Win Dad’s heart this Father’s Day with our collection of hearty, wholesome dinner recipes featuring sliders, pulled pork, beer can chicken and more.
Steak Sandwich and Onion Rings
With or without the onion rings, this tender and juicy steak sandwich is completely satisfying, and is sure to please everyone at the table.
Corn on the Cobb with Lime Butter
Melting lime butter and crumbly queso fresco adds new depths of flavour to sweet summer corn.
Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta
Pizza on the grill? Yeah, you can. If you don’t have time to make pizza dough, store-bought will do the trick. Here are other tasty ways to transform pizza dough.
Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Grapes and Olives
Seared chicken thighs are accompanied by a mouth-watering sauce laced with garlic, grapes, olives and capers for the ultimate sweet and savoury combination.
Rustic Italian Pizza
Skip the takeout and opt to make this cheesy Italian comfort food at home instead. We guarantee it’s worth it.
Duck Fat Potatoes
Something of a well-kept cooking secret, duck fat adds richness and tons of flavour to simple ingredients, like these rosemary flavoured roasted potatoes.
Rachael Ray’s Espresso Steak
Rachael Ray’s flank steak is marinated in an irresistible espresso, garlic and rosemary sauce before being grilled or broiled to juicy perfection.
Sticky Spicy Slow-Cooked Ribs
These sweet and spicy ribs will have everyone licking their fingers (and plates!) clean.
Red Beef Chili
With three kinds of chiles and another three types of chilli powder, this hearty bowl of homestyle beef chili topped with a toasted cumin crema packs quite the punch.
Grilled Corn and Bean Salad
Smoky barbecued corn gives depth to this colourful summertime salad packed with chickpeas, black beans, green and red pepper and a finely chopped jalapeño for a touch of summer heat.
Smoked White Cheddar Macaroni
An out-of-this-world take on mac and cheese, this delectable dish is packed with crispy smoked bacon, onions and tomatoes, with a heaping amount of cheddar and Parmesan cheese.
Real Meatballs and Spaghetti
Veal, pork and beef create mouth-watering meatballs that are perfect for tossing with al dente spaghetti and a Chianti marinara sauce in this dinnertime favourite.
This moist and fluffy go-to Easter side dish takes things up a notch with the savoury addition of basil, sage and thyme for a burst of herb flavouring.
Braised Short Ribs
These succulent short ribs are slow-cooked until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender, and are served with cheesy grits.
While some shepherd’s pie recipes substitute ground beef, Alton Brown’s version is traditional and hearty, with ground lamb loaded in savoury spices and topped with creamy, whipped potatoes that are baked to golden-brown perfection.
Mustard-Maple Roasted Salmon
Cilantro adds a fresh note to this super simple salmon that you can prep ahead of time.
Sausage, Peppers and Onions
A satisfying make-ahead lunch or dinner, these sub-like sandwiches are filled with turkey sausage, bell peppers and onions that have been stewed in a hearty tomato-based sauce for maximum flavour. For more meal prep inspiration, try these freezer meals to make ahead.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs
Sure, you could spend hours slowly smoking ribs on the barbecue, or you could go the easy route and make these saucy meats in the slow cooker. Either way, you’re guaranteed fall-off-the-bone ribs that are sure to impress.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Lasagna
It’s about time these two staples got together to form the ultimate comfort food mashup. The classic lunch pairing is simply divine when baked together in a lovely cheesy layered casserole. Your whole family will adore this dish, which is like a savoury version of French toast.
Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Wilted Cabbage and Apples
Pork tenderloin “steaks” are served with shredded cabbage and sliced apples that are cooked down in the same pan as the pork to make a delicious sauce.
Grilled Salmon Steak With Hoisin BBQ Sauce
Tangy-sweet hoisin sauce turns mild salmon into a flavourful main. Simply steamed baby bok choy and hot brown rice are the only sides you’ll need (this meal is all about that salmon!).
Philly Cheese Steak
Bobby Flay’s take on the Philly cheese steak is loaded up with tender pieces of strip loin, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, sauteed peppers and a scratch-made provolone cheese sauce, piled high onto soft hoagie rolls.
Pounded chicken breasts are covered in grated Parmesan, then pan-fried until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through. It’s then served atop linguine with a generous amount of tomato sauce. A homestyle Italian chicken parmesan recipe!
Chicken Fried Steak
A sinfully delicious staple in the Deep South, two pounds of beef bottom round becomes a crispy, deep-fried treat that will make you a dinnertime superstar with just over an hour of cooking time.
Crank up the flavour of your bratwurst sausages by boiling them right in beer. Then simply sear on the grill and place back in the pot for another flavour infusion until you’re ready to serve.
Montreal Smoked Meat Pizza
A smear of yellow ballpark mustard, grown and processed right here in Canada, makes the Montreal smoked meat sandwich what it is. This version, made into a sliceable, shareable pizza also isn’t complete without a spicy mustard splatter.
Sunday Gravy and Macaroni
A traditional supper for Rachael Ray, her grandpa used to make this tasty dish, consisting — of macaroni (spaghetti), Sunday gravy (marinara sauce), and slow-cooked meats — on Sundays for his 10 children. So you know for certain this recipe is crowd-pleaser!
Mexican Pot Roast Tacos
Slow-cooked tender beef shoulder is the key to these juicy tacos, complemented by a fresh, simple salsa and homemade guacamole.
Arugula with Prosciutto and Burrata
When it’s too hot to cook, simply assemble this tasty salad with a quick homemade dressing and salty charcuterie for an easy-peasy dinner that hits all right notes.
Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Dressing
This no-fuss dish can be made in just 15 minutes and is a delicious alternative to your typical Caesar salad.
Cornbread Topped Cast-Iron Skillet Chili
Cooked and served in a cast-iron skillet, this chunky, spicy, classic beef chili recipe is topped with hunks of cornbread for a meal in one.
Creamy Rosemary Potatoes
Ree Drummond knows a thing or two about creating the ultimate comforting side dish. Similar to scalloped potatoes, this version adds a block of cream cheese, rosemary and green onions to the mix for a pop of flavour and more ooey-gooey goodness.
What could be more comforting than a burger topped with a giant onion ring? A burger topped with a giant onion ring and served on a pretzel roll, that’s what.
Ground beef makes a great burger, but it’s not always the leanest choice. Let this super-juicy, zesty turkey patty change your mind about healthy burgers.
Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings
These sticky-sweet wings can be served as a tasty appetizer (with lots of napkins!) or alongside sticky rice and veggies for a complete meal your family will adore.
Swiss and Bacon Dip
Did someone say bacon? You bet! Believe it or not, there’s eight whole slices of thick, centre-cut bacon in this creamy, cheese-filled dip. Serve with veggies and bread for dipping, or just a spoon.
This complete meal is the ultimate comfort food: submarine rolls are loaded with juicy Italian meatballs smothered in a 5-minute marinara and topped with shredded Provolone before going for a quick cook under the broiler. Finish off the dish by garnishing with basil and serving with homemade oven fries.