Easy Barbecue Mains

Whether you’re throwing an outdoor bash for a crowd or simply want to turn on the grill and savor the warm weather, we’ve got 37 fail-proof barbecue main dishes to help you celebrate.

Giant Fennel-Chile-Rubbed Steak

This T-bone steak is grilled with a simple rub of ground fennel seeds, black peppercorns, and red chile flakes. Get the recipe for Giant Fennel-Chile-Rubbed Steak »

Pork and Duck Sausage

Most sausage recipes call for a meat mixture that is about 30 percent fat—using too much can yield a link that is more greasy than luxurious. Here, Russell Moore of Camino in Oakland, California, combines pork belly with rich duck liver and skinless duck breast—fatty duck skin is too tough—for a perfectly tender sausage.

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter

In this recipe, lobster is flash-grilled, then poached in its own shell in a pool of melted garlic-parsley butter.

Grilled Snapper with Habanero Scallions

The chile heat brings out the sweetness of whole red snapper in this Jamaican recipe; a burst of freshly squeezed pineapple juice adds another bright note. Grilling fish on a plancha or cast-iron griddle prevents it from falling apart. Get the recipe for Grilled Snapper with Habanero Scallions »

Garlic and Red-Miso Porterhouse

A marinade of red miso, ginger, and garlic gives this steak a crisp, flavorful crust and a juicy interior. Get the recipe for Garlic and Red-Miso Porterhouse »

Chile-Spiced Grilled Chicken (Pollo al Horno)

Stained deep orange with achiote paste, this spice-slathered grilled chicken pairs well with fresh, bracing salsa verde, which cuts through the dish’s garlicky richness.

Grilled King Crab Legs

Sweet king crab legs gain a smoky edge when grilled.

Coupled with a Refreshing Dip

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Grilled Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Boneless tilapia filets spiced with cayenne, cumin, paprika, and garlic make great soft tacos; serve them with shredded cabbage and a smoky chipotle mayonnaise sauce. Get the recipe for Grilled Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce »

Russian Lamb Kebabs with Tomato-Prune Sauce (Shashlik)

Robust lamb and onion kebabs steeped in a tenderizing seltzer and vinegar marinade are paired with a sauce of tomatoes, prunes, and herbs in this traditional Russian dish. Get the recipe for Russian Lamb Kebabs with Tomato-Prune Sauce (Shashlik) »

Grapefruit & Habanero Skirt Steak with Grilled Tomato Salsa

Grapefruit & Habanero Skirt Steak with Grilled Tomato Salsa

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Quick-pickled cremini mushrooms and red onions are a zesty foil for juicy blue cheese-stuffed burgers. Get the recipe for Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers »

Adobo Chicken Under a Brick

A zesty Cuban-inspired marinade infuses the chicken with flavor, and grilling it flat on a plancha results in delicious crispy skin.

Gai Yahng (Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet Chile Sauce)

This smoky, sweet-spicy grilled chicken comes together in just 30 minutes. Marinate overnight for best results.

Iraqi Yellow Spice-Rubbed Chicken (Djaj Bil-Bahar Il-Asfar)

This fragrant spice-rubbed grilled chicken was a favorite of former SAVEUR Assistant Editor Felicia Campbell when she was deployed to Iraq.

Whole Boneless Rib Eye with Chimichurri (Ojo De Bife Con Chimichurri)

A saltwater brine prevents fresh herbs from discoloring in the zesty chimichurri that dresses this succulent rib eye. Get the recipe for Whole Boneless Rib Eye with Chimichurri (Ojo De Bife Con Chimichurri) »

Cambodian-Style Ginger Lemongrass Baby Backs (Chrong Chomnei Jrok Oeng)

These Asian style ribs are marinated in a pungent paste made with fish sauce, lemon grass, and garlic and are served with a flavorful chili and lime spiked sauce.

Pollo Al Ajillo (Panamanian Garlic Chicken)

Heavily spiced and intensely garlicky, this charcoal-grilled chicken can be found at roadside restaurants all over Panama, served with rice and fresh avocado.

Beef Satay

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten created this intensely flavorful contemporary satay. Get the recipe for Beef Satay »

Mexican Pork Spareribs (Costillas Adobadas)

Adding soaked wood chips to roaring hot charcoal amplifies the smoky flavor of these chile-rubbed spareribs.

Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang)

Ground macadamia nuts enrich this spicy Singaporean-style shrimp satay. Get the recipe for Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang) »

Shish Kebab

This lamb kebab is adapted from a recipe in Anissa Helou’s Mediterranean Street Food. Get the recipe for Shish Kebab »

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until charred and smoky, and then topped with blue cheese and bacon for this satisfying salad. Get the recipe for Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon »

Coffee-and Soy-Marinated Flank Steak

Strong coffee pairs with soy sauce and lightly caramelized garlic and onions in a marinade that leads to ultra-juicy flank steak. Get the recipe for Coffee-and Soy-Marinated Flank Steak »

Indian Lamb Ribs (Tandoori Champ)

In India, these ribs would be cooked in a tandoor, a clay oven. To achieve a similar oven-roasted effect on a charcoal or gas grill, cook the ribs over indirect heat, then finish them with a sear directly over the fire. Get the recipe for Indian Lamb Ribs (Tandoori Champ) »

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Our take on a classic meatless burger calls on a slew of vegetables for flavor, color, and texture: carrot, celery, arugula, beans, and–the ingredient that really makes it–quinoa, the high-protein South American grain that has a nutty flavor and toothsome bite.

Grilled Rib Eye with Sweet-Hot Pepper Sauce

Chef Craig Koketsu brings extra luxury to a dry-aged rib eye by basting it in rendered beef fat. A chunky chile and herb sauce makes a piquant side dish. Get the recipe for Grilled Rib Eye with Sweet-Hot Pepper Sauce »

Hoisin and Ginger Spareribs

Pork spareribs are marinated and basted in a sweet-spicy sauce, with layers of flavor including sesame, pepper, ginger, hoisin, and garlic in this recipe from Napa Valley winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche.

Grilled Steak Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)

Grilled Steak Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)

Spice-Rubbed Chicken With Duck Sauce

The fiery chile-based rub on this chicken is balanced by a basting of sweet-sour duck sauce. Get the recipe for Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Duck Sauce »

Kansas City-Style Spareribs with Barbecue Sauce

At Smokestack in Kansas City, spare-ribs, a particularly flavorful cut, are served with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

Chiles, lime, and cilantro flavor these grilled lobsters. Get the recipe for Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter »

Pimento Cheese Burger

Pimento cheese is a popular burger topping in and around Columbia, South Carolina. The cheese gives so much flavor to the burger that you won’t need ketchup. Get the recipe for Pimento Cheese Burger »

Cowboy Rib Eye

This recipe for mesquite-grilled steak with onions rings comes from Dallas chef Stephan Pyles. Get the recipe for the Cowboy Rib Eye »

Grilled Whole Fish with Tamarind

This recipe, for a whole fish basted in a tart tamarind sauce, calls for a grilling basket, which allows you to turn the fish without damaging.

Emirati Grilled Prawns (Rubyan Meshwi)

At Abu Dhabi’s Al Arish restaurant, jumbo prawns are basted in a spicy-sweet ketchup-based sauce before they are grilled.

Ultimate Grilled Cheeseburger

This burger, inspired by one created in Modernist Cuisine co-author Nathan Myhrvold’s culinary lab, is topped with a tangy cream and vermouth sauce. Adding egg yolks to freshly ground meat makes for a supremely rich burger. Get the recipe for the Ultimate Grilled Cheeseburger »