8 Super Bowl Grilling Ideas

By posted January 27th, 2016 at 11:25 AM

The Super Bowl is around the corner, and nothing accompanies beer and football better than food from the barbecue!  In order to help you plan your super bowl party, we have compiled 8 super bowl recipes perfect for the barbecue!

Grilled Garlic Bread

Nothing is more delicious than blending classic garlic bread with grilled flavours .  You can also add cheese between two pieces, and make a garlic grilled cheese!  Trust us, this simple recipe will be a hit with your super bowl guests!  Treat your super bowl guests to this simple yet delicious appetizer.  Get the recipe here!

Grilled Pigs in a Blanket

This is a fun twist to a super bowl favourite!   It’s easy to make, and quite convenient if you are already grilling on the BBQ.  You can easily spice up this recipe by using sausage and adding your favourite dressing like spreading the pastry with ½ tsp mustard, and topping with ½ tsp sauerkraut!
Get the recipe here!

Grilled Nachos

There is no super bowl party unless there are nachos! This recipe is simple to prepare, but you can take it to the next level by adding grilled BBQ chicken.  Get the recipe here!

Grilled Chicken Wings

Chicken wings on the grill can be tricky, but they are so much tastier than from the oven!  The key to grilling chicken wings is to constantly keep turning the wings while they are cooking, and don’t add the sauce until they are done! Get the recipe here!

Grilled Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Ok we need to confess that the only part of this recipe that is grilled is the artichokes (these would be delicious just on their own).  But if you already have the grill going, you can also use it to bake the dip.  Trust us, you’ll be happy we included it on this list!  Get the recipe here!

Grilled Mozzarella Jalapenos

There is absolutely nothing we can add to this recipe.  The heat from the jalapenos blends so perfectly with the mozzarella that will surely impress even your spice-averse super bowl guests! Get the recipe here!

Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks

We at Coleman® BBQs are obsessed with bacon.  Ok we admit they don’t use a barbecue in this video, but this recipe can be easily cooked on a barbecue.  The key is to preheat the grill for 10 minutes on HI, and then turn it down to LOW once you put on the bacon wrapped mozzarella sticks.  Make sure to watch your grill, and don’t forget to empty your grease cup after grilling! Get the recipe here!

Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

Last, but far from being least, the grilled chicken quesadilla will perfectly complement the grilled nachos as it shares many of the same ingredients.  Trust us, your super bowl guests will not be able to stop at just one piece! Get the recipe here!

Hopefully we have convinced you to change up your super bowl party routine with our suggestions!  If you do plan on grilling on super bowl Sunday, don’t forget to check out our winter grilling tips! Happy Grilling!

Spice-Rubbed Steak and Mediterranean Pasta Salad

By posted October 6th, 2015 at 4:07 PM
spice-rubbed steak

Quick and easy spice-rubbed steak salad dinner idea, that you can dress up for the weekend or dress down during the week!

8-10 servings
Prep Time: 
15 min
Total Time: 
40 min 


  • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 lb beef trip loin or top sirloin grilling steak, 1 inch thick, cubed
  • 3 cups large pasta shapes (penne or rigatoni)
  • 2 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper, seeded and cut into chunk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 cup yellow beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • lemon wedges

Directions for Round Steak

  1. Combine hot sauce, half the thyme the garlic and chili powder in medium bowl to make smooth paste. Add beef cubes and stir to coat. Thread cubes onto 10 soaked wooden skewers; cover and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Salad: Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to large bowl. Meanwhile, toss together tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, garlic and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Broil or grill in grilling basket, turning occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 15 minutes. Set aside
  3. Grill beef skewers, over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Add blanched snow peas and green and yellow beans to pasta. Add green onions, feta cheese, and remaining thyme and oil; toss together. Season to taste with a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with beef skewers or remove beef from skewers and toss with pasta salad.

For a more straightforward presentation, use the spice-rubbed steak whole, grilling for 12-14 minutes, turning at least twice, for medium-rare doneness 145°F(63°C). Let rest for 5 minutes, carve into thin slices and toss with salad ingredients; serve on salad plates.


JULY HOT SAUCE OF THE MONTH: Cajohn’s Bourbon Infused Chipotle Habanero Sauce!

By posted July 27th, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Pepper Palace’s Hot Sauce Choice for July! For July, our choice for hot sauce of the month is Cajohn’s Bourbon Infused Chipotle Habanero Sauce! The sweetness from the Jim Beam Bourbon is the first flavour to hit your tongue. Afterwards you’ll taste the smokiness from the chipotle peppers followed by the heat from the habanero… Continue Reading

Big Baste Round Steak

By posted June 3rd, 2015 at 2:29 PM
Round Steak

Lots of folks ask us how best to grill round steak. We like ours steeped and finished with a flavourful BIG Baste.

8 servings
Prep Time: 
5 min
Total Time: 
20 min 


  • 1 cup chives
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Beef Inside or Outside Round Marinating Steak, 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) thick

Directions for Round Steak

  1. Combine steak sauce, garlic, mustard and onions in large sealable freezer bag. Remove 1/4 cup (50 mL) EACH for basting and dipping.
  2. Pierce steak all over; add to bag and refrigerate for 8 or up to 12 hours. Discard marinade. Pat steak dry with paper towel; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Grill over medium-high heat, brushing with reserved basting sauce, for 14 to 16 minutes, turning at least twice, for medium-rare doneness 145°F(63°C).
  4. Transfer to cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let stand for 5 minutes before carving on an angle into thin slices. Serve with reserved dipping sauce.

Round Steak Sauce Options:

  • Chipotle Big Baste: Add 1/3 cup (75 mL) salsa and 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
  • Coulis-Style Big Baste: Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) of your favourite fruit jam and 2 tbsp (30 mL) fruit juice, such as apple or orange.
  • Honey Ginger Big Baste: Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey and 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh ginger.


Grilling Tip: Rest Your Steak!

By posted April 22nd, 2015 at 9:24 AM
Rest your steak

Have you ever bought a perfectly marbled, thick cut steak from your butcher? One that inspires daydreams of a crispy and caramelized outside paired with a tender, melt-in-your mouth, and juicy inside?  Unless you are a vegetarian (and maybe ever if you are) you know exactly what I am talking about… So you rush home,… Continue Reading