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 warm 65 deg. weather had me hungry for some bacon
lettuce and tomato sandwiches. I had almost a pound of Kah Meats thick sliced
smoked bacon to use and I found some vine ripe tomatoes that looked decent. I
wanted to use just plain white bread. I also had some corn on the cob to steam.
I also wanted to try some Ore Ida fast food fries in my Air
fryer. This would be the third time so had to come out good!
I cooked the bacon on my Traeger at about 290 to 300 deg.
grill level and took about an hour. I had lightly sprinkled some Savors Pig
Candy on it.
When the bacon was done I got the corn in my rice cooker to
steam. I preheated the Air Fryer for 3 minutes. I sprayed the basket with some
olive oil, added 3 handfuls of fries and sprayed with olive oil.
I had it on Fries at 400 deg. for 13 minutes. I checked them
5 minutes in and stirred then at 10 minutes they were done and the corn was
I made my wife’s sandwich with mayo and on mine I had
mustard on the bottom slice and mayo on the top slice and had 3 layers of bacon
on them. The tomatoes were not like
garden tomatoes but the sandwich was still good. The corn was tender and sweet.
I was happy with the fries. If I only use the Air fryer for fries it will be
worth it; after I learned how to do them!