What do you cook on the BBQ besides hamburgers and hot dogs?

Linda - posted on 08/07/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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Was wondering if anyone had any good marinate recipes or ideas of what to BBQ besides old reliable hamburgers and hotdogs.

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Tami - posted on 08/08/2010

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Brats, steaks, pork chops, kebobs, chicken, wild game (my husband is a hunter), turkey, ribs, and pork loins are all in our normal dinner rotations and grilled. I love to marinade asparagus, zucchini or eggplant in fresh squeezed lemon, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, chopped fresh garlic and olive oil and then toss it on the grill. We pull the husks and silk off corn on the cob and wrap it in foil w/ a pat of butter and toss it on the grill. I also cube potatoes and slice onions and/or peppers and toss in olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper. I then wrap the whole thing in a huge sheet of heavy duty foil sprayed w/ non-stick spray, seal tightly and have my husband throw it on the grill. I haven't tried it yet but I know pizza can also be cooked on the grill.



To marinade meat I mix soy sauce, fresh lime juice, fresh garlic (chopped), grated onion, coarse ground mustard, honey, olive oil and whatever spices I find in the cupboard. I also marinade kebob veggies in this.

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Donna - posted on 08/17/2010

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Hello, I suggest some veggies, cut on a slantlong way just a few mins until grill marks start, any of the squash family and red onion for any kinda meat, from steak to chicken to pork loin have fun and grill.

Yvonne - posted on 08/17/2010

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I just did corn on the cob on the grill the other day and potato pockets...so good!!! It takes a while for them, but it's so worth it!

Christina - posted on 08/14/2010

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Brats, Italian sausage w/prego sauce and mozzarella cheese on a hoegie bun, Cut steak or chicken into strips and put it on a tortilla corn or flour. Or in foil packets put boneless chicken breasts covered in prego and mozzarella cheese, Another idea with foil packets in cut up potatoes into cubes and ad butter or margarine with garlic, Or frsh corn still in the shuck put it directly on the grill and cook it once the green is gone it's done.

Jen - posted on 08/12/2010

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We also use our barbecue more than our stove/oven! We do a lot of steaks an chicken, but we also like to rotisserie lamb or pork loin or a whole chicken. My husband also does some smoking, using indirect heat and a tinfoil smoke pouch for the wood chips. Last night, after grilling our ribs and peppers and zucchini for our main course, for dessert we grilled peach halves (put a little sugar on the fleshy side so it caramelizes nicely and grill over medium heat for about 10 minutes). We served them with vanilla ice cream - yummy!

Amy - posted on 08/12/2010

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marinate pork chops with a bottle of italian dressing and 2 tbl of worcestshire sauce n throw on the grill...amazing n it's really quick

Laura - posted on 08/11/2010

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my favorite thing to grill is the $20 pork spare ribs walmarts normally have them put some montral steak seasoning and some mosquite seasoning coat it good and add some Worcestershire sauce and wrap it in foil throw it on the grill and it takes a little less the 30 min but tastes great

Kathy - posted on 08/11/2010

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mmmm Louise I had forgotten all about those banana's, my aunt used to make them ALL the time for us kids, so good!! I'll have to remember those when Fay's past a year and can have chocolate... yummy I want one now!!

Louise - posted on 08/11/2010

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We cook chicken butterflied lamb, steaks, fish wrapped in tin foil, bananas stuffed with chocolate buttons. A simple marinade for chicken is ketchup, honey, soy sauce, crushed garlic and chilli flakes. Mix all together and spread onto chicken and leave for an hour.

Kim - posted on 08/10/2010

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I prefer to cook most meat outside especially pork chops since they make a big mess. But pork chops, chicken, steaks, steak tips. I also cook zucchini, summer squash, and baked potatoes. We also put a cookie sheet in it and bake chicken or cook bacon. My husband even cooked a roast the other day.

Jody - posted on 08/10/2010

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Take some red skin potatoes cut them into quarters, put them in a bowl. Cut up red and yellow peppers into steips put them in the bowl. Add sliced mushrooms to the bowl. Cut up onions and garlic and add to bowl. Mix all ingredents in bowl with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Take some foil and spray it with non stick cooking spray and empty contents from bowl onto foil, fold up into a packet and cook on top rack over medium heat for about 45 min. Yum! One of our favs.
or if you like sweet potatoes, wash them poke a few holes in them wrap in foil and cook on top rack on medium for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, super yummy.
When it comes to meat we cook everything, one of our favs is strips of chicken with red, yellow, and green peppers and mushrooms and make fajitas with them.
Or ribs and I've found that if you precook the ribs in the crock pot for about 5 hours first they turn out even better.
Hope these ideas help you out. Good luck.

