Pork Carnitas and Grilled Veggies

Today I made Pork Carnitas and grilled eggplant and zucchini. I bought a pack of Smithfield Marinated Pork Seasoned Carnitas expecting it to be a solid piece of pork. My intent was to smoke it, like I would for pulled pork bbq. To my surprise though, when I opened it up, it was a bunch of small…

T-bones on the Traeger

I happened to catch a good sale on T-bone steaks at the grocery, so onto the Traeger they went. I marinated them overnight in A-1 Chicago Steak House Marinade and cooked them at 450° over Hickory pellets until Medium done. The results were delicious.

4th of July Feast!

Turkey! What can be more American than turkey? Okay, granted, it is an unconventional choice for Independence Day. But I had one in the freezer and I do love smoked turkey. I brined the turkey for 3 days, while it thawed, in salt water (duh!), poultry seasoning, bay leaves, and orange juice. And then I…

The first pulled pork

Let me just start by saying Yum! It leaves room for improvement, but I am very pleased with my first attempt. The bark is the area most in need of improvement. But the flavor! Details: 13 hours (190°) on Traeger Applewood at 225°. Rubbed down the night before with a mixture of Corky’s BBQ Dry…

Smoked Salmon

I got a 2-for-1 deal in more than one way. I went to the grocery yesterday to get a boston butt to make pulled pork with. While there I came across never-frozen Atlantic Salmon marked down because it had reached its sell by date. I had planned to make smoked salmon at some point, but…

Smoked Corned Beef

Corned beef on a smoker? I know weird right. My mother is visiting and she brought a corned beef brisket with her. I was looking through the Traeger cookbook that came with the grill and sure enough, there was a recipe for corned beef. So on the smoker it went! I followed the recipe faithfully,…

Hamburgers on the Traeger

I cooked burgers on the Traeger for dinner tonight (signature blend). Nothing fancy, just simple 80/20 patties with a sprinkle of McCormick Grill Mates Worcestershire Pub Burger. I used to the Inkbird thermometer to cook the burgers to a med-well. While the surface had a slight red tint, the burgers were cooked perfectly throughout. I…