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Grilled Pork Chops With Citrus Vinaigrette

Posted by Brady P. on March 5, 2014

Pork on the Traeger is amazing, and it's no different with these citrus pork chops. When coming up with this recipe we were looking for a clean fresh taste, and we think we accomplished just that. Whether you're having a summer bbq, or just a weeknight meal this recipe is quick, easy, and full of flavor.

If you can find them, make this dish with the spectacularly thick (about 1-1/2 inch) “Iowa” pork chops: Their architecture is similar to a T-bone steak. Be sure to cook them to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Grilled Pork Chops With Citrus Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 6 pork chops, each at least 1/2-inch thick
  • Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub, or salt and pepper

Make the vinaigrette: In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, orange juice, honey, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Whisk in the olive oil until an emulsion forms. Stir in the parsley. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Season the pork chops on both sides with the Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub.

Arrange the pork chops on the grill grate and smoke for 30 minutes. Increase the heat to 300 degrees F (Medium) and continue to cook the chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145 to 160 degrees F, about 30 minutes. Arrange the chops on a platter or plates and pour some of the vinaigrette over the chops. Serve the remaining vinaigrette on the side.

Arrange the chops on a platter or plates and pour some of the vinaigrette over the chops. Serve the remaining vinaigrette on the side. These pork chops have a great clean citrus flavor, and are perfect for that summer bbq. Serve with a light salad, and you have yourself an amazing meal right at home.

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Lollipop Lamb Chops With Rosemary Sauce

Posted by Brady P. on February 7, 2014

When testing out different recipes you never know which ones will be good, and which ones will be amazing. We are happy to report that this recipe is amazing! If you've never had lamb, or lamb chops don't be nervous. We like to think of lamb as a mix of beef and pork.  Because petite lamb rib chops resemble a lollipop with a perfect nugget of meat on one end and a convenient bone “handle” on the other. Ask your butcher to french the lamb chops—that is, scrape the bone clean of fat and gristle. Or do it yourself. Make sure you get enough because these little chops will go as quick as 3 shakes of a lambs tail.

Lollipop Lamb Chops With Rosemary Sauce


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided use (for the sauce)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion or shallot (for the sauce)
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped (for the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (for the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic or sherry vinegar (for the sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary needles (for the sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (for the sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (for the sauce)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (for the sauce)
  • 12 lamb rib chops, each about 1 inch thick
  • 2 scallions (green onions), very thinly sliced crosswise (for the chops)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (for the chops)

In a small saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat until softened and translucent: Do not let brown.

Transfer to a blender jar. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, rosemary, mustard, and Worcestershire and blend. Season to taste with black pepper. Slowly drizzle in the remaining olive oil while the machine is running until the sauce is emulsified. Add a tablespoon of water if the sauce is too thick. Set aside.

If you are cutting the chops yourself use a sharp knife, and starting at the top of the bone, then making a u shape like the pictures below. You can scrape off any excess fat or grisle with the sharp side of the knife 

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (or High) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 12 minutes. Brush the lamb chops on both sides with olive oil and then season generously with salt and pepper. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until done to your liking—135 degrees F for medium-rare. Because the chops are so small they won't take long to cook, so make sure you don't forget about them on the Traeger.

Serve with the Rosemary Sauce for dipping. This Rosemary Sauce is awesome! You can put it on beef, fish, or even chicken. We think it goes perfectly with these tender lamb chops! Please comment, and let us know what you think.



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Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Posted by Brady P. on November 21, 2013

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Introducing Traeger's new limited edition Lil'Tex Elite, and Texas Grills.


What makes these grills different you ask? Well these limited edition grills have a sleek metallic blue paint color, and a new stamped Traeger logo stainless steel lid that really brings out the awesome metallic blue paint. We also decided to add an extra grilling rack inside for more grilling room, for those big holiday, and summer parties.

Don't miss out on this hot new grill. With only 400 total in stock, quantities are limited! Give someone you love the Traeger grilling experience this holiday season, with the limited edition Texas or Lil' Tex Elite grills.

