September 2022

Celebrate Summer with Red-Hot Grilling Recipes

Summer is officially here and it’s time to get hot with just about everything! So, spice up standard summer fare this barbecue season with grill-ready recipes that are smokin’ and spicy. See our fave red-hot mains, sides, and desserts!

-Cait Rohan


Are you a true fan of spicy fare? I’d like to dub’s Dragon’s Breath Grilled Salmon a “spicy challenge” for its combo of red-hot jalapeno peppers, horseradish, and garlic, simmered just a bit with mayo on good-for-ya salmon fillets.

Get gourmet—really gourmet—with your burger via’s Andouille and Beef Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Caramelized Onions (originally from Bon Appetit). Sure, this burger may take a fair amount of prep time, but I can guarantee that the end result, a yummy andouille sausage-beef combo burger, spicy mayo with Cajun or Creole seasoning, and hot pepper sauce for a kick, and caramelized onions, is worth the time spent.

A typical side of baked beans gets a serious boost with spicy mustard, mesquite grilling sauce, and bacon with Food Network’s Mesquite BBQ Beans (courtesy Sandra Lee). All it takes is four easy ingredients and firing this baby up on a grill for 30 for a sumptuous side.

If you want to be in control of just how much spice you add to your dishes,’s Spicy Ginger BBQ Sauce is the perfect solution. Fiery ingredients like onions, ginger, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, cayenne, and more make this the perfect topping for your steak or other barbecue fixin’s.

Making a cake as a barbecue dessert is a given, but surprise everyone’s taste buds with Rachael Ray’s Chocolate-Chile Cake (via contributor Daisy Martinez). A rich medley of espresso or coffee, brown sugar, and chocolate is enhanced by the spicy zip of cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

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