Today we are attempting to cook store bought biscuits directly on a gas grill. They will be placed directly on the grates and no pan or griddle will be used. Will it work or will it fail? Watch the video below to see.
Cooking bacon on a gas grill is not something you normally would want to try and usually should not try. The grease coming off the bacon is asking for huge flare ups and potentially a dangerous situation with fire. With one of our high end Fire Magic Grills that we carry we wanted to try and cook a pack of bacon on it.
Fire Magic is known for a great grease management system that helps limit the flare ups. If you do cook bacon on a grill you are going to want to be very careful and will need to watch it. Below is a video of the bacon cooking on the Fire Magic grill.
Today we are attempting to bake a cake on a grill. Yes, that is correct bake a cake. To make it even more interesting we decided to take a regular chocolate cake mix and omit the eggs and oil. We did this by using roughly 12oz. of diet coke. Now to find out if it worked. Watch the below video and see!
So the answer is yes, you can bake a cake on the grill. On top of that you can also bake a cake on the grill without oil and eggs! The flavor was still very good and you only had a slight hint at pop, but not much.
Today we took on the Bacon Explosion. This was created by the people over at BBQ Addicts. This took off on the internet several years ago when they created it and I have always wanted to try it. Finally the day has come and I get to make this and try it out. I headed over to the BBQ Addicts blog and got the recipe.
This was a fun recipe to make. Most people cringe when you tell them what your making and don’t think they would like it. Most people were surprised with the taste. It was really good, but definitely had a lot more sausage taste than I expected.
If you are feeling really adventurous take a Krispy Kreme donut, slice it in half and use it as a bun for the bacon explosion. We tried it here and surprisingly it was really good.
First you will want to take your chicken breasts and put them in a Ziploc bag and cover them with Italian dressing. If you can do this 24 hours before cooking them on the grill. If you do you will get some great tasting and very tender chicken breasts.
Before you start cooking everything on the grill you will need to do some prep.
Bell Peppers, Mushrooms & Corn
Cut the peppers in half and remove the core and seeds from inside each of the halves. You will want to shuck the corn and the mushrooms will not need any cutting.
Once all the veggies are cut you will want to brush them with some oil and then flavor them with salt and pepper. Once this is done you can set them off to the side.
Today we will be cooking up some prime rib, bacon wrapped asparagus and grilled pineapple. This is the first food that we have cooked that has used a rotisserie. The prime rib cooks up great on a rotisserie. You don’t have to use a rotisserie and if you don’t you will need to manually flip it and cook it at a lower temperature since it will be on one side a lot longer.
Prime Rib is actually a pretty simple piece of meat to cook. It does not need a marinade or any complicated spices to bring out flavor. When looking for a prime rib to cook make sure it still has the bones attached. This will give the meat a lot more flavor if the bones are not attached when cooking. Before putting the prime rib on the grill add some salt and pepper as seasoning. This is all you need.
Cooking time will depend on how big of a piece of meat you got and how “done” you want your meat. Cooking time is roughly 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees. You will want to check the internal temperature as it gets close to being done. You want to shoot for about a 140 degree internal temperature. This will give you a medium-rare/medium piece of meat. You don’t want it to be brown inside you want that nice pink middle.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus has great flavor and a great way to get people to try asparagus if they have never tried it before and it is easy to cook. This is what got me to realize I actually like asparagus. Who knew?
Take your asparagus spear and season if you would like with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap the asparagus in a piece of bacon. Do this for as many as you want to cook. Once done place them on the grill and let cook for roughly 10-12 minutes on medium low heat or until the bacon has reached your desired “doneness”.
Grilled Pineapple is another simple thing to cook on the grill that comes out looking good and tastes even better. For this you will want a fresh pineapple. Cut the outside off, core it and cut it into roughly 1 inch rings. Place these on a medium-high heat grill. Cook them on each side for 3-5 minutes or until heated through and grill marks appear. As we cooked ours we added honey on some and teriyaki sauce on others as they were cooking. You can experiment with many different flavors here.
Today we will be showing you an easy way to spice up your burgers and customize them to anyone’s taste! Burgers are always a staple for everyone every grilling season. Sometimes they can get old if you just eat the same boring hamburger patty every meal. This simple recipe will give you options all grilling season long and who knows you might not repeat the same burger again!
These burgers turn out great and the possibilities are endless on what to put inside and tastes. This has definitely become on of my favorites now. Super easy to do and great taste.
Bonus Side: Steak Fries
A great side for this is grilled steak fries. This is also an easy recipe to do. These are a lot healthier than the alternative deep fried fry, but still taste great.
For this weeks recipe Friday I will be sharing with you a steak marinade I discovered several years ago. Ever since I tried it I use it on every steak I cook. If you use the salt trick on cheap steak that I posted earlier this week and then marinate them in this marinade overnight you may just never go back to buying an expensive steak again.
This is a very simple and quick marinade, but has given me some of the best flavor I have ever had from a steak. I have marinated steaks in these from only an hour up to a full 24 hours. The best flavor always came from letting it sit overnight.
A couple days ago I showed you how to take a cheap steak and turn it into a high quality prime steak. Everyone has their opinions on what is their favorite steak or what is the best steak. Today I wan to start a poll to find out what really is the most common “favorite” steak around. Once enough data is gathered I will work on a post for a recipe cooking this steak to perfection.
It’s Monday again, the weekend is over and it is back to work. Make your Monday better by going out and buying some cheap steaks and turn them into a quality steak for dinner tonight. A good meal always makes a Monday better. If you like steak and eat it a lot this is a great cost saving measure.
Go out and buy your typical grocery store steak. The ones that usually range in price from $4-$7. Nothing from behind the counter, no filet or quality prime meat needed. Also pick up some kosher salt if you don’t already have it at home.
What happens is the salt breaks down the protein cells in the meat. Instead of being very tough and tight they loosen and help the meat hold its flavor better. There is more science behind this, but all you really need to know is that it works and works well.