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The Best Breakfast on the BBQ

Who says the grill is just for dinner? Breakfast on the grill is a deliciously innovative way to start your day with a burst of flavor and excitement. From sizzling breakfast sandwiches to smoky French toast and savory breakfast pizzas, the options are endless.

In this guide, we delve into the mouthwatering world of grilled breakfast foods, featuring an array of tantalizing recipes that will make every morning feel like a special occasion whether you're camping with loved ones or simply enjoying breakfast around the fire pit in your own backyard.

Breakfast on Grill Favorites

Grilled Breakfast Sandwiches

What's better than a classic breakfast sandwich? One that's been kissed by the grill, of course! Start with your favorite bread, whether it's English muffins, bagels, or hearty slices of rustic bread. Layer on crispy bacon or sizzling sausage, scrambled or fried eggs, and melty cheese. Then, place the assembled sandwiches on the grill until the bread is toasted and the cheese is gooey. The result? A handheld delight bursting with flavor and perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast on busy mornings.

Smoky French Toast

French toast gets an irresistible upgrade when cooked on the grill, infusing it with a subtle smoky flavor that takes this classic breakfast dish to new heights. Prepare your favorite French toast batter, dipping thick slices of bread into a mixture of eggs, milk, and cinnamon. Then, place the slices on the grill until golden brown and crispy on the outside, with a soft and custardy center. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a breakfast treat that's sure to impress.

Breakfast Pizza: A Creative Twist

Breakfast pizza is a fun and delicious way to enjoy your favorite morning flavors in a whole new way. Start with a pre-made pizza crust or homemade dough, then top it with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon or sausage, sautéed veggies like spinach and mushrooms, and a generous sprinkle of cheese. Place the pizza on the grill until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Slice it up and serve for a breakfast that's as satisfying as it is unique.

Breakfast Burritos

Take your breakfast game to the next level with a hearty and satisfying breakfast burrito cooked on the grill. Start by filling large flour tortillas with scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns, cooked sausage or bacon, and shredded cheese. Wrap them up tightly and place them on the grill until they're warmed through and the tortillas are lightly toasted. Serve with salsa, avocado slices, and sour cream for a customizable breakfast option that's perfect for feeding a crowd or enjoying on lazy weekend mornings.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict may seem like a fancy brunch dish reserved for special occasions, but it's surprisingly easy to make on the grill. Start by grilling slices of bacon until they're crispy and caramelized. Then, poach eggs on the grill using a cast iron skillet filled with simmering water and a splash of vinegar. Toast English muffins on the grill until golden brown, then assemble the eggs Benedict by placing a slice of bacon on each muffin half, topping it with a poached egg, and smothering it in creamy hollandaise sauce. It's a decadent breakfast indulgence that's sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Grilled Fruit

For a burst of freshness and sweetness, don't forget to incorporate some grilled fruit into your breakfast spread! Slice up your favorite fruits like pineapple, peaches, and bananas, then place them directly on the grill until they're caramelized and slightly charred. The heat of the grill brings out the natural sugars in the fruit, creating a delicious contrast to the savory dishes on your breakfast menu. Serve the grilled fruit alongside your other breakfast favorites or as a standalone dish for a refreshing start to the day.

Tips for Grilling Success

To ensure your breakfast on the BBQ is a resounding success, keep these tips in mind:

  • Preheat your grill to the appropriate temperature before adding your food to ensure even cooking.
  • Use a cast iron skillet or griddle for cooking delicate items like eggs and French toast to prevent sticking and ensure even heat distribution.
  • Keep a close eye on your food while it's grilling to prevent burning and ensure it's cooked to perfection.
  • Get creative with your toppings and fillings to customize your breakfast dishes to suit your taste preferences.
  • Don't forget the coffee! Brew a fresh pot of your favorite coffee or espresso to enjoy alongside your grilled breakfast creations for the ultimate morning indulgence, ensuring you'll be ready to tackle the day ahead.

How to Light Your Grill

When it comes to lighting your grill for breakfast, The RocketFire™ Fire Starter is the ultimate solution, delivering unparalleled ease and efficiency in mere seconds. With its impressive output of 25,000 BTUs, this advanced fire starter eliminates the need for matches, kindling, or lighter fluid, ensuring a hassle-free ignition process. Plus, the innovative Tri-Flame Cone Tip guarantees even flame distribution, facilitating faster and more consistent lighting. 

Crafted from durable stainless steel, this tip creates a 60-degree tri-flame spread, igniting charcoal or wood with remarkable speed and precision. What sets the RocketFire Torch apart is its versatility. For example, it can be easily adapted for use with a sous vide finish by removing the tip, offering further culinary exploration. 

Additionally, each RocketFire Torch includes a convenient rawhide lanyard for effortless hanging at your breakfast grill, cooking station, or camping trailer. With safety features like UL certification and a cordless design, this torch is not only efficient but also reliable. Compatible with standard CGA600 propane or MAP/PRO gas canisters, it's readily available at any local hardware store, ensuring you're always prepared for your grilling adventures. With 50-70 lights per canister, the Rocketfire Torch ensures a quick and efficient start to your morning grilling session, allowing you to spend less time waiting and more time enjoying a delicious breakfast outdoors.