What are the best foods for a barbecue?

Summer season can mean a lot of things. It can be a series of cold drinks and desserts, a dip in the pool, or a small backyard cookout with friends and family. If you are planning to hold a backyard cookout, then there is one essential thing that you must not forget. And that is barbecues. The key to a great barbecue party or cookout is to keep everything simple and not overwhelm your guests with the menu. It is enough to serve around two meat selections and some vegetables. If you want something more specific, the best foods for a barbecue includes different varieties of beef (beef rib is a more popular option), steak, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, or sausages. You can also opt for some seafood such as a grilled shrimp or salmon. It is also a great idea to give them a variety of veggie options such as roasted veggie skewers or shish kebabs. And of course, do not forget your condiments and sauces. Along with this, a side dish or two won’t hurt. Some side dishes that perfectly go well with your grilled dish are: 

  •  Baked beans
  • Potato salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Salsa 
  • Hummus
  • Corn on the cob
  • Summer fruits such as watermelon, berries, and more.

And for drinks, you can never go wrong with some bottles or cans of beer, a refreshing iced tea, or cold sparkling water. 

How do you cook the perfect BBQ?

Aside from its distinct black grill marks, a perfect grilled BBQ must be flavorful and juicy. To do that, you just have to follow some simple steps on how you can cook the perfect BBQ. 

  • Preheat your grill before adding your food. You can use either a gas grill or charcoal grill but a charcoal grill will give a more natural smoky flavor. It is good to note that if you cannot stand close to the grill, then it is too hot to cook on it. If you are using a charcoal grill, light it early enough so the flames can die down before you start cooking. You can wait up to 20 minutes before you start cooking.
  • Season the meat in advance. You can marinate your chicken or meat or rub some seasonings beforehand. You must dry the meat before seasoning because wet meat can form an unpleasant boiled-meat flavor. You can also cut the meat into smaller pieces to grill and cook faster.
  • Do not overcrowd the grill. Leave a lot of space in between each piece of meat so that the oxygen can reach the charcoal. 
  • Turn your beat every minute or so.
  • Lastly, take the meat off the grill before you think it is ready because it will still keep cooking even after you remove it. This will help you achieve a tender and juicier result. 

Easy BBQ recipes

If you need something more creative other than plainly grilling your selection of meat, then here are some easy and quick BBQ recipes that everyone will enjoy! 

 

15. Grilled Ribs

Slow Cooked Grilled Ribs Recipe, fall off the bone tender and delicious!

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14. Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Smoked Baby Back Ribs with a delicious rub and smoked on a gas grill. These ribs are tender and juicy and fall apart delicious. 

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13. Korean Short Ribs (Kalbi or Galbi)

Korean short ribs, also known as kalbi or galbi made with kalbi marinade were my right of passage into my husband’s Hawaiian and Korean heritage. They are also an easy way to feed a crowd and enjoy grilling season!

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12. Coca-Cola Ribs

Coca-Cola Ribs are tender, juicy and so flavorful! A great meal to make on the grill that everyone will love. The perfect balance of sweet and savory. These hickory smoked baby back ribs will steal the show at your next cookout!

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11. Grilled Lamb Ribs

Middle Eastern BBQ lamb ribs seasoned with very simple ingredients and grilled on hot coal.

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10. Foolproof Grilled Ribs

This Foolproof Grilled Ribs recipe is simple, delicious, and foolproof. It gets rave reviews every time I make them. This recipe serves ten and costs about $18.52 to make. That’s just $1.85 per serving!

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9. Grilled Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs

This Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs recipe is a delicious summer grilling recipe that is some serious comfort food that packs a lot of great flavors.

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8. Bbq Beef Ribs – Asado Style

How can I even start to explain this Bbq Beef Ribs Asado recipe? Maybe I will start be explaining what Asado style is. Asado is the technique and the social gathering of a South American barbecue. Various different types of meats and sausages are cooked on a grill, usually over hot coals. The grill or barbecue is called a Parilla.

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7. Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs Feast

At home we love pork ribs especially if they are seasoned Cuban style with lemon juice, sour orange, garlic and Latin spices. These ribs recipe I am suggesting is simple to make and we are using the charcoal grill to add even more flavor.

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6. Easy No Fail Pellet Smoker Ribs

What better way to Christen a new pellet smoker than by making ribs. I found a super easy way to get the ribs juicy, smoky, and with a delicious bark thanks to my own BBQ rib rub recipe.

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5. Grilled Pork Ribs and Beerbecue Sauce

Grilled Pork Ribs and Beerbecue Sauce ~ dry rubbed, slow grilled & slathered with homemade beerbecue sauce.

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4. Grilled St. Louis-Style Ribs

Tender, succulent St. Louis-Style Ribs are cooked low and slow in the oven and finished on the grill. The flavor of these ribs is the best! Easy recipe.

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3. Southern Sticky Ribs

These meaty, fall off the bone, tender, and juicy ribs will be a hit at your next Barbeque.

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2. Mango Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

With the tropical fusion of fresh mango, soy sauce and sesame, you can’t let the summer go by without trying these Mango Barbecue Baby Back Ribs.

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1. Best BBQ Ribs

If you want to know how to make ribs on the grill, then this recipe will show you how! These pork ribs are covered in a mouthwatering dry rub, then baked low and slow and finished on the grill for the best, fall-off-the-bone ribs!

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