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 got my new Weber gas grill yesterday so I sure had to try
it out tonight! Some bacon cheeseburgers and scalloped hasselback potatoes
should do the trick.
I bought 1 ¼ pounds of ground chuck from my butcher. I threw
a good tablespoon each of Penzey’s dried garlic flakes and onion flakes. I
mixed that in well and made 3 patties from it and in the fridge for a few
There has been a lot of good hasselback potatoes fixed and
posted here. The scalloped version recipe is all over the net and this is my
version. I sliced 3 yellow potatoes and did a thin slice of butter and
alternated a thin slice of asiago cheese in each slit. These went into a foil
pan and I drizzled some olive oil over them and some Penzey’s sandwich sprinkle.
I preheated the grill to 400 deg. and the potatoes went on at 5:00.
I seasoned the burger patties with some Tatonka Dust on each
side and back in the fridge. I placed a grill grate in my grill and fried 3
slices of good bacon for the burgers. Too fast for me I almost burnt it.
At 5:40 I poured some heavy cream over the potatoes and
added some shredded cheddar then put the burgers on; 6 minutes and I turned
them for another 5 minutes. I topped the burgers each with a slice of bacon and
a slice of baby Swiss cheese after 2 minutes I added the buttered Italian
seasoned ciabatta buns to toast. All was ready to serve at 6:00
Our daughter in law and grandson was here she had some of my
chicken bog I had thawed out and a potato. My wife and grandson split a sandwich
and a potato. The sandwiches were pretty large. I added some good mustard to my
sandwich and had a potato and some of my Kimchi on the side.
My burgers were almost overdone but were delicious. It had
been awhile since I cooked much on a gas grill. It might be back to my smoker
the next time; more suited to this slow ole man!
The Tatonka Dusted burgers, onion, garlic, bacon and cheese
go together well for a great tasting burger!