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30 Easy BBQ Recipes for a Great Cookout

These BBQ recipes are perfect for your next backyard cookout! It’s time to bring out the grill and get cooking.

Who doesn’t love the charred flavor mixed with the smokiness of the grill?

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Luckily, these recipes combine both for some mouthwatering eats. 

Grilled BBQ Skewers with Lemons and Pineapple Pin

While a couple of these recipes can be made in the kitchen, most require a grill. 

Everything from Texas pulled pork to honey BBQ chicken kabobs is sure to have you begging for more. 

Forget about slaving away in the kitchen. Simply grab your family and friends, head to the backyard, and get cooking! 

It’s time to enjoy the weather and chow down on these delicious recipes. 

BBQ Baked Beans

1. BBQ Baked Beans

BBQ baked beans are incredibly hearty, tasty, and packed with protein. 

This dish is ideal to serve up as a companion to your main course. 

I love topping my burger or hot dog with some BBQ baked beans when I’m feeling a little indulgent. 

2. Grilled BBQ Chicken

When it comes to grilling, the yummiest recipes are often the classic ones. 

We can all agree that chicken can get a little boring, but this delicious recipe switches things up. 

While almost any cut of chicken will work, I recommend opting for drumsticks.  

Juicy and crispy chicken drenched in barbecue sauce? Yes, please! 

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3. Grilled Pork Chops with BBQ Rub

This dish is perfect for those warm summer nights where all you want to do is spend time with your family and friends. 

Everyone loves some yummy pork chops straight off the grill.

This recipe is a combination of sweet and savory that will leave you licking the juices off your fingers. 

4. BBQ Rub

The secret to an amazing BBQ is all in the spices. That’s why this BBQ rub is an absolute essential before hitting the grill.

This rub has everything from paprika and garlic powder to brown sugar and even cayenne pepper. 

These different flavors perfectly intertwine for the ultimate secret weapon.

Don’t be scared to take your own spin on the recipe to suit your taste buds! 

5. Barbecued Burgers

These BBQ burgers are perfectly caramelized on the inside with a crunchy exterior.  

While this recipe totally requires a few extra ingredients, it’s completely worth it. 

You’ll be amazed to find out that the secret ingredient in this recipe is actually instant oatmeal.

Don’t believe me? Check it out yourself! 

6. Marinated Pork Ribs

Looking for pork ribs dripping in juices with each bite? Then this recipe is for you! 

These bad boys are loaded with yumminess and take barbequing to a whole new level. 

The key to a mouth watering dish is all in the marinate. The more time the pork is marinated, the more flavor it is able to suck in. 

7. Honey BBQ Chicken Kabobs

These tender kabobs are loaded with sauce and will leave you begging for more. 

This dish is both sweet and tangy, packed with absolutely everything you’ve wanted. 

Who knew that honey mixed with barbecue sauce could completely transform chicken? 

I guarantee that the second you try this dish your backyard is sure to become kabob central for the rest of the summer. 

8. BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Out of all of the recipes on the list, this BBQ pork might just be my favorite. 

That’s because it can be made all year round and is super simple to make. 

This BBQ pork is based on a traditional Chinese recipe that has been enjoyed for centuries. 

While you can totally take your own spin on the dish, I recommend keeping things simple to truly get the most out of this dish. 

9. BBQ Chicken Sandwich

This fun BBQ chicken sandwich only takes 30 minutes to make and is surprisingly inexpensive. 

Paired with a rich and creamy coleslaw, this combination is a match made in heaven! 

The BBQ chicken is so yummy that you can totally enjoy it on its own or add it into wraps or salads. 

Fall Off the Bone Ribs

10. Fall Off the Bone Ribs

This dish is one of my signature dishes for whenever I have a large group of people coming over. 

Fall of the bone ribs are just that! The meat literally melts off the bone when cooked to perfection. 

This dish is sure to impress and isn’t too difficult to make. Whip up a few additional sides, and you’ll have enough for a feast! 

Beer Can Chicken

11. Beer Can Chicken

It’s time to amaze your family and friends with this quirky beer can chicken recipe. 

With a simple spice rub and a full can of beer, you got yourself a meal. Just don’t forget the chicken that is. 

This recipe is a total crowd-pleaser since it feeds a ton of people.

Let this puppy grill on the barbecue while you entertain your guests! 

12. Marinated BBQ Grilled Vegetables

Looking for a scrumptious side dish? How about some fresh and savory grilled veggies? 

This recipe calls for zucchini, mushroom, eggplant, bell peppers, asparagus, and red onion. 

You’ll also use olive oil, lemon juice, and seasoning that I guarantee you have sitting on your shelf. 

