Summer means we're spending as much time outside as possible! And that means tons of grilling and cooking outdoors.
If you're new to grilling or feeling a little rusty, check out some essential grilling tips, and scroll through this list of our favorite grilling and BBQ recipes!
Green Chile Pimento Cheese Burgers
This decadent summer burger is the ultimate cookout treat! Mild hatch chiles and creamy pimento cheese combine to make a flavorful burger that's just about as rich and delicious as you can get.
Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)
Elotes, a general Central American term for corn, is also the word we use for Mexican style street corn — a highly flavorful grilled corn that's been covered in mayo, sour cream, spices, lime juice, and cheese.
The Casa Wedge Salad
A wedge salad is a quick and easy side for any bbq! This Tex-Mex inspired version is full of flavor thanks to Mexican Cotija cheese and creamy avocado dressing!
Campfire-Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This five-ingredient grilled pineapple upside-down cake couldn't be any easier! The secret is to get an already-prepared poundcake. Grilled pineapples and an easy-to-make glaze come together quickly — and then whole deal gets well caramelized, either over hot coals or on the grill.
Smashed Potatoes with Paprika and Cumin
With all the flaky goodness of baked potatoes, all the crunchy deliciousness of fried, and a combo of spices that we sometimes dream about at night, this is a side dish that is sure to have guests and family alike asking for seconds.
Campfire Pear Crumbles
Grilled desserts certainly don't stop with marshmallows. If you're looking for something a little more fruit-forward, consider making a pear crumble. Cover it with foil and cook it on the grill at your next BBQ. The sweet, crunchy crisp makes a tasty meal-ender.
Cherry Syrup and Rum Soda
If you've got a bag of fresh cherries that you aren't sure what to do with, consider using them to make some cherry syrup, and treat yourself to flavored seltzers, sodas, and cocktails this summer. They're the perfect addition to any bbq!
Four Great Grilling Sauces
Whether you're grilling steak, chicken, or pork, the meat tastes good cooked over a fire. But these sauces will make it even better. From Alabama's signature white barbecue sauce to a green steak sauce that can't be beat, it's worth keeping one (or more) of these in your fridge.
Sausage Pinwheels with Marinated Peppers and Grilled Broccolini
These impressive sausages are a breeze to grill, and easily feed a crowd.
Kebabs, 4 Ways
Kebabs really are a genius cooking method. As everything is cut into bite-sized pieces and cooked together, you ensure it's cooked evenly, and everyone gets what they want.
Cast-Iron Caramel, Marshmallow, and Salted Almond Brownies
Crispy-brownie-edge lovers, please come to the front of the line! Equally at home on a grill or cooked over campfire coals, this cast-iron brownie, packed with marshmallow, caramel, and salted almond gets all kinds of crispy on the edges, but stays gooey and delicious on the inside.
Spatchcock Chicken with Piri Piri Sauce
This spicy bird is a surefire centerpiece at any summer barbecue. Spatchcocking, which gives it that flat look, helps it to cook evenly. And the sauce is fiery!
Grilled Corn, Three Ways
Summer hasn't fully happened until you've had at least one ear of grilled corn. We love it as-is, or with a little butter. But these toppings make it even better.
Ritzy Ranch Mac ’n’ Cheese
A couple simple additions — crackers and a packet of powdered ranch — makes this staple barbecue side dish crazy good.
All-Purpose Strawberry-Cabernet Barbecue Sauce
This unbelievably tasty sauce blends the tart sweetness of fresh berries with the rich depth of red wine. And it comes together in 20 minutes! Slather it over everything!
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