Favorite Recipes to Kick Off Summer Grilling Season!

It’s summertime! Get the grill cleaned up and ready to go for some backyard barbecue. We’ve compiled a list of our greatest summer recipes for you so that you can just sit back and enjoy the sun. Links to the full videos and their printable recipes are included with each recipe.

All-American Burger Dog

Burger Dog

The All-American Burger Dog is a hot dog wrapped in a green chile and hamburger meat and grilled to perfection. Serve on a bun with all of your favorite fixin’s! 

Full Video: https://youtu.be/HGBtHDkH9Yg

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/all-american-grilled-burger-dog/

Chili Cheese Dog

Kent Rollins Chili Cheese Dog

Always a crowd favorite – the chili cheese dog. A good chili dog is usually pretty messy – but it doesn’t have to be. Before you put the hot dog in the bun, spread cheese all over the bottom. The cheese will melt and prevent the chili from soaking through the bun. Adding cheese to the chili will also act as a thickening agent, further making the chili dog spill-proof! 

Full video: https://youtu.be/_zCTS3RzHE4

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/chili-cheese-dog/

Brisket Burger with Smoked Bacon

Find a brisket that hasn’t been trimmed and feed 1” cubes into the meat grinder. If you don’t have a meat grinder, the butcher will be happy to do this for you. The fat in the brisket is what makes this burger the most flavorful bite you’ll have all summer. 

Tip: Chill the metal grinding disc in the freezer before you grind the meat. The meat will grind smoothly!

Full video: https://youtu.be/cN5Xl3BPt9o

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/brisket-burger-with-smoked-bacon/

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger Kent Rollins

This depression-era recipe was borne of necessity but stuck around because it’s some of the tastiest comfort food out there. This is a fried burger, so you melt butter in the skillet. Mash the burger down good and cover in onions. Fry the burger in the butter and flip over with the onions so the onions crisp up. Delicious!

Full video: https://youtu.be/2tp9mx9c9fE

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/fried-onion-burger/

Smoked Bologna

This budget-friendly meal will be a huge hit with everyone. You don’t see bologna sandwiches around too much anymore, but your family will want more of them after they taste this. This recipe starts with a 5 lb. bologna, smoked for extra flavor. 

Full video: https://youtu.be/T4Rk2G0JRXw

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/best-smoked-bologna/

Fried Bologna Sandwich

Kent Rollins' Fried Bologna Sandwich

For the perfect fried bologna sandwich, we need quality ingredients. Go to the nearest deli and find some good all-beef bologna. Ask the deli to slice it 5/16″ – 1/2″ thick. You’ll want two thick slices of bologna per sandwich.

After that, head over the to the produce department and get a yellow onion and two large green jalapenos that look fresh and plump. Get you a beefsteak tomato if you can, and if you are low on mayo, get Duke’s mayonnaise. Last, pick thick-sliced bread if you can’t get a hold of any Texas toast.

Full video: https://youtu.be/gTu2bFqF0l4

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/smoked-and-fried-bologna-sandwich/

Brined Pork Chop

A simple dry-brine makes this pork chop the most flavorful and tender you’ve ever had. Brine these in the ice box for 24 hours, turning over halfway. Bring to room temperature, and then grill. 

Full Video: https://youtu.be/1e5DKHBBZPI

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/best-grilled-pork-chop/

Chipotle Grilled Shrimp

This recipe is simple and full of flavor. I use wooden skewers, soaked in water for about 45 minutes before we start cooking. I also like to warm up the shrimp before putting them on the fire to prevent the shrimp from crimping up. 

Full VIdeo: https://youtu.be/oYDcL8rwHC8

Printable Recipe: https://kentrollins.com/grilled-shrimp-in-marinade/

Let us know in the comments either below or on YouTube what you love to grill in the summertime. As always, we thank you for supporting our cooking channel and would love it if you’d share with your friends and family whenever you find a recipe that you love. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook. God Bless and we’ll see you down the summertime grilling trail!

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