The Most Popular Foods for Backyard BBQ

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Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together or a summer celebration, these mouthwatering dishes are sure to impress your guests. From classic mains like burgers and hot dogs to tantalizing sides such as grilled veggies and potato salad, we’ve got you covered with a variety of flavours and options. So fire up the grill, grab your tongs, and let’s dive into the world of irresistible BBQ delights! These are the most popular BBQ foods for your backyard BBQ!

Most Popular Mains

Burgers & Hot Dogs

Classic beef burgers are a staple at any BBQ. You can also try different variations like turkey burgers or veggie burgers for those with different dietary preferences. Another classic BBQ food, hot dogs are easy to grill, and you can customize them with various toppings like mustard, ketchup, relish, onions, and sauerkraut. Plus, hot dogs go hand-in-hand with hamburgers so you can serve both and give guests the option of one or the other – or both! Check out these tips on how to grill the best burger!

Grilled Chicken

Marinated or seasoned grilled chicken is always a hit. You can use boneless chicken breasts or drumsticks for easy grilling. There are so many ways to grill chicken and so many recipes! You can even barbecue a few different cuts seasoned and cooked in different ways to give guests more choice. Here’s a simple, summery chicken recipe we love. For more chicken recipes, visit our website!


Whether it’s baby back ribs, short ribs or spare ribs, slow-cooked and tender ribs are another favourite at backyard BBQ gatherings. Marinate them in a flavourful sauce or dry-rubbed with spices before grilling. However you season them and however you cook them, ribs are always a crowd-pleaser! 

Most Popular Sides

Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is a delicious side dish that pairs well with BBQ meats. You can brush it with butter and sprinkle some salt and pepper for added flavour. Sweet juicy corn on the cob makes for a savoury and fun side dish, perfect for pairing with any main. Here are two ways you can grill corn.

Grilled Veggies 

Flavourful and healthy, and perfect for vegetarians or those looking for lighter fare, grilled vegetables go with anything. Bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, onions and more can be seasoned and cooked on the grill for a tasty side dish. Grill them just right with these tips!

Potato Salad

Another classic BBQ side dish, potato salad is made with boiled potatoes mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, onions, celery, and other seasonings. For an interesting and smoky twist, try using grilled potatoes.

Unforgettable Flavours Cooked on Quality Grills

With these popular foods for backyard BBQs, you’re well-equipped to host an unforgettable grilling experience. From juicy burgers and hot dogs to succulent grilled chicken and mouthwatering ribs – paired with delightful sides like corn on the cob, grilled veggies, and potato salad – your guests will be treated to a feast that celebrates the flavours of summer. So gather your loved ones around the grill and create memories that will last a lifetime. Happy grilling!

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