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Healthy Propane Grilling Basics

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Outdoor cooking season is upon us – time to fire up your propane grill and get to work on your charbroiled masterpieces. The question is, can you make your grilled meals as healthy as they are delicious?

You can, if you follow a few simple precautions.

The two keys to cooking healthy on your propane grill

When it comes to grilling healthy, the two most important things to remember are:

  1. To make sure the meat you cook is a safe temperature; and
  2. To avoid conditions that can produce cancer-causing Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).

Taking care of point one is pretty easy – all you need is a thermometer and a reliable reference list of safe food temperatures (such as this one).

Point two is a little more complicated: HCAs and PAHs form when you bring together high heat and fatty meat, which happens quite often when grilling. The good news is you can virtually eliminate HCA and PAH formation by following these five simple guidelines:

Still cooking on charcoal? Now is the perfect time to make the switch to the precision-temperature control and convenience of propane. Simply purchase a Sabre grill priced at $1,199 or more and you’ll get more than $225 in free accessories – including an EZ Digital Thermometer, a set of four Stainless Steel Dual Skewers, and more!

Contact us today to learn more – or visit one of our convenient Connecticut showrooms to see our full line of propane grills and grill accessories!