You Can Make These Delicious Dishes on The BBQ at Home

You Can Make These Delicious Dishes on The BBQ at Home

Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a BBQ novice, there's always room to experiment with new flavours and techniques. From mouth-watering meats to vegetarian delights and even some unexpected sweet treats, the possibilities are endless. So, grab your tongs and apron, because we've got 25 fantastic recipes to make your next barbecue bash a hit!

1. Classic BBQ Ribs

There's nothing quite like the tender, fall-off-the-bone goodness of classic BBQ ribs. Start by rubbing your ribs with a mix of brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne for some heat. Slow-cook them on the grill with indirect heat, regularly basting them with your favourite BBQ sauce for that perfect sticky coating. The key is patience; let the low heat and smoke work their magic for hours.

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2. Grilled Corn on the Cob

Sweet corn grilled to perfection is a summer staple. Peel back the husks (but don't remove them!), remove the silk, and brush the corn with a mix of melted butter, salt, and pepper. Pull the husks back over the corn and grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. The result is deliciously smoky, buttery corn that's impossible to resist.

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3. BBQ Chicken Pizza

Who says pizza can't be a barbecue dish? Start with pizza dough, then add a generous layer of BBQ sauce, cooked chicken (shredded or chopped), red onion, and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Grill at a high heat on a pizza stone or directly on the grates for a smoky flavour that can't be beaten. Garnish with fresh cilantro for an extra pop of flavour.

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4. Vegetarian Portobello Burgers

For a vegetarian twist, marinate Portobello mushrooms in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and thyme. Grill them until they're tender and juicy, then serve on a toasted bun with your choice of toppings—think avocado, tomato, and a nice, tangy aioli. These burgers are so hearty and flavourful, even the meat-lovers will be asking for seconds.

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5. Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle

Sweet pineapple becomes even sweeter on the grill. Slice into rings and grill until you see those beautiful char marks. Drizzle with a mix of honey and cinnamon for a simple yet stunning dessert or side. It's a refreshing way to end a hearty BBQ meal.

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6. Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp skewers are quick, easy, and packed with flavour. Marinate your shrimp in a mix of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and a dash of chili flakes for a spicy kick. Grill for a few minutes on each side—shrimp cook quickly, so keep an eye on them! Serve with a side of grilled vegetables or over a bed of rice for a complete meal.

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7. Smoky BBQ Beans

Transform canned beans into a smoky BBQ side dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Simmer the beans on the grill in a cast-iron skillet with bacon, onion, BBQ sauce, and a touch of brown sugar and mustard. The smoky grill flavour elevates this classic side to new heights. It's the perfect complement to any BBQ main.

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8. Grilled Caesar Salad

Yes, you can grill lettuce! Cut romaine hearts in half and brush lightly with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Grill cut-side down for just a minute or two—enough to get grill marks. Top with classic Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and croutons for a smoky twist on the traditional salad.

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9. BBQ Stuffed Peppers

Stuff bell peppers with a mixture of ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken), cooked rice, black beans, corn, and BBQ sauce. Top with cheese and grill until the peppers are tender and the cheese is bubbly. It's a hearty, flavourful dish that packs in the veggies and protein.

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10. Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

Grill peach slices until they're slightly charred and juicy. Arrange on a platter with fresh burrata cheese, arugula, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. The combination of sweet peaches, creamy burrata, and tangy balsamic is a match made in heaven.

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11. Smoked Brisket

Smoking a brisket is a day-long affair, but the result is well worth the effort. Rub your brisket with a simple mix of salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder. Smoke over low heat for hours until it's so tender it practically melts in your mouth. Serve with classic sides like coleslaw and baked beans for a traditional BBQ feast.

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12. Grilled Avocado Boats

Halve avocados and remove the pit, then brush with lime juice and olive oil. Grill cut side down until warm and slightly charred. Fill with a salsa made from diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and more lime juice. It's a unique, healthy side or appetizer that's bursting with flavour.

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13. Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

A simple marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs (like dill and parsley) brings out the best in salmon. Grill skin-side down until the fish is just cooked through. The skin becomes crispy, while the inside stays tender and moist. It's a lighter option that's still packed with flavour.

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14. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow-cook a pork shoulder on the grill with a rub of brown sugar, paprika, and your favorite spices. Once it's fall-apart tender, shred it and mix with BBQ sauce. Serve piled high on soft buns with coleslaw for the ultimate BBQ sandwich.

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15. Grilled S'mores

Reinvent the campfire classic right on your grill. Layer graham crackers with chocolate and marshmallows, then wrap in foil. Grill for a few minutes until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are gooey. 

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16. Greek Chicken Skewers

Marinate chicken pieces in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Greek spices. Thread onto skewers and grill until golden and cooked through. Serve with a side of tzatziki sauce for dipping and a Greek salad for a Mediterranean twist on BBQ.

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17. Grilled Halloumi Cheese

This firm, briny cheese holds up well to grilling, developing a delicious crust while staying melty inside. Slice halloumi, brush with olive oil, and grill until each side has grill marks. Serve with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of fresh thyme for a simple, yet impressive appetizer.

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18. Jerk Chicken Wings

Marinate chicken wings in a spicy jerk seasoning overnight to infuse them with bold Jamaican flavours. Grill until crispy and charred, then serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. They're a fiery addition to any BBQ that's sure to please spice lovers.

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19. Grilled Veggie Platter

A variety of vegetables—like zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, and mushrooms—become something special when grilled. Toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper, then grill until tender and slightly charred. Serve with a creamy yogurt dip or hummus for a healthy and colorful side dish.

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20. BBQ Beef Skewers

Cube beef and marinate in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a touch of brown sugar. Thread onto skewers with onions and bell peppers for a savory, sweet, and slightly smoky flavour. Grill until the beef is nicely charred on the outside and juicy on the inside.

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21. Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

Take grilled corn on the cob up a notch by slathering it in a mixture of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice after grilling. It's a creamy, tangy, and slightly spicy twist that transforms ordinary corn into an extraordinary side dish.

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22. Grilled Banana Boats

Slice bananas lengthwise (leaving the peel on) and stuff with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Wrap in foil and grill until the bananas are soft and the fillings are melted. It's a fun, easy dessert that's sure to delight both kids and adults.

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23. Barbecue Pork Ribs

Give pork ribs a dry rub of your choice and let them marinate overnight. Slow-cook them on the grill at a low temperature for several hours, basting with BBQ sauce until they're perfectly sticky and tender. These ribs are a BBQ classic that never fails to impress.

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24. Grilled Lobster Tails

Split lobster tails down the middle, brush with garlic butter, and grill until the meat is tender and lightly charred. Serve with more garlic butter and a squeeze of lemon for a luxurious, decadent treat that's surprisingly easy to make at home.

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25. Chargrilled Oysters

Place whole oysters on the grill until they pop open, then top with a mixture of butter, garlic, parsley, and a splash of hot sauce. Grill until the butter is bubbling and the oysters are just cooked. It's a simple yet elegant appetizer that's perfect for any seafood lover.

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