Fast-and-Easy Grilling Recipes (2024)

Browse our best grilling ideas for chicken, steak, fish, hamburgers and vegetables, including Wine-Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts, Five-Spice Marinated Pork Satay, and Beer-Simmered Brats and Potatoes.

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Pesto-Veggie Gyros

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Halloumi, veggie kabobs and flatbreads all get a turn on the grill and are paired with tangy pesto vinaigrette for a fast, warm-weather supper.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Pepper Relish

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It's all about the relish. Use a mix of colored peppers for this almost-fruity condiment that is equally good with fish, chicken and pork.

3 Themed Picnic Menus

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Wine-Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts

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This five-ingredient grilled chicken dinner goes together in no time at all, so you can relax and enjoy your summer evenings.

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Beer Simmered Brats and Potatoes

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We liked the hoppy bitterness of a pale ale for these simmered brats, but you can use a more mild lager.

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West African Grilled Chicken in Tomato Sauce

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At Okra African Grill in Omaha, Togolese chef Nina Sodji serves this spicy anise-flavored chicken over rice. Her favorite sides: sauteed lightly seasoned bell peppers and Fried Plantains. For extra kick, add the West African Green Pepper Sauce.

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Coffee and Spice Grilled Ribeye

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In a collaboration with a local coffee roaster that's also informed by his Hmong heritage, Minneapolis chef Yia Vang developed this earthy, spicy steak rub. Resist the urge to trim your steaks, he says. Fat dripping into the fire triggers smoke, which ramps up flavor.

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Grilled Halibut with Watermelon Salsa

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A bright and fruity salsa dresses up simple grilled fish in this easy, healthful summer dinner.

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Chinese Five-Spice Marinated Pork Satay

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Although it sounds like it would be burn-your-mouth-hot, the five-spice powder in this fall comfort food is actually a mild blend that commonly consists of star anise, anise seed, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.

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Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

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Garlic, garam masala and fresh ginger season the chicken in this Indian-inspired recipe from The Spice House shop in Milwaukee. The refreshing yogurt-based sauce is similar to traditional cucumber raita.

Great Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Smokin' Grand Slam Grilled Ham Sandwiches

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Two kinds of cheese, plus a spice-rubbed slice of grilled ham and tender baby spinach leaves, make this one of the best ham 'n' cheese sandwich you'll eat. (Want to try another? Try our Ultimate Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwich.)

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Beer-Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

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An easy brine makes for practically guaranteed juiciness in these thick grilled pork chops. The recipe comes from Kansas City chef Colby Garrelts, who likes to throw fruit like peaches on the grill, too.

Our Best Pork Recipes

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Spiced-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick

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These meaty "lollipops" were inspired by the thick, juicy grilled pork chops served along the route of RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).

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Grilled Sirloin Kabobs with Zesty Top City Sauce

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Joann Gough-Stallbaumer of Topeka uses Kansas top sirloin steak and a horseradish-mayo dipping sauce in her recipe, one of the finalists at Midwest Living's first Best of the Midwest cook-off.

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Sweet on a Pig

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Cider-molasses marinade perks up slices of grilled pork loin in this sizable sandwich.

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Honey-Bourbon Glazed Salmon

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Although this recipe takes very little hands-on cooking time, be sure to allow an hour to marinate the salmon so it absorbs all the flavors of the sweet-and-salty marinade.

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This classic Argentinian sauce with fresh parsley and cilantro is made for spooning over grilled meats (especially steak), but we also love it with scrambled eggs or roasted potatoes. The recipe comes from chef Michael Ollier of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio.

Easy Homemade Steak Sauces

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Grilled Fish with Lime and Tarragon

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At Angry Trout Cafe in Grand Marais, Minnesota, this grilled fish is often served as a salad, atop a "whatever is colorful and seasonal" mix of lettuce, veggies and fruits. (For the full effect, make the restaurant's Maple-Mustard Dressing, too.) But the fish is equally tasty as a stand-alone main.

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Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

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Fresh fruit and bottled barbecue sauce lend sassy sweetness to low-cal, vitamin-rich grilled fish tacos.

Taco Recipes You'll Want to Make Over and Over

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Grilled Steak Fajitas

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All you need is a steak, a three-ingredient marinade, a few veggies and tortillas heated right on the grill. Boom.

Sizzling Tex-Mex and Mexican-Inspired Recipes

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Grilled Portobellos

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This simple, flavorful recipe comes from reader Doug Heiken of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It's a quick, easy recipe to throw together if you have a vegetarian at a cookout.

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Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa

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Grilling brings out the sweetness in cherry tomatoes, which pair beautifully with the smoky flavor of planked salmon. Brown rice or quinoa round out a healthy dinner.

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Pizza Burgers

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Bring along extra toppers inspired by pizza-parlor classics: thinly sliced sweet peppers and onion, spinach, sautéed mushrooms, jarred banana peppers or sliced olives.

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Grilled Fish with Moroccan Vinaigrette

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This flaky white fish looks like a gourmet dish when served over a bed of couscous and dressed with mesclun (a mix of salad greens) and colorful radish slivers.

Fish Recipes for Dinner Tonight

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Grilled Steak Sandwich with Herbed Tomato Sauce

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Move over, burgers! There's a new sandwich in town. Rosemary and oregano season a rustic, open-face pileup that's ready in just 35 minutes.

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Steakhouse Salad with Ribeye and Blue Cheese

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Simple and perfect are the only way to describe this fabulous salad from chef Michael Ollier of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio. The steak, blue cheese and garden-fresh veggies meld beautifully with the honey-sweetened balsamic dressing.

Sensational Salad Recipes

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Grilled Veggies and Brats in Kraut

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One-pan cooking, summer-style: As the vegetables and brats finish grilling, nestle them in a pan of seasoned sauerkraut.

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Porketta Roast

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Garlic and fennel flavor this dish with northern Minnesota heritage.

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Chicken Sausage Sandwiches with Watermelon Salsa

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Basil and lime juice flavor the fruity salsa on this ready-in-minutes, low-cal grilled sausage sandwich.

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