Tested and approved BBQ summer recipes using pantry staples you already likely have on hand.
Summer is about grilling, but it's not all hot dogs and burgers. These days, we're looking for something new to try out. Here are some recipe ideas using contents you likely already have. Don't have them? All good, we've linked to where you can shop these ingredients online.
1. Perfectly Spiced + Slow Cooked Brisket
Brisket with McCormick® Grill Mates® Mesquite Rub: You'll need this brisket recipe beyond just this summer season. It's low on ingredients (brisket and dry spice rub) but TIME is the key ingredient. This savory plate takes time to marinate and should be prepared ahead of time. That said, it's worth the wait. Find the complete recipe here.
2. Cattlemen's Spicy BBQ Sauce + Salsa Verde
Spicy BBQ sauce is good by itself, but to literally create a secret sauce, the key is to experiment and blend with other flavors. In this case, the combo of salsa verde plus Cattlemen's BBQ Sauce in Louisiana Hot & Spicy. You can always opt for a simple bbq sauce base and dress it up with other flavors, as well. Find the super simple recipe here.
3. Old Bay Coldslaw: The One Slaw to Rule Them All
Old Bay Cole: Some folks love coldslaw, some not so much. But, we've got a suspicion this may be the slaw that wins over your "no, thank you," guest at the picnic table. Test out this seasoning on your next batch of slaw for a fun summer side with a new flavor. You can't go wrong with Old Bay, and in this case, you can always save the rest for other meat or plant-based main courses for the summer. Find the official recipe here.
4. BBQ Turkey Sandwich's with Fried Crispy Onions
Ok, so this is ALMOST a burger, but just because it's between bread, doesn't make it one. This turkey sandwich has the crispy texture of French's Crispy Fried Onions. You can use your chosen meat or a plant-based alternative. These onions are a favorite topping, but we tend to throw it on casseroles without imagining its full potential as a condiment. If onions are not your thing, potato sticks, are always a hit. And if there is leftover? Save them for snacking. If we're honest, there will be none left, because the snacking happens during the grilling. Find the turkey sandwich recipe here.