May 30th marks the start of National BBQ Week in the UK. Not that we need a week to prompt us to dust off the BBQ – the mere appearance of the sun is usually a sufficient trigger for a trip to the supermarket meat aisle.
When (if) the sun breaks manages to break through the clouds, we want you to enjoy the best BBQ you’ve ever had. So we’ve put together a list of the finest meat and veggie barbecue recipes the internet has to offer. We’ve even tracked down a few desserts that can be cooked on the grill too. Enjoy! And tell your friends, this year’s BBQ is putting last year’s charcoaled sausages to shame.
Mexican Grilled Corn
Grilled corn on the cob, embellished with cheese, chilli powder, lime, sour cream and Greek yoghurt – this recipe by The Cookie Rookie offers up the perfect accompaniment to any selection of barbecued meats.
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The Ultimate BBQ Burger
Burgers are a BBQ staple, but they’re often no more than frozen patties chucked in a bun and over-seasoned with ketchup. Your BBQ warrants something more tantilising than this. Step forth 'The Ultimate Burger', a show-stealing recipe by award-winning chef and food writer, Richard Turner.
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Coca-Cola BBQ Ribs
Ribs are an American BBQ mainstay that we Brits have come to adopt as a bit of a favourite of our own. If only there was some way to make them even more American…you know, just for that authentic tailgate grill vibe? LaurasRecipes has the solution: submerge the ribs in Coca-Cola. Perfect!
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
Are you worried that you’re grilled hot dogs aren’t meaty enough? Wrap them in bacon and see how you like them then. Foodie with Family has the recipe you need.
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Typically, desserts at BBQs are store bought or cooked up in the oven by that one friend with a talent for baking. However it’s perfectly possible to knock up some fine sweet treats on the hot coals; take these Banana Boats by Betty Crocker for instance.
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There’s always room for dessert. As the night winds down, break out the digestives, chocolate and marshmallows and serve up a tray of traditional s’mores. They’ll go down a treat.
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Steak Fajita Skewers
There are so many combinations of ingredients you can put onto a skewer. Steak is popular choice. Tortillas, not so much. The two side-by-side, complemented with scallions and peppers, though, is a game-changer. Delish have outdone themselves with this one.
Beer Can Chicken
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Rainbow Veggie Skewers
On a grill full of charcoaled meats, it’s nice to add a bit of colour to proceedings. With tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, squash, onion and courgette on crammed onto a skewer, these Rainbow Veggie snacks by Gimme Some Oven are made to be enjoyed in the summer sun.
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Lamb Koftas with Yoghurt Dressing
“There’s something about the smell of Middle Eastern spices sizzling over hot charcoals. It’s intoxicating and you just know that whatever comes off the grill is going to be mouth-watering.” – Nagi, RecipeTin Eats. Give her Lamb Kofta recipe a go and you’ll know exactly what she means.
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Sweet Potato Salad
So you’ve added a burger, some chicken and a steak skewer to your plate…now for a little something for the side. This sweet potato salad fits the bill.
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Grilled Sausage and Apple Slaw Subs
A BBQ cannot claim to be the real deal until a sausage has passed over the simmering charcoal. Pairing these bratwursts with apple slaw isn’t your typical barbecued sausage recipe, but we can assure you they’ll have people coming back for.
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Barbecued Trout in Newspaper
Barbecued trout is simple, but delicious and can serve up to four people. Don’t worry about the newspaper turning black, cooking the fish to perfection is all that matters. Jamie Oliver has outdone himself with this one.
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Honey Mustard Barbecued Sausages
The Aussies certainly know a thing or two about barbecuing, so it makes sense to head Down Under for a good sausage recipe. From the Australian branch of Taste.com, we found this: sausages coated in a honey, mustard and garlic glaze and served with baked potato. It’s a winner!
Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar, Coconut and Rum
With the sun shining, a tropical dessert is the ideal post-savoury treat. Give the grill a brush down and throw on some sliced pineapple. Coated in a delicious marinade and served with ice cream, this recipe is great way to finish off any BBQ.
When (if) the sun appears, we want you to enjoy the best BBQ you’ve ever had, so we’ve put together a list of the finest meat and veggie barbecue recipes the internet has to offer. We’ve even tracked down a few desserts that can be cooked on the grill too. Enjoy! And tell your friends, this year’s BBQ is putting last year’s charcoaled sausages to shame.