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20+ Epic BBQ Recipes You Need This Summer

13/10/2022

Planning a grill night or backyard barbecue? Try these epic BBQ recipes from all around the world! We’ve included the best BBQ favourites – grilled beef, chicken and pork – as well as classic sides, refreshing salads, and homemade sauces to bring it all together.

Why We Love These Recipes

Cooking on the barbecue is so much fun, and a great way to spend time outdoors with friends and family. 

Today we’re going above and beyond your basic pulled pork or barbecue ribs to those you’ll find grilling away on fiery barbecues across Asia, Australia and beyond. 

These easy BBQ recipes are super versatile, so feel free to mix and match to make your own favourite combinations.

Beef & Pork Recipes

As Australians, when we’re gearing up for a BBQ we usually think of beef and pork recipes first – from a classic sausage sizzle to steak or rissoles!

While our dads have mastered the art of cooking steak, we prefer recipes with lots of flavour from secret seasonings or spicy marinades!

A large juice rissole dipped in tomato sauce on a fork.
The Best Aussie Rissoles
Juicy, tender beef rissoles are only 20 minutes away! A classic dish at any Aussie BBQ, these are guaranteed to be the BEST rissoles you'll ever make.
The Best Aussie Rissoles
Plate of cevapi beef sausages.
Cevapi – Easy Balkan Beef Sausages
Ready for a Balkan BBQ feast? It's time to make your own super easy beef sausages. These Cevapi are stuffed full of garlic, parsley and paprika for a huge flavour kick. Pair with shopska salad for the ultimate Mediterranean lunch.
Cevapi – Easy Balkan Beef Sausages
Close up shot of the finished beef bulgogi.
Easy Weeknight Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi
Tender, glossy beef that cooks in minutes! If you love Korean BBQ, you'll love this incredibly easy Korean beef bulgogi recipe with slivers of carrot and shiitake mushrooms for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Easy Weeknight Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi
Close up shot of shogayaki cooking in a pan topped with thin slices of ginger.
Shogayaki – Japanese Ginger Pork
Shogayaki pork is so juicy and tender. Amped up with fresh ginger in a rich and glossy caramelised sauce, you'll have this amazing Japanese ginger pork on the table in just 20 mins!
Shogayaki – Japanese Ginger Pork
Thinly sliced steak next to a bowl of nam jim jaew and lettuce.
Simple Crying Tiger Steak with Nam Jim Jaew Dipping Sauce
Learn to cook incredible Thai beef in less than 20 minutes! Impress your guests (and yourself!) with juicy, tender Crying Tiger Steak and spicy Thai dipping sauce (Nam Jim Jaew).
Simple Crying Tiger Steak with Nam Jim Jaew Dipping Sauce

Chicken Recipes

Our mums are huge fans of BBQ chicken and this collection of mostly Japanese and Korean BBQ recipes does not disappoint! Keep it simple with whole chicken pieces, or mix it up with minced chicken or chicken skewers.

Slices of succulent teriyaki chicken with lettuce and chopsticks.
Easy Japanese Teriyaki Chicken
Ready for juicy grilled chicken with a luscious sweet soy glaze? Packed with flavour, Teriyaki Chicken is an easy weeknight meal for the whole family. Transport yourself back to Japan with this iconic dish, complete with your own homemade teriyaki sauce!
Easy Japanese Teriyaki Chicken
Three chicken meatball skewers on a wooden board.
Tsukune – Japanese Chicken Meatballs
Super juicy chicken meatballs – Japanese style! These Tsukune skewers are grilled to perfection in just 25 minutes, and slathered in a sweet soy sauce to finish them off. Perfect for BBQs over charcoal or a quick dinner in the frying pan!
Tsukune – Japanese Chicken Meatballs
Spicy dak bulgogi topped with sesame and spring onion.
Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Bulgogi – Dak Bulgogi
Chicken bulgogi (dak bulgogi) is one of the easiest Korean BBQ style dishes you can make at home. Just marinate and fry! Think tender chicken thighs coated in a spicy gochujang based sauce and fried to juicy perfection in 15 minutes. Ready to turn up the heat?
Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Bulgogi – Dak Bulgogi
Blue plate with a stack of yakitori chicken skewers.
Yakitori Chicken Skewers
An easy recipe for Japanese Yakitori Chicken featuring bite sized chicken pieces cooked on bamboo skewers. Smothered in a sticky, sweet and salty soy sauce, they’re deliciously juicy, with quick prep and no marinating required!
Yakitori Chicken Skewers

Burgers

Burgers are our go-to recipes for a quick and easy dinner, made even more awesome by cooking on the BBQ! Feel free to experiment with the burger flavours themselves, as well as veggie fillings and your favourite sauces.

Burger on a white plate dripping with bbq sauce.
The Best Japanese Style Burgers
Sink your teeth into these homemade Japanese Style Burgers, guaranteed to satisfy. Angus beef mince and umami flavours get together in this crispy, succulent burger packed full of fusion-flavours.  Oh, and don't forget the winning combination of Kewpie mayonnaise and Japanese BBQ sauce.
The Best Japanese Style Burgers
Close up of Korean chicken burger slathered in gochujang.
Quick Korean Gochujang Chicken Burgers
Turn up the heat! Slathered in gochujang, these spicy Korean chicken burgers are waiting for your next barbecue. Marinated chicken mince patties are wedged between kimchi and gochujang mayo for the ultimate flavour burst.
Quick Korean Gochujang Chicken Burgers
A high stacked Thai chicken burger on wooden board.
Easy Thai Chicken Burgers
Full of zest and freshness, these Thai chicken burgers are super easy to pull together. Minced chicken is infused with iconic Thai flavours, cooked to perfection, then topped with a juicy slaw between lightly toasted brioche buns.
Easy Thai Chicken Burgers

Epic BBQ Sides & Salads

These are the best BBQ sides we grew up with along with our favourites collected from our travels around the world. There’s a reason why they’re so popular and always present on the table at family BBQs – they’re that good!

