Barrie's Carnivore Heaven - Best BBQ Recipes
Every month we check in with one of Barrie’s best procurers of prime cuts to share a mouth-watering recipe featuring a variety of meat to cook either inside or out on the BBQ.
Of course, everything you’ll need to whip up this scintillating selection is available at the shop. Burnett’s boasts a robust menu of meats and accruements to ensure your meal is a smash success!
And since we are coming to the end of barbecue season, it’s time to go all out and recap the best of the best from the grill, to send off the season in style!
Recipe 1: Mouthwatering Chicken From The Grill
BBQ chicken is one of those dinners nobody at the table will complain about. Unless it’s dry and overcooked.
Not this recipe. It’s a simple composition that anyone can master, and one that is so tasty you’d be forgiven for claiming it as your own. (And if you pull it off, you might well end up wearing the crown as the King of the Grill in your ‘hood)
- 1¾ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1½ teaspoons lemon zest, from one lemon
- Place the chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag; using a meat mallet, pound to an even thickness.
- Add the chicken breasts to the bag and work the marinade into the meat until evenly coated. Seal the bag and place it in a bowl in the fridge. Let the chicken marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the grill to high and oil the grates. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Be sure not to overcook! Then transfer the chicken to a platter and serve.
Recipe 2: Best. Bbq Ribs. Ever.
Whether it’s St. Louis style, spares or baby backs, ribs are a staple of the backyard cooking season.
And with this succulent recipe, you’ll have the neighbours lining up around the block for a taste!
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
- 2 racks of baby back ribs
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- Combine the brown sugar, chili powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. At the same time, rub the mixture on both sides of the ribs. Cover and refrigerate or an hour, or overnight.
- Heat the oven to 250 degrees F. In a roasting pan, combine the broth and vinegar. Add the ribs to the pan. Cover with foil and seal tightly. Bake for 2 hours. Remove the ribs from the pan and place them on a platter. Pour the liquid from the pan into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until reduced by half. Add the barbecue sauce.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high. Put the ribs on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and slightly charred. Cut the ribs between the bones and toss them in a large bowl with the sauce. Serve hot. Further, pour yourself a drink and enjoy the tastiest ribs you’ve ever grilled!
Recipe 3: Burgers
Break out your tongs and wow the neighbourhood with this succulent composition for a grill stalwart: The Burger!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- 1 eggs beaten
- 1 Tablespoons barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
- Fire up the grill.
- Using a burger press or spatula, form 4 perfectly shaped burger patties.
- Grill the patties for 12-14 minutes, turning once. Do not push down on burgers or you will wind up with a dryer burger.
- About a minute or two before you are finished cooking, brush the tops of the burgers with a little more barbecue sauce.
- Remove from grill and serve on buns with all the toppings you can handle!
If You Haven't Been To Burnetts...
It is one-stop shopping for all your dinner needs.
The shelves are jammed with sauces, sides, and seasonings. In fact, everything you need to level up your grill game (except the beer) is available in the store.
There are even bread and dessert choices to fill up your plates.
And, the staff is always available to help you prep your next meal to perfection!
Written By: Stu Lynam
Photo Credits: Veronika Kovecses, Stephen Elliot