Things to Cook on a George Foreman Grill

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The versatility of a George Foreman Grill knows no bounds. While the indoor grill is typically used to cook meat and vegetables, you can make anything from breakfast to dessert in just a few easy steps. Below are instructions on how to make eggs and cookies, as well as links to other recipes that you can try on a George Foreman Grill.

How to Cook Eggs on a George Foreman Grill

Try making your eggs sunny-side-up on the George Foreman.
Try making your eggs sunny-side-up on the George Foreman. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Things You'll Need

  • Eggs
  • Cooking spray

Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

Step 1: Heat the Grill to High or Max

The grill is ready when the green light turns on or after about 5 minutes of preheating. If your grill is downward sloping, prop it up so the surface is level.

Preheat your George Foreman Grill.
Preheat your George Foreman Grill. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 2: Coat Grill With Cooking Spray

Coat the grill's surface with cooking spray.
Coat the grill's surface with cooking spray. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3: Crack Eggs Directly Onto the Grill

Carefully crack the eggs close to the grill surface so the whites don't spread very far. Cook uncovered until the egg whites set up, about 3 minutes. Use a spatula to lift the eggs gently from the grill.

Use a spatula made for nonstick surfaces.
Use a spatula made for nonstick surfaces. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Scrambled Eggs

Step 1: Prepare the Grill

Preheat on your grill's highest temperature setting for about 5 minutes, and then coat the surface with cooking spray.

Step 2: Beat the Eggs

Beat the eggs in a bowl.
Beat the eggs in a bowl. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3: Pour the Eggs Onto the Grill

Pour the beaten eggs slowly in order to control where they spread. A small George Foreman can cook about 3 eggs at a time; larger models can accommodate more eggs.

Pour beaten eggs carefully onto the heated grill.
Pour beaten eggs carefully onto the heated grill. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 4: Let Eggs Begin to Set Up

Allow the eggs to cook, untouched, until they begin to set up. Use a spatula to turn the eggs. Cook the eggs until they reach your desired doneness, about 3 to 5 minutes. Lift them from the grill with the spatula.

Cook until the eggs have set up.
Cook until the eggs have set up. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Tip

  • You can also make an omelet by adding vegetables and/or cheese while the eggs are cooking. Fold the omelet using a spatula.

How to Cook Bacon on a George Foreman Grill

Tip

  • Thick-cut bacon is recommended, as thinner bacon may stick to the grill and can be more difficult to remove when cooked.

It's easy to cook bacon on your George Foreman.
It's easy to cook bacon on your George Foreman. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 1: Heat the Grill to High or Max

Note: There is no need to coat the grill with cooking spray when cooking bacon.

Step 2: Place the Bacon

Leave some space between each strip of bacon as you place it. Smaller George Foreman Frills can fit 3 strips of bacon.

Place the bacon on grill with some room between them.
Place the bacon on grill with some room between them. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3: Cover and Cook

Pull the lid down over the bacon, and allow it to cook until it reaches desired crispiness. For tender bacon, cook about 3 to 5 minutes. For crispy bacon, cook about 5 to 8 minutes.

Close the lid to cook the bacon.
Close the lid to cook the bacon. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Tip

  • Be sure to put the tray underneath the grill, as bacon drippings will run off of the surface.

How to Make Cookies on a George Foreman Grill

Things You'll Need

  • Prepared cookie dough (can be frozen or thawed)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Mug

Step 1: Prepare the Grill

Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the grill, and preheat on your grill's highest temperature setting. You can also use the removable baking plate made for Foremans if you have one.

Step 2: Place the Balls of Dough

Evenly space the dough balls on top of the foil so the cookies have room to spread. Small Foremans can fit 6 balls of dough.

Place cookie dough balls on a foil-lined grill.
Place cookie dough balls on a foil-lined grill. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3: Position the Grill's Lid to Cook

Use a mug to prop up the lid of the grill so there is about 1 inch of space between the cookie dough and the lid.

Make sure you have about 1 inch of space between the cookie dough and the lid.
Make sure you have about 1 inch of space between the cookie dough and the lid. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges.

If using prepared cookie dough, follow the instructions on the package. You can use frozen, thawed or homemade dough.

Cook until golden brown.
Cook until golden brown. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Other Things You Can Cook on a George Foreman Grill

Shish kabobs: Fire up the Foreman, and make these kabobs in less than an hour.

Grilled shish kabobs.
Grilled shish kabobs. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Quesadillas: Make your favorite quesadilla extra crispy on the George Foreman Grill (or panini press).

Four-cheese pizza quesadillas.
Four-cheese pizza quesadillas. (Image: Kitchen Treaty)

Burritos: They're always better with grill marks!

Crispy black bean and rice burritos.
Crispy black bean and rice burritos. (Image: Gimme Delicious)

Salmon: The George Foreman Grill is an easy and foolproof method for cooking seafood. Try a grilled peach salsa as an accompaniment.

Grilled salmon with grilled peach salsa.
Grilled salmon with grilled peach salsa. (Image: The Roasted Root)

Paninis and grilled cheese: Use a George Foreman Grill in place of a panini press to whip up all sorts of delicious hot sandwiches.

Lemon-basil grilled cheese panini.
Lemon-basil grilled cheese panini. (Image: The Lemon Bowl)

Grilled potatoes: Add a crispy char and flavor to your potatoes.

Grilled potatoes with barbecue dipping sauce.
Grilled potatoes with barbecue dipping sauce. (Image: Real Mom Kitchen)

Pizza: Use George Foreman's pizza cooking plate to cook a pizza on your grill.

You can grill a pan pizza.
You can grill a pan pizza. (Image: eHow)

Chicken: An easy go-to for any night of the week.

Grilled chicken breast.
Grilled chicken breast. (Image: Healthy Recipes Blog)
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