Simple Pleasures Rabbit Recipes

Most recipes out there for rabbit are a little more complex to bring out it’s unique flavor. But here are some recipes that are as simple as it gets!

Smoked Rabbit

All you need are two ingredients; a properly butchered rabbit brined for 1–24 hours and your favorite sauce. Preheat your oven at 250°F and use hickory wood for that extra oomph of flavor.

After you’ve removed the rabbit from the brine, butterfly it and put it in the smoker and baste the meat with your favorite sauce or just butter if you want to keep it simple. Smoking a rabbit usually takes about 2 hours, so you might want to put aside a weekend.

Serve it with roasted potatoes and gravy with a bed of rice and call your friends over. This is not a dish you’ll want to enjoy alone!

  • 1 whole rabbit
  • -2 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • -½ cup white vinegar
  • -Water


  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 bottle of barbecue sauce
  1. Make a brine by dissolving the kosher salt into the white vinegar. Pour the brine over the rabbit in a shallow dish and add enough water to cover. Let sit for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the smoker to 200 degrees. Remove the rabbit from brine and pat dry. Whisk together equal parts garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Next, season the rabbit heavily with the prepared rub.
  3. Place the rabbit in the smoker and add hickory wood to the smoke box. After 15 minutes, mop the rabbit with barbecue sauce and repeat every 15 minutes.
  4. After two hours, remove the rabbit from the smoker. Mop with more barbecue sauce and serve.