I don’t use my George Foreman grill very often, but it is handy for certain things. I especially like using it for fish (more on that below).
The biggest advantage of this small appliance is that it cooks fast!
Tips for Cooking on a George Foreman Grill
First, watch the cooking times closely. The speedy cooking can lead to dry meat if you aren’t careful. I use the info that came with the grill to guide how long to cook foods. I also set the timer on my stove so that I don’t get busy and overcook the food.
The other big tip I have is to add sauces at the end of the cooking time. Brushing meat with barbecue sauce before cooking causes the sauce to burn. Not the taste I want. Instead, I cook the meat and then add the sauce after taking it from the grill.
What to Cook on a George Foreman Grill
One of my favorite things to make on my grill is fish. I usually use salmon or tilapia. Only 5-6 minutes of cooking time makes this a quick meal. Sprinkle the fish with lemon pepper or any seasoning you like before grilling.
Using an indoor grill for hamburgers isn’t as good as grilling them outside, but it’s easy and it works for winter. You can go for a classic burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard (mmmmm!).
But there are other ways to serve hamburgers. Try serving them on a plate topped with onions. I especially like Red Wine Onions with hamburgers. Or try them topped with gravy, poor man’s steak style.
3. Pork chops, chicken, steak
My mom swears that pork chops cooked on a George Foreman grill taste fantastic. I’ve yet to try it myself. But I do cook boneless chicken tenders on it sometimes. I almost always have chicken tenders in the freezer and this is a fast way to prepare them. Sprinkle on seasoning, grill and then dip in BBQ sauce.
Use the George Foreman like a panini press. I love the toasty bread and melty cheese of a panini.
You can also turn your grilled cheese sandwich into croutons for Homemade Tomato Soup.
Choosing a George Foreman or other electric indoor grill
If you’ve already got one of these appliances in your kitchen, no need to buy another. Just get it out and use it!
But if you think you’d like one, there a are a few to choose from.
I recommend getting a large size, especially if your family is large. I usually need to do several batches of fish or burgers on mine, even though it’s a large grill.
I also recommend removable cooking plates. This makes clean up a lot easier.
This is the grill I have, but mine is white.
I really like the looks of this Cuisinart Grill. The plates are removable and reversible, so you can flip them to have a flat side. The grill also opens up wide to make two grilling areas. And you can buy waffle plates for it. It’s on sale right now too, but this one is still an investment.
I’d love to know how you use your George Foreman or indoor grill. Leave a comment to share. And if you’re interested in seeing more recipes using this appliance, let me know that too!
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