There are few foods that don’t taste better with a quick sear on the grill. From sizzling steaks to grilled fruit salads, Food Network Canada’s barbecue expert Ree Drummond shares her best grilling recipes for summer entertaining.
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Instead of topping your burgers with a slice of cheese, shred your cheddar right into the ground sirloin before forming the patties. Serve with your favourite buns, an assortment of toppings and whole grilled jalapenos.
Grilled corn on the cob is a sweet summer delight, and in this recipe from Ree Drummond, it gets a bold hit of flavour from Mexican-inspired spices and lime juice. If you can’t find cotija cheese for sprinkling on the warm niblets, opt for feta.
Smokey Salt and Pepper Drumsticks
Chipotle sea salt adds an additional layer of smokiness to these grilled chicken drumsticks. It’s a quick and easy dish for summer evenings or to serve at your weekend backyard barbecue.
Grilled Mini Peppers
Grill a batch of mini peppers, and keep them in the fridge so you can add them to everything from tacos to salads. They can also be served as a side for barbecued meat or poultry.
Chicken and Beef Fajitas
If you’re hosting a casual summer gathering, set up a fajita bar. Grill strips of chicken, beef and vegetables, and serve them with an assortment of toppings so guests can customize each tortilla to their taste.
Grilled Taters with Onion and Garlic
While you barbecue your main dish, place these foil wrapped packets of seasoned potatoes on the grill for a delicious side ready in under 20 minutes.
Craving flavours of the Caribbean? This delicious grilled jerk chicken recipe can take you there. Serve it with a green salad or creamy coleslaw.
Ree knows how to make a mean slider! Crispy bacon, caramelized onions and crumbled Gorgonzola are served as decadent toppings alongside these juicy, beefy sliders and cute little dinner rolls.
Perfect Grilled Chicken
If you’re in search of a perfectly moist, juicy grilled chicken, look no further. Ree has got you covered with this foolproof recipe.
Greek Grilled Eggplant Steaks
Summertime meatless Mondays are just calling for these thick eggplant steaks with a Greek-inspired topping of feta, tomato and cucumber.
Grilled Nectarine Salad
If we had to guess, we’d imagine summer tasting a bit like this sweet and healthy salad.
Grilled Vegetables with Cilantro-Yogurt Dressing
We love this simple yet satisfying dish from Ree. Warm grilled veggies are accompanied by a dollop of delicious Greek yogurt dressing.
Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce
For all the meat and cheese lovers out there, this quick-fix recipe from Ree comes equipped with a grilled to perfection rib eye topped with an absolutely addictive blue cheese sauce.
Grilled Chicken Tacos With Strawberry Salsa
Chicken breasts are surprisingly high in water, as are the berries and bell pepper in this unique summer taco salsa.
Grilled Peaches and Pineapple
Burgers are great, but a mind-blowing moment is when you first toss summer fruit on your grill. Pineapple and peaches are a great place to start, producing juicy, caramelized flavour that is best enjoyed with vanilla ice cream.
Grilled Veggie Burritos
Fresh grilled yellow squash and zucchini are highlighted in these tempting vegetarian burritos stuffed with black beans, cilantro lime rice and Monterey jack cheese before being finished on the grill.
Surf and Turf Skewers
Nothing beats a combo like tenderloin steak and lobster tail – especially when it’s on the grill!
These grilled zucchini roll-ups are an elegant and flavourful, veggie-exclusive option for summer parties.
Big Bad Beef Skewers
Make the most of the grilling season with these beef skewers made with top sirloin, zucchini, tomato and red onion.
Greek Grilled Salmon with Veggies
Greek vinaigrette is an easy marinade for grilled salmon and veggies for a lunch or dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.