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Traeger Accessories: The Traeger Smoke Shelf

Posted by Mary M. on May 4, 2014

Traeger Accessories: The Traeger Smoke Shelf

The one thing that any Traeger owner could use more of is additional room on your Traeger to smoke more incredible meats. When duty calls, we listen. That's precisely why we have made the Smoke Shelf, just to keep your carnivore needs well-supplied, Traeger Nation.

The nickel-plated steel Smoke Shelf gives you two more levels or 360 square inches of additional surface area on your Traeger to smoke more of whatever your heart desires - from jerky to ribs to salmon or even just to keep your food warm on the Traeger.

It easily slides easily in and out of your Texas, Lil' Tex, Lil' Tex Elite or the Deluxe and is ready for smokin' action!

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Traeger Insulation Blankets

Posted by Mary M. on November 20, 2013

Those cold winds a blowin' mean one big thing when it comes to you and your Traeger: Heat Loss. Which means more pellets used and possibly longer cooking times. Ain't nobody got time for that!

The solution? Insulation Blankets. By using a snug insulation blanket in 35 degree weather, and below will help your Traeger maintains a consistent temperature while grilling, and you save money. (We know it all comes down to the money.) And we make them for several of our illustrous models.

INSULATION BLANKET FOR JUNIOR

INSULATION BLANKET FOR LIL' TEX/ELITE

INSULATION BLANKET FOR TEXAS

So don't let the cold weather bleed you dry or hold you back from your Traeger'ing (especially during the holidays!).

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Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

Posted by Susie B. on October 20, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

 

Traeger Nation, hopefully you have had a chance to check out the PTG, our most versatile

portable Traeger. We'd love to introduce you to our newest version, the Limited Edition PTG Elite. With bonus features like a classy bronze coating and digital thermometer upgrade, the PTG Elite is the perfect solution for anyone looking to bring the same great Traeger taste to camping, tailgating, picnicking, the college student, boating or whatever awaits you.

Wherever you can go, The PTG Elite can go! Here at Traeger HQ, we love hearing where your Traeger Grills are traveling. Ever since introducing the PTG we have heard some amazing tales of delicious food in faraway places. Some of our favorite stories, however, are those Pellet Heads cooking up some hot lunch in the office parking lot or the college student eating grilled chicken instead of pre-packaged chicken flavored noodles. Now you can do all that with the sleek look and increased temperature control of the PTG Elite. Friends, coworkers, and all the guys in the next parking spot over at your tailgate won't be able to ward off their jealousy when they see what you're cooking up on your Traeger.

Coming in at 40 lbs and 13 in high x 21 in wide x 17 in deep, the PTG Elite is just begging to be carried off into the sunset (we even have a nifty carrying case!!). Pair those specs with 169 sq. in. of grilling space (15"x12") and 16000 BTU's and you are ready to cook some serious grub in unparalleled style. So grab the PTG Elite and Traeger it up all over the place! Just be sure to send us pictures!

Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

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Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Texas Grill

Posted by Mary M. on October 2, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Texas Grill

Back to basics. We are currently running a sweet deal on our grills so we thought we'd remind you of just why Traeger's pellet grills are in a league of their own and never cease to amaze.

So let's start with the masterful bells and whistles of our Texas Grill.

The Texas has all of the standard features that make our grills superior like the high-tech auger-fed burner (fueled by our flavorful selection of wood pellets), multi-temp digital thermostat control, swift EZ-drain grease system and fire that ignites at the flip of a switch. It has all of that ingenuity and pure smoke power along with 646 square-inches of grilling and smoking possibilities. Since we're not all "number people", let's put 646 square inches into a language we can all understand. On the beast of a Texas grill, you can easily fit two full size chickens, a brisket and two racks of ribs. Now that's a mouthful.

Just imagine the feast that's awaiting you.

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Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

Posted by Susie B. on September 4, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

 

Here at Traeger, we love to bring you the best of the best; innovative products that will be sure to fit your family and your lifestyle. That is why we are thrilled to introduce you to Traeger's new Outdoor Fire Pit. The same quality and craftsmanship you are used to in our other Traeger Grills, just in a good looking new form with outstanding functionality. Now you can sit next to your friends and family grill sit around the fire pit and introduce even more people to the delicious flavors that can only come from a Traeger.

