George Foreman grills used to be reserved for cooking chicken breasts. If you wanted a healthy meal, you could place your chicken in the grill and watch all of the nasty stuff drip out of the grill.
You are then left with a moist and tasty chicken breast that you can serve with whatever veg you fancy.
However, what else can you cook in a George Foreman grill? After all, there are many ways of cooking chicken breasts, so if that’s all you cook, is it worth investing in one of these grills?
Well, it seems there aren’t too many limitations to what you can cook in a George Foreman grill.
Here are ten things you can cook in a George Foreman grill.
Some steak purists may shiver and shake at this suggestion, but you can cook steak on a George Foreman grill. In fact, as these grills cook from both sides, steaks actually take half the time.
You can keep your steak juicy by adding butter as you cook too. Or you can opt for a healthier steak and let all the juices and fat run out of the grill, although be careful that the steak purists don’t catch you doing this!
2. Pressed Sandwiches
Fancy a panini or a traditional Breville-style pressed sandwich? Well, both are possible in a George Foreman grill. This is a perfect way of experimenting with flavours.
If you’d like a pressed sandwich recipe to make, though, my partner makes the best. Ham and cheese served with homemade tomato soup. Granted, this isn’t the healthiest thing to make in this grill, but it is mouth-wateringly delicious!
Quesadillas are a very easy mid-week meal and are so quick in the George Foreman grill. You can cook your chicken and veg in advance and then throw it, along with some cheese, into a tortilla wrap, grill it for a few minutes, and you’re done.
Quesadillas are an easy and tasty meal that we rely on all the time. Plus, you can make them as healthy as you like too.
4. Grilled Fish
Salmon, monkfish, halibut, tuna and more, can all be cooked on the George Foreman grill, and it is the perfect tool for fish.
Fish is a very healthy protein, and using the grill can make it even healthier. Plus, you can also use the grill for the veg to go along with the fish too.
Add some quinoa or rice, and you have an ultra-healthy meal.
5. Bacon and Sausages
Less healthy than the fish above, but cooking bacon and sausages on the George Foreman grill is a great way of keeping a full English breakfast off of your waistline.
It is one of the healthiest ways of cooking meats with heavy fat content, and they still taste amazing as well.
Many of us struggle to cook asparagus, but using the grill makes it so easy. You can simply place the asparagus in the grill with some seasoning for about 5 minutes, checking for tenderness as you go. We promise, cooking asparagus on the George Foreman grill is that easy.
7. Burgers and Hotdogs
Many of us are tempted by BBQs as the weather begins to get better. However, when you’re on a diet, a BBQ can be a temptation too far.
To make these meats a touch healthier, you can use the George Foreman grill.
The grill isn’t magical, so it won’t take all of the fat out of the meats. Still, it does good enough that you won’t feel guilty after your BBQ.
Yep, people actually fry eggs on the George Foreman grill. It is tricky to do, but eggs can be done on the grill.
We’d reserve this one for when you have no other option for frying eggs (if you’re already using all of the rings on your hob, for example).
9. Chips/French Fries
Amazingly, you can also cook beautiful chips on a George Foreman grill. Just cut some potatoes into chip shapes, toss them in oil and season them.
Then, lay them on the pre-heated George Foreman grill, making sure they don’t overlap. In 10 minutes, you have lovely chips to serve with your meal.
Lastly, a classic of the George Foreman grill, but many of us haven’t tried cooking prawns in the grill. This is almost the perfect cooking technique for prawns, though.
You can marinate the prawns before cooking, and then in just a few minutes, the prawns will be perfectly cooked.
We hope this look at George Foreman grills and what you can cook in one has been helpful. These grills don’t have too many limitations. They are perfect for healthier meats but work great on veg and fish as well.
Don’t forget to explore Chef’s Pick some more. We have loads of cooking articles just like this one to add a sprinkle of creativity into your meals and a great deal more.
Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job.