I bought my husband a new BBQ for Father’s Day and he has been cooking delicious dinners all summer long! I get bored of eating steak, chicken or fish brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. He can’t stand meat that is overcooked and dry.
We turned to technology – our trusty smartphones – to help solve these BBQ dilemmas! There are various barbeque apps - available now in Google Play for your Android-powered smartphone - that do everything from offer unique recipes to spice up your meal to serve as timers to ensure the perfect “doneness” without cutting into the meat while it’s cooking.
Here are a few to try out the next time you plan a summer cookout – whether you’re looking to impress your family or a group of friends at a larger get together:
Omaha Steaks Steak Time – This free app is bursting with meal ideas, tips, tools, and facts galore that are sure to make any seasoned steak chef swoon. This application is built for steak lovers, by steak lovers, to bring all the best resources into one streamlined and intuitive tool. • BROWSE the seemingly endless selection of bold, flavorful recipes complete with color photos and carefully composed directions. • SEARCH recipes by category, ingredient or title. • ADD recipes to your favorites list so you can find your top go-to meals in seconds. • TIME your meals perfectly with the convenient steak grilling timer. This tool ensures all your steaks will come off the grill at precisely the same time, regardless of your guests' doneness preferences or steak cuts. • WATCH helpful how-to videos ranging in subjects from "The Perfect Grill Marks" to "Steak Prep." • CREATE grocery lists automatically for all recipes. You just add recipes to your list and bring it with you to the store when you shop. You can even check off ingredients as you go. • LEARN anything and everything about steak in the Steak 101 section, which includes cooking charts, steak facts and health information.
Weber’s On the Grill™ - This app costs $4.99 per download and features 280 classic Weber recipes plus 40 recipes for rubs, marinades, and sauces that are sure to get you fired up to get out and grill. You can tag your favorites, and even create and share a master grocery list for your grilling recipes that you can take with you to the store. There’s a timer within the app, too, so you know exactly when to take your food off the grill.
Grill-It! – At just .99 cents per download, this app provides detailed instructions and professional photos for grilling recipes including Beef, Lamb, Seafood, Poultry and more. If you can cook it on the grill, chances are this app developer has tried it and taken photos of the process.