Grilling out? 3 Simple Summer Recipes!

We have been working at the KOA in Bar Harbor, Maine for the last month and with the summer season on top of us, and hours increasing, it is important that I find quick ways to fix meals!  Since our main method of cooking is the grill, I’ve taken to doing some experimenting.  This week, I put together an amazing meal using Suddenly Salad Pasta Salad, and Spicy Chipotle Burgers and Corn on the Cob cooked on the grill!

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

I have to tell you, it was awesome!  I’d love to share the recipes with you and also to get in the spirit of summer fun, I want to also offer an exclusive $25 Gift Card giveaway for Sitcom Readers!

See the bottom of this post for the information on the giveaway!

So…want some great summer recipes?

suddenly salad grilling perfect partner

Let’s start with the pasta salad.  Did you know that Suddenly Salad is Grilling’s Perfect Partner?  Talk about an easy side dish.  You can find it at your local Publix store!  Click here for a great Suddenly Salad Pasta Coupon!

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

The great thing about Suddenly Salad is that you can mix it up ahead of time, pop it in the fridge and it makes a complimentary side dish for anything you make on the grill!  Folks will think you were slaving in the kitchen for hours.

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

Truth be known, all you have to do is boil the pasta for about 10 minutes, add the spice mix (included in the package), add a bit of olive oil and water- and there you go!  Suddenly Salad Classic is our favorite and we love it just as it is, but if you want variety, there are lots of great stir-in ideas on the package!

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

Doesn’t it look wonderful?  Let’s add a yummy Spicy Chipotle Burger and Corn on the Cob fresh from the grill!

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

Spicy Chipotle Burgers
Recipe Type: Grilling Recipes
Author: Suzy Myers
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 4
A fast and spicy meal that cooks quickly on the grill for a delicious summer treat!
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Small can Chipotle Chili Peppers in Adobo (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • Sliced Jack Cheese
  • Sliced Avocados
  1. Mix together the ground beef, chopped onion and chopped chipotle peppers
  2. Add in the cumin, salt and pepper and form into patties
  3. Cook on a grill for about 15 -20 minutes until done.
  4. Place on bun with a slice of Jack Cheese and sliced Avocados.
  5. Enjoy!


cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

The Spicy Chipotle Burgers go well with the easy Suddenly Salad Pasta Salad, and for another easy meal addition, let’s look at grilled corn!

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

Simply remove the husk and silk from fresh corn, brush on olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.  Then roll in aluminum foil and place on a hot grill.

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

Both the corn and the burgers only need to cook for about 15 – 20 minutes.

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

We ate this yummy meal this evening at the picnic table while watching the sun set over the park.  Want to see the view?

sunset oceanside koa

Beautiful, isn’t it?   There is nothing nicer than sitting down to a nice summer meal fresh off the grill and watching a beautiful sunset.

Want some more great recipe ideas using Suddenly Salad?  Or….

How about a $25 Cash Gift Card Giveaway?

cooking on the grill chipotle burgers and corn on cob

How about both?  To enter, simply go to Suddenly Salad, check out the recipes and come back here and let me know which one you want to try for your summer cookout!

Giveaway Rules: The giveaway has been sponsored by Suddenly Salad, Publix, and hosted by Suzy’s Sitcom. The #SuddenlySalad Giveaway – $25 Gift Card begins on May 15, 2015 12:00 AM (midnight) Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM ET. No purchase is necessary to enter or win!

This giveaway is open only to those participants who are: (i) legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, and (ii) who are at least 18 years old. This giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, municipal and local laws and regulations. Void outside the fifty (50) United States/D.C. and where prohibited by law.

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  • Laura | Food Fun Family July 18, 2016, 4:06 pm

    All of these look great! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week.

  • Anonymous July 17, 2016, 3:53 pm

    Great looking Summer cookout!
    Thanks so much for sharing at TOHOT!