Features:

 

  • 406 square inches of grilling space.
  • 2 separate grill positions. 
  •  Maximum pellet capacity: 15 lbs 
  •  15 Lbs of pellets burns for 1.5 hours. 
  •  Product weight: 48 Lbs 
  •  Product dimensions: Height 25.0 inches, 26 inch diameter 
  •  Screen lid for fire viewing and safety 
  •  Removable lower ash pan

 

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

 

 

 

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

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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:

PIZZA POTATO SKINS

CORN ON THE COB KEBABS

DEVILISH SMOKED EGGS

BAYOU WINGS

TEX-MEX TURKEY SLIDERS

CRABBY JALAPENO POPPERS

SMOKY PARTY MIX

GUACAMOLE WITH GRILLED ONION AND ROASTED GARLIC

LEMON-BRINED SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE SKEWERS

TONGUE ON FIRE CHICKEN WINGS

MEXI MAC ’N CHEESE

MUFFINS

AU GRATIN POTATO SQUARES

GAME ON BURGERS

BARBECUED CAJUN SPARE RIBS

 

 

 

 

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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Traeger Accessory Guide: Extra Grill Racks for Lil' Tex/Elite and Texas

Posted by Susie B. on July 16, 2013

Traeger Accessory Guide: Extra Grill Racks for Lil' Tex/Elite and Texas

One of the complaints we hear most often from new Traeger owners is "I wish I had just bought the bigger grill!" In our best (and most affordable) attempt to remedy the situation, we developed the extra grill racks for the Lil' Tex/Elite and Texas model Traeger Grills. Our extra grill racks are made from the same high quality porcelain coated steel as the grilling grate and are perfectly sized to fit your grill. Just imagine being able to fit that extra pound or two of jerky or having the grill space to cook a few additional chickens to shred and freeze. With the extra grill grates, you can make your current Traeger work even better for you!

The Extra Grill Grate for the Lil' Tex/Elite adds 149 square inches of additional grilling space.

Traeger Accessory Guide: Extra Grill Racks for Lil' Tex/Elite and Texas

The Extra Grill Grate for the Texas adds 229 square inches of additional grilling space.

Traeger Accessory Guide: Extra Grill Racks for Lil' Tex/Elite and Texas

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Traeger's NEW Spices Guide

Posted by Mary M. on June 14, 2013

Traeger's NEW Spices Guide

You may have noticed that we recently introduced a few new spices to our Traeger Family. Let us acquaint you with 6 new outstanding, flavor-packed spices that will take you around the world and open your mind to all sorts of new Traeger possibilities.

We're talking about our Asian BBQ Rub, Jamaican Jerk Rub, Kansas City BBQ Rub, Rib RubSweet and Smokey Chipotle Rub, and Thai Red Curry. Over the next couple of weeks we'll show you some recipe ideas and tips. But for now, let's talk spices.

ASIAN BBQ RUB

Asian Rub

This blend combines in one bottle our favorite flavors from Eastern Asia. The salt of the soy sauce seasoning is balanced with the savoriness of toasted sesame seeds, sweetness of orange peel and a nice kick of chili pepper.

Whether you use this on chicken, fish, beef, pork or even tofu you will come out looking like an Asian food grilling pro. Try putting some on our Grilled Asian Chicken Burgers or Sake Shrimp.

JAMAICAN JERK RUB

Jamaican jerk rub

Lovers of the robust and bold flavors of the Caribbean, this rub is for you. We blended the heat of the scotch bonnet pepper with onions and garlic and a dash of the warmth and sweetness of nutmeg, allspice and mace.

Our star for this spice mix is chicken but it's strong and zesty enough to enhance any meat. Of course this would be perfect on our Jamaican Jerked Chicken Legs or perhaps some beef kebabs.

KANSAS CITY BBQ RUB

Kansas City bbq rub

You barbecue connoisseurs know that there are different nuances to the BBQ flavors in each region of the United States. This Kansas City BBQ Rub is a standout because of its brown sugar sweetness, characteristic of the delicious sticky-fingered Midwestern BBQ, which is enhanced by garlic, paprika and other quintessential Kansas barbecue spices.

When we think Kansas City BBQ, we think meat: beef, pork and chicken. Try sprinkling some on BBQ Chicken Breasts, Baby Back Ribs with Maple Bourbon Glaze or our Traeger essential, Pulled Pork.

RIB RUB

Hot and sweet with some mustard seeds and savory herbs, this Rib Rub will work meat magic on your ribs.

We can't help but suggest using it on some of our favorite rib recipes like our 3-2-1 Baby Back Ribs, Sweet 'n Smoky Barbecued Ribs or for faster ingestion, Quick Ribs.

SWEET AND SMOKEY CHIPOTLE RUB

Smokey Chipotle rub

What can we say? We love a good hit of heat. We were thinking of you when creating a seasoning that has both the in-your-face heat as well as the more subtle and sneaky heat of the chipotles, or smoked jalapenos.

