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Holiday Grilling Recipes

Holiday grilling & entertaining is going to be even more special this year. At GrillGrate, we have curated the following recipes from our friends and a few from us. We hope to inspire you to head to the grill for the merriest of holidays.

Breakfast

The Ultimate Grilled Breakfast Pizza

The Ultimate Grilled Breakfast Pizza

The perfect way to jumpstart a tailgate! You will be the hero when you serve up this delicious feast. If you are feeding more than 5 people- consider making two pizzas. Maintaining a low grill temp...
Grilled French Toast

Grilled French Toast

Our buddy Meathead was the inspiration for this super easy and delicious recipe. We love nothing better than cooking breakfast on the grill over the weekends but French Toast was a new one for us on the grill...
Malcom’s Spicy Sausage and Cheese Balls

Malcom’s Spicy Sausage and Cheese Balls

Every Christmas we have Sausage & Cheese Balls around my house. They are a staple on Christmas Eve Morning – but also make a great appetizer. It combines some of my favorite things! But with this recipe I took a standard Sausage & Cheese Balls recipe and kicked it up to a whole, new level by adding some spice and getting them out on the smoker.
Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

This is a great twist on a classic breakfast dish. Stuffing and grilling brings a whole other layer of flavour and texture to french toast. If you like jelly doughnuts, you will love this.
Grill Great Breakfast this Holiday

Grill Great Breakfast this Holiday

Nothing shows off the versatility of GrillGrates more than grilling breakfast. Flip some or all GrillGrates over and channel your inner short order cook! When friends and family are home for the holidays start the day with a grraaaate grilled breakfast. Breakfast meats are simple, fast, and easy on the flat side. Move the meats off the heat and bring on the eggs, pancakes, French toast, and more!

Appetizers

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

The ultimate grab-and-go appetizer, these pork tenderloin medallions are skewered with a lollipop stick before being grilled and served with soy-ginger dipping sauce.
Southwestern Crab Cakes

Southwestern Crab Cakes

These are not your typical crab cakes. I made them for a video shoot and added a Southwestern twist, and they were a huge hit. The crunchy tortilla chips add great texture to the creamy crab mixture.
Wreath Pizza

Wreath Pizza

This recipe is to make some beautiful ‘Wreath’ Pizzas, grilled over a hot fire using Grill Grates. You can get creative with the toppings. Most of the toppings will go on the pizza after it has been cooked, as finishing toppings. These pizzas can serve as a main course, or an incredibly tasty appetizer.

Main

Grilled Prime Rib Using The Reverse Sear Technique

Grilled Prime Rib Using The Reverse Sear Technique

Prime Rib is the grandfather of all roasts and often comes out for the holidays. Not many other large cuts of meat can rival the grandeur of a beautifully cooked Prime Rib in the center of your table. It is the perfect choice for...
Chicken Spiedini

Chicken Spiedini

Winner, winner chicken dinner just got extra delicious! Chicken Spiedini is a breaded chicken dish cooked on the grill that will fill your bellies and your hearts. Served over pasta, rice or all alone, it doesn’t really matter
Guinness Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Guinness Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Flat Iron steak is my go to cut for a quick and inexpensive dinner. These steaks typically run about 5.99/lb at the grocery store so for around $12 you’ll have a steak that can feed 3-4 people easily. The flat iron is cut from the chuck area of the steer and has a similar texture to sirloin. It’s best cooked on the rare to mid-rare side, and as always, slice it across the grain for tender pieces.
Pork Tenderloin and Spinach Salad

Pork Tenderloin and Spinach Salad

This complete meal is super easy and delicious! Pork is a staple during the holidays and typically is served with much heavier sides. The spinach salad will leave you guilt-free when you go in for that slice of pie!
Bavette Steak with Chimichurri

Bavette Steak with Chimichurri

While the bavette is not a cut of steak that is as well known as the ribeye or New York strip, it is a soft and juicy steak that lends itself to cooking on the grill. Bavette steaks may be difficult to find in your local grocery store, so you might have to check with your local butcher. For this recipe, I used a USDA Prime American Wagyu bavette steak from Raikes Beef Co. Serve it with a flavorful chimichurri sauce and your family and friends will be in for a holiday treat!
Italian Stuffed Flank Steak

Italian Stuffed Flank Steak

Chef Jody from recteq brings us this divine Italian Stuffed Flank Steak. Make your guests think you worked really hard in these few quick easy steps.
Seared Scallops with Pan Sauce

Seared Scallops with Pan Sauce

Seared scallops shine on the flat side of GrillGrates! The pan sauce takes these seared scallops over the edge of deliciousness. Wow your guests and yourself with how easy it is to cook scallops.
Peach and Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Peach and Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

This pork chop recipe is the perfect dish for New Years Day, Did you know that it is said that eating pork on New Year will bring you progress in the year ahead? This is because when a pig roots for its food, it goes forward.
Coffee-Rubbed Cowboy Steaks

Coffee-Rubbed Cowboy Steaks

As much as I like cooking barbecue, I love to eat a steak. Cowboy steak is a big, bone-in rib-eye. While you wouldn’t normally associate umami with cowboys, that’s exactly the savory taste that the coffee rub provides. I like steaks prepared medium-rare, and that’s what you will get if you follow these directions.
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medalions

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medalions

Chef Tom cooks up bacon wrapped pork medallions that get to the essence of a great grilled meal. A few ingredients and a minimum of steps yields a meal that your family will thank you for, and you’ll thank us for saving you some precious time
Montreal Beef Tenderloin with Big Hoss’ Mushroom Cognac Cream Sauce

