We shared a lot of wood-fired recipes in 2022, and although they were all great (well, at least we think so), these are the 10 that Traeger Nation really couldn’t get enough of. It was no surprise seeing standbys such as smoked brisket, spicy wings, and grilled steak on the list. However, you also devoured a few recipes we didn’t see coming – smoked deviled eggs and wild game tacos come to mind – proving that you weren’t afraid of new challenges or unfamiliar flavors. To help you revisit this year’s most popular picks, we gathered our 2022 MVPs here for you to savor all over again.
1. Brown Sugar & Bacon-Wrapped Smokies
With their all-star trio of flavors – sweet, salty, and smoky – it’s no wonder these pork poppers ended up in the top 10.
Slow-roasted beef piled on crusty bread and dipped in savory au jus. We think sandwiches don’t get much better than this and you agreed.
3. Loaded Grilled Chicken Tacos
Forget Taco Tuesday, y’all wanted these towering tacos from Dennis The Prescott every night of the week.
Whether you were serving ‘em up as a side or making them into a meal, these cheesy, smoky spuds were a hit.
You don’t need to be pro pitmaster to make melt-in-your-mouth brisket when you have a Traeger, which is probably why this recipe was so popular.
We threw down the gauntlet with these tongue-numbing, sweat-inducing wings, and Traeger Nation was more than up for the challenge.
7. Braised Backstrap Shredded Tacos
The fact that you can’t find the meat for these tacos in a grocery store didn’t stop you from trying your hand at these wild game wonders from John Dudley.
Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, it makes sense that these smoky starters were a massive hit this year.
9. Grilled Peppercorn Steaks with Mushroom Cream Sauce
We’re not shocked that a recipe that lets you have a steakhouse-caliber eating experience at home was beloved by Traeger Nation.
10. BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese
This one’s pretty self-explanatory. A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with smoked brisket. Of course it caught on like wildfire.
The gear you need to start grilling.
Grab your rib bib & sink your teeth into these tender, sweet, and spicy ribs. They smoke low and slow, and are definitely worth the wait.
Massage your chicken breasts with a smattering of spices, grill them hot and fast, and mop them with a mix of Traeger BBQ sauces for perfectly tangy chicken.
This is the best way to smoke a brisket, worthy of any true Texan. This full packer is injected with Butcher’s Prime, sprayed down with apple juice, rubbed with a prime rib and coffee rub mix, topped with black pepper, and smoked over cherry wood to tender perfection.
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