Top-Rated Recipes for Your Barbeque Menu
Summer means barbeque season. Whether you're having a big get-together or a small gathering with just the family, your backyard cookout can be delicious with this collection of recipes for your barbeque menu. We've included everything from appetizers to desserts, and don't forget barbeque mains like baby back ribs and juicy hamburgers, each of which are sure to be a hit with guests. Start here to build your barbeque's menu, and everyone will find something worthy of a second scoop or serving.
Tomato and Mozzarella Bites
Caprese salad is delicious, but not always easy to serve as a finger food. Instead, these easy appetizers are made on kebab skewers for all the flavor, but none of the mess. For an extra special presentation, use multicolored tomatoes in shades of red, purple, and yellow.
Grilled Bacon Jalapeño Wraps
Bacon, jalapeños, and cream cheese are all you need to make these creamy, meaty, and spicy appetizers. If you want an extra boost of deliciousness, try choosing a flavored variety of cream cheese, such as chives or sun-dried tomato.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
If you've already got the grill going for your main dishes, why not just throw a few ears of corn into the mix? The heat cooks up each piece perfectly, adding a hint of smoky flavor to complement the naturally sweet corn.
Juiciest Hamburgers Ever
Evaporated milk is the secret ingredient to these irresistible burgers. The end result is an extra tender patty that's begging to be dressed up in a bun.
Nana's Southern Coleslaw
According to reviewers, this recipe for your barbeque menu is reminiscent of a famous fried chicken chain's coleslaw. The slaw is equal parts creamy, tangy, and sweet, just the way Nana likes it.
Boston Baked Beans
Although this recipe requires a bit of a time investment — between soaking the beans and baking them for several hours — the end result is worth the effort. "I've never had a baked bean recipe be so precise and come out so perfect," says reviewer MAGGIE MCGUIRE.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon
Twice baked potatoes are an excellent appetizer, but making enough for a crowd can be time consuming. Take all your favorite stuffed potato flavors — salty bacon, gooey cheese, and tangy sour cream — and layer them up in this decadent casserole.
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
This classic potato salad has all the fixin's, including boiled eggs, crunchy celery, and sweet relish. If you like a more tangy potato salad, some reviewers suggest substituting dill relish for the sweet variety.
Watermelon Avocado Salsa
This fresh salsa is great for serving with chips or over grilled meat. "Just grab the nearest spoon and eat this right out of the bowl. Yes this is that good," says bd.weld. "This has the perfect balance of flavors."
Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce
Plant-based guests won't be left out with these hearty grilled skewers. Marinated in a soy sauce and sriracha blend, the firm pieces of tofu and fresh veggies just need 10 minutes on the grill for a delicious dish.
Grill Master Chicken Wings
Nobody will guess that Italian salad dressing is the key ingredient for marinating these juicy chicken wings. And since the buttery hot sauce glaze is added at the end, a few pieces can be set aside just after grilling for heat-sensitive guests.
Baby Back Ribs
"These are tender and the meat falls right off the bone," says recipe creator KHEFFN. "Generally, people think of baby back ribs as a meal they would only order when at a restaurant, but they are so easy to make at home." Serve these on your barbeque, and every neighbor will be asking for an invite to the party.
Go beyond basic brownies with this indulgent summer version. Whip up your favorite boxed brownies, but halfway through baking sprinkle on s'mores toppings like graham crackers, marshmallows, and even more chocolate.