Large glass dish with golden baked potato bake.
Australian Cheesy Potato Bake
Enjoy this creamy, cheesy potato bake layered with onion and garlic that will have everyone fighting to be the first to dig in! Serve up a big batch at your next BBQ for guaranteed smiles.
Australian Cheesy Potato Bake
A hand peeks out of the corner as it scoops up a large spoonful of cauliflower cheese.
Super Creamy Cauliflower Cheese
Bake this super creamy Cauliflower Cheese for your next BBQ or dinner! This classic Australian recipe is the perfect side dish and so easy to make, with only 6 ingredients.
Super Creamy Cauliflower Cheese
Close up shot of colourful Japanese potato salad on a plate.
Creamy Japanese Potato Salad
Try this easy Japanese potato salad recipe with crispy bacon and kewpie mayonnaise! It's bright, colourful, full of flavour and guaranteed to disappear fast. Perfect as a side for BBQs or add to a homemade bento lunchbox!
Creamy Japanese Potato Salad
Prepared salad of cucumber, tomato, carrot and lettuce topped with wafu dressing.
Wafu Dressing – Japanese Salad Dressing
Wafu Dressing is an easy vinaigrette you can whip up in less than a minute. With the perfect balance of flavour from soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sugar, this Japanese salad dressing will bring effortless flavour to raw salads, vegetables and grilled meats.
Wafu Dressing – Japanese Salad Dressing
Shopska salad in a bowl covered in grated cheese.
Bulgarian Shopska Salad
This super quick Bulgarian Shopska Salad is one of the easiest, coolest, and tastiest three ingredient salads in the world! All you need is fresh tomato, cucumber and Bulgarian feta or sirene cheese. It's the perfect side salad or light, refreshing lunch.
Bulgarian Shopska Salad
Bowl of fresh orange fennel salad garnished with pepper.
4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad
With only 4 ingredients, Italian Fennel and Orange Salad is the perfect salad recipe, ready in under 5 minutes. Crisp slices of fennel, juicy orange, and a splash of olive oil make this a refreshing side dish with a natural citrus vinaigrette.
4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad
Close up shot of the finished damper bread.
5 Ingredient Australian Damper Recipe
This amazing Australian damper recipe is perfect for camping or baking at home. Just 5 ingredients, prepped and baked in just 30 minutes! Break open the crumbly crust and reveal the warm and toasty camp bread inside.
5 Ingredient Australian Damper Recipe

Delicious Sauces

Whether you use them as marinades, basting sauces or slather them over the top, these sauces and condiments will take your backyard barbecue from so-so to so good!

Homemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe - It's like barbecue sauce on steroids. Mix a few easy ingredients together and this bad boy is ready for your noodles, beef & pork or even on an omelette. Get on it! | wandercooks.com
Yakisoba Sauce – Japanese BBQ Sauce
This Homemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe is like barbecue sauce on steroids. Mix a few easy ingredients together and this bad boy is ready for your noodles, beef, pork or even on an omelette. AND – it's ready in less than 5 minutes.
Yakisoba Sauce – Japanese BBQ Sauce
Freshly chopped garlic in a homemade bulgogi sauce.
All Purpose Korean Bulgogi Sauce
Rich depth of flavour and the perfect balance of savoury and sweet. This 8 ingredient Korean bulgogi sauce is THE marinade to turn to when you want big flavour and effortlessly tender beef.
All Purpose Korean Bulgogi Sauce
Small dish with gochujang mayo and popcorn chicken in the background.
Quick Gochujang Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce
A tasty spicy dipping sauce you can whip up in 2 minutes flat. Just 4 ingredients and you'll be ready to dip just about anything in this quick gochujang mayonnaise!
Quick Gochujang Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce
Japanese mayo in a small dish with karaage chicken pieces.
1 Minute Kewpie Mayo – Japanese Mayonnaise [Bullet Blender]
All the flavour of Kewpie mayonnaise – ready in under a minute! This will be the creamiest and tastiest homemade mayo to have on hand. Use Japanese mayonnaise for anything that calls for mayo.
1 Minute Kewpie Mayo – Japanese Mayonnaise [Bullet Blender]
Yakitori sauce in a shallow dish with small spoon.
4 Ingredient Yakitori Sauce
This 4 Ingredient yakitori sauce is the perfect Japanese seasoning to have in your repertoire. While it’s traditionally used for yakitori chicken skewers, you can use it at home for all your favourite Japanese creations!
4 Ingredient Yakitori Sauce
Bowl of homemade teriyaki sauce with spoon in it.
The Best Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
This is the best teriyaki sauce recipe, full of umami flavour and so easy to make! Use it as a marinade, or cook down into glossy perfection. Try this homemade teriyaki sauce and you’ll never want to buy store-bought again.
The Best Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

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