Grilled Bacon

Have you ever been tempted to try your hand at bacon on the grill?

With the social sharing sites like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter all loving the idea of bacon and loving the method of grilling, it’s a short jump to grilled bacon.

However, it’s definitely easier said than done!

When grilling a bacon wrapped burger goes wrong

Doesn’t a bacon wrapped burger, stuffed with cheddar cheese, grilled to perfection sound amazing?

It looks even better according to the “oh so easy” picture by picture instructions found on pinterest for this recipe. Aspiring for wife of the year, a pinterester found and attempted this recipe. It resulted in the above photo, along with a full blown grill fire, complete with singed eyebrows.

So should we toss in the grill tongs when it come to bacon on the barbie?

***If you like to play it safe, yes. Just do bacon wrapped stuff in the oven.***

If you’re set on the adventure, here are a few tips before you get started.

  • Do not grill bacon over open flame
    • heat the grill with one burner on low and place the bacon on the opposite side, using the indirect heat to cook it.
    • if using charcoal, wait until the flames die down and cook over a hot bed of coals.
  • Grill bacon on aluminum foil or over a pan so the grease is not dripping into the grill
  • Low and Slow is the way to Go
    • high heat is not your friend in this situation
  • Use a temperature gauge to check the internal temp of the food wrapped by bacon to ensure it’s cooked.
  • Make sure it’s easy to cut off fuel supply to your grill in case of fire.

Even taking these precautions, please remember that bacon is a very fatty food. Grilling it creates a high likelihood of your food and/or grill catching on fire.  Just be careful!

And feel free to share your triumphs OR failures with us info@grillpartssearch.com

Happy Grilling!
-GG

For more hilarious pinterest fails, see pinstrosity.blogspot.com

Pancake Day – Pancake Burgers


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Grilled Pancake Burger

It’s Mardi Gras. Some people refer to this as pancake day because pancakes were a great way to get rid of the indulgent things in the house like flour, eggs, milk, and sugar. Whether or not you give up something indulgent for the Lenten season, we think it’s a great excuse to eat pancakes.
Well, we saw a recipe for savory “pancakes” as the bun for a burger over at jamesvsburger.com. We wanted to see how it tasted with a classic pancake that had some sweetness to it.
Of course we kept the bacon.

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Season Ground Beef – we used Monterey Jack cheese, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper

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I like to roll the ground beef into balls to help regulate the size, then they’re easy to smash into round patties

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You’ll need to heat the grill with the griddle on it. We started that early because it was cold here today

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Start the bacon on the griddle and grill burgers on the remaining space

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When the bacon is done, start the pancakes on the griddle using the bacon grease

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I used the warming rack as a holding space for the cooked pancakes. They stayed warm and crispy

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The Result

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See those grid marks from the warming rack?

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Then we had a party. #pancakeday Happy Fat Tuesday!

You’ll Need:

  • Pancake mix and ingredients needed to follow directions (We used the “just add water” version)
  • BACON
  • Ground Beef
  • Burger seasonings of your choice (we used cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and ground black pepper)
  • Monterey cheese (optional)

Directions:

  • Make burgers
  • Grill bacon on griddle
  • Grill burgers
  • Make pancake batter (according to box)
  • Grill pancakes on griddle in bacon grease
  • Assemble
  • Enjoy!!

Happy Fat Tuesday Y’all!!
-GG

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