10 Recipes Every BBQ Lover Should Master

10 classic recipes everyone should learn to grill or smoke

Go beyond burgers and hot dogs and learn to master these 10 delicious BBQ recipes to become comfortable and confident on the grill.

I’ve spent the last three years of my culinary career cooking on all kinds of grills. While my background and education is in culinary arts, very little of that time was ever spent learning how to cook and operate a smoker, charcoal, or gas grill.

While you don’t see many female grillers or pitmasters out there, they do exist. I’ve worked to learn and teach myself many different techniques through trial and error over the last few years and really fell in love with the craft and cooking with fire.

While grilling can be intimidating to many, cooking different meat cuts can be as well. If you are looking to tackle more than just BBQ, then also check out my 6 Strategies To Confidently Cook Any Protein Like A Pro before tackling the grill.

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If you are ready to take on the grill, know I still have your back and will guide you through learning different recipes the same way I did using a variety of grills.

I’ve learned on luxury gas grills, classic charcoal grills, pellet grills, and ceramic style Kamado grills too. These recipes can work on ANY grill if you follow the different tips and techniques outlined with these different recipes below.

Without further ado, here is a list the 10 recipes that any barbecuer or backyard chef should have mastered in their back pocket. Which one’s have you mastered and which one’s are you ready to tackle this year? Let’s dive in!

10 Recipes Every BBQ Lover Should Master

Here is a list of my top 10 favorite BBQ recipes I think anyone who loves to grill should master!