Experts and BHG readers answer.
What are some recipes I can make on my electric grill?
There are many electric grill models, some for indoors and some for outdoors. The indoor models can be the type that you close on the food, so it cooks both top and bottom at the same time, or they can be open grills. The outdoor grills are open grills. The open-type grills will cook the food in the same way as the charcoal and gas grills, so you can use any of your favorite recipes on these grills and the timings should be the same. If you are using a closed grill, the timings are faster since the food cooks on the top and bottom at the same time. Here is a beef recipe idea:
Makes: 4 servings
1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 fresh Anaheim or mild green chili pepper, seeded and cut into rings
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 slightly beaten egg
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
6 slices crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled
4 to 6 fresh serrano peppers or 2 to 3 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons milk
1 pound lean ground beef
4 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted
4 lettuce leaves
1. Preheat indoor electric grill. In a small saucepan cook onion and Anaheim pepper in hot margarine about 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, bacon, serrano peppers, and milk. Add ground beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
3. Place patties on the grill rack. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill patties until meat is no longer pink. (For a covered grill, allow 5 to 7 minutes. For an uncovered grill, allow 14 to 18 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling.) Serve burgers on rolls with onion mixture and lettuce leaves.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 550 cal., 29 g total fat (9 g sat. fat), 132 mg chol., 733 mg sodium, 38 g carb., 1 g dietary fiber, 32 g protein.
Daily values: 0 % vit. A, 34 % vit. C, 8 % calcium, 29 % iron.