I think that everyone can basically agree that ceramic grills are some of the best kinds of grills to cook with, and the versatility continually amazes me. The smoking, grilling, and baking options are pretty much endless. So, of course, I decided to write a Top Ten list of my favorite things to make on my Kamado Grill, along with some of Jim’s best recipes so you can try it too!
Okay, I have to confess: I simply love chicken. In fact, in some ways I like it better than steak (shhhh!) especially when cooked on a grill. You really can’t compare how juicy and flavorful you can make chicken when cooking on a ceramic grill. While I really love barbecue chicken, the options are really pretty endless.
I am convinced that anyone who doesn’t like steak simply has never had a really good steak. It’s that simple. And, while you can buy steak at a restaurant, it will be freaking expensive. Definitely try cooking it on your own!
Reversed Seared Porthouse Steak
This is probably a no-brainer, as burgers are probably one of the first things most people cook on a grill, but I just had to include it as the ceramic grill does burgers much faster (with just as much flavor) as regular charcoal grills. Check back soon for a basic grilled burger recipe!
You’ll have to invest in some additional attachments for cooking a pizza on your Kamado, but the taste is absolutely unparalleled!! You can grill or smoke it, depending on what you’re looking to do.
- Classic Margherita Pizza
- Pizza Dough Recipe (just add toppings!)
Grilled corn is as delicious as it is simple. Just soak the ears in water for a few minutes, then roast for 15-20 minutes at 400º F. Add some cayenne or seasonings for a bit of extra zing! You can also wrap it in foil and steam that way.
Barbecue ribs require a bit more finesse than something like a burger, but you can’t get that melt-in-your-mouth taste with other types of meats. Delicious!
7. Sweet Potatoes
I know what you’re thinking. Sweet potatoes seem like kind of an odd thing to cook on a grill, but this is probably one of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes. The sweet potato meat mixed with the smoky grilled flavor… mmmm!
Being able to cook a really good smoked brisket is one of those things that will keep your friends, family, and neighbors begging to come over for dinner. Bragging rights, anyone?
9. Baked Beans
Side dishes in general are ridiculously easy in a Kamado, and as I’m kind of lazy, I like to do everything all at once. Chances are that your favorite baked beans recipe is going to work in your Kamado just as well as it would in the oven. Just be sure to plan to let it rest for a few minutes before serving!
10. Simple Cobbler
You can actually bake just about any thing in a ceramic grill that you could in a regular oven, but personally I prefer cobbler because it’s more forgiving than most desserts. It’s also ridiculously easy to make. Check back soon for a recipe!!
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