So there’s this Old Wives Tale that saying something like women shouldn’t use the grill and it’s only a man’s job. Pshhhh. That’s totally not true! We women can handle wielding a set of tongs and those pokey fork-like things just as well as any man can. And I didn’t even need a grill apron. (Although, I totally wouldn’t have minded sporting one. Next craft project?)
So, I tested that theory this weekend. Andy let me marinate some steak tips and some pork, and then I think he got distracted by the TV we had set up on the patio, because he let me put the meat on the grill. He had it all warmed up for me, too. So I threw those puppies on, then shut the lid and walked away.
Then I smelled something burning.
“Andy, can you help me turn this down.”
I immediatly heard a panic, was asked why I hadn’t turned it down before, and why the heck had I shut the lid. We found a fair amount of char on the meat when we opened the lid, but I have to say, it looked like it should in my opinion.
We turned it, lowered the heat, and I kept a keen eye on the meat.
So maybe I need a few lessons in grilling, but we still had dinner. No one died, and I think I heard somewhere that eating some burned bits is actually good for you. I think….
Here’s how I marinated the steak tips. I’ll get the pork ribs for you next time.
Cup Of Dressing Steak Tips Marinade
3 1/2 pounds of steak tips
1 cup of Italian Dressing
1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of brown sugar
In a bowl, mix Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, ketchup, and brown sugar. Pour over and cover meat with sauce in a sealable container. Keep in fridge for at least 5 hours. Overnight is better.
Grill as desired to your liking. (I cook the heck to get rid of the pink.)