Traeger Holiday Guide‘Tis the Season to beWood-Fired
Traditions Are Better With Traeger
There’s nothing that brings family and friends together like a wood-fired feast. Celebrate your holiday season with flavor this year and make every meal memorable. We’ve got everything you need to plan epic feasts and family gatherings, including hundreds of recipes and how-to articles to get your menu and grilling skills dialed in.
Our Best Holiday Ham Recipes
Smoked, glazed, or grilled—feast your eyes on our selection of delicious and classic holiday ham recipes.
A bottle of Traeger Honey & Brown Sugar Glaze makes entertaining easy. Simply brush on your ham toward the end of cooking for a deep sweet flavor that complements the salty. Adding some liquid (in this case broth and apple juice) to the roasting pan keeps the meat nice and moist during cooking. (The pan juices become too fatty to serve with the ham, however.) If you like, you can garnish the ham with sliced orange.
Chef Tim Hollingsworth's secret to the most tender turkey? Mayonnaise. Unlike oil and butter, the high-fat coating stays put when he slathers his turkey with it, basting the bird as it cooks and keeping it moist and tender. It also encourages the Maillard reaction, which is a fancy way of saying it turns the turkey a gorgeous deep brown color. (For the best results you will want to start ahead, coat the turkey, and then let it chill in the fridge for at least 12 hours.) Does the coating make the turkey taste like mayonnaise? Nope. All you taste is delicious turkey goodness.
Crack open the wood-fired flavor with the king of all crab recipes. Fresh king crab legs are smoked directly on the grill and drenched in a homemade BBQ and butter sauce for a smokin' take on this seafood favorite.
Don't skip out on Meat Church pulled pork. Matt Pittman’s method for smoking pork butt includes all the details that make the difference, from how to create a killer crust to the best ways to gauge tenderness. His method for adding even more flavor during shredding is easy yet genius.
Matt Pittman keeps this brisket simple but shares all the secrets to its success here. In Texas, brisket is mainly seasoned with salt and black pepper, but most BBQ joints in the Lone Star State will add a little something else, like Lowry’s, too. Matt goes with a liberal coating of his Holy Cow BBQ Rub followed by a light sprinkling of his Holy Gospel BBQ Rub. Other great options are Traeger Beef Rub or Prime Rib Rub. No matter what you season it with, if you follow Matt's advice, you'll wind up with slices of some damn fine brisket.