New Summer Grilling Hacks That Will Help You Make a Memorable Meal

July 15, 2019
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The sun is shining, and the grill is HOT! Summer is officially in full swing, so if you’re anything like us, you’ve taken every opportunity to fire up the grill.  We’re here to help all the grill masters who are already burnt out on typical hamburgers and hot dogs. Amp up your everyday BBQ techniques with a few key ingredients you can easily find at your local ShopRite!

Nothing hits the spot quite like barbecued chicken legs and thighs, but nothing is worse than when grilled poultry turns out dry. Have you ever tried marinating your chicken in a pitcher of Bowl & Basket lemon iced tea? This brining technique ensures that your chicken stays moist and juicy, while also adding a subtle citrus flavor to the smokiness of the grilled chicken.

You truly can make an entire meal on the grill — from start to finish, appetizers to dessert! Head over to your nearest ShopRite to pickup everything you need for your next cookout. It’s the perfect one-stop-shop to get all the ingredients on your summer shopping list!

 

Iced Tea Chicken

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Makes about 8 servings

Materials: 

  • 32 ounces of Bowl & Basket lemon iced tea
  • 8 pieces of Bowl & Basket fresh chicken breast, legs, and thighs
  • 3 lemon slices

 

Directions: 

  1. Fill a pitcher about ⅔ of the way with iced tea and lemon slices
  2. Place chicken breast, legs, and thighs into the pitcher of iced tea (optional: add any desired seasonings)
  3. Place in the refrigerator and let brine for 1 hour.
  4. Grill chicken for 15 – 20 minutes flipping over at the halfway point.
  5. Ready to serve when the skin is nice and crispy!

 

Leveled Up Corn

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Makes about 6 servings 

 

Materials:

  • 6 corn on the cob
  • 1 jar of Bowl & Basket mayo
  • 1 bag of Bowl & Basket jalapeno kettle chips
  • 1 bag of Bowl & Basket potato chips
  • 1 box of Bowl & Basket cheese crackers

 

Directions:

  1. Grill corn for 25 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.
  2. While still hot, cut off bottom of corn and lift up to stand by grasping the top of the husk, husk should slide off.
  3. Take unhusked corn and dip into jar of mayo for an even coat, then set aside.
  4. Take an 8 ounce bag of desired flavor of chips or crackers and crush with your hands. (Or with a rolling pin!)
  5. Open bag of crushed chips (or crackers) and roll corn until mayo is covered completely with chips. (Or crackers!)
  6. Place corn together on a tray for a spread of different flavors!

 

BBQ Baked Beans

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Makes about 8 servings

 

Materials:

  • One 55 ounce can of brown sugar baked beans.
  • 1/2 bottle of Wholesome Pantry organic ketchup

 

Directions:

  1. Fill baking dish with a 55 ounce can of baked beans.
  2. Add 10 ounces of ketchup and mix together.
  3. Place on grill for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot!

 

Spiral Hot Dogs

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Makes about 4 servings

 

Materials: 

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 Bowl & Basket hot dog buns
  • 1 bag of Wholesome Pantry organic shredded cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Skewer hot dog.
  2. Place knife at slight angle on hot dog and then twist skewer, pulling knife down to create a spiral.
  3. Grill hot dogs on skewers for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Place hot dogs in hot dog buns, add a handful of shredded cheese, and other desired toppings. Then enjoy!

 

Personal Guacamole Cups

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Makes about 4 servings

 

Materials:

  • 2 Wholesome Pantry organic avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lime
  • 1 sprig of cilantro
  • 1 bag of Bowl & Basket tortilla chips

 

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  2. Create cuts inside of avocado in shell lengthwise, then width wise.
  3. Place down on grill to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. While cooking, chop 1 tomato and 1 onion and combine with a handful of cilantro. Squeeze 1 lime over the mixture. Add salt to taste.
  5. When done grilling, top each avocado half with one spoon of Pico de Gallo.
  6. Take the desired amount of tortilla chips and enjoy!

 

Pretzel Cookies

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Makes about 8 servings

 

Materials: 

  • 1 package of Bowl & Basket cookie dough
  • Bowl & Basket pretzels

 

Directions:

  1. Take a 24 count break and bake cookie dough and place on cookie sheet.
  2. Press a small pretzel into each cookie piece.
  3. Close the grill and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

 

Stuffed Pepper Poppers

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Makes about 9 servings

 

Materials:

  • Wholesome Pantry organic mini sweet peppers
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • ½ can of peas and corn

 

Directions:

  1. Cook 1 cup of rice in rice cooker for 25 minutes.
  2. Cook 8 ounces of ground beef for 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Once fully cooked add half a can of peas and corn.
  4. Stir for 2 minutes and switch over to a bowl.
  5. Cut top off mini peppers and add 1 to 2 spoons of the beef rice mixture into peppers.
  6. Place in grill to cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Then serve hot as an appetizer!

 

Salad on a Stick

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Makes about 4 servings

 

Materials:

  • 1 box of Wholesome Pantry organic baby romaine and red leaf
  • 8 shrimp
  • 1 cup of Caesar dressing

 

Directions:

  1. Add about 5 to 6 cut up pieces of romaine to skewer, then add 2 pieces of shrimp.
  2. Grill whole skewer for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Remove skewers from the grill and drizzle on Caesar dressing for salad on a stick!

 

Hot Dog on a Burger Bun

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Makes about 4 servings

 

Materials:

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 Bowl & Basket hamburger buns
  • 4 slices of cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Create small cuts (about halfway) along length of hot dog.
  2. Grab ends of hot dog and bring together.
  3. Secure ends with a toothpick.
  4. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add cooked hot dogs to hamburger buns. (Remove toothpick!)
  6. Add cheese and other condiments as desired, and then enjoy!

 

Sparkling Lemonade

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Makes about 8 servings

 

Materials:

  • 2 cans of Bowl & Basket specialty watermelon sparkling water
  • 1 pitcher of lemonade
  • 1 lemon (cut into slices)
  • 1 lime slice (cut into slices)
  • 1 pitcher of ice

 

Directions:

  1. Add 1 pitcher of ice to a punch bowl. (Or hack a punch bowl by flipping over your cake stand and using the cover as the punch bowl!)
  2. Add 2 cans of watermelon sparkling water. (Add more cans for more bubbliness!)
  3. Add 1 pitcher of lemonade.
  4. Add in some lemon and lime slices.
  5. Stir, then it’s ready to serve!