No backyard barbecue is complete without winning BBQ recipes! Your grill takes center stage and the spotlight is on your BBQ. While there are lots of barbecue marinades and sauces available on the market, nothing beats a homemade recipe.
Help yourself with these delectable BBQ recipes you can make on your own!
BBQ Recipes So Good You’ll Be Firing Up The Grill ASAP
1. Homemade Spicy Pumpkin BBQ Sauce
Ready your senses for this sweet and spicy sauce you can make with only a few ingredients and an interesting one: pumpkin! Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
2. Paleo Blueberry Barbecue Sauce
Cut down on sugar with this naturally sweet barbecue sauce. Fresh blueberries are the secret to this healthy BBQ sauce.
3. Alabama White BBQ Sauce
This is the perfect BBQ sauce for those who like classic BBQ flavor in their sandwiches. It adds extra oomph and creaminess with each bite.
4. Magic BBQ Rub
The secret to some of the best-tasting BBQ out there is in the rub. Mix the ingredients, then rub and massage it all over the meat before smoking or throwing it on the grill.
5. Citrus and Goat Cheese Smoked-Chicken Summer Salad
This is a mix of wonderful flavors from the smoky chicken BBQ, zesty lemon, crisp veggies, and nutty pistachios complement your grilled meat. Enjoy your summer salad!
6. Grilled Zucchini
Healthy and yummy, this BBQ-flavored side dish recipe will complement any meal. This makes one of the best BBQ sides for a crowd. It’s healthy and satisfying at the same time!
7. Rainbow Rice Salad
This is a colorful, fresh, and delicious bowl of rice salad. This healthy rainbow rice salad recipe is worth a spot in your recipe book. It’s a simple recipe anyone can cook regardless of the occasion.
8. Apple Mustard Slaw
Vegans are welcome and sure to eat well at your barbecue with summer side dishes. Be prepared and make this easy vegan salad recipe in big batches!
9. Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sausage
Serve this BBQ sausage goodness at your next barbecue. This recipe is also great for any party. For kids’ party, you can cut these into bite-sizes so it fits the little hands.
10. Broccoli Stalk Slaw
Don’t throw out those broccoli stalks. Here’s a great way you can turn it into an awesome BBQ side. It’s nutritious and fresh, and pairs perfectly with any BBQ dish.
11. Avocado Potato Salad
A barbecue isn’t complete without a side dish to compliment. And nothing is more perfect than a creamy and healthy avocado potato salad.
12. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
13. Grilled Foil-Pack Cheesy Fries
Cheese fries at a barbecue? Why not! Grab your foil packs and start grilling these chips! BBQ flavor can bring this easy recipe to another level.
14. Grilled Mushrooms
Bring out the flavorful goodness of mushrooms. Marinate and grill them on skewers for a healthy BBQ dish. The natural umami taste of mushrooms blends really well with BBQ flavor.
15. Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob
Never forget corn cobs for your barbecue. Try this Mexican-style corn on the cob recipe and you’ll love grilled corn even more. One cob isn’t enough!
16. Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings
Do you agree that everything is better with bacon? Turn onion rings into something amazing by wrapping them around with bacon strips.
17. Loaded Potato Skins
Crispy potato loaded with cheese and bacon makes a good side for a BBQ. This will leave you full and satisfied especially when paired with your favorite BBQ meal. It’s an easy and versatile recipe, you can add more cheese, bacon, and greens as you wish!
18. Korean BBQ Burger
Add variety to your BBQ burger recipes with this Korean BBQ. Dress your burgers up with a combination of sweet, savory, and spicy BBQ sauce for a mouthwatering burger meal.
19. Beer-Marinated Lamb Skewers
You’ll surely love the beer marinade on these lamb skewers. Enjoy these skewers with a delicious homemade chimichurri sauce for an explosion of flavor in every bite.
20. Classic Baked Beans
What’s a barbecue without beans? Make a classic side with your crockpot by preparing this baked beans recipe. This is exactly what you need on chilly days. Devour it in the morning or evening and you’ll be the happiest foodie out there!
21. The Best BBQ Chicken Kebabs
Craving for some chicken kebabs? Make your own at home! A simple chicken kebab dish will be an instant crowd-pleaser by adding a delicious BBQ sauce to the recipe.
22. Crockpot BBQ Boneless Style Ribs
Only 15 minutes of prep time in the morning and you’ll have boneless ribs in time for an afternoon barbecue. What you’ll have is a mouth-watering delight—the stuff of barbecue legend!
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23. Grilled Chicken Breast
Marinate your chicken breast with only three ingredients. Ranch, mayo, and BBQ sauce can transform a simple chicken breast into a scrumptious barbecue meal. You’ll be surprised how awesome this chicken BBQ is!
