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So I have a George Foreman Grill, now what?

noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I just recently discovered the joy that a George Foreman Grill can bring to a bachelor life. There's nothing like just throwing some pork chops on the thing, waiting six minutes, and then eating without the worry of clean up and all that.

Thing is, pork chops are really the only thing I cooked on them(I put some lemon herb and they are quite good), so I'm curious about anyone else that has used the grill before, what are your favorite recipes? Grocery shopping is coming up, so I'm hoping to pick up some new things.

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Look at some recipes for grilled food online

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Grilled sandwiches are much better than non-grilled sandwiches.

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  • Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Steaks and chicken breasts make good eating.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Chicken breasts + Foreman grill + anything = delicious + easy. Also burgers, either beef or turkey. Quick an easy.

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  • Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    You can cook basically anything on one. I miss mine and should get a new one. I used to make everything listed so far on mine plus hot dogs, sausages, and fish.

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  • SpherickSpherick Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts

    Burgers

    Hotdogs

    Steak

    Porkchops

    Grilled, pressed sammiches

    All of this and more. Just get a good solid pot to make side items and a microwave and you can make a TON of easy, cheap, delicious, and fast stuff.

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  • pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I second turkey and frozen hamburger patties. Even if you don't put them on a bun, a pinch of seasoning and a slice of cheese (after it's cooked. you don't want cheese in your grill) is heavenly.

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  • ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bacon is insanely easy to cook on these grills.

    Infact, i was going to use mine to make some in a few minutes.

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  • MadpandaMadpanda suburbs west of chicagoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Easy cleanup - unplug grill, leave grease tray in place, make paper towel wet, put paper towel in grill and close. Leave for 60 minutes, wipe down grill with the wet paper towel getting all the big bits then with a dry paper towel to get the rest. I prefer this method to using the plastic grill cleaner which seemed to be melting on contact.

    Also for chicken breasts, I find rubbing them in olive oil and adding spices beforehand works pretty well with these grills.

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  • stawkstawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I wouldnt do turkey burgers in a foreman personally (mine always came out dry) but regular burger with bacon and barbecue sauce is like a burger touched by god... *drool*

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  • ProPatriaMoriProPatriaMori Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also, aside from just grilling stuff, I use mine for preparation all the time. I have plenty of recipes that call for cooked chicken to be simmered in some sauce or other, or especially shredded chicken. With the grill I can go from freezer to shredded and simmering in about 10 minutes.

    Hell, just about anything from the freezer goes in there. Bags of fries, corn on the cob, anything that needs cooking that a microwave will fuck up.

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  • grungeboxgrungebox Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vegetables? I like grilled asparagus, though asparagus is a little pricey. I also make grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you throw bacon in there you have an Elvis Presley, but I hate bacon.

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  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Doc wrote: »
    Grilled sandwiches are much better than non-grilled sandwiches.
    This is probably the most important thing said here. Take bread, put cheese between the slices, add other shit, doesn't matter what, could be linoleum.

    Nom.

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  • shugaraeshugarae Phoenix, AZRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I probably wouldn't have made it through college without George Foreman....

    My favorites:
    grilled cheese sandwiches (grilled ham & cheese, etc)
    frozen hamburger patties + bacon (just put the bacon right on top of the frozen patty and put it in the grill)
    chicken - good to cut up and throw on a salad, eat as a sandwich, or just plain chicken

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  • Drew_9999Drew_9999 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    grungebox wrote: »
    I also make grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you throw bacon in there you have an Elvis Presley, but I hate bacon.
    WTF x 4

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  • cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wait wait you can put frozen shit directly on the George Foreman?

    As in, it doesn't need to be thawed?!

    WHAT THE HELL HAVE I BEEN DOING?!?!?!

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    throw some waffles in there


    its awesome

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  • TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches are the food of the gods.

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  • AurinAurin Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zeon wrote: »
    bacon is insanely easy to cook on these grills.

    Infact, i was going to use mine to make some in a few minutes.

    I... holy crap I never thought of making bacon on the thing. >.<

    To the OP: Pretty much anything that you can grill, AND BACON! You can make on a Foreman grill. Now I must go make bacon.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Foreman grill bacon is sooooo good. Gets all crispy with out curling up.

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  • AurinAurin Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Foreman grill bacon is sooooo good. Gets all crispy with out curling up.

