In the mood for a summer barbecue but don’t know what to make? Never fear, we’ve got you covered with 12 great recipe ideas that will have your taste buds watering. From burgers and hot dogs to chicken and ribs, there’s something for everyone in this roundup. So fire up the grill and get ready.
1. Classic beef burgers
Nothing beats a classic beef burger cooked on the barbie. The key to a good burger is ensuring the meat is cooked through but still juicy. For extra flavour, try mixing in some herbs or spices like rosemary, thyme or cumin.
2. The simple hot dog
Crowd pleaser alert! Hot dogs are always a favourite at an Aussie bbq. Use frankfurters or good old sausages and don’t forget the cheese, onions and tomato sauce!
3. Vegetarian skewers
Ok not everyone loves a sausage. These are a perfect alternative. Alternate chunks of zucchini, red onion, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms on skewers, then grill until tender.
4. Chicken skewers
Chicken skewers are a great option for people who are worried about the meat sticking to the grill. If you marinate your meat prior to cooking it goes an even longer way with flavour. Tip: Brush kebabs with lime juice and chilli sauce before grilling until cooked through.
5. Steak sandwiches
You can’t go wrong with steak! The key, whether you’re making a classic burger or sandwich with sliced steak is to ensure the meat is cooked to your guest’s liking.
6. Seafood skewers
Seafood skewers are the perfect option for anyone who loves seafood. Simply thread some prawns, squid rings and baby octopus onto skewers and cook until tender. Serve with a yummy dipping sauce on the side.
7. Grilled Chicken Breasts
Chicken is a versatile protein that can be grilled up in no time. Serve it with your favourite sides and sauces. This one is a no brainer!
8. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders with Apple Slaw
Ok, this is getting a bit fancy but surely there are some budding chefs out there! The key to pulled pork is the slow cooker, and these sandwiches are fantastic and easy to serve. Make a double batch and use leftovers for nachos, tacos, or pasta!
9. Baby Back Ribs
Ribs are definitely a crowd pleaser, and they’re not as hard to make as you might think. Just make sure to plan ahead so they can slow cook all day.
10. Lamb kebabs
Who doesn’t love a good kebab. Especially after a big night. Cook up some skewer cubes of lamb with capsicum, onion and cherry tomatoes, then grill until cooked through.
11. Rump steak
Great cooked on a grill or cast iron plate, serve with salad leaves/vegetables and sweet potato chips.
12. Grilled eggplant
Slice eggplants in half lengthways, brush with olive oil and season to taste, then grill over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until tender and the skin is blackened in places.
With these recipes, your barbecue is sure to be a hit this summer. So fire up the grill and get cooking!
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