21 Grill Recipes So Good, You Won’t Even Miss The A/C This Summer

Summer’s heating up, but don’t sweat it—with these 21 grill recipes, you won’t even miss the air conditioning! From backyard BBQs to cozy evenings on the patio, these recipes are your ticket to savoring every moment of summer without a care in the world. So fire up that grill, grab your tongs, and get ready for a season of deliciousness that’ll keep you coming back for more!

Two cast iron skillets with smoked pulled pork in them.
Smoked Pulled Pork. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Grilled Elote Corn Ribs

Grilled Elote Corn Ribs on a black platter.
Grilled Elote Corn Ribs. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Our Grilled Elote Corn Ribs are a game changer, slicing corn into rib-like pieces for a fun twist on the classic elote. Forget about staying cool indoors; these corn ribs make braving the heat absolutely worth it. They’ll have everyone coming back for seconds, enjoying the essence of summer with each spicy, buttery bite.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Elote Corn Ribs

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup in two white bowls with garnishes nearby.
Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Indulge in a bowl of our Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup and let the smoky aroma make you forget about the heat this summer. With tender chicken and the pleasing crunch of tortilla strips, it’s the perfect grill recipe to keep you cool without the a/c. This soup will have everyone asking for seconds, and it’s just right for any warm evening.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Grilled Steak skewers on a white plate with chilis nearby.
Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

With a bold Mojo Rojo sauce, our Grilled Steak Skewers bring a kick to your summer grillouts. The robust flavors mean you won’t miss your air conditioning one bit as you savor these outdoors. Each bite is packed with character, ensuring your backyard barbeque is an undeniable hit.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Bacon-Wrapped Burgers

Bacon-Wrapped Burger on a black plate.
Bacon-Wrapped Burgers. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Who can resist the allure of bacon and burgers together? Our Bacon-Wrapped Burgers combine these two favorites in a way that makes the summer heat fade into the background. There’s no better way to embrace outdoor cooking than with a dish that’s as wholesome as this.
Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Burgers

Smoked Ribeye Roast

Sliced smoked ribeye beef on a cutting board.
Smoked Ribeye Roast. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Treat yourself to our Smoked Ribeye Roast and make your summer evenings unforgettable. The grill adds a smoky depth to the meat’s natural flavors, crafting a meal so good you won’t even miss the a/c. Gather around the backyard with friends and family to enjoy this simple yet impressive dish.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Ribeye Roast

Grilled Mango-Chipotle Chicken Wings

A plate of chicken wings on a white plate with a slice of mango.
Grilled Mango-Chipotle Chicken Wings. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Kick up your grill game with our Grilled Mango-Chipotle Chicken Wings. No need for an a/c when these wings make the summer heat totally worth it. They’re guaranteed to become your new favorite, making every bite a flavorful journey you’ll want to take again and again.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Mango-Chipotle Chicken Wings

Smoked Lil Smokies

A bowl of smoked lil smokies with sauce and dipping sauce.
Smoked Lil Smokies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Smoked Lil Smokies are the ultimate easy-to-make snack that’s full of flavor, perfect for your summer grill-outs. These little sausages pack a smoky punch that will keep guests coming back for more. They’re a surefire hit for when you want to enjoy good food and good company without the indoor buzz.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Lil Smokies

Grilled Beef Finger Meat

Grilled Beef Finger Meat on a wooden cutting board.
Grilled Beef Finger Meat. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Indulge in the lesser-known but incredibly tasty world of our Grilled Beef Finger Meat. As you enjoy these on a warm evening, you’ll find the summer breeze even more refreshing. This simple yet wholesome dish proves that sometimes, the best flavors come from the most unexpected places.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Beef Finger Meat

Smoked Lamb Chops

Smoked lamb chops on a white plate with a green napkin.
Smoked Lamb Chops. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Savor the richness of our Smoked Lamb Chops as they bring a touch of elegance to any outdoor summer meal. The grill infuses a smoky flavor that complements the lamb perfectly, turning a simple dish into a gourmet experience. They’re a breeze to whip up, so you can spend more time enjoying the sunset and less time cooking.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Lamb Chops

Over the Top Chili

Over the Top Chili in a black cast iron bowl.
Over the Top Chili. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Enjoy a warm bowl of our Over the Top Chili that brings the smoky goodness of the grill to traditional chili. This hearty dish is filled with beans, meat, and spices, perfect for those slightly chilly summer nights. It’s a chili that stands out, promising a comforting and filling meal out in the fresh air.
Get the Recipe: Over the Top Chili

