The 50 Most Mouthwatering BBQ Recipes

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Well, by my reckoning we’ve got about one more month before the weather starts to turn and Autumn raises its red and golden head.  So, while there’s still time to sit outside without a jumper, why not invite over some friends, dust off that grill and make the most of these amazing BBQ recipes? 

Burgers & Beef

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People go to BBQ’s with certain expectations and burgers are one of them.  Failing that, a big juicy steak makes a very satisfactory alternative.  Omit both at your peril…

1- Grilled London Broil Recipe – Spicy Southern Kitchen

2 – Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe – Food52

3 – Burgers with Sautéd Mushrooms, Arugula and Dijon Aioli – How Sweet It Is

4 – Summer’s Best Burger? – A Spicy Perspective

5 – Roasted Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burgers with Smoky BBQ Aioli – How Sweet It Is

6 – Southwestern pulled brisket – smitten kitchen


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For those of you watching your weight, chicken tends be more on the lighter side – but what it lacks in calories, it makes up for in taste.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner…

7 – Chilli Garlic Chicken Skewers with Yoghurt Sauce – How Sweet It Is

8 – Grilled Chicken Breasts with Chive Herb Butter – foodiecrush

9 – Coconut Honey Lime Filipino Chicken Adobo Skewers – Half Baked Harvest

10 – Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers with fresh summer peaches – Feasting at Home

11 – Grilled Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad – How Sweet It Is

12 – Corinne Trang’s Korean Barbecued Chicken – The Wednesday Chef

13 – Peach-Whiskey Barbecue Chicken – The Pioneer Woman Cooks/Ree Drummond

14 – Lemon and Sweet Pepper Chicken Kebabs – Lavender and Lovage

Pork & Ribs
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A well marinated spare rib is a beautiful thing. Now is the time to grab the kitchen roll, lose your inhibitions and get stuck in!

15 – Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches – foodiecrush

16 – Grilled Spareribs with Cherry Cola Glaze – Spicy Southern Kitchen

17 – Secret to Barbecue Baby Back Ribs – foodiecrush

18 – Barbecued Pork Shoulder – Simply Recipes

19 – Apple Spice Baby Backs –

20 – Vermont Maple Glazed Pig Candy Ribs –


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Certainly in the UK, it’s quite rare to get fish on the BBQ – which is a shame because it’s really rather wonderful.  The delicate flavour of the fish is complimented so well by the smoky, char-grilling. Well,  smoked salmon for goodness’ sake!

21 – Grilled Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Sauce – foodiecrush

22 – Chinese Grilled Shrimp – Steamy Kitchen Recipes

23 – Grilled Branzino with Rosemary Vinaigrette – Simply Recipes

24 – Grilled Swordfish with Lemon and Caper Sauce -Food52

25 – Grilled Tuna Kebabs – Simply Recipes

26 – Salmon Skewers with Cucumber Yoghurt Sauce – Sprouted Kitchen


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You didn’t think I’d forgotten you did you? Actually, even for those non-veggies among you, I’d recommend giving some of these a go.  It’s a wonderful way to bring out the beautiful flavours of the great seasonal produce that’s available in summer.

27 – Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers – foodiecrush

28 – Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa & Grilled Bread – Half Baked Harvest

29 – Grilled Artichokes – Simply Recipes

30 – Charred Corn with Rosemary Grilled Pizza and Crushing On Naturally Ella – foodiecrush

31 – Grilled Sweet Potato Skewers with Halloumi – Naturally Ella

32 – Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Caesar Dressing – Slim Palate

33 – Barbecued Eggplant (Aubergine) – Saveur

34 – Cajun Spiced Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers – Tinned Tomatoes


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Now I’m all for a big slab of barbecued meat, but I do like a little something else besides. My husband would disagree, but that’s his loss!

35 – Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese. – How Sweet It Is

36 – Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze – foodiecrush

37 – Grilled Pineapple and Corn Salsa – Bev Cooks

38 – Grilled Watermelon Salad plus a Watermelon Margarita – Verses From My Kitchen

39 – The Best Barbecue Beans – Serious Eats

40 – Grilled Vegetables with Za’atar Vinaigrette – David Lebovitz


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Isn’t it annoying when you finish grilling all your food and the charcoal still has loads of cooking time left in it?  Feels like such a waste.  Fear not! There’s always pud…

41 – Campfire Grilled Smore Calzones – Half Baked Harvest

42 – Toasted Marshmallow Charred Bread and Banana Sticks with Chocolate Fondue – Martha Stewart

43 – Grilled Shortcake Skewers – betsylife


These recipes were too good to leave out but too abstract to fit in any of my other categories. ‘Lambypops’? Greatest name ever. Plus, that BBQ sauce sounds so easy and so delicious that it’s almost a crime not to make some for every BBQ…

44 – Marinated Greek Lamb Souvlaki recipe (Skewers) with Pita and Tzatziki – My Greek Dish

45 – Grilled Leg of Lamb – not without salt

46 – Szechuan Lambypops with Cilantro Chimichurri – Food52

47 – Apple Cider BBQ Sauce – Amuse Your Bouche


Strawberry Peach Cordial

I couldn’t do a list of BBQ recipes without including a few drinks.  There’s something about eating outdoors that inspires a bit more creativity – plus it’s a great excuse to use more of those wonderful seasonal ingredients… This time, I’ve chosen a few of my own – didn’t want to leave ALL the work to the guys in the posts above!

48 – Strawberry Peach Iced Tea – Eat Drink Cook

49 – My Perfect Sangria – Eat Drink Cook

50 – Pimms

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Now, I was going to include a recipe for My Perfect Pimms here but as luck would have it, the lovely people at Pimms have sent me a selection of Pimms Drinks to try so I thought I’d tell you about those instead (my Pimms recipe coming soon though!)

Pictured above is Pimms Summer Crush, which combines the frozen taste of Pimms with hints of strawberry and cucumber.

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Or what about Pimms Cider Cup? 

This is a wonderfully British combination of the crisp taste of English cider and the glorious flavours of Pimm’s. It wouldn’t be the same without a hint of strawberry and cucumber, so the makers of Pimm’s have kindly added that in too. There’s no need for chopping – it’s a union made in heaven.

Colette Broomhead

I am a mum of 2 boys and I live in Nottingham. When I'm not cooking, I run my own business as a business coach. My passions are my boys, gaming and of course, all things food and drink!

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