What if we told you there was a cooking appliance that could replicate the same great flavor created by an outdoor grill but that: 1) didn’t require you to leave the cozy confines of your kitchen; 2) posed no risk of runaway flare- ups; and 3) could get muscle-making meals on the table in a flash?

We’re talking about your oven broiler, that near-abandoned drawer with its lonely corrugated pan. It’s time to start cranking it up more often. Think of broiling as essentially upside-down grilling, in which a blast of intense heat penetrates food from above and, in turn, deliciously caramelizes, chars, crisps, and sears everything from meats to veggies to even fruits in a matter of minutes.

Here are five of the best broiler recipes for quick, flavor-packed meals.