Master Chef Grilling Tips to Fire Up These Smokin' Recipes



Fun Fact- Did you know that according to the stats from a survey by Pine Mountain® Firestarters and Firelogs, the grilled goods on your plate just may vary from city-to-city? Survey says- steak is top choice in Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco, while New Yorkers and Chicagoans prefer burgers as their grilling meat of choice. We all agree, however, that good flavor makes for good eats. Whether you're grilling for a fun meal, with family and friends or just because cooking in the great outdoors is true living, we're sharing Master Chef grilling tips to fire up these smokin' recipes from Chef Josh Capon. Here's a starter tip, the number 1 mistake made when grilling up those steaks and burgers, according to Chef Josh is "cooking your meat too hot, too fast." Been there, done that!


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Master Chef Grilling Tips to Fire Up These Smokin' Recipes





“Whether you’re grilling for a crowd on a holiday, or it’s a weekday dinner, grilling outdoors over an open flame undoubtedly enhances the dining experience,” said Landon Whetsel, Brand Manager of Pine Mountain®. “When grilling over charcoal, the Pine Mountain® ExtremeStart™ Firestarter can not only help get the grill going faster, but it cuts down on mess and the time you usually spend babysitting the fire, so you can enjoy more time with family and friends.”

Simplicity is a motivating factor for our household. Finding product developments improving performance and offering environmentally friendly options will always attract my attention. When it's time to get the fire started, whether it's charcoal, wood, grilling, campfires, or the fireplace, compact ExtremeStart Firestarter is the quick and easy solution. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use in fireplaces, fire pits, charcoal grills, chimineas, wood barbecue grills and smokers, no chemicals accelerants are needed.



No Wait - Starting a charcoal grill with the Pine Mountain® ExtremeStart™ Firestarter, is simple. First, place the firestarter on the grill, light at the arrow indications, and place your charcoal or charcoal chimney on top. The coals will turn gray in a matter of minutes.

No Mess -The Pine Mountain® ExtremeStart™ Firestarter is compact, odorless, and easily transported. No longer is there the need to gather newspapers, dried grass, or other kindling to light a wood fire, or the use of accelerants, gels, or lighter fluids to ignite a charcoal fire.



Pine Mountain Flame Burger

Courtesy of Chef Josh Capon

Ingredients
Serves 4


8 - 3 oz. Beef Patties
8 Strips Applewood Smoked Bacon
2 Red Onions
1 Cup Shaved Dill Pickles
8 Slices American Cheese
2 Cups BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup Chipotle Mayonnaise
4 Burger Buns
Salt
Pepper

Directions

Place the Pine Mountain ExtremeStart™ Firestarter on the grill grate, light at the wrapper instructions, and place the charcoal chimney (if preferred) on top. Once the briquettes turn to an ashy gray, it's time to start cooking. Dump out the charcoal and replace the grate.

Slice red onions into 1/4" thick rings. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill over hot grill until charred. Remove from heat and set aside. Place the bacon on the grill until crispy. Remove and place on paper towels. Chop the bacon into small dices and mix with the onion rings. Keep warm by the grill. Mix the chipotle mayo and BBQ sauce together and set aside.

Season the patties with salt and pepper on both sides and brush one side lightly with the mustard. Place the burgers on a hot grill with the mustard facing up. Grill 2-3 minutes until you get a nice char and flip. Place one slice of American cheese on each patty. Cook until desired temperature and remove from heat. Warm the buns on the grill. Remove from heat.

Place 1 tbsp of the BBQ mixture on each side of the bun. Stack the 2 patties in top of each other. Place 4 slices of pickles on top. Top with the onions and bacon. Place top of bun and serve immediately to enjoy! 





Pine Mountain Grilled Bratwurst with Beer Braised Onions
Courtesy of Chef Josh Capon




Ingredients
Serves 4
4 Bratwursts or Sausages
1 Diced Red Onion
1 Diced White Onion

1 Bunch Scallions

1 Can of Favorite Beer

1 Cup Grain Mustard
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Sherry Vinegar

4 Buns
Salt
Pepper

Directions

Place the Pine Mountain ExtremeStart™ Firestarter on the grill grate, light at the wrapper instructions, and place the charcoal chimney (if preferred) on top. Once the briquettes turn to an ashy gray, it's time to start cooking. Dump out the charcoal and replace the grate.

Mix the mustard and mayo together in a bowl and reserve. Place a cast iron pan over the grill.When smoking hot, add the olive oil and red and white onions. Carmelize until golden brown. Deglaze with the sherry vinegar. When evaporated, add the beer, season with salt and pepper and let simmer. Then, add the chopped scallions.

Place the brats on a hot grill until golden brown on all sides. Toast the buns. Brush each bun with the mustard mixture. place one brat in each bun, top with the beer braised onions and enjoy!

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