We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. Now the year is coming to an end and it’s time to reflect on 2018. Today we are sharing the top 10 recipes of 2018!
It is always fun to take a look back on a year’s worth of recipes (49 New Recipes, this year!) to see what had the biggest impact on your taste buds and to see what recipes you all enjoyed the most during the year.
2018 has been an exciting year at The Mountain Kitchen. Here are a few highlights:
- 380,000+ more visitors in 2018 than 2017
- The leading referrer was Google organic search
- The #1 recipe of all time is still The Mountain Kitchen Beef Brisket
- The Mountain Kitchen was recently featured in Meatless Monday’s Winter Recipe Roundup for our recipe: Mushroom Pot Pies with Cauliflower Sauce
- Our Smoked Pastrami recipe was featured in ThermoWorks’ Labor Day Affiliate Content Roundup
The listing of the top 10 recipes of 2018 is a little different from years past because this year we are focusing only on the newest recipes within the past 12 months instead of the all time favorite recipes found on our site. I figure this would give more diversity to the listing. Some of those older grilling posts are so delicious they will always the top of the list.
From smoky meat to overnight oats, we’ve rounded up the top 10 recipes of 2018. Whether you are looking for recipes to jump-start 2019 or a great way to finish out 2018, these delicious and most popular recipes are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and empty dirty plates to your dishwasher!
We now present to you the Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018!
#10 MEXICAN DEVILED CHICKEN
Mexican deviled chicken (Pollo a la Diabla) is an authentic taste of Mexico! Tender, juicy seared chicken smothered in a smoky, spicy tomato-based sauce. It’s so easy to make!
#9 IMMUNITY SOUP
Immunity soup is brimming to the top of the bowl with nutrients and antioxidants that will help boost your immune system while keeping you healthy and warm this winter.
#8 OVEN-ROASTED PORK CARNITAS WITH ORANGE CABBAGE SLAW
Pork Carnitas are cooked slowly in a rich flavorful broth before broiling it in the oven until they become crispy and caramelized. The deeply flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth oven-roasted pork carnitas are perfect for filling tacos, burritos or placing on top of nachos with a crunchy, refreshing orange cabbage slaw full of refreshing bright flavors.
#7 OVERNIGHT OATS
With just a few minutes of meal prep, overnight oats are a quick, healthy and delicious way to enjoy breakfast on the go all week long! Start the day right!
#6 GRILLED BACON WRAPPED DOVE POPPERS
Bacon wrapped dove poppers a great way to celebrate the hunt! A great balance of grilled fatty bacon, tangy chilies, savory-sweet garlic, and smoky meat.
#5 LOW-CARB CAULIFLOWER CREAMED SPINACH
This low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach is a lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in just 15 minutes, this irresistible cauliflower creamed spinach is full of flavor and can be enjoyed guilt free!
#4 HOW TO SMOKE CHIPOTLE PEPPERS
This step-by-step guide to smoking chipotle peppers allows you to preserve your jalapeño harvest and gives you a great way to add new flavor to your dishes.
#3 LEBANESE MAGHMOUR – THE MOUSSAKA OF LEBANON
Maghmour is a thick, velvety Lebanese vegetarian eggplant stew with chickpeas, garlic, onions, and tomatoes with a smoky, slightly spicy flavor. The Moussaka of Lebanon!
#2 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!
#1 HOW TO MAKE SMOKED PASTRAMI
Smoked pastrami may seem like a complicated and lengthy process. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to help bring something different to your table this fall!
We hope you enjoyed the recipes of 2018 and we look forward to sharing more of our recipe adventures with you in 2019!
What is your favorite recipe from The Mountain Kitchen? Did your favorite recipe make the list? Comment below!
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