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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: PTG Grill

Posted by Susie B. on September 11, 2013

Traeger Essentials: PTG Grill

 

Traeger Nation, meet he PTG, our new portable Traeger! 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, it 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.

Coming in at 40 lbs and 13 in high x 21 in wide x 17 in deep, the PTG 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 take the Chicken Challenge, grill up a few Rib Eyes, or roast some veggies.

So grab a PTG and Traeger it up all over the place! Just be sure to send us pictures, will you??

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Traeger Essentials: SELECT Grill

Posted by Mary M. on September 6, 2013

When it comes to our pellet grills, it's hard to pick a favorite. (And what parent would?) They each shine in their own way. Our Deluxe was quite the star, so of course we had to preserve her best features - and we even upped the ante. If you want all of the Deluxe's impressive grilling specs along with 37% more grilling space (that's right), then listen up. Traeger's Select Grill is your gal.

Traeger Essentials: SELECT Grill

This is the cream of the crop, here. The Select features a sleek design with high quality stainless steel trim, handy side tables and enclosed storage space. You also get 590 square inches of grilling area along with an 18 lbs. pellet capacity. That means you can grill and smoke all of those pork shoulders, man-sized briskets and extra large turkeys that you've been dreaming of - hours of uninterrupted smoky peace with no need to go running for a bag of pellets. All of that spacious grilling surface comes with an adjustable 36,000 BTU burner.  And the swanky wheels make relocation easy while locking in place when you're in action. This grill is not for the faint of heart.

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Traeger Essentials: Lil' Tex Elite

Posted by Mary M. on September 3, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Lil' Tex Elite

I'm sure that it comes as no surprise that we are thoroughly proud of our grills and the praise-worthy quality of the fruits that they bear. If have you one, you know what we're talking about. If you don't, you need to get to know them.

So let's get to know our shiny beauty, the Lil' Tex Elite. It has a good price point without sacrificing any of Traeger's most impressive features.

The Lil' Tex Elite is a stylish upgrade on our popular classic, Lil' Tex.  It features a multi-position digital thermostat control, upgraded viper casters and wheels, and a durable powder coat finish along with an irresistibly attractive stainless steel door handle. With 40 inches of width, 20 inches of depth and 49 inches of height, you're sure to be able to fit 3 or 4 racks of baby backs on this serious smoker, or even more if you indulge yourself with the Extra Grill Rack. (you probably deserve it)

 

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Traeger's Ultimate BBQ Sauce Guide

Posted by Susie B. on August 7, 2013

 

 

You might have spent hours perfecting that brisket, pork shoulder, chicken, etc. etc... but if you can't finish it off with the perfect sauce, what was the point in all of the effort? A good sauce is the perfect Traeger accessory to take your regular old meals and transform them into something special.

Here at Team Traeger, we have the privilege of working with each sauce and developing recipes that highlight and feature the best qualities of all of them. Lucky for you, we are having a sweet sale on our sauces so you can try all of our recipes using the same sauces we've got in our pantry! Let me give you a rundown of what each sauce can do, so you'll be perfetly prepared to do some serious Traeger'ing when your shipment of sauce comes in.

 

Apricot BBQ Sauce

A sweet and tangy sauce, with a rich finish is ideal for chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin, or ribs. This sauce is our best seller, and seriously addictive! Just check out what this beautiful sauce did glazed over some cornish game hens!

Traeger's Apricot bbq sauce

Carne Asada Marinade

This thin sauce is perfect for use as a marinade, or even as a meat injection. Can be used to infuse a little south of the border flavor into pork, poultry, or fish but out favorite is beef. We love it as a marinade for flank or skirt steak in this recipe for Cinco De Mayo Carne Asada.

 

Traeger;s Carbe Asada Marinade

Chili Sauce

Satisfy your need for a little heat without overwhelming every other flavor you have worked to create in your recipes. We seriously love mixing the Chili Sauce with Traeger's Regular BBQ Sauce and dousing that on one rack of our 3-2-1 Baby Backs for those who love a little extra kick.

 

Chili bbq sauce

Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce

One of our newest sauces, and sure to become a Team Traeger favorite, this sauce is bursting with flavor. From the richness of the honey to the smooth finish of the bourbon, this sauce is a winner on pretty much anything. Just imagine it over some juicy Traeger'ed Chicken Breasts.

Honey Bourbon bbq sauce

Mandarin Glaze

A perfect fusion of sweet and hot, this glaze adds an amazing flavor to chicken, or pork. Our favorite way to use this sauce is to coat some wings and Traeger them up for a crowd come game day.

Regular BBQ Sauce

The real workhorse of our Traeger sauce line-up, the Regular BBQ Sauce gets thrown into recipes for every type of meat we cook. Even if it's not in the recipe, we typically pour it on the side and help ourselves to some serious dipping. One of our most unique is a burger condiment we developed using the Traeger Regular BBQ sauce mixed in with some mayo and pickle relish. Slathered over these Pork and Bacon burgers, we developed a serious sauce crush on this classic.

Texas BBQ Spicy Sauce

This BBQ Sauce is a favorite among our BBQ purists and competition cooks. Rich and tangy sauce with just a little Texas kick, this sauce is a favorite on beef, ribs and chicken. Check out these Spicy Chicken Drumsticks to get a real idea of what this sauce can do for your Traeger'ed goods.

Texas Spicy bbq sauce

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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 Accesories: Traeger Bottom Shelf

Posted by Mary M. on July 15, 2013

Traeger Accesories: Traeger Bottom Shelf

Creating the most delicious grilled Traeger meals and snacks takes your trusty Traeger (of course) along with a few nifty accessories, tools, ingredients, and other sundries. But where do you put it all? Most of you already know and love our Traeger Folding Front Shelf, which is life-changing, but sometimes you need even more space. Which is why we have our Bottom Shelf for the href="http://www.traegergrills.com/shop/detail/BAC024#.Ud4Ri6zEmQk" target="_parent">Texas, the Lil' Tex and the Lil' Tex Elite.

Simply put, Traeger's bottom shelf is 22" x 13.5" (for the 'Lil Tex/Elite and even more space for the Texas) of solid cold rolled powder coated steel that provides additional space for all of those special items that you want readily at your fingertips when you're Traeger'ing up a smoky storm. The shelf easily attaches to the legs of your grill, making it easily accessible. And don't underestimate its strength. This ain't no wimpy shelf. It can hold up to 50 lbs.

So up your Traeger game and your storage space with a fabulous bottom shelf for your 'Lil Tex, Lil' Tex Elite or Texas grill.

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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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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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