BBQ & Grilling Recipes

Come summer we're all about cooking outdoors, whether slow-cooked barbecue for BBQ ribs and other favorites or the fast, intense heat of grilling for burgers or steaks or pizzas. Did you know you can grill an entire dinner from appetizers through dessert? Whether you have a charcoal grill, a gas grill or a smoker, use our recipes, techniques, and menus to get the best out of your summer cookouts.

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Our Greatest Grilled Chicken Recipes

Explore the many ways to prepare this dinnertime favorite on the grill, including moist, buttermilk-marinated chicken pieces, whole chickens basted in homemade barbecue sauce, and so much more.
By Peggy Kieran

Our Best Burger Recipes for All of Your Summer Cookouts

From classic diner-style patties to meatless masterpieces and bunless beauties, here are more than two dozen of our best burger recipes.
By Alexandra Lim-Chua Wee

How to Grill Any Vegetable Like a Pro

Our guide to making the best grilled vegetables will keep you fired up all summer long. Just pick your veggie—or make mix-and-match kebabs—and master these basic techniques.

Grilled Peaches

Choose fruit with a fragrant aroma and flesh that yields a bit when pressed gently. If a peach has cuts or tan spots, or if it's rock-hard or mushy, don't buy it. Color has more to do with variety than ripeness.

15 Easy Steak Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Sometimes, a steak seasoned with salt and pepper is all you need. Other times, you wish there were more creative ways to cook a steak. But how much can you actually do to something that cooks in mere minutes? It's all in the seasoning and the sauces! Try these easy recipes the next time you're craving steak.
By Lynn Andriani

Try These Six Fresh Grilling Recipes (from Martha's New Cookbook!)

Preview our latest book, Martha Stewart's Grilling, and then head outside to make these delicious dishes.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce

For this all-American classic that's great for lunch or dinner, use a great homemade sauce and pick your method: Slow-cook a whole bird for the juiciest results or grill smaller pieces for a fast meal.

How to Smoke Fish

Where there's smoke, there's flavor. Smoking fish at home may sound intimidating, but it's no more complicated than grilling. Just add aromatic wood to a charcoal grill and let the fragrant, flavorful smoke do its work.

Grilled-Eggplant Parmesan

Our light, summery take on classic eggplant parmesan skips the breading and relies on the grill to do all the cooking. Flame-kissed tomatoes and shallots are turned into a quick sauce, then spooned over charred eggplant and gooey mozzarella for a memorable dinner.

Grilled Striped Bass

We serve the fillets over our Corn and Clam Chowder Sauce, but they are also delicious on their own, with just a sprinkling of lemon juice.

Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken

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Spatchcocking (or butterflying) lets you grill a whole bird, because it enables you to cook the meat evenly. If your grill is big enough, double the recipe. Leftovers are delicious over salad.

Barbecue Chicken

The juiciest chicken on the grill starts with bone-in, skin-on pieces. Ask your butcher to cut up a whole chicken or watch our helpful video here. Then dry-brine the chicken with a simple salt-and-pepper rub and let stand; prepare your sauce and get your grill going while you wait.
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Barbecued Baby-Back Ribs

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Boiling the meat will result in tender ribs. It also shortens the overall cooking time.