Jeramie - posted on 08/10/2010

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We do alot of veggies and fruits on the grill.
soak corn still in the husk in water for ten minutes, then throw it on the grill for 20 minutes. the water keeps the leaves from burning. Halve peaches or nectarines and throw them on the grill. Yum! pineapple slices or whole bananas still in the skin. Anything sweet will have the sugars caramelize and become even sweeter when hot. Slice zucchini and summer squashes longways, and brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and lay across the grill. Wrap a bunch of asparagus with bacon to hold it together, and for flavor and grill it! Shrimp kebabs are also a favorite, just don't over cook them. When they turn pink they are done! Other seafood does great too. any fish with the skin on, which keeps it from falling apart and through the bars. scallop kebabs, even whole bunches of crab legs, which are bought already cooked, get a good smoky flavor from the fire.

Alison - posted on 08/10/2010

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Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or drumsticks)
marinade: 2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp rice vinegar (cider vinegar is ok too)
Salt, Pepper Thyme

Super yummy!!!

Nancy - posted on 08/10/2010

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I make a mean turkey burger. Does that qualify as hamburger? Here's my recipe:

Popeye's Turkey Burger
ground turkey breast
shredded mozzerella
frozen spinach (thawed)
itialian seasonings
garlic pepper

mix all ingredients into patties
grill
top with slice of tomato and slice mozzerella cheese

serve on top of one piece of texas toast

Kathy - posted on 08/10/2010

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we do lots on the BBQ.... steak porkchops, chicken, kabobs... corn on the cob, baked potatoes, mushrooms... One of my favorites growing up was the mushrooms, you put fresh or canned mushrooms on foil, season the way you like and a little butter, make it into a package and put it on with the rest... so yummy!! You can even get foil pans with holes in the bottom, those are great for little things or even doing fries or onion rings on the BBQ. For marinades you can even use some salad dressings, chicken marinated in ceaser dressing is really good!!

Khadijah - posted on 08/10/2010

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I love, love, love, to cook salmon on the grill. Sometimes I marinate it and sometimes I season it myself, and then there are times I prefer the taste of the grill!!! Yummy!

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Marinade chicken in Italian dressing for a couple hours or in Newmans Own Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing...Soooo yum! Wrap Portabella mushrooms with bacon and grill for an appetizer. Pork chops are great marinated in Italian dressing also. We soak our corn on the cob in the husk in water for about 30 minutes then grill in the husk until the husk are well-brown. Set a pot of baked beans on the grill-oh so much better than on the stove. Grilled kabobs, vegetable ones AND fruit.

Kathy - posted on 08/09/2010

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Our Family has cooked everything from shake and bake chicken to chicken stir fry and baked ,boiled and mashed taters we love our grill its like a part of our family
And the best marinate we use is smoke flavor,worchestire sauce a little butter salt and pepper
Our grandaughters love corn cooked on the grill

Jen - posted on 08/09/2010

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We make our fajita ingredients on the grill, but we haven't for a while. I use the Lowry's fajita seasoning and marinade the chicken breasts in that with some beer in a zip-top bag. Sometimes I put in just a bit of lime juice, too.

Easiest marinade in the world: Italian dressing. I use it for chicken, mostly. You can also take whole portabello mushrooms (minus the stem) you've cleaned, and throw them in a zip-top bag with a little dressing. Lay it flat on the counter, and flip the bag over in five minutes. By that time, your grill is warmed up, and you can throw them on. They cook up along with burgers (about the same time). The mushrooms taste really meaty, like a hamburger, and some vegetarians like to eat them a bun like a burger.

If I'm thinking ahead, I throw on the marinaded chicken breasts, the mushrooms, some green peppers, red peppers, and onions, and then we use the leftovers in a soup. For that, I'll use some tomato soup and a little chicken stock, and if I'm feeling like it, I add in some pasta, too. Two really easy, quick dinners!

Elizabeth - posted on 08/09/2010

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Chicken - put on whatever seasoning/salts/herbs you like. Husband likes trying new "recipes" often.
Corn on the cob - soak in water and either put on with a few of the green husk (none of the string) or wrapped in tin foil.
Fish - w. marinade - like one mentioned earlier. . .oil, soy sauce, garlic, dijon mustard

Chris - posted on 08/09/2010

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Pizza on the grill is so much fun--We cheat and use pita bread for the crust, then everyone gets to top it with whatever they like best!

Julie - posted on 08/08/2010

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everything! pizza...aspergus...eggrolls..shrimp.. we use the grill more than our oven

Linda - posted on 08/08/2010

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Yum...thanks, they all sound so good. How long to you cook a beer can chicken and what temp? Also, I never thought of turkey....hmmm

Leslie - posted on 08/08/2010

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We grill about 3-4 nights a week. We like to cook the obvious steaks and chicken. We usually use some kind of marinade. One thing I like to do is a "beer can chicken." It is very similar to a grocery store rotisserie chicken. My husband cooks one on Sundays. Then I can use it in my salads all week for lunch. I can also use the meat for casseroles during the week. It is so tender and delicious.

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we marinate boneless skinless chicken breast and grill it.. and it is OH SO good! lol you can also do corn on the cob.. which i want to try but i hear is really good. =)

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