Barbecued Potatoes on the Grill
Oh man, I do love having a grill–it was 80˚+ today, I mowed all the grass, wrangled baby chicks, hosed down some kids–and I got to cook a complete dinner outside without heating up my house. It’s a 100% win situation around here.
These Barbecued Potatoes on the Grill are basically a grill version of one of my very favorite winter side dishes, Barbecue Potatoes, but Ta-Da made on the grill! I just don’t have any desire to crank up the oven in the summer and my kids will only tolerate pasta and potato salads for so long before they ask for something else. I could eat cold salads ALL summer for every meal but I have other people who would consider that a punishment, so I relent.
Don’t you love grilling ALL the parts of dinner right on the grill? These Barbecue Potatoes on the Grill will cook up right alongside whatever is cooking on the grill. Believe me when I tell you pin a LOT of grill recipes and the ONE thing I love to find is a GOOD side dish or vegetable. Anytime I don’t have to be inside while the main dish cooks outside is a GOOD DAY. Especially when I’m already HOT AND CRANKY. Alaska in the summer can be hot and we don’t have air conditioning, remember??
- 2 pounds potatoes, a little more or less wont hurt
- 1 green pepper
- 1 1/2 TBSP olive oil
- 1/2 tsp smoke flavor
- 1 TBSP smoked paprika
- 1 TBSP tomato powder, you can buy it on Amazon
- 1 tsp onion powder, can sub in onion flakes or chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
- preheat grill on high heat
- add 1/2 TBSP oil to a large cast iron skillet, swirl to coat the bottom
- wash and dry the vegetables
- cut the potatoes and pepper in roughly bite site pieces
- toss with remaining oil and the smoke flavor in a large bowl
- add the paprika, tomato powder, onion powder, toss to combine
- pour into the skillet, cover with foil
- reduce the heat on one burner of the grill to medium, place the skillet over that burner, close the lid and let the potaoes cook for roughly 10 minutes, then remove the cover, close the lid and cook another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally
- once the potatoes are cooked through sprinkle with the salt and serve
you can buy tomato powder on Amazon and in most spice markets--you could leave it out but it really adds the oomph to make these taste like a barbecue chip