7 meaty recipes you must grill for dad this Father's Day

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By LISA LOZANO

What better way to thank dad for all his hard work than to let him put the grilling spatula down for a night and grill him up baby back ribs, steak, burgers or dogs? Read on for 7 ways to grill meat to show dad how much you care.

Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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If you really want the dad in your life to feel appreciated – make him these mouth-watering baby back ribs. Get the ribs going by simmering in a pot of water on the stove, then finish off on the grill with a homemade BBQ sauce for a sweet and smoky flavor.

Katie Lee's West Virginia-Style Hot Dogs

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If the dad in your life is a no-frills but big flavor kind of guy, Katie Lee's delicious slaw and chili-slathered dogs are for him. And this is an easy dish to whip up at the end of a long day celebrating dad.

Bobby Flay's Nacho Dogs

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If dad likes a little spice, try Bobby Flay's nacho dogs. These dogs are topped with a homemade salsa, Monterey jack cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, tortilla chips and cilantro.

Grilled Pinwheel Steaks

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This recipe will really wow dad (and the rest of the family). Roll skirt steaks with lemon zest, herbs and spices, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, tie, slice and grill. Delish!

Buffalo Burgers

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If dad is the adventurous type, try these buffalo burgers. They deliver a kick and will satisfy a taste for something different.

Five-Ingredient Grilled Steaks

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If dad loves a classic, juicy steak, this will be a home run. Coat two New York strip steaks with garlic oil and salt and pepper. Grill to your desired doneness and enjoy!

Big Smacker Daym Drops Burger

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Last, but not least, we have the big daddy of all burgers, the masterpiece Big Smacker burger that Rach created for YouTube burger expert Daym Drops. This triple-decker creation features bacon, a special sauce, onion, lettuce, cheese and pickles. Perfection!

What do you traditionally cook for a Father's Day celebration? Tell us in the comments.

Watch this video for even more unique Father's Day grilling recipes:

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