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Grilling Recipes for Every Meal

News March 28, 2014

Here in Texas, we sure do love our barbecue. We love spending time with our family and friends – poolside – soaking in the sunshine and breathing in the smell of a good brisket cooking over the flames.

The weather hasn’t exactly been ideal for hanging out by the grill lately though. This weekend, however, is supposed to be gorgeous (*crossing our fingers*), and we think it’s time for some good grilling recipes.

In order for you to enjoy the great weather as much as possible (before it gets TOO hot, or we get another wave of freezing temperatures), we found some recipes around the web that will keep you outside all day long. This blog post has breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes for you to try out in your outdoor kitchen. Give them a try, and let us know what you think!



Grilled Breakfast Pizza

What You’ll Need:

12 ounces of fresh pizza dough
Olive oil
3 Eggs
3 strips of cooked bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup of grated parmesan
1 pinch of Kosher salt
1 pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon of minced flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon of minced chives
1 whole scallion, trimmed & thinly sliced

Your best bet is to go ahead and prep the food while your grill is getting nice and hot. Crack the eggs into a bowl to make sure the shell doesn’t fall onto the pizza. Then, get outside and start grillin’! To see the full recipe for this breakfast pizza, click here.

Grilled Apple Sticky Buns

If you’ve got a sweet tooth in the morning, this is the perfect recipe for you.

What You’ll Need:

1 can (6 ounces) of refrigerated biscuits
1 tablespoon of cinnamon, divided
4 apples
1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup butter, divided
Any other toppings you like – we tried some roasted pecans

To see the full recipe instructions from, click here.



Grilled Quesadillas

What You’ll Need:

8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
1 jar (16 ounces) of your favorite Salsa
1 cup diced cooked chicken
4 medium green onions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Vegetable oil
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream

Get the full recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen here.
To make the grilling a little easier, we found this awesome Quesadilla Grill Basket from Williams-Sonoma.

Grilled Veggie and Mozzarella Sandwich:

What you’ll need:

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
2 small summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips lengthwise
8 slices whole grain bread
2 cups baby arugula
4 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese

Click here to see the full recipe.



Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce

What you’ll need:

2 cups of fresh parsley
2 cups of fresh cilantro
1 cup fresh mint
8 garlic cloves, chopped
1.75 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1.25 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 cups of olive oil
2/3 cup of red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 of a teaspoon of crushed red pepper
4 pounds of beef flat iron steaks or top sirloin steaks (1 inch thick)

To see the full recipe from Taste of Home, click here.

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

What You’ll Need:

1/2 cup basil, packed
1 small clove garlic
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice (~1/4 lemon)
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

To view the full recipe, click here.



Banana Smores

What You’ll Need:

1 banana, peeled
2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, slightly crushed

Get the directions to this recipe from

Grilled Fruit Cobbler

What You’ll Need:

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
� cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
2 teaspoons baking powder
� cup milk, at room temperature
� cup vegetable oil or unsalted butter, melted
1� pounds nectarines or peaches (3 to 4), sliced
1 cup mixed berries or pitted cherries
Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Serve warm with your favorite Bluebell on top.

Get the full recipe here (it’s a gluten free dessert recipe!)