- Before you get started, dust your grill grates with oil or cooking spray to keep food from sticking. Be sure to let the grates come to temperature before you begin cooking.
- Bring ingredients to room temperature before you cook; they will then cook more evenly and quickly.
- Remember the 4-by-4 rule to determine how hot your grill is: If you can keep your palm 4 inches over the coals for 4 seconds, it’s at medium heat.
- For even browning of meat and poultry, pat the surface with a paper towel to remove moisture before grilling.
- If your steaks curl on the grill, score the outer layer of fat at 1-inch intervals.
- Refrain from pressing hamburger patties on the grill with a spatula or piercing meat with a fork; you’ll lose the juices. Use a spatula or tongs.
- If you prefer skinless chicken, be sure to marinate the meat first; then baste frequently with leftover marinade during grilling.
- Use fresh lemon juice in your marinades. It tenderizes meat, blends well with many flavors (from soy sauce and ginger to BBQ sauce), and accents other tastes.
- Let meat rest at least 5 (if not 10) minutes before slicing them. The meat will absorb and redistribute the juices.
You know you want to do it. We all do. It’s a worldwide problem: Burger-checking-and-rechecking-is-it-done-yet-overkill. We all say, “Just a little poke is all.” But don’t do it! Step away from the burger! Hint: only flip once. Don’t play with your food and don’t keep poking it to check the temp when you know it’s not done. The more you flip, the more juices drain and the more flair ups. The more pokes, the more moisture drains. Cook for about 5 minutes (I literally use a watch with a second hand) on the first side, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes on the second side. I then check the temperature and will add cheese the last 30-60 seconds. Juicy perfection.
Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry
No excuses. July is National Grilling Month so it’s the perfect time to enjoy the extended daylight and grill your meal!
Of course we can’t mention grilling without talking about our locally handcrafted, supreme quality ground beef selections:
- 2# and 5# frozen 80/20 ground beef patties
- Handsmashable Bold Burger roundup (see instructions below on how to properly smash these delicious delights)
– Buckaroo – cheddar cheese, hickory smoked bacon, onion and crimini mushroom
– Smokehouse Hickory – cheddar cheese, hickory smoked bacon, brown sugar
– Bold N’ Blue – Blue cheese, onion and crimini mushroom
– Fajita – fire roasted onion and bell peppers
Ask your local grocer about Angus Brands’ quality beef products
Amp up your customers’ parties with some delicious snacks for March Madness fun.
Jerk Chicken Wing with Glazing Sauce
Comes as 4/5# competitively priced bags
Pre-seasoned and comes with Caribbean Jerk Glaze
Ground Chuck Sliders
Pre-formed 2oz patties
Just add cheese and a bun to get the party started
San Antonio Taco Meat
Pre-seasoned ground beef ready to cook
Top your nachos or fill your tacos, Ole!
To order, contact Angus Brands at 509-482-7033
Angus Brands is honored to donate these exceptional, high-quality Gift Baskets to the Pumpkin ball. They are loaded with all sorts of goodies!
A value of $302, the first basket contains one box each of our delicious Bold Burgers flavors: Bold N Blue Burger, Smokehouse Hickory Burgers, Buckaroo Burgers, and Fajita Burgers, as well as our juicy Ground Chuck Patties.
A value of $425, the second basket contains two each of our high-quality Angus Meats mouthwatering steaks: Prime Rib-Eyes 12oz, Prime Cowboys 22oz, and Sterling New Yorks 12oz.
Both baskets contain all sorts of fun to pump up your fall season: pumpkin colored cloth napkins, holiday platter, ceramic pumpkin decor, pumpkin baking mixes, soups, hot cocoa with mugs, festive towels, pumpkin scented candle, candy, fall decorations, as well as utensils, kitchen timer, apron, and salt & pepper shakers,
We can’t wait to see who will get to enjoy the baskets!
Thank You for supporting Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, and Angus Brands.