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Grilled Seasonal Fruit with Gelato

Posted by Traeger Service on June 7, 2015

Put down your marshmallows, people—we've got something better for roasting. We are head over heels for Grilled Seasonal Fruit, and you will be too. This recipe is as simple as it is scrumptious. All you need is fruit, honey, and your Traeger to go next level status on dessert tonight. It’s the perfect end to any Traeger grilled or smoked meal.

GRILLED SEASONAL FRUIT WITH GELATO

DIFFICULTY: 1/5
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 5 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Pecan, Maple
SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS

2 of each: Apricots, Peaches, Plums, or the seasonal fruit of your choice
¼ cup Honey
3 Tbsp. Turbinado Sugar
Your Favorite Flavor of Gelato

METHOD

  • When ready to cook, start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4-5 minutes). Set the temperature to High (450°F) and preheat, lid closed (10-15 minutes).
  • Slice each piece of fruit in half, removing the pit. Brush the sliced side with honey and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place fruit directly on the grill, cut side down, until you start to see grill marks. Remove from the grill and serve one of each fruit with scoops of gelato. Drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve and Enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Traeger_Grilled_Fruit.pdf (40.42 kb)

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Traeger Dealer, BBQ Island of AZ, Races the Baja 500

Posted by Traeger Service on June 5, 2015

It’s race day in Baja and our friends at BBQ Island in AZ, the largest BBQ store west of the Rockies, are off-roading with the best of them. Mike West and JT Thomas of #bbqislandracing are tackling the Baja 500 course in their new, custom class 10 car, but they’re no strangers to the course. BBQ Island Racing has been riding the 500 in Baja since 2006 in multiple different classes from UTV to the Current 4400/Ultra 4 Truck.

The Baja 500 course changes every year, but always begins and ends in Ensenada, just two hours south of San Diego. They’ll be battling rough and unforgiving desert terrain in hopes of off-roading straight to the podium. Cheer them on and wish them luck on Instagram @bbqislandaz. Tell them @traegergrills sent you!

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#TraegerRoadTrip Contest: Las Vegas

Posted by Traeger Service on June 4, 2015

The Traeger Truck and Trailer are making the rounds. Each week we will announce the locations so that you can visit and sample some killer grub. While you’re there, if you snap a picture of the Traeger Truck and Trailer, post it and hashtag it #TraegerRoadTrip on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, it will put you in the running for a free bag of pellets. One winner will be announced on June 11th on the original post.

See what Pit Master Kenny’s got cooking in Vegas this week:

June 6th: Bass Pro Rib Championship – 8200 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89139

Sampling Food from 11am-4pm
Get a pic of the truck and trailer from 8am-6pm

Full Terms and Conditions: http://bit.ly/1FlcLN1

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A Giveaway to Make Your Father’s Day

Posted by Traeger Service on June 2, 2015

We’re throwing a Make Your Father’s Day Giveaway contest on Facebook where we’ll give a Lil’ Tex Elite and a Junior Elite to the person with the best story about the person in their life who “knows best.” Follow the thread on Facebook and enter to win here: https://www.facebook.com/TraegerPelletGrills?fref=ts

When you finish entering, don’t forget to check out our smokin’ Father’s Day Rebates. Through June 21st you can get up to $100 back through in-store and online rebates. Get the details here: po.st/rebates

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Posted by Traeger Service on June 1, 2015

The popular saying, “bacon makes everything better” has led to ingenious innovations like the bacon weave and even inspired bacon desserts. As dedicated bacon enthusiasts, we’re working hard to test this hypothesis by wrapping everything in bacon before grilling it to crispy, salty perfection on the Traeger. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus gets our stamp of porky approval as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a star side dish.

BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

DIFFICULTY: 1/5
PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 15-20 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Hickory, Pecan
SERVES: 6-8

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch Asparagus, trimmed
1 lb. thin cut Bacon
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

METHOD

  • Coat the Asparagus evenly with olive oil, then sprinkle the asparagus evenly with, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Individually wrap each asparagus with 1 piece of thin cut bacon.
  • When ready to cook, start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to High (450°F) and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Place the wrapped asparagus on the grill and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy. Enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Traeger_Asparagus.pdf (43.15 kb)

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Salted Baked Potatoes

Posted by Traeger Service on May 31, 2015

Think of a Salted Baked Potato, wood-fired until tender and fluffy on the inside, as dinner’s blank canvas. You can load anything you’re craving onto that sucker, from chili and cheese, to pulled pork and BBQ sauce, to fresh salsa—the possibilities are endlessly delicious. The beauty of a blank canvas is everyone at the dinner table can customize their dinner to suit their tastes. Make a Traeger’ed Baked Potato bar tonight for a simple way to get creative with your food.

