There’s nothing better than having a BBQ on a hot day with a bunch of good friends and a few brewskies. Am I right? It’s like every second TV commercial is set in this epitome of a good time. With nicer weather around the corner let’s give you some ideas for your next BBQ and see what you can grill on a hot day so that you can smash it out of the park!

Chicken

We’re starting off with one of the easiest and arguably tastiest meats to grill – chicken. You can make it as succulent or as dry as you want to, depending on if you marinade it or not before grilling. Chicken breasts are the perfect example. Although, most people make them too dry. Shame.

Chicken thighs and chicken wings are great to eat with beer because you can eat a bunch of em and still have room left for plenty of beer.

Beef

Grilling a beefsteak is one of the fastest and easiest things you can do on your swanky new grill. It’s a staple of any BBQ meetup and is easily one of the most popular dishes in America.

There aren’t many ways you can mess this up, so if you’re a beginner, try grilling a beefsteak. It only needs a couple of minutes on each side if you place it over direct heat.

Pork

Pork is a perfect fit for BBQ because it comes in so many tasty different forms. I’m talking about sausages, chops, steaks, tenderloins, ribs, and yes, even patties. If you only did a pork BBQ, it would have a variety of meats that would suit everyone’s taste.

There are many grilled pork recipes online but I find that simple is often better. Sure you can marinade it or whatnot, but a dash of salt and pepper is gonna simply enhance the flavor of the meat itself.

Veggies

Yes, you can grill veggies as well. With so many folks going green these days, it’s actually appreciated if you grilled some veggies as well. With veggies, it’s all about the seasoning.

Corn is the undisputed champion as it’s easy to make and eat. Portobello mushrooms are another popular veggie dish that’s easy to make. Some people even call them the “steak of the veggie world”. I mean, come on; let’s not be delusional.

Eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and even onions are great as a side dish or a main.

Fake Meats

It’s a new world, my friend. Have you walked down the refrigerated aisles lately? They are filled with possible and impossible burgers, sausages, steaks, salamis, pastrami, and so on. They are a more or less healthier option for you but they also taste great when grilled. I mean, I’ve tried a bunch of them on a BBQ and some of them are spot on. You can’t even taste the difference anymore.

There you have it. Your perfect grill on a hot day awaits you. With so much variety, it’s harder to choose than at any time before. Maybe that’s why all my friends stick with burgers and hot dogs?!