A Pit Boss Pellet Grill is basically a tool for magically turning your food into smoky, delicious, juicy meals. I am using the general term “food” because, as we all know, any type of dish can be improved using just a tint of smoky flavor. There are so many Pit Boss recipes to try, you will need a plan!
Whether you are a vegetarian, pescatarian, carnivore, or just the biggest fan of mac and cheese, you will find at least one delicious recipe to cook in the Pit Boss that will rock your taste buds forever. You don’t even have to be a master, there are many Pit Boss recipes for beginners to choose from. You will become an expert in no time.
Cooking one of the many available Pit Boss Pellet Grill recipes is very simple, and everybody knows barbecuing is not an exact science. The key to amazing results is the internal temperature. Get it where you want it according to the recipe and the final result will be delicious.
Top 30 Pit Boss recipes
1. Tender And Juicy Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket
5. Pit Boss pork ribs (+short ribs, baby back ribs)
6. Smoked Beef Short Ribs
7. Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
8. Smoked Beef Tenderloin
9. Ultimate smoked chicken breast
10. Smoked Peach Chicken Thighs
11. Smoked Chicken Wings
12. Smoked whole chicken – Pit Boss recipes
13. Smoked turkey
14. Smoked duck
15. Smoked American Lamb Shoulder
16. Smoked pork shoulder (pork butt) for pulled pork
17. Smoked pork chops
18. Pit Boss Smoked Salmon – one of my favorite Pit Boss recipes
19. Smoked Lobster Tails
20. Pit Boss recipes – Smoked Shrimp
21. Smoked Corn on the Cob
22. Smoked Mac and Cheese – Pit Boss recipes for comfort food
23. Smoked Artichokes with lemon
24. BBQ glazed smoked Brussels Sprouts with Bacon – Pit Boss recipes for everybody
25. Whole Smoked Cabbage
26. Stuffed, smoked onions
27. Smoked mushrooms with garlic butter
28. Smoked Queso Dip – Pit Boss recipes
29. Easy Creamy Smoked Whitefish Dip
30. Smoked Tomato Marinara Sauce – Pit Boss recipes you did not expect
How to Start and Season a new Pit Boss Pellet Grill
Pit Boss connoisseurs, this is not new information for you. But for those who have just decided to switch up the old grill for a new pellet smoker, they should know that starting and seasoning it can be a “make it or break it” moment. No stress, right?
How to start the grill for delicious Pit Boss recipes
To start your grill, just follow the next steps:
Put enough pellets in the hopper to fill it up.
Plug in the pellet grill and start it up while keeping the lid all the way open. Then, set the overall temperature dial to “Smoke” and press the Power button to turn it on.
Hold the “Prime” button until you hear the pellets droppings into the firepot. Since the firepot is empty at the beginning, you will clearly hear the sound of pellets dropping in.
Using the Pit Boss pellet grill’s “Prime” feature you make sure that the pellets fill the firepot fast, before the grill times out from being empty for too long. This is a very safe and useful feature, but it can be a bit annoying for those who take their time when starting the grill.
Stop holding the “Prime” button once the pellets have dropped in the firepot. Wait 4-6 minutes with the lid open until you hear the sound of pellets burning. At this point, more smoke is going to start coming out of the pellet grill. This is a good sign and it means that the grill is working as it should.
Close the lid and set a new temperature of 350oF. In about 10-15 minutes the Pit Boss pellet grill will be completely heated.
Use a brush to clean off the grates and prepare the grill for seasoning.
How to season the Pit Boss
If you are the proud new owner of a brand new Pit Boss pellet grill, you should go through the full process of SEASONING it before trying any of those delicious recipes presented above. This process helps with burning and cleaning off the dirt, oils, bacteria, and other toxic leftovers from the manufacturing process, leaving the pellet grill safe and ready to be used for you and your family.
The word “seasoning” has a funny ring when used to describe the process of curing or pre-seasoning a pellet grill and tends to make people imagine a process similar to seasoning a cast-iron skillet. Some very creative people might even think about the process of seasoning a steak. Wouldn’t it be funny? Throwing some salt, pepper and other condiments on the pellet grill to make it taste delicious?
In reality, seasoning a Pit Boss pellet grill is a different process:
Assemble and start the grill.
Turn the temperature up as high as possible, to at least 450oF.
Let the grill run at this temperature for half an hour, with the lid closed. This will burn up any residues or other toxic substances on the interior.
Turn off the grill and leave it plugged for the fan to continue spinning. This will burn off the leftover pellets in the firepot. Once this process is done, the fan will turn off on its own.
Optional: cover the inside of the pellet grill with a very thin layer of a high smoke point oil (such as grapeseed or avocado oils) and repeat steps 1-4. The oil layer will become a protective coating and will protect the grill from rusting. Make sure to use a very small quantity of oil for coating. If it’s dripping, you have exceeded the perfect quantity.
Although some people say that this is the only seasoning you need to do, sometimes you need to clean the grill and reseason it from time to time. Just follow these steps again from the beginning and your Pit Boss pellet grill will as be good as new each and every time.