Top 10 family barbecue recipes

Barbecue season is the perfect excuse for a family party. Discover our best ever pulled pork, fully-loaded sweet potatoes and delicious sides for sharing.

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We've got meaty medleys, chicken gyros and hearty veggie barbecued sweet potato jackets to satisfy hungry kids and famished adults alike. Before you start, make sure your party goes without a hitch with our guide to barbecuing safely. When it comes to recipes, whether you like something spicy or want a cooler option for the kids, you can find it here. 

Easiest ever pulled pork 

Pulled pork
This is the simplest recipe for succulent pulled pork you will ever use. Make a big batch of this subtly smoky, sweet pork and pack into burger buns to meet demand. This recipe doesn't use any tricky measurements or fancy kitchen kit, so get stuck in! Try serving with our simple herbed potato salad

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

Barbecued chicken with yogurt and lettuce on a flatbread

Flatbreads make an easy, satisfying family barbecue meal and kids will love assembling their own. Coat the chicken in a mouthwatering marinade of oregano, lemon, garlic and cinnamon for an hour before cooking. Serve with a cooling dollop of yogurt and fresh Greek salad for a taste of the Med.

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

Sweet potato with pepper and halloumi on a plate
Cook sweet potatoes in foil on the barbecue and fill them with red pepper and halloumi parcels for an easy veggie feast. Sweet charred red pepper and salty halloumi make a winning combination and will quickly become a family favourite filling for jacket potatoes.

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

Pineapple & pork skewers

Pineapple and pork skewers with coriander on a bed of rice

Pair juicy pineapple with sticky pork cubes, crispy onions and peppers on skewers and cook them over the barbecue for a delicious chargrilled taste. You’ll need eight small or four large skewers for these. Metal skewers with twists along the length are ideal, as they stop the ingredients sliding about. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them first.

Pineapple & pork skewers

BBQ chorizo potato salad

Barbecued chorizo and potato salad in a rectangular dish

Spice up a homemade potato salad side with a few punchy slices of barbecued chorizo. The strong, smoky flavour of paprika from the sausage is balanced perfectly by the cool, creamy salad dressing.

BBQ chorizo potato salad

Soy & butter salmon parcels

Salmon fillet on a bed of sliced cucumber on a plate

Incorporate Asian flavours into an aromatic barbecued salmon dish for a light and refreshing main. Wrapping the fish in foil along with butter, honey and soy allows the flavours to marinate beautifully.

Soy & butter salmon parcels

Chicken gyros 

Chicken gyros
Everyone loves a wrap stuffed to bursting with all their favourite sides and trimmings. These chicken gyro skewers make a great base to a customisable meal. The marinated chicken in this Greek-style dish delivers plenty of flavour and is deliciously tender. Try serving with our grilled & filled flatbreads.

Crispy sweet potatoes with chickpeas and tahini yogurt 

Every barbecue needs a hearty veggie main that even meat eaters will be envious of. These barbecued jackets are the answer. The creamy tahini and chickpea filling with crunchy pomegranate seeds is the perfect complement to the sweet potato flesh. You can also pair it with our herby couscous with citrus & pomegranate dressing.  

Texas barbecue medley 

Texas barbecue medley
Once you've tried slow cooking your barbecue dishes, you'll never go back. This Texas barbecue medley has it all; chicken, ribs, pork shoulder and an addictive brine and rub mix to add serious flavour. Serve with our cheesy corn on the cob for a whole lot of Southern comfort. Our cheesy tear-and-share garlic rolls also make a crowd-pleasing side.

Beef and red pepper burgers

Beef & red pepper burgers
Pack the veg into your standard barbecue fare with these beef and red pepper burgers. Carrot and roasted red pepper add flavour and extra nutritonal benefits to these kid-friendly treats. If you want something with a little crunch, pair with our bread & butter pickles

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