rolled into a pinwheel with rich garlicky Italian meat, cheese and herbs, on a skewer. Italian Meat Lollipops!
Check out this recipe
Grilled stuffed flank steak

Smoked BBQ Pork Picnic Shoulder

David's 10 steps to succulent smoked BBQ pork picnic shoulder. By following these steps, you will have perfectly cooked meat that's tender, moist and juicy. | TheMountainKitchen.com
Smoked BBQ Pork Picnic Shoulder
David’s 10 steps to succulent smoked BBQ pork picnic shoulder. By following these steps, you will have perfectly cooked meat that’s tender, moist and juicy.
Check out this recipe
David's 10 steps to succulent smoked BBQ pork picnic shoulder. By following these steps, you will have perfectly cooked meat that's tender, moist and juicy.

We hope you’ll brush that snow off your grill or smoker this winter and one of these menu ideas makes it to your table this holiday season.

If it does, we’d love to hear about it. Comment or email us and tell us about it. We love hearing from our readers!

David’s Christmas Poem:
“May your Christmas be merry and your grill or smoker is hot, but don’t burn the meat because they won’t like it a lot!”

David Spivey

Merry Christmas, y’all!

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