Grilling with kids

Grilling With Kids: Fun For Everyone

Grilling with your kids can be a great way to get everyone away from screens, out of the house, and enjoying some outdoor living!

The following post is a story shared with us from a SABER® Infrared Grills fan.

The other night, my daughter asked if I could teach her how to grill. Never one to turn down grilling or spending time with my kids, we quickly planned a meal and off we went!

My goal was to create something simple and delicious to help keep her interested in cooking. We couldn’t get the family to agree on one type of protein (sound familiar?), so we prepared two simultaneously, which is easily done with a SABER® grill. You have complete control over each cooking zone’s temperature with its zonal cooking feature.

The result? We had a lot of fun and, most important, was how proud my daughter was to serve a great dinner to the whole family!

Here’s a look at what we made:

Cinnamon Pork Loin and Lemon Pepper Healthy Chicken Fingers

Pork Loin, 3-5 lbs
Chicken Tenderloins, 1-3 lbs
Prudhomme’s BBQ Magic Seasoning
Garlic Powder
Lemon Pepper
Texas Pete Fiery Sweet Wing Sauce

Dry Rub for Pork: Mix Prudhomme’s BBQ Magic, garlic powder, and cinnamon in a bowl to taste. You will need approximately 1/4 cup of mix total. Coat pork loin with mixture and refrigerate one hour prior to cooking. Two hours for more flavor.

Prior to grilling, sprinkle chicken tenderloin strips with lemon pepper and garlic.

Preheat one zone of the SABER® grill to high heat and the other to medium. When pork is ready, place it on high heat. Do this before the chicken since it will take longer (about 20 minutes, depending on the size). The chicken will take 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat. The goal is to have them come off the grill at the same time, so plan ahead. When the pork hits about 145 degrees internal temperature, coat it with Texas Pete Fiery Sweet Sauce and the burner to low. This will allow the pork to finish cooking and will caramelize the sauce. Yum! Be sure to fully cook the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees and the chicken should be 180 degrees internally.

*Be sure to teach your kids proper grilling techniques and safety along the way. Remind them to be extra careful around the grill itself. It gets super hot!

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