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Philia Kelnhofer is the blogger behind Sweet Phi. She’s all about making dinner time a little easier through simple recipes, how-tos and step-by-step instructions. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband/taste tester Nick and dog Clover, where they enjoy trying new cheeses and experimenting with new ingredients. You can find Philea on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
These sweet and spicy beef and vegetable kabobs are made using a Hamilton Beach Searing Grill, and are a super tasty kabob that is easy to make indoors while having beautiful outdoor grilled flavors!
Hi there, I’m Phi (pronounced like ‘fee’), the food and lifestyle blogger behind the Sweetphi blog where I share simple sweet and savory recipes. I show readers how to create delicious meals that don’t use a million ingredients or that take hours to make.
I live in Milwaukee, WI where we have very interesting weather. One second it will be pouring rain, the next it will be blinding sunlight. And while I love all the flavors that come from grilling outside, sometimes that it just not a reality because of the weather. Not to mention, the last thing I want to do after a long day of work is set up the grill sometimes.
Enter the Hamilton Beach Searing Grill. This indoor grill is nothing short of amazing. It is small and fits on your counter, but there is nothing small about the amazing seared flavor it gives to food grilled on it. Food made using the Searing Grill actually tastes like it was made using an outdoor grill, and because the temperature gets so high, it leaves those beautiful charred grill marks!
As soon as I saw the box, I had a hankering for some grilled beef and vegetables. It was meant to be, because as I was making this recipe it was pouring rain outside, so it was the perfect opportunity to give the searing grill a test run.
I like to make a very simple marinade that has a hint of sweetness and a hint of spice to really elevate the meat. The marinade I make only has five ingredients, but don’t let the simplicity fool you, the bold marinated sweet and spicy beef kabobs flavor is nothing is amazing.
Kabobs are one of my favorite things to make. I love loading up meat and veggies and making different combinations. They’re customizable to what you like and what you have on hand. For the spring and summer, I like making beef kabobs with cherry tomatoes, red peppers, mushroom and red onion. Again, super simple (just like the marinade) but when combined…delish! I also like using beef because the cook time is super short. These kabobs were grilled and done in 15 minutes!
Next time you’re looking for a delicious grilled meal, look no further than these sweet and spicy beef and vegetable kabobs!
Nothing says summer grilling like a big, juicy burger. So fire up the grill and get the beef patties formed (we use 80% lean ground beef for the juiciest burgers around). How do you build the ultimate burger? We asked around the office and found some of our staff’s favorite toppings for the epitome of the monster burger. With a hamburger built with one, two or a few of these topping options, your next cookout will be one for the history books, so make sure you look nice for the photos. On second thought, you might want to take the photos before eating – these burgers are shirt-stainers.
Mix and Match from this list of killer ingredients to create the ultimate monster burger.
Thick Cut Bacon
Veggies & Toppings
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Fried Onion Rings
Stone Ground Mustard
Assembles in Less Than 10 Minutes! – Everyone loves to grill outdoors, but assembling a new grill can take 2 to 4 hours, not to mention the time it takes to decipher the often-confusing instructions. With the Quick Assembly Outdoor Grill, setup is a snap because the grill is partially assembled inside the package. Just roll the grill out of the box and unfold it. With only a Phillips screwdriver to attach the side shelves, you’ll be ready to grill your favorite steaks, burgers, chicken, fish or chops in about 10 minutes. Also sold at Amazon.com.
Everyone loves a great meal on Memorial Day, and it’s the unofficial beginning of grilling season. On this important day of remembrance, we honor those who served in the armed forces, as Memorial Day is, most importantly, a day to honor the veterans that gave the their lives for their country. At cookouts and celebrations across the nation, and as people are serving their guests many a red, white and blue-themed dish, we hope everyone remembers how our service men and women proudly served us. Happy Memorial Day.
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Salmon, packed with omega-3’s and a good source of protein, along with other meaty filets like swordfish and mahi-mahi, are fantastic when infused with the flavorful char of a grill. It’s a great option when looking for a healthy protein to toss on the grates.
This recipe is based on a version of poached salmon served cold alongside a yogurt-based sauce with lemon juice, capers and dill that you’ll often find at brunches, bridal showers and potlucks. But here, the salmon is grilled, giving it tons of added flavor, and it can be served chilled, like the classic, or warm from the grill.
Because this version of salmon with yogurt sauce is so versatile, it works well for any kind of entertaining, whether it’s for a large group or a small family. The sauce can be made ahead so the flavors have time to meld, and the salmon can be grilled in advance, too. Then, everything can be refrigerated and cooled for a refreshing and light summer meal or as part of a buffet.
But restaurant-quality results don’t have to come from a steakhouse. Instead, they can start at home with an indoor grill that does what most grills can’t: keep meat tender and juicy without overcooking it.