WOOD PELLET FLAVORS
The following are general guidelines for which types of foods pair well with which types of wood pellets.
TRAEGER SIGNATURE WOOD PELLETS
The flavors of hickory, maple, and cherry hardwoods combine for a blend that can take on just about anything you cook. From classic BBQ meats, to fish and veggies, this versatile blend gives you full-bodied flavor you’ll go back to time and time again. Try this Beer Can Chicken next time you are looking to add that perfect wood-fired taste with your Signature pellets. Shop Signature.
APPLE WOOD PELLETS
Most often used with poultry and pork, apple wood pellets offer a light fruity smoke that helps enhance mild flavored meats. Apple pellets take this Smoke Roasted Apple Pie to a whole new level of awesome. Think about it — apple wood smoked apple pie? Unbelievable. Shop Apple.
CHERRY WOOD PELLETS
One of the more flavorful pellets, cherry wood lends itself to applications where you want to add a hearty smoke flavor. Check out these Beef Ribs. Between the marinade and the cherry smoke, these flavorful ribs don’t require any sauce to be exceptionally flavorful. Shop Cherry.
HICKORY WOOD PELLETS
Probably the most widely used pellets in barbecue, hickory pellets release a strong flavor that complements most meats. Some people find hickory can be a little strong and like to mix it with a milder pellet like oak or apple. Using hickory pellets with this Anytime Pork Roast or Smoked Brats will definitely impress. Shop Hickory.
MESQUITE WOOD PELLETS
A favorite of Texas BBQ, mesquite pellets infuse your meat with hearty smoke flavor. That super smoky flavor is great for recipes like these Southwestern Stuffed Peppers that are begging for a little something extra. Shop Mesquite.
PECAN WOOD PELLETS
Deliciously nutty and even a little spicy, pecan pellets are great with beef, pork, or poultry. They add a great depth to baked goods as well. Be sure to try this recipe for Mom’s Best Pumpkin Bread and enjoy the added nutty flavor from the Pecan smoke. Shop Pecan.