“What’s the Easiest Recipe for Beginners?”
Shane’s Made the Claim That Anyone Can Use a Pellet Grill. If You’re Still Doubtful, Try His Easy Beginner Tips & Then Let Us Know If You Believe.
So you have this awesome new pellet grill and you are thinking, “great, but what do I cook and how do I start.” There are lot of answers to this question but I think maybe we need to start with something easy for beginners. Frankly, I’m a big fan of starting with whatever you like to cook.
The benefit of a pellet grill is that they are part grill, part smoker, part oven and can handle about anything you want to throw at them. They can be a little intimidating if you’ve never been around one or cooked on one, but as soon as you get a couple of cooks under your belt, you will learn to lean on their reliability.
To start out, grill some burgers or brats to learn where your hot spots are and get used to the idea that you will not have the flare ups of cooking over charcoal or gas.If you want a great burger recipe check the Grilla Grills Recipe page. Those burgers are a proven winner.
Taking It Up A Notch
Once you get used to your grill, I highly recommend you try to smoke something that takes at least 2-3hrs to complete. This will help you to further trust the temperature control unit and get used to the idea of letting the grill do the work for you without having to stand within arms reach of it the whole time. When’s the last time you put on a whole chicken on your gasser or square charcoal grill and went and mowed the yard for a couple of hours or played with the kids in the pool? That is the true benefit of pellet cooking and the electronic control unit.
If you are unfamiliar with cooking a whole chicken there is a great video on the Grilla Grills Recipe page, look for the Orange BBQ Chicken recipe. If you want to make that recipe easier, you can skip making the orange glaze and just use rub and barbecue sauce. All the same principals of prep and cooking apply. I believe in cooking chickens so much with this method that I never cook one by itself, I always cook 2 to 3 at a time. This way I can debone the ones we don’t eat and freeze and save for later.
You will really start to count on the dependable results that a pellet grill provides, but more than that you will love the ease at which you get these results. Once you trust the grill a bit, do longer and longer cooks. You will find whether its low and slow pulled pork, brisket or competition quality ribs, your Grilla Grills pellet grill will make you the star of your backyard. Before you know it, you will turn out amazing turkeys for Thanksgiving and your friends and family will ask how you did it. It’s ok, take the credit, we won’t tell.
If you ever have a question about cooking, no matter how big or small, we are here for you. Just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or throw a question out to me, Shane, the pit master. Good luck and happy cooking.