America’s Top #ChopGriller and Great BBQ Grilling Tips!

by | Jun 9, 2014 | Food & Drink, Sponsored | 1 comment

You guys… voting for the National Pork Board’s America’s Top #ChopGriller contest began June 2nd… and ends June 13th! The National Pork Board received nearly 6,000 contest entries and narrowed it down to eight. These eight finalists are competing to prove they have what it takes to make a top pork chop – and are worthy of the fame associated with being named America’s Top #ChopGriller.

Since it’s June 9th – HURRY! VOTE! When you vote, you are entered for a chance to win a Large Big Green Egg© Grill Package and summer’s worth of pork to help get your grill on this summer. You can vote once each day, so… go! And come back often! Vote here!


Though I could totally vote for several of the #ChopGriller entrants, I DO have a favorite. I feel if I pointed out who that was, it would be an unfair advantage. Instead, read through all of the entries and see which piques YOUR grilling interest the most! If you decide to leave a comment on this post, let me know if you voted!

Now, I don’t expect you to just go vote for America’s next Top #ChopGriller and stop there… Maybe someday YOU can be America’s Top #ChopGriller. Thanks to the National Pork Board, here is a #ChopGriller video that is packed with some very helpful BBQ Grilling Tips!


My best BBQ grilling tip: (not that I’m a top #ChopGriller) (but I have more than a few BBQ grilling successes under my belt) is …. BEWARE THE MULTITASKING.

Well, maybe that’s a personal suggestion. I probably need to not multitask when I grill.

So many burned pieces of potential goodness in my life due to trying to do too many things at once.

My husband’s best grilling tip: Sear your meat on a hot grill. Keep the temperature up, then move the meat to indirect heat until cooked through. We tend to cook thicker cuts of meat. Cooking slowly helps keep the grill master from grilling up burned-on-the-outside-but-raw-on-the-inside cuts of meat.

And one more BBQ grilling tip just for the clean fun of it: Can’t find your grill brush? No problem! I use tongs to hold a crumpled up piece of aluminum foil (about the size of a big apple) to clean my grill!

A favorite from the video is Ray Lampe’s advice, “BBQ sauce is a condiment.” I used to not know that and abused the BBQ sauce. The first step is admitting… and learning from those who have gone before us helps too. Now that I know and embrace it… it’s like double rainbows on my grill.

Did you vote? Do you grill? Is there a tip you have learned through your own experience not mentioned in the video or in this post?

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