The 3 Best Foods for Outdoor Grilling

in General Outdoor Advice

Even though summer will soon be ending, there is still plenty of time to have some good, old-fashioned fun with some friends, neighbors, family, and your barbeque. If you frequently use your barbeque, you might be getting tired of the same old hamburgers and hot dogs all the time.

While hamburgers and hot dogs are delicious, human beings like variety, especially when it comes to food. So, while you might not yet be sick of your traditional, ketchup-smothered meat, I’ll give you some new ideas about what foods are fun and delectable for your barbeque.


This one is first on my list because it is, by far, the most delicious. I don’t know anyone who could possibly turn down honey-glazed grilled pineapple. Its heated insides and succulent flavor are enough to make your mouth water even when you’re only thinking about it. Though it is not sufficient as an entire dinner for the guests you are entertaining, it serves as an exotic and tasty appetizer or side dish. Just make sure that you put up some fly paper or something so the flies don’t attack your scrumptious treat.


Also, getting rid of houseflies will also be a good thing for the next food item I will suggest: kabobs. This traditional grilling food is versatile and especially great for large groups of people. You can experiment with all kinds of glazes, sauces, and marinades to find the perfect kind of flavor to combine with the meats, vegetables, and fruits you decide to skewer.

As far as skewering foods go, I would suggest things like onions, chunks of steaks, chunks of chicken, fish, red peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers, orange peppers, pineapple, tomatoes, and zucchini. Like I said before, just make sure that those pesky flies don’t contaminate your prepared food. It can be both very gross and dangerous for you and your guests since flies spread bacteria from place to place.


The more expensive but also more amazing alternative to hot dogs are bratwursts. Many stores carry them in all kinds of varieties, so you have the option to customize the seasonings and add whatever magic you want to make it all your own. My personal favorite is cheddar bratwursts. While they might not be traditional bratwursts, they are tasty, especially when coupled with sauerkraut.

An idea that I have picked up from my family in the past few years is to soak the cheese brats in a cheap beer before cooking them. Though we usually let them simmer in the beer until they are ready to be eaten, I’m sure that the beer could also serve as a type of marinade before you grill the beer brats, as they’re colloquially known.  Don’t forget to have the buns, sauerkraut, ketchup, and mustard at the ready for a delicious twist on a traditional favorite.

Don’t worry about giving the beer brats to children, either. Bringing the bratwursts up to a safe eating temperature cooks out all the alcohol and only leaves the flavor. It’s a special treat for all ages!

Get Grilling!

Use the rest of the summer wisely by having some people over for an appetizing get-together; give the ol’ barbeque another use today!


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