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Chilly weather is no reason to avoid the grill, check out these ideas

Hearty, warming recipes help transition your cookout from the summer into the crisp, fall weather (think stick-to-your-ribs recipes like stews, grilled meats and braised dishes). Fall favorites like baked beans, macaroni and cheese and corn bread make a great accompaniment for meaty main dishes.

What’s best to grill during the fall season?

Some of the best things to grill during the chillier fall season include

  • Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Apple-Radish Vinaigrette. …
  • Grill-Baked Potatoes with Chive Butter. …
  • Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops. …
  • Grilled Butternut Squash with Shallot Vinaigrette. …
  • Sweet-and-Spicy Grilled Beef Short Ribs.

As temperatures drop , you have to be mindful of how often you open your grill’s lid. Cold air rushing inside will quickly lower your cooking temperature and increase the risk of burning food

Grill Smarter, Not Longer

Use these fall grilling tips to take your fall cookouts from tasty to phenomenal.

“Opening the grill’s lid lets heat and smoke escape,” says Chef John Coletta, owner of Johnny’s Grill in Fairfax, Calif., and author of “Grill Rigs.’  Coletta suggests minimizing grill openings to help control heat. This is especially important when cooking fall favorites like meaty stews. 

“Meat braised over low indirect heat takes longer to cook than seared meats placed directly over high direct heat,” Coletta says. “Building a two-zone fire helps you sear the outside quickly without overcooking the inside.”

Place all your fall favorites on the cooler side of the grill to help moderate internal temperatures.  To build an even lower temperature fire, push coals against one side or bank them for indirect grilling. Place fall favorites on the side without coals.

Coletta’s fall recipe for grilled beef stew goes well with fall vegetables like baked beans, roasted sweet potatoes and green beans.  For a list of great recipes to check out during the fall, click here.

If you are looking for more ideas, visit us at SDBBQ.  We have all of the experience and tools necessary to make your next BBQ great!  We can also repair or rehabilitate an existing grill.

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