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 found a recipe at peggyunderpressure.com that sounded good and
easy to throw together. I changed a
little on the cooking method.
·4 thick-cut, bone-in pork chops
·1 green pepper, chopped. I used a half pepper
·1 onion, chopped
·6-8 carrots, peeled & coarsely chopped. I
had some baby carrots to use
·6-8 Russet potatoes, peeled & coarsely
chopped, I only used 3 large
·1 small can of mushrooms, with liquid, or 1-2
cups of button mushrooms coarsely chopped (your preference)
·1 small can of tomato sauce, or homemade
tomato sauce or tomato soup (your preference)
·Add enough water to the sauce to make 12 oz.
I had two kinda large chops from my butcher and browned them
in a little olive oil on sauté, normal mode. I removed from the pot and added
the chopped onions and cooked a minute or two then deglazed the pot with a
little water. I placed the chops back in and then added all the veggies and
I locked the lid and cooked on Meat stew normal mode for 15
minutes. I served it with some toasted
English muffins. Tasted pretty good; next time I would not add the water and
use 2 cans of tomato sauce. The sauce
was a little thin and I like it a little thicker.