Are you ready to sizzle up something good this season? We sure are. And we're thinking juicy steak, chicken charred right, fresh veggies and a slew of fantastic menu items sure to please a variety of eaters. So break out the tongs and charcoal, because this collection of grilling recipes is going to bring the heat and a whole lot of flavor to your grill—and stomach.
Root beer and BBQ marry for a dark, sweet rib sauce in this fun and quirky grilling recipe. We love its hot chili powder and paprika kick, and your kids will enjoy seeing their favorite fountain drink used in a creative new way.
Get the Recipe: Root Beer Ribs
If you're skeptical about ditching beef for turkey, allow this tasty burger to change your tune. Brought to life with fresh thyme, this recipe is able to retain those all-important juices and will absolutely shine when served with our orchard-fresh peach salsa.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Feta and Herbs
Here's a summery grilled side that'll bring extra class and color to fancy garden parties and casual cookouts alike. Crispy Italian prosciutto lends a wonderfully smoky flavor to timely asparagus, and the ease of preparation for these pretty bundles just can't be beat.
Get the Recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
When it comes to steak, little is needed to dress up an extra-juicy and beautiful sear. We think a small dollop of homemade chimichurri sauce is the perfect topping. Cool mint and cilantro combine wonderfully with peppery parsley to give your meal a fresh "green" taste.
Get the Recipe: Steak with Three-Herb Chimichurri Sauce
Extra-thick and cut with care, these sweet potato fries are grilled rather than baked for a summery spin on steak's favorite side. A little brown sugar keeps them sweet, while a sprinkling of chipotle and ginger give the fries just the right amount of kick to stand up to just about any meat pairing.
Get the Recipe: Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Fries
Don't be shy—pop open a cold one for you and your bird. Sure, grilling a chicken with an open can of beer inside may sound strange, but the result is a surprisingly juicy, tender chicken. Try this recipe on Father's Day. Dad will get a kick out of the method, and the meal will be a hit with the whole family.
Get the Recipe: Beer Can Chicken
All-American grilled steak gets an Asian twist with our Eastern marinade featuring tart soy sauce, rice vinegar and fresh ginger. The meat will be wonderfully juicy, whether you're making rib-eye for a party or flank steak for your family.
Get the Recipe: Korean Grilled Beef
Earthy catfish, green pesto and cherry tomatoes are wrapped in individual aluminum foil packets and grilled for a dinner that's perfectly seasonal, but not your run-of-the-mill summer fare.
Get the Recipe: Pesto Catfish Packets
Southwestern flavors meld perfectly with Mediterranean to elevate a juicy cut of pan-grilled beef. If you can’t find shoulder or ranch steak, substitute beef tenderloin.
Get the Recipe: Cumin-Crusted Beef Steaks with Orange-Olive Relish
These crowd-pleasing patties have smoky barbecue flavor cooked right into the beef. Top with your burger basics—tomato, lettuce, onions, pickles and ketchup—or be adventurous and add barbecue sauce or a squeeze of lime juice.
Get the Recipe: BBQ Burgers
Burgers and steaks make way, this chicken dish may be lighter, but it stands up to the heat of a grill with the best of 'em. Marinate the night before grilling for an exceptional main dish, bursting with the flavors of fresh herbs and lemon zest. Then round out the menu with Asian-inspired sesame noodles laced with shredded vegetables.
Get the Recipe: Marinated Lemon Chicken Breasts
This panini is a tour de force in the vegetarian and vegan arena. Marinated olives and a medley of grilled summertime veggies fill homemade flatbread with plenty of flavor and freshness—and there's no need for meat or cheese.
Get the Recipe: Fresh Summer Panini
Here's a platter of Asian-inspired pork chops and grill-friendly veggies that makes a full meal when sided with a light salad. Ginger, chile, and lemongrass flavor the chops' unique marinade, creating a dish that differs from traditional backyard barbecue.
Get the Recipe: Pork Chops and Grilled Vegetables
Season corn on the cob with chipotle and cheese this summer for a simple, but unbelievably good grilled side. We love the idea of preparing sides on the grill—no running back and forth from the kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter and Cheese
This salad makes the most of summer's fragrant and flavorful herbs and veggies. Easy to assemble, the dish is grounded by strips of tender steak from the grill for a a filling, yet light, one-dish meal.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Thai Steak Noodle Bowl
Put that cream cheese away—or at least dress it up a little. These toppings will revolutionize the way you think about bagels.
Say yes to sangria—and find your perfect match among these 12 vibrant summer recipes.
You eat with your eyes first, so make your next meal even better with edible flowers that are as beautiful as they are delicious.
Whether scratch-made or pre-cooked, creamy polenta is the perfect foundation for a flavorful meal.
As far as we're concerned, fragrant summer herbs have a place on the table for any meal of the day.
A round of sweet recipes for summer featuring one of nature's finest candies.
Nothing says summer like tequila. Add a shot or two to your favorite recipes for more fun and flavor!