Barbecues aren’t just for grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, you know.
Throw a griddle on your RoadTrip LXE grill and you’ve got a lot more options. In addition to expanding your menu choices, clean up can become much easier too.
For those of us who love our RoadTrip Grills for their simplicity, this inexpensive accessory is a no brainer. But now that I think of it, you’ve probably already got one. You’re just looking for recipe ideas.
BBQ Griddle Recipes… that are Easy
Most likely, you already know that you can cook all sorts of egg dishes like Denver omelettes, veggie scrambles etc.. Bacon is an obvious one, and pancakes may have been the reason you purchased your griddle in the first place, so let’s get to other griddle cooking ideas that you might not have thought of.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
This one’s super easy. Cheese and bread. Of course you can throw some turkey or ham slices on there, canned tuna, mushrooms and even vary up your cheese or add seasonings like cayenne pepper for a kick. With a griddle, you don’t have to worry about cheese melting through your barbecue grate and making a mess on your beautiful RoadTrip Grill.
If you’re trying to pack light, you likely would choose tortillas over bread. They are perfect for making burritos, wraps, mini pizzas and, of course, quesadillas.
Quesadillas cook up quick on your barbecue griddle, and just like grilled cheese, you can switch up your ingredients so you can have them for lots of meals and never get bored.
You can even throw some scrambled eggs in them for a warm breakfast or sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar for a hassle-free dessert that warms your stomach.
Oatmeal… Pancakes for the Grill?
If you have a long day of hiking ahead of you, you probably want to make a filling breakfast that will give you lots of energy that will last. Oatmeal is a great camping food, but can take a while to make and create a mess to clean up if you cook a big vat of it.
With your bbq griddle plate, you can now turn your oatmeal into hearty pancakes and even make extra that you can take on your trek. Add spices like cinnamon, fruit like apples, etc..
For this recipe, it’s best to use quick oats and add them to a pre-made pancake mix that only requires water. This way, you don’t have to pack lots of ingredients, and everything is dry.
That said, there is not reason why you can add more stuff to your oatmeal cakes to make them more hearty and flavorful. I like nuts and seeds, raisins, chocolate chips (think trail mix). You can even add bits of bacon.
Hearty Potato Fries
Potato fries taste great at any meal, plus they make tasty snacks (and don’t forget sweet potatoes!). It’s a simple as slicing up a few potatoes and throwing them on the BBQ with a little bit of olive or coconut oil and seasonings.
The key to getting the best results on your outdoor griddle is to cook them on high heat until they are crisp on the edges. Then switch them to low heat to finish cooking. This ensures that they are crispy on the edges while staying fluffy on the inside. Add spices like cumin, Italian seasoning or cayenne pepper to keep them interesting.
How to Grill Eggplant “Chips”
Want a low-carb, vegetarian or paleo recipe idea? Grab an eggplant, slice it up into 1/4″ slices and throw them on the grill. Brush a little oil on them and flip them like pancakes. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
Then dip them in hummus, guacamole or turn them into mini pizzas with some tomato paste and melted cheese. There’s no reason why you can’t eat them plain either.
Veggie Stir Fry on a BBQ Griddle:
Yes, vegetable skewers are great, but if you want an option that takes less time and less work, check out a stir fry.
Choose your vegetables, chop them up and cook up a really simple and quick healthy dinner. I like bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms and onions. They don’t take long to cook, and you can toss some soy sauce and sesame oil on them afterwards.
French Toast – No Eggs Needed
French toast is a breakfast worth waking up for, but let’s not complicate things here. Let’s leave out the eggs.
In my search for a simple bbq griddle recipe for this breakfast idea, I actually came across a vegan option which uses almond milk and chia seeds instead of regular dairy milk and eggs. It looks really good (not to mention healthy), so if this sounds good to you, check out the recipe here.
If you want to get a little creative with your breakfast, you can make a french toast sandwich, like the one on the left, with peanut or almond butter and bananas.