July is National Grilling Month so now’s a great time to crank up the old grill and enjoy the warm summer weather. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of the summer grilling months.
The Three-Ingredient Burger
Burgers are a staple for grilling all summer long. They’re simple, they’re tasty and everybody loves them. By utilizing three ingredients you can create a lot of different flavor profiles. Here are a few ideas:
- Splash of soy sauce + sprinkle of fresh or dried basil + crushed garlic clove
- Squeeze of ketchup + hefty sprinkle of seasoned salt + splash of soy sauce
- Loads of sautéed onions + fresh parsley + kosher salt
- Diced raw onion + teriyaki sauce + dried mushroom powder
Have a Hot Dog Bar!
The great thing about hot dogs are potential toppings, from the classic to the unique. So next time you’re going to grill up some hot dogs, create a build-your-own hot dog bar with everything from onions and cheese to mushroom and diced jalapenos.
Make Your Own BBQ Sauce
Sure, there is shelf after shelf of BBQ sauce in the grocery store – and that’s exactly why you should make your own. While most start with a tomato, vinegar and mustard base, the options are endless when it comes to BBQ flavors. Some start with coffee; others include whiskey. Search online for recipes then customize them to make them your own.