We don’t know about you, but we think fall is prime grilling season. Sure, we like to grill in the summer, but it can get hot! When there’s a chill in the air and the humidity has vanished, we start looking for new grilling recipes to try.
And did you know that in addition to being able to enjoy the outdoors when you’re grilling, that cooking on the grill has other advantages?
- That special “grilled flavor” can’t be beat.
- Much of the fat in meat drips away.
- Grilled vegetables retain more nutrients than boiled veggies.
- Grilling is a social experience.
If you’re ready to get your grill on, you’re in luck! We’ve found some mouth-watering recipes to celebrate fall. We’re including a couple of main dish meat, veggie sides, and dessert recipes.
Let’s dig in.
Tri-Tip with Chimichurri
This grilling recipe from Bon Appetit uses the tri-tip cut of beef. If you can’t find it, you can also use sirloin steak. It’s sure to be a hit either way.
You start out by creating a delicious rub and letting the steak sit. Have a glass of wine and preheat the grill while you wait, or make the chimichurri sauce. Oh, and be sure to read the reviews on this one. Lots of good ideas!
Fireball Whiskey Chicken
Oh man, even the name sounds delicious! This recipe from Plain Chicken elevates boneless skinless chicken breasts in a whole new way. New to us, at least.
It’s all about the BBQ sauce – made with ketchup, red pepper jelly, cider vinegar, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, and Fireball Whiskey. Can’t wait to try this one!
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
If you grew up hating Brussels sprouts that had been boiled to within an inch of their lives, you’re not alone. The good news is grilled brussels sprouts pack crunch ad flavor to help erase those bad memories.
And the added bonus? This recipe has bacon!
Grilled Butternut Squash
You don’t have to do butternut squash in the oven. It’s delicious grilled! This recipe from Food & Wine has you grill slices of squash and pair them with a yummy shallot vinaigrette. If you have squash at the holidays, this could even add a new twist to a holiday tradition!
Grilled Banana Boats
You can grill this one any time of year, even when you go camping. Seriously, reading the introduction to the recipe from Serious Eats has us wanting to try this tonight.
You can change the fillings to your liking, and you can serve it in the banana peel, but if that’s too rustic for you, scrape everything out into a desert bowl.
Grilled “Baked” Apples
Nothing says fall like fresh-picked apples. Bet you didn’t know you could grill apples to have them come out like the baked apples your grandma used to make, did you?
This recipe from Taste of Home tells you how. It’s a very simple recipe, to which we would make one addition: a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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