Want a BBQ that isn’t sausages? You’re in luck. Here’s our top 10

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Everything about being on holiday is an adventure. Why should barbecue cooking be any different? Don’t limit yourself to a snag on the barbe. Get fired up with these top 10 picks that are sure to work up your appetite.

Starting with the most important meal of the day. Breakfast. Sure, you could take the easy way out and pour yourself a bowl of cereal. But where’s the fun in that? You need pancakes. But not just any pancakes. Banana Bread Pancakes.

Banana Bread Pancakes

Cook these on the hot plate of the barbecue and top them off with some fresh banana, walnuts, maple syrup or honey and you’re all set.

But we’re not done yet. If pancakes aren’t your thing, then perhaps Cinnamon French Toast with Maple and Pecan Butter is.

Cinnamon French Toast with Maple and Pecan Butter

french toast

Added bonus. Cooking these on a barbecue hot plate means they’ll be extra tasty.

If you don’t fancy yourself much of a sweet tooth then eggs might be your go to breakfast staple. Of course, eggs shouldn’t be limited to just breakfast so you can be forgiven if you decide the Classic Omelette to be the perfect meal for lunch or dinner.

Classic Omelette


The filling and flavour combinations when making an omelette is endless. Next time you go on an omelette making endeavour, don’t limit yourself to the typical bacon and cheese, get creative and experiment with different ingredients. You might be surprised with what you discover.

Anything “stuffed” is a lot more exciting than something that isn’t. It’s a surprise waiting to happen. From stuffed chicken breast, stuffed mushrooms to stuffed pizza crust. That’s why these Stuffed Capsicums are not only easy to make but are sure to impress and have everyone thinking you’re going to be the next MasterChef.

Stuffed Capsicum

The great thing about these little vessels of delicious, is they can be vegetarian, vegan or tailored to the meat-lover. On the other hand, if you’ve been busy all day taking in the sights, and after something quick and simple that still hits the spot, then try these Chicken and Veggie Skewers.

Chicken and Veggie Skewers

chicken vegetable skewers

These skewers are perfect for that summer barbecue where you just want to sit and relax with an effortless meal. Tip. If you’re using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in some water first to prevent them from burning.

While we’re on the topic of chicken and think you need a little more zest in your life, then don’t go any further. We have the perfect Sweet-Chili Lime Grilled Chicken recipe for you.

Sweet-Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

sweet chilli lime chicken

The best part about this recipe is the sweet-chili sauce will create caramalised goodness. And if you’re after an extra tang, the key is the zest of fresh lime.

Some might say it would be very un-Australian to not throw a shrimp on the barbe at some point during your holiday. At least Paul Hogan might think so. If shrimp is your thing, then check out these Spicy Grilled Shrimp.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

spicy grilled shrimp

And if you’re going to barbecue shrimp, it may as well be the marinated kind. You might even want to create your own surf and turf by adding some diced beef to the skewers.

Step aside Dominos because we’ve found a pizza that doesn’t require an oven, rendering it perfect for an easy camping meal or your next barbeque venture.

No-Oven Pizza

no oven pizza

If you don’t fancy rolling out the pizza dough while on your holiday, then you can always make it ahead of time. If kept cling wrapped and cold, it will last anywhere from 3-5 days depending on how cold it’s kept prior to use. Alternatively, you could use a store-bought pizza base. It’ll be out secret.

And speaking of secrets, if you find yourself licking your fingers after trying these BBQ Pork Ribs, we promise we won’t tell anyone. Because really, who could blame you?!

BBQ Pork Ribs

bbq pork ribs

This could very well be the best thing you’ve put on the barbecue all year.

At least until you try a Philly Cheese Steak, considered an authentic street food of the United States.

Philly Cheese Steak 

The recipe says to use hoagie rolls however, as we are in Australia, you can swap these out for any soft bread roll as it isn’t meant to be a crispy type sandwich.

Just because you’re not in the comfort of your home kitchen, doesn’t mean you can’t cook up some truly amazing meals on your holiday. These are just a few suggestions and you’re only limited by your imagination. There are plenty of recipes out there to try, the key is to do your research and plan ahead. It’ll make your holiday and barbecue experience much more enjoyable.