Is this heat bothering you as much as it bothers us? We’re glad you understand how we feel. But do you know there’s a unique type of people that aren’t bothered in the slightest? It’s the barbecuers! Yes, people that love to throw BBQ parties don’t care that it’s scorchingly hot outside. They will stand next to the grill and serve you some of the most amazing foods you ever did eat.
And today, we’re talking about that kind of food — fresh from the grill, as delicious as it is when our dads make it. We can’t help but wonder what the secret to such delicious food is, and we think it’s all in the diversifying and cooking with love. Sure, everyone loves a sausage or a perfectly grilled burger patty, but there can be so much more to barbecuing. So, let’s talk about what you can serve on your next Sunday barbecue, assuming you ran out of ideas.
New Orleans Style Barbecue Shrimp
When it comes to the most popular shrimp recipes, the New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp definitely tops our list. The good thing about this recipe is that you can prepare it in multiple ways. If you’re not looking to stand next to your grill all day, this recipe can also be made in your kitchen on a skillet. But, we all know how much better it will taste if you toss these shrimp on a grill. So, we’re writing this recipe with grilling in mind.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 lb jumbo shrimp, cleaned
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 tsp ancho chili powder
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or Smoked Habanero Barbecue Sauce
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp water
Grilling usually isn’t an easy task, but this time it will be. You’ll need a resealable bag for your shrimp to marinate in, but that’s pretty much it. In fact, this recipe is so simple that we don’t even need to write the steps out.
Simply combine all ingredients and let your shrimp marinate overnight. If you want to prepare them as soon as possible, let them sit for at least an hour or two. Once they’re done soaking up the juices, it’s time to toss them onto the grill. There’s no need to drain the juices before grilling the shrimp, just keep them on heat until they’re cooked through. Enjoy!
Barbecue Bacon Burger
Now, barbecue bacon burger may be just a popular meme, but let’s talk about the actual recipe. Of course, like any other burger recipe, you can prepare it however you see fit. Every barbecuer loves to add a touch of some secret ingredient, but we’ll be transparent about ours. It's Causey's Original BBQ Sauce!
The toppings you want to put on your burger are optional, so simply add and subtract anything from this ingredients list. You’ll need:
- 1 ½ lb ground chuck
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp Causey’s Original BBQ Sauce
- 4-8 slices Cheddar cheese
- Sliced tomatoes
- French fried onions
- Grilled bacon slices
- Burger buns
Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you because half of them are optional toppings. If you know what you’d put between your burger and the buns, feel free to disregard our choices. This recipe yields four burgers, and all you’ll need is a mixing bowl. Well, besides the grill, of course. These are the steps:
- In a large bowl, mix ground beef with spices — brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning — but be careful not to overmix.
- Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and flatten to make patties.
- Start the grill and wait until it reaches your desired temperature. Grill patties for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they’re as done as you want them. Our recommendation is to leave them a little bit raw because that ensures they’re extra juicy.
- Top your patties with cheese slices while they’re on the grill so the cheese can melt.
- Once the patties are done, assemble your burgers. If you’re following our recipe to a T, here’s how you can assemble: bottom bun, lettuce, burger patties with cheese, onions, tomatoes, bacon, and BBQ sauce. Serve and enjoy!
First, we have to address the elephant in the room — choco taco is discontinued! We’re so sad to see it go, but you shouldn’t be. Why? Because we have a quick and easy way for you to make it at home. Have no time to wait for our intro to be over? Roger that! Here’s the list of ingredients:
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 cup AP flour
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp milk
- Chocolate fudge
- Chocolate chips
- Ice cream flavor of choice
- Trail Mix Snack Bag
The only thing you’ll need for this quick recipe is a waffle cone maker, a mixing bowl, and some patience. Follow these steps:
- Mix all dry and wet ingredients separately before combining them.
- Drop a scoop of batter into the center of the waffle cone maker and cook for a few minutes.
- As soon as the waffle is done, take it out and shape it into a taco using a wooden spoon. Let cool completely and continue the process until you run out of batter.
- Here’s how to assemble: add chocolate fudge to the bottom of the taco, spoon your ice cream of choice, and top with melted chocolate combined with crushed Trail Mix snacks. Enjoy!
Believe it or not, summer is the perfect barbecue season, and we hope we’ve given you some ideas on what to serve next time you throw a BBQ party.
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