Wanna hear the best part? This dish is the absolute definition of healthy! 

13. Grilled Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

Nothing screams summer more than this delicious grilled pineapple barbecue chicken recipe. 

With only a few ingredients, you’re guaranteed a phenomenal dish that will leave everyone craving more. 

The savoriness of the chicken mixed with the sweetness of the fruit is to die for! 

BBQ Pulled Pork

14. Texas Pulled Pork

If you’re looking for the tastiness of BBQ without the grill, then check out this recipe. 

Simply grab your slow cooker or Dutch oven to get the party started!

I totally recommend whipping up a fresh coleslaw to top the pulled pork when making a sandwich. 

15. Grilled Steak 

We can all agree that the best dish to grill is a classic steak. 

Why overcomplicate things when the best things in life are usually the most simple ones? 

Once you establish your signature spice mix, cooking steak will become a breeze. Check out this recipe to become a pro.

16. Grilled Mushroom Burgers

If you’re looking to go easy on the meat, then why not try out a grilled mushroom burger? 

This recipe is so scrumptious that I guarantee even meat lovers will enjoy it! 

Be sure to marinate the mushroom beforehand to give it a little bit more flavor. 

17. Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

This gluten-free and protein packed recipe is ideal for those hot summer days. 

The crispiness of the chicken paired with the fruitiness of the pineapples is an amazing combination. 

Add some grilled veggies on the side, and you’re good to go. 

18. Grilled Pork Banh Mi

This classic Vietnamese sandwich is loaded with an array of different ingredients for a delicious lunch. 

The BBQ pork is still the star of the show since it’s bursting with flavor. 

Be sure to whip up a sweet and spicy sauce to finish the dish off. 

19. Grilled Corn on the Cob

Say goodbye to boiling corn and hello to grilling it on your barbecue. 

While you can finish the dish off with a classic butter and salt rub, I recommend going the extra step and getting a little creative.

This recipe has some awesome seasoning recommendations that you must try! 

20. Grilled Peppers

Rather than tossing those peppers on the verge of going bad, grill them up!

These yummy grilled peppers are ideal on top of a sandwich, in fajitas, or served on the side. 

While you can opt for grilling any veggies, peppers have a special sweetness to them that can’t be beat. 

21. Marinated Grilled Salmon

I’m absolutely obsessed with grilling salmon during those warm summer months.

It’s basically the closest I can get to the ocean right in my backyard. 

The marinate for this dish is made of soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and olive oil. So simple… but oh-so-good!

22. Grilled Zucchini

If your backyard is anything like mine during the summer, then it is overgrowing with zucchini! 

Before you go crazy, this recipe is here to save the day! 

This Middle Eastern recipe is loaded with zaatar, garlic and lemon for a phenomenal dish.  

Don’t forget to drizzle a homemade yogurt sauce on top to finish things off. 

23. Grilled Steak Tacos

If you’re getting tired of enjoying steak on the grill, then it’s time to try out some delicious steak tacos! 

This dish is ideal to make when you have guests coming over since it’s completely customizable. 

24. BBQ Chicken Salad

This BBQ chicken salad is loaded with a ton of different veggies and toppings for a healthy summer meal. 

This dish is a spin on chipotle bowls and will leave you questioning how you ever spent $15 dollars on something you can make at a fraction of the price!

25. Steak Kabobs

Kabobs might just be one of the best recipes to make during the summer since they’re super simple and equally delicious. 

Make sure to load your stick up with veggies to get a mouth watering dish! 

26. Grilled Bananas

My mouth is already watering just thinking about these grilled bananas. 

Once you finish up grilling steaks and burgers, it’s time to move onto dessert. 

Load these bananas up with maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a flavor that is out of his world.

Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy! 

27. Grilled S’mores Pizza

This fun and creative recipe takes grilling to a whole new level. 

Instead of making s’mores over a campfire, you can get away with making it into a pizza on the grill! 

Loaded with Nutella, graham crackers, and marshmallows, you’re in for a treat! 

28. Grilled Brownies

While you can get away with making this recipe in the oven, it’s totally a show stopper when made on a grill. 

These delicious brownies are paired with strawberries and whipping cream for an absolute delight. 

29. Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple

These brown sugar glazed pineapples are an essential dish to any summer main course. 

If you don’t have any fresh pineapples on hand, don’t sweat it! You can use canned pineapples for the same great taste. 

30. Grilled Fruit Skewers

Forget meat and veggie skewers! These grilled fruit skewers are on a whole new level.

Finished off with maple syrup and vanilla yogurt, you’ll become absolutely addicted!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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