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Electric BBQ tips?

acbell | May 16, 201102:08 PM

I love grilling….it opens up tons of easy and quick (and delicious) dinner options. Living in downtown Boston, I’ve been grill-less for a few years (silly fire regulations). My brand-new apartment building lured me in with the promise of BBQs on the roofdeck. I went up last week to see...electric BBQs. Like, they are plugged into the wall. They aren’t exactly like George Forman’s, but have normal grills that heat up.

I tried a simple steak on these things last night. I usually cook my steaks 4 min on each side (give or take a few min depending on thickness), on the electric grill on full heat it took me 12 minutes ON EACH SIDE to get a steak that wasn’t blue. Unfortunately, the slow (for steak) cooking method left the meat a bit rubbery.

So, I know that the grill isn’t ideal, but wonder if anyone has any tips on how to make the most out of the plug-in bbq? Any ideas how to get a bit of smokiness into the meat?

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