Recipes — Traeger Grills

Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

Smoking a whole turkey in July?! Why wait until the holidays to have all the delicious carved turkey for turkey sandwiches? My point exactly! Not only did I get to hone in my holiday cooking skills and perfect this turkey a few months in advance but we got enjoy a turkey outside of the holiday craze, heavy mash potatoes and pumpkin pies. The turkey sings on its own and our daily turkey sandwiches have never been more crave-able.

Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Tri-tip is the perfect cut of meat for feeding the family. Not only does this 4 lb slab offer us 3-4 servings (Mat eats a ton!) but because of the unique shape, when the center is cooked to medium-rare the ends are medium-well. It’s a happy-medium for serving people with different preferences on their steak temperature. The rub and mop sauce bring a ton of flavor. I also love an excuse to cover something with chimichurri, it makes this cut of beef sing! 


Smoked Summer Sausage Pasta Salad

Smoked Summer Sausage Pasta Salad

Pasta salad reminds me of summer BBQs in friends' and families' backyards. The carefree kind of summers where you lived in a bathing suit and kept busy for hours running through a slip-n-slide of sprinkler to stay cool. While I may not have a slip-n-slide in my backyard, I have this pasta salad on repeat right now. It's smokey, sweet and spicy all at the same time. The summer sausage used here is a venison smoked jalapeño cheddar sausage from Mat's hunt a year or two back but feel free to use whatever kind of summer sausage you can get your hands on!


Garlic Roast Bird w/ Charred Lemon Chimi + Charred Onions

Garlic Roast Bird w/ Charred Lemon Chimi + Charred Onions

This dish may look fancy but I promise even the most novice home-cook could whip this up. All the ingredients are tossed onto one sheet pan and cooked on the Traeger for that wood-fired flavor. Let's also talk about the star of this dish, the chimichurri. I would eat a leather boot if it were covered in this stuff. No better way to get an added dose of freshness than with a sauce of fresh herbs and yummmmmy EVOO. 


Herb Axis Steaks with Cranberry Sauce

Herb Axis Steaks with Cranberry Sauce

Mat's been hunting once and we had about 70# of axis meat to prove it! This was a little over a year ago and while most of the meat has been cooked (or gifted) I occasionally find a package in the mix of the deep freeze. Pulled up my trusty Traeger App and found myself a perfect recipe for what I had in stock. While the recipe may have called for a delicious-sounding huckleberry sauce, I'm grateful to have found a classic can of cranberry sauce in the pantry to get the job done. Nothing like some strong herbs and cranberry sauce to pair with Axis steaks, it's a match made in heaven!