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The Perfect Burgers, Hot Dogs, Ribs, and More for Backyard Barbecues

Yes, the star of any barbecue is the foods. From burgers to hot dogs to ribs to grilled chicken and fish, charred dishes are irresistible and taste better outdoors than inside. (Or so we believe.) Just in time for grilling season, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite barbecue recipes to make your menu planning easy.

Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

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Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

OK, so ribs are the ultimate barbecue food, right? Wrong! The secret to ultra-tender baby back ribs is an unexpected one: You need to cook them in the oven before giving them a final char on the grill. It’s all about going low and slow, baby.

For the Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

Chobani

Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

There’s an art to grilling chicken perfectly. After you’ve mastered the skill, dress your chicken breasts in this tangy, simple sauce for a satisfying and healthy dinner.

For the Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Fruit Kebabs With Chocolate

Pam Bruan

Grilled Fruit Kebabs With Chocolate

Even after you’ve cooked your main dishes and sides, don’t turn your grill off quite yet! Fruit grills beautifully and is the perfect finish to any fresh, hot-weather meal.

For the Grilled Fruit Kebabs With Chocolate recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad

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Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad

This delicately seasoned grilled salmon is a light, fresh option for your summertime menus. Cumin and paprika on the fish add just the right spicy touch to balance the cilantro lime dressing and creamy avocados.

For the Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad recipe, click here.

Grilled Shrimp With Miso Butter

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Grilled Shrimp With Miso Butter

If you’re at a loss on how to marinate your seafood this barbecue season, this Japanese-inspired miso butter may just be the thing you’re looking for.

For the Grilled Shrimp With Miso Butter recipe, click here.

Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

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Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Wrapping your potatoes in foil and throwing them on the grill gives them an even cook and a beautiful charred flavor. This dish is a take on the classic scalloped potatoes, with a wonderful summertime twist.

For the Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes recipe, click here.

Grilled Veggie Kebabs With Green Goddess Dressing

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Grilled Veggie Kebabs With Green Goddess Dressing

Perfectly charred mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and red onions are dressed in an herbaceous green goddess dressing. This creates a light, flavorful, and colorful kebab that’s perfect as a side or main dish.

For the Grilled Veggie Kebabs With Green Goddess Dressing recipe, click here.

Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil

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Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil

From the name, it may seem like this is a vegetarian burger — but that is not the case! Cremini mushrooms are cooked and added into the ground beef, making this burger a total umami bomb.

For the Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil recipe, click here.

Sonoran Hot Dog

Arthur Bovino

Sonoran Hot Dog

A hot dog is pretty much the easiest thing there is to grill, so packing a ton of flavor into this staple summertime food is all about the toppings. This stacked sausage is wrapped in bacon and topped with onions, mustard, refried beans, and salsa. It’s the ultimate indulgent dog.

For the Sonoran Hot Dog recipe, click here.

Vegan Portobello and Peach Burger

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Vegan Portobello and Peach Burger

You won’t even miss the meat in this vegan-friendly burger, thanks to a hearty, earthy portobello mushroom. Grilled peaches add a juicy sweetness, and fresh guacamole adds a smooth, creamy element.

For the Vegan Portobello and Peach Burger recipe, click here.

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