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.
The SW is having a heat wave and here in Ohio it has been
rainy and on the cool side. It’s a cool 67 deg. out this morning. Saturdays
cook I had some left over pulled pork and some honey smoked turkey to use up. I
wanted to use Keymaster’s sauce recipe.
My wife said the grandson was coming over and help make ice
cream. That would mean someone else in my kitchen and I don’t like that! Change
of plans I would just use some canned mild green chili sauce, I was getting a
little lazy anyway!
My sides were; avocado w/ lemon juice over and a little gray
seas salt, sliced tomatoes and a salad. I used corn tortillas and warmed in
olive oil in a hot skillet 20 to 30 seconds on a side. I made up 3 turkey and 5
pulled pork enchiladas with cheese and chopped onions. A little of the green
sauce in the bottom, enchiladas seam side down, more sauce down the middle and
cheese on top. My shredded cheese was a Mexican blend. I had these made up
about an hour before cooking.
My wife and grandson had the ice cream mix made and cooling
in the fridge. My wife made up the salads for us. I had the avocados scooped out
and lemon juice over.
I had the enchiladas made in two dishes and did them on my
smoker. I did them at 325 deg. grill level temp for about 40 minutes. Our daughter
in law had the turkey ones and my wife, grandson and I had the pork ones. Our
son missed out again, he was working.
This was good for quick and easy and I used some leftovers
up. As soon as we got done eating they put the ice cream on and about 35
minutes later we had some homemade vanilla ice cream and chocolate pudding cake