The Best Summer Grilling Ideas so you can keep cool

By GirlCarnivore

Get ready for a sizzling summer grilling! Enjoy grilled strip steak, tangy BBQ shrimp, and the legendary flavor of beer can chicken. It's time to ignite the grill, gather your friends, and embark on a mouthwatering summer journey. Let the summer grilling fun commence!

Chargrilled Kansas City Strip Steak

Meaty, beefy, and packed with flavor, a Chargrilled Kansas City Strip Steak is fabulous. Cooked over high heat to lock in all the flavor, this amazing steak is as good – or better – as any top steakhouse offering. Are you craving a big and bold steak? This is the recipe for you, my friends!

Smoked Burgers With Onions & Cheddar Cheese

Sink your teeth into the perfect smoked hamburgers piled high on toasted buns with caramelized onions, crispy bacon, and gooey cheddar cheese. This easy smoker recipe is the best way to get juicy burgers with amazing smoky flavor on any grill with our tips for charcoal, gas grills, and pellet smokers.

Dry Rub Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Grab some napkins because these Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs are saucy, meaty, and fall-off-the-bone tender. We tested this recipe until it was perfect, and if you’re a fan of meaty ribs, you’ll love it too. Fire up that smoker and chow down on these amazing ribs today!

Perfect Smoked Pork Chop

Thick-cut pork chops are an inexpensive luxurious meal begging to be tossed over the coals for that perfect barbecue flavor. But, is it possible to smoke a chop and still have it come out juicy, tender and flavorful. The answer is yes and you’re going to want to give it a try first hand.

Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs

Meaty, juicy, and fall-off-the-bone tender, Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs is the way to go if you’re cooking ribs on your pellet smoker. Turning out perfectly every time, give your racks of ribs the royal treatment with this smoker recipe!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

This is one of those get messy, dip the bread, and enjoy every spicy bite of perfectly cooked gulf shrimp in an easy but ridiculously good New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe that everyone can master – better yet – over the coals in cast iron.

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Delicious from the crispy skin to the juicy inside of the chicken, this smoked beer can chicken is one of my favorite chicken recipes on a grill, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make!

Grilled Tri-Tip

Grilled tri-tip is one of those cuts that, when cooked well, is mouth-wateringly delicious. Perfect shaved thin for sandwiches, nachos, and of course, tacos. This grilled tri-tip is rubbed with a blend of umami and beer blends and then char-grilled to perfection. Excellent for the weekly meal prep and bold, beefy flavor.

Grilled Spatchcock Chicken

Hearing grilled chicken on the menu may elicit feelings of fear of dry and bland chicken drenched in too much barbecue sauce. But that is a thing of the past. It turns out how you grill it is the key. Introducing grilled spatchcock chicken; it’s tender, juicy meat and the best way to grill a whole chicken.

Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters

Grilled chicken leg quarters may be one of the simplest, down-home meals you can make. An easy marinade and simple rub goes a long way for ensuring juicy, tender dark meat with that flame-kissed flavor you can only get from a grill.

Grilled Flank Steak

If you’re looking to expand your beef recipes beyond basic steak dishes, this mouth-watering Grilled Flank Steak recipe will do the trick and have you firing up the grill in no time!

Cajun Grilled Shrimp Tacos

A daring fusion of fresh Baja and spicy Cajun cuisine these grilled shrimp tacos have it all! With succulent grilled shrimp, crispy slaw, and a spicy lime crema all ready in under 20 minutes!

Smoked Chicken Drumsticks

When it comes to the perfect recipe for cookouts and barbecues, it’s hard to top good smoked chicken drumsticks! Can you get the perfect hint of smoke flavor and juicy dark meat without burning anything – yes, and the trick is putting your smoker to work.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Barbecue shrimp is one of those simple and yet perfectly summer recipes. Perfect as a side dish to a masterfully grilled steak or tacos, or as a stand-alone alongside a grilled salad, this grilled shrimp skewers recipe is an essential summer dish. And one we can’t get enough of.

BBQ Pork Steak

Fire, smoke, flavor, and pork – that’s all you need to make a knock-your-socks-off amazing BBQ Pork Steak. Thick, meaty pork porterhouse chops are the star of this easy dish that’ll make you forget all about that salad or other sides. Craving meat? Grab a knife and fork and get eatin’!