Weeknight Dinner: Girls Can BBQ Too


See that meat? Yes… I cooked that.

Just a little note on inspiring the carnivore inside all of you, and the BBQ diva I know we all can be. For a long time I refused to cook red meat because I didn’t know how to do it, or so I thought. Well let me tell you, a few good investments and you will be grilling like the best of them.

First, my grill was $20 at Walmart. I have had it for 4 years and it is the simplest little thing ever, well used for the value I received, and will cook anything you need just the way you want it. For some cheap and useful grills, here are a few:

UniFlame 138 sq inch Portable Charcoal Grill, Black –$15

Backyard Grill Deluxe Portable 15.75″ Charcoal Grill –$20

Ragalta RBQ-004 Regalta 16×11-inch Portable Charcoal Grill- $14


The point of this post? You can make a delicious BBQ meal for you and your family with just a few simple items. I hope to show you how not intimidating meat can be, even for those of you without a lot of experience. Make your families favortie fixings and you have a MAJOR recipe for deliciousness on your hands.


When cooking meat on the BBQ, I like to go with something fatty like a pot roast. Distinguish the fattiest side and score the roast all the way across. Make a few shallow cuts on the other side as well. Choose your marinade, and soak that sucker for a few hours, or even up to a day or two. For this dinner, I simply came home, got the meat ready and chilling in the fridge before I went about the rest of my day. That way when it was time to BBQ the meat was good and tenderized. Cook time varies on poundage and desired done-ness (well done, medium well, etc). You can find charts online to help you out.


Don’t forget the sides! This roast went perfectly with flash fried sweet corn and a baked potato spread with all the fixings. If you are going to make BBQ, then make BBQ sides!


Baked potatoes are a cinch and only require a few items to be diced and prepared, like the bacon. And flash fried corn? Easy. Melt a stick of butter in a pan. Add a bag of frozen sweet yellow corn and simmer on high. Add salt and pepper to taste, with a little pinch of garlic powder. You will see the corn begin to caramelize. Stir frequently until half the kernels turn a golden brown.


So don’t be afraid of the BBQ! Bring it back this winter and surprise your family with an awesome homemade dinner.


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