Fall is here! Now that temps are going down, it’s a great time to add some seasonal favorites to your recipe rotation. Enjoy those crisp evenings as you throw some simple recipes on your recteq wood pellet grill. We have so many flavors that are perfect to head into the busy Autumn season. Relying on in-season produce and our own recteq Rubs for the tastes you crave, this collection of fall recipes will get you in the mood for Autumn.
Between football games and Halloween drop-ins, it’s a busy time to entertain. We have some simple appetizer ideas that are absolutely perfect for this season. First up, our Bruschetta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Although fall may not technically be mushroom season, the rich flavors from garlic and our Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub blended with spinach and cheese makes the perfect people-pleasing party staple. We also have to give a shout out to Jody’s Cheesy Bacon Beer Bread, the perfect addition to cozy fall dinners, and an absolute must-have for soup night. Anytime you are at a loss, smoke up a batch of Loaded Potato Bites. With bacon, cheddar, sour cream, and savory herbs from the Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub, they are the obvious answer to any fall menu questions you might have. Want more great tastes? Check out our entire Appetizer section for lots of tasty ideas to share year-round.
Of course, most of our Sides are perfect any time of year, and we know cravings know no seasons (whip up a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner in Spring and we bet your family will still get on board despite the unusual timing). Looking for a savory side perfect for chilly evenings at home? Try our Southern Smoked Cornbread Cakes or Smoked Garlic Bread. For a down-home taste straight from your childhood, cook up a quick batch of Green Bean Casserole. Brussels Sprouts are also in season, so be sure to try our Kung Pow Brussels Sprouts, teeming with flavor from Jody’s Asian Persuasion Rub, sriracha, and ginger. If that’s a little too green for you, go for Sweet Potato Casserole, which is so delicious, it’s practically a dessert.
You can’t get more autumnal than smoky entrees from your recteq grill. Where do we start? Smoked Shepherd’s Pie combines savory lamb, rosemary, and garlic topped with traditional mashed potatoes with parmesan cheese for an amazing one-dish meal. Sausage and beef Smokehaus Meatloaf is a classic and pairs well with your favorite fall lager and our savory Smoked Scalloped Potatoes. Looking for a stew to warm you up? Try Irish Beef & Oatmeal Stew with brisket, Ben’s Heffer Dust, tomatoes, garlic, and steel-cut oats. Looking for a delicious dish with impressive presentation? Try our Savory Stuffed Cornish Game Hens; with a premade stuffing mix, Granny Smitch Apples, mushrooms, and Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub, it will make for an unforgettable spread.
With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s a great time to practice for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. If that means you have to taste-test a few desserts in your quest to build the perfect holiday menu….it’s all for a good cause, right? There are so many delicious options for this category, it’s hard to know where to start, but you can’t go wrong with Pecan Stuffed Apples; the delicious flavors of cinnamon, pecans, cranberries, and dark rum make this recipe irresistible. Another top recommendation is Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie made with pure vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon and a surprise ingredient: bacon from your recteq. Smoked Pumpkin Pie isn’t just for the big meal on Thanksgiving Day, it’s a great way to celebrate throughout the season. For a sweet breakfast treat, bake up a batch of Zucchini Bread, full of fresh zucchini, walnuts, raisins, and a dash of ginger.
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