BBQ Talks: 5 Best electric grills for 2017

Having a backyard BBQ party may be everybody’s dream but isn’t exactly possible for all but with the latest set of electric grills you can have it even is smaller spaces of your home like the balcony but before you get too excited to have you picked out an electric grill yet?

We’ll make the decision simpler for you with our list of the top 5 electric grills for 2017.

1. Weber Q 140

Weber is one of the most highly-rated brands in the grill industry and this electric grill comes with 189 square inches of cooking space and weighs around 25 pounds. The porcelain enameled, cast iron cooking grate makes cooking faster and is also easy to clean post every cook.

The grill can reach around 700 degrees Fahrenheit in about 15-20 minutes which ensures tender meat along with the perfect smokiness and charred grill marks.

Weber Q 140

2. Cuisinart CEG-980

If you’re looking for a high performing, easy to carry grill the Cuisinart CEG-980 is exactly what you need.  It comes with a 145 square inch cooking area which is also easy to clean and heats up to a maximum temperature within 15-20 minutes as its porcelain-enameled.

On the downsides, we found it hard to clean the small drip tray and its small cooking space limits its abilities. Overall, for a grill costing less than $200, it’s ideal for occasional grillers.

3. Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared

Char-Broil is another popular grill manufacturer and their infrared technology grills are definitely one to keep an eye on. This grill comes with a good 240 square inch cooking area and can reach up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit in 15 minutes.

Also, assembling the grill takes about 10 minutes and can be done with a simple wrench and screwdriver itself. The infrared technology ensures you get tender, smoky flavored meats in every cook. Charbroil is also known to be the brand that offers the most premium charcoal grills in the market.

4. Easy Street’s Cart Grill

If you love steak here’s the perfect grill for you but that’s not all. Cooking is faster and maintaining heat while keeping tabs on the food is made easy due to the small window provided on top. The rotisserie comes with 3 different heat settings.

Also, the grill has foldable side tables which make it easy to store both raw and cooked food before serving while the reflector pan ensures each steak or burger etc. has the perfect smoky flavor. On the downside, it’s slightly harder to assemble.

5. George Foreman GGR50B

If you’re looking for a durable grill and are on the tight budget, this George Foreman grill provides the best alternative. It’s lightweight and compact design makes it easy to carry around and store when not in use.

The fat and oil are kept away with the help of a sloped base which is easy to clean. It also has a removable stand and this can be used both indoors and outdoors.

George Foreman GGR50B

Vegetable Pizza

Vegetable Pizza

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/4 cup red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup purchased pizza sauce
  • 1 cup nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, cut into rings

 

COOKING DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine cooled rice with ½ cup mozzarella cheese and egg whites. Press into a 12-inch pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for five minutes.
  • Combine pizza sauce with pepper and garlic.
  • Spread over the baked rice crust. Top with next four ingredients and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Garnish with green pepper rings.

Focaccia Pizza Recipe

Focaccia Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 10 inch focaccia bread
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz Provolone cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp garlic flavored olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried basil or oregano cup tomato pizza sauce
  • ¼ lb canned artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and chopped

 

Focaccia Pizza Recipe

Cooking Directions:

  • Brush focaccia with olive oil. Mix pizza sauce and oregano.
  • Spread the mixture over focaccia. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Sodium 190mg
Calories 110
% Calories from Fat 72%
Total Fat 8.8g
Saturated Fats 3.7g
Monounsaturated Fats 4g
Polyunsaturated Fats 0.6g
Cholesterol 16mg
Protein 5.8g
Total Carbohydrates 3.2g
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Sugar 0.5g…

Upside Down Pizza

Upside Down Pizza

12 Dutch Oven
45 minutes cooking time
28 (9/19) briquettes (400)

 

Upside Down Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Serves 4-6
  • Ground Beef or Italian Bulk Sausage (extra lean recommended) 1 lb.
  • Onion, chopped 1 medium
  • Chopped Olives (optional) 1 small can
  • Sliced Mushrooms (optional) 1 small can
  • Pizza Sauce 1 jar (14 oz.)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 2 cups (8 oz.)
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Eggs 2
  • Canola Oil 1 teaspoon
  • Flour 1 cup
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon

Cooking Directions:

