Our best barbecue recipes: meat, burgers, veggies and sides
Get grilling with these sizzling barbecue recipes, from mouth-watering meat and brilliant burgers to flavoursome seafood and incredible vegetarian dishes.
The undisputed king of any barbecue, burgers are always a favourite. Stick to the classics and serve the perfect cheeseburgers or try something completely different and mix it up with lamb and chorizo. Veggie and vegan options include meaty mushrooms, indulgent sweet potato patties or spicy kimchi versions. If you're after a recipe that'll surprise, try the chicken katsu burger – a combination of two of our favourite comfort foods.
Pork kebabs, lamb chops, sticky ribs, chicken wings – the choice is yours. All of these barbecue classics are guaranteed winners. If you're looking for a wow-factor main, try the spatchcocked chicken. Not only does it look impressive, this grilling technique leaves the chicken meat succulent and flavoursome.
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Save some space on your grill for fish as it tastes incredible when barbecued. Try meaty, oily fish, like tuna and salmon, that can stand up to the smoky barbecue flavours. Shellfish will also taste great and takes no time to cook, either shell-on or cleaned and skewered.
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From flavoursome tandoori veg to grilled avocado, there are plenty of veggie choices that pack a big punch. For a real showstopper, grill a whole cauliflower or broccoli and serve with lip-smacking sauces. Falafel sandwiches are great for everyone to get stuck in and build their favourite flavour combination.
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The ultimate barbecue wouldn’t be complete without some delicious side dishes. Barbecue favourite corn on the cob gets a Mexican-style upgrade with our recipe while much-loved potato wedges will benefit from a spicy tomato sauce twist. Try serving unbeatable classics like potato salad and coleslaw alongside flavour-packed dishes like smoky black beans and barbecued okra.
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Tips, tricks and hacks
If you're not the most confident grill master around, we’ve got some helpful tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. From chefs’ top secrets to helpful barbecue hacks from around the world, read on to make sure you know how to get the best out of your barbecue.
Cooking more than you can eat seems to be the inevitable outcome of all barbecues, but there's no need to throw away any food. Turn leftover chicken wings into flavoursome fajitas, corn on the cob into chowder, crumble leftover fish into Thai fishcakes and save leftover skewers for rice bowls. Got some of that roasted broccoli hanging around as well? Chop that into a savoury quiche with gorgonzola, perfect for lunch the next day.
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