If there’s one American past time that everyone can agree on, it has to be Grilling Out. That’s why this month’s National Grilling Month designation is such a hit in the U.S. food-loving circles. It gives us all an excuse to heartily debate the virtues of charcoal vs. gas. It allows us to enjoy s’mores as more than a fleeting culinary fancy. And it makes it 100% A-OK to use our barbecues for 31 days straight. In fact, we’re sort of obligated as Americans to fulfill that last one…but boy, we better expand our grilling recipe box if that’s the case. Yes, we all love dad’s famous onion-mix hamburgers, but let’s shake up our recipe repertoire just a little, shall we?

Here are six sure-to-impress recipes just ready for your grilling mastery. So put on that chef’s hat and let’s get cooking.

1. Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Chilies


Whether you need an appetizer or you’re feeding vegetarian friends who like a dose of spicy, these stuffed chilies will be a feisty hit at your grill-out.


2. Spiced Salmon Kebobs


This kebob recipe looks fancy, but the prep process is easy as can be. And the results will definitely impress your guests.


3. Flank Steak with Cilantro-Almond Pesto


What’s a grill-out without some beef on the barbie? This flank steak comes out tender and flavorful on the grill and the accompanying pesto sauce puts it over the top in the delicious department.


4. Scallion-and-Brie-Stuffed Burgers

Scallion & Brie Burgers

Give your grill-out companions something to talk about (for weeks!) with these amazingly decadent scallion paste and brie-stuffed burgers. The only downside could be that regular cheeseburgers may never work for you again.


5. Garlicky Thyme Tempeh


Plant-based eating is hitting the mainstream and this decadent grilled tempeh from renowned chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz could explain why. Serve alongside a pasta salad and your vegan friends will be singing your praises.


6. Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Pineapple & Nutella

What’s a grill-out menu without dessert? Grilled pineapple is out-of-this-world delicious and when you add Nutella to the plate—pure magic happens.

Are you planning to grill-out for National Grilling Month? Let us know about your favorite dishes and recipes!