Grilled Tomahawk Steak

A sliced tomahawk steak on a white plate.
Grilled Tomahawk Steak. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

The sheer size and flavor of our Grilled Tomahawk Steak make it more than just a meal; it’s an event. This is the ultimate way to showcase your grilling skills, with a tender and richly flavored steak that forgets the summer heat. It’s about sharing moments of joy and indulgence, all thanks to the magic of the grill.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Tomahawk Steak

Smoked Cream Cheese

Two slices of smoked cream cheese on a white plate.
Smoked Cream Cheese. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Add a surprising twist to your appetizers with our Smoked Cream Cheese, a creamy treat with a touch of grill magic. It’s a crowd-pleaser that goes great on anything and is so simple to make. Grill recipes like this mean you can serve up fancy flavors in your backyard without any of the fuss.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Cream Cheese

Grilled Corn Guacamole

Corn guacamole with tortilla chips on a plate.
Grilled Corn Guacamole. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

A twist on a beloved classic, our Grilled Corn Guacamole introduces the sweet, charred flavors of summer corn to creamy avocado. With this guacamole, who needs air conditioning when you can chill outside, dipping chip after chip? It’s the perfect way to enjoy those long, warm evenings without a care in the world.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn Guacamole

Smoked Shrimp

Two pans of smoked shrimp on a table.
Smoked Shrimp. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Try our Smoked Shrimp for a dish that combines the sweetness of seafood with a smoky twist, all thanks to the grill. They’re ready in no time, making them perfect for impressing guests without spending all day cooking. This shrimp recipe is a real showstopper and a great way to enjoy summer dining outdoors.
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Grilled Pork Tomahawk Chops

Ninja Grilled Tomahawk Pork Chops on a white plate.
Grilled Pork Tomahawk Chops. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

When you try our Grilled Pork Tomahawk Chops, you’re in for a treat that turns a simple grill day into an occasion. The summer heat is no match for the enjoyment these chops bring to the table. They perfectly embody the spirit of summertime grilling with every mouthwatering bite.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Tomahawk Chops

Smoked Queso

Smoked queso in a black pot.
Smoked Queso. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Smoked Queso is a creamy, dreamy dip with a smoky flair that will be the star of any summer party spread. With every bite, you’ll appreciate the grill’s work in turning a simple cheese dip into a sizzling treat. It’s a hassle-free way to add some pizzazz to your gatherings and make the most of those long evenings.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Queso

Grilled Feta

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

Transform your cheese experience with our Grilled Feta, a simple yet sensational addition to your summer meals. As it melts and browns on the grill, the feta takes on a new level of deliciousness. This easy recipe is a conversation starter, perfect for those who love to try something new and exciting on their plates.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Feta

Back Bacon

A plate with back bacon, eggs and toast.
Back Bacon. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Start your day with our Back Bacon, and the smoky flavors will make you want to have breakfast outdoors every day this summer. This twist on a morning favorite is effortless to prepare yet adds a special touch to your meal. It’s the kind of breakfast that makes you to enjoy the early sun and the calm of your backyard.
Get the Recipe: Back Bacon

Grilled Ribeye Cap Steak

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.

Experience the tender, juicy bliss of our Grilled Ribeye Cap Steak, perfect for any spontaneous summer barbecue. The marbling turns to flavor gold on the grill, making this dish minimal in effort but rich in taste. It’s the kind of meal that goes down a treat with friends and keeps you all wanting more.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Ribeye Cap Steak

Smoked Pulled Pork

Two cast iron skillets with smoked pulled pork in them.
Smoked Pulled Pork. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Smoked Pulled Pork is a summer classic with that irresistible smoky crust that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. This dish is all about flavor, with the slow cooking process ensuring every bite is jam-packed with taste. It’s versatile, scrumptious, and just what you need for a laid-back meal under the stars.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pulled Pork

Grilled Hanger Steaks with Chimichurri

Sliced Grilled Hanger Steak with Chimichurri on a white plate.
Grilled Hanger Steaks with Chimichurri. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Nothing says summer like our Grilled Hanger Steaks with Chimichurri, bringing a hint of Argentine flair to your table. Enjoying this meal, you’ll wonder why you ever thought staying cool indoors was a better option. It’s a vibrant, flavorful dish that fills every grill-out with joy and abundance.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Hanger Steaks with Chimichurri

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