Traeger - Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store

Traeger® Wood Pellet Grills

Whether preparing sweet and saucy Kansas City, flavorful Memphis, bold and spicy Texas, or succulent and tangy Carolina barbecue-smoke is the secret ingredient. Traeger® transcends ordinary grill capabilities allowing you to grill, smoke, bake, braise, and roast in addition to traditional BBQ. From low and slow to hot and fast grilling, the even temperatures and consistent smoke output will transform you from a backyard novice to a Pit Master.

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Exclusive Recipes From Traeger®

Turkey

Ultimate Smoked Turkey

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (18-20 lb) Turkey
  • 1 Traeger Orange Brine and Turkey Rub Kit
  • ½ Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
  • ½ Pound Butter, softened

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. The day before, brine the turkey according to the Traeger Turkey Brine Kit package directions. Remove from brine, rinse and pat dry.

2. Season the inside cavity with 2 tablespoons Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub reserving the rest for the exterior.

3. Prepare the turkey by separating the skin from the breast creating a pocket to stuff the softened butter in. Cover the entire breast with 1/4 inch thickness of butter.

4. Season the exterior of the bird with remaining rub.

5. Transfer to the fridge and let chill for at least 1 hour.

6. Remove from the fridge and truss the legs and tuck the wing tips back around the bird.

7. When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

8. Place the turkey in a roasting pan and place directly on the grill grate. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 100-110℉.

9. Increase the temperature on the grill to 350℉ and continue to cook until an instant read thermometer registers 160℉ when inserted in the thickest part of the breast (check every 30 minutes after grill temperature is increased), about 3 to 4 hours total cook time. Turkey will continue to cook once taken off grill to reach a final temperature of 165℉ in the breast.

10. Remove the bird from the grill and let rest for at least 30 minutes before carving. Enjoy!


Stuffing

Mom’s Traditional Stuffing

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3.5 Sticks of Margarine
  • 5 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 3 Medium Yellow Onions, diced
  • 2 Teaspoon Ground Sage
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth
  • 3 Loaves White Bread torn-up

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In 12-inch skillet , melt margarine over medium heat. Add celery and onion, and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in ground sage.

3. Place bread cubes in very large bowl. Pour over the bread cubes the celery and onion mixture; stir up real good.

4. Pour 1 can of chicken broth all over the stuffing and mix well.

5. Spoon stuffing into a baking dish or stuff turkey.

6. Preheat Traeger to 375 degrees F.

7. Bake on Traeger for approximately 45 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy! 


Sweet Potato

Kryptonite Sweet Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS:

Filling:

  • 3 Cups Sweet Potatoes 
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Traeger Simple Syrup or Vanilla

Topping:

  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/3 Stick Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Flour

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat Traeger to 375 degrees F.

2. Mix together sweet potatoes, softened butter, sugar, eggs and TRAEGER Simple Syrup or vanilla in a large bowl. Transfer into an aluminum half pan or baking dish.

3. For the topping: Combine brown sugar, pecans, softened butter and flour in a medium bowl and mix until mixture clumps together. Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer

4. Bake on Traeger until mostly set in the center and golden brown on top, approximately 45 minutes.


Pumpkin Pie

Libby's Original Pumpkin Pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground cloves
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 15-oz.
  • 1 Can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12-fl. oz.
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell (4-cup volume)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl.

2. Beat eggs in large bowl.

3. Stir in Pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture.

4. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

5. Pour filling into pie shell.

6. BAKE in preheated TRAEGER at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.

7. Reduce temperature to 350˚F and bake for 40 to 50 minutes more or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

8. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours.

9. Top with whipped cream before serving.


Pork Tenderloin

Apricot Pork Tenderloin

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pork Tenderloins
  • Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub
  • Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Season the entire pork tenderloin with Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub and rest 30 minutes.

2. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

3. Set the temperature to 275˚F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.

4. After 45 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145˚F degrees, brush with Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce.

5. Slice, serve and Enjoy!


Candy Nuts

Candied Nuts

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2lbs Nuts of Your Choice
  • 1-1/2 Cups of White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Teaspoons of vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Combine White Granulated Sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, combine vanilla and egg whites and WHISK! It takes about a minute of continuous whisking to get the mixture frothy, but no peaks.

