05 Jul

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

By Kansas City Steak Company Tags : grilling,  recipes 

Are your go-to grilling ideas for dinner feeling a little worn out? Are you tired of using the same recipes week after week? 

Don’t be embarrassed, anyone can become a little jaded over time. We won’t hold it against you. As they say, variety is the spice of life, so we’re here to serve up some fresh grilling ideas sure to break you out of your grilling rut!

1. Pizza

Yep, that’s right; everyone’s preferred pie is practically perfect for grilling! The trick to incredible grilled pizza lies in even heat and just the right amount of toppings. It is possible to grill your pizza on a pizza stone, but we prefer to grill directly on the grate.

Before you place your pizza dough on the grate, brush the grate itself with a little olive oil, as well as the side of the dough you plan to place on the grill first. Place your dough across the grate, being very careful not to touch the hot grill. The pizza dough will immediately begin to bubble and crisp up. When the bottom of the pizza crust is a golden brown, quickly brush the top of the dough with a little olive oil, then turn the crust over.

Lightly brush the pizza crust with olive oil, then add your pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Be careful not to overload the crust. The last thing you want is all that delicious melty goodness feeding your fire! Close the lid of your grill to cook, checking frequently. You’ll know it’s time to pull your pie off the grill when the cheese melts!

Everyone has their favorite pizza topping, but we’ve rounded up a few fresh grilling ideas for dinner – and your summer pizza-grilling pleasure:

2. Pasta

This may be one of the last things you might think to grill, but trust us; it’s worth a try! Grilled pasta eliminates the majority of the mess we usually associate with anything noodle and sauce-related, and opens up your dinner menu options when the heat makes you want to do…pretty much anything rather than turn on your oven.

Most easy grilling recipes for pasta involve using either a perforated pan or a foil packet, so make sure to take stock of what you need if you plan to try one of these grilled pasta recipes for dinner tonight!

3. Breakfast

We know, we know. You whip out the grill at nearly every occasion – we get it. But we’re your go-to Grill Masters, remember? Did you think we wouldn’t examine the possibility that the grill may deserve a little spotlight for its morning practicality, too?

We’ll save you the time; the answer is yes, it does.

If we’re being honest, breakfast was practically designed to be cooked on the grill. Delicious bacon, melted cheese and fluffy campfire eggs wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled to perfection, grilled fruit skewers, grilled donuts…

Jump-start your morning grill game with one of these mouthwatering breakfast grilling ideas:

4. Salad

You can grill salad! If there is anything that says “summer” more than a fresh, delicious salad, it might be grilled salad. Backyard barbecues across America will benefit from an infusion of fresh and healthy salad options like any of these easy grilling recipes to balance the traditionally meat-heavy menu.

5. Dessert

S’mores aren’t the only sweets being cooked outdoors tonight, and dessert lovers everywhere rejoice at the prospect of a more complex fire-grilled flavor profile! We’re rounding out today’s lesson on 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Grill with a nod to everyone’s favorite after dinner treat: dessert. Kick off your debut dessert-grilling dance with one of these sweet grilling ideas: