We love bacon over here. And while no one in our household is going to turn any kind of bacon down, our very favorite bacon is Traeger Smoked Bacon.
We’ve had our Traeger for a couple years now, and we absolutely love it. This isn’t a sponsored post for Traeger, it’s just a whole-hearted endorsement of a product that is easy and versatile. Wood fired grills can be used to cook fast or slow; are able to bake, BBQ, braise, and smoke; and can make anything from ribs to pizzas to desserts.
You can learn more about Traeger Pellet Smokers on their Amazon page, and see if you need to add one to your birthday wish list. (affiliate link)
The ingredients list for this recipe has one thing on it. Bacon. The end. And the instructions aren’t complicated, either.
How to Cook Bacon on a Smoker
Preheat Traeger to 325 degrees.
When preheated, place bacon slices directly on grill grate and close lid. Our Traeger pellet grill holds a fairly tight two pounds of Kirkland bacon from Costco, which is our bacon of choice.
If your bacon isn’t too thick and your smoker cooks evenly, no turning is necessary. But if your pellet grill has hot spots, some slices may need turning, or will be done before others.
You’ll need to keep an eye on it the last ten minutes or so.
When bacon is to desired crispiness, remove from grill and enjoy!
I love that bacon cooked outside keeps my house from smelling like a diner all day, which my husband can’t understand. He thinks its great when the house smells like greasy bacon.
Our Traeger is a little too large to comfortably take camping or tailgating, so if we want to take our Trager Smoked Bacon on the road, we make up a few batches, throw the bacon in a ziploc bag, and take it with us.
Traeger Smoked Bacon is great on burgers, of course, but pellet smoker bacon also makes for a delicious addition to camping breakfasts without the hassle of bacon grease clean up.
- 1 to 2 pounds bacon slices
- Preheat Traeger to 325.
- When preheated, place bacon slices directly on grill grate and close lid.
- Depending on the thickness of your bacon and the hot spots of your pellet cooker, you may need to turn the bacon about halfway throughout. If your bacon is thinner and your smoker cooks evenly, no turning is necessary.
- When bacon is to desired crispiness, remove from grill and enjoy!
We use a pellet blend of maple, hickory, and cherry, but your favorite wood pellets will be fine.
For more smoke flavor, cook at a lower temperature for longer.