Thursday, September 28, 2017

Grilling on a George Foreman Grill

By Len Rizzi 
I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes. Does that song get your mouth watering for a big juicy hamburger? For me every time I hear this Jimmy Buffet song I long to run out to Burger King, Wendy’s or McDonalds. But then I think no it is just not the healthy choice.

The Healthier Choice

Hamburgers fried or barbecued are good, but lately the best way I like them cooked is Foremanized. You may be wondering what the heck foremanized is. Cooking on a George Foreman Grill of course. With this method of cooking I get to eat a hamburger, do not have to worry as much about the fat content, therefore feeling less guilty about eating a burger, and I can see all that grease escape and collect in the handy dandy grease catchers under the grill.

Best Things About Using This Grill

  • The taste is great.
  • Food cooks faster than in the frying pan or on the barbecue.
  • I can use it all year round right on the kitchen counter.
  • No more treading through the snow in the winter to brush off the barbecue.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 18 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Not Just For Hamburgers

I use my George Foreman grill quite a bit for other foods as well. Steaks, pork chops, lamb chops, shrimp and vegetables. The list is endless to what you can make on these grills.
One of my favorite things to cook on this grill would be vegetables.
Grilled Vegetables Ingredients
  • 1 large onion sliced thick
  • 1 large green pepper cut in chunks
  • 1 large red pepper cut in chunks
  • 6 mushrooms sliced thick
  • 1 zucchini sliced thick
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Slap Ya Mama or any type of seasoning you prefer


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl making sure everything is covered with the oil.
  2. Heat your grill, then place contents of the bowl on the grill and close and cook for about 6-8 minutes.
I use my grill so often that I have taped on the inside of one of my kitchen cabinet door a chart, like the one shown here. One day while my step-sister was visiting she saw the chart taped there and said to me "Who's George, is that the person you bought the house from". My reply was no just me being organised, it's for my George Foreman grill.

Cooking Chart

Burgers 3/4" Thick
4 ounces
8 minutes
Burgers 1" Thick
8 ounces
10 minutes
Frozen Burgers 3/4" Thick
4 ounces
12 minutes
Frozen Burgers 1" Thick`
8 ounces
15 minutes
Chicken Breast
9 minutes
Chicken Breast
With Bone
23 minutes
Frozen Chicken Breast
13 minutes
Sausages 1/2" Thick
7 minutes
400 DegreesF
Fahita Beef
Sliced Thin
2 minutes
T-Bone Steak 3/4" Thick
12 ounces
4 - 5 minutes
You can find many of these charts online or in the booklet that comes with the grill


  1. Great ideas for cooking on the George Foreman grill. We just bought another one and are loving it. Hadn't thought to grill veggies. Will be trying more things on there now. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Peg. My GFG is starting to wear out and I'll be getting a new one soon. Veggies are so tasty on the George.

    2. I must be hopelessly out of date. I've never heard of a George Foreman grill before!

  2. This is the first I've heard about this. Maybe I can afford one someday. i'm sure I'd like it. Meanwhile, I'll have to make do with what I have -- a skillet.

    1. Barbara, Mine was a very welcomed gift from my son.

  3. I miss my George Foreman Grill! Why I never thought to grill veggies on it I don't know. I did grill other meats with it though.

    1. I love it in the wintertime when I can't get outside to bbq.

  4. I use to have one of these years ago. i not sure happened with it, with all the moving around I did. I did enjoy cooking with it.

    1. Sandy, I feel that when I use mine to cook on I'm getting a much healthier meal.

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