Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done steak. However, the possibilities don’t end there.
By mixing and matching traditional grilled classics with options that have a variety of textures and flavors, you can shake up your at-home menu and add new favorites to your routine this grilling season.
One ingredient to consider adding to your repertoire is Mrs. T’s Pierogies, which are available in 14 flavors. They’re stuffed with creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy goodness and you can grill them right alongside your favorite barbecue fare. Find more grilling recipes and ideas at mrstspierogies.com.
Grilled Pierogies with Steak and Chimichurri
Recipe courtesy of Susie Bulloch of “Hey Grill Hey”
1 package Mrs. T’s Classic Onion Pierogies
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tri-tip steak (2 to 3 pounds)
1 cup fresh Italian parsley, packed
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
To prepare Pierogies: With clean hands, toss pierogies in olive oil.
To prepare Tri-Tip Steak: In small bowl, combine salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder; season steak on all sides.
To make Chimichurri Sauce: In food processor, pulse parsley, cilantro, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, red pepper, salt and black pepper until well combined but small pieces of herbs remain. Pour into serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Heat grill to 400 degrees F for two-zone cooking. Grill steak over direct heat 3 to 4 minutes per side.
After flipping steak, place pierogies over indirect heat.
Close grill lid and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
Move steak to indirect heat and move pierogies to direct heat.
Remove from grill when pierogies are golden brown and steak is cooked to preferred doneness. Allow steak to rest before slicing.
Layer one pierogi, one slice steak and drizzle of chimichurri sauce to assemble each bite.