Traeger Happy Holidays

11 Gift Ideas for Traeger or Pellet Grill Owners

It’s that time of year! The season of giving. But what to get that hardwood-loving pellet grill owner in your life? We searched for the the hottest, newest, and all-around sure to please products available. Be sure to read all the way down to see the #1 most wished for item!

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Sizzling Fajitas with Grilled Chicken

Sizzling Fajitas with Grilled Chicken in Cast Iron Skillet

Give your chicken some wood-fired sizzle and kick with this recipe! We love our fajitas with a hint of hickory smoke, but you can go with more or less, depending on your preferences. We also like that restaurant-style sizzle! Here’s how to make them at home on your Traeger or pellet grill…

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#BestofBBQ Top 30 to Follow on Instagram List

We love being a part of the Instagram BBQ, Grilling, Smoking, and Outdoor Living Community. To celebrate our 500th follower, we asked IG’ers to nominate and vote on the #BestofBBQ on Instagram:

We’ve sorted the responses by popular vote, but also relative engagement, number of followers, and then threw in a few more who we think are standouts.

Without further ado…we present the inaugural #BestofBBQ on Instagram List, curated by

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Why you only heard about the Flat Iron Steak after 2002

Short answer: It didn’t exist yet. At least, not under that name. And if you were eating “flat iron steak,” as beef, it was in ground hamburger. The cut was a throwaway. Enter meat research and development.

Wait. You’re asking yourself, how does Rendezvous BBQ know this? Funny you should ask. We discovered this article on innovations in beef cuts from Atlas Obscura while looking for flat iron steak recipes. Yep. We were futzing around for recipes — and BAM — unlocked level five in the meat game. Got to love Google.

Who knew there was such a thing as “meat science,” complete with university scientists and industry researchers with (we imagine) lab benches and grills at butcher houses? And the even better news? The research goes on, and they may find more tasty cuts!

Read the entire Atlas Obscura article, “How Meat Science (And Marketing) Gave the World the Flat Iron Steak.” If you’re a serious Meathead, it’s worth your time.

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PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

One of the things we always look forward to when we eat out at PF Changs are their chicken lettuce wraps. So savory, tangy, and fresh. Another favorite pastime of ours is trying to recreate restaurant-quality (or better) dishes at home!

This is our tenth or so attempt at perfecting PF Chang’s lettuce wraps at home, and they really do just keep getting better and better.

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Rendezvous Giveaway #2: 16-oz Bottle of Traeger Sugar Lips Glaze


ONE (1) Bottle of Traeger Sugar Lips Glaze, 16-oz ($9.99 Value)


Traeger, 16 OZ, Sugar Lips Glaze, Sweet Apricot & Dark Molasses Combine With Warm, Peppery Heat For An Insatiable Addition To All Your BBQ Creations.


Visit the Traeger Fanatics Facebook Group to learn how to enter. Free to join! Open to current or new group members only.

Contest opens Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Noon (12:00PM) PT and ends Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:59PM PT. This offer is valid only within the continental United States.

By entering, you agree to the Official Rules.

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