Instead of cooking the same old thing this morning or pulling out the box of boring cereal, why not put your outdoor cooker to more good use and cook breakfast on a grill? It’s a lot easier and more fun than you may think. Plus, there are a ton of different things you can grill for that first meal of the day that everyone will love.
For breakfast on the grill, we’ve put together 6 delicious ideas of things you can try out today. Let’s take a look:
(Click the linked heading for the recipe for each item)
Fair warning, once you have breakfast hash cooked in a skillet on the grill, you may never want it any other way. A cast-iron skillet can conduct heat very evenly, which means higher temperatures and more browning and caramelization. This means an even more delicious flavor. When cooked this way on the grill, the potatoes will develop a nice crispy char and pick up some of that great smoke flavor.
This hearty breakfast skillet is cooked on your grill over medium-high heat and cooks in 30 minutes. Fresh red potatoes, bacon, and cheese, topped with eggs make this breakfast skillet a hit that everyone will love.
One of the staple items for any great breakfast is, of course, eggs. But these grilled scrambled eggs in a cast-iron skillet take boring everyday eggs to a whole new level. They make a quick and easy breakfast dish cooked on the grill. Prep and cooking time takes less than 30 minutes. With goat cheese, onion, chives, and jalapeno mixed in, you’ll get a delicious profile of savory flavors with a kick.
We can’t do a breakfast on the grill round-up without mentioning bacon. There’s no denying the fact that grilled bacon is fan-favorite. Plus, you’ll end up with a much less greasy and much healthier result since the bacon won’t be cooking in its own fat. Grab thick-cut bacon slices and cook each slice over medium-high heat for about 4 - 6 minutes (depending on how crispy you want it).
If you’re really feeling adventurous and want to kick your bacon flavor up a notch, check out the recipe (linked in the heading) for grilled candied bacon with brown sugar and black pepper for a delicious twist.
One thing that is certain, sweet and spicy flavors balance each other very well. A perfect way to achieve this for your grilled breakfast is with grilled sweet melon sprinkled with sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper and skewered. If you've never had grilled fruit like this before, you're in for a treat! You’ll get a deliciously sweet and not too spicy side item for your grilled breakfast.
Peaches, nectarines, and plums are also great options for fruits to grill for breakfast (or any time).
Source: Food Network
For another breakfast option on the sweeter side, check out these fun French toast kebabs. Serve this bite-sized version of a long-time breakfast favorite with warm maple syrup and grilled bacon for a delicious and filling breakfast. Make sure to line the grill grates with foil to ensure that the cubes of bread cook all the way through without burning. Closing the grill while it’s cooking lets the toast take in a nice hint of smoky flavor.
Remember, if you are using wood skewers, make sure to soak them in water first to prevent them from burning on the grill.
(Check out our article here for more tips on how to grill food on kebabs successfully.)
These kabobs are a fun and easy way to cover the sweet and savory profiles for your breakfast on a grill, plus they go very well with any egg dish. With smoked sausage, mushrooms, and pineapple and basted with maple syrup, these skewers cook in only 8 to 9 minutes!
With the ideas covered above, you’ve got some great options to get started with when it comes to cooking breakfast on a grill. Feel free to tweak the above options and make them your own. Start your day off right today with a home-grilled breakfast!
Make sure to check out our other blog articles for tons of ideas on things you can cook on the grill for lunch or dinner as well.
Have you cooked a whole breakfast on a grill? Do you have a favorite breakfast item you can grill? Let us know in the comment box below. We want to hear all about it!
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