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What’s a BBQ grill without a couple of good BBQ grilling recipes? Make sure you’ve planned ahead this upcoming summer to roast some delicious grub. If you have yourself a shiny new BBQ set but don’t know what to grill on it then take some inspiration from our recipes below to help you get started. Or, if you’re like me and haven’t gotten your hands on a great grill yet, take a look at Z Grills for our favorite at-home-grills and Hitchfire for our favorite on-the-road-grills!
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Kansas City Style Ribs
Sweet and mildly spicy pork ribs are an undeniably delicious meal for a BBQ party. This recipe will serve roughly five or six people and requires about 20 minutes of preparation and should be slow cooked on a grill or smoker for five hours.
Ingredients for Sauce:
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 cup of ketchup
- ¼ cup of vinegar
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of paprika
- 1 tablespoon of chili powder
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Ingredients for the Rub:
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of chili powder
- ¼ cup of paprika
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- Remove the membrane from the ribs on the bottom. Trimming off any excess fat is optional
- Preheat your grill or smoker to around 220 F
- Combine all of the rub ingredients into a bowl. Now season your ribs with the rub and let sit for about 20 minutes. Then place them on your heat source
- Now start working on the sauce. Heat a saucepan using olive oil at a light temperature. First add the garlic until light brown, then add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for about 15 minutes
- Add the barbecue sauce one hour before the ribs are done. After the final hour of cooking, it’ll be ready to eat
- About halfway through the slow cooking time (roughly 2.5 hours) feel free to wrap your ribs in aluminum foil. This will keep the ribs juicier. Remove the foil during the last hour of cooking right as you are applying the BBQ sauce
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Here’s a simple recipe that will have you eating in under 25 minutes. With a prep time of about 10 minutes and a cooking time of around 12, this simple option results in a delicious pack of grilled beef. This recipe works best on a wood based grill where you can customize the smoky flavor of the wood pellets you buy. This Pro Pellet Grill would be an excellent choice for this burger recipe due to its great use of infusing a savory smoked flavor and its large grill surface area. The added flavor will really make this recipe pop.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce
- ¼ cup of chopped white onions
- 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
- Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl
- Fire up your grill to around 300 F
- Shape your bowl of ingredients into patties using either your hands or a burger press
- Grill your patties for about 6-7 minutes before turning them over with a spatula
- Wait another 6 minutes and then take them off the grill
- Serve your burgers on buns with any kind of toppings that you desire. Enjoy!
- Feel free to brush your burgers with even more barbecue sauce once they are done cooking. Be sure to do this within a minute or two of taking them off the grill
- Get a water spray bottle and put some water and apple cider vinegar inside. Spray them once in a while to moisten them. Don’t spray too hard though as the pressure may blow up the smoke and dust from the charcoal.
- Don’t press down too hard on your patties while they are on the grill with your spatula or you will end up having a dryer and less juicy burger
Now that you have a couple of delicious recipes to go with your new grill, it’s time to invite people over for some outdoor BBQ fun. After all, no summer is truly complete without a few good backyard gatherings to go along with it.
Oh, and most importantly don’t forget about dessert!