Discover the best outdoor grill recipes of all time! These 20 delicious and mouthwatering grill recipes will make your summer barbecues epic, and the envy of your neighbors.
Enjoy a variety of meats, vegetables, and more cooked to perfection on the grill this summer.
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with these easy–to–follow grill recipes!
Cooking outdoor grill recipes is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends during the summer months. From burgers to steaks to veggies, grilling is a great way to cook up a delicious meal outdoors.
Grilling outside adds a unique flavor to your food.
The smoky flavors from the charcoal, wood chips, and other fuel sources create a delicious and flavorful meal. Grilling also produces fewer calories than other methods of cooking, making it a healthier option.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to outdoor grill recipes.
First, you will need to select a fuel source.
Charcoal, gas, and wood are all popular fuel sources for outdoor grilling.
Charcoal is great for creating a smoky flavor, while wood provides a more natural flavor. Gas grills are easier to control and faster to heat up, making them a great option for those who don’t have a lot of time.
What Grill to Use
Another important thing to consider is the type of grill to use.
Charcoal grills are the most popular, as they provide the smoky flavor that most people crave. Gas grills are great for convenience, but they lack the smoky flavor that charcoal grills provide.
Finally, you will need to choose the right grilling accessories.
From tongs and spatulas to grilling mats and baskets, having the right accessories can make a big difference in your grilling experience.
Grilling outdoors is a great way to cook a delicious meal, and to spend time with family and friends.
With the right fuel source, grill and accessories, you are ready to enjoy these 20 grill recipes from now on.
Just to give you some extra inspiration, I assembled 20 highly tasty grill recipes in this roundup below…
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20 Best Outdoor Grill Recipes
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1. Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Skewers With Mango Sauce (Sweet Peas And Saffron)
Let’s kick this grill recipes roundup off with a sunny skewer!
Denise from Sweet Peas And Saffron has exactly what we need here: grilled chili lime chicken skewers with mango sauce!
And this is what she says about them: “Is it just me, or does food on a stick just taste better? This chili and lime chicken is packed with vibrant, exotic flavors thanks to the chili and lime rub and that lovely sweet mango dip! This is hands down the perfect summer grill recipes of the year.”
2. Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Butter (Healthy Seasonal Recipes)
When I think of barbecue and grill recipes, then corn on the cob is a must!
And I love this grilled corn recipe by Katie from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
And she says: “You will love this grilled corn with chipotle lime butter! It is my personal take on a delicious summer classic. And it is so easy to make: I used softened salted butter, and just added lime zest and dried chipotle chili powder. A must try this summer!”
3. Grilled Bourbon Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon (Lively Table)
Salmon on the barbecue, with a twist!
As soon as I saw this recipe by Kayleigh from Lively Table, I was so intrigued.
Let’s see what she says about this recipe: “Never tried grilled cedar plank salmon yet? You will love it! Cedar and salmon are a perfect flavor match. And that cedar plank also keeps your grill clean! Enhance that subtle cedar flavor even more with a simple smoky honey and bourbon glaze for an extra sweet and savory touch!
4. Grilled Caesar Salad (Real Food by Dad)
I am a huge fan of grilled lettuce.
Not everyone is, however that will definitely change after taking a look at this fabulous recipe by Matt Robinson from Real Food by Dad.
And he says this: “You will love this grilled caesar salad. Simply turn this classic salad up a notch by grilling the romaine hearts and crunchy bread croutons. I also added bacon to this salad which is a very un-classic touch, but that bacon really makes it way better.”
5. Grilled Lamb and Artichoke Kebabs (Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen)
Lamb and artichokes, I like the sound of that.
So while looking for lush outdoor grill recipes, I stumbled upon this beauty from Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen.
Here is what the folks behind the recipe say about it: “After marinating the meat and vegetables, these juicy lamb and artichoke skewers just take about 10 minutes before they are ready to serve! Drizzle the grilled lamb right in the end with a little lemon juice to add extra zippy summer flavor.”
