With thanks to the great weather we’ve been having recently, now seems like the perfect time to get those barbecues fired up to start roasting some delicious food in the summer heat, while it lasts! There’s nothing quite like sitting back and enjoying healthy, flame-grilled food with an ice cold beverage, and summer is the perfect time to practice your culinary skills! Our aim is to provide you with easy to make, delicious barbecue recipes that can be enjoyed on a hot day amongst your family and friends.
With all the state-of-the-art barbecues our members can offer, you won’t be short of choice and you’ll be sure to find the right barbecue for you and your needs. Simply head to our barbecues page for all of our members current offers. Our barbecue recipes are perfect for the first use of your new barbecue, so give them a go!
Blue Cheese & Apple Burger
Nothing beats a homemade burger with succulent mince meat and tasty toppings. Burgers are incredibly easy to make and it’s even easier to add your own spin to them, which is what makes them so great. They’re truly a staple to all barbecue recipes, and we won’t allow you to have a barbecue without them!
750g minced meat (high fat count)
1 soft lettuce
2 green apples
100g blue cheese
Sauces of choice
1. You will need to prepare the burgers for an hour before you start cooking. To make the burgers, separate the meat into as many burgers as you would like. If you’re feeling adventurous, feel free to add finely chopped apple to the meat! Massage each ball with your hand, this will allow the fat to warm up and keep them formed.
2. Squash each ball down, making a patty slightly larger than the bun, as these will shrink once cooked.
3. Place the patties on a tray and leave covered in a fridge to chill.
4. Once you’re ready to cook, prepare your toppings! Ensure your lettuce is washed and dried, apples are sliced and blue cheese is crumbled ready to be topped.
5. Once your barbecue is lit and ready, place each burger down and cook for roughly 4 minutes each side. Season them with salt and black pepper as you cook.
6. Place your burger buns soft side down on a grill for one minute so they’re hot and toasted.
7. Once your burgers are cooked, top them with blue cheese and grill until melted.
8. Finally, stack your salad and apple, add pickles and anything you want to jazz it up!
Smoky Pulled Pork
One of the easiest barbecue recipes is our pulled pork one, it’s very quick to prepare, although there is considerable cooking time, making it perfect for cooking in the morning of your barbecue. Pulled pork has become somewhat of a barbecue sensation in recent years, making for a delicious, mouth-watering sandwich or wrap.
2.5kg boneless pork shoulder and neck end
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 mugfulls of cider
Red wine vinegar
Plenty of smoky barbecue sauce
Soft white rolls
1. Preheat the oven on the highest setting
2. Score the pork all over, roughly about 1cm deep and cover it in olive oil, then season generously with paprika, cumin, sugar, salt and pepper. Rub it all over.
3. Place the pork in the centre of an oven and turn the heat down to gas mark 3/160c/320f.
4. Pour in the two mugs of cider and allow to cook from 4 to 8 hours until the meat is falling apart, basting it occasionally using the juices. Add more cider if the pork becomes dry.
5. Take the pork out of the oven. Remove the crackling and any fat, and using a fork, scrape and shred the meat apart and remove any bones that appear.
6. Once cooled, add as much barbecue sauce as necessary to the size of the pork shoulder, and mix in. Season as appropriate.
7. Add the mixture when ready to a bun and top with coleslaw!
Marinated Vege Halloumi Skewers
Skewers are really quick and easy to prepare and make for a great alternative option to meat. They’re also perfect for vegetarians, and finding ideal barbecue recipes that don’t include the typical meats isn’t as easy as it should be. A favourite of ours, these skewers only require a few ingredients and are super healthy!
2 blocks of halloumi cheese
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 orange pepper
2 red onions
1. Chop up your halloumi and vegetables into bite size pieces.
2. Finely chop the mint and place into a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice and mix.
3. Place chopped veg and cheese into the bowl and mix, ensuring the mix is covered. Allow it to rest for 20 minutes, marinating the mixture.
4. Remove your mix of veg and cheese and thread onto the skewers
5. Place skewers on the barbecue and grill for 1 minute each side until chargrilled
Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks has always been a longtime friend of the barbecue and it’s definitely our favourite out of our delicious barbecue recipes.
8 chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp tomato puree
1 tbsp mustard
1. Slash each drumstick several times.
2. Mix the soy sauce, honey, olive oil, tomato puree and mustard together and pour the mixture over the drumsticks.
3. Massage the mixture into the chicken, ensuring it is fully coated.
4. Leave the drumsticks to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
5. When ready to cook, place the drumsticks on the barbecue for approx. 5 minutes on each side and serve once crispy and piping hot.
If you’re looking for a new barbecue to take centre stage this summer in your garden then don’t forget to browse our members amazing collection of modern barbecues. And keep your eyes peeled for more barbecue recipes that we’ll be posting this summer!