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10 Things Everyone Should Know How To Grill

If you are new to grilling or using a barbecue, it’s understandable to be a little nervous around such a powerful cooking machine. However, Napoleon has built their grills to be as versatile as the ones who use them. You don’t have to be at a master chef level to make the most of your barbecue, though; there are at least ten things everyone who owns a barbecue should know how to grill.


1) A Big Juicy Burger

Burgers are a barbecue staple. They are easy to make and delicious to boot. Making a delicious burger is as easy as meat, seasoning, and flames. You don’t have to stick to just beef in your burgers either. Try mixing up your meats for delicious results.

For the best-looking results, use Napoleon’s Gourmet Burger Press Kit to press perfect patties.

Try this BBQ Recipe for Eggs Benedict Burgers

top with hollandaise


2) Grilled Chicken

Chicken is a light and easy staple that everyone should know how to cook. It doesn’t have to be bland at all. With the addition of a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to turn some plain ol’ chicken into a delicious meal.

Have you cooked these Maple Garlic Chicken Thighs on your BBQ yet?



3) Roast Chicken

Roasting chicken is far different from just grilling it. Roasting a chicken, or any other poultry for that matter has always been something that fills many an aspiring chef with dread. What if I told you that it’s actually one of the easiest things you can make on the grill? Whether you use a Napoleon rotisserie kit, or a technique called Spatchcocking, roast chicken on the BBQ will yield rocking results if you follow one of these recipes.


4) Steak

Everyone should know how to grill the perfect steak. It isn’t as difficult as you may think. There are a couple of techniques that will render perfect results. Here are two video techniques that will have you mastering the fine art of grilling the perfect steak in no time.

Try grilling up the king of steaks with this Tomahawk Steak Recipe!



5) Fish

One can’t subside on chicken and steak alone. Throw a little variety into your diet and budding barbecue skills by trying your hand at cooking fish on the grill. Try one of these three simple fish recipes for the BBQ and expand your taste buds and your horizons.


6) Pork Chops

Pork chops aren't always forgiving. They cook quickly, but when done right, pork chops provide a delicious meal for more than one. Prepare savory style, or make things sweet, pork chops love being on the grill. The secret is to keep an eye on them and use a meat thermometer. 

This BBQed Tandoori Pork will bring out your inner adventurer!

grilled pita


7) Roasted Vegetables

You can’t have a good meal without adding vegetables as a side. Barbecuing your vegetables while you prepare a meal on the grill is an easy way to ensure that you use fewer dishes, and help you to become a better barbecuer because your attention won’t be divided between what you are cooking elsewhere; it will all be right there on the grill.


8) The Perfect Side Dish

Every good barbecue has a delicious side dish. When you think of a summer barbecue potato salad immediately springs to mind. We have a few recipes up our sleeves that will win you extra chef-points if you serve them with a meal that you grilled.


9) One Good Rib Recipe

Any good barbecuer needs at least one good recipe for ribs. Our One Hour Maple Bourbon Ribs are easy to prepare and doesn’t take nearly as long as most rib recipes. Wow everyone, you serve with this staple of a BBQ recipe.

Try this fast and easy BBQ Rib Recipe the next time you have a craving.



10) Dessert

It may come as a surprise, although if you mastered the previous recipes – perhaps not, but you can grill dessert. Yes. Dessert. On the grill. Keep things simple by using fruit or go from scratch and make your own Barbecue Brownies. However you do it, you will impress others and your own taste buds if you make dessert on the barbecue.

Honestly, I love all of our dessert recipes and it was too hard to choose. Pick your favorite BBQ Dessert recipe and make it yours!

Sweet but not too sweet ice cream


Each recipe listed above is an option that will be easy to master. Once you are comfortable making a dish you can begin to experiment with other BBQ Recipes, becoming the backyard chef you have always dreamed of being. Which of these ten things you should know how to grill will you learn how to cook first?

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