Fire up the grill and get out of the kitchen with these easy barbecue food ideas. Whether you are cooking for friends and family or barbecuing for a block party, we have quick and easy recipes for pork shoulder, ribs, chicken, BBQ sides, and a no cook dessert.
What Food to Have at a Barbecue?
Every part of the country has it’s own version of barbecue. In Texas, it’s smoked brisket and sausage. In the Carolina’s, it’s pork with a vinegar sauce. Memphis has it’s dry rub ribs and in California the Tri Top is king. When putting together our favorites for this list of the best grill recipes, it was hard to narrow it down because we LOVE it all!
Best BBQ Recipes
Some of the recipes are international. There’s Korean beef version/recipe for barbecue food called Bulgogi. Not what you traditionally think of as BBQ, but oh so good. So the answer to this question, “What Food to Have at A Barbecue?” is simple. Bring what you like and others will enjoy it too!
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Ribs so tender the meat just falls off the bone. This recipe is starts the ribs off in a slow cooker with beans at the bottom. Adding your favorite BBQ sauce and you'll end up with finger licking good ribs and beans. You can finish the ribs under teh broiler or on the grill for carmelized ribs that everyone can't get enough of.
Add Korean flavor to your next bbq. This is a tasty marinated beef that is perfect cooked on the grill. Serve it up with lettuce wraps and kimchi.
Growing up in southern California, backyard cookouts called for grilled Carne Asada. This is a family favorite recipe marinated in citrus and beer. Perfect for tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc.
Barbecue in North Carolina means pork with a spicy vinegar sauce. After living there for 4 years, I crave this every now and again. Cook up the pork for the first night and serve these sliders the second. These make a great party food too!
You haven't lived unti you'll tried these grilled pork chops and cinnamon peaches. Fire up the grill and get ready!
Never worry about serving dry grilled chicken ever again. The secret is in this yougurt marinade that ensures you get juicy, moist chicken EVERY time. Add your favorite veggies to the skwers and it's one stick cooking!
In the central coast of California, tri-tip is the only what's for dinner! See what you've been missing.
This Grilled Flank Steak with Blistered Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette is a real crowd pleasure. It's easy to create, beautiful plated, and absolutely delicious.
Grilling skewers like this are super easy. Create garlicy shrimp and serve up something delicious.
Grill up some bread and add it to make these summer salad. Makes a great side dish for any backyard cookout.
You can't have a barbecue with potato salad. Here's our classic potato salad with mayo.
Bacon goodness is what's in this potato salad. Serve up this hot potato salad with brats or burgers.
This potato salad is anything but ordinary in the states. The name says Russian, but it actually comes via Italy.
Now that you've seen the potato salad, let's get to the slaws. This is our version of Rudy's BBQ slaw with cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots.
Apples and red cabbage add crunch to this slaw. It's fantastic with grilled chicken.
Forget the veggie platter and create this Broccoli salad. It's got crunch and is oh so good.
One more broccoli salad for you. This one is Keto friendly and packed with goodness like chickpeas, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
The last side salad I'll give you in this one. It's shaved Brussels sprouts and pomegranates with a orange dressing.
Whole chicken cooked on the grill. This dry rub seals in the flavor and cooking over a beer creates moist chicken everyone enjoys.
A simple and easy dessert or snack. It's a great way to enjoy sweet summer fruit.
Perfectly grilled chicken with Greek flavors. Serve it on its own, inside pita, or over rice.
After a day fishing, throw blackened catfish on the for a quick and easy meal. This recipe has a herbed butter that goes so well with the blackened spice that can be used on other types of fish, chicken, and pork