Grilling Pizza On A Weber Genesis

Pizza grilled on the Weber Genesis
Pizza grilled on the Weber Genesis

My friend John K likes to make pizzas using his Weber Genesis gas grill with the help of a bread machine for the dough. I’ve eaten his pizza and it is delicious!

Here are the ingredients for three thin crusts:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast (not rapid rise)
  • 1-2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar or honey (optional)
  • Corn meal for dusting the work surface

Follow your bread machine’s directions for making dough using all the ingredients except the corn meal. When done, remove dough from the machine and let rest for 10 minutes, then divide into three equal pieces.

Preheat your gas grill and pizza stone on HIGH heat until very hot, approximately 600-700°F.

Roll-out one piece of dough into a thin crust on a cutting board. When finished rolling, immediately lift the crust and dust the board with corn meal to prevent sticking.

Pizza crust with toppings

Apply tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite toppings. Slide the crust onto a thin metal peel (this works better than a thick wooden peel). Open the grill quickly, place the pizza on the stone, and close the lid.

Pizza baking in the Weber Genesis

Bake for 7-10 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is bubbly. Check progress with a quick peek under the lid to keep the grill temp up.

Finished grilled pizza

Checking the crust for doneness

Once the first pizza is finished, let the grill temperature recover and repeat the process for the remaining two pizzas.

Burger Temperature Guide

Burger close-up
Is it done yet?

Here’s a handy temperature guide for the doneness of grilled burgers.

Burger Doneness Internal Temp
Medium Rare 125-130*F
Medium 135-140*F
Medium Well 145-160*F
Well Done > 160*F

If you must grill burgers well done, make a panade by mashing together 1/2 cup cubed white sandwich bread and 2 Tablespoons milk. Mix the panade with 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef and combine thoroughly before forming patties. The panade will keep the burgers moist even when cooked to well done.

Measure internal temperature in the center of the burger using a good quality instant-read thermometer like the ThermoWorks Thermapen.

Grilled Apples

Cooking apples

Apples are a wonderful fruit to grill. You’ve always got some in the fridge, they’re quick and easy to grill, and they taste delicious!

This recipe is adapted from one published in Weber Grill Out Times in the Fall of 1997. You can download copies of this and other classic Weber newsletters at The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 3 medium cooking apples, peeled, cut in half, and cored
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Choose an apple that holds up well to baking, for example Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, or Golden Delicious.

Apples peeled, halved, and cored

In a small bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Preheat grill for 10 minutes, then hit the grates with a grill brush. Setup the grill for indirect medium heat.

Spray the cut side of each apple with non-stick spray. Place apples cut-side down on the grate, brush with sauce, and grill for 10 minutes. Turn apples cut-side up, brush with sauce, and grill another 10 minutes. Turn apples cut-side down one last time, brush with sauce, and grill another 10 minutes.

Apples cut-side down on the grill

Apples with grill marks

When finished grilling, apples should have nice grill marks on the cut side, will be slightly soft on the outside, but still crunchy on the inside.

Serve apples warm with a scoop of ice cream on the side.

Grilled apple with vanilla ice cream