Whether you are firing up the BBQ for the family, or for a bunch of guests, you can find some inspiration from this curated list of 43 of the Best Summer BBQ Recipes.
There is something quintessentially summer about firing up the BBQ and grilling some meat and/or vegetables.
These summer BBQ recipes are not only delicious, but are visually appealing so that you can impress your guests with your BBQ mastery!
Most of these are recipes that I have discovered from some of the best chefs and home cooks online, but a few are my own tried-and-true favorites.
Cheers to the Grill Master!
It doesn’t matter if you prefer beef, chicken, pork, fish, or vegetables on the grill, there are summer BBQ recipe inspirations for (almost) everyone.
However – full disclosure, although this probably goes without saying given the subject of this post – most of these recipes are NOT vegan friendly. Sorry to my Vegan readers! If you’re looking for Vegan BBQ recipes, I would suggest checking out this article by our friends over at The Vegan Society.
Best Summer BBQ Beef Recipes
There is something about a steak or burger on the BBQ that just SCREAMS summer. Living in a Northern Climate, one of the saddest days of the year is when I have to pack away the grill for the Winter, and one of the happiest is when I get to fire it back up again in the Spring.
This collection of Summer BBQ Recipes focuses on Beef, but you might find some veggies mixed in, just for fun.
Ultimate Onion, Brie & Sun Dried Tomato Burger
This multi-national burger pulls inspiration from Australia, France and Asia and combines them into one ultimate taste experience.
A cast iron grill on a side burner or right on the BBQ works just fine for creating the onion, soy and balsamic reduction that gives this burger its kick.
Balsamic Glazed Steak & Vegetable Rolls
A fun easy and adaptable recipe for grilled steak rolls stuffed with veggies and topped with a delicious balsamic glaze steak sauce.
BBQ Steak with Jim Beam Bourbon Sauce
If you like your beef to have a bit of zip, then this tangy sauce with a bit of heat is perfect. Plus, you can make a version of this with mushrooms… simply saute some mushrooms, add some Jim Beam BBQ Sauce, simmer, and then spoon on top of a perfectly cooked steak.
This is one of my favorite recipes, and I make it all the time for friends and family (well, the friends and family I actually like).
Tender Balsamic-Wine Marinated London Broil
The secret to this insanely flavorful and tender Marinated London Broil is that it marinates in the simple balsamic-wine marinade for a full day before grilling to perfection and becoming a delicious dinner.
Italian Inspired Grilled Filet Mignon with Caprese
A traditional Caprese salad is deconstructed and placed on top of a perfectly grilled Filet Mignon. A simple but beautiful (and delicious) way to dress an amazing beef filet that provide an Italian inspired taste of summer in every bite.
Southern Style BBQ Pot Roast
Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious pot roast. This beauty is slow-cooked in BBQ sauce with some onions and garlic. The result may just be the most flavorful pot roast you have ever tasted!
Classic Homemade BBQ Hamburger, with a Twist
Yes, a second hamburger… but it’s a list of the best Summer BBQ recipes, so you shouldn’t be surprised. This one is my own tried and true recipe for an amazing and flavorful burger.
For this classically delicious burger, you’ll mix 1lb ground beef, 1 envelope of dry onion soup mix, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of bread crumps, 1 tablespoon of Badia’s Complete Seasoning, and a 1/2 cup of Sour Cream. Mix together, form patties, and BBQ to your desired temperature.
Feel free to add cheese and/or bacon, because cheese and bacon make everything better!