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

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Traeger's Turkey Cooking Guide

Posted by Brady P. on November 18, 2013


Traeger's Turkey Cooking Guide

We get a lot of questions when it comes to cooking your turkey on your Traeger Grill for Thanksgiving. Don't worry, we will answer all your quesitons, so your Thanksgiving Turkey will be amazing!


1st off, if you plan to brine your turkey, then you will want to check out our "How To Brine A Turkey" post. Click here! 

How Long To Cook Your Turkey?

The most asked question we get from Traeger fans is "how long should I cook it?" We put together a little guide to help you plan the cooking time of your turkey. Make sure to give yourself an hour incase your bird is not cooking as fast of the guide says, and also for the all important resting time. 

How long to smoke your turkey, how long to cook your turkey


Everyone loves a good smoked turkey! Keep in mind when smoking a turkey it makes the skin a little rubery. Use some butter on the outside to try and crisp up the skin. With that being said, nothing tastes better than a perfectly smoked turkey! 

What Pellets Should I use?

what wood pellets to use to smoke a turkey


From us here at Traeger to you, have a happy Thanksgiving!


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How To Brine A Turkey Infographic

Posted by Brady P. on November 12, 2013

How to brine a turkey brining tips

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Traeger's Recipe Ebook Guide

Posted by Brady P. on August 7, 2013

Traeger has compiled a bunch of recipes to help you get the most from your Traeger Grill. Here is a quick breakdown of all of our cookbooks so you will know which ones are right for you and your taste buds. Traeger's Cookbooks, features all the latest and greatest Traeger recipes and cooking tips. These books are your passport to great eating.


Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks


Traeger's Everyday Cookbook, features all the latest and greatest Traeger recipes and cooking tips. This book is your passport to great eating. Packed full of secret recipes and helpful grilling advice. Over 80 recipes. Includes recipes for appetizers, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, seafood, vegetables, and baked goods & desserts. Includes: Pellet Guide, Sauce Guide, Spice Guide



Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks



A new recipe for every week of the year! All of the past year's Recipes of the Week compiled into one convenient eBook! 


Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks


Traeger’s most ambitious cookbook to date. It features over one hundred all-new, easy-to-follow recipes celebrating the incredible range and versatility of Traeger Pellet Grills. You’ll find dishes for every occasion.



Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks


"Traeger's Jerky Cookbook" featuring over 50 original recipes developed exclusively for owners of Traeger Pellet Grills. Learn how easy it is to make delicious homemade jerky using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Turn beef, turkey, chicken, venison, salmon, and other lean proteins into smoked meat snacks the whole family will love. Teriyaki Jerky, Pizza Jerky, Holiday Turkey Jerky, BBQ Jerky, and Rumrunner's Jerky are examples of the many tried-and true recipes featured in "Traeger's Jerky Cookbook". No special equipment is necessary! You'll be making your own jerky in no time.



Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks


With this collection of 14 of the best Traeger Game day recipes, you're sure to be the MVP on the day of the big game! Recipes include:




















A collection of familiar recipes that have been reworked to be more health conscious without sacrificing flavor.


Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks



Whether the children you feed are in booster seats or taller than you, a Traeger grill is the solution to satisfying and encouraging youthful, discriminating - even finicky - palates. And for bringing the family together for meals again.


Traeger's Recipe Cookbooks


Anyone who shops for food is aware that food prices in America are always rising. Nowhere is this more evident than at the meat counter. To help you and your family spend less on food while eating better, we’ve compiled our favorite budget-friendly recipes in one handy cookbook.

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Homemade Dry Rubbed Smoked St. Louis Ribs!

Posted by Brady P. on July 23, 2013

Homemade Dry Rubbed Smoked St. Louis Ribs!

This blog post comes to us from Marci Gisler, author of the awesome blog  www.lifeofthefarmerswife.com  For more of her recipes, and home ideas Go check out her blog!

