There are not many blogs out there dedicated to cooking on a pellet smoker. I have been cooking, grilling & smoking over 35 yrs now. I recently bought a Traeger Lil Tex Elite pellet smoker & have cooked on it over six yrs. now. I would like to share recipes & info I have gained from cooking on it.
Update 2014: I have plenty of recipes here for the pellet smoker so I am now including other outdoor cooking and some of my indoor cooking too.
I had more garden produce to use, cucumbers. Marinated
cucumbers, tomatoes and onions sounded good and a burger would go good with it.
I bought a pound of ground chuck and made 4 patties. I added about a third of a
cup of Kimchi, drained and chopped to one patty for me. I seasoned all with
some Weber gourmet burger seasoning to all.
I had 1 large and 2 small cucumber to use; I peeled the
large one, split in half and removed the seeds, then sliced. I left the skin on
the small ones and sliced. Cut up two large tomatoes, and sliced a Vidalia
onion. I drizzled some olive oil over all and added a half cup of rice wine
vinegar, salt, fresh ground pepper and a teaspoon of dried garlic flakes. I
then added water to cover. This needs to sit a few hours before using.
I toasted some ciabatta bread in a little olive oil and had
some good Irish cheddar to top the burgers. I did them my favorite way on the
Traeger for ½ hour at 300 deg. I then added the cheese for a few minutes to
My wife had mustard and dill pickle on her sandwich and I
had just mustard on my Kimchi burger.
The burgers and salad went well together. I liked the Kimchi
mixed in with the ground chuck!