From juicy burgers to savoury chicken breasts, it seems like everything just tastes better grilled. Meats including burgers, steak, hot dogs, and chicken top the list of the most popular foods prepared using a grill.
With summertime upon us, men and women alike are focused on cutting calories, and grilling is a great way to do just that.
What was once only a summertime treat, grilling has become a year-round activity, with many taking grilling indoors with the increase in popularity of indoor grills.
While burgers, steak and hot dogs reign supreme as the kings of the grill, many home cooks are getting creative with their culinary grilling explorations and are adding fruit and desserts to their grilling repertoire because it’s a great way to add flavour, and not fat.
Another feature of grilling is that it can be a great way to lose the fat, but keep the flavour. Tests show that grills that allow fat to drain away from the food being grilled remove up to 42 per cent of fat from quarter-pound burgers made with 80/20 ground chuck beef.
This translates to a reduction of approximately 89 calories per burger which is good news for families wanting great-tasting burgers, but with less fat.
Looking for some reduced-fat burger inspiration? Check out this mouth-watering recipe for Veggie-Topped Beef Burgers
that combines the delicious taste of grilled veggies with a lean mean burger, sure to please the entire family’s palate.