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Meatballs, on the smoker?

Meatballs, on the smoker?

We are not huge fans of Italian food, red sauce, you get the drift. However, I ran across this recipe on the Traeger site for smoked Italian meatballs, and they are amazing. If you don’t have a pellet smoker, try them anyway — the oven will work well too. Simmer in a little spaghetti sauce (we are Prego fans), over spaghetti noodles, throw in garlic bread and a salad — fantastic!

~Connie Kaye

Italian Smoked Meatballs

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1 tsp pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp parsley
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb. ground italian sausage
1 lb. ground beef
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Mix all ingredients together with hands until combined.  It using a Traeger, set temp to 180 and preheat with lid closed for 15 minutes.  Place meatballs on grill grate and smoke for 20 minutes.  Increase the grill temp to 350 and cook for additional 10 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.  Serve with your favorite sauce!

Chicken and Noodles


Thank you Pastures and Plates for a great idea for snowy weekend cooking!

Picture this. Six years old, wandering my way through the lunch line. On the menu today: chicken and noodles. The cafeteria worker slops the delicious mess right on my plate, and to my surprise, a little pile of mashed potatoes is tucked under all that glory. So, I give it a try (my mother had taught me well, a “try” bite). Minutes later, the tray is empty. Years later, this is what chicken and noodles looks like at our house!

Makes: 8 servings


4 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups sweet yellow onion, diced

1 1/2 cups carrots, diced

1 1/2 cups celery, diced

1/4 cup all purpose flour

32 oz water

6 bouillon chicken cubes

2 cups chicken, cooked and cubed

2 cups frozen egg noodles

Salt and pepper to taste


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