Cooking Tips

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Use Holland's unique steaming or slow-cooking feature to create extra tender, juicy meals.

Get steamed!

Not only can you grill and smoke foods on the Holland Grill, but you can also use it's unique steaming or slow-cooking feature to create extra-tender, juicy meals.

Additional Information
The Holland Grill is truly a versatile cooking machine. Besides grilling and smoking, you can add water and other liquids to create a steamer for seafood, ribs, pork loins, briskets and other great meats . To steam foods in your Holland:
    First, close the drain valve on your Holland Grill.
  • Open the lid and fill the drip pan (sizzle tray) with one gallon of water. Fill it just to the top edge of the drip pan.
  • Light the grill the proper way, close the lid and let it preheat for about 20 minutes or until you start to see steam coming from the smoke stacks.
  • Place your food on the cooking grid and close the lid.
Remember, now you're trying to keep the grill temperature LOW. You will have to add more liquid every hour or so as it steams out. I even try to move the grill in the shade (before you put the liquid in) to help keep the temperature low. Your goal should be cooking at approximately 275 - 300 degrees. Your food will take longer to cook steaming or slow-cooking than it would with regular grilling. Use Holland's digital Temperature Probe to determine when the meat is done. Many Holland Grill users like to use a 50/50 mixture of beer and water, pineapple juice and water or apple juice and water to create even more tenderizing steam. Beer, wine and any of the citrus juices are great tenderizers and add extra flavor to your food. When you're through steaming, turn off the grill and let the liquid inside cool before draining it out or simply let the grill continue to heat and evaporate the remaining liquid out. Remember, after the grill has cooled, open your drain valve for your next grilling. Many people like to let all the liquid steam out and then grill the meat for a while longer with their BBQ sauce on it to give it even more great flavor. Some great foods to slow-cook include Boston Butts (for pulled pork), pork loins, baby back ribs, and beef briskets.