posted March 20, 2020
35+ BBQ Recipes with 5 Ingredients or LESS!
Ever find yourself looking in the pantry and fridge and realizing you’re a little short on groceries? If so, no fear! This post includes over 35 BBQ Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less! I highly recommend bookmarking this one, it’s a perfect one to save for those times when your pantry stock is low, but you still want some good BBQ.
BBQ Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes
Find yourself strapped for ingredients AND time? These recipes below will be ready in 30 minutes or less (including both prep and cook time!).
This Grilled Halibut is ready in less than 30 minutes and tastes totally satisfying. With 5 ingredients (and an inclusion of salt and pepper to taste), this halibut is light, refreshing, and FAST!
Garlic Parmesan Grilled Green Beans
For a quick side that is light on the ingredients, this recipes for Grilled Green Beans are a delicious way to enjoy your vegetables.
Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt
When you have a sweet tooth, but you’re still needing to cook dinner, my Grilled Pineapple is a versatile treat that is great on burgers, served as a side, or eaten with a heaping scoop of ice cream.
Simple Grilled Pork Chops
For the perfect quick dinner when you’re short on time and ingredients, these Simple Grilled Pork Chops will be ready in 24 minutes and will feed every member of the family!
Whether you eat these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these Skillet Potatoes are bursting with flavor and require only 3 ingredients!
Buttermilk Biscuits are the perfect pairing for biscuits and gravy, or served as a side dish for dinner. Best of all? They’re a breeze to make and are cooked AND served in the same dish!
Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad
Don’t forget to work in those healthy recipes every once in a while! My recipe for Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad is light, refreshing, and the perfect combination of fast and fresh.
BBQ Ready in 1 Hour or Less
Have 60 minutes or less to prepare something tasty? This section of 5 ingredient recipes is for you! Oh, and everything is relatively easy too!
Raspberry Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
Raspberry Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers are a great game day treat, but you can make them any day of the week. They’re a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, perfect for any occasion.
Looking for a quick, cheap dinner that requires minimal effort, ingredients, and time? These Grilled Bratwurst are the man for the job!
Sides don’t have to be boring. These Grilled Carrots come with an extra oomph of flavor with an added balsamic glaze.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
For those of you trying to add more greens to your meals, look no further than my recipe for Grilled Brussels Sprouts. They’re cooked in foil with bacon for some much-needed flavor.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apples
Trying to decide what’s for dinner but short on time? Try this Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. It’s your perfect pork and applesauce dinner all wrapped into one convenient package!
Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
Have a large family to feed, or looking for a great recipe that includes tasty leftovers? This Grilled Spatchcock Chicken is a quick and easy way to cook chicken to juicy perfection.
Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
These Grilled Chicken Drumsticks are the perfect quick and easy weekday meal. No only are they ready in less than an hour, but you only need 4 ingredients on hand!
BBQ Ready in 1-3 Hours
If you have a few hours to dedicate to some good BBQ, look no further than these recipes that are worth the extra time for some finger-licking goodness.
Smoked Chicken Thighs
These Smoked Chicken Thighs are juicy and delicious and ready in a flash! All you need to turn your chicken from lame to fame is some sweet rub and your favorite BBQ sauce!
Smoked Chicken Legs
The only thing you need for these Smoked Chicken Legs are chicken, olive oil, and sweet rub. You can also add your favorite BBQ sauce, and these chicken legs still only require 4 ingredients!
Hot Dog Burnt Ends
These Hot Dog Burnt Ends are the perfect kid-friendly, quick, and easy meal. Whether you serve them for lunch or dinner, they’re sure to be a huge hit!
Smoked Chicken Breast
Sometimes all you need for a great meal is some simple seasoned and smoked chicken. My recipe for Smoked Chicken Breast makes for a gorgeous dinner packed with flavor.
How to Grill Steak
Let’s talk about steak, baby! In this post, I’ll teach you How to Grill Steak so it’s juicy, tender, and packed with flavor.
Buffalo Grilled Corn
For a snack or lunch that’s fresh, flavorful, and fun, look no further than this Buffalo Grilled Corn. It’ll be ready in just over 1 hour, and you’ll love the incredible flavors!
Have an hour and a half to dedicate to the most flavorful steak ever? This Smoked Steak only requires steak, salt and pepper, and an hour in the smoke.
Baked Potato on the Grill
Baked Potatoes on the Grill make a great side or main course (just add some chili, broccoli and cheese!). Oh, and they’re ready in just over an hour, too!
Smoked Pork Chops
These Smoked Pork Chops are a perfect dinner to cook for yourself and your family. Serve them alongside some applesauce, and you have a tasty meal that’s ideal for any day of the week.
Hamburgers are great to add to the weekly dinner rotation, but have you ever tried smoked hamburgers? This process for making Smoked Hamburgers results in a juicy burger with great char. They put drive-thru burgers to shame!
BBQ Ready in 3-5 Hours
If you find yourself home during the day or with extra time to spare on the weekend, these recipes make for a great dinner. They’ll still require 5 ingredients or less, and they’ll be worth the wait.
Smoked Whole Chicken
If you need to feed your whole family, try this recipe for Smoked Whole Chicken. It’s an affordable, tasty way to feed a crowd on a budget.
Simple Grilled Zucchini
Marinating zucchini is a great way to add flavor to an otherwise bland vegetable. My recipe for Simple Grilled Zucchini marinates the zucchini in a balsamic vinegar salad dressing before a quick cook on the grill.
Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts
You can’t go wrong with some simple chicken breasts, and these Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts use an Italian dressing marinade to infuse the chicken with flavor.
BBQ Ready in 5-10 Hours
Have an afternoon to spend relaxing and cooking some good BBQ while still keeping things easy with using few ingredients? Try out these great recipes below!
Smoked Pork Belly
This Smoked Pork Belly is delicious and extremely versatile meal. Serve it cubed, shredded, or chill and slice the day after for sandwiches.
Low and Slow Ribs
If you have some extra time on your hands, I highly recommend making these Low and Slow Ribs. They’re worth the wait and oh-so tender.
Smoked Beef Short Ribs
For a big, meaty bite of ribs, you’ve gotta try these Smoked Beef Short Ribs. They may take some time, but they’re totally worth every minute spent in the smoke.
Poor Man’s Burnt Ends
Poor Man’s Burnt Ends are a great way to satisfy your craving for burnt ends when you’re not looking to cook an entire brisket. Even though these require 7 ingredients, 2 are salt and pepper, so we’re still including this recipe in our roundup (mostly because they’re soooo good!)
BBQ Ready in 10+ Hours
For you die-hard grillers and smokers out there, these next few recipes are for you! They make take a good, long time to cook, but they’ll provide you with plenty of food
Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket
Smoked Beef Brisket is the perfect recipe to tackle on a weekend when you have some time to kill and you’re wanting good BBQ (and plenty of leftovers!)
Simple Smoked Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is a classic low and slow BBQ, and this recipe for Simple Smoked Pulled Pork will feed a crowd without requiring a handful of ingredients.
Smoked Turkey Legs
These Smoked Turkey Legs are a killer Disney knockoff. When you want a big turkey leg but can’t make it to the park, this recipe is a winner.
Smoked Pulled Beef Chuck Roast
This Smoked Pulled Beef is like the ultimate Sunday pot roast with a smoky kick. Eat it as-is, or serve it on a sandwich, this pulled beef is beyond amazing.
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