If you love to cook, the grill is basically your second kitchen in the summertime. Few things are better than enjoying a perfectly roasted steak or a juicy burger on a warm summer night. But if you thought you could only cook meats on the BBQ and flavor them with boring old hickory sauce, you need to step up your grill game. Check out the 18 ways to hack your outdoor appliance below, and start getting serious about your searing!
1. Pizza isn”t traditional barbecue fare, but it can be cooked on a grill for a smokey flavor.
2. You can throw sandwiches on the grill, too.
3. Instead of lighting the entire grill, light only half of it. Then you”ll have one side for cooking meat, and one side for keeping it warm while you finish up.
4. Not sure if you”re low on propane? You can check that using a warm glass of water.
5. Clean your grill by giving it a coffee bath.
6. Or you can clean your grill with an onion. The oils will help break up grease and give your food more flavor.
7. Cook meat on the grill with your favorite herbs to give it a unique flavor.
8. These grilled banana marshmallow treats are making my mouth water.
9. Marshmallows and strawberries on skewers are a tasty dessert option, too.
10. Cover your grill in olive oil and balsamic vinegar to flavor meat and keep residue from sticking.
11. Satisfy your vegetarian guests by grilling mushrooms and zucchini in tinfoil pockets.
12. Add handles to your grill for easy cleanup.
13. Add spices for a dry rub to a large jar. Throw in your meat, give it a shake, and it”s ready for the grill.
14. You can make sweet barbecue sauce with Dr. Pepper soda.
15. Keep condiments organized and mess-free with a muffin tin.
16. If your grill is looking old and rusty, make it look new again with a coat of special barbecue paint.
17. Chicken will cook evenly if you spread it out flat using a brick.
18. Spiral cut your hot dogs so the flavor really seeps in.
These hacks made me so hungry! My mouth is watering for a juicy grilled chicken breast right now. I want to try coating my grill in balsamic vinegar and olive oil the next time I throw a get-together. Which of these grill hacks struck your fancy?
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