To us, summer means one thing: Grilling season. Hanging around the backyard, soaking up the sun and grilling up some of our favorite recipes. And while standing in front of a hot grill on a hot summer day seems, well, hot, the delicious food is worth the sweat and the combination of savory and sweet is sure to help you chill out.
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To us, summer means one thing: Grilling season. Hanging around the backyard, soaking up the sun and grilling up some of our favorite recipes. And while standing in front of a hot grill on a hot summer day seems, well, hot, the delicious food is worth the sweat and the combination of savory and sweet is sure to help you chill out. So step away from the dry barbecued chicken and slip into something delectable. From sliders and grilled veggies to unique grilled desserts we have a variety of recipes to choose from so you can get grilling.
Hot Dogs for Hot Days
One could argue hot dogs are simply a vehicle for the epic topping choices. Whether you’re a purist who only uses yellow mustard or you like to go wild, hot dogs are only enhanced by the condiments and confections on top.
Cool off your hot dog with some cucumber radish slaw. While you’re grilling up your hot dog, mix diced cucumber, radish, onion and dill and dress in apple cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper dressing for a crisp bite.
Everyone has their own “favorite chili recipe”, ours is made to top a hot dog in a KING’S HAWAIIAN® bun. WIth beef broth, brown sugar and kidney beans this recipe is hearty, savory and a bit sweet. Pile high on your grilled hot dog and top with cheddar cheese for a traditional summer chili dog.
There’s something about grilled pineapple that screams summer so this rilled teriyaki dog is sure to satisfy on a hot day. Prepare the teriyaki on the stove with soy sauce, mirin, broan sugar, ginger and more for a flavorful sauce. Grill up pineapple, jalapenos and hot dogs. Dice up the pineapple and top the hot dog with prepared toppings for a tropical teriyaki dog full of flavor.
Bonus tip: Too hot to grill outside? Make some sheet pan hot dogs. Cook up a package of hot dogs and create a topping bar with condiments, sales, chili, sauerkraut and more so everyone can create their own hot dog adventure.
Summer Sliders and Sandwiches
Summer needs finger foods. Sandwich in one hand, lemonade in the other – that’s what backyard grilling is all about. These sliders and sandwiches are the perfect fit for your palm this summer.
Heat things up on a hot day with these jalapeno popper sliders. Using our KING’S HAWAIIAN® Sweet Jalapeno dinner rolls, fresh jalapeno and jalapeno cream cheese, these sliders bring the hotness. Make meatball-sized patties and create a hole, stuffing with jalapeno cream cheese for a spicy gooey surprise in your burger. Grill up the patties and create your sliders by stacking the patty, bacon, cheese and some lettuce and tomato to cool it down for a hot slider masterpiece.
There’s nothing like the flavor of barbecued beef so these BBQ meatball sliders will hit the spot. Flavorful and bite-sized meatballs, bacon, onions, cheddar and a touch of our KING’S HAWAIIAN® Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce are piled high on our sweet dinner rolls, making for the ultimate crowd favorite for the next backyard barbecue.
Get fancy with this slider recipe. The fresh ingredients of a caprese salad – heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and burrata cheese – meets the tender, flavorful filet on top of the sweet Hawaiian roll. After grilling a filet to the desired doneness, layer the ingredients like so: tomato, filet, basil, burrata and bacon. Secure with a cocktail stick for a fancy grilled finger food. Have some vegetarians in your home? Make some vegetable sliders. Simply omit the filet and bacon and for a perfect bite-sized caprese salad slider.
The grill brings out the flavor of vegetables. Criss-crossed with those perfectly caramelized grill marks and a touch of salt and pepper, anyone would become a vegetarian with a sandwich like this on a hot day. Choose the veggies of choice, we love eggplant, zucchini, onion and bell pepper, simply marinated in mustard, olive oil, basil and garlic and grilled to perfection. Assemble slices of all the grilled veggies on a KING’S HAWAIIAN® Burger Bun and get you fill of veggies for the day with this satisfying sandwich.
The grill isn’t just for savory. Create desserts on a hot day to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Upgrade these peaches and cream sliders by first grilling the peach. Grilling fruit helps to caramelize the sugars on the outside and provides a depth of flavor to every bite. Not to mention the combination of hot, grilled peach slices and cool cream create a unique dessert experience for your next barbecue.
Bonus tip: Make easy s’mores on the grill! Open up sweet rolls and place a couple pieces of your favorite chocolate and a handful of mini marshmallows and wrap in foil. Place on the grill to get everything melty and delicious and open up for an each s’more slider.