Easy BBQ Food Ideas and Inspiration
There’s so much more to this smokey way of cooking than just eating plain meats and vegetables! As we approach the end of summer, now is the time to make the most of the BBQ time we have left. With little promise of good weather for the remainder of the summer season, easy BBQ food ideas and inspiration can make your next family BBQ an event to remember, even if the sun isn’t shining!
No matter if you're short on time, don’t have all the right ingredients or instead want to spend hours perfecting your grilling techniques, we have a selection of easy BBQ food ideas and inspiration to enjoy fuss-free dining this summer!
Easy BBQ Food Ideas & Recipes
Simple Beef Burgers
If you fancy trying your hand at making your own burgers, then this super simple beef burger recipe is sure to be the talk of your next BBQ! To make, all you need is:
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 egg
- 500g of good-quality beef mince
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Burger buns
To make, firstly mix together the mince, egg and onion. Then, divide the mixture into four and roll into balls. Gently flatten the ball of burger mix with the palm of your hand, ensuring that they are all the same thickness. Put onto a plate and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour and lightly brush each burger with a bit of the vegetable oil.
To cook, place the burgers oil-side down on the BBQ and cook for 5-7 minutes. Oil the other side of the burger and flip, cooking for 5-7 more minutes. Then, place your burgers inside the burger buns and top with your desired toppings, whether you like grilled onions, cheese and pickles or keep it traditional with ketchup or burger sauce, with this easy bbq food recipe, you’re sure to get people coming back for more!
Marinated Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks are perhaps one of the easiest BBQ foods you can make and take no time at all to prepare. There’s no need to worry about mixing herbs and spices together to make your own marinades, here at Regal Foods, we’ve got you covered with our range of ready-to-use marinades and sauces! From traditional tandoori to zesty lemon and herb, our quality marinades are your BBQ saviours and can be used on so much more than just meat!
To make marinated chicken drumsticks, simply pop the chicken drumsticks in a large bowl and cover in as much marinade as desired. Mix together to ensure the meat is evenly coated, cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight. Once you are ready to BBQ, remove the chicken from the bowl and add to the grill, making sure to baste the meat with any excess marinade, until fully cooked. There you have it - easy BBQ food that takes no time at all!
Griddled Corn On The Cob
Cooking corn on the cob on a BBQ is easy and delicious and is an instant crowd-pleaser. Sometimes, BBQs can be a bit heavy on the meat options and grilled corn on the cob is a welcome addition to any gathering, no matter if your guests are vegetarians or meat-eaters. To make, put 4 cobs into a bowl of cold water (or as many as needed) and allow to soak for 30 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix together butter, fresh coriander or mint and red chilli until soft and combined.
After 30 minutes, remove the cobs from the bowl and shake off any excess water and put each cob onto a sheet of foil. Spread the butter evenly over each of the cobs and wrap up in the foil. Cook the wrapped cobs on a medium heat for 25-30 minutes, making sure to turn occasionally. After cooking, open the foil carefully, making sure not to burn yourself or lose any of the delicious flavoured butter!
No BBQ is complete without a range of delicious sauces to compliment your easy BBQ food – from Burger sauces to Kebab House Chilli Sauce - they’re all guaranteed to bring great flavour to the BBQ. Why not try out our Very Hot Chilli Sauce, or BBQ Sauce! So, fire up the BBQ, invite friends and family, and make it a tasty event to remember!