    I have one of the Foreman grills that have different temps, I put them on medium... but got impatient and ate the bacon a little flimsy since I was having other things too. Should I cook em on high? Or will they burn? >.>

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  • ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    cyphr wrote: »
    Wait wait you can put frozen shit directly on the George Foreman?

    As in, it doesn't need to be thawed?!

    WHAT THE HELL HAVE I BEEN DOING?!?!?!

    Depending on what it is, yeah.

    Frozen hamburger patties, no problem. Frozen fish, sure.

    Frozen steak, well... only if you like them burnt and dry as hell. Some people do.

    Generally if its fairly thick, i will thaw it first. Despite the fact it cooks from the top and the bottom, i find it has a hard time cooking through stuff, especially if its fairly thick. Like chicken breasts or something like that. Otherwise you need to cook it for too long to get it cooked thoroughly, which leaves the food pretty dry.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zeon wrote: »
    cyphr wrote: »
    Wait wait you can put frozen shit directly on the George Foreman?

    As in, it doesn't need to be thawed?!

    WHAT THE HELL HAVE I BEEN DOING?!?!?!

    Depending on what it is, yeah.

    Frozen hamburger patties, no problem. Frozen fish, sure.

    Frozen steak, well... only if you like them burnt and dry as hell. Some people do.

    Generally if its fairly thick, i will thaw it first. Despite the fact it cooks from the top and the bottom, i find it has a hard time cooking through stuff, especially if its fairly thick. Like chicken breasts or something like that. Otherwise you need to cook it for too long to get it cooked thoroughly, which leaves the food pretty dry.

    Looking at the recipe guide, I thought the grill (we got one last month) was awesome enough as it was. With this knowledge, I am now unstoppable. Unstoppable.

    Actually, how would one avoid drying out thick stuff like chicken breasts while still cooking it thoroughly?

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  • locomotivemanlocomotiveman Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    If you cut the breast up into bite sized pieces it doesn't dry out as much.

    I have also cooked entire frozen pizzas on mine but that was in an emergency where my oven was not working right.

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  • RipsawRipsaw Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Butterfly the chicken breast before you put it on the grill.

    If you insist on keeping chicken breasts un-cut, bring them to room temperature before grilling.
    Cook it on the medium setting and you should be fine.

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  • grungeboxgrungebox Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Drew_9999 wrote: »
    grungebox wrote: »
    I also make grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you throw bacon in there you have an Elvis Presley, but I hate bacon.
    WTF x 4

    I'm assuming the WTF is for the sandwich, not the "I hate bacon" part.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_sandwich

    It's super awesome if you go with Nutella instead of peanut butter.

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  • Drew_9999Drew_9999 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    grungebox wrote: »
    Drew_9999 wrote: »
    grungebox wrote: »
    I also make grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you throw bacon in there you have an Elvis Presley, but I hate bacon.
    WTF x 4

    I'm assuming the WTF is for the sandwich, not the "I hate bacon" part.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_sandwich

    It's super awesome if you go with Nutella instead of peanut butter.
    1 because it's grilled, 2 for adding the bacon, 3 for the name, 4 for not liking bacon. Sorry I wasn't more specific but my mind was slightly blown and I couldn't think straight.

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  • nefyavenefyave Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Drew_9999 wrote: »
    grungebox wrote: »
    Drew_9999 wrote: »
    grungebox wrote: »
    I also make grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you throw bacon in there you have an Elvis Presley, but I hate bacon.
    WTF x 4

    I'm assuming the WTF is for the sandwich, not the "I hate bacon" part.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_sandwich

    It's super awesome if you go with Nutella instead of peanut butter.
    1 because it's grilled, 2 for adding the bacon, 3 for the name, 4 for not liking bacon. Sorry I wasn't more specific but my mind was slightly blown and I couldn't think straight.

    that's a very odd sandwich indeed...
    trying it out now!:winky:

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    If you cut the breast up into bite sized pieces it doesn't dry out as much.
    Ripsaw wrote: »
    Butterfly the chicken breast before you put it on the grill.

    If you insist on keeping chicken breasts un-cut, bring them to room temperature before grilling.
    Cook it on the medium setting and you should be fine.

    Thanks for the tips. I'm afraid common sense isn't exactly one of my fortes. :D

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Grilled Quesadillas.

    Best way to make them, and if you rotate it near the end you can make diamond grill marks.

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