Top Three Pellet Grill Recipes
By: Jack Mancuso
Pellet grills are becoming more and more popular. Why? Because they’re tidy and make great smokers. If you’ve never seen one in action, you may wonder how they work. As the name implies, pellet grills use wood pellets and fans for heating food. In effect, they’re like a convection oven.
You can use your pellet grille or smoking, grilling, braising, and even baking! So, it’s very flexible to whatever recipe inspires you on any given day. One of the best features of a pellet grill, in my opinion, is you can cook hot and fast, or low and slow. There’s consistent temperature control and no open flame.
How Does Gas Grilling Measure Up?
The biggest difference between a pellet grill and a gas grill is taste. The hardwood pellets pack a punch of flavor far more notable than gas or charcoal grills. Pellets come in a HUGE variety of flavors, including:
And that’s only a few! Pellets don’t leave behind a burnt or ashy aftertaste.
Top 3 Pellet Grill Recipes
There are a lot of cooking and grilling recipes from which to choose for your pellet grill. Here are three of my favorites:
Using a pellet grill for Tri-Tip results in a mouthwatering, deliciously rich meat flavor enhanced with whatever smoke you prefer. Oak, maple, or hickory are excellent choices. Combine your finished steak with grilled vegetables and have a tall Lager chilled.
Pork Belly Burnt Ends
There’s something special about burnt ends cooked on a pellet grill. They’re a little sticky, a little saucy, kinda sexy, and they’re enriched with your chosen pellet smoke. Consider orange, maple, or apple flavors. For your side dish, a green bean casserole is always welcome. To drink? Sparkling cider, Amber Ale, or Zinfandel.
Sensational Smoked Turkey Pastrami
Pellet smoked turkey pastrami is moist and mouthwatering. I recommend hickory or pecan pellets for this dish. On the side, enjoy a wild green fresh salad. The offering from the bar might include a Manhattan or sparkling lemon water.