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Campfire Collective Jun 5th, 2019

Easy BBQ Dinners For Dad This Father’s Day

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Get grilling this Father’s Day for a dinner dad won’t soon forget! We know how hard it is to thank dad for all those years we borrowed his car and didn’t fill it up with gas after. As a way to show dad our appreciation, we’ve come up with a list of unreal BBQ recipes. They will have you looking like the lord of the (grill) flame and make dad one happy camper. These recipes are best enjoyed relaxing at the cottage after a long day out on the water as you plan tomorrows activities. This Father’s Day, BBQ your way to dad’s heart with these easy yet mouth-watering recipes.

We’re ramping up the classic cheese burger by doubling the meat to pack an extra punch! Keep things “lit” with the Texas spicy BBQ sauce and keep in mind the burgers must stay on the grill a little bit longer than usual due to the sheer volume of beef. There is no way dad won’t appreciate this juicy burger when you top it off with bacon and serve it with a side of dill pickle.

The BBQ is a great way to add a smoky flavour to your pizza and a smart way to keep the hot temperature of the unforgiving summer outside. If you’ve properly heated the grill, there’s no reason why the dough would fall through. According to this recipe the trick is to grill the dough on one side, remove from the grill, flip it, add your toppings and continue grilling. That way, the dough is cooked equally on both sides and your pizza is at the optimal charcoaled perfection.

Everyone knows dad loves ribs; they’re meaty, juicy and tender little pieces of goodness that can have a variety of flavours. This recipe has only three ingredients making it an easy one to whip up. However, you’ll need to take into account the prep time before actually slappin’ them on the grill. Slice the ribs into 1-rib portions and bake them in the oven under tinfoil and beer for 2 hours or until they’re tender. This is the most important step as this will allow the sauce to absorb into the meat and will help accomplish that melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Sticking to the theme of beer and meat, this beer-can chicken recipe is one for the cottage books. The best part about this recipe is that you’re “required” to drink half the can before inserting it into the tail end of the chicken. The beer will act as a moisture conductor as it steams the chicken from the inside and adds flavour to the dish. Once the chicken is cooked, take it off the grill and dust it with the honey mustard dressing for a tangy taste. Serve up with a side of mashed potatoes and veggies and enjoy!

These are easy to make and serve as a perfect appetizer with a big, dynamic flavour. The muted spiciness from the jalapeños mixed with the creaminess of the cheese and saltiness from the bacon makes a bold impact for your tastebuds.

These might be the easiest yet most delicious sides to accompany your grilled Father’s Day meals. The sweet corn becomes more intensified while the grill adds the charred taste and holds in the moisture. Once you take them off the grill, feel free to add some toppings! Sour cream and feta cheese with chili flakes and lime or herbed butter and paprika are a hit!

Is there anything that says summer at the cottage more than grilled shrimp? This recipe is quite simple with minimal prep time as well as cook time. The Cajun spice adds a nice little kick to these crustaceans while the charcoal from the grill invites a smoky essence to linger making this dish an irresistible Father’s Day choice.

Let dad put his feet up in the hammock this Father’s Day while you take over the BBQ and grill like a pro. The grill will enhance the seasoning of whatever you’re cooking. Don’t be afraid to allow the food to be a little charred. It’s hard to show dad how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you but a perfect way to start is by cooking your way to his heart.

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