When using a George Foreman grill, select types of food that take less time to cook, such as boneless meats and meats up to 1-inch thick. For example, boneless chicken breasts work exceptionally well in the George Foreman grill since breasts cook more quickly than other types of meat. If you cook vegetables together with chicken and other meats, you may need to removed the cooked meat and continue grilling the vegetables a little longer alone.
Chicken and Turkey
Grill chicken or turkey breasts on your George Foreman grill. After marinating the breasts for an hour or so, grill them for four to eight minutes until you see the juices run clear. You can also make chicken paninis by making a sandwich with bread, cooked chicken breast, cheese and your favourite spices and ingredients. Cook your sandwich in the grill until the cheese has melted and the bread has browned. Grill chicken breasts and serve them with rice. Increase the cooking time for chicken or turkey breasts by pounding them before placing them on the grill.
Seafood such as salmon, catfish and shrimp cooks well on the George Foreman grill. You know when fish has cooked when if flakes easily. Shrimp turns from transparent to pink and opaque when done. Thread skewers with shrimp and peppers, brush them with your favourite sauce, spray the grill with cooking spray and make kebabs in four minutes or less. Marinate salmon fillets and grill four to six minutes. Marinated salmon steaks grill in seven minutes. Season catfish or tilapia, spray the grill with cooking spray and grill the fish for three to five minutes.
When grilling steak in the George Foreman grill, make certain you use 1/2 to 1-inch thick boneless steaks. Grill steaks after preheating the grill to a temperature of 204 degrees Celsius. Medium rare steaks take four to seven minutes and medium steaks take six to nine minutes to grill. You can grill minced meat patties, but keep them 1/2 to 3/4-inches thick and grill them until well done, five to eight minutes.
Grill only boneless pork, like boneless pork chops 1/2 to 3/4-inches thick, until done--six to eight minutes. Grill boneless pork tenderloin after cutting it in half lengthwise. Grill six to nine minutes. Place a slab of bacon with the pieces intact on the grill and cook for three to four minutes. Turn the slab over and continue grilling until you have the crispiness you desire. Make sure you grill pork thoroughly to an internal temperature of 76.7 degrees C. to destroy the trichinae parasite which causes trichinosis, a serious infection.
Grill boneless lamb chops only with a thickness of 1/2 to 3/4 inches. Grill the chops for six to eight minutes.
Hot Dogs and Sausages
Hot dogs and pre-cooked sausages grill in just two to three minutes. You will need to precook raw sausage in a skillet first until almost cooked, then place it in the George Foreman grill for four to six minutes, until cooked all the way through.
Grill store-bought veggie burgers or make your own using ingredients such as eggs, cheese, oats, shredded carrots and zucchini, onions, soy sauce and other seasonings. Coat these homemade burgers with flour and grill them for about five minutes.
You can grill a wide variety of vegetables in the George Foreman grill. For example, bell peppers and eggplant take four to five minutes. Halve the peppers and slice the eggplant first about 1/2 to 1-inch thick. Grill mushrooms whole after removing the stems for two to four minutes. For new potatoes, you need to slice them in half first and precook them in boiling salted water for six to eight minutes. Grill for five to six minutes until browned. Grill zucchini and summer squash for three to four minutes after slicing them into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces.