Grilling All the Way Through the Holidays with the IG Charcoal BBQ #MBPHGG18

When I was growing up, BBQ's were just part of life when the weather was warm. My extended family would get together to grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggies over hot coals, and enjoy fun, games, and delicious food. Every time I smell a charcoal grill going, it brings back these wonderful memories of time spent with the people I love most in this world. It wasn't until I got married that I learned that grilling doesn't just have to be reserved for spring and summer, and there are a lot more foods that can be cooked over a charcoal grill (thanks for the tips, Bobby Flay!).

Having the right grill can make all the difference, though! Most of my adult life, I have grilled on a gas grill, because that's the type of grill my husband and I purchased after we were first married (almost 11 years ago!). There's just something about grilling over charcoal, though. I honestly prefer the flavor it adds to whatever is being cooked over it. After talking it over with my husband, we decided we wanted to learn how to become grilling pros, specifically grilling with charcoal. We love watching Bobby Flay's shows on grilling, and he almost always cooks over charcoal. We knew we'd need a whole lot of know-how, and the right grill to help us achieve our grilling goals.

The IG Charcoal BBQ is a stainless steel charcoal barbecue. If you have grill masters in your life, this is the ultimate holiday gift for them this season!

This handsome fellow (the IG Charcoal BBQ) is perfect for grilling just about anything!

We couldn't wait to get our new IG Charcoal BBQ set up and to test it out for the first time. It arrived in a few pieces, in a large box, protected by styrofoam packaging to help keep it protected during shipping. It only took my husband about 30 minutes to get the grill all set up. It was really just a matter of sliding pieces into place and tightening them. No additional tools were needed to put the grill together. It came with everything needed to get it set up.

The IG Charcoal BBQ has so many awesome features!

Once we got the BBQ together, we locked the wheels into place to keep it from rolling. I have to say, the wheels are amazing. The BBQ itself is actually fairly lightweight, meaning that I can move it from place to place with ease. The sides pop up and lock into place, giving you extra space to set items such as plates and grilling tools, spices, etc. If you don't want or need to use them, just fold them down.

There's a shallow tray with a handle right under the BBQ to catch the ash. Just slide the tray out after it has cooled down to remove the ash and clean up with ease! We love that there's no ashy mess underneath the BBQ after cooking!

There's also a bottom tray for storing additional grilling essentials! This BBQ is so well designed and thought-out! It offers a lot of cooking space, as well as storage space, which is perfect for anyone who loves to spend time grilling.

Some like it hot!

Let's get grilling!

It's so easy to get this BBQ started and get to grilling all of your favorite grilled dishes. We purchased briquets at a local store, and Sacha added them to the BBQ. He also added newspaper to help get the fire started. He loved not having to use lighter fluid the get a great flame from the IG Charcoal BBQ. Once the coals were hot, Sacha placed the grilling tray right over the flame. There's an easy to use crank handle that allows you to move the tray up or down, which in turn helps you to better control the heat when cooking. 

This is the perfect way to grill meats, veggies, desserts, and more!

We still have a lot to learn about grilling on our IG Charcoal BBQ, but we were so excited to grill pork chops on it the first time we used it. The grilling tray is perfect for grilling meats- full pieces, or on skewers! I can't wait to grill some Teriyaki chicken skewers, and am looking forward to trying my hand at grilling a full pork tenderloin on this bad boy!

Perfect Grilled Pork Chops

3-4 Pork Tenderloin Chops
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Garlic Powder

Fire up your IG Charcoal BBQ. It'll take a good 20 minutes or so to get the fire going and reach the right cooking temperature.

Coat the pork chops in olive oil.
Make a rub with 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
Rub the seasoning onto both sides of the pork.

Grill pork 5 minutes per side on your IG Charcoal BBQ.
Remove and let rest 3-4 minutes before serving.

Serve up with your favorite sides, like wild rice pilaf and grilled veggies.

This is my hubby's new favorite spot- right at the IG Charcoal BBQ!

We have been so pleased with our IG Charcoal BBQ so far! The food cooked on this BBQ just tastes better! We're planning a fun night with friends, where we can enjoy good food, conversation, and have some of the older kids help us roast marshmallows for s'mores over the grill! It's already helping us to make amazing family memories which will always be cherished!

Check out the features of the IG Charcoal BBQ

Stainless Steel BBQ
Compact Design
Easy to store and transport
Locking wheels
Multi-Functional Grill
Ash Collector Tray
Raise or lower the charcoal

Want it? Get it!

The IG Charcoal BBQ is available at various retailers such as Amazon, Wayfair, and Walmart for $399.00.
Learn more at IG Charcoal.

Connect with IG Charcoal on Facebook, Twitter, and IG.

Special thanks to IG Charcoal BBQ for allowing me to share about their amazing grill this holiday season! Be sure to look for it in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

Is there a grillmaster in your life who would love to receive the IG Charcoal BBQ this holiday season?

1 comment

  1. Wow! Looks like a nice BBQ! Looks awesome for anyone who loves barbequed food! Looks like your husband had a blast.


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