16 Delicious Last Minute BBQ Recipes

Posted: April 29, 2022 11:04 am

BBQ season is in full swing, and we all know that it can be stressful to plan. The stress doesn’t have to be more than a little bit tough if you follow some simple guidelines. We compiled the best BBQ ideas for you, ranging from burgers, ribs, and chicken to variations of steak, tacos, and sliders. All these are delicious options that are easy on the budget too!

1. Beer Can Chicken

If you don’t have a grill, this is a good option. You can cook the bird in the oven, but let’s face it, grilling is usually the best way to go. For extra flavor, pour a little beer over the chicken or stuff it with an onion and garlic clove. If you want to get fancy and not worry about stuffing it, just add those ingredients right into the cavity of the chicken before you put it on the grill. To make sure your chicken stays juicy, be sure to season the skin of the bird with salt, pepper, and your favorite spice. The beer will help keep it juicy and keep the skin golden brown.

2. Grilled Pizza

This is the perfect way to use up leftovers, and we love to make grilled pizza in the Summer when everything is ripe and ready to eat. It’s a fun meal for all ages that can be prepared in under 30 minutes with only two ingredients that don’t take much prep time either. Use a pizza stone to press the dough onto the grill. The dough will puff up beautifully and cook perfectly. One of the best things about this meal is that you can use your favorite pizza sauce and toppings. We recommend a pesto, tomato, and mozzarella combination or a vegetable topping with some sort of melted cheese on top.

3. Steak Skewers

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These skewers are great because they can be prepped quickly since the meat is already marinated. Don’t forget to pick up some steak sauce and seasonings to flavor the meat before you put it on the grill. For added flavor, stir in some chopped onions and bell peppers to the meat. This is also a fun meal for kids. Choose an inexpensive cut of meat that is easy for them to help with, such as chicken or pork. To make this, you will need wooden skewers, a meat marinade, hot sauce, and oil. Take carved up pieces of the meat and add them to the sauce. You can stir it together or let it sit for some time to let the flavors meld before you grill it. After each piece is placed on the skewers, thread them onto the sticks and place them on the grill. Don’t forget to brush with a little oil before you cook!

4. Avocado Quesadillas

These are the perfect meal to share with friends over some cold drinks. The best part is that it’s something they will remember and come back for again – guaranteed. You will need a bag of tortillas, a few ripe avocados, some cheese, chopped onions, and a few jalapeño peppers if you want to add a spicy kick. Lay out your tortillas on the grill, then add the cheese, onions, and avocado slices. It’s best to use a serrated knife to cut the avocado and insides of the tortillas. You can finish off the quesadillas by drizzling a little salsa over them, if you choose to add it.

5. Grilled Sausages and Peppers

This is a simple meal that can be prepared in minutes but tastes great when paired with some bread and wine. All you need are sausage links, hamburger buns, bell peppers, onions, and mozzarella cheese. Season the peppers and onions with salt and pepper. Fire up the grill, add the sausage links and roast them until they’re warmed through, about 10 minutes. To assemble, add some slices of cheese over each bun before serving. If you’re going to go this route, you might as well grab a beverage like a beer or hard cider.

6. Grilled Pizza Quesadillas

These are similar to traditional quesadillas, but let the dough puff a little bit from the grill before adding any ingredients. This gives you some space to add ingredients like tomatoes and peppers after the dough has been grilled. We also love that there’s no need for cheese since a grilled pizza already has its own built-in cheese. This option is a fun meal for guests since it’s quick to make and can use ingredients that are versatile and easy for anyone to find.

7. Grilled Lobster Tails

For a simple way to turn lobster into an impressive meal, try grilling the tails. You will need fresh lobster meat, a small amount of melted butter, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. If you’re looking to keep the meat moist, add it directly to the melted butter before you cook it on the grill. Brush some butter over each side of the meat when it’s done cooking, so it’s not dry. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over the top!

