Grilling Recipes from Across the United States

Taste your way across the country without leaving your backyard.


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Northeast: Grilled Maine Lobster

grilled maine lobster with shallot-chive butter

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey

Every tourist knows to eat lobster up north. But the locals also stock up on peekytoe crab—and plenty of oyster crackers.

MORE LOBSTER RECIPES:

Makes 4
Cook 8 m
Grill 4 m

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Northeast: Corn and Crab Salad

crab and corn salad on plate

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey


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Midwest: Chicago-Style Burger

chicago-style burger and potatoes on plate

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey

Where’s the beef? In the Midwest! And we’ve combined it with the flavors of Chicago’s famed hot dog.

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Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Grill 10 m

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Midwest: Warm German Potato Salad

warm german potato salad in bowl

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey


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South: Baby Back Ribs

baby back ribs on tray

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey

In the South, nobody puts baby back ribs in the corner. And locals definitely have an opinion on tomato-based or mustard sauce—or just dry rub.

MORE RIB RECIPES:

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Refrigerate 720 - 1440 m
Grill 130 m
Rest 15 m

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South: Peppery Coleslaw

peppery coleslaw with servers

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey


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South: Mustard-Based Rib Sauce

mustard-based rib sauce in bowl

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey


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South: Tomato-Based Rib Sauce

tomato-based rib sauce in dish

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey


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Southwest: Smoked Brisket

smoked brisket with toast and beans

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey

In Texas, brisket is practically a religion—that’s how much people love the cut. And they pride themselves on meat so good it doesn’t even need sauce.

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Makes 20
Prep 20 m
Smoke 600 m
Rest 30 m

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Southwest: Texas-Style Beans

texas-style baked beans

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey


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Pacific Northwest: Grilled Salmon

grilled salmon topped with scallions

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey

The silver lining to all those cool, rainy days? Rivers filled with salmon, and loads of crisp apples and tart berries.

MORE SALMON RECIPES:

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Grill 10 m

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Pacific Northwest: Apple and Fennel Salad

apple-fennel salad with salmon

Photo by Jen Causey

Photo by Jen Causey

Makes 6
Prep 20 m

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Regional Desserts

Cherry Galette

Of course, you’ll want to cap off your cookout with something sweet. Check out these desserts from across the United States.

Makes 8
Prep 30 m
Cool 60 m
Bake 55 m