Garlic Grilled Steak

Eight Great Dinner Party BBQ Recipes

Summer is grilling season. So here’s eight great bbq recipes to cook on the grill that’ll transform your dinner party into a night to be remembered. 

Grills are one of the best tools for cooking. Even people who don’t know their way around the kitchen find themselves gravitating towards a grill. They’re easy to use and cook food in a flash.

Barbecued food has that beautiful brown sear, grill marks, smoky flavor, and savory taste of barbecue. Break out your quirkiest apron for an afternoon or evening of outdoor entertaining. We’ve got eight fantastic BBQ recipes that are a delicious departure from your grilled burger and hotdog routine.

Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #1. Grilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Cilantro Salad

We start things off hot with Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay and his spicy grilled chicken recipe. The heat of this spicy and savory Jamaican-style grilled chicken goes perfectly with fresh, sweet mango salsa. Some real heat is in this dish, as the recipe calls for one large Scotch bonnet pepper.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #2. Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

It’s time to break free from your go-to pork chop dinner and give it a kick of flavor with brandy or dark beer. This recipe calls for a good bourbon like Jack Daniel’s, cayenne pepper, dark brown sugar, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #3. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

With today’s number of vegans and vegetarians, any good dinner party host needs to offer a non-meat entree, especially if serving bbq. Fortunately, this black bean burger might make everyone give up meat. Its meaty texture holds up well on the grill. The black bean burger patties are the perfect match for the recipe’s accompanying chipotle “mayo” made of silken tofu, cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard powder, and chipotle paste.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #4. Sweet Cola Ribs

We went “down home with the Neely’s” to find the perfect bbq rib recipe. The can of cola this barbecue sauce calls for brings a delightful sweetness. The sugars along with the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar give it a good caramel crust and beautiful grill marks. The dry rub is also the secret to this recipe’s success.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #5. Sweet and Smoky Cedar-Planked Salmon

This flavor-packed fish recipe couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is skin-on salmon fillet, light brown sugar, smoked paprika, grated lemon zest, ground black pepper, and salt. It only takes 25 to 28 minutes to cook.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #6. Chicken Tandoori-Style Kebabs

Chicken tandoori-style kebabs are flavorful with its Indian spices that include Garam masala. Other spices that add to delightful flavors of this dish are chili powder, smoked paprika, and turmeric.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #7. Grilled Shrimp with Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

There’s a reason “shrimp on the barbie” is a thing. The grill is one of the best ways to prepare shrimp. And while it’s easier to buy shrimp peeled and deveined, grilling it fresh and with the shell on delivers the best flavor.

The secret to what makes this recipe so tasty is in the sauce. The shrimp delivers enough flavor on its own, and the sauce enhances that. It’s a simple sauce made of apple cider vinegar, honey, ketchup, hot sauce, garlic, and ginger.

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Dinner Party BBQ Recipe #8. Garlic Grilled Ribeye Steak

You didn’t think we’d forget to include a good steak recipe did you? Just saving the best for last. This garlic grilled ribeye steak recipe is delicious, quick and easy. Takes only 15 minutes, including prep. Even better, you don’t have to marinate it for hours. What enhances the flavors of the meat is the garlic baste that involves a lot of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce.

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