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

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

Fried Shrimp Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

These easy shrimp sliders are fried to crispy perfection, then topped with a spicy creamy slaw and toasted bun. Bet you can’t eat just one.

1 hr 40 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

Ina Garten’s Mashed Potatoes with Lemon

If Ina believes mashed potatoes need a little acidity to smooth out the richness, so be it. Here’s our new go-to approach to this oh-so-comforting side dish.

40 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

Pressure Cooker Ribs

We confess, we'd never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

1 hr

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can, dammit! And if that's not reason enough, there's no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

1 hr 45 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

Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich chocolate brownie pie filling is impossibly fudgy, so much so it's simply too gooey to consume out of hand.

4 hrs

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

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

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

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 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

Blueberry Prosecco Spritz

Want to know what we're sipping all summer long? It's this easy cocktail of fresh blueberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling wine, and soda.

5 mins

Crispy Smashed Potato Salad

Smashed potatoes, crispy pancetta, charred scallions, and a creamy yogurt and mayo dressing get tossed together in this easy side dish that you'll keep coming back to.

1 hr 10 mins

Caramelized Strawberries with Ricotta

If you've never experienced caramelized strawberries, grab a carton and get cooking. This easy 15-minute dessert features sweet cooked strawberries piled atop creamy ricotta cheese, and topped with fresh mint.

15 mins

No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

That magical combination of coffee and chocolate has been turned into an irresistible frozen treat. No ice cream maker required.

4 hrs 30 mins