Spending time with family and friends is much better when you share a good meal. Creating something on the grill is one of the best options for food everyone will love. But are you tired of the same old hamburgers and hotdogs every time you get out your grill? While these go staples might be great, there are so many ways you can upgrade your outdoor BBQ experience for yourself, family, and friends.
Whether you need to have some vegetarian-friendly options for people you know or just want to try some new ways to cook meat, you can mix up your BBQ nights. Whether you tend to cook on a large grill or want to BBQ inside your own house, here are some ways to improve your BBQ nights by trying new foods or creating a better ambiance.
- Incorporate Vegetables
You may know someone who doesn’t eat meat, or certain kinds of meat, for various reasons. Or, maybe you want to incorporate some vegetables into your BBQ nights for variety and health. Learning to grill vegetables in a way that tastes delicious, not boring, is a great way to do this. There are many vegetarian grilling recipes to look up. So, depending on your taste, you can use simple seasonings and herbs to grill vegetables or go a little fancier with options like tofu.
- Upgrade Your BBQ Equipment
While making delicious BBQ food even inside or on an older grill is possible, it can be harder to get the perfect char. The kind of BBQ grill you have does make a difference, so if you really want to up your game and impress everyone, consider investing in a new option. A great way to blend BBQing as a cooking art with entertaining your loved ones is to get a BBQ grill island. This setup makes it easy to have all your cooking gear on hand, so you have all the space you need to get a meal together.
- Clean The Grill
While some people might swear by the flavor that an uncleaned grill adds, it’s really not worth the safety risk. To make delicious food while keeping your grill in good condition, you want to clean it before and after each use. Also, to keep the risk of fire concerns lower, make sure to keep a spray water bottle on hand.
- Try New Meat Recipes
To break away from hot dogs and hamburgers, try looking up new recipes, including how to incorporate dry rubs and marinades, from pork chops to steak, and much more. Another fun idea is to try cooking leaner meats for lighter options, like chicken breasts.
- Let Your BBQ Meat Sit
If you want any meat you BBQ to taste as good as possible, it’s recommended to let the food rest. This step doesn’t take too long, but if you let it sit for about 15 minutes before serving, the flavors will distribute more evenly. Of course, you don’t want to let things get cold, so be sure to keep the food covered in the meantime. Everyone will be impressed with the strength of the different flavors!
Do you have any of your own BBQ tips for the perfect meal? What are your favorite recipes for grilling? Share them below!
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