There comes a time in every griller’s life where he or she feels stuck in a bit of a food rut. It’s not that the burgers you make every weekend aren’t still good or the pork chops you grill on Tuesday nights aren’t still enjoyed by members of your family. It’s just that you want to try something different in order to spice things up a bit.

We always say that when you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities and we believe that there is nearly unlimited potential for learning more about the art of grilling. Mastering food is a quest that many people will be on for their entire lives, so take some time to appreciate the journey. In the meantime, we’ve come up with three tips to help our readers spice things up a bit in order to take their cooking to a whole new level. Are you feeling stuck? Not to worry. Keep reading to get the tips you need to move forward!

How to Get Out of a Grilling Rut

Take a Risk

Never made fish on the grill before? Take a risk and give it a shot! The internet is full of all of the advice you need to try making foods you’ve never made before. Don’t be afraid to try something that seems scary to you just because you’ve never done it before. Experimenting is one of the best ways to gain new grilling skills that you might find handy in other situations down the road.

Along with taking a risk, the best advice we can give is to not be upset by failure. You’ll inevitably burn some food or make some other sort of misstep. Don’t let it deter you. Instead, like Einstein, take a look at your failure and use it as a stepping stone towards success. Everyone is going to screw up from time to time. The key is to not let it get you down, but instead to push forward and learn a lesson from your mistakes.

Try Something Completely Different

Let’s use the example we mentioned above once more–you stick to the same handful of foods pretty regularly because you’ve gotten incredibly good at making them. Why not branch out a bit and try to make foods you’ve never made on the grill before, except figure out ways to grill them? For example, if you’ve always made a burrito with pulled chicken in the slow cooker and tortillas in the microwave, why not try grilling your chicken first, then wrapping it up into a burrito and tossing the whole thing on the grill to get some sear marks?

Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. Speaking of which…

Literally Spice It Up

There are about a million different seasonings out there, but we always seem to stick to the same dozen or so. Why is that? For one, it’s because they are classics. Nearly every recipe is going to need salt and pepper. Many utilize garlic powder, seasoned salt, or cayenne pepper. But if you’re in a bit of a rut, go stand in the spice aisle at the grocery store for a little while and see if you can’t find something new.

There’s sure to be something that catches your eye and inspires you to create something new. At worst, you might find a spice that you think would work well in a recipe you already have, taking it over the top and into the next level.

Alternatively, you can think of ways to use other spices and condiments that you already have in your kitchen. Try adding worcestershire sauce next time you’re making burgers. Add some coconut oil to your grill grates instead of olive oil and enjoy a slightly sweeter flavor. The possibilities are endless.

Do You Need to Buy a Propane Tank?

At Mighty Flame, we’re here to help whether it’s inspiring you to try something new with your cooking or simply to help you find a propane tank exchange location near you. In the instance of the latter, just click this link to pull up a map with all of our locations. Then just swing by a Mighty Flame location near you and grab one on your way home to make something good. It’s as simple as that!

Need some more tips for taking your grilling to the next level? Then our next blog is for you, so be sure to keep your eyes on this space because we’ll be bringing you three more tips to help you spice things up. When you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities and we’re going to keep showing you how to do just that! Until next time, friends and neighbors.