Everyone thinks that summer is the ideal time to break out the grill and keep that charcoal burning. It is great to have those outdoor grill-outs, to keep the house cool while still enjoying meat and vegetables cooked to perfection. But now that cooler days are here, is it time to pack up that grill and let that flavorful, grilled food fade into a pleasant memory until next summer? Nope! Fall grilling is great as well! There’s just something about the smell of grilling on a crisp fall evening that gets your taste buds going.

Use Those Fall Vegetablesclose up of grilling food

One great way to use your grill this fall is to use the bounty of your garden and all those late-season vegetables that keep coming in. Squash is such a great vegetable, and grilling it just adds to the flavor by creating a smoky sweet taste that goes with anything. Just cut the squash into slices, heat some olive oil with garlic cloves, brush the slices with the warm oil, then lay the slices right on the grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, until they are tender. Brush with the olive oil mix once through the grilling process, and turn from time to time to prevent sticking.Or cut the squash into chunks and skewer them. Brush with olive oil and grill for 7-10 minutes. However you cut it, this will be a great side dish.

Cook Stew, Chili, or Casseroles

Another great way to use your grill is to cook up a big batch of chili. Just use your favorite chili recipe and a cast iron pan or Dutch oven, place it on the grill, and let it cook for an hour or two, making sure to stir it from time to time to prevent sticking. You’ll love the smoky, thick flavor so much you might just not make it any other way. And did you know that you can cook casseroles on the grill? If you have a lot of people coming over to enjoy the big game and you just don’t have enough room for all the food you’re preparing, use your grill as an oven. Just heat it to medium heat and put the casserole over indirect heat, and in 45 minutes to an hour you’ll be enjoying a tasty, homemade casserole along with all the other sides you’ve been preparing in your oven.

Looking for a New Grill?

If you’d love to keep the fun of grilling going well into the autumn months, now might be the perfect time to buy a new grill. If you’re looking for a new grill, hit up The Fire Factory. Whether you’re looking for a charcoal, gas, pellet, or any other type of grill, we carry the best in the industry and we can help you pick the perfect grill for you. One thing’s for sure; fall is the perfect time to grill, so don’t be packing that grill away too soon. Enjoy great grilled food all season long!