Best Methods for Using BBQ Grilling Bags


In warmer months, when you don’t want to heat up the house with the stove or oven, cooking outdoors on the grill is the answer. But the grill tips and tricks you see online and in the magazines can make grilling seem like a hassle. You have to watch out for flareups, flip the food regularly, and clean the grill afterwards.

Forget all that! RCG~ has a great compromise—use a grill bag! With just a handful of DO’s and DON’Ts to remember, you’ll soon be digging into a moist and flavorful grilled meal.

Grill Tips and Tricks—RCG Style

DO—Pre-Heat the Grill

Grilling MethodsFirst, set the grill to the appropriate temperature. The instructions printed on the BBQ grill bag indicate what cooking temperature is needed. Wait until the grill reaches that temperature before placing the grill bag on the grill.

This all-important step ensures that the food is cooked for the right amount of time. If you put food on a cold grill while it preheats, the food is heated for too long and can potentially become overcooked.

DON’T—Pierce or Puncture the Bag

When you cook with RCG! BBQ grill bags, you do not need to pierce or puncture the cooking bag. A tight seal keeps the steam in the bag, where it helps keep the food moist.

DO—Keep the Grill Top Open

The grilling bag completely encloses the food, so you don’t need to close the top of the grill while cooking. The clear window on the top of the bag allows you to monitor the cooking process.

For additional grill tips and tricks,
see How to Use RCG! Grilling Bags.

DON’T—Flip the Food

It’s not necessary to hover over the grilling food with a timer and spatula. Grilling bags are specially designed for carefree grilling.

The bag’s foil-backing ensures even cooking. Inside the bag, the food rests on a layer of parchment paper to prevent it from sticking.

DON’T—Need to Clean or Scrape the Grill Afterwards

If you’ve read grill tips and tricks before, it’s probably about keeping your grill clean. But with RCG! grilling bags, you don’t need to deal with that!

Fans of RCG bags love that you don’t need to clean the grill before or after cooking. All the cooking mess is contained in the bag.

DO—Let Food Cool

After you remove the cooking bag from the grill, leave the food in the bag for a few minutes. This allows the juice in the meat to redistribute.

Grilling Safety Tip: Letting the food cool in the bag for a few minutes allows the food cool just a bit to help prevent splattering and burns.

DO—Get New Grilling Bag Recipes

To add to your grill tips and tricks repertoire, regularly try new grilling bag recipes. Succulent crab cakes, marinated ribs, and barbequed corn on the cob are just a few examples of what you can cook in your backyard!

Simplicity of Grilled Meals

If you’ve enjoyed these grill tips and tricks, imagine how pleased your customers will be to purchase fast, simple grillable meals in your store. Help customers fulfill their fantasy of feasting on meals that need minimal prep and clean-up.

Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a family barbeque, the grilling bags can help these fantasies come true. You’ll gain delighted customers and experience increased profitability.

Check out our Cooking Bag Program, where Ready. Chef. Go! helps you with:

  • Culinary solutions
  • Marketing support materials
  • Operational and training support
  • Product offerings
  • Program FAQs
  • Responding to your customers

RCG! is determined to make “fast food” cooking healthier and easier with a wide range of cooking bags. Check out all our bags for cooking in the crockpot, microwave, and oven. With so many cooking bag types and sizes, you have nearly unlimited options to satisfy any type of clientele.

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