The Best Recipes for Grilling

There is nothing like a summer cook-out. Everyone comes for the promise of good food and stays for the good company. Wind & Willow makes entertaining easy with delicious flavor combinations that can be used to enhance your grill go-tos and maybe even inspire your to try grilling a few unexpected items like mushrooms and jalapenos!

Jalapeno Peach Chicken

Jalapeno Peach Chicken

This recipe creates the perfect sweet, savory, tangy marinade for any cut of chicken. Once your grill reaches 350 degrees, cook your chicken for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Glaze the grilled chicken with reserved marinade for extra Jalapeno Peach flavor.

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Just 3 ingredients are needed to create these juicy, bite-sized appetizers on the grill. While your grill preheats to 400 degrees, fill each mushroom cap with cream cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer Mix. Sprinkle them with topping before placing them in a grill safe pan (we love using a large cast iron skillet). Cook for 12 to 15 minutes and enjoy warm. Check out the full recipe here.

Chipotle Burger

This might be the simplest and most delicious recipe on our list. Gently combine 2 lbs of ground beef with Chipotle Cheddar Dip Mix. Form patties and grill as you normally would. This adds so much flavor with minimal effort. Try other combinations with dip mixes like Asiago & Roasted Garlic, Back at the Ranch, or Roasted Red Pepper.

Gourmet Burger Sauce


Ranch burger? Cheesy Bacon burger? These flavor combos are easy to add to your burger with Savory Wind & Willow Dips. Combine your favorite with mayo and sour cream to create a gourmet burger. We love the idea of making a few different dips and letting your guests decide on their flavor of choice!

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Jalapenos stuffed with a savory cream cheese filling and wrapped with bacon… how could that get any better! These tasty morsels can be prepped ahead of time and be thrown on the grill as guests arrive. No one will be able to resist their smoky, spicy, savory flavor.

From burgers to bacon, everything tastes better fresh off the grill. These delicious classics are made even better with gourmet flavor combinations that will make your friends and family think you took ages prepping and planning your menu.

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Grilling Tips and Ideas

Marinate to Infuse Flavor

Infuse your meat and veggies with flavor by marinating them before grilling. Combine 1 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of vinegar or citrus juice (lemon or lime). Mix in a Wind & Willow Dip Mix such as Roasted Red Pepper, Back at the Ranch, or Fiesta Ranchero. To the mixture add your meat (in a separate bowl or zipper top bag, you can also marinate vegetables). Stir to coat each piece and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes (up to four hours) . Remove the meat and veggies and place on paper towels to catch excess moisture. Grill vegetables until slightly softened and meats until appropriate internal temperature is reached.

Pick a Contrasting Dip

You’ve kicked up the flavor with the marinade, now let’s add even more depth with another layer of flavor.  If you marinated with spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Mix, try dipping your meat (or kabobs as pictured) into a cool Cucumber Dill Dip Mix or Asiago & Roasted Garlic Dip Mix prepared as directed on the packaging. If you marinated with something cool and tangy like Back at the Ranch Dip Mix, try dipping your grilled masterpiece into something with a little kick like Chipotle Cheddar Dip Mix.

Grill up a Side Dish

While you have the grill hot, why not grill up your side dish as well? Try one of our grilled side dish recipes to complete your summer meal. Roasted Corn is as simple as combining Roasted Red Pepper Dip Mix and oil, then coating fresh corn before roasting it on the grill. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos are stuffed with the classic BLT Cheeseball and Appetizer mix, wrapped in bacon, and then thrown on the grill until the bacon is nice and crispy. Another great grilled side dish are Zucchini Boats. Just spread some prepared Bruscetta Cheeseball & Appetizer Mix on to zucchini halves and cover with fresh tomatoes and cheese. Grill them until the cheese has melted and zucchini has began to soften.  

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We hope these ideas and recipes inspire you to gather with your family and create memories over good food. We love to see how you are using Wind & Willow products whether you are preparing them according to the directions right on the box, cooking up one of our hundreds of recipes online, or creating your own original recipe. Tag us in pictures of your creations on Instagram and Facebook @WindandWillowFoods for a chance to be featured!