Popular Grilling Recipes

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.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion and Spinach

Sharp and salty blue cheese, sweet red onion, and slightly bitter baby spinach lend balance and texture to the rich ground beef in these elegant yet satisfying burgers. When buying, look for baby spinach with dark, vibrant green leaves; avoid those that show signs of bruising or wilting.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion and Spinach

The Big Pig

Juicy ground pork gets a huge boost of flavor and texture in this enticing barbeque dish. A quick cabbage slaw adds crunch, while smoky ham lends its own distinctive overtones. Serve alongside grilled corn and a fresh green salad for a completely satisfying meal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

The Big Pig

Fresh Corn Salad

Bright, juicy tomatoes, crisp bell peppers, and crunchy cucumber provide a perfect medley of flavor and texture, beautifully complementing the sweet grilled corn in this refreshing summer salad. Pair with a succulent grilled steak, or blackened sea bass.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh Corn Salad

Brick Chicken

An incredible blend of garlic, herbs and olive oil infuses every inch of this phenomenal grilled chicken with amazingly aromatic flavor. The ingenious cooking method ensures an evenly cooked bird, with a rich, smoky taste. If you don¿t feel comfortable butterflying your own chicken, ask your butcher for help.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brick Chicken

Barbecued Beef Short Ribs

With only 6 ingredients and less than 300 calories per serving, these savory short ribs are both simple and succulent. A vibrant gremolata (a type of herb condiment) of lemon peel, cilantro and sweet peppers provides a lovely, bright contrast to the rich, smoky beef. When buying sweet peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecued Beef Short Ribs

Toasted Couscous with Grilled Mango and Zucchini

Sweet mango lends brightness to this hearty side dish, a toss of Israeli couscous, nutrient-rich zucchini, and peppery fresh parsley. When buying zucchini, look for blemish-free, vibrant skins. Choose smaller squash, as they are younger and therefore more tender than their larger counterparts.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Toasted Couscous with Grilled Mango and Zucchini

Honey-Sweet Onion Ribs

Sweet, rich, and a little bit tangy, these succulent baby back ribs sing with the flavors of the Caribbean. Serve alongside a fresh corn and pepper salad, or with your favorite saut¿ed greens.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Honey-Sweet Onion Ribs

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Fresh citrus provides beautiful balance to these smoky and spicy grilled shrimp. Shrimp are marketed according to size, with numbers denoting how many individual shrimp are in one pound. For example, medium-sized shrimp are packaged (and labeled) 31-35 shrimp per pound, while jumbo shrimp are packaged at 11-15 per pound.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

Smoky cumin and peppery basil provide perfect balance to the sweet pineapple and tangy relish that top these incredible veggie burgers. Choose pineapples that are slightly soft to the touch, with a full, strong color and no signs of greening. Leaves should be crisp and green, with no signs of browning or yellowing.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

Five-Spice Pork Kabobs

A beautifully complex glaze of Chinese five-spice, rich soy sauce, sweet brown sugar and tangy ketchup lends incredible Asian-inspired flavor to these perfect pork kabobs. It's a fast and easy dish you'll want to try again and again. Soaking wood or bamboo skewers in cold water for 20-30 minutes before use will help to ensure they do not burn on the grill.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Five-Spice Pork Kabobs

Grilled Peach Frappe

Grilled peaches lend their slightly smoky, beautifully caramelized flavor to these sweetly complex frappes. Citrus and Southern Comfort add brightness and warmth. You may want to make a double batch of this enticing cocktail! When grilling peaches, choose peaches that are ripe, but not too ripe. Super-soft fruit will turn to mush on the grill.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Peach Frappe

Jamie Purviance's Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Bright cherry tomatoes and nutrient-rich asparagus are beautifully dressed in a tangy Dijon and champagne vinaigrette, then tossed with crumbled feta cheese in this brilliant fresh salad. When buying asparagus, look for firm, bright green stalks with tight tips. If stems are tough, simply remove the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Jamie Purviance's Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Elizabeth Karmel's Cowboy Steak with Whiskey Butter