Montreal Beef Tenderloin with Big Hoss’ Mushroom Cognac Cream Sauce

The flavorful blend of spices called Montreal steak seasoning is hugely popular today on steaks and chops that are cooked over direct flames. Though made popular in Canada, the blend was originally created in Eastern Europe for use as a pickling spice for smoked meats. Although the makeup of this blend changes from brand to brand, most all of them include black peppercorns, garlic, coriander, red pepper flakes, and salt.
Close Proximity Smoked Chilean Sea Bass

Close Proximity Smoked Chilean Sea Bass

This fish is the most delicious fish in the seas. Bonus, it is outstanding on the grill...especially with a little smoke! Chilean sea bass is a good fish for demonstrating Close Proximity Smoking, a technique created as a means of ensuring delicate fish such as this aren't completely overpowered by harsh wood smoke on the grill.
Meathead’s Sous Vide Grilled Turkey

Meathead’s Sous Vide Grilled Turkey

Our newest turkey recipe comes from none other than Meathead. He along with the folks from Chef Steps took the deconstructed method to another level by using the new Joule Sous Vide cooker. This process followed...
GrillGrate Beef Wellington

GrillGrate Beef Wellington

On the quest for a new holiday inspired recipe for 2017 Beef Wellington pretty much fell in our laps. Not the easiest recipe to prepare but if you have the time and patience this one will simply knock the socks off your guests this year.
Rack of Lamb, Precision Seared on Any Grill

Rack of Lamb, Precision Seared on Any Grill

Rack of lamb is a nice treat and when cooked properly it can become one of the most succulent and flavorful things you will ever eat. This simple recipe uses the reverse sear technique and very basic seasonings and preparation...
Grilled London Broil with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled London Broil with Chimichurri Sauce

A simple yet delicious summertime recipe that only takes minutes to prepare. The addition of chimichurri to beautifully cooked red meat is match made in heaven. Be sure to make extra chimichurri and use it on vegetables...
Beef Tenderloin Roulade with a Portabella & Red Wine Sauce

Beef Tenderloin Roulade with a Portabella & Red Wine Sauce

Every once in awhile you need to splurge and the holidays are the perfect time. Supermarkets always seem to have sales on whole cuts of meat so the timing is right. Cooking a whole beef tenderloin can be stressful for two reasons...
Grilled Boneless Leg Of Lamb Roast – Reverse Sear Technique

Grilled Boneless Leg Of Lamb Roast – Reverse Sear Technique

The boneless leg of lamb has always been a supermarket curiosity to us. The meat is removed from the bone and usually rolled up and put into a net to hold it all together. A lamb leg is made up of various muscles...
Ham Steaks with Pepper Bacon Apple Jam

Ham Steaks with Pepper Bacon Apple Jam

Ham steaks are perfect for the holidays as they let you adjust to how many people you are serving. This quick-cook will save you time and energy this holiday season. The Pepper Bacon Apple Jam is the perfect addition to elevate this dish and is absolutely incredible. We promise you will want to double or triple that recipe and save some for later!
Stuffed and Dressed Grilled Turkey Breast

Stuffed and Dressed Grilled Turkey Breast

Turkey Breasts are an economical approach this holiday season. Their size allows you to buy the amount that your family needs. Tina’s play on the stuffed turkey gives you all the warm feelings of the holiday without the preparation stress.
Brined Pork Loin with Sweet Potato Hash

Brined Pork Loin with Sweet Potato Hash

Brined Pork Loin with Sweet Potato Hash

Side

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are another root vegetable that seems to yield its best flavor when grilled. Sweet potatoes can be challenging since the sugar content is so high it is important not to blacken the outside too much...
Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Grilling Brussels sprouts is a wonderful way to bring out their natural flavors. The addition of balsamic vinegar adds a nice little zing of flavor.
Smoky Grilled Sweet Potato Mash

Smoky Grilled Sweet Potato Mash

Grilled sweet potatoes pick up a nice rich caramel flavor from all of the natural sugars they contain. This version of sweet potato mash is inspired by the classic, though sickly sweet, sweet potato casserole.
Better Than Bobby Flay Grilled Potatoes

Better Than Bobby Flay Grilled Potatoes

Here’s another recipe that just grills better with GrillGrates! Bobby Flay calls for boiling the potatoes for 15 minutes, then let them cool, then cut into thick slices and onto the grill. Pre-cooking is time consuming...
Swedish Hasselback Pit Roasted Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

Swedish Hasselback Pit Roasted Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

If you’ve never tried roasting potatoes in your smoker you’ll be pleasantly surprised that the flavor is better than doing it in the oven. This recipe for pit roasted Swedish Hasselback potatoes works well for a formal dinner or a backyard party. You can also cook this ahead and reheat when you arrive at your event (save the topping until before you serve). I sped up the cooking process by microwaving the potato first. I’ve also taken these to a tailgate and a camping trip and they were a huge hit. This method of preparing potatoes was invented in the 1950’s at the Hasselbacken Restaurant, now attached to a hotel in central Stockholm, Sweden. The hotel was established in the 1700s as an inn and was originally a traditional red hut in the midst of a hazelnut trees, which is how it got its name. Restaurant Hasselbacken opened in 1853 in a grand new building and Hasselbackspotatis were first served in the 1950s and were an instant hit and have become popular all over the world. It looks intricate with its accordion pleats fanning out as you cook it and is easy to make. All you need is to place two wooden cooking spoons next to your potato and a sharp knife to cut down ¾ way until the spoon handles stop the knife. You can also dress it up many ways for a show-stopping presentation with Parmesan, bacon, Cheese Whiz, sour cream, chives, and pretty much anything that goes with a baked potato.

Dessert

Pumpkin Galette with Whiskey Whip Cream

Pumpkin Galette with Whiskey Whip Cream

Here is a riff on a traditional pumpkin dessert. It is quick and easy. You can't grill pumpkin pie but you can grill this! We guarantee your guests will be thankful.