25 Mouth-Watering Recipes for National Barbecue Month

Fire up the grill – May is National Barbecue Month! Take advantage of that finally-warm weather by cooking up these new and classic recipes.
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Michael Symon's Grilled Lamb Souvlaki

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These juicy kebabs get their flavor from an herby, vinegar-y marinade – and it's only six ingredients! Sometimes keeping things simple has delicious results.

Recipe: Try Michael's Grilled Lamb Souvlaki

Grilled Steak & Cilantro Chimichurri 

Grilled Steak & Cilantro Chimichurri

The secret ingredient in this fresh, herby chimichurri sauce is a little bit of fish sauce! And trust us – you'll want to put it on EVERYTHING.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Steak & Cilantro Chimichurri

Sesame-Hoisin Chicken Wings

korean chicken wings

The stickier and sloppier, the better – at least when it comes to barbecue! Make these saucy, sweet, and spicy wings to wow everyone at your next cookout.

Recipe: Try our Sesame-Hoisin Chicken Wings

Grilled Short Ribs

Grilled Short Ribs

Who knew brown sugar and soy sauce were such an incredible combo? Slice these ribs thin, add some garlic, and enjoy!

Recipe: Try our Grilled Short Ribs

Chicken with Cherry-Fennel Barbecue Sauce

chicken with cherry-fennel barbecue sauce served on gray plate

This Asian-inspired chicken is the dish you'll be thinking about long after grilling season is over. What can we say? It's hard to forget about something with this much flavor!

Recipe: Try our Chicken with Cherry-Fennel Barbecue Sauce

Steak with Chipotle Butter

grilling beef avocado

If barbecue is new to you, try this out – all you'll need is butter, canned adobo sauce, and a few T-bone steaks. Grill up half an avocado too if you wanna get fancy! 

Recipe: Try our Steak with Chipotle Butter

Mustard-Coriander Salmon Steaks

salmon steaks

Throwing fish on the grill is a whole new ballgame when it comes to flavor. Whip up a quick and tangy coriander sauce to give your guests something truly gourmet.

Recipe: Try our Mustard-Coriander Salmon Steaks

Teriyaki Pork & Pineapple Kebabs 

Teriyaki Pork & Pineapple Kebabs

Need a tropical getaway? Look no further than your own backyard! Get these fresh and meaty kebabs on the grill for a fast pass to paradise.

Recipe: Try our Teriyaki Pork & Pineapple Kebabs

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw

Hearty, sweet, and a little spicy – these sammies are a barbecue lover's dream! (But save this one for a rainy day, because you can make it in the oven, too.)

Recipe: Try our Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Minted Rice

grilled salmon skewers minted rice

Whether you make these fresh and fishy skewers outside on the grill, or inside using a grill pan, they're guaranteed to be a hit every time.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Salmon Skewers with Minted Rice

BBQ Crunch Corn on the Cob

BBQ Crunch Corn on the Cob

Who said barbecuing is only for meat? Season your corn cobs with a sugar-and-spice rub, throw 'em on the grill, and top with BBQ sauce and chips for a little crunch. Yum!

Recipe: Try our BBQ Crunch Corn on the Cob

Pesto Steak Skewers

Pesto Steak Skewers

These flavor-packed kebabs make for the perfect appetizer or main – either way, your family won't stop raving about them all night. 

Recipe: Try our Pesto Steak Skewers

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Salsa

hot dogs with kimchi salsa

Let's face it – grilled hot dogs are the best hot dogs! And when they're covered in spicy-sweet Korean cabbage, you can't go wrong.

Recipe: Try our Hot Dogs with Kimchi Salsa

Salt-Brined Grilled Chicken with Oyster Barbecue Sauce

salt-brined chicken with oyster barbecue sauce

Turn a basic recipe into something unforgettable with a bottle of oyster sauce and a unique brine that flavors the meat to the bone. Getting hungry yet?

Recipe: Try our Salt-Brined Grilled Chicken with Oyster Barbecue Sauce

Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

If you want to keep the sticky factor to a minimum without losing any of that smoky barbecue flavor, dry rub is for you. Plus, there's less grill cleanup!

Recipe: Try our Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Flank Steak "Brisket"

Flank Steak "Brisket"

With a rub made of honey mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, and thyme covering this lean cut of meat, you know it's gotta be good. And you can have it on your plate in just over 20 minutes!

Recipe: Try our Flank Steak "Brisket"

Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cornbread Croutons

Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cornbread Croutons

Sweet and spicy chicken, smoky sweet potatoes, crunchy cornbread croutons... this meal is the definition of southern summer comfort food! There's no grill required for this BBQ dish, so make it on a day that's too hot to cook outside.

Recipe: Try our Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cornbread Croutons

Barbecue Beef Subs

Barbecue Beef Subs

This tender, saucy sammie is calling your name! No matter who you invite to your cookout, this is one meal that will NEVER disappoint.

Recipe: Try our Barbecue Beef Subs

Spicy Beef & Pork Burgers with Bacon-Barbecued Onions

Spicy Beef & Pork Burgers with Bacon-Barbecued Onions

It's hard to say what the best thing about these burgers is: the melt-in-your-mouth pork and beef patties, or the special flavor-packed onions that go on top. Either way, you're in for a treat!

Recipe: Try our Spicy Beef & Pork Burgers with Bacon-Barbecued Onions

Grilled Potato Salad

grilled potato salad

Who says grilling is just for meat and fish? Throwing potato slices on the grill before tossing them in a potato salad will be a total game changer for you this summer. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Potato Salad

Adam's Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze

Adam's Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze

For a sweet and slightly fruity rack o' ribs, experiment with fun ingredients like apple juice, honey, apricot preserves, and even peach-flavored gelatin! Trust us – you'll be glad you did!

Recipe: Try Adam's Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze

Easy Grilled Honey-Sriracha Chicken Breasts

honey sriracha chicken

Twenty minutes is all that stands between you and this yum-o sweet and spicy chicken! One taste, and you'll never go back to your old BBQ recipe. 

Recipe: Try our Easy Grilled Honey-Sriracha Chicken Breasts

Blackened Rib-Eye Steaks

Blackened Rib-Eye Steaks

Everyone loves a good rib-eye, especially when it's rubbed down with THIS many herbs and spices! (Bonus: You'll only have to keep your steak on the grill for five minutes!)

Recipe: Try our Blackened Rib-Eye Steaks

Chicken Burgers with Barbecue Onion Sauce

chicken burgers with barbecue onion sauce

Take your skillet to the grill to make this restaurant-quality chicken burger! While you're at it, briefly throw the buns down on the grill, too, for a warm, toasty crunch in every bite. 

Recipe: Try our Chicken Burgers with Barbecue Onion Sauce

Cola Barbecue Ribs

Cola Barbecue Ribs

Ever cooked with cola? If not, you're about to fall in love with it! Use regular cola as the base for a marinade, and then grab a little more to make the sauce.

Recipe: Try our Cola Barbecue Ribs