Grilling

Yes, the grill is a summertime icon, but a barbecue is more than an excuse for a backyard get-together. Grilling gives all types of food - from veggies to chicken to pork - a flavorful char and addictive smoky taste. Nothing else in your cooking arsenal can give you the same flavors (sorry, not even your stovetop grill pan), and it's worth finding the best grilling recipes to take advantage of it. Of course hamburgers and chicken are a no-brainer, but branch out and try grilled pizza (the charred crust is amazing), grilled fruit (peaches are sublime), or even grilled paella. What type of grill should you choose? Depends on what your objective is. Gas grills give you more control - temperatures can be quickly adjusted, warming racks can be employed - but charcoal gives food a pronounced smokiness that can't be duplicated.

See Popular Grilling Recipes

Porketta

Midwest Living

Grilled Turkey Breast with Spiced Almond Butter

Midwest Living

Smearing the lemony butter under the skin may seem fussy, but that step ensures the sometimes-dry breast is moist and flavorful.

Barbecue-Sauced Burgers

Midwest Living

A trio of basic ingredientshorseradish mustard, sharp white cheddar and barbecue saucetransforms basic burger patties.

Home on the Range Burger

Midwest Living

Juicy Lucy Burger

Midwest Living

Hot Dogs and Texas Tomato Chutney

Better Homes and Gardens

This tomato-rich salsa stands up to all-beef hot dogs, but will also complement those made from tofu, turkey, and chicken.

Elway's--Rosemary Rack of Lamb

Better Homes and Gardens

Rosemary Rack of Lamb is a prominent menu item at Elway's, a well-known restaurant in Denver. Prepare and serve this recipe at home to savor flavor goodness from the Rockies.

Chicken Shish Kabobs

Midwest Living

Jerk-Seasoned Beef Skewers

Diabetic Living

Grilled Turkey Gyros

Diabetic Living

Three-Way Marinade and Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

The sauce comes in Asian, Mexican, and orange-sage versions to use on beef, pork or chicken.

Double-Beef Burgers

Midwest Living

This burger recipe uses most of the ingredients of the American deli's most famous invention - the Reuben.

Grilled Herb Burgers

Midwest Living

Oregano and basil pack these grilled burgers with great flavor.

Mustard Chicken Barbecue

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepare the chicken ahead of time so it has time to marinate. At dinner time, just make the simple sauce while the chicken grills.

Grilling  Recipes: Take your pick!
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