This post is sponsored by Kingsford but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Many associate grilling out with summer; however, I’ve always disagreed – I love to charcoal grill in the fall! I love being out on the deck or the patio with crisp, fall temperatures, oversized sweaters, and mouthwatering, grilled food.
When designing the menu, I knew I wanted it to be: 1) simple, 2) hearty, and 3) cooked over charcoal.
For me, charcoal is key when grilling because the smoky, wood-fired flavor of the food – along with the tenderness if cooking meat – is in a league of its own. If I’m out to impress, charcoal is undoubtedly the choice. Apart from that, I find charcoal to be very economical and it allows for greater control in the cooking process.
As for the steak, we chose a few beautiful cuts of sirloin and Shelby made her special marinade. She – luckily for me and for y’all – is allowing me to share her recipe; trust me when I say that it is iconic!
Shelby's Marinated Steaks
Your Choice of Steak
1/4 c. Soy Sauce
1/4 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 c. Worcestershire Sauce
3 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
- Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl; mix well.
- Add the steak to the marinade, ensuring that all pieces are fully covered and immersed.
- Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 90 minutes.
- Remove steaks from the marinade, place on the charcoal grill, and grill to your desired level of doneness.
As I previously mentioned, grilling in the fall is my absolute favorite; apart from that, fall is my favorite because of the Holidays. The grilled corn would be a perfect side dish for your family Thanksgiving gathering; you could also cook some delicious turkey using a charcoal grill and Kingsford Charcoal. In doing so, your menu is sure to be one to remember – be sure to cook plenty, as your guests will want seconds!
Kingsford Charcoal; you can purchase Kingsford Charcoal at your local retailers: Target, Lowe’s, Walmart, the Home Depot, and many more!
Y’all, I want to know: What food will you be charcoal grilling to help you make the most of this season? Tell me below in the comments!
Happy grilling – and happy fall – to all y’all!
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living.
Y’all come back now, ya hear?