The Backyard Blog – Recipes and Grilling Tips 2018-07-23T18:50:06+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)

Temperature Thickness Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Rare 3/4″ – 1″ High 3 min 6 min
Medium Rare 3/4″ – 1″ High 3.5 min 7 min
Medium 3/4″ – 1″ High 4 min 8 min
Medium Well 3/4″ – 1″ High 4.5 min 9 min

Pork Chop (Hood Open)

Temperature Thickness Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Med-Med Well 1/2″ High 3-4 min 6-8 min
Med-Med Well 1″ + Med-Low 4 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)

Temperature Thickness Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Med Well 1/2″ High 4 min 8 min*
Med Well 1″ High 5 min 10 min*
* 1/2″ – 150°F core temp. * 1″ – 160°F core temp.

Hot Dogs / Sausages (Hood Open)

Weenie Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Hot Dog Medium 2 min 4 min
Fresh Brats High Turn every 3-4 min 12-16 min

Whole / Half Chicken (Hood Closed)

Chicken Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Whole Low N/A 50-60 min*
Half Low Turn once after 25 min 45-60 min*
*Always cook chicken to an internal temperature of 160°F

Boneless Chicken Breast (Hood Open)

Thickness Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
1/2″ High 3 min 6 min*
3/4″ High 4 min 8 min*
1″ + High 4 min, 1-2 min** 10-12 min*
Boneless Chicken Parts Low-Med Turn every 5-6 min 15-24 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)

Thickness Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
1/2″ High 2-3 min 4-6 min
1″ Med 2-3 min 4-6 min
Shrimp (Shelled) Med 2-3 min 4-6 min

Vegetables & Fruits

Veggie/Fruit Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Potatoes, Whole Onion (Hood Closed) Med-Low Turn 4x every 15 min 60 min
Corn (Cob, Husk on, Hood Closed) Med 4 min 12-16 min
Sliced Squash, Zuchini, Eggplant, Asparagus (hood open) Med 2-3 min 3-4 min
Whole Strawberries, Sliced Apples, Pineapple High 1.5-2 min 3-4 min

Larger Cuts of Beef (Hood Closed)

Meat Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Baby Back Ribs Med-Low Turn 1x after 15-20 min 30-45 min
Meaty Spare Ribs Low Turn 1x after 20-30 min 45-60 min
Beef Tenderloin or Roast (Rare – Med Rare) Med-Low 20-30 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)

Temperature Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Med-Well Done Med-Low 15-22 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)

Meat Control Setting Time / Side Total Cook Time
Whole Chicken Low-Med N/A 45-60 min*
Beef Roast Med N/A 15 min / lb. (Rare) 20 min / lb. (Med) 25 min / lb. (Med-Well)
Pork Roast (Med-Well Done) Low-Med N/A 25 min / lb.*
Turkey (10-15 lbs.) Low N/A 90-120 min*
*160°F Core Temperature

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