20 Grilling Recipes We Can't Get Enough Of

It’s a fact that grilling brings out the best in food. It’s how food should be prepared. Enjoy a new level of dining with grilled meats, fish, and vegetables!

1. Hot Honey Wings

Hot Honey Wings
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If you’re watching the game and need delectable appetizers, these are it. They always go fast.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  2. Season the wings with garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Combine the honey, melted butter, chili garlic sauce, and sugar in a pan.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Grill the wings on the grill for 20 minutes while basting with the honey sauce.
  6. Transfer the wings to a platter and serve the remaining honey sauce for dipping.

2. Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
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Kabobs are the ultimate summertime outdoor meal.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 quartered onions
  • ½ lb. chicken cut into bite-sized pieced
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 12 grape tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • 5 tbsp. barbeque sauce
  • 6 skewers

Ingredients:

  • Preheat the outdoor grill to medium heat.
  • Lightly oil the grate.
  • Place pieces of bell pepper, onion, chicken, pineapple, and tomatoes on each skewer.
  • Drizzle with garlic powder, if desired.
  • Brush each skewer with barbeque sauce.
  • Cook on the grill for 5 minutes per side, making sure the chicken doesn’t dry out.

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3. Barbeque Chicken Kabobs

Barbeque Chicken Kabobs
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Great chicken kabobs that you can serve with rice.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cubed chicken fillets (cut the chicken larger than the vegetables)
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into pieces
  • 1 cup halved mushrooms
  • ¾ cup barbeque sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to high heat and oil the grate.
  2. Thread chicken, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and mushrooms onto the skewers.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place kabobs on the prepared grill, and brush with barbeque sauce. Transfer the kabobs to the grill and coat them with barbeque sauce.
  4. Grill for 15 minutes while continuing to baste with the barbeque sauce.

4. Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
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Serve this delicious chicken with some rice. If you can’t find lemongrass, use a tsp. of lemon zest.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 entire lemongrass stick
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 lb. chicken thighs

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the chicken in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Add the chicken and coat with the marinade.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  5. Oil the grate.
  6. Discard the marinade and transfer the chicken thighs to the grill.
  7. Grill the chicken for 5 minutes on each side, until the juices run clear.

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5. Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
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These poppers make an amazing appetizer.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 seeded jalapeno peppers sliced in half lengthwise
  • 8 slices of bacon sliced in half

Directions:

  1. Preheat the outdoor grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Spoon the filling into the jalapeno halves.
  4. Wrap the stuffed jalapeno halves with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Transfer the poppers to the grill and grill for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn the poppers around and grill for another 5 minutes.

6. Drunken Pork Ribs

Drunken Pork Ribs
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These ribs can be made with beer as well as Coca-Cola.

Cooking Time: 2 hours 20 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 4 lb. pork spareribs
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cup Coca-Cola - divided
  • 20 oz. ketchup
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup liquid smoke flavoring
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey mustard
  • 2 tbsp. flour

Directions:

  1. Combine the garlic powder, salt, white pepper, garlic salt, and oregano in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the ribs to a roasting pan and rub the seasoning over the ribs.
  3. Pour the vinegar, lemon juice, and 1 cup of Coca-Cola into the pan and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Heat the grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  5. Combine ½ cup Coca-Cola, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, liquid smoke, butter, apple cider vinegar, honey mustard, and flour.
  6. Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Discard the marinade and coat the ribs with the sauce.
  8. Transfer the ribs to the grill and grill for 2 hours on low until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  9. Keep basting with the sauce.

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7. Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chops
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This glaze is the best.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. chipotle hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 6 1-inch thick pork chops

Ingredients:

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Oil the grate.
  • Stir together the ketchup, honey, maple syrup, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic.
  • Sear the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side on the grill.
  • Brush the chops with the glaze and grill for 5 minutes per side, until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees.

8. Country-Style Ribs

Country-Style Ribs
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The secret to the delicious ribs is the marinade.

Cooking Time: 1 hour.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup grape juice
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. chili-garlic sauce – or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 lb. country-style pork ribs
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce for basting

Directions:

  1. Combine the grape juice, barbeque sauce, apple cider vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the pork ribs to a baking dish and coat with the sauce.
  3. Season the ribs with the onion powder and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  5. Cover the ribs and grill for 45 minutes.
  6. Baste with the barbeque sauce for 15 minutes while turning several times.

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9. Grilled Hamburger

Grilled Hamburger
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Grilling hamburgers is a summer tradition. This is a chance to enjoy the best hamburger ever. Serve it with your favorite toppings

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 beaten
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sliced cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat a grill on high heat.
  2. Combine ingredients except for the cheese and create 4 patties.
  3. Grill the patties for 5 minutes on one side.
  4. Flip the burgers and top with a slice of cheese.
  5. Grill for another 5 minutes.
  6. Top with favorite burger accompaniments.

10. Grilled Steak with Garlic Butter

Grilled Steak with Garlic Butter
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Is there anything more divine than a simple grilled steak?

