Ahh grilling… it’s a sure sign that summer’s officially in full swing, and with Father’s Day and the Fourth of July right around the corner it’s time to fire up the grill and get cookin’! So don your apron ‘cause I’ve put together a collection of summer’s best grilling recipes to help make your cook out a hit.
Now, if you’re just dusting off the grill for the first time this year, I recommend you check out these helpful tips from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) before you get started. Safety First!
While I was visiting their site, it was no surprise to discover the most popular foods for cooking on the grill… ‘cause they’re some of my favorites too!
And your favorite side dishes to cook on the grill? You guys like corn, potatoes, and other vegetables.
Luckily, there are recipes for all of your favorites on MrFood.com. Plus, I’ve included some blogger recipes in each category, too! You may want to start stocking up on some extra charcoal or propane, because you’re not going to want to miss out on any of this goodness.
Honestly, have you ever been to a summer barbecue and not seen a burger? I’ve already shared my Top 10 Burgers from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen with you before, but here are some more that are drool-worthy.
If there are hamburgers on the grill, you can bet there’s probably hot dogs nearby too! I guess we like our hot dogs ‘cause they’re easy to cook and they’re ready in just minutes. And whether you like ‘em with just grill marks or with a crunchy burnt skin, the real art to making memorable hot dogs is in the toppings. Everyone’s got their own opinion on what makes a masterful dog and here are just a few toppings that I thought looked delicious:
Most of us can agree that it’s worth it to splurge a little on a juicy cut of steak. After all, there’s nothing better than sitting out on the patio with a steak that’s cooked to perfection, a cold glass of your favorite drink, and a side of fresh summer veggies. (Is your mouth watering yet?) Check out these amazing grilled steak recipes for some ideas:
Chicken is another summer grilling favorite. Lightly seasoned grilled chicken breast is great for summer salads, while barbecue-slathered chicken is perfect for those of us who don’t mind getting our fingers a little sticky in the summer. Whichever you prefer, I know you’re going to love these easy grilled chicken recipes.
No list of the best grilling recipes would be complete without including some grilled side dishes. I’m not just talking corn on the cob here (although that’s still one of our favorites!). There’s a ton of wonderful side dishes you can make on the grill. Take a look at some that caught my eye:
Are your taste buds begging for something sweet? Check out our collection of Unique Grilled Desserts!
Don’t you agree that these look like some of the best grilling recipes you’ve ever seen? Now, it’s time to go find out for yourself! Before you go, I want to know:
What’s your favorite thing to cook on the grill?