08 Apr

9 Fresh Grilling Ideas to Make Spring Sizzle

By Kansas City Steak Company Tags : grilling,  recipes 

There’s never a bad time for grilling hamburgers, but sunshine and warmer days herald one glorious event: the return of patio weather and grilling season. Whether you love grilling steak, hamburgers, chicken or fish, it’s time to make sure your grill is ready for the season and to start working on your grilling ideas for spring! As your go-to steak source and grill gurus, we’re here for you in all the most important ways. From grilled steakburgers to the best steak for grilling, we’re serving up grilling answers, tips and recipes to help you make spring sizzle.

Sizzling Steakburgers

Tender, juicy steakburgers are always a win in our book, but if you’re aiming to add that extra special “something,” try a fresh recipe for grilling hamburgers. Serve with a traditional favorite side dish like Exclusive Kansas City Steak Fries, a bright spring salad with plenty of in season veggies and fruits, or even a sweet surprise like Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream. Not sure which grilled hamburger recipe to try first? Choose from one of our favorites!

Classic steakburgers are marinated in a bright mixture of pineapple juice, orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey mustard, sesame seeds, minced red onion and minced garlic, then grilled to literal perfection. Take it to the next level and serve on a sweet Hawaiian bun with fresh lettuce, sliced tomato and a slice of pineapple, and drizzle with mayo and barbecue sauce for an explosion of flavor.

Hearty Cheddar Bacon Steakburgers are grilled over medium heat, then covered with cheese and stacked on a toasted bun slathered with classic burger sauce and topped with fresh lettuce and red onion, pickles, bacon, and another steakburger with cheese. This tasteful, towering recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the return of America’s favorite pastime, and grilling hamburgers.

This delightful rendition of a double cheeseburger comes from our friends at Epicurious and boasts bold flavor and a fresh taste you’ll adore. Dill pickles, mayo, ketchup, chipotles in adobo sauce, kosher salt, ground beef, potato rolls, iceberg lettuce, white onion, tomato slices, vegetable oil and sliced American cheese make up the all star ingredients list for this “smash” spring hit.

Flavorful Grilled Seafood and Chicken Recipes

Spring is the perfect time to try out new grilled seafood or chicken recipes. Whether you’re drawn to wild-caught sockeye salmon, shrimp wrapped in bacon, or barbecue grilled chicken, we’ve got you covered. Try one of these fresh spring recipes today:

Delicious salmon fillets are marinated with olive oil, honey, soy sauce, lemon zest, fresh parsley, fresh thyme, salt, pepper and minced garlic, then grilled to flaky bliss and served with fresh lemon wedges. Serve with a fresh Caesar salad and crusty bread for a spring feast you’ll want to recreate over and over again.

Boneless chicken breasts are marinated in lemon juice, butter and Italian dressing, then grilled over medium to high heat and basted every ten minutes throughout cooking. Serve with your favorite steak or bacon-wrapped shrimp and grilled vegetables and enjoy!

Boneless chicken breasts are marinated for 4-6 hours in sliced garlic cloves, soy sauce, sake or dry sherry, sugar and dry mustard, then grilled over medium until cooked through. Next, the chicken is chopped roughly and mixed with celery, mayo and lemon pepper, and served atop lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Light, bright, and delicious: grilling ideas made easy!

Best Steak for Grilling

No list of grilling recipes would be complete without a generous helping of grilled steak recipes, and we aren’t going to let you down. The truth is the best steak for grilling is the steak you love best, but we’re happy to share a few of our favorites with you. Spring is all about bright, warm flavors and fresh ingredients, and our short list is guaranteed to deliver the best of both.

Choose your favorite cut of steak (we recommend filet mignon or ribeye for this recipe.) In this flavorful option, steaks are marinated in a simple marinade of dark soy sauce, prepared brown mustard, honey, salt and pepper, then grilled over medium-high heat. Serve with twice baked potatoes or steamed broccoli and a frosty beverage.

Tender top sirloin steaks are woven through with minced garlic and slivers of green chiles, then sprinkled with salt and pepper and dipped in whiskey, before being grilled over medium heat. This is one grilled steak recipe that packs some heat!

Top Sirloin is marinated in a fresh, homemade chimichurri sauce for 6 – 8 hours, then seared and grilled to the desired temperature and topped with chimichurri sauce. Serve with grilled fruit or a spring salad loaded with berries and feta cheese to balance this spring meal.

You’re ready to add some sizzle to your spring grill menu! Share with your grillmaster friends and tell us your favorite spring grilling recipe in the comments below!