My grilling hack makes perfectly juicy burgers every single time – I also make the BBQ non-stick without cooking spray

A Culinary shared her smart baking tips by July 4th – including an incredibly easy way to get the perfect juicy burgers.

She calls her tricks “genius” and says her followers “need to know” outside cooking tips and tricks for the 4th of July celebration.

Nicole is a digital content creator and foodie who shares her tips and tricks for smart baking tips

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Nicole is a digital content creator and foodie who shares her tips and tricks for smart baking tipsCredit: TikTok/losangelessocialclub
Nicole's ice cube trick means her burgers are always perfectly juicy and she doesn't worry she's overcooked

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Nicole’s ice cube trick means her burgers are always perfectly juicy and she doesn’t worry she’s overcookedCredit: TikTok/losangelessocialclub

Nicole K. Modic (@kalejunkie) shared video with over 549,000 of her fans on TikTok.

In a TikTok she made last year and recently reposted, Nicole explained how she makes the most of her baking in five steps.

“First: instead of using a wire brush to clean your grill, use an onion,” she says.

“Not only is it much safer, [but] In seconds, you’ll have a clean grill thanks to the natural juices of the onions combined with the steam from the grill.”

To demonstrate, the creator cut an onion in half before scrubbing it on the grill.

She then filmed the onion in front of the camera, showing that it had removed dirt and grease from the metal surface.

Her second tip is to make juicy burgers.

“If you’re tired of dry burgers, add an ice cube or an ice cube of broth to each patty and keep it in place while it’s baking,” she says.

“Eventually, the ice cubes will melt and you’re left with one perfectly juicy burger at a time.”

Nicole places an ice cube on top of each raw burger before flipping them over and letting the fire add charcoal and flavor.

Next, she explains how to use potatoes to make a nonstick grill.

“Just rub the potatoes along the hot grill and in about a minute, the grill won’t stick thanks to the starch in the potatoes.

“I find this tip especially helpful when grilling lean meats like chicken breasts.

For the onions, Nicole cut the potatoes in half before scrubbing them on the grill.

One of her tips is to place an ice cube on top of each burger as they cook, which she says adds moisture to ensure the meat is juicy.

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One of her tips is to put an ice cube on top of each burger as they cook, which she says adds moisture to ensure the meat is juicy.Credit: TikTok/losangelessocialclub

She adds: “When it comes to fish, add slices of lemon or orange to the grill and place the fish on top. This adds flavor and the fish won’t stick.

“Wednesday,” she continued, “the best way to keep wooden and bamboo skewers from burning is to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using them.

“Fifth thing: Last but not least, your skewers of meat, sausages, and veggies will make them a lot easier to flip.”

Social media users flocked to the comments section to express their appreciation for Nicole’s expertise.

One person wrote: “Great tip for those who don’t know how to bake!!”.

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Other commenters were keen to try out the hacks for themselves.

One person said: “I’m definitely trying the meat skewers in the sausage! Why didn’t I think of that,” while another noted: “I have to try the lemon and fish advice.”

She vows to use an onion to clean her grill instead of a brush and says the onion's natural juice works to remove dirt from metal.

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She vows to use an onion to clean her grill instead of a brush and says the onion’s natural juice works to remove dirt from metal.Credit: TikTok/losangelessocialclub

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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