Chocolate Chip Cookies on the Traeger

After trying cookies from a Traeger, you will never want to go back to cookies any other way. For those curious to make their first attempt at cookies on a Traeger, there is not a strong smoke flavor.

Recommended Pellet: Pecan

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Once you try chocolate chip cookies from a Traeger Grill, you'll never want to go back to your oven!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional

Instructions

  1. Set grill to Medium setting (three speed controller)
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside
  3. In another bowl beat butter. Add brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, mix
  4. Gradually emerge the flour mixture
  5. Fold chocolate chips and nuts into dough
  6. Drop spoonful amounts of dough onto aluminum foil
  7. Bake for 17 minutes
  8. (Tip: Use a new sheet of foil for each batch of cookies to prevent sticking)

Recipe Notes

Once you try chocolate chip cookies from a Traeger Grill, you'll never want to go back to your oven!

Adapted from Anthony Child

Southwestern Tri-Tip Smoked Steak

This Tri-tip is phenomenal. The combination of the onion, cilantro, and juice from the limes, and spices made for a very tender and flavorful tri-tip. 

Recommended Pellet: Alder or Pecan

Southwestern Tri-Tip Smoked Steak

Loaded with cilantro and lime, this tri-tip steak is marinated in beer, wine and spices. Choose a dark beer for a richer flavor and add more pepper flakes to heat it up.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Derrick Riches

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds tri-tip steak
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • juice from 6 to 8 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the tri-tip and stir. Place steaks in a large backing dish or a resealable bag. Pour marinade over steaks. Let sit for several hours (up to 6).
  2. Place steaks on Traeger smoke setting for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Or until the internal temperature is about 150 degrees. Let steaks rest for about 30 minutes
  3. If you want to add some extra heat to the marinade, then chop up a seeded jalapeno pepper and toss it in.

Recipe Notes

Poke holes in the tri-tip to allow the marinade to penetrate the meat.
I actually had marinated the tri-tip for about 20 hours.

Adapted from Anthony

Apple & Sage Pork Chops

 

Apple & Sage Porkchops

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author McCormick

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp. Rubbed Sage
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 boneless pork chops 1-inch thick (about 1 1/4 lbs)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 2 red apples thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix flour, all of the spices and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned flour

  2. Cook pork chops in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Add apples; cook and stir 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in juice, sugar and remaining seasoned flour until will mixed. Return pork chops to skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until desired doneness.