Sin City Presents Magazine July 2015 Volume 2 Issue 7 - Page 32


Briskets and burgers and rib racks, oh my! If you consider yourself a serious barbecue connoisseur, you'll want to make sure you've mastered all the tips on this barbecue hacks list. We've put together a summer cheat sheet filled with cooking tricks for your outdoor parties. It's 110+ degrees outsie in Sin CIty turning on the oven will take its toll on your A/C and your power bill so get the grill hot and throw some slabs on the rack. Boom!

1. Always Let the Meat Sit for a Few Minutes Before You Cut It.

If you want your meat to be the juiciest most delectable meat you've ever cooked, you should let it sit for about ten minutes before you cut into it.

2. Clean the Grill with an Onion.

Cut an onion in half and you have yourself a DIY, environmentally conscious grill cleaner (that actually works really well). Stab the half with a fork or sharp object so you can use the onion like you would a bristle brush. Get your grill really hot to loosen the built-up grime, then start scrubbing (the sliced side of the onion should be face down). The onion will remove all residue and won’t leave the grill with any harsh chemical flavors.

3.Add Some Wood Chips to the Charcoal.

If you're going for that smokey BBQ flavor, throw a few small pieces of wood into the charcoal. Add the wood to the coal right after the initial fire dies down.

4. Fire Roast the Vegetables for Optimum Deliciousness

Fire roasted vegetables are an easy and satisfying side dish. Throw tomatoes, onions, bell peppers (anything with thin skin that can be peeled off) directly onto hot coals or wood and blacken the skin. It’s a simple way to impress your guests with some variety. (Plus, you’ll look like a badass.)

5. Ice Your Patty for a Better Burger