25 Grilled Dinners for Quick Weeknight Meals

Get out of the kitchen and embrace balmy summer evenings by using your grill every night of the week.

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Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Chops

Start these stuffed pork chops — packed with Greek staples like feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes — on the grill to get beautiful smoky char lines, then finish them in the oven to keep the cutlets juicy.

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Greek Salad With Oregano Marinated Chicken

Chicken has a Grecian flourish when it's marinated in a citrus-spiked oregano rub, grilled and nestled atop a mountain of romaine, briny kalamata olives and feta. The salad dressing echoes the marinade with extra oregano and lemon juice.

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Burger with Grilled Tomato Ketchup

All at once spicy, smoky, sweet and tangy, the grilled tomato ketchup is the real star of this recipe. Grilling the tomatoes releases the fruit's sweetness and gives it a gentle charred flavor, which is nicely complemented by the equally blackened onions and peppers.

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Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

Brush salmon with sweet, mild agave nectar before grilling, and then top it with oranges and a briny herb mixture for a sweet and salty finish.

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Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

With just a simple cumin rub, Ellie's grilled chicken gets downright aromatic, and as the spice's savory warmth wafts through the neighborhood, extra dinner guests might come calling.

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Grilled Skirt Steak (Churrasco)

Give fast-cooking skirt steak the Latin treatment by serving it with tangy, garlic-studded chimichurri.

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Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers

With just five ingredients, you'll have a skewered meal in no time.

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken wit Harissa

Yogurt keeps chicken ultra-tender and serves as a rich foil to the spicy harissa in this recipe. Harissa, a North African sauce, brings smoky red warmth to the table with its exotic blend of coriander, caraway, paprika and red pepper.

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Cindy Pawlcyn's Mongolian Pork Chops

This Asian-accented pork chop from the popular Napa restaurant Mustards Grill is bathed in a hoisin sauce marinade and served with a spicy Chinese mustard dip.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Corn Tortillas

Michael Symon doesn't cut any corners in this from-scratch taco recipe: He serves the well-seasoned skirt steak slices with homemade corn tortillas, jalapeno-spiked tomatillo salsa and lime creme fraiche for a mix of sweet, spicy and zesty flavors.

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Grilled Chicken With Roasted Garlic-Oregano Vinaigrette

Fresh oregano livens up flavor while roasted garlic and honey add sweet depth to the vinaigrette dressing for this chicken recipe. Paired with hearty fingerlings, this herb-scattered meal moves quickly from grill to plate (and then is gone).

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Grilled Tuna with Basil Pesto

Freshly blended pesto makes the perfect accompaniment for mild, lightly seared tuna steaks.

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Italian-Style Burger

Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar give this all-American favorite an Italian twist, mixing parsley and pecorino into the burger patties and topping with provolone cheese.

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Delicioso Adobo Grilled Chicken

Look no further than homemade adobo seasoning to add Mexican spark to the simplest proteins. The collection of seductive spices like tart red achiote powder, cumin and lemon pepper mingles to lend a smoky heat and golden-grilled hue to this chicken.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Fruit

Michael tops cilantro- and mustard-marinated pork tenderloin with his take on mustard fruit (also known as mostarda in Italian) — a spicy mustard, pear and apricot condiment that would work well with many grilled-meat meals.

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Italian Flatbread (Piadina) With Fontina and Prosciutto

Giada chars easy homemade flatbread disks on the grill and spreads them with lemon-scented whole-milk ricotta for a rich base, followed by wide ribbons of nutty fontina and paper-thin prosciutto slivers.

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Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Give grilled chicken a makeover with a vibrant, summery pesto sauce made out of spinach and toasted pine nuts.

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Classic Burgers

Use this perfect, basic burger recipe as your benchmark. It's infinitely riffable, or nostalgic and satisfying if you're craving a classic.

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Grilled Salmon Steaks

These meaty salmon rounds could almost be mistaken for seaside filet mignon with Alton's technique for rolling the fish into thick steaks. Toasting spices in foil over the grill yields extra outdoor flavor in this perfectly cooked catch.

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Chicken With Mango Barbeque Sauce

Barbecue gets both a fruity fix and a spicy kick from juicy minced mango and jalapeno. A host of Southern staples like red wine vinegar, molasses and Worcestershire add a sticky sweet finish.

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South-of-the-Border Burgers

Add a little Mexican twist to your burgers with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and crumbled queso fresco.

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Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Giada's barbecue sauce is enriched with rich, savory balsamic vinegar for a flavor that marries well with any fire-kissed meat.

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TRI-TIP STEAK WITH TOMATO ROMESCO

While this bottom sirloin cut of beef is harder to come by (each cow has only one, Mark Bittman explains), it's the Romesco sauce from Catalonia that really sets this recipe apart. The tomato, garlic and sherry vinegar condiment possesses unique crunch and flavor thanks to toasted almonds.

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Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Top grilled pork tenderloin with a simple, refreshing chimichurri sauce for fire-kissed meat with Argentinian flair.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kelsey Nixon adds sweet, savory and spicy notes to her grilled cheddar cheese sandwich with the addition of apple, bacon and mustard.

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