10 Money-Saving Ideas for a Summer Barbecue
Make Extra (But Not Too Much)
When you’re planning out your portions, be sure to grill enough for leftovers. By putting that charcoal or propane to work just one time to cook food for a couple days, you’re actually decreasing your per-meal fuel cost. To reheat, sprinkle the meat with water or barbecue sauce, wrap it in foil, and cook over indirect heat for 5 minutes. Barbecued leftovers are still tasty the next day and can even be reinvented: Got some leftover pork roast? Browne recommends tossing it in the slow cooker and adding barbecue sauce. Just don’t make so much that you wind up throwing part of it away later on, because then you might as well be throwing your money away with it.
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