BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes

BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes
BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes. Paul Poplis/Getty Images
Ratings (25)
  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
314 Calories
1g Fat
70g Carbs
9g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These smoked potatoes coated in a herb-spice rub are perfect for a summer barbeque. Serve with any grilled or smoked meat for a fantastic meal.


  • 8 potatoes (Yukon Gold's are good for this)
  • 1 cup bacon grease (softened, not melted)
  • For the Herb Mix:
  • 2 tablespoons sage
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (granulated)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons salt (sea or kosher)
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Rub warm, soft bacon grease into the skin of each potato, covering completely. Mix the herbs together; roll each potato in herb mixture, making sure to cover completely. Puncture each potato several times.

  2. Place on ​the hot grill in a smoker, and smoke for 1 hour at 250 deg, turning once. Remove potato and wrap each in a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Seal the foil and place back in smoker for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender in the center when poked with a knife or skewer.

  3. You can omit the 'foil step' and the outsides of the potatoes will have a crunchier consistency. These are always the hit of the party.

  4. If you are uncomfortable using bacon grease, you can use vegetable shortening instead. I do suggest a good amount of lard on these, so olive oil or vegetable might not cut it for this recipe.

  5. If you do not have access to a smoker, a charcoal grill will work just fine.  This side dish is also perfect from camping.