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The Best Meats to Grill

Grilling season is nearly here which means it's time to dust off those tongs, fire up the grill, and indulge in the timeless pleasure of cooking outdoors. But what meats are best suited for that sizzling, smoky embrace of the grill?

Here at Rocketfire Torch, we believe in more than just providing a convenient way to light fires; we're passionate about fostering connections with family and friends through the timeless ritual of outdoor cookingThat’s why we're excited to share our expertise on the best meats to grill, ensuring that your gatherings are filled with delicious food and unforgettable memories.

From juicy chicken thighs to succulent ribeye steaks, let's dive into the world of grilling perfection.

The Best Grillable Meats

1. Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken is a quintessential favorite, offering a balance of juicy meat and crispy skin when prepared correctly. Whether you opt for bone-in thighs, tender breasts, or flavorful drumsticks, marinating the chicken in a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs before grilling ensures moisture remains inside while delivering a burst of flavor.

2. Ground Beef

Versatile and flavorful, ground beef is a staple of any grill master's repertoire. Whether you're crafting mouthwatering burgers, flavor-packed meatballs, or savory kebabs, choosing the right blend of meat and fat is key to achieving juicy, flavorful results.  We recommend opting for ground beef with a higher fat content for burgers that are moist and succulent and don't forget to season liberally with your favorite spices and herbs before grilling.

3. Skirt Steak and Grilled Flank Steak

Skirt steak and flank steak are prized for their rich flavor and tender texture, making them perfect for grilling. Marinate these thin cuts of beef in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs to infuse them with flavor before grilling over high heat for a deep brown crust. For an extra touch of indulgence, slice the grilled steak thin and serve it atop a bed of crispy greens for a refreshing summer salad.

4. Ribeye Steak

With its generous marbling and rich flavor, ribeye steak is a favorite among grill enthusiasts. For perfectly grilled ribeye, season the steak with salt and pepper before grilling over high heat to achieve a deliciously charred exterior and a tender, juicy interior. For an added burst of flavor, top the grilled steaks with a pat of herb-infused butter just before serving.

5. Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are a luxurious grilling option, boasting a rich flavor that pairs beautifully with a variety of seasonings and marinades. For tender, succulent lamb chops, marinate them in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and lemon juice before grilling over high heat for a caramelized exterior and a perfectly pink interior. We suggest serving the grilled chops with a side of mint jelly or a tangy yogurt sauce for an extra layer of flavor.

6. Pork Chops and Ribs

From juicy chops to finger-licking ribs, pork is a grill favorite that never disappoints. Whether you prefer sweet and tangy BBQ sauce or a savory dry rub, slow-cook pork chops and ribs over indirect heat to preserve moisture and achieve fork-tender perfection. For an extra touch of indulgence, baste the grilled pork with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last few minutes of cooking to create a sticky, caramelized glaze.

7. Chicken Thighs and Legs

Dark meat lovers rejoice! Chicken thighs and legs are ideal for grilling, offering a richer flavor and juicier texture compared to chicken breast. Marinate the chicken in a blend of spices, herbs, and olive oil before grilling over medium heat until cooked through and deliciously crispy. For an added twist, try grilling bone-in chicken thighs and legs with a smoky barbecue sauce for a taste of true Southern comfort.

8. Steak Cuts

From tender filet mignon to flavorful flat iron steak, there's a steak cut to suit every taste and preference. For thicker cuts like filet mignon or T-bone steak, sear them over high heat to create a delicious crust before finishing them over indirect heat to ensure even cooking and preserve moisture. For thinner cuts like flat iron steak or skirt steak, grill them hot and fast for a deep brown crust and a juicy, tender interior.

9. Hot Dogs and Sausages

No grill-out is complete without the classic hot dog or sausage. Whether you prefer them charred and crispy or lightly browned, cook hot dogs and sausages over direct heat until the casing is crisp and the interior is heated through. For an extra burst of flavor, try grilling sausages with bell peppers and onions for a deliciously smoky twist on a classic favorite.

Lighting your Grill with Ease

When it comes to grilling your favorite meats, The RocketFire™ Fire Starter is a game-changer. With its powerful flame and precision control, lighting your grill has never been easier or more efficient. This revolutionary tool offers unmatched ease and efficiency in lighting your grill. Its powerful flame and ergonomic design swiftly ignite the charcoal, eliminating the hassle of messy lighter fluid or time-consuming chimney starters. Moreover, its precision control allows effortless adjustment of the flame intensity, ensuring even heat distribution for consistent cooking. Thanks to the RocketFire™ Fire Starter, you can simplify the grilling process, allowing you to deliver deliciously grilled meats with minimal effort and utmost convenience.