How to Smoke Meat in an Electric Oven

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Many people avoid smoking meat in the oven, claiming the process is too tedious. Yet you can cook delicious smoked meat in your electric oven relatively easily. The key is to slow cook the meat all day and use quality, soaked wood chips. Marinate your meat for a few hours beforehand, using any spiced rub or sauce that you like.

Things You'll Need

  • Soaked mesquite wood chips
  • Aluminum baking pan
  • 4 1/2 lbs. pork or beef ribs, rubbed and sauced to your liking
  • Raised metal baking rack
  • Electric oven

How to Smoke Meat in an Electric Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Adjust your oven rack so that is one notch underneath the middle notch, slightly more toward the bottom of the oven.

  • Line the bottom of an aluminum baking pan with some soaked mesquite wood chips. You can soak the wood chips yourself by simply placing them in water of any temperature for one hour. Use just enough wood chips to cover the bottom of the pan to prevent excessive smoke. Place a raised metal baking rack in the pan over the wood chips. There should be space between the chips and the bottom of the rack.

  • Place the ribs of your choice on top of the metal baking rack. The meat should now be raised directly over the soaked mesquite wood chips. Place the aluminum pan into the oven and let cook for six hours.

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