Barbecue season has officially arrived, and we’re here for it with a mouthwatering line up of barbecue recipes. Whether you have a hankering for succulent, tender ribs, a plump, juicy burger, flavorful barbecue chicken or even a butter tender filet mignon, we’ve got you covered with 12 Best Barbecue Recipes of Summer.
Best Barbecue Ribs Recipes
Every barbecue competition and backyard grill master will concur: you need a homerun barbecue ribs recipe in your back pocket. Start with one of our favorites:
Three days may seem like a long time, but we guarantee this recipe for barbecue ribs is worth the effort and wait. With just the right mixture of spicy and sweet, this beef rib recipe is sure to join your list of favorites.
The Spruce Eats delivers this fantastic rendition of a “Crown Town” favorite. Sweet barbecue pork ribs with a hint of spice and smoke will transport you to the heart of the country and our hometown barbecue style.
3. Memphis Ribs
This recipe for Memphis Ribs is served up by Kevin is Cooking has all the earmarks of great Memphis Style Ribs: baby back ribs, a great dry rub of pepper and spices, signature Memphis barbecue vinegar flavor, and cooked to perfection. Mmm-mmm, delicious.
Best Burger Recipes
Is there anything that says “summertime ” quite like a juicy burger, hot off the grill and topped with garden fresh toppings?
Who says the best burgers are always made of ground beef? Ground pork, buttermilk, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and onion powder are mixed together and formed into patties, then grilled to perfection. Top with your favorite slaw recipe and serve on a toasted bun.
Start with American Style Kobe Beef steakburgers, then top with a little salt and pepper and grill to your preferred level of doneness. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to avoid overcooking! Then, serve on a toasted bun and top with fontina cheese, pineapple slices, mango chutney, red onion and lettuce for a perfect tropical burger.
Try with perfectly grilled, juicy Sirloin Craft Burgers, then top with sharp cheddar, slices of bacon, shredded lettuce, red onion and pickles.
Best Barbecue Chicken Recipes
“Kansas City Barbecue” is a term for a reason: we know great barbecue recipes, and our penchant for barbecue excellence doesn’t stop with beef or pork. Read on for our favorite barbecue chicken recipes.
Boneless chicken breasts are rubbed with a flavorful Caribbean jerk rub, then grilled to succulent perfection and topped with an innovative mango-serrano sauce. Tropical, sweet and spicy, this is one barbecue chicken recipe you need in your repertoire.
Start with boneless chicken breasts, then sprinkle with garlic salt, paprika and pepper and grill. Top with homemade barbeque sauce and serve with comfort food sides like Creamed Corn or grown up Mac & Cheese.
This recipe may only require four ingredients, but we think it’s worth at least four stars – or more. Mix lemon juice and butter with Italian dressing, then marinate your boneless chicken breasts for at least 20 minutes, but no more than 2 hours. Then, grill over medium heat and baste every ten minutes while cooking. Serve with a fresh salad filled with in-season veggies and enjoy a lighter barbecue recipe.
Best Steak Recipes
Steak is our strong suit, so you knew our list of best barbecue recipes had to include some savory cuts of steak, right?
Fresh lime juice, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, basil, tamari, olive oil, and Thai Chili-Garlic Sauce add an incredible flavor to butter-tender Filet Mignon. Grill over medium heat and be sure to use a meat thermometer to check for proper doneness.
Pull out all the stops with this unique barbecue recipe for grilled ribeye, guaranteed to add that extra something to your presentation.
You can’t go wrong with Kansas City barbecue at its finest. Serve up satisfaction with this favorite barbecue recipe. Kansas City Strips, basted with KC Basting Sauce (made with our signature Kansas City Steak Seasoning.)
You’re ready for summer now! Tell us your favorite barbecue recipe in the comments below!