6. Beef and Asparagus Negimaki (Grilling Explained)
Beef and asparagus are classics if we are talking about grill recipes.
Steak and vegetables, that’s always a good option. But why not turn your creativity up a notch and make this gorgeous looking recipe from Grilling Explained.
And it goes like this: “The perfect combo: asparagus and beef on the grill. It is super savory, so easy to make, looks stunning but is actually very healthy. One word of advice: stick to the exact sauce mixture because this recipe is all about the sauce.”
I am sure that these beef wrapped asparagus are also a delicious appetizer!
7. Grilled Steak Tacos (Z Grills)
Tacos are the best!
And definitely when you are grilling outdoors: grill the taco bread and whatever protein you want in it. And let everyone choose their own favorite cold toppings and condiments.
Every time I bring tacos to a barbecue party, they are so popular. Next time I really want to try out this next recipe from Z Grills.
These grilled steak tacos. contain marinated steak, spicy aioli and an avocado corn salad. What’s not to love about them! I just can’t wait to try these out and see the happy and satisfied smiles on my friends’ faces.
Thanks Z Grills for this awesome idea!
8. Grilled Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails (The Recipe Critic)
No outdoor grill recipes roundup without a smashing lobster tail recipe of course.
I was numerous grilled lobster online, however I immediately loved this one by Alyssa Rivers from The Recipe Critic.
And she says: “Lobster is an all time favorite. And my recipe here is a winner! My perfectly grilled cajun garlic butter lobster tails are decadent and savory. So easy to make at home but they look so fancy! To make your next outdoor grilling party a huge hit, you want to try these tails out!”
9. Grilled Naan Bread with Indian Garlic Scape Chutney (Feasting At Home)
Well, we have had a fair share of protein and vegetables so far in the grill recipes roundup.
What about some carbs on the barbecue? Bread for instance, and that is how this article takes us to Sylvia Fountaine from Feasting At Home.
And she says: “This is the best grilled and stuffed naan bread you will ever make. And it is ever better with that delicious minty garlic scape chutney! It is so easy to make, and fail proof as well. Enjoy!”
10. Big Green Egg Grilled Sausage and Peppers Sandwich (The BBQ Buddha)
Dogs are another staple when it comes to grill recipes.
But I thought I should include a treat that isn’t a classic hot dog, just to fire things up a bit. What do you think of these cheesy sandwiches by Chris from The BBQ Buddha?!
Here is what he says about them: “Who doesn’t love a good grilled sausage and peppers sandwich? This recipe turns this classic upside down. Try it out. Now sit back, grab a cold drink and enjoy these grilled sausage and peppers sandwiches!”
11. Grilled Bacon Peaches (The Salty Marshmallow)
Fruit on the grill?
If you are not a fan of warm fruit, I am sure that this next recipe by Nichole from The Salty Marshmallow will win you over big time.
And she says: “These fresh and juicy sweet peaches are rolled in bacon and brown sugar first, ready to go on the grill and caramelise to absolute perfection. I love to serve these crunchy bacon wrapped peaches on a bed of fresh arugula with shredded mozzarella and a lush balsamic glaze.”
This side salad looks absolutely stunning, I would even serve these grilled bacon peaches as an appetizer!
12. BBQ Pork Belly (Just One Cookbook)
Pork belly, definitely another winner if you are throwing an outdoor grilling party!
I found this Asian flavored pork belly recipe from Nami from Just One Cookbook and it looks super tasty!
She says: “I love this perfectly grilled succulent BBQ pork belly! Most of the marinade ingredients and condiments are classic from my Japanese pantry. The flavor of my marinade leans more towards the savory side, don’t expect it to be sweet and spicy. If you want to add extra kick to it, just add extra red chili pepper. Increase the sweet taste by adding grated apple or Asian pear, honey or brown sugar to the marinade.”
13. Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers (Downshiftology)
We have had chicken skewers, and lamb skewers sos far in the grill recipes roundup.
So we definitely need shrimp as well, and the shrimp skewers that Lisa Bryan from Downshiftology made look perfect.
