Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Green Mountain Grill

We got a new Green Mountain Grill this weekend and can't be more thrilled!!

For anyone who has never heard of Green Mountain Grills, they are pellet grills that make the most amazing food ever!!! We had a Traeger (another pellet grill) for many years but it finally died on us. Chris heard about the Green Mountain Grills and at first I didn't want to betray Traeger cuz I loved mine so much. But, after going to the Sportmans Show, and talking to the guy at the Green Mountain booth, I was sold. I also got online and googled Traeger vs Green Mountain Grills and found that for us, Green Mountain was the way to go. So we did it!!

First thing we cooked was Chicken Thighs and grilled Asparagus. I just seasoned the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, and The Pampered Chef's Jamacian Jerk Rub. Turned to grill onto 450° and waited fot it to heat up (about 15-20 min)

Meanwhile, I put the asparagus in a zip top bag with some soy sauce (as much as you like) and seasoned it with The Pampered Chef Asian Seasoning. Then I put it in the fridge until it was time to put on the grill.

When the grill reached the correct temp, I put it all on.

Now, This grill cooks much hotter than the Traeger we had and I found out the hard way.

Kinda fried the asparagus. Didn't SOAR on this one  ☺

But the thighs turned out great!!! I added BBQ sause at the last minute or two. YUM!!!! I sure missed the flavor of a pellet grilled dinner!!! Can't wait to get some ribs, or a pork butt, or do beer can chicken, or smoke a whole bird ............


  1. I've never heard of a pellet grill. I'll have to check with my hubby to see if he'd be interested because we're in the market for a new grill. Thanks!

    1. Lisa, if you like to BBQ alot and like the kind of food they selling BBQ joints, you'll love a pellet grill. It burns pellets so there is no charcole or gas takse to your food and you can get different flavored pellets, hickory, mesquite, pecan... There are not flare ups either. You can use it as a smoker or a grill or an oven, I've made pizza on it before. We LOVE ours!!! We have had a Traeger for the past 7 years and loved it but it died and the Green Mountain has a bit more options that we liked. They are both great grills. It takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, you'll never want to BBQ on anything else again.

  2. looks awesome~wish i had some!!!!:):):)

  3. Interesting, never hear of pellet grills either. Thanks for the info, Tracie! Sorry to hear about the asparagus but the chicken is lookin' mighty good :)

  4. Looks great! I know nothing about grills at all but I am glad you are happy with it! :)

  5. Wow! Looks delicious to me! I love both of those foods! Nice grill, you'll get a lot of use out of it this summer! Love Penny