Rich, tangy, and beautifully complex, a phenomenal whiskey butter imbues these rib eye steaks with incredible flavor. The secret to a succulent steak? Let it be. Once the steak has been removed from the heat, it is imperative that it be allowed to rest for 5-10 minutes. Slicing into it any sooner will result in a juicy cutting board, and a dry steak.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Elizabeth Karmel's Cowboy Steak with Whiskey Butter

Stephanie Izard's Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Rhubarb Salad

Grilled asparagus is beautifully complemented by tart rhubarb, tangy goat cheese and rich, sweet balsamic vinegar in this creative, elegant salad. Peppery arugula and toasted almonds round out the flavors, and provide wonderful texture. When buying asparagus, look for firm, bright green stalks with tight tips. If stems are tough, simply remove the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stephanie Izard's Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Rhubarb Salad

Chef Rusty's Kivado Crostad

Brightly sweet kiwi provides a vibrant counterpoint to the salty pancetta, spicy jalapeno, and rich, buttery avocado in this uniquely tasty dish. A drizzle of balsamic glaze provides the perfect finishing touch. Most of the avocado sold in supermarkets is still in its unripened stage. To ripen, place avocados in a paper bag and set aside at room temperature for 2-4 days. When the fruit is soft to the touch, it is ready for use.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chef Rusty's Kivado Crostad

Spatchcock Barbecue Chicken with Raspberry Glaze

A brilliant blend of tart raspberries, rich, sweet balsamic vinegar, earthy rosemary, and spicy cayenne pepper creates an incredible glaze over juicy grilled chicken in this creative take on classic barbeque. Served with a fresh green salad and roasted baby red potatoes for an absolutely amazing dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spatchcock Barbecue Chicken with Raspberry Glaze

Spicy Ginger Marinated Chicken

In this dinner recipe, low-sugar orange marmalade and reduced-sodium soy sauce team to make a sensational marinade for chicken.

From Diabetic Living

Spicy Ginger Marinated Chicken

Burger with Pickled Beets and Fried Egg

Dress up tonight's hamburger with goat cheese, pickled beets and a fried egg. You can store leftover beets in the fridge for up to a week—use them in salads or as a sandwich relish.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Burger with Pickled Beets and Fried Egg

Boston Lettuce Stacks with Grilled Peaches, Feta and Pecans

This easy summer salad pairs the textures and flavors of buttery, slightly sweet and crisp Boston lettuce with grilled warm peaches and crunchy nuts.

From Midwest Living

Boston Lettuce Stacks with Grilled Peaches, Feta and Pecans

Easy Balsamic Chicken

Colleen Weeden of the Midwest Living Test Kitchen knows her way around the kitchen. She puts together this simple chicken, then turns it over to husband Kent to cook on the grill. Colleen suggests using an instant-read thermometer to check if the chicken is done. Kent says its perfect every time if you use the thermometer, says Colleen.

From Midwest Living

Easy Balsamic Chicken

Porketta

From Midwest Living

Porketta

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick

These meaty ¿lollipops¿ were inspired by the thick, juicy chops served along the route of RAGBRAI (the Register¿s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).

From Midwest Living

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick

Five-Spice Beef Kabobs

To make your own five-spice powder, simply mix equal parts of five ground spices: cinnamon, cloves, star anise, szechuan peppercorns and fennel.

From Midwest Living

Five-Spice Beef Kabobs

Chicken Sausage Sandwiches with Watermelon Salsa

Basil and lime juice brighten up the flavors in the fruity salsa that tops this low-calorie grilled sausage sandwich.

From Midwest Living

Chicken Sausage Sandwiches with Watermelon Salsa

Hamburger Steak Sliders

Seasoned with steak sauce and mustard, these flavorful sliders go great with almost any classic burger topper. The mini size is ideal for backyard potlucks, when everyone¿s plates are overflowing with salads, chips and watermelon.

From Midwest Living

Hamburger Steak Sliders

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