 Nothing screams summer time more than the smoker heating up outside for a BBQ with a great rack of ribs filling the backyard with a delicious aroma.  Our go-to rib recipe is St. Louis Spare Ribs with a dry rub on them.  My husband did quite a few test runs on the Traeger until he perfected his dry rub and has been using it on his ribs ever since.  The rub consists of the perfect blend of sweet, salty and spice.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3.5 hours on the smoker + 30 minutes rest time

Serves: 4 people per rack of ribs

Pellets: Apple or Oak flavor

Dry Rub Ingredients:

**Warning: This makes a lot of rub! We like to make large batch so that we don't have to make a new batch each time we grills or smokes meat. You may cut the recipe down if you do not want to make that much.

     1/2 cup Brown Sugar

     1/2 cup Salt

     1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

     1/4 cup Chili Powder

     2 tablespoons Garlic Powder

     1/3 cup Black Pepper

     1/4 cup Ground Mustard

     2 tablespoons Cumin

     1/4 cup Paprika

     1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


For the “Mop Sauce”:

     A spray bottle with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and a 1/4 cup of vegetable oil



1.       Prepare the ribs by removing the membrane on the bone side of meat.  This allows the smoke to penetrate the meat.

2.      Trim any excess fat off of the meat side of the ribs.

3.      Cover and coat both sides of the ribs with the dry rub.




4.      Cover the entire rack of ribs in foil and let them sit 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.

5.      Pull the meat out of the refrigerator and start your smoker.  Let the Traeger heat to 225 degrees.

6.      Place the ribs on the grill, bone side down.

7.      Once an hour, spray the "Mop Sauce" to add moisture to the meat.

8.     Let the ribs cook for 3.5 hours on the smoker or when the meat pulls in from the bone about a 1/2".

9.      Pull the ribs off the grill and wrap them in foil for about 30 minutes.

Homemade Dry Rubbed Smoked St. Louis Ribs!

10.  Your ribs are ready to cut and serve.

Homemade Dry Rubbed Smoked St. Louis Ribs!


Enjoy :)


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Traeger Accessory Guide: Stainless Steel Kit

Posted by Brady P. on July 14, 2013

Traeger Accessory Guide: Texas Stainless Steel Kit


Traeger's Stainless Steel Kit allows you to customize your Traeger with a sleek new modern look. The Stainless Steel Kit comes with a stainless steel grill lid, hopper lid, and smoke stack cap to give your Traeger that one of a kind sleek look. Like new rims on a BMW, our Stainless Steel Kit will make your friends turn their heads, and of course make their mouths water.


Traeger's Stainless Steel Kit is made for the Texas, Lil' Tex Elite, and Junior grills. If you have one of these grills and want to give your Traeger Grill a little somthin-somthin, update your old lid and give your grill a different style!  



Traeger Accessory Guide: Lil' Tex Elite Stainless Steel Kit





Traeger Accessory Guide: Junior Stainless Steel Kit

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Why I Love My Traeger: Video Contest

Posted by Brady P. on July 1, 2013




Why I ♥ my Traeger video contest starts TODAY! So get your cameras ready because this year's prizes are BIGGER and BETTER than ever:

1st Place - $2000 cash
2nd Place - $1000 cash
3rd Place - $500 cash

We want to see a two minute video telling the world why you love your Traeger, and can't live without it. Feel free to record your video using your smartphone, high-def video camera, or whatever's laying around the house - it's all the same to us. After all entries are in on July 31st, Traeger will select the finalists, then it's up to the Traeger community to vote for their favorite. 

Visit Traeger's Facebook page, or click the link to enter! http://goo.gl/HBhyk

To see video's of past winners click on the link. http://goo.gl/C49Zp

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Traeger Easter Brunch Menu That Will Wow Your Friends And Family!

Posted by Brady P. on March 27, 2013


12 Easter brunch recipes that will make your mouth water



Easter is a special time of year when families and friends get together and eat good food. We feel like you can't have a great Easter dinner without your Traeger grill. We have put together a great Easter brunch menu that will make your mouth water, and make your Easter one to remember. Click on any recipe below and we are sure you will be happy you did. 

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