Outdoor Grilling Guide
How to Grill Everything
Learn the essentials of grilling success
with the ultimate recipes for cookout classics
and fresh new ideas for cooking with fire.
Mastering the Classics on the Grill
How to Grill the Perfect Burger
Pick the Right Meat
The fat-to-lean ratio of the meat is critical for
a juicy burger; equal parts ground chuck and ground sirloin deliver the best balance.
Before grilling, make
an indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb. This prevents patties from puffing up as they cook.
Never press down on a burger with a spatula when it is on the grill; all that does is push out all the flavorful juices.
How to Grill Great Steaks
Trim off most of the external fat before grilling; it can cause flare-ups on the grill. (For extra flavor,
use trimmings to grease grill grates.)
Take Your Turn
Grill over high, direct heat and only turn steaks once during cooking – when the meat has a good sear
it will release easily from the grates.
Let it Rest
After grilling, steaks should rest for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness, to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
How to Grill a Pork Chop
Chops that are ¾ to 1-inch thick work best on the grill because they won’t overcook. Bone-in ones have the most flavor.
Pork chops are always at risk for overcooking and becoming tough, but a brine helps keeps meat moist even if you leave it on the grill for too long.
Handle the Heat
Set up your grill for indirect grilling so you can sear chops over high heat, but then finish them slowly over indirect heat.
New Ideas for Summer Grilling
Learn how to cook
homemade pizza on the grill.
Grilling Rotisserie Chicken
Get the juiciest grilled
chicken ever with a rotisserie.
Grilling Corn on the Cob
The secret to grilling corn
on the cob without drying it out.
Grilling Techniques to Master
How to Grill with Charcoal
Once you learn how to start
a charcoal grill, the rest is easy.
Grilling with Indirect Heat
For the best results, sometimes you
shouldn’t cook food directly on the flame.
Smoking Foods on the Grill
Use wood chips to add smoky
flavor to foods, even on a gas grill.