UltimateFoodie Podcast – Fall and Winter Grilling Tips with Mr. Barbecue

I got the chance to sit down yesterday for a chat with one of our favorite guests, Bruce Bjorkman of Traeger Grills and host of Cookin’ Outdoors with Mr BBQ on 750 KXXL Radio in Portland.

We talked about all kinds of topics and even talked some recipes, but spent the most time on some tips on how you can keep on Grillin’ through the fall and winter months.

Bruce shared a great recipe for Grilled Marinaded Pork Chops that I am going to try out this week.

Bruce’s Bad Ass Grilled Pork Chops
1/2-1 cup of soy sauce (depending on how many chops you have)
1/4-1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup stone ground mustard
1/2 cup pureed pineapple chunks

Mix all of it together until it’s all smooth. Put pork chops into a zip lock bag. Add marinade, marinate for 2 hours in the fridge, turning over once.

Grill on high until done-approximately 12 min/side @ 1″ thickness.

Bruce gave some awesome tips on fall/winter grilling as well including some tips on modifying your grilling time for cold weather conditions (under 45 degrees) where he suggested adding 20 minutes of cooking time at 350 degrees per 5 degrees (F) under 45.

He suggested as well some good strategies for avoiding heat loss in your grill including using a bowl of hot water on the grill to maintain ambient heat, using bricks in the bottom of your grill (gas and Traeger’s especially) and using foiled insulation blankets from the hardware store to insulate the outside of your cooker.

The interview is in 2 pieces due to some technical weirdness … enjoy.

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Part 2:

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