Helpful Barbecue Tips for First-Timers

Helpful Barbecue Tips for First-Timers

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Are you a real barbecue fanatic? Do you like the fun of cooking barbecue in an outdoor ambiance? If you are, we have the same thing in common!

It’s not only the different barbecue recipes and sauces that I like most about barbecue, but it’s also the process of cooking outside where you can move around and take in the great outdoors as you cook.

If you have not tried barbecue or grilling, you should try them someday. Barbecue is fun and the food is great delicious!

If you have not grilled before—or have tried but needed some tips on how to enjoy the whole experience—I can give you some helpful barbecue tips to guide you towards a successful barbecue party for your family and friends.

man cooking meat on a barbecue grill using tongs

Here is a list of helpful barbecue tips:

  • Before you start the cooking process, rub grill with oil to prevent your meat or patties from sticking.
  • Baste the meat during the barbecuing process with the marinade if sugar content is minimal. If you are going to baste the meat towards the last quarter of cooking will cause drying out of the meat.
  • Tong and spatula should be used in turning the meats and don’t pierce the meat with a fork so as not to lose the flavorful juices.
  • To keep your meat fresh, the meat should not stay more than an hour after exposing to room temperature.
  • Don’t add salt until meat is cooked to avoid meat from getting dry and tough.
  • If you are using charcoal barbecue, light coals 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Marinades tenderize meat, keep them moist during cooking, and enhance flavor. Overnight marinating is ideal for meat to absorb the seasoning, or—at the very least—2 hours prior to cooking.

For Burger Barbecue Tips:

  • For burgers, lean ground pork is best for juicy burger patties. Dress them up and brush with barbeque sauce or keep them plain and simple.
  • Barbecue burger patties should be cooked well done

For Steaks and Chops Barbecue Tips:

  • Steaks and chops are perfect with grill using direct heat over low to medium coals.
  • Tongs must be used in turning steaks and chops.
  • Cook until meat is brown in color and slightly firm to your touch. (Use a meat thermometer, if available)
  • Again, keep the meat in the refrigerator and allow only an hour if meat are taken in a room temperature.
  • Marinate meat at least 2 hours prior to barbecuing, or best if marinated overnight to allow meat to absorb the marinade, resulting in a flavorful barbecue.

For Sausage Barbecue Tips:

  • There are wide varieties of cured, smoked, fully-cooked, and fresh sausages that are available today and perfect for barbecue party.
  • Using marinades or brushing sauces on your sausages will add an instant gourmet flavor.
  • Brush the sausages with the sauce during the last quarter of cooking time.

Barbecuing is fun to do, especially during a get-together of family and friends. At a barbecue party, you may even find that more people could be inclined to help when it comes to cooking. Especially since there is enough room for anyone who wants to give assistance around the grill.

Use these helpful barbecue tips as a guide for your next BBQ party and see how it goes!

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