How To Cook Bacon On A Traeger

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Who likes Coffee with their bacon?  Yeah, me too.  For this quick recipe we are firing up the Traeger, adding the Traeger cast iron griddle and coffee crusting some bacon.  Then it’s grill time, onto the griddle and into our bellies.

How To Cook Bacon On A Traeger

Try this bacon for breakfast, on a blt or with your favorite burger.  Let’s Get Cooking, Chef Jason

8 Racks Of Ribs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes + 15 Minutes Seasoning Rest
Cook Time: 6-8 Hours (time can vary based on pork) PLUS 30-45 Minutes Resting Time
Cook Temp: 225˚ - Smoke Temp  |  350˚ Finishing Temp


Measure   Ingredient                                   Prep Notes      
8 slices                                                      Bacon, Applewood, Thick sliced
As Needed                                                Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                           

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 450˚, hit enter and hit ignite, add the cast iron griddle, smooth side up so it is hot and ready to go
While Traeger is heating up –
Line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper
Remove 8 slices of thick cut bacon and lay flat on the cookie sheet pan
Lightly Season on both sides with Island Boys Coffee Rub
Lightly push rub into the bacon slices to help adhere
Allow to rest for approx. 2-3 minutes
When Traeger temp hits 450˚ carefully add the bacon slices to the cast iron and close the lid
  • Depending on length of bacon, you may not be able to fit all the slices on at once, either cut some in half to fit or cook in multiple batches
Cook for 5-6 minutes per side depending on desired doneness
10-12 Minutes for fully cooked bacon that will be crunchy but pliable
Using Nitrile and heat proof gloves, carefully remove the bacon and place onto a drip pan or cooling rack and bring into the kitchen
Adjust seasoning if desired or drizzle with Fire Honey or Maple Syrup
Devour !!!

G0es Great On:

Breakfast Plate
Grilled Cheese
Snacking Bacon

Shopping List

Traeger Ironwood 885                                                                 Ace SKU – 8030462
Reserve Blend Pellets                                                                   Ace SKU – 8015887
Trager Cast Iron Griddle                                                             Ace SKU - 8686776
Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                                 Ace SKU – 8059876
Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary                                                         Ace SKU - 8017719
Published on 6/3/2021
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