30 Quick BBQ Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes—Or Less!
From steak kebobs to savoury grilled veggies, these mouthwatering summer meals will be on your table in no time.
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken
“I got this grilled chicken recipe from a friend while living in Hawaii. It sizzles with the flavours of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian. This sweet and savoury glaze is fantastic on pork chops, too.” —Sharon Boling, San Diego, California
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“A friend who’s an excellent cook shared this hamburger recipe with me, and it has since become a family favourite. The unusual combination of cola and French salad dressing added to the ground beef gives it fabulous flavour. The mixture is also used as a basting sauce on the moist burgers.” —Melva Baumer, Millmont, Pennsylvania
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Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter
Grilling corn in the husks is so easy. There’s no need to remove the silk and tie the husk closed before grilling. Just soak, grill and add your favourite flavoured butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas
“We love basil recipes, and these easy little pizzas are a wonderful change of pace from the classic cookout menu. Let everybody go crazy with the toppings.” —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
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Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing
“This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash, when it’s in season, for a variation, or crumbled goat cheese when I want creaminess.” —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15-Minute Marinated Chicken
“Whenever I serve this grilled chicken to family and friends, which is quite often, I’m bound to be asked for the 15-minute marinade recipe. It’s a fast and tasty meal that I’m happy to share with others.” —Pam Shinogle, Arlington, Texas
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Grilled Corn Hummus Tostadas
“This recipe is a combo of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines, giving it a unique taste. Avocado and hummus may sound like a weird mix, but they really go well together.” —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
“When it comes to grilled chicken recipes, we love this refreshing salad in the summer. The real star here is the vinaigrette made with blueberry preserves and maple syrup. It goes great with a fresh baguette and a frosty glass of minted lemonade.” —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine
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“I love hamburgers and tropical fruit, so it just seemed natural for me to combine them. My family frequently requests this unique Hawaiian pineapple burger recipe. It’s a nice change of pace!” —Joi McKim-Jones, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Get the recipe for Aloha Burgers.
Grilled Cauliflower Wedges
“This meal is incredibly easy, yet is packed with flavour and looks like a dish from a five-star restaurant. The grill leaves the cauliflower cooked but crisp, and the red pepper flakes add bite.” —Carmel Hall, San Francisco, California
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Grilled Ribeyes with Greek Relish
“The classic Grecian flavours of olives, feta cheese and tomatoes are a surefire hit. Combine them to complement a perfectly grilled steak, and it’s magic.” —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon
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Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip
Serve this dish as an appetizer or a dessert—the choice is yours! If desired, the pineapple spears can be rolled in flaked coconut before grilling. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers
“The inspiration for this recipe came from the charbroiled chicken skewers I used to enjoy while strolling along Calle Ocho in Miami on Sunday afternoons. Feel free to garnish with sesame seeds or spritz with fresh lime juice.” —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Grilled Vegetable Platter
“The best of summer in one dish! This pretty grilled vegetable recipe is meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness, and the easy marinade really kicks up the grilled vegetables’ flavour.” —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
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Quick Garlic-Lime Chicken
“After tending the farm and growing our own produce, I don’t have much time left for cooking. I’ve found this simple chicken dish ideal for hectic days.” —Doris Carnahan, Lincoln, Arkansas
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Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Salsa
“Give halibut a new, summery spin. The salsa may seem sophisticated, but it’s really a cinch to prepare.” —Donna Goutermont, Juneau, Alaska
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Grilled Cranberry Pear Crumble
“My husband loves it when I make dessert. Fruit crisps are easy and quick to prepare, so I make them often! I created this fall-flavoured grilled version with fresh pears and items I had on hand. We loved it.” —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland
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Quick Barbecued Beans
“Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavour.” —Millie Vickery, Lena, Illinois
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“My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve this grilled bacon wrapped asparagus recipe with meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal.” —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
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“I started using this grilled broccoli recipe in 1987 when I began cooking light. It’s been a favourite side dish ever since. With its lemon and Parmesan flavours, it once took second place in a cooking contest.” —Alice Nulle, Woodstock, Illinois
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Mushroom Cheese Bread
“This savoury grilled bread is delightful with barbecued steak, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. For variation, we sometimes use half cheddar cheese and half mozzarella.” —Dolly McDonald, Edmonton, Alberta
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Grilled Tilapia Piccata
“We aren’t big fish eaters, but a friend made this for us, and we couldn’t believe how wonderful it was! Now we eat it regularly. I love making it for guests because it’s simple, looks lovely and tastes restaurant-worthy.” —Beth Cooper, Columbus, Ohio
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Summer Steak Kabobs
“These steak kabobs not only satisfy my love of outdoor cooking, they feature a mouthwatering marinade, too. It’s terrific with chicken and pork, but I prefer it with beef because it tenderizes remarkably well.” —Christi Ross, Guthrie, Texas
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Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter
“I love the combination of the sweet citrus marinade and the strong tang of the blue cheese butter. And my kids just love flank steak.” —Gwen Wedel, Augusta, Michigan
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Grilled Pork Tenderloins
“We do a lot of outdoor cooking during the summer months, and this grilled pork tenderloin recipe is one my entire family loves.” —Betsy Carrington, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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Triple Tomato Flatbread
“Tomatoes are the reason I have a vegetable garden, and I developed this recipe as a way to show off my plum, sun-dried and cherry tomatoes. It’s so easy, and will absolutely impress.” —Rachel Kimbrow, Portland, Oregon
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Tender, with a delicious barbecue flavour, this grilled asparagus makes a perfect side dish for grilled meats. Don’t know how to cook asparagus on the grill? Just place the stalks on a double skewer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Italian Sausage and Provolone Skewers
“My husband made sausage and veggie kabobs when we didn’t have buns to make classic sausage bombers. Grill ’em up, then add cheese cubes.” —Cindy Hilliard, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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