SALTED BAKED POTATOES

DIFFICULTY: 1/5
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 25-30 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Oak, Pecan, Maple
SERVES: 6

INGREDIENTS

6 Baker Style Potatoes, scrubbed and dried
3 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt

Optional Toppings:

Butter
Salt & Pepper
Sour Cream
Chives
Chopped Bacon
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Chili
Corn
Salsa
Brown Gravy

METHOD

  • In a large bowl coat the potatoes in canola oil and sprinkle evenly with salt.
  • When ready to cook, start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to High (450°F) and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Place the potatoes on the grill grate and cook them for 25-30 minutes, or until soft in the middle when pricked with a fork. Serve loaded with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Traeger_Baked_Potatoes.pdf (42.63 kb)

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Visit Us on YouTube!

Posted by Traeger Service on May 29, 2015

It’s not often that people invite you to come shiggin’ their BBQ secrets, but that’s just what we’re doing. Take a look at our step-by-step recipe videos, Traeger how-to’s, and Tips from the Pros to make your meals just a little more epic: https://www.youtube.com/user/TraegerGrills

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Traeger Marbled Brownies

Posted by Traeger Service on May 28, 2015

These brownies are a cinch to whip up, and make a scrumptious ending—the cherry on top of a wood-fired meal. The amaretto and ricotta mixture breaks up the decadent chocolate with delicate nuttiness, and Traeger’ing the dessert over Maple Hardwood infuses a rich sweetness that an oven simply can’t duplicate. Indulge in dessert the Traeger way—keep it simple and sweet.

TRAEGER MARBLED BROWNIES

DIFFICULTY: 2/5
PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 25-30 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Maple, Apple
SERVES: 8-10

INGREDIENTS

One 18.3 oz. Brownie Mix, or your favorite brownie recipe
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
1 Tbsp. Amaretto Liqueur
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp. Cornstarch
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

METHOD

  • Grease a 9 x 13” nonstick baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, egg, amaretto, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla and whisk together thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the prepared pan. Randomly drop dollops of the ricotta mixture over the batter. Run a plastic knife through the ricotta mixture to give the brownies a marbled look.
  • When ready to cook, start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Put the pan with the brownie mixture directly on the grill grate and bake according to the package directions, about 25 to 30 minutes. Insert a bamboo skewer or toothpick in the center of the brownies to determine if they are done: the batter should not be wet.
  • Transfer the brownies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Cut into squares. Serve and enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Traeger Marbled Brownies.pdf (40.87 kb)

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Traeger Brined Brisket

Posted by Traeger Service on May 27, 2015

For National Brisket Day, we’re tackling the beast of BBQ, the huge hunk o’ cow, the meaty marvel that is BRISKET. We’ve taken a gentle step from the traditional by giving it a quick brine, but don’t be alarmed, we’re not making corned beef here. Corned beef brines for 10 days, we’re brining overnight—just enough time to guarantee that it comes off the Traeger juicy, smoky, and delicious without masking the natural, meaty flavor of this beautiful beef. Whatever recipe you choose, make sure to celebrate National Brisket Day with a mouthful of mouthwatering Brisket.

TRAEGER BRINED BRISKET

DIFFICULTY: 4/5
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
INACTIVE TIME: Overnight
COOK TIME: 7-8 hours
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Mesquite, Cherry
SERVES: 8-10

INGREDIENTS

1, 5-7 lb. Brisket
¼ cup Traeger Beef Rub

Brine:

½ cup Kosher Salt
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
2 quarts Water, boiling
6 cups ice

METHOD

  • Dissolve salt, and sugar in water add ice, then let it cool. Place the brisket in the brine and cover, leave it brine in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to cook, remove the brisket from the brine and pat it dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle evenly with Traeger Beef Rub.
  • Start the Traeger grill on smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 225 degrees F and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Place the brisket on the Traeger, fat cap up and Smoke for 3 hours. After 3 hours double wrap the brisket on foil and turn the temperature up to 275 for 4 more hours.
  • After 4 hours, unwrap the brisket and place it unwrapped on the grill for 30 more minutes. Next, remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Traeger Brined Brisket.pdf (42.66 kb)

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Grilled Blooming Onion

Posted by Traeger Service on May 23, 2015

Instead of drenching the onion in batter, then frying it, we’re Traeger’ing up a simpler, healthier version of the steakhouse favorite. The Veggie Shake and Texas Spicy give it a little kick, and roasting it over wood fire brings out the natural sweetness of the vidalia onion. Finish it off with parmesan and pepper jack cheese and you’ve got a delicious appetizer or side dish that looks as good as it tastes.

GRILLED BLOOMING ONION

DIFFICULTY: 1/5
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10-12 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Pecan, Alder
SERVES: 5-6

INGREDIENTS

1 large Vidalia Onion
1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Tbsp. Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ sauce
1 tsp. Traeger Veggie Shake
2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp. Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded

METHOD

  • Peel the onion, but do not cut off the root end. Cut into 8 wedges about ½ inch from the bottom, making sure not to cut all the way through. Carefully separate the onion sections.
  • When ready to cook, start your Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to High (450°F) and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Drizzle, the canola oil, Veggie shake, BBQ sauce over the onion.
  • Place in the middle of the grill and cook for 10 minutes. After the onion has cooked and opened up, finish by sprinkling the cheese evenly over the onion, and grill for another 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve warm with extra sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Traeger Grilled Onion.pdf (42.89 kb)

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