Kosher BBQ Recipes and Tips for National Grilling Month
I am super excited that National Grill Month (more commonly called July) is only a few days away. We are one of those families that grill all year round but there is something about hanging out with friends and family in the summer months and grilling up delicious meals. This is really easy no matter how hot it is outside with my favorite grill, the REC TEC Pellet Grill. It maintains a steady temperature that I set so I can even use it to grill/bake my desserts without heating up the house.
I am always on the look out for new recipes and often spend hours just browsing the internet and Pinterest for new ideas. This time I only had to look in my email to find delicious Kosher BBQ Recipes and Tips to help me and you celebrate National Grilling Month with loads of flavor, from Kosher.com (the premier online community for kosher cooking and living.)
These ideas, tips and recipes will take your grilling to the next level during National Grilling Month and all summer long. Check them out and get ready for your next BBQ, backyard bash, and/or Pool Party.
Let’s Talk Burgers
Transform your plain ground beef into something extraordinary with the addition of a few basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Plus there is no need to measure, just add according to your taste preferences.
Six 3-Ingredient Burgers (courtesy of Chanie Nayman)
Simply add one of the below combinations to your ground beef for instant flavor enhancement.
- Splash of Soy sauce + sprinkle of fresh or dried basil + crushed garlic clove
- Squeeze of ketchup + hefty sprinkle of seasoned salt + splash of soy sauce
- Loads of sautéed onions + fresh parsley + kosher salt
- Diced raw onion + teriyaki sauce + dried mushroom powder (or if you’re not a purist, mushroom soup mix)
- Crispy beef fry + sautéed onions + hefty pinch of Trader Joe’s coffee rub
- Generous squeeze of sriracha + sprinkle of dried ginger+ dollop of Bone Suckin Sauce
If you are short on time but still want to a delicious beef slider. Try these “beefed up” version of commercially available Kosher BBQ Sliders with our next recipe for Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Mushroom Beef Sliders.
Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Mushroom Beef Sliders (courtesy of Sam Adler)
1 package slider buns, orfor homemade buns.
- 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 26 ounces – All Beef Sliders, defrosted
- 1 medium yellow onion diced small
- 1 (10-ounce) package button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced thin
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup non-dairy sour cream
- salt to taste
- In a large skillet, heat two Tbsp. of olive oil over high heat.
- Add in the sliders, about 5 at a time, and sear 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. Repeat with the remaining sliders.
- Turn the heat down to medium and add in the chopped onion and ½ tsp. salt. You may need to add in another Tbsp. of olive oil.
- Sauté for 5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.
- Add in the sliced mushrooms and sauté another 3-4 minutes until softened.
- Add the wine and chicken stock and stir, making sure to break up the bits that may be stuck to the pan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and you have a thick sauce.
- Add in the parve sour cream, stir to combine, and turn off the heat.
For garlic “butter”
3 Tbsp. margarine
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. minced parsley
In a small pot, melt the margarine. Add the garlic powder and chopped fresh parsley and stir. Keep on low heat.
- Place slider on bun and top with mushroom sauce.
- Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and brush tops with “butter.” Serve immediately.
Hot Dog Tips
If hot dogs are more your thing then you will want to check out these great ideas to dress up your franks without a lot of fuss. Check out our hot dogs and other great ways to throw a BBQ this 4th of July without a fuss from Jenna Grunfeld.
- Wrap each hot dog in a piece of beef “bacon” before popping it on the grill.
- Purchase High Quality All Beef Hot Dogs – Our favorites are Nathan’s Famous and Hebrew National
- Display toppings with a DIY hot dog bar. Delicious toppings can include favorites such as jalapeno peppers, sautéed onions, mushrooms, pickle spears, and tomatoes.
Best BBQ Sauce
Every BBQ needs a good BBQ sauce and this wonderful recipe from Danielle Renov is perfect for steak, chicken, turkey, ribs,brisket, and even veggie burgers. Get the recipe for her tantalizing BBQ Sauce below and get the recipe for the amazing Steak Sandwich pictured above.
Best BBQ Sauce (courtesy of Danielle Renov)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (fish-free)
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 2 and 1/4 cups brown sugar packed
- 1 (15-ounce) can Tomato Sauce
- 2 and 1/4 cups water
- Add oil and garlic to a large pot and sauté over low heat.
- Add tomato paste, allspice, smoked paprika, mustard powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes, and stir to combine.
- Add the molasses, vinegars, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, tomato sauce, and water to the pot.
- Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and allow mixture to simmer until it has reduced by half (about an hour).
Many veggies cook up deliciously when tossed on the grill. Some of our favorites include corn on the cob, portabella mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, asparagus, and zucchini. They are easy to cook with a grill basket and this helps to insure that they don’t fall between the grate openings. You can also place aluminum foil down on the grill before heating it up.
If you have vegetarians at your BBQ or just want some lighter fare. This Grilled Vegetable Salad from Mishpacha Magazine’s Brynie Greisman is a great addition. The original recipe calls for oven roasting but don’t heat up your kitchen and instead get a nice crispy texture and flavor on the grill.
Just like vegetables, fruit can be grilled for a delectable dessert. Harder fruits like peaches, nectarines, and pineapple are great candidates for grilling but with a little care you can also grill strawberries and even melons. A grill basket can also be used on fruit like it on vegetables but for larger pieces placing directly on the grates creates visually appealing grill marks. You can also place smaller pieces on kabob skewers.
Turn your grilled fruit into dessert with the addition of whipped cream and streusel topping as shown in this delectable, parve creation by food writer and recipe developer Estee Kafra –
I know that you can’t barbecue drinks and even the pros at Kosher.com couldn’t solve that solution. You want to make sure that you and your guests have refreshing beverages to keep you cool. This is an irresistible match for all things grilled, and takes advantage of the summer bounty of melons.
Grill Safety Tips
- Clean your grill and trays regularly to avoid flare-ups from grease or fat.
- Never use propane or charcoal grills indoors.
- Keep your grill away from the house, deck, and shrubs.
- Keep decorations away from grill.
- Prevent food poisoning from cross-contamination. Use separate plates and utensils for cooked and uncooked meat, and boil marinades before serving.
- Keep charcoal starter fluid away from children and heat sources.
- If using a gas or propane grill, check for leaks. Turn grill off immediately if you smell gas. If the smell continues, contact the fire department immediately and move away from the grill.
Visit Kosher.com for more summer inspired recipes and outdoor tablescape ideas to help you celebrate during National Grilling Month and all Summer long.
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