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19 Grilled, Smoked & Griddled Inspirations To Flavor Your Weekend!

From super sides to meaty wonders, add some flavor to your weekend with these 19 inspiring and oh-so-delicious picks! Which one will you eat first?

A horizontal image of Smoked Chicken Al Pastor on a vertical skewer.
Chicken Al Pastor. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Tender steak is first marinated in a bold mojo rojo sauce that’s made with bell peppers, plenty of garlic, and chilis. Thread the steak onto skewers, and they’re ready in no time!
Get the recipe: Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Grilled Ribeye Cap Steaks

A top-down shot of Grilled Ribeye Cap Steak on a cutting board with veggies.
Grilled Ribeye Cap Steak. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Cap steaks are the best part of the ribeye! These tied round steaks are meaty, fatty, juicy, and so crazy good. A kiss of flame and smoke puts them over the top!
Get the recipe: Grilled Ribeye Cap Steaks

Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Tender chicken is infused with the sunny flavors of lemon and oregano and loaded with your favorite veggies, these easy kabobs are as delicious as they are fun to make!
Get the recipe: Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Feta with Herbs

Grilled Feta with Herbs in a black serving dish with toasted bread and a lemon wedge.
Grilled Feta with Herbs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for the perfect appetizer to kick off your meal? Look no further than this simple grilled dish that features tangy feta and a medley of herbs. As it heats up, the feta becomes irresistibly creamy, making it the ideal spread for crackers or baguettes. It’s the perfect snack to enjoy while you wait for the main course.
Get the recipe: Grilled Feta with Herbs

Grilled Bread with Tomatoes

Get the best garden-fresh heirloom tomatoes for this easy dish that pairs the smoky, crunchy goodness of grilled bread with juicy tomatoes.
Get the recipe: Grilled Bread with Tomatoes

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad in a bowl.
Mexican Street Corn Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Prepare to be blown away by the explosion of flavor in this simple yet delicious Mexican Street Corn Salad that can be made with either fresh or frozen corn. With its combination of cotija cheese, peppers, jalapeno, and more, every bite is bursting with flavor! This amazing salad goes with anything grilled or smoked!
Get the recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad

Smoked Creamed Corn

Don’t miss the opportunity to add a delicious side dish to your smoker menu by making Smoked Creamed Corn! This Southern staple is not only easy to make but also tastes so much better with a hint of smokiness. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!
Get the recipe: Smoked Creamed Corn

Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Sliced Smoked Bacon Wrapped Whole Pork Tenderloin on a white platter.
Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Pork plus pork plus smoke is a winning flavor combination! Smoked bacon-wrapped pork medallions are so unbelievably good, and this quick-smoking recipe is ready in a jiffy so you can get down to the business of eating!
Get the recipe: Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa

Turn up the heat on your summer and add some serious flavor! These smoky, tender, juicy chops are topped with a grilled pineapple salsa, and the results are mouthwateringly delicious! This is made on a Ninja Woodfire Grill but any grill will work!
Get the recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Elote Corn Ribs

Sauced corn ribs on a black serving plate.
Elote Corn Ribs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Craving serious flavor? These corn ribs are slathered in a spicy mix and topped with crumbled cotija cheese for an irresistible side everyone will want seconds of!
Get the recipe: Elote Corn Ribs

Grilled Vegetables

Firing up the grill? Don’t forget about the veggies! With a light dressing and plenty of flavor, the smoky kiss of fire really makes these veggies pop!
Get the recipe: Grilled Vegetables

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad in a white serving bowl.
Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This salad is not only deliciously fresh and crisp but also has the added benefit of not having any mayo to worry about spoiling in the sun. It’s a bright and cheery addition to your plate that adds a pop of color and freshness. Plus, it’s perfect for outdoor gatherings!
Get the recipe: Shirazi Salad

Blackstone Tortellini & Meatballs

When it comes to feeding a crowd, nothing beats this colorful, meaty, and incredibly tasty meal cooked on a griddle. Tender tortellini are paired with veggies, garlic, and a tasty sauce. Your guests are sure to love it!
Get the recipe: Griddled Blackstone Tortellini & Meatballs

Bacon-Wrapped Pork-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked jalapeno poppers on a platter.
Smoked Pork Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers. Photo Credit: Cook What You Love

Cook these beauties on the smoker or grill and jazz up your popper game! These tasty treats are so meaty and so delish; they’re practically their own meal!
Get the recipe: Pork Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Low-Carb Coleslaw

A backyard BBQ isn’t complete without some coleslaw! This creamy, tangy, and refreshing slaw goes well with anything cooked on the grill or smoker.
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Coleslaw

Smoked Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix

Don’t forget the munchies! You must try this delicious sweet and spicy Chex mix that can be made ahead of time, freeing you up to socialize instead of cook.
Get the recipe: Smoked Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix

Montreal Smoked Meat

Close view of sliced Montreal smoked meat on a cutting board.
Montreal Smoked Meat. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for a real cooking adventure? Make this Canadian classic and treat yourself to an amazing meal! Montreal Smoked Meat is a lot like pastrami but with a Canadian twist!
Get the recipe: Montreal Smoked Meat

Bacon Fried Corn

Fire up your outdoor griddle and add some serious flavor to your meal! Bacon-Fried Corn is easy, tasty, and delish, and the best part is that it’s ready in about 10 minutes!
Get the recipe: Bacon Fried Corn

Chicken Al Pastor (Featured Image)

There simply isn’t a more flavorful dish on the planet! Marinated and then slow-smoked chicken thighs and pineapple are stacked so that they keep each other moist. This meaty marvel isn’t spicy, but there’s crazy flavor in every bite!
Get the recipe: Chicken Al Pastor

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

A horizontal shot of tomato bruschetta on a platter.
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Fire up the grill and add some flavor to your chicken! Marinated chicken is topped with cheese and a garlicky, basil-infused tomato bruschetta that turns the flavor dial up to high!
Get the recipe: Grilled Bruschetta Chicken


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