BBQ Catering Menu Ideas for Your Next Event

Thick steaks, juicy hot dogs, crisp skewers: That's what we picture when we think about grilling. And though we can eat them like pros, the actual grilling part can be tricky when it comes to planning a barbeque event with some good BBQ catering menu ideas.

But no worries, if you are looking for some BBQ menu ideas for your next event we’ve got you covered. A casual backyard barbecue is a great concept for celebrating any occasion. We'll show you some irresistible BBQ menu ideas that will earn you the 'Smokin’ Hot Party Animal' title. Here we go!


Smokin' Delights: Unforgettable BBQ Catering Menu Inspirations


Barbecue is one of the oldest cooking methods on the planet evolving from simply cooking meat to making delicious mouthwatering BBQ dishes. Obviously, we have no idea when or how the first humans figured out that cooking your food makes it taste better but barbeque is one of the best inventions in the history of mankind.

Following the course, we like to prep, grill, and marinate our meats and veggies with a wild diversity of styles and flavors, producing notably different barbecue specialties. To help you plan your next event we have compiled a list of the best BBQ catering menu ideas.

Whether you're hosting a grand summer soiree or keeping your celebration minimal, we hope your catering menu includes some or several of these festive recipes. To make your BBQ event a big hit, you can devise a menu that amalgamates classic favorites with some innovative twists. Still confused? Look no further, let's begin the barbecue!!

Grilled Hamburgers

Burgers on the grill are some of the best and most delicious eats, and they're so easy to cook. A grilled and juicy hamburger is also one of the best ways to bring people together for holidays, birthdays at the beach, at the park, or just to have a really great time in the backyard.

Luckily, we have the secret to the world's best burger every single time. We add some frozen butter shavings to ground meat before forming it into patties. This method helps keep the meat extra tender and juicy.

Smoked Ribs

Smoked ribs are one of India's favorite meats to barbecue both in the backyard and in the restaurants. Ask ten different people the best way to barbecue ribs, and you'll get ten different answers. But everyone will agree on one thing: Tender, succulent, mouth-watering meat with a flavorful, caramelized crust is a barbecue delight.

The spice rub for these barbecue ribs is made up of some magical spices we have in our pantry. To add a hint of Indian touch, we add classic garam masala and a little amount of clove powder. We season the chicken in advance and let it refrigerate for six hours. Once the chicken has been grilled, we lather each piece in our homemade smoky barbecue sauce. We call these ribs the best grilled ribs for a reason. Our dry rub gives the meat its rich, smoky flavor. After a couple of hours of low and slow grilling, the ribs will fall off the bone tender.

Potato Salad

If you've grown bored of cold mayonnaise-based potato salad, we have a recipe that's sure to revolutionize your barbecue spread. We hereby declare grilled potato salad a must have side dish for any and every kind of celebration. Quartered potatoes are grilled to tender perfection and tossed in a warm vinegar based dressing. Fresh herbs give the potatoes a vibrant flavor packed punch. You can also upgrade your side dishes with spicy BBQ potato wedges.

Juicy Grilled Chicken

 A BBQ party is incomplete without this timeless Indian favorite. Marinated in a mixture of garam masala, meat masala and Indian herbs, slowly grilled in smoke to perfection, a tender juicy chicken can surely be a crowd puller. The Indian touch of this delectable BBQ dish can be elevated by adding a marinade of yogurt, garlic, crushed ginger paste, cumin, and coriander providing a subtle clue of tandoori flavor.

Grilled Veggie Skewers

To entertain the vegetarian guests in your event, grilled veggie skewers are a great idea. An amalgamation of colorful vegetables like cherry tomatoes, potato slices, tornados, zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms can be a good choice. Marinated in olive oil, with a dash of chat masala, tandoori seasoning, and oregano, veggie skewers are flavorsome options for all kinds of guests.

Corn On The Cob

Smoked corn on the cob is a very simple to make yet luscious side dish that can complement any kind of BBQ main course. We slather it with butter and sprinkle salt, pepper, chat masala, and a little lime juice over it. To add a distinct taste we brush the corn with a seasoning of melted butter, red chili powder, and Indian herbs. This is another favorite BBQ dish for vegetarians.

BBQ Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka is an all time favorite appetizer at Indian BBQ parties. The smokey flavor of this delectable appetizer earns it the name of 'chicken for the vegetarians.' It is an irresistible addition to any BBQ catering menu. Paneer cubes marinated in a premix of yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric, chat masala, and spicy herbs, then grilled until they show a smoky char, making a perfect paneer tikka. You can serve it along with a side of mint chutney.

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon

If you want to add an innovative twist to your BBQ catering menu, you can add this unique desert. Grilled pineapple slices are brushed with an amalgamation of melted butter, brown sugar, and a dash of cinnamon before grilling them. The heat caramelizes the brown sugar and adds a sweet, crunchy and smoky treat. It also adds a charred color to it. To add a twist and a punch of sweetness serve these grilled pineapple slices with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ice Cream Floats

Don't limit your celebration's razzle-dazzle to the fireworks. Bring some glitz to your meal with sparkling ice cream floats. Party guests will love this treat of ice cream and berries doused in sparkling rosé. If you're feeling extra festive, top the float with a sparkler of its very own.

Tandoori Fish Tacos

This is one of the most innovative BBQ dishes on our list that mingles the Indian and Mexican cuisines with a hint of tandoor flavor. Fish filets are marinated in tandoori spice premix, and then grilled until it is cooked through. Once it attains its tandoori flavor it is served in soft tortillas, with a topping of fresh cucumber raita, shredded vegetables, and a dash of lime. This Indo-Mexican fusion can be a great surprise for your guests who keep looking for something new on the menu.


With all these genius BBQ catering menu ideas in your arsenal, your next BBQ party is guaranteed to be a hit! No matter how you're planning to celebrate your next BBQ event, we hope it involves some delicious food and quality time with friends and family. Be sure to share these awesome BBQ catering menu ideas with your loved ones so they can enjoy them too.

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