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef (or sausage) and onion over medium heat on the stove-top until no longer pink, drain off fat.
  • Add olives, mushrooms, and pizza sauce to the beef. Cover and simmer until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the milk, eggs, oil, flour, and salt. Whip until smooth.
  • Sprinkle beef mixture with cheese. Pour flour batter over cheese evenly.
  • Cover and bake in Dutch Oven at 400 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Chicken Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 inch pizza crust
  • 6 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • ½ cup fontina cheese, grated
  • 10 oz pre-cooked chicken breast, Italian flavored
  • 3 oz bottled pesto

 

Chicken Pizza Recipe

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread the pizza crust with the pesto.
  • Sprinkle with chicken, artichoke hearts, and grated cheese.
  • Season with freshly ground pepper, if desired.
  • Bake on a pizza stone or baking sheet for eight to 10 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown.
  • Serve hot!

Nutrition Facts:

Cholesterol 78mg
Calories 190
% Calories from Fat 32.7%
Total Fat 6.8g
Saturated Fats 3.3g
Monounsaturated Fats 2.2g
Polyunsaturated Fats 0.8g
Sodium 185mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.2g
Dietary Fiber 3.8g
Sugar 0.5g
Protein 28g…

Salmon and Spinach Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
  • ¼ lb smoked salmon, cut into pieces
  • 4 small baked cheese pizza crusts
  • 5 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • ¼ cup sour cream

 

Salmon and Spinach Pizza Recipe

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread sauce evenly over cheese crusts and place on oven tray.
  • Divide next 4 ingredients over pizzas. Sprinkle each with dill and top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 180
% Calories from Fat 55%
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fats 6.1g
Protein 16g
Sodium 880mg
Monounsaturated Fats 3.2g
Polyunsaturated Fats 0.9g
Cholesterol 38mg
Sugar 0.8g
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 2.7g…

Quick Baja Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 baked cheese pizza crust
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup purchased pizza sauce
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • ½ lb cooked shrimp, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

 

Quick Baja Pizza

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread pizza sauce over pizza crust. Arrange shrimp, onion, and peppers over top and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake 12 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 155
% Calories from Fat 9%
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fats 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fats 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fats 0.4g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 470mg
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 2.8g
Sugar 4.3g
Protein 24g…

Summer Salad Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 small bread shell pizza crusts
  • 1 tbsp oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

 

Summer Salad Pizza

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Place pizza shells on a baking sheet. Sprinkle shells with half of the chopped basil and of half the feta cheese.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Combine the next four ingredients and remaining basil and feta cheese in a bowl.
  • Stir in chopped lettuce until well-mixed. Divide lettuce mixture between hot pizzas and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 270
% Calories from Fat 70%
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fats 8.5g
Monounsaturated Fats 5.4g
Polyunsaturated Fats 5.8g
Cholesterol 48mg
Sodium 750mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 1.7g
Sugar 5.2g
Protein 9.8g…

Colorburst Olive Pizza Slices

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup scallions, sliced¼ cup black olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded1 loaf Italian bread, cut lengthwise cup creamy Italian dressing
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut lengthwise cup creamy Italian dressing
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, red or yellow bell pepper, chopped

 

Colorburst Olive Pizza Slices

 

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake bread on baking sheet 5-6 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  • Spread dressing on bread. Top with the remaining ingredients. Bake 10-12 minutes more, or until cheese is melted.
  • Cut each bread half into slices.

 

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 165
% Calories from Fat 72.1%
Total Fat 13.2g
Protein 5.5g
Saturated Fats 4g
Sugar 4.7g
Sodium 385mg
Monounsaturated Fats 3.6g
Polyunsaturated Fats 4.2g
Cholesterol 23mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.9g
Dietary Fiber 1g…

Vegetarian Mexican Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 baked cheese pizza crust
  • 1 cup salsa, drained
  • ¼ lb canned green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

 

Vegetarian Mexican Pizza

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 460°F. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread salsa over top and sprinkle with remaining ingredients.
  • Bake ten to eleven minutes, until cheese, is melted and crust is golden.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 185
% Calories from Fat 64%
Total Fat 13.2g
Saturated Fats 8.3g
Monounsaturated Fats 3.6g
Polyunsaturated Fats 0.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 940mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.7g
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Sugar 3.2g
Protein 13g…