You’ve crowned yourself as Master of the Grill and with that title comes mighty big responsibilities.
Sure, you might be known for your treasured favorites: ribs, steaks and chicken (when you run out of ribs and steak). But even The Master needs to mix it up a little.
Here are our best BBQ tips and a few Southern-inspired recipes to add to the menu at your next get-together.
Tip #1: Keep your grill clean.
Keeping your grill clean allows the heat to transfer better and prevents the flames from flaring up. The best way to start with a clean grill? Finish with a clean grill.
Strike when the grill is hot. It’s a heck of a lot easier to clean, so pull out the grill brush and give it a scrub or two.
Tip #2: Be patient and wait for the heat.
We know, we know! You can’t wait to hear the silence that follows the first bite of a truly delicious burger, but if you throw the meat on before the grates have had time to get hot, it’s gonna make all of that perfectly seasoned meat stick.
And remember, as soon as you start adding items to the grill, they’re going to absorb some of that heat and cool down the grill, so start hot!
Tip #3: Don’t play with your food.
No, really. Stop flipping, pressing and poking your food. What gives most foods you grill, like these Stuffed Pork Chop Pork Rind Bombs, so much flavor is the caramelization that takes place when the they are seared and left alone.
Tip #4: Don’t walk away.
Or you’ll be running to the store for more food. Yes, we know you’re a busy cook, but we also know you’ll get hung up chopping veggies or digging for a cold one in the back of the refrigerator and that’s when all Hades breaks out with the flames.
Tip #5: Mix it up.
Everyone loves your famous ribs, but don’t forget to add a little variety. Start with easy burgers and add a unique twist, like mixing in Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. Or add different sides that can be prepared ahead of time.
Need to add a little something to your usual BBQ menu? We’ve got your back here.
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Posted on: July 20th, 2016 | By: Southern Recipe