Roasted beer can chicken

Grilled Beer Can Chicken, Baked Beans & Corn on the Cob

Brew up some major flavor. All it takes is our Chicken Rub, a can of beer, and some Traeger mesquite heat for moist & tender poultry perfection.


4-5lb whole chicken

Chicken rub

1 Can Beer


Tuck the wing tips back and truss the chicken legs together.

Season chicken generously with Traeger Chicken Rub, including the cavity.

Open the can of beer and set the chicken on top of the beer. Make sure all but the bottom 1-1/2” of the beer can is in the cavity of the chicken.

When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

Place chicken on a sheet tray and place directly on the grill grate. Cook for 60-75 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 165℉ in the thickest part of the breast.

Remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.

Baked Beans
Baked Beans

Grilled Baked Beans

by Chef Jason from 5280 Culinary

Looking for a side dish that will have everyone begging for seconds?  Give this baked bean recipe an opportunity to dazzle the family and amaze the neighbors with this side dish on your Traeger (grill).

How To Make Baked Beans On A Traeger (grill)

This recipe is the feel-good hit of the summer, loaded with flavor and has some cool hints of coffee too. Add that wood fired flavor from your pellet grill and you have a perfect side dish.

Yield: 10-12 Servings

Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 – 40 Minutes

Cook Temp: 450˚ – Cook Temp  |  450˚ Finishing Temp


Measure       Ingredient                                                                  Prep Notes      

4 cans           Pinto Beans, 15 oz can                                             Drained, Lightly rinsed

1 pound        Bacon, Applewood, Raw, Thick Sliced                    Rough chopped     

1 tbsp           Garlic, Fresh, Crushed                                                      

1 ea              Pepper, Red Bell                                                         Diced small

1 ea              Pepper, Green Bell                                                     Diced small

1 cup            Sugar, Brown, Dark                                       

1 tbsp           Vanilla Extract                                                            Or paste

½ cup           Maple Syrup                                                            

1 cup            Tomato Puree, Canned                                            

1 cup            High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                

4 tbsp           Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                               

3 tbsp           Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                  

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use

Prep and measure out ingredients as listed above

Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use

Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools

Clean out Traeger (grill) as needed and change drip tray liner

Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets

Set Traeger (grill) to 500˚, hit enter and hit ignite

While Traeger (grill) is heating up – add Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven (without lid)

Once Traeger (grill) reaches temp, proceed as listed below

Open Traeger (grill) lid and add the bacon to the Dutch oven, close the lid and allow bacon to cook / render for 10 minutes

Open the Traeger (grill) lid and stir the bacon, add the garlic and peppers, close the lid and allow garlic, peppers and bacon to cook for 10 minutes.

Open the Traeger (grill) lid and add the beans, sugar, vanilla, syrup, tomato puree, BBQ sauce and spices.  Stir to combine.  Close the lid and cook for 15 minutes

Open the Traeger (grill) lid and carefully stir the beans, take a sample taste (be careful, they are hot) adjust seasoning if needed and sweetness if desired

Continue to cook in 5-minute increments (without Dutch oven lid) until desired thickness is reached

Chef’s Tip:  Beans will thicken by about 10% when cooling

Carefully remove Dutch oven using heat proof gloves and bring into kitchen

Allow to cool for 5 minutes prior to serving

To store beans, cool completely at room temp, place into storage container and cover

Shelf life: 3 days

 Shopping List

Traeger Ironwood 885                                                           Ace SKU – 8030462

Reserve Blend Pellets                                                             Ace SKU – 8015887

Lodge, Cast Iron Dutch Oven 10.25”, 5 qt                       Ace SKU – 6102925

Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                      Ace SKU – 8562043

Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                          Ace SKU – 8059876

High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                      Ace SKU – 8560088

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using any product.

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

You want to make corn, but then you think… shucks, how much silk could corn possibly have?  Funny you should ask, the average ear of corn has 768 kernels, and each kernel has a silk.  That means… A lot of silk.  Here are some tips to make shucking more fun on your Traeger [or standard grill].

Yield: 8 people

Prep time: 5 Minute Prep

Total time: 15-20 Minutes Cook Time


Measure   Ingredient                                           Prep Notes        

8 ea              Corn, on the Cob                             Shucked, soaked                                       

½ tsp           Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                     

½ tsp           Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                   

1ea                Butter Mill                                         From              

Steam In The Husk Directions:

  • Soak ears of corn in cold water for 30 minutes prior to grilling
  • Trim off the silk ends to prevent burning
  • Preheat Traeger [grill] to 400 Degrees – allow to come to full temp before grilling
  • Place the ears of corn on the hot grill with about 2” space in between each cob
  • Turn the ears every 4-5 minutes
  • Total cook time should be around 12-15 minutes
  • Test corn for doneness, peel back the end of the cob, hold the ear using tongs and check a kernel for tenderness. Corn is done when kernels are juicy and tender.
  • Remove the ears from the grill and place onto a cookie sheet
  • Place an ear of corn onto your cutting board and using a sharp chefs knife, trim off the stalk end and the final part of the silk end. This will help the shucking process
  • Using oven or grill gloves, grab the ear of corn and peel back 1 strip of husk
  • Next grab the remaining husk, twist on both ends until loose and then twist all the wab around the cob
  • Pull off the husk and the silk will follow. Any remaining silk will remove easily
  • Season with butter from the Butter Mill and your choice of seasoning
  • Tip – you can also return the shucked corn to the grill to get some final grill color and flavor
    • DO NOT BUTTER if returning to grill

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

Products Used:

  • Oink Rub – 5280 Culinary
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at
  • Rub A Dub – 5280 Culinary
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at