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22 Hard Rock Cafe Copycat Recipes

You no longer have to travel to get your Hard Rock Cafe fix. Make all of your favorites in your own kitchen.

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Inspired by: Original Legendary® BurgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Original Legendary® Burger

Every family has a burger of choice, and this is ours. It's stacked tall with bacon and crunchy onion rings. —Paula Homer, Nampa, Idaho

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Inspired by: Barbecue Chicken

The kids always say “prepare to lick your lips” when we have friends over for barbecue chicken. I’m proud of this dish, the first recipe I ever created. —Sue Thomas, Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Inspired by: Cauliflower WingsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Cauliflower Wings

These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds deep flavor and gives it an irresistible crunch. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Inspired by: California Style Cobb SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: California Style Cobb Salad

I turned barbecue chicken into a major salad with romaine and carrots, sweet peppers and avocados. That’s how I got my family to eat more veggies. —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah

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Inspired by: Southwest Spring RollsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Southwest Spring Rolls

Moderately crispy with a rich and creamy filling, these semi-spicy appetizers taste like they’ve been fried. —Danielle Booth, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Inspired by: Margherita FlatbreadTaste of Home

Inspired by: Margherita Flatbread

Grilled flatbread is a tasty way to put fresh garden vegetables to use. It's so versatile: Simply change up the vegetables and cheese to suit your family's taste. It also works well indoors, cooked on a grill pan with a lid. —Carly Curtin, Ellicott City, Maryland.

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Inspired by: Hard Rock’s Savory Artisan FriesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Hard Rock’s Savory Artisan Fries

These fries are always popular with my meat-and-potatoes bunch. The cheesy seasoning can easily double as a flavorful baked potato topper, too.—Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia

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Inspired by: Cheesecake made with Oreo® Cookie Pieces

I used to think cheesecake sounded intimidating, but since I started making them I can’t stop! This simple but special cookie-topped version will make your family feel fussed over. —Rose Yoder, Middlebury, Indiana

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Inspired by: BBQ Pulled Pork SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

While I don't enjoy drinking beer, I love cooking with it. This quick recipe also goes great on plain hamburger buns with a side of slaw. —Renee Herrington, Plano, Texas

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Inspired by: Black Bean & Quinoa BurgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Black Bean & Quinoa Burger

These juicy veggie patties have major flavor with cumin, garlic and a little chili powder. They hold their own against any veggie burger you‘d buy at the supermarket. —Marguerite Shaeffer, Sewell, New Jersey

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Inspired by: Hickory-Smoked Ribs

Inspired by: Hickory-Smoked Ribs

When my family thinks of summer grilling, it's ribs all the way. Our Asian-inspired recipe is a welcome change from the usual barbecue-sauce versions. —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

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Inspired by: Famous Fajitas

Inspired by: Famous Fajitas

Zesty salsa and tender strips of steak make these traditional fajitas extra special. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Inspired by: Homemade Apple Cobbler

Especially when I'm just serving a dessert, I like to prepare this. I'll usually make it with fresh apples, but I've also sometimes used home-canned ones. —Phyllis Hinck, Lake City, Minnesota

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Inspired by: Cowboy Rib Eye

Use the smoke of the grill to flavor the ribeyes, then pass them with garlicky butter for a standout entree your friends and family always remember. —Arge Salvatori, Little Ferry, New Jersey

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Inspired by: Hickory Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger

Inspired by: Hickory Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger

I can't take all the credit for these winning burgers. My husband's uncle passed down the special barbecue sauce recipe. We love it on was only natural to try it on, and in, burgers. Add cheese and bacon to take them over the top. —Rhoda Troyer, Glenford, Ohio

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Inspired by: Wings with Tangy Sauce

I took these slow-cooked wings to work, and they vanished before I even got a bite! The tangy sauce is lip-smacking good. —Sherry Pitzer, Troy, Missouri

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Inspired by: Grilled Norwegian Salmon

It only takes four ingredients and a few moments of time to make this delightful main dish. —Tara Ernspiker, Falling Waters, West Virginia

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Inspired by: Classic Nachos with Grilled Chicken

What's game day without can't-stop-munching nachos? Featuring layers of crunchy tortilla chips, black beans and a creamy, smoky chicken mixture, this appetizer will disappear before the second quarter. —Whitney Smith, Winterhen, Florida

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Inspired by: Guinness® Bacon CheeseburgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Guinness® Bacon Cheeseburger

This juicy cheeseburger has big flavors to satisfy even the heartiest appetites. It always impresses at our cookouts. —Amber Nicholson, Winooski, Vermont

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Inspired by: Classic Club SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by: Classic Club Sandwich

I created this chicken sandwich recipe based on a meal my daughter ordered at a restaurant. She likes to dip her sandwich in the extra honey-mustard sauce. —Marilyn Moberg, Papillion, Nebraska

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Inspired by: Hot Fudge BrownieTaste of Home

Inspired by: Hot Fudge Brownie

Cap off dinner with these Brownie Sundaes. With prepared brownies, I can fix this sweet treat in a flash. For extra flair, I roll the ice cream in pecans before placing them on top of the brownies. It's a perfect finish to a mouthwatering meal. —Ruth Lee, Troy, Ontario

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Inspired by: Tupelo Chicken Tenders

These crunch-coated chicken tenders are a little sweet, a little tangy and a whole lot of fun. In half an hour, your family's new favorite dish is ready to eat. When I have extra time, I roast garlic and add it to the sauce. —Andreann Geise, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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