Celebrate with a juicy porterhouse and all the fixings, plus a layered, star-spangled finale!
Summertime eating is all about ease and flavor -- and this menu is the epitome of both. Tender, juicy steak and vegetables make a satisfying meal, especially when matched with grilled bread and warm, fresh fruit.
Pick from our dips, burgers, and sides to create your new favorite alfresco menu. Then finish it off with a decadent ice-cream cake.
Curried Chickpea-Yogurt Dip
Sour Cream-Chive Dip
Pepper-Jack Pork Burgers
Three-Bean Pasta Salad
Herbed Potato Salad
Marinated Zucchini Salad
Cucumbers with Lemon and Basil
Fudgy Ice Cream Cake
Get out of the kitchen and into the party with this prep-ahead menu! Brining pork yields the tenderest, most flavorful meat. To make a crowd-pleasing meal, add grilled corn and garlicky potatoes, then top it all off with grilled s'mores.
This grilling menu has all the essential ingredients: meat, vegetables, and a delicious chocolate dessert. Make the salad and dessert a day or two ahead, and grill the rest on the day of the barbecue!
Enjoy an almost effortless alfresco meal of grilled, marinated skirt steak with blue-cheese-topped potatoes, corn-flecked spinach salad, and a summery soup.
Gouda oozes from a crisp, buttery sandwich, thick with summer tomatoes and basil and cooked on the grill. Each sandwich is served with corn on the cob and cold cucumber and red-onion pickled salad.
Grilled sausage topped with arugula pesto is served alongside cool pasta that borrows flavors and ingredients -- green beans, cannellini beans, zucchini, tomatoes, and carrots -- from minestrone soup.
In this tribute to the season, grilled pork chops are enhanced by rosemary and lemon, sweet corn is enveloped in a creamy Parmesan sauce, and sliced tomatoes are strewn with thyme for a simple salad.
A rub of the spice blend garam masala and freshly ground black pepper coats lamb shoulder chops in this Indian-inspired menu. Garden-fresh corn, okra, and tomatoes star in the side dishes, while papaya makes a light, tropical dessert.
A meal with the taste of the Southwest is perfect on a late-summer night: Salmon is seasoned with chile powder, beans are tossed with corn, and crisp vegetables are wrapped in tortillas.
A grilled pork chop, glazed with peach-sweetened barbecue sauce, is served with tender grilled leeks and a minted summer corn and rice pilaf.