100 Best Grilling Recipes Perfect for Any Barbecue or Cookout

We've got you covered, from weeknight dinner to tailgating parties.

best grilling recipes
Brian Woodcock

When spring finally squishes away and summer's heat arrives, we celebrate by spending as much time outside as possible. This year, we're aiming for an #OvenFreeSummer by grilling as much as we can. If you're new to grilling or feeling a little rusty, check out some essential grilling tips, and then pick some recipes off this list! There are plenty of vegetable dishes and summer salads to enjoy, too, and lots of summer drinks and easy summer desserts as well.

🍴 Let us share our favorite recipes from the Country Kitchen to yours.

beef burgers with jalapeños, cheddar, and crispy pepperoni
William Dickey
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Beef Burgers with Jalapeños, Cheddar, and Crispy Pepperoni

Is it even a cookout if there aren't burgers on the grill? This spicy version will cause fireworks.

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4th july recipes hot dogs
David Tsay
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Grilled Hot Dog Fixin's

Pair your dog with one of these delicious toppings, including spicy chiles and tangy pickled onions.

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Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese–Celery Slaw

Cooking for folks that are avoiding red meat? This Buffalo-sauce-flavored burger is a beef-free crowd-pleaser.

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How Long to Grill and Cook Burgers

If you haven't used it for a few months, your grill and your grill game may be a bit rusty. Give the grates a good scrub and then bone up with this burger refresher.

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Pork Burgers with Hatch Chiles and Pepper Jack

Spicy cheese and distinctively delicious hatch chiles pair well with mild, rich pork in this delicious burger.

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Eggplant Burgers with Yogurt-Feta Sauce and Quick Pickled Cucumbers

This flavor-packed sandwich is so good even meat-eaters love it!

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spicy watermelon cocktail
William Dickey
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Spicy Watermelon Cocktail

Of course it's not a cookout if you aren't sipping on something. The jalapeño-infused liquor gives this margarita just enough warmth to keep guests sipping, while the watermelon keeps it refreshing.

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bbq sides cherry mint grilled ratatouille pasta corn feta blt potato grilled green bean
William Dickey
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Grilled Green Bean Salad with Cucumbers and Dill

The best part of this green salad—besides the flavorful crunch—is that it absolutely won't wilt. You'll be making it all summer.

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bbq sides cherry mint grilled ratatouille pasta corn feta blt potato grilled green bean
William Dickey
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Grilled Corn Salad with Feta, Walnuts, and Shallot

Corn salad is so good, it shouldn't be this easy to make. This recipe takes just 15 minutes.

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bbq sides cherry mint grilled ratatouille pasta corn feta blt potato grilled green bean
William Dickey
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BLT Potato Salad

Give your standard potato salad a serious upgrade with everyone's favorite BLT flavors.

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bbq sides cherry mint grilled ratatouille pasta corn feta blt potato grilled green bean
William Dickey
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Grilled Ratatouille Pasta Salad

This is not grandma's pasta salad. But maybe it should have been!

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best grilling recipes cowboy steaks
Brian Woodcock
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Cowboy Steaks and Potatoes With Broccoli and Cheddar-Scallion Spread

Yee-haw! Every cowboy—and cowgirl—will be so excited to chow down on this ribeye dinner.

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best grilling recipes worcestershire glazed burgers
Brian Woodcock
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Worcestershire-Glazed Burgers

Forget those bland patty recipes and give this flavorful recipe a try. It might just be the best burger you've ever eaten.

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Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs

If you're looking for a way to keep chicken breasts interesting, this simple marinade and a little help from the grill should absolutely do it.

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Blackberry-Glazed Chicken

Psst. Fresh blackberries break down into a tangy sauce incredibly fast, and turn standard grilled chicken into a sweet-tart wonder.

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grilled summer best grilling recipes skillet spinach artichoke dip
Brian Woodcock
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Skillet Spinach-Artichoke Dip With Fire-Roasted Bread

Thanks to your cast iron skillet, this cheesy dish is so easy to make. It will instantly become one of your all-time favorite dip recipes.

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grilled-summer-best grilling recipes squash with lemon scallion dressing
Brian Woodcock
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Grilled Summer Squash With Lemon-Scallion Dressing

Made with yellow squash and zucchini, this nutritious side features the freshest produce of the season. It'll get everyone eating, and also enjoying, their vegetables.

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grilled summer best grilling recipes fried pickles buttermilk ranch
Brian Woodcock
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Fried Pickles With Buttermilk Ranch

Warning: These crispy bites won't last long. No one can resist this fried finger food—especially with a buttermilk ranch dipping sauce.

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best grilling recipes hot dogs with quick cast iron beans
Brian Woodcock
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Hot Dogs With Quick Cast-Iron Beans

Hot diggity dog! All you need for this complete meal is a grill, a cast iron skillet, and a mere 30 minutes.

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best grilling recipes tossed salad
Brian Woodcock
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Tossed Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

A homemade green goddess dressing makes this summer salad heavenly. It features avocado, fresh herbs, and lemon zest.

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best grilling recipes chicken black bean nachos
Brian Woodcock
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Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Believe it or not, you can actually make nachos on the grill. Simply place everything in the foil packet, heat to perfection, and enjoy.

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bourbon bbq glazed pork chops
David Tsay
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Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

Skip your routine pork chops dinner and try this boozy BBQ version instead.

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best grilling recipes grilled sausages
Brian Woodcock
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Grilled Sausages

Use sweet or spicy Italian sausages to make this platter. Whichever you choose, they'll both be super tasty.

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best grilling recipes horseradish slaw
Brian Woodcock
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Grilled Horseradish Slaw

Top off your hot dogs with this bright slaw. Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar give the recipe a little zing.

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best grilling recipes white bean peppadew salad
Brian Woodcock
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White Bean and Peppadew Salad

If you're not familiar with Peppadew peppers, once you try this salad, you'll love the flavor. They're pickled peppers that come in mild, hot, and sweet varieties.

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spicy grilled bbq pork chops
Courtesy Beautiful Eats & Things
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Spicy Grilled BBQ Pork Chops

These center-cut chops cook up quickly and are packed with flavor

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chargrilled chicken wings
Courtesy Brown Sugar
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Chargrilled Chicken Wings

What makes these oh-so-tender wings so good? The baker's dozen seasoning ingredients, which all combine to make the perfect flavor.

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citrus brined grilled chicken
Courtesy Cooks with Soul
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Citrus Brined Grilled Chicken

A good brine will turn decent chicken into a shockingly succulent treat. And it doesn't take forever, either? Spend 20 minutes in the morning assembling, and these leg quarters are ready to go by dinner time.

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red stripe barbecue ribs
Courtesy Dish It With Tisha
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Red Stripe Barbecue Ribs

These Caribbean-influenced ribs combine the butterscotchy flavor of Red Stripe beer with hot scotch bonnet peppers for a rich, tender rib that packs quite a kick!

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grilled citrus agave shrimp with mango salad
Courtesy Kenneth Temple
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Grilled Citrus Agave Shrimp With Mango Salad

Though honey will work for the glaze, it's worth tracking down agave syrup, which is lighter, and pairs really well with the citrus juices.

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