Bobby Flay's Best Barbecue Recipes

Take it from grill master Bobby Flay. These are the recipes you need to heat up your summer cookout game.

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Smoked Ribs with Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

Let the ribs chill overnight with a spice rub so the meat has plenty of time to absorb the flavors.

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Bobby's World Famous Steak Rub from Mesa, Bar Americain and Bf Steak

Take it from the grill master. This is the only steak rub you’ll ever need.

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Smoked Whole Turkey

Bobby keeps it simple here with a baste made of chicken stock, honey and apple cider vinegar.

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Perfect Burger

Yes, you read that correctly. This is a PERFECT burger. All it takes is some ground meat and salt and pepper. It’s that simple.

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Pinto Beans with Burnt Ends

Packed with smoked bacon and burnt ends, Bobby’s hearty baked beans is practically a meal in and of themselves. But that shouldn’t stop you from serving them on the side of your favorite pulled pork or brisket dinner.

Get the Recipe: Pinto Beans with Burnt Ends

Smoked Prime Rib with Red Wine Steak Sauce

Using a bold dry rub recipe, Bobby’s prime rib is grilled for a few hours before it’s brushed with a sweet and savory red wine sauce so it turns out nice and caramelized on the outside.

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Homemade Spicy Dill Pickles

Crunchy pickles offer a cool, refreshing complement to any BBQ platter.

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Cedar Planked Burgers

Typically used for cooking salmon, cedar planks are given a new rep when Bobby uses them to cook burgers and gently infuse the patties with a smoky taste.

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Flank Steak with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Serving the steak on open-faced sandwiches lets you stretch your meat budget to feed the whole family.

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Creamy Cole Slaw

The addition of sour cream transforms classic cole slaw in a tangy side dish.

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Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Sorghum BBQ Sauce

Sorghum is similar to molasses, and Bobby uses it here to balance the spice from the habanero and ancho chiles with a bit of sweetness.

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Asian Spice Rubbed Ribs with Pineapple-Ginger BBQ Sauce and Black and White Sesame Seeds

If you don’t have a fancy a kamado-style ceramic charcoal cooker, Bobby says you can totally use a regular charcoal grill too.

Get the Recipe: Asian Spice Rubbed Ribs with Pineapple-Ginger BBQ Sauce and Black and White Sesame Seeds

Red Beef Chili

Count ‘em. There are a whopping five kinds of chile powders in this hearty chili. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the dish will turn out blazing. With Bobby, there’s always a balance in flavors, which he accomplishes here with a glug of maple syrup.

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Smoked, Spice Rubbed, Texas-Style Brisket on Texas Toast

Smoking your own meat might seem daunting, but have no fear! Bobby walks you through each step to get a perfectly spiced, tender BBQ brisket that is piled high on buttery Texas toast.

Get the Recipe: Smoked, Spice Rubbed, Texas-Style Brisket on Texas Toast

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Cotija Cheese

This is a spin on classic Mexican street corn, here smeared with a spicy, garlicky butter and served with a spritz of lime for balance.

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Grilled Rack of Pork with Sherry Vinegar BBQ Sauce

Because there’s a lot of sugar in the barbecue sauce, it’s best to save that until after the pork has been seared and moved to an indirect heat source so the sugars don’t burn.

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Grilled Red Chile Buttermilk Chicken with Spicy Mango Honey Glaze

To guarantee the chicken turns out juicy and moist, Bobby marinates the meat in a spiced buttermilk mixture. After they’re cooked, the chicken pieces are brushed with a homemade sweet and spicy glaze for plenty of kick.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Red Chile Buttermilk Chicken with Spicy Mango Honey Glaze

Beer Brats

Bobby infuses the brats with tons of flavor by soaking them in a beer broth before and after grilling.

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BBQ Ribs with Root Beer BBQ Sauce

These ribs are not brushed with your typical BBQ sauce. Step up your flavor game by adding root beer and sweet Vidalia onions.

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Yucatan Chicken Puffy Tacos with Peanut-Red Chili BBQ Sauce and Red Cabbage Slaw

This isn’t your everyday taco dinner. Marinated with citrus and garlic, the chicken thighs are the star of the show, nestled in light, puffy fried corn tortillas.

Get the Recipe: Yucatan Chicken Puffy Tacos with Peanut-Red Chili BBQ Sauce and Red Cabbage Slaw

Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Full of spices like cayenne, chile pepper and cilantro, this potato salad is easy to make and complements any cookout spread.

Get the Recipe: Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Dry Rub

According to Bobby, "This spice rub adds great flavor to pork, beef, lamb, chicken or fish -- and it's made from ingredients you'll probably find in your pantry." Not only that, but it can be done in only 10 mins and stored for later (up to four months)!

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Sixteen Spice Smoked Chicken

As stated in the name, all this chicken needs is 16 spices and a grill. We are SOLD!

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Black Pepper Biscuits

Before the biscuits are put into the oven, they’re brushed with heavy cream and topped with black pepper for moisture and flavor. They come out fluffy and golden brown, exactly as they should be!

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