Four Griling Tips for a Successful Barbecue

Most of us are familiar with Chef Bobby Flay of Mesa Grill and know he is known for his burgers!  With the warm weather now upon us most of us find that we tend to grill outside, host family and friends and just have more family BBQs.

Chef Bobby Flay offers up some grilling tips to help you make some great burgers during this summer’s barbecue season. And while these are geared toward burgers, you can follow some of these tips for steak and even fish to some extent.



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Grilling Tips for a Successful Barbecue

  • “First, the type of meat is important. Don’t use anything too lean. My preference is meat that’s 80 percent meat and 20 percent fat.”

  • “I use a thumb press technique when I’m making burgers – the indention in the burger ensures that it will plump up and be nice and juicy.”

  • “When you’re cooking, make sure not to over flip the patty. Only flip the burger once to make sure you get a nice crust on each side.”

  • “Lastly, there’s nothing worse than a burger with half-melted cheese. If you’re cooking outside, trap the heat by closing the grill over the patties. If cooking indoors, place a metal bowl over the burgers to properly melt the cheese.”

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What are your favorite Grilling Tips?

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