15 Recipes for Summer, No Grill Required
Whether you don't own a grill, the weather isn't optimal for outdoor cooking, or you just don't want to fuss with the set up, there are plenty of dishes you can make this summer without the grill. Cookout favorites like blackened chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, and kebabs can easily be cooked on your stovetop or baked in the oven with fantastic results. These 15 main dishes show just how versatile your summer cooking can be, even without a grill.
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
The heavily spiced rub for this chicken adds a kick of heat that can't be beat. If you're missing that smoky grilled flavor, use smoked paprika instead of regular.
Oven Baked BBQ Ribs
Baking the ribs low and slow for three hours ends up with fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. "This SO exceeded my expectations," says reviewer naples34102. "Hubby is a master griller, so I was surprised when he said he was really impressed with these ribs!"
Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Just a handful of ingredients are needed to create this show stopping seafood dish. Tilapia bakes up to flaky perfection with tangy lemon and rich butter.
Onion and Cheddar Burgers
Ready in under half an hour, these super savory burgers are sure to become a family favorite. The patties are infused with onion, Cheddar, and Worcestershire sauce for a burst of flavor in every bite.
A cast iron skillet is key to creating these perfectly charred chicken breasts. The skillet's even heating blackens the seasoning rub before the chicken is finished up by baking in the oven.
Coney Island Hot Dogs
Bring the excitement of Coney Island to your dinner table with this recipe for loaded hot dogs. The meat sauce simmers for an hour to ensure plenty of rich flavor.
Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak
If grilled steak and peppers sounds tasty, then let the slow cooker do all the work for you instead. In this recipe, sirloin, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes simmer away for an incredibly flavorful dinner.
In only 10 minutes, you can have perfectly tender shrimp on your dinner table. Eat them as-is with a nice side salad, or sprinkle them on top of a bowl of linguini for a decadent meal.
Greek Chicken Skewers
Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions
"My family has been using this very simple and delicious recipe for sausage, peppers, and onions for years and years now," says recipe creator GIGI9801. "For an extra kick, try using half sweet sausage and half hot sausage!"
Baked Round Steak in Barbeque Sauce
Get all the flavor of barbeque without the hassle of setting up your grill. These steaks cook up in the oven for oven an hour, which results in incredibly tender cuts.
Basic Air Fryer Hot Dogs
For extra snappy hot dogs, the air fryer is here to save the day. Simply toss them in the appliance for 3 minutes and you'll be ready to serve.
Already flavored up with ketchup and Cheddar cheese, these mini burgers are full of summertime flavor. If you're serving them to company, make the burgers and set out toppings for a build your own slider bar.
Marinated Baked Pork Chops
Reviewer KristinMiller says, "My pork chops were GONE. Even my 2 year old that won't eat meat devoured [them]!" If you like your dishes extra saucy, several reviewers suggested doubling the marinade.
Venison Kabobs with Sweet and Smoky Sauce
These kabobs are bursting with flavor thanks to heavy hitters in the marinade like ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and honey. The end result is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.