A lot of us are still spending waaaaay more time at home right now cooking and grilling and THANKSGIVING IS COMING, so if you've been dreaming or wishing for a deal on a Traeger grill, TODAY is your day. We found you the best early Black Friday deal on a Traeger grill, something that everyone in my family is absolutely obsessed with and I'm certain you will be too!
Right now you can get the Traeger Ridgeland 572 sq. in Wood Fired Grill & Smoker for $599.98! The retail value is $757.91, so you're really getting this for about 20% off retail value and almost $160 OFF!! AMAZING value for something you'll use and love for years and years.
This deal not only comes with a huge Traeger that you'll be able to cook several large pieces of meat on, but it also includes an all-weather cover, two temperature probes, a 20-lb bag of mesquite pellets, and a 20-lb bag of hickory pellets! All of these extra accessories will help you get a jump start on your Traeger grilling and cooking life without having to figure out how to source the pellets or temp probes. It all just comes in one package.
What can you cook with a Traeger?
The short answer: EVERYTHING. A fun, little-known fact is that Traeger grills come with a convection fan! So you can grill things you'd normally dream up on a grill like steaks, chicken, ribs, roast, pulled pork, but you can also bake some really delicious things like cakes and cookies and anything you'd normally want to put inside your oven at home. The Traeger guys say, “if you can cook it in your oven, you can cook it in the Traeger.” This REALLY comes in handy during summer months when you don't want to heat up your house (or even just your kitchen!) by turning the oven on, or during the holidays when your oven is full!! Throw it in the Traeger instead!
Is the Traeger grill easy to use?
YES! I feel like the Traeger is ridiculously easy to use, and especially with the digital thermometer. Instead of having to worry constantly whether your smoker is hot enough or not too hot, it gives you a read that helps you perfectly track the temperature of whatever you're cooking and make sure it turns out perfectly too! I started out with some super simple recipes when we first got ours, and gradually worked my way into some that were a little more complex and required several hours of having the Traeger on. But really, it's been super simple to figure out in my opinion. Easier than grilling.
Best Traeger recipes for beginners
One of my favorite things that I started out with making on our Traeger Grill: meatloaf! It adds the yummiest little bit of smokey flavor. Another super-easy way to use the Traeger? Wood fired pizzas like BBQ chicken pizza! And their smoked pork tenderloin is another recipe I've had easy success with in the past. I also LOVE cooking from my friend Susie's blog Hey Grill Hey. She has absolutely delicious recipes with very easy-to-follow instructions and none of her recipes have ever let me down.
My mom (who you know is MY FAVORITE go-to source for recipes) has a few absolutely delicious Traeger recipes you should definitely try out too once you get your Traeger.
Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad
This Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad with Caramelized BBQ Sauce is to die for, inspired by a fave local restaurant of mine, Eat Chow, that's listed in my Orange County Guide.
Smoked Green Chile Mac & Cheese
Her Smoked Green Chile Mac & Cheese is also totally mouth-watering and I've heard back from SEVERAL friends that they've made and taken this to parties with rave reviews from all who tried it.
Tacos Al Pastor
And lastly, my mom's Tacos Al Pastor are so unbelievably delicious, it's making my mouth water to even think about them! Grilling both the pork tenderloin AND the pineapple on a Traeger just takes these to a whole new level of yumminess.
High sell-out risk!
This OVER $150 off Traeger grill deal is so good, I won't be surprised if they sell out of it super fast! So if you've been wanting a Traeger or any kind of smoker for any amount of time, don't wait!