11 Smokin'-Good Grilling Recipes
Keep things hot all summer with 11 sandwiches we created just for outdoor cooking—burgers, brats, paninis, tacos, wraps.
Smokin' Grand Slam Ham
Seasoned ham and smoked Gouda dipping sauce let this panini hit plain old ham-and-cheese out of the park.
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Summertime Smashed Burgers
Yes, you can make smashed burgers on the grill! For this diner-inspired burger recipe, we enlisted the help of a cast-iron griddle or skillet. Special Sauce (mayonnaise, ketchup, minced dill pickle, mustard and hot sauce) takes these burgers into next-level territory. Check out even more of our best burger recipes.
My Big Fat Greek Sandwich
Mama mia! A chunky mixed-olive relish and mild feta cheese transport grilled chicken to the Mediterranean with Greek panache on chewy ciabatta rolls.
Juicy Lucy Burger
Southside Minneapolis is home to this three-napkin burger famous for its molten cheese center. Both Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club claim its creation. No matter the lineage, it's burgerlicious.
Turkey Burgers with Poblano Pesto Aioli
Ground turkey gets a big flavor boost from curry powder, garlic, red onion and jalapeno pepper. A cool and creamy poblano pesto aioli tops the tall grilled burger. Leftover sauce goes great with chicken, too.
Tip: Resist pressing on your burger as it cooks, and flip it only once. If it sticks to the grill rack as you try to turn it, let it cook another minute.
Sweet on a Pig
Cider-molasses marinade perks up slices of grilled pork loin in this sizable sandwich.
You might not guess that this hefty sandwich is sans meat. Beefy portobello mushrooms can fool you that way. Smoky cheese holds eggplant, onions and pepper together, and portobellos form "bread" for this sandwich. Craving more great grilled veggie recipes? We have you covered.
Beer-Simmered Brats and Potatoes
You can simmer these comforting German-style brats and potatoes in a hoppy, bitter pale ale or a more mild lager. Best of all, everything cooks up in a disposable (but sturdy) foil pan for easy cleanup.
Great Lakes salmon has a lot to sing about. It's packed with nutritious omega-3s and is sturdy enough for easy grilling. Marinated and wrapped in a tortilla with garlic-lemon mayo, it's a sure hit for an easy seafood dinner.
Wide-Awake Rib Eyes
Chili-spiced coffee rub smears some zing onto tantalizing grilled boneless beef rib eyes. If that doesn't wake you up, the chipotle mayo topper's creamy heat will do the job.
North Woods Fish Tacos
We trolled the lakes for this south-of-the-Canadian-border specialty. To give extra zip to the marinated whitefish, spoon on sweet-tart Midwest cherry salsa. Roll the chunked-up fish in a tortilla with the burgundy salsa, and finish it off with tangy sour cream.