Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches
Toasted bread, grilled steak, velvety avocado, and cool, spicy crema make this an incredibly satisfying sandwich.
Grilled Jalapeño-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo
Spicy and beefy jalapeño-marinated hanger steak is paired with salty cotija mayo, charred onions, and fresh cilantro, which come together in one incredibly flavorful sandwich.
The Best Grilled Hot Dogs
It doesn't take much to grill a decent hot dog: Just put it on the grill until heated through. But making a truly great hot dog requires knowing a few key tricks.
Grilled Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak
Skirt steak, with its coarse texture and hearty grain is a great cut for marinating, particularly when the marinade is a garlicky mix of lime and orange juice. As it chars over a hot flame, the interior becomes buttery and rich.
Tender Grilled Short Ribs
The Koreans and the Argentineans know something that we don't: short rib is the best cut of meat for grilling. English cut short ribs are short ribs that are cut with one long piece of bone in each one, and some nicely marbled with plenty of meat make for a deliciously simple main course.
Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak With Roasted Chilies and Pepper Jack Cheese
Butterflied flank steak rubbed with a garlicky chili rub, then layered with roasted green chilies and pepper jack cheese gets rolled, sliced, and grilled until smoky and charred.
Seven Spice Pork Lettuce Wraps
You can size up these patties to make full-on pork burgers, but we prefer smaller ones to wrap in tender lettuce and dip in a garlic-laced soy dipping sauce. Be careful not to compress the meat when forming the patties; they should just hold themselves together. Leftover dipping sauce can be served over rice or stir fried with leafy green vegetables as a side dish.
In this fresh take on the more traditional Mexican chorizo, green chilies give a very natural flavor that seasons the pork thoroughly with a spicy kick, but doesn't overpower the meat, creating a link with great flavor and balance.
Tocino (Filipino-Style Grilled Cured Pork)
There isn't much to Filipino-style tocino—just thinly sliced pork shoulder cured in salt and sugar for a few days—but the sweet, chewy Filipino breakfast meat that results is amazing, especially when paired with some garlic fried rice and egg.
The Best Juicy Grilled Pork Chops
Dry, chewy pork chops are a thing of the past—these thick-cut beauties are everything an excellent grilled pork chop should be.
Chinese Takeout-Style Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs
Spare-ribs, deep-fried so they are golden brown and a little crisp, are simmered in soy sauce and sugar. The mixture reduces into a syrupy glaze. At the last moment, spoonfuls of Chinkiang Vinegar are mixed in, imparting a subtle degree of sourness.
Thai Style Grilled Pork Neck
This marinated grilled pork neck with a tart and spicy tamarind dipping sauce is a easy way to bring some powerful Thai flavor to the table, and it's perfect for a summer cookout!
Grilled Bratwurst with Beer, Mustard, and Sauerkraut
The key to perfectly cooked sausages on the grill is to start them in a moist bath of flavorful toppings, slow cooking them to infuse them with flavor and get an even cook, then finishing them off over the hot side to crisp and char them.
Grilled Chicken Panzanella
Grilled chicken turns this summertime salad into a main course. Toasting the bread on the grill lets it sop up all of the juice from those farm fresh tomatoes without getting too mushy.
Grilled Chicken Under a Brick with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary
Placing a brick atop a butterflied chicken results in an evenly browned and slightly crisp skin, a great start to an excellent bird. Brush chicken with garlic and rosemary mixture for the perfect marriage of texture and flavor.
Peruvian Style Grilled Chicken With Green Sauce
The basics are simple: butterflied chicken with a vinegar and spice rub gets slow-cooked on the grill, followed by a quick stay directly over the coals to crisp the skin. It comes out tender and juicy and goes perfectly with a simple spicy and cream sauce made with jalapeños and aji amarillo peppers.
The Ultimate Extra-Crispy Double Fried Confit Buffalo Wings
Classic buffalo wings are a real triumph in recent American history. Extra crispy and perfectly spicy, this recipe is the best way to prepare your drumsticks and flats for ultimate crowd-pleasing power.
The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever
Packed with crushed potato chips, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two different sauces, this juicy, drippy, delicious grilled chicken sandwich is not only surprisingly quick and easy, it'll also rival any burger out there.
The Best Juicy Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Grilled skinless chicken breasts are all-too-often more like pieces of cardboard than proper serious eats. With a little know-how, however, we no longer have to stand for this injustice. The key to juicy grilled chicken breasts is to brine them first, then to cook them over a two-zone fire, using a thermometer to gauge doneness.
Homemade Merguez Sausage
Merguez, a North African lamb sausage, is a powerhouse of spicy and earthy flavor, making it one of the tastiest sausages around.
