According to recent surveys, the majority of Americans- over a third of them- cite autumn as their favorite season. While the fashions, colors, and crunch of leaves are all things that everyone looks forward to, the possibilities for different foods is one of the best things about the season.
Fall is a great time to get the fire crackling over the coals of your grill. It’s not too cold that you can’t enjoy sitting outdoors, but it isn’t so hot that you’ll be dripping with sweat or bombarded by bugs. This means that autumn’s the perfect time for coming together outdoors as well as for trying new recipes in your outdoor kitchen.
Read on to learn some of the best grill recipes to try this season!
Calling all carnivores! These grill recipes are for you. No matter what kind of meat you like best, charcoal grilling was made for those who like to rip into a cut of pork or chicken. Read on to learn some of the best meat-related grill recipes you can make at home!
1. Baby Back Ribs
Baby back ribs are one of the most popular dishes in America, and contrary to popular opinion, they’re even better when they’re homemade. You can buy fresh or pre-frozen cuts of rib meat from any supermarket, which are all to be cooked and slathered liberally in barbecue sauce.
2. Barbecued Chicken Breast
Speaking of barbecue, indulge your inner meat-lover with barbecued chicken. You can use white meat or dark to do this, whether you want it on the bone or in patty form. Whether you want to make a sandwich or just rip into some wings, this is a recipe you’re sure to enjoy!
3. Shrimp Skewers
If you love seafood, autumn is just as good a time as any to indulge your palate. Shrimp skewers are an easy and versatile recipe that you can make in your outdoor kitchen. There are a lot of different seasonings you can use to spice this dish up, too. For a traditionally fall-like taste, a homemade garlic butter sauce is a great way to go.
4. Spicy Pork Kebabs
Looking to let some spice into your life? Spicy pork kebabs are another easy-to-cook and easy-to-eat recipe that you can carry around on a skewer. Freeze fresh cuts of pork cheek or pig belly on a skewer. When it’s time to eat, place them on the grill until they taste smoky (and charred, if you like that!)
For carnivores and herbivores alike, grilled sandwiches are a must-have during any season. There’s nothing quite like putting your favorite ingredients between your favorite type of bun or bread to create a new taste sensation. Here, we’re going to tell you some of the best fall-themed sandwiches you can cook up tonight!
5. Pumpkin Grilled Cheese
Autumn is a season that screams ‘pumpkins,’ which means that your favorite meals should be upgraded to include your favorite orange squash. Everyone loves a mean grilled cheese, and adding pumpkins and tomatoes into the mix brings a whole new flavor into the mix. Try it! You won’t regret it.
6. Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
Have you ever gone into a burger joint and ordered a sandwich with one of those huge portobello mushrooms in place of a meat patty? Well, you can make those at home, too. A grilled portobello sandwich is a great way to enjoy the earthy flavor of the mushroom, all with a smoky kick from the grill.
7. Harvest Hamburgers
While basic cheeseburgers are great, why not experiment with something different? Harvest burgers are perfect for getting in the mood for fall. Caramelized onion and apple are put on the bun with whatever burger patty you choose, giving it an autumnal twist.
8. Apple Cheddar Burgers
If you’re a cheese lover, apple cheddar burgers may be a better burger recipe for you. The name is pretty self-explanatory- just put apple slices or diced pieces and melted cheddar on your meat. For another flavor, maple-smoked beef patties taste great with this recipe.
9. Vegetarian Burgers
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, that isn’t a reason that you should be left out of the burger fun! Veggie and soy burgers are textured and delicious, and when cooked on the grill, they’ll have the same smoky taste that beef burgers do. Sit back on your awesome patio and enjoy!
10. Roasted Corn
A fall favorite, roasted corn is a tasty treat for anyone, anytime. Grill them with some butter until the kernels are brown and smoky. This recipe can be enjoyed as part of a meal or as an on-the-go snack, so there are no excuses not to try it. Besides, all you’ll have to pay for is fresh corn cobs, so this is an economical treat, too.
11. Veggie Kebabs
If you want another easy-to-eat vegetarian recipe, try making veggie kebabs. We recommend squash, tomato, and mushrooms for that amazing fall feel, but really you can skewer any vegetables you like.
12. Zucchini Boats
For a more fanciful, sit-down experience, zucchini boats are a classy and easy to make grill recipe. Cut your zucchini in half and then hollow them out. You can grill them with fillings like feta cheese or mozzarella.
More Grill Recipes
Fall’s the best season- just ask the majority of Americans! It’s only natural that it’s the right time to make the best grill recipes out there and have an awesome outdoor meal.
Now that you know twelve of the best grill recipes you can make this fall, it’s time to make sure that you have the perfect space to make them and host a casual dinner party. Contact us to get a free consultation and quote for building the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.