Summer is nearly here and with it comes loads of grilling and outdoor cooking. If you have grown a bit tired of the same old hamburgers and hot dogs, we have just the collection for you.
We have gathered 40 of the best grilling recipes that will turn your dull summer barbecue into culinary masterpiece. Whether you prefer chicken, steak, pork or seafood, there are some amazing ways to grill your favorite foods and give them a wonderful new flavor. There are even recipes for grilling vegetables that are sure to get even the pickiest eaters sampling them.
You are sure to find many recipes that suit your fancy so even if you are grilling the same types of foods, you can make them extra-special in a new and exciting way. Best of all, these recipes are just as easy as those boring old hot dogs and hamburgers, but much more delicious. Fire up that grill and get ready for the tastiest summer ever!
Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops
Not only are these Honey Garlic Chops delicious, they are much healthier than many alternatives. You only need four ingredients and about 20 minutes to make them so they are perfect for busy weeknights when you really need something quick but you want something tasty. Honey, garlic cloves and soy sauce make the perfect glaze for pork and these are great served with just about anything you want to pair them with. There are only 200 calories in each one too, so they are great for those of you needing a low-calorie dish.
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Who doesnt just adore shish kabobs on the grill? These chicken kabobs are really easy to make and take very little prep time. They only take about 20 minutes from start to finish and they are easy to customize. If you dont really like onion or tomatoes for instance, you can add vegetables that you do like and they cook about the same. Serve these over rice or just have them by themselves. They have the meat and veggies that you need for a fully rounded meal.
Yes! You can grill a pizza and it will taste delicious! Imagine having your pizza and being able to cook it entirely on the grill. This is a great recipe that makes pizza dough that will actually cook on your grill. You just have to choose the toppings that you want to add. If you want to cook outside but you really have a hankering for pizza, you can have both. It takes about 5 minutes for the dough to cook and the toppings to heat (think really melty cheese) and then youre all set for your pizza dinner.
Mixed Grill Kabobs
Kabobs are great and one of the best things about them is you can mix and match to make different ones for different tastes. This mixed grill kabobs recipe includes polish sausage and beef tenderloin along with yummy veggies like tomatoes and green peppers and even includes mushrooms. There is literally something for everyone on each kabob and they are really easy to make. It takes about 20 minutes to get them ready and then another 15 to grill so while this really isnt a fast recipe, it is certainly one of the tastiest.
Grilled zucchini is a delicious side to add to any or all of your grilling meats. It is also a side that is really easy to make and one that people will love even those who dont normally eat their veggies. You have to marinade the zucchini for about 20 minutes and then the grilling time is really fast. This particular recipe uses lemon zest to give the zucchini a really tangy taste which would go perfect with any steak or chicken that you are also grilling up.
Desserts on the grill are great. They are delicious and they leave less of a mess in the kitchen. With this grilled Peaches and Cream dessert, you can avoid the kitchen altogether because you can cook the entire meal on the grill and even add the dessert afterwards. You will need fresh peaches, cream cheese, sugar and honey to make this delicious dessert and it takes less than 10 minutes on the grill. This is a great recipe for when you really want to stay outdoors but just have to have something sweet after dinner.
Lemon Herb Grilled Shrimp
If seafood is more your style when it comes to grilling, you will love this lemon herb shrimp recipe. The lemon and herbs are perfect pairings with the shrimp and you can serve this with any number of sides from rice to veggies. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare and then another 20 to grill but it comes out so deliciously that it will instantly become a favorite. When you just cant stand steaks or burgers any longer, shrimp is a great choice and this is an easy recipe that you can cook on an indoor or outdoor grill.
Steak and Hasselback Potatoes
What could be better than getting your meat and potatoes done at the same time? This succulent steak and hasselback potatoes recipe gives you both dishes in the same amount of time so everything is ready together. Add a small salad and you have the makings of a wonderful dinner. The steak marinade includes pineapple juice and vinegar for a great sweet and sour taste and the potatoes garlic, olive oil and butter which are perfect complements to the steak.
Pineapple and Honey BBQ Ribs
Ribs are certainly a favorite summertime food and this easy grilling recipe is sure to make them one of your top picks for cookouts. The sweet and spicy ribs have a Caribbean taste due to the honey, pineapple and lime juice. It takes a couple of hours to grill them to perfection but they are certainly worth the wait. If you are looking for a great rib recipe and you want something that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family, this is it. Its an easy recipe to put together and goes with any number of potential sides.
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Really spice up those cookouts with a tangy and delicious grilled corn and black bean salsa. With corn, cucumber, jalapeno peppers, black beans and a few other key ingredients, this salsa is perfect for serving over your grilled steaks or chicken. Just grill it up and then add it to plain meats to spice them up a bit or you could even serve it with tortillas if you wanted. It is a really easy recipe that calls for corn on the cob although you can use frozen corn if you wish.