We (by we I mean me
) cook mostly outdoors while camping but don't like spending a lot of time setting up. So a few weeks ago I decided to upgrade our outdoor charcoal grill setup (chimney and kettle) to a popular single-burner Weber Q-1200 propane grill that stores perfectly in our very small single-axle 16 footer basement storage.
Propane is definitely the way to go. We no longer have to bring along 2-3 bags of heavy, bulky, (and probably unhealthy) charcoal briquettes in the RV. And what a difference in setup speed and performance! It all sets up in 5 minutes or less.
The biggest challenge was indirect cooking with only one burner. I thought this would be impossible but it turns out you can top one side of the grill with some aluminum foil (no holes) or use an aluminum foil pan/dish on one side for the same effect.
After searing meat, veggies, etc. on the open flame, drop them onto or into the foil. Then check with a digital thermometer every so often until finished cooking.
Part of what makes camping so great is great food. Also great company.
Wishing you BOTH this summer!