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Taste of Home Staffers’ Favorite Grilling Recipes

From charred burgers to grilled desserts, take a look at the irresistible grilling recipes our culinary pros and editors can't get enough of.

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James Schend, Deputy Editor: Grilled Figgy Pies

Delicious figs combined with maple, walnuts and creamy mascarpone make a decadent treat that’s easy to enjoy at a backyard cookout. These unique hand pies always disappear quickly. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island

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Catherine Ward, Prep Kitchen Manager: Pesto Corn Salad with ShrimpTaste of Home

Catherine Ward, Prep Kitchen Manager: Pesto Corn Salad with Shrimp

This recipe showcases the beautiful bounty of summer with its fresh corn, tomatoes and delicious basil. Prevent browning by placing plastic wrap directly on the salad or spritzing with lemon juice. —Deena Bowen, Chico, California

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Emily Parulski, Senior Editor: Fajita in a BowlTaste of Home

Emily Parulski, Senior Editor: Fajita in a Bowl

Pull out the skewers and take a stab at grilling peppers, onions and corn for an awesome steak salad that’s all summer and smoke. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Shannon Norris, Senior Food Stylist: Ultimate Grilled Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Shannon Norris, Senior Food Stylist: Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops

A little brining and a special dry rub go a long way to making the perfect pork chop. Once you've mastered the techniques, you'll be enjoying them all summer long. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

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Rachel Wilke, Senior Social Media Editor: Pina Colada Grilled PineappleTaste of Home

Rachel Wilke, Senior Social Media Editor: Pina Colada Grilled Pineapple

During a cookout with friends, I forgot about dessert. I had a fresh pineapple and coconut, so I improvised. Now I grill pineapple at every cookout. —Josee Lanzi, New Port Richey, Florida

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Ellie Martin Cliffe, Deputy Editor: Grilled CabbageTaste of Home

Ellie Martin Cliffe, Deputy Editor: Grilled Cabbage

The first time I made this, I couldn’t believe how good it was! We served it with grilled burgers and our dinner was complete. I never thought I’d skip dessert because I was full from too much cabbage! —Elizabeth Wheeler, Thornville, Ohio

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Maggie Knoebel, Culinary Assistant: Grilled Lobster TailsTaste of Home

Maggie Knoebel, Culinary Assistant: Grilled Lobster Tails

I had never tried grilling lobster tails at home until I tried this convenient and deliciously different recipe. It turned out amazing, and has left me with little reason to ever order grilled lobster tail at a restaurant again. Here's how to cook lobster tails on the grill. —Katie Rush, Kansas City, Missouri

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Sue Stetzel, Field Editor Coordinator: Grilled Spinach Feta BurgersTaste of Home

Sue Stetzel, Field Editor Coordinator: Grilled Spinach Feta Burgers

Turkey burgers have their fans, but we prefer burgers of ground beef, spinach and feta. We serve them on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato and tzatziki. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

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Lisa Kaminski, Associate Editor: Grilled Chicken and Mango SkewersTaste of Home

Lisa Kaminski, Associate Editor: Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers

This tantalizing recipe was inspired by charbroiled chicken skewers I ate while strolling along Calle Ocho in Miami on Sunday afternoons. I like to garnish mine with sesame seeds. —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida

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Peggy Woodward, Senior Food Editor: Firecracker Grilled SalmonTaste of Home

Peggy Woodward, Senior Food Editor: Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Let this sensational salmon perk up dinner tonight. With a super flavorful glaze that kicks you right in the taste buds, this weeknight dish is anything but boring. —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, AL

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James Schend, Deputy Editor: Glazed Spatchcocked ChickenTaste of Home

James Schend, Deputy Editor: Glazed Spatchcocked Chicken

A few pantry items inspired this recipe, which I've since made for small weeknight meals or for big parties. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Key West Flank SteakTaste of Home

Christina Herbst, Assistant Editor: Key West Flank Steak

My husband, Jason, is the cook in our family. This is his recipe, inspired by his Colombian roots and our visits to Key West. Sometimes we grill extra lime and onion slices alongside. Serve with sides of rice and fried plantains. —Gretchen Ospina, Columbia Heights, Minnesota

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Annamarie Higley, Associate Editor: Beef SuyaTaste of Home

Annamarie Higley, Associate Editor: Beef Suya

My Nigerian brother-in-law introduced me to beef suya, a very spicy street food that's popular in western Africa. I was intrigued when I found out the spice rub is made from ground peanuts and a blend of different seasonings. After lots of experimenting, I came up with my own version. —Elena Iorga, Helena, Montana

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Christine Rukavena, Books Editor: Herb & Cheese-Stuffed BurgersTaste of Home

Christine Rukavena, Books Editor: Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Tired of the same old ground beef recipes? This quick-fix burger alternative, with its creamy cheese filling, will wake up your taste buds. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio

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Grilled Basil Chicken and TomatoesTaste of Home

Julie Schnittka, Senior Editor: Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes

Relax after work with a cold drink while this savory chicken marinates in an herby tomato blend for an hour, then toss it on the grill. It tastes just like summer. —Laura Lunardi, West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Peggy Woodward, Senior Food Editor: Grilled Tomato PizzasTaste of Home

Peggy Woodward, Senior Food Editor: Grilled Tomato Pizzas

My husband and I make grilled pizza with a tangy balsamic glaze, and it tastes as if we used a wood-burning oven. —Michele Tungett, Rochester, Illinois

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Shannon Norris, Senior Food Stylist: Grilled Huli Huli ChickenTaste of Home

Shannon Norris, Senior Food Stylist: Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

I got this grilled chicken recipe from a friend while living in Hawaii. It sizzles with the flavors of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Huli means "turn" in Hawaiian. This sweet and savory glaze is fantastic on pork chops, too. —Sharon Boling, San Diego, California

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James Schend, Deputy Editor: Caribbean-Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Peach SalsaTaste of Home

James Schend, Deputy Editor: Caribbean-Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa

I love this recipe because of the depth of flavors and burst of colors. It's quick and easy to make. It's best when peaches are in season, but you could try strawberries or pineapple instead. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin

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Nicole Doster, Senior Editor: Contest-Winning Grilled MushroomsTaste of Home

Nicole Doster, Senior Editor: Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Mushrooms cooked over hot coals always taste good, but this easy recipe makes the mushrooms taste fantastic. As the mother of two children, I love to cook entire meals on the grill. It's fun spending time outdoors with the kids. —Melanie Knoll, Marshalltown, Iowa

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Caroline Stanko, Associate Editor: Grilled Banana Brownie SundaesTaste of Home

Caroline Stanko, Associate Editor: Grilled Banana Brownie Sundaes

My niece Amanda Jean and I have a lot of fun in the kitchen creating different dishes. One of us will start with a recipe idea and it just grows from there—and so does the mess. In this case, the happy result was our Grilled Banana Brownie Sundae. —Carol Farnsworth, Greenwood, Indiana