Must Haves for Outdoor BBQs

  1. Portable bbq
  2. Portable table
  3. Blanket/rug
  4. Cutlery and napkins
  5. Containers for leftovers
  6. Tongs
  7. Foil
  8. Plates
  9. Cool box/bag
  10. Cups/bottles for drink
  11. Sauces/Condiments

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Chicken

These drumsticks are a definite crowd pleaser. They’re also delicious cold or hot, meaning if you make too many, you can eat them the next day!

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If you really want to impress your guests, give this recipe a go! They’re perfect for feeding large crowds whilst also bringing a bit of excitement to the menu.

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If you want to make sure all of your guests will enjoy your food, this is the recipe for you! What could go wrong with BBQ chicken legs? It’s a crowd-favourite.

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It may have a long cooking time, but it will definitely be worth the wait! This mouth-watering recipe can even be made without a BBQ, so it’s the perfect go-to treat for large gatherings.

 

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Make things easier when feeding a large group of people by cooking a whole chicken at once! This delicious Mediterranian-style recipe will serve a fair few of your guests - and we’re sure they’ll love it.

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Beef

Delicious BBQ sandwiches, slow cooked on a low heat and shredded, served in sandwich buns for an easy meal!

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A tasty treat with minimal preparation, and great for feeding a large group of people.

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Comfort food, but exotic and delicious, this meal is bound to leave your  guests wanting to know the recipe.

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Less cooking time than a lot of beef recipes, but just as tasty - remember, you may want to adjust the proportions of the recipe to suit a large crowd!

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Try something new at your next BBQ with this beef in dijon and tarragon recipe. Healthy and easy to make - it will become your ‘go-to’ in no time.

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Lamb

If you’re a Jamie Oliver fan, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try. The man himself describes it, saying: “The beauty of this dish is that you get the smoke and theatre of a barbecued leg of lamb, but the security of knowing that it’s properly cooked because you given it a bit of a head-start in the oven. ”

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Bring something different to the mix with this grilled lamb chops recipe. Your guests will be impressed at the mesmerizing tastes - they’ll end up wanting the recipe themselves.

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For the perfect lamb dish, you’re going to need the perfect marinades. Here are some easy Asian marinades that you’ll want to try for your next BBQ!

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If you’re cooking for a big group of people, you’re not going to want an overly complex recipe. This recipe is great for being both delicious, and easy to make!

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Here’s a recipe that will definitely get your mouths watering. Plus, this dish goes absolutely deliciously with a glass of fruity wine - what’s not to love?

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Pork

Get the taste of exotic Philipino street food in your own garden (or wherever it is you’re barbecuing!). These delicious skewers are great for dinners with big groups of people. They go well with rice - Meaning you don’t need to worry about creating a fancy accompanying dish. These are guaranteed to be a people pleaser.

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You can never go wrong with burgers! This tasty-treat of a dish is a safe bet for when you’re wanting to keep a lot of guests happy, whilst also showing off your culinary skills.

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If you want to take a new spin on a much-loved BBQ dish, try out these pork burritos! There’s only four steps to this dish - so you can impress your guests without any stress.

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This recipe is already set to serve 12 people, meaning you don’t need to work out any conversions! As Jamie Oliver puts it: “Here you get the attitude of all those flavours on the outside of the pork – smoky, sweet, sour and spicy – with beautifully cooked, silky, untouched meat inside. The contrast is fantastic. ”

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Similar to spare ribs, but without the fiddly bit of the bones, these pork belly stripes will make a delicious addition to your next BBQ. The ingredient list is short and sweet, and comprises of many items you probably already have in your cupboard at home.

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Veggie

For a safe crowd pleaser that even vegetarians and vegans can enjoy, give this tasty marinated BBQ vegetables recipe a try. They’re incredibly flavourful and a great addition to any BBQ event.

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Now this recipe will definitely impress your guests… Who says steaks are just for meat-lovers? Check out this simple, yet tasty, vegan BBQ meal, that tastes fabulous with french herb dressing.

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Give your vegetarian guests something exciting to try with this vegetable skewers recipe. This dish is easy to create but packed full of mouth-watering flavours that even the meat-eaters will want to try.

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Who doesn’t like halloumi? It’s tasty, super filling, and suitable for vegetarians! This recipe is super easy to prepare, and as long as your guests are vegetarian and not vegan, it will become your go-to in no time.

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Salads don’t have to be boring - check this one out for example! This dish is healthy and easy to prepare, making it a great meal for your next large gathering. It’s also vegan, meaning the vegan guests at your party won’t be stuck with a boring generic dish - they’re bound to love this tasty treat.

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Running out of things to do while waiting for the bbq to heat up? Here's a few games we recommend:

  1. Ring toss
  2. Lawn twister
  3. Giant chess or jenga
  4. Horseshoe tossing
  5. Water balloon fights
  6. Pinata
  7. Garden bowling
  8. Lawn darts
  9. Ping-Pong golf
  10. Badminton
  11. Charades