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Backyard BBQ Menu

Looking to host a gathering and you’re looking for the ultimate backyard BBQ menu? Look no further – I’ve got you covered! In this article, I break down what you need to host a great event, including several different menus to keep your guests fed and happy.

Man cooking meat on the BBQ.
Man Cooking Meat. Photo credit: Yayimages.

Summertime is the season of backyard BBQs, deck parties, and all things outdoors. From inviting a few friends over to having a huge shindig, there’s nothing like sunny days and warm evenings for socializing. When you’re in the mood to throw a backyard BBQ, you’ll need food! Chef Jenn to the rescue! I’ve got a variety of tasty eats below for you so you can get shopping and cooking or mix and match them to create your own mouthwatering feast. With tempting picks for your grill, Traeger smoker or other pellet grill/smoker and Blackstone griddle, there’s something here for every event!

Grilling Menu

Firing up the grill? I’ve got some tried-and-true tasty picks for your grilled feast!

Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo
Spicy, tender, and infused with flavor, these Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo are going to fire up your tastebuds! Easy and so good, pass a plate of these around and watch them disappear!
Check out this recipe
Grilled steak skewers with Mojo Rojo on a plate.
Grilled Ribeye Cap Steak
This might just be the best steak on the planet! It's fatty, juicy, meaty, and packed with flavor – and it's a quick and easy steak to grill! Pair it with all your favorite sides for a meaty meal!
Check out this recipe
grilled cap steak on a plate
Grilled Bread with Tomato & Ricotta
This humble recipe combines the best of fresh, grilled bread, juicy tomatoes, and fresh ricotta to create a mouthwatering appetizer or light meal.
Check out this recipe
grilled bread with tomato and ricotta on a black plate
Grilled Feta with Herbs
Deliciously smoky and topped with fresh herbs, this Grilled Feta is a must-try anytime you're friing up the grill.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Feta with Grilled Bread in a round cast iron dish

Top Picks For Your pellet smoker

Smoked Thor’s Hammer
Channel your inner Viking and serve this show-stopping Smoked Thor's Hammer at your next gathering! As delicious as it is impressive, turn it into the centerpiece of a nacho or taco bar, or serve it with all your favorite sides!
Check out this recipe
pulled meat from smoked thor's hammer in a black dish
Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers
Stuffed and smoked jalapeno poppers are meaty, smoky, spicy, and oh-so-good! Do your poppers differntly by stuffing them and smoking them and you'll never want them any other way!
Check out this recipe
Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on a plate.
Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Whole Pork Tenderloin
Pork on pork! This is a super easy recipe that's sure to impress! Bacon-wrapped spice-rubbed pork tenderloin is a flavor bomb!
Check out this recipe
Smoked bacon-wrapped whole pork tenderloin sliced on a plate.
Smoked Chicken Legs with Bourbon Red Pepper Glaze
Sweet, spicy, meaty, and smoky, these chicken legs are bursting with flavor! Adjust the spiciness of the glaze to just where you like it, then pass the napkins and dig in!
Check out this recipe
smoked chicken legs with bourbon red pepper glaze
Smoked Creamed Corn
Up your side dish game with this easy peasy and so crazy good Smoked Creamed Corn! True Southern-style creamed corn goes onto the smoker for even more flavor, turning this humble dish into a crave-worthy side everyone will love!
Check out this recipe
Smoked creamed corn in a black skillet.
Smoked Cream Cheese
Smoky, creamy, and packed with flavor, Smoked Cream Cheese is everything you could ask for! Paired with your favorite crackers, this is perfect for sharing with friends and family!
Check out this recipe
smoked cream cheese on a platter
Smoked Shotgun Shells
This is the most amazing smoked appetizer ever! A seasoned beef and cheese filling stuffed inside of pasta tubes that are then wrapped in bacon and smoked – what's not to love? Make a batch today!
Check out this recipe
A top down shot of Smoked Shotgun Shells on a platter
Smoked Tomatoes
Smoking tomatoes concentrates the flavor and with a kiss of smoke, these amazing tomatoes are just too good to pass up! Use them in all your favorite tomato-based recipes.
Check out this recipe
Smoked tomatoes on a white platter.

For the Blackstone Griddle

Blackstone Tortellini and Meatballs
This easy Blackstone recipe combines tender tortellini with meatballs, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, and more, to create a delicious and hearty meal!
Check out this recipe
Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs on two black plates
Blackstone Sausage & Peppers
A quick fix on your outdoor griddle, this easy recipe with just a handful of ingredients is inexpensive, tasty, and quick! Serve it with pasta or rice for a hearty meal.
Check out this recipe
Blackstone Sausage & Peppers in a serving bowl.
Sausage on a Blackstone Griddle
Plump, juicy, flavorful, and not split, this tried-and-true method for cooking sausage on a Blackstone Griddle works like a charm every time!
Check out this recipe
cooked sausage on a blackstone served on top of sauerkraut
Steaks on the Blackstone Griddle
Perfectly seared, juicy, and flavorful, cooking steaks on the Blackstone Griddle is easy!
Check out this recipe
Steaks on the Blackstone Griddle served on a chopping board.
Bacon-Fried Corn on a Blackstone Griddle
Bacon-Fried Corn is a super easy and super quick side dish that only requires a handful of ingredients. If you love bacon, then you're going to really love this easy dish that pairs so well with so many other dishes.
Check out this recipe
Bacon Fried Corn in a white serving bowl.
Blackstone Fried Potatoes
Super fast, super delish, and always crispy and golden brown, making Blackstone Fried Potatoes in a jiffy is easy with a few simple hacks!
Check out this recipe
blackstone fried potatoes in a serving bowl.

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