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Sunday grilling recipes

Sure, Sunday is THE day to relax, but it’s also everybody’s favorite day to grill. In this collection of Sunday dinners, you’ll find succulent grill-roasted meats, spit-roasted barbecued chickens, dressed-up burgers, cedar-planked salmon, and homemade pizzas sure to make Sunday the most delicious day of the week.

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Barbecue-Braised Bourbon Beef with Mustard Glaze

Put a little prep time in on Saturday and this incredibly tender pot roast will be a cinch to pull together in time for Sunday’s big meal.

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Grill-Roasted Honey Barbecued Chicken

This whole grill-roasted chicken is rubbed with an intense spice paste and then basted with a tangy honey glaze on the grill for a double dose of flavor. It's easy to double for a Sunday BBQ.

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Niçoise Salad with Grilled Tuna & Potatoes

On a warm summer night, a substantial salad seems like the perfect compromise between making a big meal and eating light. These composed salads are piled high with greens, have lots of texture, and look impressive to boot.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Molasses Glaze

Molasses and orange juice are a deep-bright blend that, with a touch of allspice, brings a more complex flavor to sweet potatoes.

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Beef Burgers with Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions

Salty blue cheese, sweet onions, and juicy beef are a classic and addictive combination. Cooking the onions is the most time-consuming part of this recipe, but it’s worth it to coax out their deep, earthy flavor.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a natural for Sunday dinner, but you don’t have to be stuck in a hot kitchen while it roasts. This master grilling recipe works perfectly and relies on a glaze and sauce (pick your favorite from the recipe) to flavor the pork.

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Herb-Marinated Skirt Steaks

After working in the yard all weekend, you deserve a treat. Keep it simple with steaks you start marinating in fresh herbs Friday night and basically forget about until you’ve pulled the last weed Sunday afternoon.

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Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb

Boneless leg of lamb is the perfect cut when you’re expecting the whole gang for dinner. It’s large, wonderfully flavorful, easy to prepare, and cooks on the grill to varied donesses. A fresh mint sauce and a tomato salad on the side make the meal bright and summery.

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Rub

Grilling on cedar planks has a lot of benefits: the planks char lightly, creating cedar smoke that delicately perfumes the food, and fish doesn’t stick to the grill grates. Plus, this spice rub—a simple mixture of salt, cracked black pepper, lemon zest, fresh thyme, and a bit of sugar—pairs really well with the cedar-smoke flavor.

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Spit-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon Butter

Take this Sunday dinner staple outside. Spit-roasting rotates the chicken above the grill and bastes it both inside and out to produce incredibly moist meat and beautifully browned skin.

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Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers

This burger gets a Middle Eastern twist from the addition of garlic, cumin, coriander, and fresh mint and parsley folded into the ground turkey. Fat is flavor, so for the best results, choose a ground turkey that's not too lean.

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Grilled Pizza with Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic & Fresh Mozzarella

Grilled pizza is a bigger, bolder, and more textural than traditional baked pizza creating a rustic flavored base for any toppings. The crispy and smoky crust compliments the sweetness of the red pepper on this traditional vegetarian pizza.

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Pepper-Crusted Beef with Rosemary Chimichurri

This impressive roast has summer dinner party written all over it. The roast itself is simply seasoned and the chimichurri is tangy and fresh. Throw a salad together, grill a few potatoes, and you’re done.

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Grilled Chicken with Apricot-Balsamic Glaze

This simple lick-your-fingers, glaze-y chicken is perfect for a small cookout. The glaze has just the right amount of sweetness and can be made ahead.

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Grilled Lamb Burgers with Marinated Red Onions, Dill & Feta

When you're tired of your basic weeknight burger, this Mediterranean-inspired version is just the ticket. The quick-pickled red onions add dimension and are a great addition to the cucumber, tomato, and feta.

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Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin with Jalapeño-Lime Salsa

The flavors in this pork loin will have you feeling like you’re on a South American vacation. Citrusy with a bit of heat, the salsa makes you temporarily forget that tomorrow starts another work week.

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Barbecue-Braised Vietnamese Short Ribs

When barbecue-braising, your grill performs like an oven: You just put your pot on the grill, cover, and let the meat simmer. After braising, add the sweet vinegar glaze. The result is delicious, saucy, fall-off-the-bone meat, perfect for a leisurely Sunday evening.

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Bourbon-and-Vanilla-Brined Pork Chops

It’s the boozy-sweet brine that gives these chops their intense flavor. Start the brine after lunch; you’ll add another layer of flavor just before grilling with a spice and herb rub.

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