This spice rub is begging for a companion of pork, chicken or beef. Why not try it with a Southwestern Roasted Chicken or Chipotle-Mandarin Glazed Pork Tenderloin?

THAI RED CURRY

Traeger's Red Curry rub

A curry is a combination of herbs and/or spices, typically associated with Southern and Southeastern Asian cuisines - in this case Thailand. Our Thai Red Curry is a blend of those adventurous and exotic flavors including cilantro, jalapenos, chili peppers and turmeric, perfectly balanced to make your palate oh-so happy.

You could truly give any meat some love with this curry, but we love the idea of trying it with our Thai Chicken Skewers, Thai-Style Beef Skewers or even use it to spice up our Chicken Challenge.

Get to know our new spices for yourself! Grab a few and start Traeger'ing some incredible eats.

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Traeger Accessory Guide: The High Efficiency Power Inverter

Posted by Susie B. on June 5, 2013

Traeger's Power Inverter. Great for camping or tailgating

6/6/13-6/9/13 get $30 off your Power Inverter! With tailgating and camping season right around the corner, it is time to start prepping your Traeger for all of your summer travels. We know it is part of the family, so why would you leave it behind while you go out and have all the fun?? With Traeger's Power Inverter you can bring your Traeger with you. Easily hook it up to your car, truck, boat, or RV batttery and you're well on your way to some amazing Traegered food anywhere you would like!

Here are some details and specifications:

-Powerful 400 watt unit connects to any Traeger Model equipped with a Digital Thermostat Control

-This inverter has perfect protection function, such as soft start, over load, peak power, output short-circuit, output leakage, and temperature protection.

-It can convert standard 12Vdc power (such as cars, ships, battery) to 110V/60HZ AC.

-Our power inverters are suited to consumer electronics, computer/mobile, office, household appliances; lighting, electronic tools type load, etc.

So, what are you waiting for, Traeger Nation? Grab yourself a High Efficiency Power Inverter and get your Traeger ready for all of you summer adventures! While you are chopping, be sure to check out all of Traeger's awesome accessories, specifically designed for camping and Tailgating like the PTG (Portable Traeger Grill), the Junior Tailgating Kit, or the PTG Grill Stand.

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Skirt Steak Margarita with Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Posted by Mary M. on May 2, 2013

Skirt Steak Margarita with Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Skirt steak is the secret weapon in your arsenal that sometimes gets under-valued and forgotten. (which is okay by me, so long as it keeps the price down!) We respect that everyone has their personal favorite cut of beef. But right now, this one gets two steak knives up. Skirt steak boasts a beefy flavor combined with the juicy tenderness that keeps you coming back for more. The trick, as is the case with all beef, is to cut it against the grain.

If you weren't already a skirt steak fan, we'll definitely have you singing its praise after you try this masterful recipe, from our Traeger On a Budget ebook.

Skirt Steak Margarita with Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

PELLETS: Mesquite | PREP TIME: 20 min. plus several hours for marinating the meat | COOK TIME: 10 min. SERVES: 6

INGREDIENTS:

for the Steak
1 lime
1/4 cup tequila
1 tablespoon triple sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher or sea)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed
Flour tortillas for serving

for the Salsa
1 large or 2 medium tomatoes, diced
1-1/2 cups canned corn, drained (see Note below)
1 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed, and drained again
1/2 cup diced red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced, or diced pickled jalapeno chips
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Remove the zest from the lime, then juice the lime. Put both the zest and the juice in a small mixing bowl. Add the tequila, triple sec, and salt and stir until the salt crystals dissolve. Whisk in the oil. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and add the meat.

Seal and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.

Make the salsa the day you plan to serve the steak. Put the tomatoes, corn, beans, onions, garlic, and jalapeno in a mixing bowl. When you're doing so much chopping, using an RSVP Endurance Finger Guard can literally save you some skin.

If you're an aggressive chopper or just trying to do too many things at once (guilty), the finger guard will give you a protective barrier between those precious fingers and that blade.

Stir in the lime juice, vinegar, cilantro, and cumin. Gently fold in the avocado with a rubber spatula. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.

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 (High if you have a manual controller) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove the steak from the marinade and dry with paper towels.

Grill for 5 minutes per side, or until the steak is done to your liking. (Skirt steak often varies in thickness within the same piece.)

Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 2 minutes or more. Slice thinly on the diagonal.

Serve with tortillas and the salsa (which is delicious enough to be standalone!).

Skirt Steak Margarita with Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

 

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