Reverse Searing on the Traeger

Smoke flavor on the inside, caramelized crust on the outside

What is Reverse Searing? Reverse searing creates a beautiful sear on the outside and a smoked infused, perfect medium rare doneness on the inside. It combines the best of both worlds – incredible smoke flavor and a smokin’ caramelized outer crust. We’re combining low & slow with hot & fast for a full-proof way to tackle any beef cut.

Start with a low & slow cooking process at 225°F to infuse smoke into the meat. From there, crank the heat up to High to finish off the steak with a blazing hot sear, locking in that natural wood fire taste.

How to Reverse Sear on a Traeger:

  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Set the grill temperature to 225°F.
  • Place steak on grill grate and smoke for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove steak from the grill.
  • Increase temperature to the highest setting and allow grill to fully preheat.
  • Sear steaks on the hot grill grates until they reach an internal temperature of 125℉ for medium rare.
  • Enjoy the best dang steak of your life.

Use a meat probe or thermometer to reach your ideal internal temperature with 100% certainty. Insert the probe into the meat, avoiding fat and bone, and check the internal temperature.

If you’re looking for deep, classic grill marks, enhance your steaks with our cast iron grill grate.

For the smoking portion, place steaks on the second tier. Set temperature to 225°F and activate Super Smoke mode for a blast of natural hardwood smoke.

After about 45 minutes, increase the grill temperature to 500°F and let grill fully preheat. When grill is hot, move the steaks down to the lowest tiered rack to get maximum heat, searing each side for one minute.

Feel free to stop into to Burns Feed Store and we can go over tips on how to make your reverse sear work with your grill.

Smoke on friends!


Bacon Wrapped Tomatoes on the Traeger

Hopefully the cold, snowy weather is behind us and we can get to grilling outside more often from here on out through summer. Get those summer feels with this recipe for delicious bacon wrapped tomatoes. Grill these bad boys up and serve with some steak.


20 cherry or grape tomatoes

10 slices bacon

Fresh cracked black pepper

Balsamic vinegar, for serving

Fresh basil, for serving

Wooden Toothpicks


Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (about 5 minutes). Preheat, lid closed, to High heat (10 to 15 minutes).

Slice the bacon in half crosswise. Wrap each tomato with a half slice of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.

Place the tomatoes on a large foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle them with cracked black pepper.

Cook the tomatoes on the Traeger for about 25 minutes or until the bacon has rendered and tomatoes are bursting.

Remove the tomatoes and serve them warm with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil, if desired. Enjoy this quick bite sized addition to any meal or just for a snack!

As always, keep on smokin’  from your friends at Burns Feed Store and Traeger grills 

Traeger Grilling in the Cold Weather

If you aren’t already a die hard Traegerite, tis’ the season to put your Traeger to the test. Fire it up, even in the winter!  Here are some winter grilling tips.

* Protect your Traeger from the elements while not in use with a grill cover.

* Clear off your grill, having snow or ice on the grill when cooking will only inhibit the heat from being conserved, snow isn’t insulation.

* In the winter, the grill may take longer to heat up. Keep your grill closed as much as possible to help conserve heat.

* Pellet fuels burn much quicker in temperatures below 35 degrees. You can use an insulation blanket cover to conserve pellet consumption.

* Meats might take longer to cook in colder temperatures, use a remote probe thermometer to make sure your meats are at a safe temperature to eat before you remove them.

* Winter weather is perfect for cold smoking; the outside cold helps keep a cooler smoke temperature to get the hardwood smoke flavor to permeate the food.

* Wake up early, throw some bacon on the Traeger, go for a walk then come back for a protein packed bomb breakfast side…or lunch, or dinner, or all 😊

You can purchase all of these supplies at Burns Feed Store

Happy winter grilling