Barbecue season has arrived at last! It’s time to fire up your grill and cook up some mouth-watering recipes. In honor of National BBQ Month, we’re sharing three easy grilling ideas you can try for your backyard cookout this weekend. These tips can help save you time and money, so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying the company of your friends and family.
Spice Up Your Summer Recipes with Seasonings
From burgers and chicken to ribs and pork chops, you can find every seasoning under the sun for just $1 at Dollar Tree… paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper, brown sugar, ground mustard, coriander, thyme, and the list goes on! Simply mix up your favorite rub recipe, then store it in a sealable container or an empty salt shaker to have on hand for the rest of the summer.
Try This Dry Rub Recipe!
- 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Paprika
- 1 Teaspoons Chili Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
Put an End to Shriveled Up Burgers
Tired of burgers shrinking on the grill or cooking unevenly? Prepare your hamburger meat by hand by flattening them into patties. Before throwing them on the grill, use your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon to poke a shallow hole in the top center of each patty. This simple trick helps your burgers cook faster and ensures they cook through evenly… and don’t worry, the hole disappears as you grill!
Use Aluminum Foil to Clean Your Grill
If you don’t have a grill brush on hand or if your grates need an extra scrub-down, aluminum foil can work wonders! Plus, you probably already have this affordable kitchen essential on hand. After cooking, turn the heat off and let the grill cool down. Then ball up aluminum foil with your hands and rub it across the grates to scrub off any caked-on residue. Then wipe the racks down with a wet sponge to get your grill like new again.
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