I buy my ground beef in bulk: 10 pounds at a time. To make storage a little easier, I like to turn it all into patties as soon as I get home. After all, hamburger patties are perfect for fitting in those hard-to-fill freezer corners. After a couple of pounds, though, my patties start looking a little haphazard, and I can't guarantee just how well they'll turn out when we actually get around to grilling them.
I like my steak medium rare, but my husband doesn't want one bit of pink in his. I like my barbecue sauce on the mild side, while he likes his super spicy. I don't have any allergies to worry about, but there's a whole list of foods that can't touch his. In the hustle and bustle of making dinner, however, how the heck can I tell the difference between his food and mine?
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With memories of the last All Star game at Yankee Stadium already fading, I consider it my patriotic duty to remind everybody to eat their hot dogs. While I may not have an expressed written consent from MLB to disseminate the accounts and descriptions of the game, I can tell you it is over, and it was long. Now that we have passed the Midsummer Classic, the hot days will start to slowly drift away. Don't forget to carry hot dogs along with you into the turning of the seasons.
'Tis the season for grills and aprons, and though I'm not one to challenge the tried and true methods, when it comes to grilling, there are many ways to get the job done.
Case in point: the Fakircook grill.The name comes from the Indian "fakirs" known for their feats of endurance and magic (most stereotypically for walking on beds of hot coals or nails).
The grill makes chefs go gaga, due in part to its simple design, but mostly attributable to the stellar quality and flavor of the meat that comes off of it. Added bonuses … Read more
It takes a careful eye at the grill, along with a steady hand, to grill up moist chicken or juicy steaks. A good basting during the cooking process can help those flavors along. Most basting brushes don't work too well with a grill, though. Even if I can leave a brush near the grill somewhere safe, it seems that the local wildlife is bound to get interested in whatever I'm using to baste my food. Maybe it's just me, but I'm not too found of basting with a sauce that flies have been diving into.
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Wellbas is touting their water-cooled barbecue system as a new way to keep meat tender, juicy, and healthy. "In this system, water circulates through inside of grid grate and it regulates the temperature of grid, preventing charring meat on the grill." While you may share my hesitation with such a bold antichar statement, it should be noted that over charring food can create carcinogenic compounds. Add that to the fact that, according to Wellbas, overall fat is minimized by allowing it to escape through the uncharred food and it become clear that there is some serious reasoning behind … Read more
If dad's the sort who likes to throw an impromptu barbecue on the beach, but can't responsibly lug his 42-inch Twin Eagles premium grill with searing station to the shore, here's a suitable hibachi replacement: the bucket barbecue.
This "portable barbecue in an old-fashioned fire bucket" is designed by the folks at London-based Suck UK.
It's an homage to the time when firefighters used such buckets to toss water on fires "with their bare hands." The alternate use as a bare-bones grill is a great idea, and a perfect Father's Day … Read more
Tired of the same old marshmallow on a stick routine when you're camping in the woods? Had it with yet another frozen burger off of yet another one of those ubiquitous squat little grills? Well, next time try cooking up a treat with a portable flattop grill. With its retro look, this line from Evo might just be onto something new.
Some people just aren't any good at outdoor cooking. When camping their marshmallow falls into the fire every time. Or you take them to a tailgate and the shish kabob they brought slips through the grate and … Read more
Now that we've reached the midst of the barbecue season, it's time to stoke the coals, find your favorite apron, and if you're like me, go inside because you can't stop sneezing on the steaks. Thanks to hay fever, I end up throwing away more steaks than I eat because nobody likes the salty flavor of mucus as they bite into their filet. Hamilton Beach understands, and the company is here to help with 500 degrees of goodness.
Hamilton Beach showed off the latest way to grill steaks in the comfort of your home at the … Read more