3. Pour the egg wash onto the Nuts and stir to ensure all the Nuts are completely covered. Once they are all nice and shiny from the egg wash, pour in the sugar mixture and stir well, making sure the nuts are all covered.

4. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

5. Set the temperature to 250˚F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.

6. Grill the nuts for approximately 1 hour stirring the nuts every 15 minutes.


BBQ Keilbasa

BBQ Keilbasa

INGREDIENTS:

  • Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa
  • Traeger Sugar Lips Sriracha BBQ Glaze

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. When ready to cook, start the Traeger and set temperature at 275˚F and put the kielbasa on the grate.

2. After 30-40 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 140˚F.

3. After pulling off the grill, cut into pieces and put them into a half foil pan

4. Brush with Traeger Sugar Lips Sriracha BBQ Glaze. Enjoy!


Baked Beans

Terry's Famous Baked Beans

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cans Bush’s Best “Sweet Heat”
  • 1 medium Red Onion diced
  • 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Traeger Q BBQ Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

2. Set the temperature to 350˚F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.

3. Cook Baked Beans at 350-375˚F degrees for approximately 90-120 minutes or until they begin to thicken. Enjoy!


Sausage Fatty

Sausage Fatties

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. Bob Evans Sausage Roll or equivalent
  • Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Rub

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Remove sausage roll from package and apply Traeger Blackened

2. Saskatchewan Rub, coat the entire sausage roll with the rub.

3. When ready to cook, start the Traeger and set temperature at 325˚F and put the sausage roll on the grate.

4. Cook until you reach an internal temperature of 165˚F.

5. After pulling off the grill, slice, serve and enjoy with your favorite Traeger BBQ sauces. 


Apple Dump Cake

Apple Dump Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cans Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

2. Set the temperature to 350˚F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.

3. Pour pie filling into half foil pan, sprinkle cake mix evenly over apple pie filling and top with melted butter.

4. Bake in the Traeger until the top starts to turn brown, about 40 minutes.

5. Cool cake 15 minutes before serving.


Mac N Cheese

Smoked Mac 'n' Cheese

INGREDIENTS:

  • Frozen 5-lb. Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese or equivalent.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. When ready to cook, start the Traeger and set temperature at 375˚F.

2. Place the tray of Macaroni and Cheese on the grate.

3. Cook until done lightly golden brown on the top (approximately 75 minutes).


Shrimp

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Shrimp (I use 31-40 count size) thawed & peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1 small jar sun-dried tomatoes julienned
  • 8 oz. fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • Handful fresh basil cut into thin strips
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450˚F and preheat, lid closed (10-15 minutes).

2. Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet. Add the flour and cook for about a minute, stirring until smooth.

3. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.

4. Stir in the cream, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Simmer for 2 minutes. Reduce heat if it’s bubbling too much.

5. Add the shrimp and cook for around 5 minutes or until they’re cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened, taking care not to overcook them.

6. Add the spinach and basil and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately. I like to squeeze extra fresh lemon juice over top when serving (up to you). You could also grate some fresh parmesan over top if you wish.


Tri Tip

Notorious B.U.D. Tri Tip

INGREDIENTS:

  • Get a 2 to 3-lb. Tri Tip Roast
  • Traeger Coffee & Prime Rib Rub

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Remove from package.

2. Use fillet knife to remove the silver skin, it’s a thin layer of gray skin on the Tri Tip.

3. Rub it down with the coffee rub and then the prime rid rub a good coating.

5. Preheat Grill at 225˚F.

6. Place Tri Tip on grate and grill until internal temperature is 115˚F.

7. Remove from grill. Turn your grill to it's highest temprature setting. Let it reach maximum temperature.

8. Place Tri Tip back on the grill until internal temperature reaches 145˚F.

9. Remove and serve.


Chops

Bone In Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pork Chops
  • Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Remove from package.

2. Rub them down with Trager Pork & Poultry Rub.

3. Preheat Grill at 350˚F.

6. Place Pork Chops on grate and grill until internal temperature is 145˚F.

7. You may flip your Pork Chop one time for desired grill marks.

8. Remove and serve.