Okay, so sitting outside in the sunshine, smelling goodness drift out from your grill, and hanging out with the awesome people you choose to surround yourself with –maybe with a beer in your hand??– is enough to make for a wonderful day. All the pieces are already there. You don’t really NEED any help with that. But if you want to host a barbeque that feels really special and delicious… this page will help you take your kick-butt cookout to a whole new plane of yummy.
If you’re looking for a great homemade barbeque recipe, or tips on choosing the right sauce, or bbq how-to’s… you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got everything you need to help plan the perfect summer bbq. Whether it’s a birthday, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July… or just a great day to break out the grill, there’s nothing quite as fun –or tasty– as a smoky backyard barbeque.
Planning a Backyard BBQ
Backyard Barbecue Menus: Great ideas for putting together a menu full of fabulous barbecue goodies. Ideas for barbecue themes, menus, recipes, and more. Do something a little different with your BBQ grill. And when you’re done, check out these Money Saving BBQ Tips to help save some dough.
Dinner Party Menu for the Grill: A fun –and easy– menu that looks and tastes good enough for a nice dinner, but goes together in a cinch right there on your grill. Includes ideas for putting together a nice menu for a cookout, plus lots of new recipes for a BBQ.
Recipes for Barbecue Rubs
Rib Rub Recipes: No barbecue rib recipe is complete without a great spice rub. No matter what kind of ribs you’re looking to make, this page has the right rib rub recipe (try saying that ten times fast!) for you. These spice rubs make sauce almost completely optional.
Dry Rub Recipes for Poultry: If it goes squawk, I’ve got a spice mix recipe you’ll want to rub all over it. With this great poultry rub barbeque recipe collection, you can say goodbye to dry, boring chicken on the grill. Smother it in homemade BBQ sauce and you’ve got a piece of chicken-y heaven.
Recipes for Barbecue Sauces
Homemade Barbeque Sauce For Poultry: These great BBQ sauce recipes are perfect for chicken, turkey, and other poultry.
Vinegar Barbeque Sauce Recipes: Straight from Virginia and the Carolinas, these wonderful vinegar-based barbecue sauces are as traditional as it gets. Pull out a pulled pork sandwich and get pouring!
Memphis Barbeque Sauce: Memphis BBQ sauce is for those people who want the best of everything: spice, tang, sweetness, and a full, rich flavor. Don’t know what kind of BBQ sauce to choose? Then you want Memphis-style… it’s the standard thick, sweet, tangy, spicy concoction. But way better than the jarred stuff.
My American BBQ Sauce Recipe Collection: This great barbeque recipe collection includes some of the best barbecue sauces in the country: spicy Texas BBQ sauce, sweet-and-sticky Kansas City sauce, and rich and mellow Jack Daniel’s sauce.
Alabama White Barbeque Sauce Recipes: Straight from Alabama, this unusual mayonnaise-based barbecue sauce is the perfect thing to convert bbq sauce haters (um, is there such a thing??) into bbq lovers. If you’ve never had it, it may sound a bit weird, but believe me… this stuff is ridiculously good. And perfect for drier meats like chicken breast.
BBQ Food How-to’s and Resources
Learn How to Barbeque in Five Simple Steps If you’re new to grilling, it can be a little intimidating. Check here for a full crash course in using your grill. It goes over everything you need to actually grill, including grilling supplies and how-tos on cooking and lighting the grill.
Barbeque Dry Rub Tips: Seen about 1000 barbeque dry rub recipes and don’t know what to choose? These tips will help you choose the perfect barbeque rub for your sauce and your meat– and learn why bbq rubs make meat so tasty.
The Best Barbecue Sauces in America: Kansas, Texas, Virginia… it seems like every state has a special barbeque recipe all its own. Want to learn more about barbecue sauces state-to-state? Check this out.
BBQ Hamburger Recipes
The PERFECT Burger Recipe: A great hamburger should be simple. This recipe helps you put together the perfect grilled burger, including what meat to choose, how to cook it, and what temp it should be for burger-y perfection.
Grilled Hamburger Toppings and Buns: Sometimes you just want to make up your own! Here you’ll find lots of great topping ideas to build your own burger. This is the perfect list if you want to create a built your own burger bar for your next BBQ or cookout.
“Build Your Own” Veggie Burger Recipe: Since veggie burgers can be made out of anything but meat, the choices are endless! This veggie burger recipe starts out with a basic bean base, and lets you add your own ingredients to make all sorts of flavors. They’re rich and filling– and I promise you will NOT miss the meat.
Gourmet Veggie Burger Recipes: These great veggie burger recipes are simple to make, but unique and full of flavor and texture. For the sophisticated vegetarian palate. Or just because you’re bored of your Boca Burgers.
Healthy Vegetarian Burger Recipes: One made with caramelized onion and garbanzo, the other with carrots and zucchini, these veggie burgers are healthy, filling, and full of flavor.
Football and Tailgating Recipes
Tailgating Menus: Menus and recipes for a tailgating party. Includes tips on planning a menu, ideas for tailgating supplies, and lots of great tailgating menu and recipe suggestions.