Master the Grill with Sorghum this Summer


Nothing says summer like the smell of delicious food cooking on the grill. Steak, sausage, chicken, ribs, pork chops, shrimp, veggies – the grilling combinations are endless. Whether you are a grill master or just beginning, if you are looking for a new way to ace the grill this summer, sorghum – both syrup and grain – can elevate any grilling performance.

If you have never cooked with sorghum syrup, it is a natural sweetener similar to molasses with a dark color and rich flavor. Sorghum syrup is a unique ingredient to make delectable barbecue marinades and sauces. One of the especially great things about using sorghum syrup when grilling is that the syrup’s natural sugars caramelize during cooking to create a flavorful masterpiece. Whole and pearled grain sorghum can also be used in sides like stuffed peppers or grilled veggies to accompany your perfectly grilled meats.

Fire up the grill – it’s time to get cooking! We’ve gathered some finger-licking good sorghum recipes you can enjoy all summer long.

Meat Eats 

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops

*Recipe and photo from Food Network (Bobby Flay)

Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze 

*Recipe and photo from the Daily Meal

Smoked Lamb with Sorghum Barbecue Sauce 

*Recipe from Bobby Flay, photo © Michael Crook

Smoked Chicken Thighs with Sorghum Chile Glaze

*Recipe and photo from Big Green Egg

Grilled Sides

Sweet Corn Sorghum Stuffed Peppers 

*Recipe and photo from Naturally Ella

Grilled Peaches with Smoked Ham and Sorghum

*Recipe and photo from Good Housekeeping

Sides to Compliment Your Grilled Masterpieces

Three Bean Wondergrain Salad

*Recipe and photo from Wondergrain

Pearled Sorghum Potato Salad

*Photo and recipe from Nu Life Market

Appalachian Cider Baked Beans 

*Recipe from MyRecipes, photo from Becky Luigart-Stayner
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