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

Yield: 8 Racks Of Ribs    Prep Time: 10 Minutes + 15 Minutes Seasoning Rest    Cook Temp: 225˚ - Smoke Temp  |  350˚ Finishing Temp


Preparation Directions:

  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
  4. Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
  5. Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
  6. 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper
  2. Remove 8 slices of thick cut bacon and lay flat on the cookie sheet pan
  3. Lightly Season on both sides with Island Boys Coffee Rub
  4. Lightly push rub into the bacon slices to help adhere
  5. Allow to rest for approx. 2-3 minutes
  6. 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
  7. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side depending on desired doneness
  8. 10-12 Minutes for fully cooked bacon that will be crunchy but pliable
  9. Using Nitrile and heat proof gloves, carefully remove the bacon and place onto a drip pan or cooling rack and bring into the kitchen
  10. Adjust seasoning if desired or drizzle with Fire Honey or Maple Syrup
  11. Devour !!!

G0es Great On:

  • Breakfast Plate
  • Burgers
  • BLT
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Snacking Bacon

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Published on 6/3/2021

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