This is what she says about them: “These garlic grilled shrimp skewers have summer written all over them. Juicy shrimp bathing in a delicious garlicky herb marinade, waiting to be grilled to perfection. These take under 10 minutes to cook. This is that kind of recipe that is so easy to make and funky enough to serve at your next outdoor grill party.”
14. Vegetable Foil Packets (Happy Foods Tube)
Another classic are grilled vegetables.
Whether they serve as a side dish, or a main course for your vegetarian or flexitarian friends… Grilled vegetables are always welcome on a grill party.
And I like the look of these vegetable foil packs that Julia from Happy Foods Tube came up with.
She says this about it: “These vegetable foil packets can be cooked in the oven and on a grill, barbecue or over a campfire. And they are so easy and simple to make: mix your own choice of of vegetables, season them with a simple homemade spice mix and cook them wrapped in foil.”
15. Juicy Grilled Burgers (The Cookie Rookie)
I sure can’t talk about outdoor grill recipes without including a yummy burger.
And if I have to choose, then I want a juicy cheeseburger that is smoky and dripping with melted cheese and sauces. That is why I love this burger recipe by Becky Hardin from The Cookie Rookie.
She says this: “Do you know how to perfectly grill burgers at home? You really want to take a look at this recipe and follow my fail proof method for perfectly cooked, juicy grilled burgers! Get your grill fired up already and impress your family and friends with the greatest grilled burgers ever!”
Count me in.
16. Grilled Lamb Chops with Harissa Yogurt (Feasting At Home)
Lamb lovers coming to your outdoor grill party?
You might want to impress them with this next recipe by Sylvia from Feasting At Home.
And she says: “A delicious grill recipes if you are feeding a crowd: try my grilled lamb chops with harissa yogurt. I decided to season the lamb chops with a simple harissa spice rub. They pair well with extra grilled summer vegetables of your choice: I love to use sweet peppers, zucchini and summer squash. It is up to you!”
I can only imagine those vibrant flavors and textures, yum!
17. Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Caprese (Lemon Blossoms)
Mushrooms on the barbecue, another grilling staple that do not only please vegetarians.
Do you like portobello mushrooms? They are excellent for grilling. And I like the way Kathy from Lemon Blossoms prepares them.
This is what she says about them: “Lush grilled Pportobello mushrooms stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil. See how it all comes together when they are grilled to perfection. These caprese style grilled portobello mushrooms are an absolute crowd pleaser!”
18. Kalbi, Korean BBQ Short Ribs (The Seasoned Skillet)
I was looking for a simple pork rib recipe for this grill recipes roundup.
Until I found this beauty by Taneisha Morris from The Seasoned Skillet: why not go for short ribs instead? Yo are in for a treat!
Taneisha says this about her recipe: “This traditional kalbi or Korean BBQ short ribs is a very popular Korean barbecued beef ribs recipe. Delicious, easy to prepare and packed of flavor! Marinate the thinly sliced beef short ribs in a garlic soy mixture, then grill or broiled them to perfection! I love to serve this Korean BBQ beef with steamed rice and vegetables.”
19. Best Ever Grilled Chicken Wings (Plays Well With Butter)
Chicken wings, my all time favorite when it comes to grill recipes.
I have prepared them in many different ways, but this recipe by Jess Larson from Plays Well With Butter really makes my mouth water.
She says: “No joke, these are the best grilled chicken wings ever! And why is that? There are 2 things you need to do: soak the wings in brine and grill them with 2 zones of heat. Result: juicy and tender meat inside, perfectly charred and crispy on the outside. Try it. I bet that you will use only this recipe from now on!”
I need to try this for sure.
20. Grilled Pineapple À La Mode + Rum Caramel Sauce (Honestly Yum)
And we have already come to our last recipe in this grill recipes roundup!
I decided to end with a barbecue dessert, this one by Erica from Honestly Yum looks super lush and satisfying.
And she says: “What do you think about some grilled pineapple for dessert? Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with a burnt caramel and rum sauce… A crowd pleaser!”