Satisfy any appetite, rain or shine, with our mouthwatering array of barbecue delights. Dive into our sizzling selection, featuring juicy burgers, tantalizing skewers, and knockout veggie dishes, complemented by a variety of sides and refreshing drinks to wash it all down.


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1. Sticky barbecue chicken

Sticky barbecue chicken

Use up thrifty chicken thighs and drumsticks with this sticky barbecue chicken. Get a head start and roast the chicken up to two days ahead and make the barbecue sauce up to a week ahead. When it comes time to barbecue, simply brush the sauce onto the chicken and grill until they are browned and sticky.

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2. Halloumi burgers

Four halloumi burgers in buns topped with salad

Get dinner sorted in a flash with these speedy halloumi burgers. These vegetarian burgers are super filling and come together in just twenty minutes. Grill thick slices of halloumi, then assemble with toasted buns, hummus, lettuce, and tomato.

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3. Korean chilli, sesame & honey chicken

Korean chicken on skewers next to corn on the cob

Try this top-rated Korean chilli, sesame & honey chicken, full of bold flavours. The sweet and spicy glaze is loaded with gochujang, a Korean paste made from red chillies and fermented soybeans. Skewer chicken thighs, coat in the glaze and then grill until cooked through.

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4. Stickiest ever BBQ ribs with chive dip

Stickiest ever BBQ ribs with chive dip

Slow cook our stickiest ever BBQ ribs for a super tender result that falls off the bone. Start by roasting the ribs for two to three hours while making a barbecue sauce on the hob. Marinade the ribs then grill on a hot barbecue until crispy on the outside. Serve with a creamy chive dip.

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5. Swedish meatball burgers

Two burgers on buns with cheese tomatoes and lettuce next to a jar of sauce

Beef burgers like these Swedish meatball burgers are essential to any summer barbecue. Make a classic burger patty with beef mince, breadcrumbs, eggs and onions. Barbecue until cooked through then melt cheddar cheese on top and finish with lettuce and tomato.

See our beef burger recipes for more inspiration.

6. Barbecued banoffee splits

Barbecued bananas in tin foil topped with a scoop of ice cream

Satisfy your sweetooth with these family-friendly barbecued banoffee splits. Stuff bananas with a mixture of butter, light brown sugar and vanilla extract. Wrap the bananas in foil then grill for 15 minutes. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and scatter with chopped pecans.

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7. Sticky chicken & chorizo skewers

Sticky chicken & chorizo skewers

Embrace the fresh flavours of summer with these sticky chicken & chorizo skewers. Skewer bite-sized pieces of chicken, thick chorizo slices and whole padron peppers, then coat with a garlic, honey and thyme glaze. Serve with a batch of homemade fluffy olive oil flatbreads.

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8. Chicken souvlaki

Chicken on skewers next to a flatbread of chicken with lettuce and other toppings

This Greek-inspired chicken souvlaki is loaded with herbs and spices like oregano, mint, cumin, coriander and paprika. Marinade the chicken for up to 48 hours then skewer and cook on a hot grill. Make a batch of soft pita wraps and a cooling tzatziki dip. Serve with chopped tomato, lettuce and red onion.

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9. Easy vegan burgers

Vegan burger in a bun topped with veg and sitting on some relish

Make a big batch of these easy vegan burgers and freeze some to have on hand for a sunny afternoon. These plant-based burgers are packed with sweet potatoes, polenta and sweetcorn. Serve in buns with a dollop of salsa, some onion and salad leaves.

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10. Greek chicken kebab

Chicken kebab on a flaming BBQ

Our five-star Greek chicken kebab is made with chicken thighs to make it extra tender and succulent. After marinading overnight, thread the chicken on to two skewers and grill for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Let rest for 20 minutes before serving with pitta bread and fresh salad.

Find more ideas with our kebab recipes.

11. Spiced grilled pineapple with maple sesame brittle

Spiced grilled pineapple with maple sesame brittle

Make this sweet and zesty pineapple dessert the next time you have a barbecue. After the coals have died down a little, char some pineapple spiced with ginger and mixed spice and serve with our maple syrup and sesame seed brittle.

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12. Vegan pulled BBQ jackfruit

Pulled BBQ jackfruit on top of guacamole

Discover the art of cooking jackfruit and transform it into a delectable vegan 'pulled' meat substitute in just 5 minutes using only ten common storecupboard staples. It’s perfect for stuffing into bread rolls and enjoying with all the barbecue trimmings.

Use jackfruit as a clever meat alternative in our easy jackfruit recipes.

13. Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes

Platter of sweet potatoes cut into wedges and topped with chillies and spring onions

Serve these glazed sweet potatoes as a side dish at a barbecue, or turn them into a summer salad by tossing through handfuls of rocket or watercress. Craft your glaze using a blend of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and lime juice, infusing the perfect umami flavours to balance the sweetness of the potato. Top with sliced chillies and fresh spring onions, delivering an extra kick and burst of freshness to every bite.

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14. Next level BBQ chicken

Baking tray of BBQ chicken with charred lime

Unlock the secrets to mastering BBQ chicken like a pro with our straightforward recipe, designed for even the most novice barbecuers to conquer. Experience chicken so tender it practically falls off the bone, while our marinade boasts a delightful harmony of sweet, salty, and spicy flavours.

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15. BBQ mackerel

BBQ mackerel

Enhance your barbecue offering with this aromatic mackerel dish, delicately coated in a vibrant ginger, chilli and lime drizzle. Quick to prepare in under 30 minutes, this recipe is ideal for entertaining a crowd, as it can effortlessly be doubled to satisfy even the heartiest appetites.

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16. Vegan BBQ teriyaki tofu

Teriyaki tofu on top of a bed of broccoli and courgette

This vegan BBQ teriyaki tofu is a great meat-free alternative that’s quick and easy to prepare. Just mix your marinade ingredients and let your tofu marinate for at least an hour, allowing it to absorb the flavours. For an even richer taste, let it marinate for longer.

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17. Easy eton mess ice cream

Baking dish of Eton mess ice scream with an ice cream scooper sitting in it

Serve our eton mess ice cream in bowls or cones for a feeling of nostalgia. With vanilla custard, meringue and fresh strawberries, it's a great gluten-free dessert option.

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18. Easy sangria

Easy sangria

Embrace balmy summer days with a jug of sangria. It's a lovely sharing cocktail with red wine, Spanish brandy, sparkling water, cinnamon and chopped fruit.

For an alternative option, try our white wine sangria or check out more of our sangria recipes.

19. Pimm's

Glass of pimm's with cucumber, strawberry and mint

Is it British summertime if you don’t have a glass of Pimm’s in your hand? Make up this fruity punch with lemonade, fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange slices and strawberries.

Check out more Pimm's recipes, from cocktails to cakes.

20. Marshmallow & strawberry kebabs

Marshmallow & strawberry kebabs

If you find yourself with some leftover heat on your barbecue and you're craving a sweet finale to your feast, why not give our marshmallow & strawberry kebabs a try? It's a fun activity for kids to join in, honing their chopping skills and watching the marshmallows toast to perfection. Finish off your skewers with a drizzle of caramel sauce once they've cooled.

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