Fun Ways to Use Your Foreman Grill

Whether you're a college student who just moved into your first dorm, a bachelor living alone or married with children, chances are you have a Foreman Grill lying around. Most people have them, but they aren't exactly sure what to do with them. Sure, you can just throw on some chicken breasts and they'll probably turn out fine, but you wouldn't be using the grill to its full potential.

Here are a few quick and delicious recipes that take advantage of the Foreman's special abilities:

Pressed Cuban Sandwiches
Using the grill as a Panini press, you can make delicious pressed sandwiches without purchasing expensive equipment.
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 loaf French bread
½ pound ham cold cuts
½ pound roast pork
¼ cup Dijon mustard
½ cup sliced pickles
8 slices Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil

Cut the bread in half horizontally, and layer the ham and roast pork on the bottom. Spread the mustard on the top half, and then layer the pickles and cheese on top of the ham. Put the slices together, and firmly press down. Brush both the top and bottom with olive oil, and place the sandwich in your Foreman Grill set to high. Apply enough pressure to the grill to make the sandwich somewhat flat, but not enough so that the filling falls out. When the sandwich is crispy on the outside and the cheese has melted, take it out and enjoy.

Stuffed Chicken Breast
Because the Foreman heats from both sides, it is perfect for cooking stuffed meat recipes in which you want a warm gooey filling.
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
2 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 sprig oregano, leaves stripped and roughly chopped
1 sprig thyme, leaves stripped and roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Non-stick cooking spray

Cut slits in the chicken breasts horizontally so that they go almost all the way through to the other side. Combine the cheese, nuts, tomatoes and herbs in a bowl, and stuff the mixture into the chicken. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper, and set your Foreman Grill to medium. Spray the top and bottom of the grill with the non-stick spray and put on the chicken. Close and let cook until the chicken is golden and the inside is gooey, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Eggs In A Hole
This fun breakfast dish, which is made by cutting out a hole in a piece of toast and filling it with an egg, can be tricky to make in a pan. Since the Foreman Grill heats from both sides, there is no need to flip the toast, making this dish a breeze.
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 slices of good whole wheat or white bread
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Lay the bread on a cutting board, and grab a small cup. Push the cup through the center of the bread, punching out a hole for the egg to go in. Spread the butter on the slices of bread, and put them on your Foreman with the griddle attachments on. Immediately crack the egg, and put it in the hole. Season with salt and pepper and close the griddle. Cook until the bread is toasted and the egg is not quite set, about two to three minutes. 

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