5 Grilling Hacks To Up Your BBQ Game
The hummingbirds are back, the bird feeders are full, the days are getting longer and all of that means…. grillin’ season is back, baby! Sweet tea and burgers on the grill, life doesn’t get much sweeter, unless you know some great grilling hacks to help you up your BBQ game. Luckily we’ve got your back. Before you head out to fire up the grill, take a peek at some of these helpful grilling hacks.
- Get Juicier Burger With Ice Chips or Butter– The best burgers are the ones that are tender, juicy, and full of flavor. If you want to wow your guest’s with a burger that drips down their arm, add a pat of butter or a spoon full of ice chips to the top of the burger patty. Grill the patty and allow the butter or ice chips melt before you flip to grill on the second side. You won’t believe how juicy this little tip will get your burgers. Yum!
- Use Muffin Tins To House Condiments- Pulling out all the different condiments and toppings for burgers, dogs, and brats can be a real pain. figuring out where to house them and having them sit out during your BBQ is a hassle. Using a muffin tin lined with decorative muffin cups is the perfect solution. Fill each muffin cup with a different topping. Then when the BBQ is over, throw the wrappers in the trash and voila you are done. So easy!
- Use Disposable Pans to Grill Veggies- Love the taste of grilled veggies, but struggle with them falling between the cracks? Disposable pans make grilling veggies a breeze. Chop your veggies and load them up in the disposable pan. Add in plenty of salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and grill for 15-20 minutes. Your veggies will come out perfectly steamed and no need to do dishes.
- Keep a Spray Bottle of Apple Juice With You When You Grill– This tip is especially good if you are grilling pork. A spray bottle of 100% pure apple juice will help you get better color and tenderness in your meat. No more dry pork chops. As you are cooking, periodically spray your meat down with the juice. Don’t overdo it and you will get very tasty results.
- A little Prep Goes A Long Way- Brining, marinating, or even poaching your meat before it goes on the grill, will go a long way towards helping you get the most flavor, with the least amount of work. Brining your meat is a great way to keep white meat moist and tender. This works especially well on chicken and turkey. Soak your meat in a bath of salty water mixed with sugar, citrus (lemons and oranges), and spices. Let the meat soak in the bath for an hour before you put it on the grill. Delicious! Marinating is great for some of your tougher cuts of steak. Combine soy sauce, white wine vinegar, maple syrup, and a little bit of brown sugar for a delicious marinade. If you are cooking sausage or brats on the grill, consider poaching them for a few minutes before grilling them. This will help keep them from loosing all of their juices over the flames.
These tips will help you produce food that is full of flavor with ease. Now off you go to be the master of your grill. Enjoy!!!