Barbecue Recipes

Your favorite mouth-watering dishes and great meal ideas

Cookouts are one of the best things about the summer, and they're a great way for you to try out some new recipes on your grill. Whether you love seafood or steak, barbecues are a unique way to cook and impress everyone at your next party. Even if you're the ultimate barbecue chef, you may decide to try a meal or two from the recipes you see here!

Barbecuing starts with the freshest materials – good quality cuts of meat, fresh veggies and fruits. The fresher the food is, the more that great summer flavor will come out. Marinating meats in fresh fruit juices and with hand-rubbed spices will bring a delicious taste to your favorite meats. If you don't want to make your own marinade, you can buy your preferred flavor at any grocery store. Let the marinated meat sit in the refrigerator and then flame it to perfection. An ideal meal!

Barbecuing takes time – you can't rush through it. By slow-cooking your meat on an outdoor gas grill, you are in fact bringing out some of the best flavor and making sure it's cooked all the way through, which is safer for you and your family. Not to mention, properly barbecued meat is tasty and makes everyone happy! You can also grill some succulent vegetables. Contrary to some beliefs, veggies don't just taste burnt when you grill them. You'll often bring out the amazing flavor of your favorite fresh vegetables when you toss them on the grill – and add to your meal to make it healthy and complete.

We've compiled some recipes to make your next cookout great. Recipes here aren't just about the meat, although that's important. You can find all sorts of meal ideas for every course you want to serve, from appetizers to dessert. You'll be a veritable barbecue god or goddess – and, of course, don't forget to send us your recipes and ideas for a great barbecue. Let us in on your tasty secrets and make everyone's party the best it can be.

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