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Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon
Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon


Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon, our thanks to Chef Michael Smith for this idea! It’s an awesome side dish, but would work well as a main dish. We used two whole pounds of fresh bacon combined with Ken’s smoked cheddar cheese, sliced potatoes, onions and garlic. We seasoned it to perfection with “Swimmin’ in Smoke Boo Yah Beef” and coarse grind black pepper. I think except for adult beverages we’ve covered all our favorite food groups. The smell of smoking bacon will cover your neighborhood give everyone lots of hungry and happy thoughts…

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

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Backyard BBQ
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2-2 ½ hours at 350 Degrees (177c)
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Green Mountain’s Gourmet Blend BBQ Pellets

Ingredients: Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon

  • 2lbs. fresh bacon
  • 2 extra large russet baking potatoes (about 2lbs.), sliced thin
  • 2 medium sweet onions, sliced thin
  • 1 cup fresh garlic, chopped small
  • 2lbs. smoked cheddar cheese, shredded (Our Recipe)
  • Swimmin’ in Smoke Boo Yah Beef Seasoning, to taste
  • Coarse grind black pepper, to taste

Backyard BBQ
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon

Get your potatoes, onions and garlic to together and sliced. I like a rough chop on the garlic, but you can do this however you like or even leave it out if you’re not a garlic fan. Use an oven safe pie plate, pot/pan or cast iron skillet spray with oil and line with parchment paper. (See Video) Line pan with bacon starting at the center of the pan and draping the bacon over the side. (See Video) Offset each slice of bacon or you end up with a big pile in the middle of your pan.

Layer the potatoes on top of the bacon, then onions, garlic and cheese. Repeat until you get to the top. Then, on each layer start holding back for the edge as you build it up. Keep in mind that it will cook down so pile it high.

When you have all your layers in bring the bacon up working around covering the top. The bacon will curl while cooking so put a heavy lid on top to hold it in place. (See Video) You are now ready for the grill for 2 ½ hours at 350 degrees (177c). Remove cover the last 30 minutes to brown the bacon.

I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temperatures.

Backyard BBQ
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Potato Tart, Bacon
Our Ingredients


Potato Tart, Bacon
Do a Rough Chop on the Garlic


Potato Tart, Bacon
Line Pan with Bacon


Potato Tart, Bacon
Layer the Potatoes, Onions, Garlic and Cheese


Potato Tart, Bacon
Add Lots of Cheese on Each Layer

Backyard BBQ
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Potato Tart, Bacon
Bring the Bacon Up Over the Top


Potato Tart
Place a Lid on Top, Then Onto the Grill


Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Backyard BBQ
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon
Lookin Good

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time.

It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Green Mountain grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels.

Do this for 2 ½ hours at 350* (177c) and put it on a cookie sheet when doing this in your oven because of all the bacon dripping will make a mess in your oven.

Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon
Let’s Eat!!!

Backyard BBQ
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Uuni Wood Fired Pizza Oven, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can do our recipes on any grill, even some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti

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    Derrill Guidry

    I am definitely going to try this soon…just WOW!

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