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Father's Day recipes

This Father's Day, give Dad something he really wants: unfussy Man-Food that fills him up and tastes amazing. Whether you're planning a big Father's Day breakfast or a casual cookout, we've got recipes that'll show your appreciation—and win Dad's approval. 


Smoked Chicken with Lemon-Ginger BBQ Sauce

This chicken gets its rich complexity from wood smoke and layers of flavors: a spice rub, a mustardy mop sauce, and a zesty-sweet barbecue sauce that’s seared onto the meat for a gorgeous lacquered finish.

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Grilled Southwestern Potato Salad

This potato salad is filled with Dad's favorite Southwestern flavors: smokey corn, chiles, red onions, peppers, and some crisp bacon.

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Sweet Chili and Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

A sticky, sweet, and spicy root beer glaze makes these grilled baby backs finger-licking-good. They're perfect for your Father's Day cookout.

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Doughnut Muffins

Make these ultimate breakfast treats and Dad can skip his usual weekend trip to the doughnut shop.

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Ultimate Hamburgers

These burgers include both ground chuck and ground sirloin, making them double meaty and double delicious.

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Smoked Paprika Potato Chips

These chips may ruin bagged chips for Dad forever. Their deep potato flavor is a revelation and the smoked paprika gives them a depth of flavor that elevates them to another level.

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Cookout-Classic Brownies

Dad loves your classic brownies, so mix up a batch for the cookout. But don’t forget to save the corner pieces for him; the corners are Dad’s favorite.

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Spicy Beer-Can Chicken

Put a spin on Dad's usual beer-can chicken recipe by adding a sweet-spicy sauce to the beer.

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The Michelada

Don't just grab him a cold one, mix Dad a beer cocktail that'll make him forget all about his can in a cozy.

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New York Steaks with Martini Butter

Top a simple steak, pork chop, or chicken breast with a compound (flavored) butter, and an average dish turns into an exceptional one. 

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Homemade Oreos

He's a big kid at heart, so surprise Dad with a homemade version of one of his favorite supermarket cookies.

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Cornmeal Flapjacks with Bourbon-Bacon Maple Syrup

Dads should get breakfast in bed, too. These pancakes get their heartiness from cornmeal and wheat germ, and feature a syrup loaded with dad-favorites: bourbon, bacon, and maple.

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Spicy Red-Eye Baked Beans

Your dad is too special for beans from a can. These spicy baked beans are deeply flavored by the addition of a cup of brewed coffee.

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New York Strip Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

Got a steak-and-potatoes kind of dad? Grill him a steak that rivals the one he usually orders at the steakhouse. 

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Grilled Corn & Tomato Salsa

Start your Father's Day cookout with Dad's favorite game-day snack: homemade chips and an easy grilled salsa.

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The Old Fashioned

Not that we'd ever suggest Dad is old, he's just..a classic. So make him a classic bourbon cocktail he can savor. 

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Sweet & Spicy Fried Peach Pies

If Dad looks forward to your famous pies, surprise him with a cinnamon-sugar coated hand pie that packs a spicy punch.

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