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4 Most Popular Grilling Proteins in the US

September 19, 2022
4 Most Popular Grilling Proteins in the US

With Memorial Day fast approaching, many people across America are getting their outdoor cooking stations ready for a barbecue. What will you be cooking up? Here is a countdown of the top four proteins that will be hitting grills across the county according to a recent study.

  1. Chicken (64%) – If you want to enjoy that barbecue flavor with a fraction of the fat, chicken is the popular choice. While the majority of grillers lean towards red meat, this is a great option for anyone on a special diet that precludes the rest of the items on our list.
  2. Hamburgers (69%) – It’s tough to get more American than a hamburger. How do you take your burgers? Whether you like lettuce, onion, pickles, ketchup, and other classic toppings or you try to elevate your burger with imported cheese, avocado, homemade aioli, and more, this is one of the most popular backyard proteins.
  3. Steak (71%) – Coming in at number two, steak covers a wide range of cuts and sizes. Will you be marinating a less expensive cut overnight or tossing some massive ribeye steaks on the grill with just some salt and pepper for seasoning? Either way, more than 7 in 10 grill masters will be joining you.
  4. Hot Dogs (72%) – With nearly three-quarters of grills putting marks on hot dogs, there is no more popular protein. Of course, even the hot dog provides you with plenty of options from which meat(s) it is made from to what toppings hit the bun.
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