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33 Of The Best Grillin' Recipes To Keep You Full This Summer

Well, it's summer time and you know what that means.. grilling time! So, fire up the grill and mop on the sauce 'cause I'm ready to eat.


  • Barbecued Picnic Chicken. "I like to serve this savory chicken at family picnics. Cooked on a covered grill, the poultry stays so tender and juicy. Everyone loves the zesty, slightly sweet homemade barbecue sauce—and it’s so easy to make." —Priscilla Weaver, Hagerstown, Maryland

  • Big John's Chili-Rubbed Ribs "When my family thinks of summer grilling, it’s ribs all the way. Our Asian-inspired recipe is a welcome change from the usual barbecue-sauce versions." —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

  • Curried Pork & Orange Kabobs "I love the sweet flavor of red, yellow and orange peppers. I always go for these in the summer when they are inexpensive and plentiful, plus I think they taste a whole lot better than green peppers." —Liv Vors, Peterborough, Ontario

  • Pork Chops With Glaze "Rosemary adds a special touch to these beautifully glazed pork chops that are just right for any meal." —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia

  • Texas Style BBQ Sauce. "We love a barbecue sauce with all the right moves: ketchup, mustard, lemon juice, chili powder, Worcestershire and brown sugar." —Sandy Klocinski, Summerville, South Carolina

  • Grilled Lemon-Garlic Salmon. "A lot of people fish here on the shore of Lake Michigan, so I’ve developed quite a few recipes for it, including this grilled salmon recipe. I love it, and so do my friends and family. When it’s out of season, I look for wild-caught fresh Alaskan salmon at the grocery store." —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan

  • Grilled Vegtable Platter. "The best of summer in one dish! These pretty grilled vegetables are meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness, and the easy marinade really kicks up the flavor." —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Kansas City-Style Ribs. "Our family recipe for ribs has evolved to near perfection. These country-style beauties are a legend in our close circle." —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • Barbecued Burgers. "I can’t take all the credit for these winning burgers. My husband’s uncle passed down the special barbecue sauce recipe. We love it on everything…it was only natural to try it on, and in, burgers." —Rhoda Troyer, Glenford, Ohio

  • Cherry BBQ Sauce. "You can use fresh or frozen cherries to make this flavorful barbecue sauce. It tastes great on ribs and chicken!" —Ilene Harrington, Nipomo, California

  • Grilled Marinated Ribeyes. "These juicy steaks are a favorite meal of ours when we go camping. Let them sit in tangy, barbecue-inspired marinade overnight and you’ve got a rich and hearty dinner ready to grill up the next day." —Louise Graybiel, Toronto, Ontario

  • Can-Can Chicken. "Here's a tasty take on the popular beer-can chicken. Once the bird is on the grill, the work's basically done. And cleanup is a cinch—a must for a guy like me." —Steve Bath, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Caribbean Jerk Chicken. "Get ready to rock the grill with this wonderfully fragrant, spicy chicken. The bold marinade includes hints of cinnamon, cayenne and thyme. We like to think of this dish as “chicken with attitude."" —Judy Kamalieh, Nebraska City, Nebraska

  • Grilled Maple Pork Chops. "Pork chops on the grill are hard to beat. The marinade is simple, and so good." —Nicholas King, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Honey Chipotle Ribs. "Nothing’s better than having a sauce with the perfect consistency for slathering. Here’s one that’ll ensure a lip-smacking feast. Make the sauce up to a week ahead." —Caitlin Hawes, Westwood, Massachusetts

  • Barbecued Chicken Pizza. "So fast and so easy with refrigerated pizza crust, these saucy, smoky pizzas make quick fans with their hot-off-the-grill, rustic flavor. They’re perfect for spur-of-the-moment cookouts and summer dinners on the patio." —Alicia Trevithick, Temecula, California

  • Grilled Shredded Pork Sandwiches. "Pork shoulder roast is rubbed with seasonings and grilled, creating a crispy exterior that’s lip-smacking good! The meat is delicious by itself but can also be topped with your favorite barbecue sauce." —Amanda McLemore, Maryville, Tennessee

  • North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce. "Blending two vinegars helps re-create the BBQ sauce we love from my mother’s North Carolina roots. "— Gloria McKinley, Lakeland, Florida

  • Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter. "I created a lime butter especially for grilled corn and love to add fresh cilantro from my garden." —Andrea Reynolds, Westlake, Ohio

  • BBQ Beef Brisket. "A guest at the RV park and marina my husband and I used to run gave me this flavorful brisket recipe. It’s become the star of countless meal gatherings, from potlucks to holiday dinners. Husband Ed and our five grown children look forward to it as much as our Christmas turkey." —Bettye Miller, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops. "A little brining and a special dry rub go a long way to making the perfect pork chop. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, you’ll be enjoying them all summer long." —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

"Springtime brings back memories of rhubarb that grew beside my childhood home. When I found ruby red stalks in the store, I created this recipe for them. My family gives this a big thumbs up." —Laurie Hudson, Westville, Florida

  • Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri. "Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled meat, poultry or fish." —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California

  • Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce. "My family is stationed in Italy with my husband, Lieutenant William Robert Blackman. William grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and I’m from Texas, so the dish that spells “home” for us is a good ol’ barbecue. I have my own recipe for barbecue sauce that we like to pour all over sliced brisket. Eating it reminds us of weekend barbecues with our families." —Tina Blackman, Naples, Italy

  • Beer Can Chicken. "This is a stand-up chicken that you’ll be proud to serve at any family gathering. Treated with a savory rub, then roasted over a beer can for added moisture, it’s so tasty you’ll want to call dibs on the leftovers now!" —Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin

  • Teriyaki Shish Kabobs. "When I was a teenager, my father worked for an airline, and my family lived on the island of Guam in the South Pacific. A friend of my mother gave her this tangy-sweet recipe, and we enjoyed it often. Now I make it for my family, and they’re big fans as well." —Suzanne Pelegrin, Ocala, Florida

  • Southwest Steak. "Lime juice tenderizes the steak while garlic, chili powder and red pepper flakes kick things up. My husband and I came up with this together as something lighter to make on the grill." —Caroline Shively, Alexandria, Virginia

  • Grilled Huli Huli Chicken. "I got this grilled chicken recipe from a friend while living in Hawaii. It sizzles with the flavors of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian. This sweet and savory glaze is fantastic on pork chops, too." —Sharon Boling, San Diego, California

  • Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus. "My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve asparagus wrapped in bacon with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal." —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas

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