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The Backyard Blog – Recipes and Grilling Tips2019-05-09T17:12:21+00:00

Cooking Times

Just bought a new TEC Grill? Need a refresher on cook times and temperatures?
Below are some guidelines that will help you create the best tasting food on your TEC grill today!

Steak or Lamb Chop (Hood Open)

TemperatureThicknessControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Rare3/4″ – 1″High3 min6 min
Medium Rare3/4″ – 1″High3.5 min7 min
Medium3/4″ – 1″High4 min8 min
Medium Well3/4″ – 1″High4.5 min9 min

Pork Chop (Hood Open)

TemperatureThicknessControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Med-Med Well1/2″High3-4 min6-8 min
Med-Med Well1″ +Med-Low4 min, 1-2 min*10-12 min
*4 min. then turn meat 90 degrees and cook 1-2 minutes each side (to prevent charred scoring)

Hamburgers (Hood Open)

TemperatureThicknessControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Med Well1/2″High4 min8 min*
Med Well1″High5 min10 min*
* 1/2″ – 150°F core temp. * 1″ – 160°F core temp.

Hot Dogs / Sausages (Hood Open)

WeenieControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Hot DogMedium2 min4 min
Fresh BratsHighTurn every 3-4 min12-16 min

Whole / Half Chicken (Hood Closed)

ChickenControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
WholeLowN/A50-60 min*
HalfLowTurn once after 25 min45-60 min*
*Always cook chicken to an internal temperature of 160°F

Boneless Chicken Breast (Hood Open)

ThicknessControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
1/2″High3 min6 min*
3/4″High4 min8 min*
1″ +High4 min, 1-2 min**10-12 min*
Boneless Chicken PartsLow-MedTurn every 5-6 min15-24 min*
*Always cook chicken to an internal temperature of 160°F **4 min. then turn meat 90 degrees and cook 1-2 minutes each side (to prevent charred scoring)

Seafood (Fish Filet / Shrimp – Hood Open)

ThicknessControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
1/2″High2-3 min4-6 min
1″Med2-3 min4-6 min
Shrimp (Shelled)Med2-3 min4-6 min

Vegetables & Fruits

Veggie/FruitControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Potatoes, Whole Onion (Hood Closed)Med-LowTurn 4x every 15 min60 min
Corn (Cob, Husk on, Hood Closed)Med4 min12-16 min
Sliced Squash, Zuchini, Eggplant, Asparagus (hood open)Med2-3 min3-4 min
Whole Strawberries, Sliced Apples, PineappleHigh1.5-2 min3-4 min

Larger Cuts of Beef (Hood Closed)

MeatControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Baby Back RibsMed-LowTurn 1x after 15-20 min30-45 min
Meaty Spare RibsLowTurn 1x after 20-30 min45-60 min
Beef Tenderloin or Roast (Rare – Med Rare)Med-Low20-30 min**45-60 min*
*135°F at-rest Core Temperature **Remove when Core Temperature reaches 125°F, Rest 10 min before cutting

Larger Cuts of Pork (Hood Closed)

TemperatureControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Med-Well DoneMed-Low15-22 min**30-45 min*
*150-165°F at-rest Core Temperature **Remove when Core Temperature reaches 140 – 155°F, Rest 10 min before cutting

Rotisserie Grilling (Hood Closed)

MeatControl SettingTime / SideTotal Cook Time
Whole ChickenLow-MedN/A45-60 min*
Beef RoastMedN/A15 min / lb. (Rare) 20 min / lb. (Med) 25 min / lb. (Med-Well)
Pork Roast (Med-Well Done)Low-MedN/A25 min / lb.*
Turkey (10-15 lbs.)LowN/A90-120 min*
*160°F Core Temperature

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