Easy Grilling Recipes to Make Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day means it’s time to honor your dad or fatherly figure for being a positive role model and influence as you’ve grown up. If you want to show your dad how much you appreciate him, why not plan a special cookout!? Many of you probably have memories of your dad grilling out as you grew up, so now that you are older, return the favor by making a new memory with your dad of you taking on the grill! Whether this is the first time you spark the grill or it’s your hundredth time, this article will give you everything you need to know to make this Father’s Day something special.

How to Use a Gas Grill

Before diving into how to grill up these three delicious recipes, you first need to know how to operate a gas grill. Being aware of how to use it and how to exercise precaution while doing so is incredibly important in keeping you and your family safe.

Follow these simple steps to ensure that your grill is ready to cook on:

1. Prepare the Grill

To start, identify if your gas grill uses natural gas or propane. Propane tends to be more common and uses tanks as fuel, whereas natural gas is connected to your home’s gas line. If using propane, be sure to check how much is left in the tank so you can ensure you have enough to grill with.

2. Starting the Gas Grill

Starting the gas grill can sometimes be the most dangerous part of the process, so be sure to follow the directions exactly. First, open the lid of the grill so the gas does not collect in the cooking chamber. Next, if operating with propane, open the valve on the tank completely. After that, turn on your grill’s igniter button or use a lighter wand to light the burner. Lastly, turn the burner on high and allow the grill to heat up for around fifteen minutes.

3. Grilling

Before placing any food on the grill, clean the surface of the grill with a grill brush. Once clean, lay your food on the grill with enough room so nothing touches each other. It is recommended that you cook with direct heat where the fire is beneath the food (especially with the recipes we discuss in this article). Allow the food to cook with the lid closed until it is ready to flip. You can flip your food using a spatula or tongs. Once fully cooked, remove your food from the grill, turn off all the burners, close the propane valve, clean the grill surface again, and allow the grill to completely cool before closing the lid.

Tasty Cookout Recipes

Now that you are a gas grill master, let’s check out some easy and delicious recipes you can make for your one-of-a-kind dad this Father’s Day!

Onion and Garlic Burger

Nothing quite says summer like a nice burger on a warm bun with a little ketchup and mustard. But this burger adds some flavorful flair to your traditional burger by mixing in some onions and garlic. Be careful, though; Pops might start asking for this meal every Father’s Day!

To make this recipe you will need:


  • In a large-sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  • Place the mixed ingredients into the fridge and allow it to cool for around three hours.
  • Prepare your grill on high heat.
  • Roll the mixture into ½-inch thick patties and place them on the grill. Cook on each side for about three minutes. Once fully cooked, remove from the grill and serve!

Onion & Herb Marinated Steak

What better way to show your dad you love him than with a big, juicy steak dinner? Not only is steak a great source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins to keep Dad happy and healthy, but the addition of onions and herbs makes this dish unbeatable for Father’s Day. To see the sizzling finish product, visit the Spice World Onion & Herb Marinated Steak recipe!

To make this recipe you will need:


  • Combine the Spice World Easy Onion, lemon juice, ketchup, oregano, Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic, salt and pepper. In a resealable plastic bag, add the steak and prepared steak sauce. Be sure all sides of the steak are coated.
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to marinate. 
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the steak from the marinade and throw away the bag. 
  • Grill the steak for about 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Enjoy!

Garlic Butter Grilled Corn

Grilled corn is a great side dish or entree on a summer day or Father’s Day! Not only is corn tasty, but it is also a great source of vitamin C and plant protein! If daddio is looking for a meat alternative this Father’s Day, try making this yummy garlic butter grilled corn!

To make this recipe you will need:


  • Rinse the corn and remove the husks and silk.
  • Mix together the Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic, melted butter, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Rub the mixture on each ear of corn and then individually wrap each ear in aluminum foil until fully covered.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Once fully heated up, place each ear onto the grill and cook for 20-30 minutes, turning often. Once roasted, remove them from the grill and take off the foil. Enjoy!

This Father’s Day, switch it up and grill up something special for your dad with a surprise cookout. Not only will it spark up some old memories from your childhood, but it will also show Dad how much you care! Here’s to a full stomach and a happy Father’s Day from Spice World!

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