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Cheese Up Your Next BBQ: Recipes for Cheese Indulgence!

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When you next plan your Outdoor excursion why not make it A Cheesy BBQ!

There (I suppose) must be people out there who don’t enjoy cheese. It certainly isn’t me. To quote Avery Aames ( Author ) “Life is great and cheese makes it better. “

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I recently attended a Cheese Barbecue. (My idea of heaven!). Apart from the fact that I didn’t have to clean or clean up the chance to indulge in cheese on everything was an event I couldn’t pass up.

There were various cheese dishes and plenty of additional meat protein to suit all tastes.

I made a note of most of the dishes and my gift to fellow cheese lovers is recipes hints and tips to cheese up your next BBQ.

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A Cheesey BBQ – Up for Tasting was:

Smokey Cheddar Cheese and Beer Dip

BBQ Toasted Grilled Cheesy Sandwiches

Grilled Mac & Cheese Pancakes

Halloumi smoked on the grill

Cheesy Grilled Pizza

Sweet Smoked & Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake

 

Smokey Cheddar Cheese Beer Dip

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This is perfect to have ready to serve when your guests arrive. Serve it alongside some crusty bread or baked tortilla chips ready to dip into the sauce. The sauce can also be used as a topping for BBQ meats.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of butter
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 1 cup of Beer – suggested an Ale which is full of yeasty fruity flavors
  • 1 cup of Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups of Cheddar Cheese (Mild grated)
  • 1 ½ cups Half and Half ) Substitute ½ cup Cream and ½ cup milk mixed)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Salt

Method

In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk. Let the flour-butter mixture cook for 3 minutes.

Add the garlic, paprika, salt, and Cayenne pepper. Mix well.

Add in the beer and chicken broth slowly while whisking. Once the mixture has a smooth consistency add the milk/cream mixture and the Worcestershire sauce. Whisk over low heat until ready to serve. 

Best served slightly warm.

Cheesy Beer Dip

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • ½ cup of Butter
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 1 cup of Beer – suggested an Ale which is full of yeasty fruity flavors
  • 1 cup of Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups of Cheddar Cheese Mild grated
  • 1 ½ cups Half and Half ) Substitute ½ cup Cream and ½ cup milk mixed)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Salt

Instructions

  • Method
  • In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk. Let the flour-butter mixture cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, paprika, salt, and Cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Add in the beer and chicken broth slowly while whisking. Once the mixture has a smooth consistency add the milk/cream mixture and the Worcestershire sauce. Whisk over low heat until ready to serve.
  • Best served slightly warm

 

BBQ Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich is served directly from the BBQ. There are a few tips for getting this right.

  • Use Thickly sliced bread .. the cheese will take a little longer to melt.
  • It is advisable to use indirect grilling zones. Even better if you can construct a medium and low heat zone.
  • For further guidelines on direct vs Indirect heat click below the link to a previous article. https://pitmasterandthecook.com/convert-your-grill-to-smoke-ribs/103300
  • Use plenty of oil or butter to stop the bread from sticking to the grate. A secret tip is to use mayonnaise. Coat the outside of the bread just before grilling. The Mayo helps to crisply brown the bread and it doesn’t leave the sandwich greasy.
  • Grated cheese works better than slices. It makes it easy to cover the right to the edge of the bread so that each bite is cheesy. The cheese will also melt evenly.
  • Start by placing your sandwich over a medium to high heat for approx. 2- 3 minutes.
  • Once the cheese starts to bubble move the sandwich to a lower heat zone to complete cooking. ( An additional 2-3 minutes)
  • Serve warm.

Of course, there are endless combos to spruce up your cheesy sandwich. Smoked Ham and Cheese, BBQ pulled pork and cheese, Caramelized Onions and Cheese to name a few.

 

Grilled Mac ‘n’ Cheese Pancakes with homemade Siracha Sauce

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Make your favorite Mac & Cheese recipe the day before your cookout. Recipe is best when Mac & Cheese is cold.

Arrange your outdoor BBQ so that you have two cooking zones, half direct heat, and the other half indirect.

Divide your Mac & Cheese into balls depending on the size pancakes you require.

Place the skillet over direct heat and melt some butter on the skillet.

Place the Mac and Cheese balls onto the skillet and flatten with a spatula.

Fry the pancakes until a golden crust develops. Flip and fry on the other side.

If some of the pasta separates just continue to fry these burnt ends which can top your final pancakes.

Serve warm.

 

Mac and Cheese Pancakes

Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • Make your favorite Mac & Cheese recipe the day before your cookout. This recipe is best when Mac & Cheese is cold.