  • Kim~madeinaday July 12, 2016, 3:08 pm

    Looks great I’ll be right over, lol.Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!

  • Cindy D May 29, 2015, 7:54 am

    Layered Mexican definitely

  • Lisa @ Fun Money Mom May 28, 2015, 9:21 am

    This looks yummy! I always love a good pasta salad!

    Visiting from Your Turn To Shine

  • Megin May 27, 2015, 12:31 pm

    This is a great idea and it would be perfect for the Summer Series I’m doing in June “30 Days of Summer”. I’d love for you to consider joining us for the series; it’s a great way to get exposure! You could submit this post or even write a new one. The rules are simple:
    * Select a Date in June
    * Select a Topic related to Summer
    * Have the post written in html with pictures and emailed to Megin by due date (5 days prior to post date)
    * Write and Introduction and Link back to your own Blog
    It’s that simple! Please let me know if you’d like to join us and I’ll let you know what dates I have open.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  • Laura J May 25, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Oh they all look so good! I would make the Quick Antipasto Pasta Salad first! I love getting something like that at the deli….would LOVE to be able to make my own at home! YUM!

  • Pam May 23, 2015, 9:15 am

    I would love to try the layered Mexican salad. Yum! Thanks!

  • Kristen May 20, 2015, 1:47 am

    I want to try the Layered Mexican Salad.

  • Elena May 18, 2015, 7:15 pm

    I want to try the grilled Caesar pasta salad

  • Anonymous May 18, 2015, 3:54 pm

    That looks so good with the perfect outside view! I love enjoying dinner outside with family and friends! I would love to try the Chicken Pesto Salad!

  • liz torres May 18, 2015, 8:04 am

    Sunny brocolli salad sounds great!

  • Anonymous May 18, 2015, 7:57 am

    I would like to try the sunny brocolli salad!

  • LaTanya May 17, 2015, 8:13 pm

    grilled casear pasta salad

  • Anonymous May 17, 2015, 3:58 pm

    I would love to try the Southwestern Ranch Pasta salad recipe, however they all look great! I use Suddenly Salads often 🙂

  • Nancy D May 16, 2015, 10:45 pm

    Your meals always look so yummy! I just might invite myself over one of these days 🙂 Bet you have the campground drooling with the BBQ smells! I would like to try the Tuscan style tomato pasta. Looks so good!

  • Diane May 16, 2015, 8:21 pm

    I would like to try the Mexican Party Salad the next time I have company.

  • Janet May 16, 2015, 1:55 pm

    The California Chicken BLT Salad sound great to me. Thanks for the recipes and the give away.

  • carolyn May 16, 2015, 12:11 pm

    The Sunny Broccoli salad looks delicious!

  • Lauren May 16, 2015, 10:00 am

    I would like to try the Chicken Pesto Salad.

  • Savannah Hickman May 16, 2015, 7:18 am

    The California Chicken BLT is one that I MUST try…and very soon!

  • Tina May 16, 2015, 3:17 am

    I love suddenly salad so much my favorite one of those recipes is the layered Mexican Party Salad

  • Teri May 16, 2015, 2:47 am

    I love salads in the summer and these look so yummy! I want to try the ceaser salad. I love these with a steak instead of a baked potato. Also the Sunny broccoli salad I have to try. Tks Suzy!

  • Sunny C May 16, 2015, 1:36 am

    Thank-You so very much for posting this Suzy, as I am trying to plan what I will make for the Memorial Day Holiday.
    This is just what I needed to read!!! All of the Salads look Yummy, But these really appeal to me!!
    I am planning to make three of the Salads!!! They are: “Sunny Broccoli Pasta Salad” “Quick Antipasto Pasta Salad” and “Greek Tossed Pasta Salad”
    Thank-You for the chance!! Your view in Bar Harbor looks Beautiful!!!
    Take Care 🙂

  • Diana G May 15, 2015, 11:21 pm

    The California Chicken BLT Salad sounds great !! Thanks for the chance to win

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