Grilled Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb
Inspired by the deep, rich, and balanced flavors of Moroccan dishes, this delicious grilled rack of lamb is rubbed with a complex spice mixture that includes paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper, then crusted in a bright and fresh pesto-like blend of fresh cilantro, parsley, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. They're flavors that can both stand up to and enhance the strong flavor of lamb.
Kofte Kebabs with Spicy Harissa Yogurt Sauce and Grilled Flatbread (Minced Lamb Kebabs)
Kofte Kebabs are traditionally made with lamb, however, ground beef or pork can be substituted. Harissa is a Tunisian spice pasted made from piri-piri peppers. If you can't find it, any fresh chili sauce will do, such as sambal oelek.
Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Garlic, and Mustard Crust
A mustard, garlic, and rosemary crust add a complimentary bite to the flavor and silky lamb, making it a real holiday treat. Yes, we know what you're thinking, but 4th of July is definitely fair game!
Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops with Corn Salad
There may be no fundamentally better way to enjoy sweet corn than straight off the cob, but it's certainly not the only one. Corn can add its distinct pop to all kinds of salads. That's definitely the case here, where the kernels are paired with gamey lamb chops.
Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers
A marriage of Middle Eastern and Chinese influence, these earthy, spicy, and pungent lamb skewers deliver such a unique flavor that they seem persistently exciting.
Leftover Lamb Sandwiches With Tapenade Mayo, Watercress, and Caciocavallo Cheese
These lamb sandwiches with caciocavallo cheese, watercress, and an olive-anchovy mayonnaise are a great way to use leftover lamb as a distinct and hearty meal.
Shrimp Boil Skewers
All the components of a shrimp boil—shrimp, corn, andouille, and potatoes—come together on a single stick.
Brazilian-style Peel And Eat Shrimp with Fried Garlic (Camarao ao Alho)
These diminutive ruby-red, briny, thin-shelled gems come complete with head and legs, glistening in olive oil and fried garlic. Making the Brazilian version of garlic shrimp at home is straightforward, easy, and delicious.
Grilled Garlic-Lime Shrimp
Jalapeño adds fruitiness and a slight heat to the tangy garlic marinade that seasons these shrimp, but doesn't overpower their natural flavor.
Planked Whitefish with Cilantro-Lime Butter
A cedar plank on the grill is a great way to bring woody flavor to virutally any mild white fish, and a nice compound butter of your choice rounds out the dish with familiar flavors. We slathered on on a tasty compound butter of cilantro, serrano chile, and lime.
Simple Grilled Halibut
A perfectly grilled piece of seafood can be a glorious thing—this light and fresh fish will leave you relishing its simplicity.
Grilled Lobster with Lemon-Shallot Butter
Grilling lobster leaves you with a wonderfully tender and sweet meat, while a brushing of lemon-shallot butter adds a nice brightness and richness that accentuates the crustacean's natural flavor.
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan
For a summery version of the classically vegetarian-friendly dish, check out this recipe, which grills the eggplant slices until they're soft and smoky, then tops them with buttery melted mozzarella. The fresh tomato and basil topping harnesses some of the best flavors of the season, and makes a light, juicy counterpart to the tender eggplant underneath.
Japanese Miso-Glazed Eggplant (Nasu no Dengaku)
Surprise your cookout guests with this unmistakably miso-flavored eggplant preparation. Mirin, sake, scallions, and sesame seeds complement tender eggplant for the ultimate Japanese grilling experience.
Vegan "B.L.A.T."s: Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Crispy Smoked Mushroom Sandwiches
A 100% vegan sandwich made with smoked mushroom bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado. Hearty, varied in texture, and full of refreshing veggies!
The Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos
These fully-loaded nachos have everything: chili, black beans, roasted tomato salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, olives, onions, jalapeños, radishes, guacamole, and a gooey nacho sauce. The fact that they're vegan is an added bonus that makes these nachos a unanimous favorite.
Crispy Fried Chickpea Cake and Slaw Sandwiches
Another hearty vegan sandwich to enjoy, these crispy chickpea patties are flavored with cumin and coriander, and topped with a bright tahini-based slaw.
Really Awesome Black Bean Burgers
These black bean burgers have a complex, satisfying flavor and robustly meaty texture that even devout carnivores will love (seriously, try them with bacon on top). The mixture comes together in just 25 minutes and can be used to make patties for cooking either on the backyard grill or indoors in a skillet.
Homemade Vegan Burgers That Don't Suck
After tasting these, you'll never look at veggie burgers the same way again.
Broccoli Rabe and Antipasti Panini with Olive Salad
This vegan take on a traditional muffuletta has everything: garlicky broccoli rabe braised in a dry white wine provides moisture and texture; roasted peppers add a bit of fruity tartness and smoky depth; marinated artichoke hearts are herbal and funky; and sun-dried tomatoes have that dried fruit thing going. Stick'em together, and—hey!—you got something that works just as well as the original and for all the same reasons, while simultaneously being brand new.