Instructions

  • Arrange your outdoor BBQ so that you have two cooking zones, half direct heat, and the other half indirect.
  • Divide your Mac & Cheese into balls depending on the size pancakes you require.
  • Place the skillet over direct heat and melt some butter on the skillet.
  • Place the Mac and Cheese balls onto the skillet and flatten with a spatula.
  • Fry the pancakes until a golden crust develops. Flip and fry on the other side.
  • If some of the pasta separates just continue to fry these burnt ends which can
  • top your final pancakes.
  • Serve warm.

On your indirect heat area place a saucepan and warm through the Siracha sauce. Recipe below.

Serve your pancakes with a dollop of the sauce.

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Quick Sirachia Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Red Jalapeno Peppers
  • ½ cup Fresh Mini snacking Peppers
  • 7 cloves crushed Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 4 Tbsp of Honey
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Fish sauce

Method

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Place in a saucepan heat until begins to boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

This sauce will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks.

Halloumi Kebabs- Vegan Cheesy Barbecue

 

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Cheese can be easily cooked over a BBQ grate. The extra “smokey barbecue” flavor that the fire imparts makes the cheese all the more delicious. This is a recipe for Halloumi Kebabs. However, Slices of Halloumi, Provolone, or Kefalotyri work well on the BBQ.

Ingredients

  • 2/250 gm blocks of Halloumi Cheese 
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • Cracked Pepper to taste

Method

To remove any excess saltiness it is advisable to soak the Halloumi in cold water for at least 2 hours.

Cut the cheese into 4 long pieces and thread onto skewers. ( If you use wooden ones then soak them first in water for 10 minutes.)

Drizzle over the olive oil and sprinkle the dried Oregano and cracked pepper

Place the skewers on the BBQ grate and grill each side for 2 -3 mins.

Serve with the Siracha sauce.

Of course, just adding a slice of cheese to Hamburger Patties, Hot Dogs and Steaks will elevate the dish straight off the BBQ. Try barbecuing whole chicken breasts ( make sure they are thoroughly cooked through ) then add a dollop of sweet BBQ sauce and a slice of cheese. Let the cheese melt over the chicken before serving.

Cheesy Pizza – on the BBQ

A pizza without Cheese isn’t a “proper ” Pizza. Click on the link below for a previous article posted about using your BBQ to cook pizza.

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See: https://pitmasterandthecook.com/?s=bbq+pizza

Grilled Pumpkin Spice Cheesecakes

This recipe is copied from Christie Vanover at Girls can Grill.

It is the perfect ending to your Cheesy BBQ evening.

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Grilled Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 small Pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp melted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Caramel Sauce

Method

1. Heat grill to 425F degrees with an indirect heat area.

2. Cut the pumpkin in half vertically. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and pulp. (Save the seeds to make smoked pumpkin seeds).

3. Brush the insides of the pumpkin with melted butter. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle evenly over the inside of the pumpkin halves. Place on the grill over indirect heat cut side up. Grill with the lid closed for 1 hour.

4. While the pumpkin is cooking, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt for about 60 seconds, until it’s smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg, until mixed through.

5. Reduce the grill heat to 350F degrees.

6. Spoon the cheesecake mixture into the pumpkins. Continue grilling with the lid closed for 1 hour or until the cheesecake is set.

7. Drizzle with caramel sauce.

Grilled Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • · 1 small Pumpkin
  • · 2 Tbsp melted Butter
  • · 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • · 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • · 8 ozs Cream Cheese
  • · 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • · 1/3 cup Sugar
  • · 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • · Pinch of Salt
  • · 1 Egg
  • · Caramel Sauce

Instructions

  • Heat grill to 425F degrees with an indirect heat area.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half vertically. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and pulp. (Save the seeds to make smoked pumpkin seeds).
  • Brush the insides of the pumpkin with melted butter. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle evenly over the inside of the pumpkin halves. Place on the grill over indirect heat cut side up. Grill with the lid closed for 1 hour.
  • While the pumpkin is cooking, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt for about 60 seconds, until it's smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg, until mixed through.
  • Reduce the grill heat to 350F degrees.
  • Spoon the cheesecake mixture into the pumpkins. Continue grilling with the lid closed for 1 hour or until the cheesecake is set.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce.

 

There are so many inventive ways to introduce cheese to your next BBQ.

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Hi, I am a writer based outside Cape Town in South Africa. I come from a Barbecue obsessed family. With the great weather we have in Cape Town ( most of the year) we enjoy Cooking Outside in our Backyard as often as possible. South African's love to "Braai" anything! The trick to continuing to enjoy Barbecuing is loving the old favorites but experimenting with new foods and methods often.

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