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. chopped chives
  • 8 sirloin steaks
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. Add the butter, garlic powder, and chives to a small pan and stir for 3 minutes to melt the butter. Set aside.
  3. Season the sirloin with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the steaks for 5 minutes on each side, depending on the level of doneness desired.
  5. Transfer the steaks to a large platter.
  6. Drizzle the garlic butter over the steaks.

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11. Korean Beef Ribs

Korean Beef Ribs
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These genuine Oriental ribs are easy to prepare and beyond delicious.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. curry powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 lbs. Korean-style short ribs

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except the ribs into a plastic bag and combine well.
  2. Add the ribs to the bag and refrigerate for 1 day.
  3. Discard the marinade, and let the ribs sit for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  5. Grill the ribs for 8 minutes per side.

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12. Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp
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Serve these delectable shrimp over rice.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • Pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 lb. medium peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Combine the butter, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the shrimp and coat thoroughly.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Heat the grill to high heat.
  5. Oil the grate.
  6. Thread the shrimp through skewers and toss the marinade.
  7. Grill the shrimp for 3 minutes on each side.
  8. Drizzle each skewer with some lemon juice.

13. Grilled Fresh Trout

Grilled Fresh Trout
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Whether you go fishing or to the market, grilling your catch of the day is the way to go.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole and cleaned trout
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 peeled very thin lemon slices
  • 8 onion slices
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. dill sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Coat the trout with 1 tbsp. olive oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place a lemon slice and an onion, along with some garlic and dill sauce, into each fish cavity.
  5. Tie the fish with cooking string to keep the stuffing secure.
  6. Lower the grill heat to low and transfer the trout to the grill.
  7. Grill for 6 minutes per side; the fish should be flaky.

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14. Grilled Sweet and Sour Salmon

Grilled Sweet and Sour Salmon
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This sweet and sour salmon is perfection.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lb. salmon fillets
  • ¼ tsp. lemon pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Ingredients:

  • Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a plastic bag and add the salmon.
  • Coat the fish thoroughly and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  • Toss the marinade and grill the salmon for 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness.

15. Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
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This shrimp is more flavorful than the average shrimp dish.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup plum sauce
  • 3 tbsp. sriracha sauce or more for extra heat
  • 2 tbsp. mirin (Asian) wine
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grate.
  2. Combine the plum sauce, sriracha sauce, mirin, and honey in a bowl.
  3. Thread the shrimp through skewers.
  4. Grill the shrimp for 10 minutes while continuously basting with the plum sauce.

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16. Grilled Tandoori Lamb

Grilled Tandoori Lamb
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Lamb is delicious, and we should be enjoying more of it. This grilled lamb is a great start. While these skewers are fantastic, the lamb tastes just as good over rice.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb. cubed lamb meat
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup peach chutney
  • 1 chopped avocado

Directions:

  1. Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, allspice, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  2. Add the lamb and salt and coat the meat thoroughly.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Heat the grill to medium heat.
  5. Combine the peach chutney and avocado (the avocado makes it nice and smooth).
  6. Place the lamb pieces on skewers and grill for 5 minutes each, depending on size.
  7. Serve with the peach chutney.

17. Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini
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Even people who don’t eat zucchini beg for a second helping of these.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchinis, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. grated Romano cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium and oil the grate.
  2. Sprinkle the zucchinis with olive oil and season with thyme, basil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook the zucchinis on the grill for 4 minutes.
  4. Flip and cook for 4 minutes on the other side.
  5. Remove from grill and top with grated Romano cheese.

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18. Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes
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If you grow your own tomatoes, this recipe is a must.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 8 halved Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. diced mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat, and oil the grate.
  2. Sprinkle the cut tomato tops with olive oil.
  3. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Top each half with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Place on the grill and grill for 6 minutes.

19. Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn
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This is just what every barbeque needs.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. horseradish
  • 6 ears of fresh corn

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Combine the butter, mustard, horseradish, soy sauce, vinegar, liquid smoke,.
  3. lemon juice, and pepper in a small pan.
  4. Transfer each ear of corn to a piece of aluminum foil.
  5. Drizzle with the mixture.
  6. Wrap each ear of corn very loosely (to let the steam escape) in the foil.
  7. Grill the corn for 20 minutes.
  8. Unwrap the corn and enjoy.

20. Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Fruit Kabobs
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Too many people are unaware of the goodness of grilled fruits. Try it; you’ll love it. It’s a perfect dessert when you are grilling steaks. Make a note that the sauce would go great over ice cream.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 12 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 quartered nectarines
  • 3 pears cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 quartered bananas
  • 12 strawberries

Directions:

  1. Heat the outdoor grill to medium heat.
  2. Cover the grate with aluminum foil.
  3. Combine the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a bowl and heat for 1 minute in the microwave (or on low heat on the stovetop).
  4. Thread each skewer with a piece of fruit.
  5. Transfer the skewers to the aluminum foil.
  6. Drizzle with the butter sauce.
  7. Grill the fruit for 5 minutes.
  8. Turn the fruit over, drizzle with more sauce, and grill for 4 more minutes.
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