How to Grill the Best Cuts of Meat

According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), 60% of consumers who own a grill or smoker used theirs on Memorial Day in 2017. If you’re one of the many grillers out there who can’t wait to find an excuse to break out your barbecuing skills, this Memorial Day is the perfect time!

As you already know, grilling any kind of meat is an art that takes patience and practice to master. Getting the picture-perfect grill marks and serving up delicious, juicy cuts that are cooked to the right temperature requires a certain skillset. If your mouth is watering at the mere thought of grilling, take a look at these tips to ensure your Memorial Day menu is a hit!

Steaks
Make sure your steak is at room temperature before you begin grilling it. After heating your grill to high, brush the steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the steaks on the grill for 4-5 minutes to start and turn them over to grill for another 3-5 minutes. If you like your steaks medium-rare, remove them to a foiled plate. For medium steaks, let them grill for another 5-7 minutes. Finally, for medium-well steaks, keep them grilling for another 8-10 minutes.

Ribs
Whether you’re grilling baby-back ribs, spareribs, or St. Louis-style ribs, they should be cooked low and slow for the best flavor and juicy finish. Once you’ve oiled the surface, place your ribs directly on the grill and cover them. Allow them to cook over indirect, medium heat for 30 minutes on each side. After an hour has passed, move them to direct medium heat for another 20-40 minutes, depending on when the pork is tender; you can test this by piercing the meat with a fork. If it easily glides through, your ribs are ready to serve!

Italian Sausage
Grilling sausage over indirect heat is the key to a fully cooked, juicy finished product. Put the sausage on a grill grate and cook with the lid closed for 15 minutes. Once the sausages are 160 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle, they’re considered done. If they aren’t browned enough, you can move them over direct heat for 1-3 minutes, until they’re perfectly browned to your liking.

Get the Best Cuts at Doris Italian Market!
Whatever you’re planning to serve at your Memorial Day barbecue this year, you can find it when you shop with us at Doris Italian Market & Bakery! Stop by our old-fashioned butcher shop for the highest quality beef, pork, and poultry, not to mention our famous Italian sausage.

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