The George Foreman grill is available in small, medium, large and extra large size. To operate the interior grill, simply plug in the appliance and place the meat on the cooking surface. Close the lid, and the meat will be cooked in just a few minutes. Reduce the amount of fat in cooked meats, since you do not need oils to use the George Foreman grill.
A popular use for the George Foreman grill is to make tasty paninis. Paninis have several layers of lean meats and toast before serving. Use a type of thick bread for your panini, such as French, fermented or focaccia. Slices of bread should be between 1/2 and 1/3 of an inch thick.
Place the vegetables and meats you want uniformly on the bread. Use only a small amount of seasonings, as they can fall on the grill during cooking. Spread the bread with olive oil before placing it on the grill. Cook for about three or four minutes. Hold the top of the grill to make marks on the top of the panini.
Hot dogs and sausages
You might think you can not grill sausages and sausages on the George Foreman grill, but it's possible with a little preparation. Use a knife before placing the sausage on the spit to cut several diagonal lines on both sides. The cuts help prevent the sausage from splitting when you heat it. Avoid putting the sausages in the center of the grill, since the meat slips. Instead, put the sausages on a diagonal on the plates of the grill.
Use the high setting to preheat the grill if your George Foreman has an adjustable thermostat. When you are ready to cook the sausages, turn the temperature over medium heat. The approximate cooking time for boneless chicken breasts is 14 minutes, 12 minutes for hamburgers, 11 minutes for strips of steak and 17 minutes for pork chops.
Meats to avoid
Stuffed meats, bacon and large cuts of poultry, fish and meat are not recommended for the George Foreman grill. Ideally, prepare cuts without bone, as the bones can affect the cooking time, and you may have to wait a long time. If you make thick meat on the grill, use a meat thermometer to make sure it is well cooked.