Here’s the Traeger take on a popular internet recipe. Ground meat is cooked on a rack positioned above a pot of bean chili for optimum smoke penetration. As the meat cooks, it drips fat and flavor into the pot below. The wood-fired meat then gets crumbled into the chili. It’s truly a fun way to make an old favorite. Note that our Traeger Spicy Fajita rub is, well, spicy. If yours is not, add the optional chili powder and, if you want more heat, some cayenne pepper, too.
Chorizo and ground beef combine to create a one-of-a-kind chili that the whole family will love. Our recipe features a tasty combo of meat and ranch-style beans, all melded together with veggies and spices inside a Dutch oven that cooks directly on the Traeger.
When you are hankering for chili but don’t have a lot of time, try this quick yet satisfying version. Canned beans and cooked chicken (a store-bought rotisserie chicken works well) give you a head start. (Don’t rinse the beans as the starch on them helps to thicken the dish.) Feel free to adjust the garnishes as you like. Charred corn kernels, sliced scallions, or pickled jalapeños are also great options.