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Old 01-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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Need advice from the Grilling Guru's

About three times a year (Mardis Gras tailgating for one), I end up grilling for large groups of friends......sometimes as many as 60-100 people.

I am looking for advice/suggestions on things that would be easy (key word being 'easy') to grill to feed these larger groups......and not break the bank.

I've done the hamburger and hot dog thing, till even I'm getting tired of it.

I'm usually in places where electricity is not readily available and need to keep the food choices limited to a large grill. I have an 8 burner propane grill like pictured below as well as a large charcoal grill that you pull behind the truck.

Any help, tips, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated..........and get you an invite to the cookout.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Chicken or skirt steak Kabobs with veggies and some fruit

chicken thighs marinated in sauce of choice

Skirt steak for carne asada.

you can get pork ribs fairly inexpensively and if they are done right will be very tender and juicy (done right=low heat and will likely take a little longer)

Those should get you started

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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What about South Carolina Frogmore Stew? Also known as Low-Country Boil. In a propane turkey frier you put water, Old Bay and halved lemons in the bottom of the tall pot. Just enough liquid to cover a layer of red-skin potatoes. After they cook for a while, add layers of kielbasa sausage, corn on the cob and shrimp (oysters in the shell are optional). All these latter things will just steam while the potatoes boil on the bottom. When it's done, drain the water and dump it all out on a table covered with newspapers and let everyone serve themselves. Lots of fun for a big crowd.
This has to be layered sequentially based on the cooking time needed for each item, so check the net for recipes that are more specific than my rembling description. But it's really easy and fun.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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Well, seeing that you're from Louisiana, how about gumbo. That's our meal of choice when feeding a large group of people; especially while it's still cool outside. That is definately a meal during the cold months on our group camping trips.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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Pork Steak. Pork chops. Italian sausage smothered in grilled onions, peppers, marinara sauce and cheese. Brats (you MUST, however, purchase these in Wisconsin!).
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Sounds like a good FROG rally.

How about letting everyone bring their own, burgers, steaks, pork chops, salmon etc.? You might get some help on the grill too.
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BBQ Turkey. Cooked in a garbage can.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #8
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Go Pennsylvania DUtch style. Put two big pots of chicken corn soup on that grill. Greatest soup ever.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #9
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Grilled Chicken leg quarters (leg and thigh attached) are often used down here by school and church groups for large fund raising events. They are dirt cheap and can be served with a couple of sides of your choosing.

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Thanks. These are great suggestions. For some reason, I'm hungry after reading this.

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