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Tips to get the best sear on your Traeger grill.

Did you know that an effective sear happens when the cooking surface is between 300°F and 500°F? While many people believe a grill needs to be over 500°F to get that caramelized crust on your meat, temperatures higher can result in dry food. 

Our favorite way to get a good sear is is with our reverse sear method -- smoking your meat to about 15°F under your desired doneness level, removing from heat while you crank up your grill's temperature, and then finishing to doneness on your hot Traeger.

  1. Insert a cast iron grate or pan into your Traeger grill. 
  2. Set your grill to 180 degrees.
  3. Smoke your meat until it is about 15°F below your desired doneness level, roughly an hour.
  4. Remove your meat from the grill.
  5. Turn your grill to HIGH, 450°F or 500°F, depending on your model.
  6. Mix 2-3 pats of butter, smashed garlic, rosemary and thyme.
  7. Once your grill heats up, place the meat back into your cast iron grate or pan.
  8. Sear your meat for about 3.5-4 minutes on each side, basting the meat with the butter mixture, until it reaches your desired internal temperature.
  9. Pull your steak off the grill and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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