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Grilling Vegetables On a George Foreman Grill

Updated on February 18, 2015

I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes. Does that song get your mouth watering for a big juicy hamburger? For me every time I hear this Jimmy Buffet song I long to run out to Burger King, Wendy’s or McDonalds. But then I think no it is just not the healthy choice.

George Foreman "The Healthier Choice"

Hamburgers fried or barbecued are good, but lately the best way I like them cooked is Foremanized. You may be wondering what the heck foremanized is. Cooking on a George Foreman Grill of course. With this method of cooking I get to eat a hamburger, do not have to worry as much about the fat content, therefore feeling less guilty about eating a burger, and I can see all that grease escape and collect in the handy dandy grease catchers under the grill.

The Barbecue is on the bottom left corner
The Barbecue is on the bottom left corner

Best Things About Using a George Foreman Grill

  • The taste is great.
  • Food cooks faster than in the frying pan or on the barbecue.
  • I can use it all year round right on the kitchen counter.
  • No more treading through the snow in the winter to brush off the barbecue.

Pork Loin Chops With a Pepper and Tomato Topping cooked on a George Foreman grill.

Pork loin chops with fettuccine and a side salad.
Pork loin chops with fettuccine and a side salad. | Source

Not Just For Hamburgers

I use my George Foreman grill quite a bit for other foods as well. Steaks, pork chops, lamb chops, shrimp and vegetables. The list is endless to what you can make on these grills.

One of my favorite things to cook on this grill would be vegetables.

Grilled Vegetables

  • 1 large onion sliced thick
  • 1 large green pepper cut in chunks
  • 1 large red pepper cut in chunks
  • 6 mushrooms sliced thick
  • 1 zucchini sliced thick
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Slap Ya Mama Seasoning or any type of seasoning you prefer
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl making sure everything is covered with the oil.
  2. Heat your grill, then place contents of the bowl on the grill and close and cook for about 6-8 minutes.

I use my grill so often that I have taped on the inside of one of my kitchen cabinet door a chart, like the one shown here. One day while my step-sister was visiting she saw the chart taped there and said to me "Who's George, is that the person you bought the house from". My reply was no just me being organised its for my George Foreman grill.

Cooking Chart For the George Foreman Grill

Burgers 3/4" Thick
4 ounces
8 minutes
Burgers 1" Thick
8 ounces
10 minutes
Frozen Burgers 3/4" Thick
4 ounces
12 minutes
Frozen Burgers 1" Thick`
8 ounces
15 minutes
Chicken Breast
9 minutes
Chicken Breast
With Bone
23 minutes
Frozen Chicken Breast
13 minutes
Sausages 1/2" Thick
7 minutes
400 DegreesF
Fahita Beef
Sliced Thin
2 minutes
T-Bone Steak 3/4" Thick
12 ounces
4 - 5 minutes
You can find many of these charts online or in the booklet that comes with the grill

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, I use mine quite a bit too. Love it, but hate cleaning it :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Kelley, I'm looking forward to mine biting the dust so that I can go and purchase one with the removable grill plates :) What kind of grill did you end up replacing your George with?

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I do have a GF grill! I use it a lot! Veggie sandwiches are heaven made with it, chicken, heck even just bread! Lol. I love it and I got it from my little sister for a Christmas gift! That was SO smart of her!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Hi Susan, I used to cook so much on my George Foreman grill I blew it out! Now I use a different grill that I loved. This is a fantastic hub. Pinned and shared on Facebook! Kelley

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       6 years ago

      Thanks for the share I am definitely going to try this Potatoes cooking on our Foreman grill :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you so much epigramman. I really like your Poetry!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..a George Foreman grill is a bachelor's best friend that's for sure - and your fine selection of hubs by the way are really quite awesome .........

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks fastfreta.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Yum, that video made me hungry, and the recipe didn't help. Wonderful hub, Susan.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used mine just last night as I wanted to try it with the potatoes as in the video I included. They came out really good! Except with mine I swooshed them around in a bowl with the olive oil first then spiced them up with garlic powder and Cajun spice before putting them on the grill. Yes great for low fat and fast cooking nightbear. Thanks Nonna and hopefully by passing this on they will dig out their grills and start using them.

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      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      There is probably a George Foreman or a GF Clone is almost every kitchen. Like you and the others who have commented, I use mine a great deal. I do, however, know a few people who tucked it away and use it only when they want a burger or bacon. They have never taken the time to learn of it's multiply uses. I think I will pass your hub on.. Maybe a lightbulb will go off for them.

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      Susan Kaul 6 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      I own a George Foreman, Great invention for low fat, fast cooking.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Glad you liked the hubpage carrie and Pamela. I just love my Grill. I am going to make those potatoes for dinner tomorrow as I have not tried doing those yet. Thanks so much for your comments!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Susan, I have another similar type grill that also makes panini sandwiches and I too love the way the fat drains off as we try to eat healthier. I like your list of vegetable that you cook on the grill which I am going to try. The video was good also.

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      I have a George Foreman grill Susan and I love the fact that it drains away the fat and it cooks so fast. I like the video with the hamburger and fries. My mouth is watering now :)