Meathead’s Science of Grilling

Grilling guru Meathead Goldwyn explains how grilling works—you know, thermodynamics and pyrotechnics and other science-y stuff—in plain terms. You’re gonna like the homework.

On the Grill

All Our grill recipes

Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Bourbon BBQ Sauce

These tender beef short ribs are cooked low and slow, then slathered with a boozy homemade bbq sauce and finished on the grill. They’re perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, and summer celebrations.

5 hrs

Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

This easy-peasy marinated grilled chicken with sweet and spicy honey lime sauce is going to be on regular rotation at our dinner tables. We’re betting it will be at yours, too.

1 hr 30 mins

How to Smoke Pork Ribs

Smoky, spicy, perfectly tender pork ribs. Every time. Here’s how you make them.

5 hrs 30 mins

14 Grilling Tools You Gotta Have

Tools and equipment to amp up your grilling game, whether you’re at home or camping, needing a quick weeknight fix or indulging in a full-blown backyard ‘cue.

Burgers

tons more burgers

Crab Cake Burger

Fresh crab necessitates only Old Bay and very little in way of other ingredients. That’s exactly what you’ll find here.

45 mins

Fried Chicken

Northern Fried Chicken

The secret to this Northern fried chicken recipe? Matzoh meal and honey. No lie.

50 mins

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! Folks are calling it fried chicken perfection. And you won’t want to skip the Sriracha honey dipping sauce.

6 hrs 30 mins

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

1 hr 30 mins

Some Reading

Must-Eat Potato Salads

Sides

more sides

Green Bean Salad with Mint

This easy, make-ahead summer salad is proof that tomatoes and green beans are a match made in heaven.

1 hr 30 mins

Eat Dessert First

Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

Pretty much guaranteed to be one of those desserts that makes people do face-plants onto their dessert plates. A David Leite original recipe.

2 hrs 30 mins

Our best desserts

Red, White, and Blue Tart

Simple and stunning. That’s what we think of this ridiculously easy tart made with a graham cracker crumb crust, a luscious cheesecake-like filling made of cream cheese, cream, and sugar, and a scattering of summer berries.

40 mins

All July Fourth

Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Bourbon BBQ Sauce

These tender beef short ribs are cooked low and slow, then slathered with a boozy homemade bbq sauce and finished on the grill. They're perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, and summer celebrations.

5 hrs

Tangy Apple Slaw

This sweet and tangy apple slaw, made with crunchy cabbage and tart apples, is going to be a cookout staple all summer long.

20 mins

How to Smoke Pork Ribs

Smoky, spicy, perfectly tender pork ribs. Every time. Here's how you make them.

5 hrs 30 mins

Frozen Gin Fizz

We know, we know. Blender drinks are for sissies--or so you may think. If that's the case, take a sip of this stiff riff on the gin and tonic. Then get back to us.

5 mins

Easy Grilled Vegetable Salad

Give your favorite veggies some smoky char on the grill, then toss them with plenty of fresh herbs and a tangy vinaigrette for an easy, healthy side.

45 mins

Plum Kuchen

Breakfast. Brunch. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there's no time of day or night that we don't welcome this classic plum kuchen.

4 hrs 30 mins

Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich

This combination of marinated, bacon-wrapped, and grilled chicken tucked into a bun with mayo, tomato, and arugula just became our new favorite way to enjoy a BLT.

6 hrs 30 mins

Watermelon Moscow Mule

If you're a fan of the classic mule, made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime, then you're gonna love the addition of fresh watermelon and mint to it.

5 mins

Maple Smoked Grilled Salmon

This easy grilled salmon is smoked with maple wood and brushed with maple syrup, giving it an irresistible sweet and smoky flavor.

1 hr

Fresh Cherry Tart with Cream Cheese Filling

For this easy tart, fresh cherries are piled atop creamy, whipped cream cheese filling and the whole shebang is nestled inside a nutty tart shell. Sounds divine, doesn't it?

1 hr 10 mins

Peach Berry Sonker

That’s right. Sonker. And it’s the simple yet unforgettable fruit dessert—sorta like pie meets cobbler—that you’ve been missing your entire life.

2 hrs 15 mins

Peach Iced Tea with Mint

One taste and you'll understand why this refreshing, lightly sweetened peach iced tea is our new go-to summer sipper.

2 hrs