Top 21 Father's Day Recipes

The most popular recipes for dear ol' Dad

It's the one day a year we set aside to celebrate dear ol' Dad and I promise you he would like nothing better than a great grill meal of some real traditional barbecue (even if he has to cook it himself). These recipes, last year's most popular. Of course, you might also consider some beef tri-tip, prime rib or seafood. Whatever you choose, make it something special.

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    Grilled Espresso Tri-Tips
    Grilled Espresso Tri-Tips. Ray Kachatorian/Getty Images

    Coffee is a great seasoning and works beautifully in marinades. The flavor isn't overbearing and will help to enhance the natural beefiness of any steak or roast.

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    Herbed Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aioli

    Herbed Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aioli
    Herbed Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aioli. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    This is a great alternative to the standard beef burger. While this recipe calls for beef, you can substitute with ground chicken or turkey. The tapenade aioli adds a level of creamy deliciousness that helps to brighten the herbed flavor of the patty.

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    Spicy Pulled Pork
    Spicy Pulled Pork. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    You can adjust the amount of red pepper used in this pulled pork recipe to increase or reduce it spiciness.

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    Cowboy Steak
    Cowboy Steak. Rusty Hill/Getty Images

    This is a fantastic way to add a southwestern flare to a porterhouse steak. With a quick sear on the grill, the chipotle paste is locked in making this dish very flavorful.

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    Finished Chicken
    Finished Chicken. Derrick Riches

    This basic variation of the "beer in the butt" chicken recipe combines the flavors of a great spice rub with the flavors steamed out of the beer can.

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    You will want to have your grill as hot as you can get it for this recipe. The idea is to get the seasonings to blacken before you flip the red snapper. Then serve it up with the lemon-butter sauce.

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    Grilled Corn with Shallot-Parsley Rub
    Grilled Corn with Shallot-Parsley Rub. Chien-Ju Shen/Getty Images

    Perfect for large quantity cooking, the savory butter compliments the sweetness of BBQ'd corn. Make the butter mixture ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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    To Die for Burgers
    To Die for Burgers. Ray Katchatorian/Getty Images

    Finely chopped garlic and onion built right into the burger patty and topped with spicy red peppers, red onion and cool avocado. This burger is loaded with flavor and perfect for cookouts and special occasions.

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    Smoked Beans
    Smoked Beans. James Baigrie/Getty Images

    To get that authentic smoked flavor into these barbecue beans, add pieces of smoked meat to it. I always try to save something back from any smoke so I have something to add to soups, beans, and more. Burnt ends are the perfect meat for these beans.

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    Grilled Hot Wings
    Grilled Hot Wings. wundervisuals/Getty Images

    These chicken wings are marinated in a sweet, flavorful mixture that keeps the chicken moist and gives it an incredible flavor. Heat is provided by a habanero chili that requires care when dicing.

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    Beer Brined Pork Chops
    Beer Brined Pork Chops. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    The beer brine helps to flavor and tenderize these pork chops. You'll be surprised at just how delicious and tender these turnout.

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    Peruvian Roasted Chicken - Cooked
    Peruvian Roasted Chicken - Cooked. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    This great rotisserie chicken recipe became hugely popular along the East Coast of the United States a few years back. Know as Super Chicken, El Pollo Rico, or Peruvian Chicken this is a tasty way to make a bird with enough flavor to satisfy anyone, but mild enough for everyone.

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    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce
    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a great way to prepare bacon wrapped asparagus on the grill. Quick and easy, with few ingredients. What more can you ask for?

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    Basil Butter Smothered Lobster Tails
    Basil Butter Smothered Lobster Tails. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    A simple and delicious recipe for lobster tails. The lobster is bathed in a basil butter sauce and grilled hot and fast.  So forget boiling lobster, try this recipe on the grill.  

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    Basic Pork Rub
    Basic Pork Rub. Daniel Scott/Flickr

    This classic pork rub is perfect for smoked pork roasts. This rub recipe is a particular favorite for pulled pork, however, this recipe can be used for ribs and chops too.

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    BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes
    BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes. Paul Poplis/Getty Images

    These are basically smoked potatoes with a herb and spice rub. Sounds like barbecue to me.

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    Barbecued Beef Short Ribs
    Barbecued Beef Short Ribs. Jacob Snavely/Getty Images

    A simple barbecued beef rib recipe starts out in a Dutch Oven and ends up on your grill. While you won't get a lot of authentic smoke flavor you will certainly get some great, tender ribs.

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    Chili Pepper Rub for Brisket
    Chili Pepper Rub for Brisket. Allison Miksch/Getty Images

    A good, simple rub for beef, particularly barbecue brisket. You can adjust the heat by using either hot or mild chili powder.

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    This is a classic prime rib recipe cooked on the grill. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough during cooking and to remove it from the grill when done. Be sure to grill indirectly and also use a drip pan to catch the drippings.

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    Best Odds Pulled Pork Sauce
    Best Odds Pulled Pork Sauce. Lauri Patterson/Getty Images

    This thin, vinegary sauce is added to pulled pork after it has been smoked and pulled. It helps to keep the meat moist and flavorful. 

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    Pork Ribs
    Pork Ribs. Derrick Riches

    These baby back ribs might not be bathed in smoke, but they still a lot of flavor. This slow cooked recipe will give you a great set of ribs even if can't prepare it outdoors.