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 [email protected]

Happy Grilling!

For more hilarious pinterest fails, see

Who Grills in the Fall? Tips for Smoking on Your Grill.

Just because it’s October, and we’ve officially moved into fall, don’t close up your grilling shop yet! Smoking on your grill is a great activity as the weather gets cooler.

If it’s not so covered in snow you can’t lift the hood, we think you should still grill!

Sure, you might not feel like burger and hot dogs are the best menu items out there, since it might leave your neighbors wondering if you know which month we’re in. Even so, there are lots of things you can put on the grill that are totally seasonally appropriate.

How about some smoked goodness? Doesn’t that sound autumn-esque? Check out the post we have on smoking on your grill here. There are lots of foods just begging for the additional smoky flavor a slow cook on your grill provides. One of the things you’ll need is smoking chips. We have a whole page dedicated to smoking accessories for your gas grill.

Consider a low and slow cook on some pork or beef ribs right there in your gas grill. It can be done! If you want to do something larger like a pork butt or pork picnic, just remember to give yourself enough time! Most smoking authorities allocate 10-12 hours for a pork butt. Get some smoky flavor into your next batch of chicken wings or even throw a dozen bratwursts on the grill at a low temperature. The smoky air created by the smoking chips and the low temperature will give your brats a flavor far richer than straight out of the package. Don’t forget the famous beef brisket. Here’s a highly rated recipe from the Food Network for a smoked brisket. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Oklahoma Joe’s Smoked Brisket Flat

Happy Grilling! -GG