8. Spicy Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a great meal to serve as a casual dinner. This recipe requires stovetop cooking and can be served with a variety of toppings like salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, and chopped onions. It’s easy to prepare since there is no cutting or prep involved. All you have to do is mix together the ingredients for the sauce with pre-cooked chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne, and onion powder. The sauce involves adding some canned chipotle peppers into adobo sauce. There’s no cooking required, though, as the sauce is ready to eat right out of the package. To make it a little spicy for every palate, you can add some jalapeño peppers and cayenne pepper to flavor the mixture. This recipe is layered on top of crispy tortilla chips that provide a great crunchy texture with tons of flavor from the spices.

9. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches

This is a simple dish that has been a go-to meal for kids since we were young. It can be made quickly since you have all of the ingredients already at home. The grilled cheese sandwich should be prepared by adding butter, cheese, and bread directly to the grill. With this recipe, it doesn’t get much easier than popping two slices of bread on the grill, adding some cheese to the middle, and melting it. The key is to get a good ratio of cheese to bread so that the cheese doesn’t melt too much and simply ooze all over the place.

10. Grilled Veggies with Olive Oil and Herbs (Vegan)

If you’re entertaining guests for a Vegan meal, this is the recipe for you! It’s easy to prepare, requiring only a stack of vegetables and an oil flavored with herbs, garlic, and rosemary. You can prepare the vegetables ahead of time by cutting them into desired shapes. When you’re ready to cook, put the veggies on a chopping board and drizzle with olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Place in the oven to grill for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or until they’re tender enough to serve.

11. Grilled Chicken Chops

This recipe is super simple to make, taking only a few minutes to prepare and cook from start to finish. It requires chicken breasts, lemon juice, dry mustard, and salt and pepper. The best thing about this meal is that it lets you do some chopping before you start cooking. You can chop up the vegetables ahead of time so that all you need to do is put them on the grill when you’re ready for dinner.

12. Grilled Corn on The Cob

This meal is one of the best ways to get dinner done quickly and efficiently. All you need is a bag of corn and butter. Grill each side for about 5 minutes or until they’re nicely browned with added flavor from the grill. As soon as they’re off the grill, add a little butter and serve. This meal can be served as an appetizer or a side dish, so depending on your guests, determine how many you’ll need to prepare.

13. Grilled Lamb Chops

Lamb is a lean meat that’s delicious and well-rounded. If you’re in the mood for something a little richer, try grilling up some lamb chops. They’re simple enough to prepare but have a nice flavor that will really make them stand out on your plate. You can choose from a wide variety of herbs and spices for seasoning. If you’re looking for something more traditional, though, you can keep it simple by using a combination of rosemary, thyme, and oregano along with some crushed red pepper flakes for a kick.

14. Grilled Strawberry and Blueberry Crisp

If there was ever a dessert that was meant to grill, this would be it. The combination of strawberries and blueberries is a classic flavor combination that is sure to add some sweetness to your meal. To make this dish as simple as possible, you can toss them in the egg cooker with a little bit of water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes or until they’re done. While the berries are cooking, you can prepare the topping by mixing some oats, flour, and sugar altogether.

15. Grilled Turkey Burgers

If you’re feeding a crowd or want to save time on the grill, a turkey burger is one of the best options for you. The turkey burger is great for entertaining because it combines the ease of a regular hamburger with all the great flavors of turkey meat. This recipe calls for a ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger along with garlic powder and onion powder. The trick to getting this recipe right isn’t difficult, but it does take some time and attention, so that everything turns out perfectly. To avoid any flare-ups, you’ll want to make sure that the pan is clean and dry when you’re cooking the turkey burgers. Also, the turkey burgers must be prepared carefully and not overcooked so that they don’t become dry. As for the onions, it’s best to let them cook until golden brown on the grill.

16. Grilled Steak with All-Natural Marinade

The best way to prepare steak is on a barbecue or over a fire pit. If you’re daunted by the thought of cooking it on the grill, however, this recipe is for you. This steak tastes great with a little marinade added during grilling. You can prepare this meal while your guests are at home, or they can wait outside while you finish up.

In conclusion, grilling is one of the favorite outdoor cooking techniques that will take you and your family to a new world. You can enjoy a variety of cuisines, from gourmet to rustic and many more, depending on your diet preference. With the above-listed recipes, you can prepare your favorite meals while creating an ambiance that leaves your guests in awe.

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