24. BBQ Chicken Pizza
Why call for pizza when you can make your own? Try this BBQ chicken pizza and you won’t order pizza out for some time!
25. Slow-Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos
Add a little Korean flavor to your tacos with one of the easiest BBQ recipes. There are a dozen ingredients but it all comes together really quickly.
26. Chinese Barbecue Pork
You’ll think twice before ordering Char Siu from your favorite Chinese restaurant again when you learn to make it at home. The best part with homecooked meals is knowing what’s in your food and how it was prepared.
27. Cheddar Bacon BBQ Grilled Potatoes
Make a special cheesy BBQ side dish with potatoes and bacon. You will need a few and simple ingredients, and clean-up is a breeze, too. You can also change things up and use bite-size sausages instead of bacon.
28. BBQ Jalapeno Chicken Flatbread
Top flatbread with BBQ sauce, jalapeno, and chicken. It is almost like pizza, only with a healthier crust and a unique combination of flavors.
29. Sweet and Smoky BBQ Chicken Chili
This is a sweet and smoky chili recipe you’ll want to make all year round. Give it a try and make your family happy with every bowl!
30. Chinese BBQ Pork Buns
Ever tried Chinese chicken barbecue in delectable buns? You’ll be surprised at how delicious and filling they are. Aside from the soft buns, the rich chicken barbecue filling will give you reasons to add this recipe to your collection.
31. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Make this delicious quesadilla with only four ingredients. It doesn’t get easier than that, but the taste won’t disappoint. It’s a great snack recipe but will also make the best-tasting dinner for the whole fam.
32. Honey Balsamic BBQ Meatballs
You’ve never tasted anything like this balsamic vinegar and BBQ-flavored meatballs. These meatballs that were smothered in a tasty BBQ sauce will have you popping more than your fair share into your mouth.
33. BBQ Chicken Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms
You can easily get addicted to these delicious BBQ appetizers. No worries, though. It’s super healthy, with mushrooms as the main ingredient.
34. BBQ Beef Pizza
This sweet and spicy-flavored pizza is something pizza-lovers will approve of. It’s easy to prepare with instant pizza dough. A little BBQ seasoning will take care of the rest.
35. BBQ Asian Salmon Salad
Wouldn’t it be nice if we can cook Chinese restaurant-style takeouts? Now you can try, and this Asian BBQ salmon salad is only the start.
36. Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pork Ribs
If melt-in-your-mouth didn’t get you, I’m not sure what will. Imagine biting into this succulent meat falling off the bone—there’s nothing like it!
37. Crockpot BBQ Chicken Quinoa
If you want something delicious and healthy, make this super easy crockpot BBQ chicken recipe. The texture of quinoa might surprise you a bit, but the flavors of chicken barbecue will take you right back home.
38. Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings
Make a kid-friendly, easy BBQ chicken recipe for your next party. I’m sure they’ll love this finger-licking barbecue goodness. Make sure to cook two or three batches of these BBQ chicken wings as they might disappear quickly!
39. Barbecue Pasta Bolognese
If you love pasta and BBQ at the same time, then this is the perfect homemade recipe for you! You’ll have a flavorful and satisfying meal come dinner.
40. Smoked Beef Brisket
Make the perfect BBQ beef brisket with this smoked recipe rendition. Savor a flavorful BBQ with a crisp exterior but soft and juicy inside.
41. BBQ Chicken Cornbread Skillet
Make yourself some cornbread with barbecue chicken. It’s a filling and super delicious BBQ recipe you can cook in your skillet. It’s also a complete meal in one dish for a lazy weeknight dinner.
42. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Render some pork meat moist and tender in the slow cooker. Season with a good BBQ sauce and serve it with a bun. What you have is this mouth-watering BBQ pulled pork sandwich to go!
43. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Have 15 minutes? Then you can make this easy BBQ shrimp recipe. Fresh or frozen is fine because you’re guaranteed succulent seafood goodness!
44. Slow Cooker BBQ Meatloaf
- A BBQ meatloaf recipe to make dinner easy and stress-free deserve a spot here. Not a fan of meatloaf? You will be with this smokey BBQ sauce smothering the loaf.
45. Sriracha BBQ Chicken Skewers
BBQ is an all-American classic recipe but it won’t hurt to give it an Asian twist. For chicken barbecue, the sweet and spicy Sriracha seasoning couldn’t be any more perfect.
Watch this video by StatUpBox on how to make BBQ sauce:
There you go, DIY foodies! Delicious restaurant-quality BBQ recipes you can whip up on your own. Now you have a whole lineup of BBQ recipes to choose from. Try each and every one of these BBQ recipes and find out which ones will be your menu mainstay!
Which of these BBQ recipes will make it to your menu for this summer’s BBQ? We would be delighted to find out in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on June 6, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.