Fire up the grill because winter is finally over and spring grilling season is finally upon us! Tired of the same-old-same-old recipes? We have a few ideas to shake up your taste buds!

Jalapeño Burgers with Gorgonzola

Burgers are great and a known staple of grilling, but how do you make a revolutionary burger that’s elevated above your standard cheddar, pickles, mustard, and ketchup? By adding caramelized onions, jalapeños, and a new variety of cheese like gorgonzola. These burgers are easy to make and we even suggest chopping the peppers and adding them into the ground beef mix for an even mix of heat and crunch with your beef patties.

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Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

Spring is about sweet and tropical flavors mixed together. Add some smoke with these delicious whiskey pineapple chicken breasts. While the recipe calls for bourbon specifically, we recommend other forms of whiskey like Canadian maple whiskey for a sweeter chicken! Do you want a juicier, softer chicken breast? Marinate the chicken in the bourbon, pineapple, hoisin, and Worcestershire marinate for a full two days instead of the recommended single day. Whether it’s a special dinner or a cookout, you’ll impress just about anyone with this recipe.

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Ginger-Glazed Salmon

Salmon may be one of the black sheep of cookouts, but this simple recipe means that a full fillet can be used in a large variety of ways. In a salad, on tacos, or on a bun – this recipe is so easy anyone can do it. Simply assemble the glaze using the four main ingredients of maple syrup, ginger root, low-sodium soy sauce, and garlic cloves. The next step? Place your salmon on an oiled grill rack over medium heat with the skin up, brush on the glaze and you’re done!

The Unbeatable Spring Grilling Frank

Hot dogs and franks are a must-have for every barbecue. Much like burgers, sausages can be simply upgraded by choosing different flavors of sausage or toppings. We recommend this great recipe for sausage and pepper sandwiches. Cook your sausages in a stockpot with beer, mustard, and ketchup before adding in the sausages and onions. Since this recipe has more of a kick and plenty of flavors we recommend Hippey’s Cheese Franks for a milder sausage that pairs well with the components. After you combine the peppers and the flavors get to know each other, remove from heat and grill your sausages covered as normal, find some toasty buns, and serve deliciousness to your friends and family.