Traeger Feed A Party On A Budget – Luau Entrée, Side Dish and Dessert

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Looking for a Luau on a budget?  Need to feed an army, but also looking to stretch your dollars?

Luau On A Traeger: Entrée, Side Dish and Dessert

This recipe features some tasty food that will feed the crowd and won’t break the bank.

   

Yield: 8 people

Prep time: 15 Minute Prep

Cook time: Pork – 45-55 Minutes

Cook time: Beans – 45-55  Minutes

Cook time: Pineapple Cakes – 15-18 Minutes

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Ingredients

Measure   Ingredient                                                                     Prep Notes      
LUAU BEANS INGREDIENTS
4 can              Great Northern Beans                                           Drained, not rinsed                         
1 cup              Ham Steak, Cooked                                                 Diced small              
1 cup              Pineapple, Crushed, Canned                                Not drained
1 cup              Pineapple, Tidbits, Canned                                   Not drained
½ cup             Sugar, Brown, Dark
½ cup             Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary
1 cup              Ketchup
2 tbsp             Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary

SHOYU PORK

3ea                 Pork Tenderloins, Cleaned
½ cup             Sweet Soy Sauce
½ cup             Pineapple juice
½ cup             Vinegar, Cider
½ cup             Sugar, Brown, Dark
2 tsp                Ginger, Fresh, minced
2 tsp                Garlic, Fresh. Minced
2 tbsp             Tiki Tiki Rub, 5280 Culinary

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

1 box              Pineapple Supreme Cake Mix
1 cup              Water
3 ea                Eggs, Fresh, Large
½ cup             Oil, Vegetable
½ cup             Pineapple Tidbits, canned, drained
8 ea                Maraschino Cherries, Whole, Pitted, Stem removed

Preparation:

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
 

Night Before Prep

Trim pork tenderloin and remove all silver skin/fat/trimmings
Mix remaining shoyu ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl
Add pork tenderloin and let marinade for 6-8 hours OR OVERNIGHT
Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner (if applicable)
Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 350˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite
While Traeger is heating up:
Prepare Luau Beans ingredients, place into dutch oven and mix well, hold for cooking
Remove pork tenderloin from marinade, drain well.  Discard all marinade
Follow package instructions for cake mix and make the pineapple supreme cake mix
Spray large muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray, spray well
Add 1 tbsp chopped pineapple chunks and 1 whole maraschino cherry to the bottom of the muffin tin
Divide the cake mix between the 12 muffin cups
Once Traeger has reached cooking temp of 350˚ F add the pork tenderloin on the bottom grate and the beans on the bottom grate, away from the pork
Cook the pork tenderloin and beans (uncovered) for 35-45 Minutes
Add the muffin tins and cook for 15-20 minutes or until done
Using Tongs, remove the pork tenderloin to a cooling rack
Using heat proof gloves, remove the beans and place on a hot pad
Using heat proof gloves remove the pineapple cakes, let rest for 1 minute and tip upside down to unmold.  Unmold onto a cooling rack
Slice the pork tenderloin and serve with the beans
 

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Published on 5/26/2022.
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