Best Barbecue Recipes 

 Originally Written: May 16, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on May 16, 2011 by Hanna Trafford

Finally – it’s time to fire up the good old grill and cook outdoors! ersonally, I love cooking – and eating – outdoors – there is just something special about it that makes the food taste extra good.I like grilling just about anything – but the favourites are always steaks and ribs. Here are my favourite recipes – hope you enjoy them as much as me and my family:


Grilled Sirloin Steak:


  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh rosemary or thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 top sirloin grilling steak, 2 inches thick


  1. In large shallow dish, whisk together rosemary, oil, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Trim fat around edge of steak to 1/8 inch thickness.
  3. Slash fat just through to flesh at 1-inch intervals.
  4. Add to marinade, turning to coat; marinate for 20 minutes.

You can make the marinade ahead and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Ribeye Steak with Ginger Butter


  • 2 tablespoons of rice or cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • 4 rib eye steaks (about 6 oz. each)

Ginger Butter:

  • 1/3 cup of minced fresh coriander, parsley or green onion
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons of grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce


  1. In small bowl, stir together coriander, butter, ginger and hot pepper sauce until smooth.
  2. Spoon onto plastic wrap, shape into log and wrap tightly. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. To make this ahead, refrigerate or freeze for up to 2 weeks.
  4. In large shallow glass dish, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce oil and garlic.
  5. Add steaks, turning to coat; marinate for 20 minutes.
  6. Reserving marinade, place steak on greased grill over medium-high heat, brush generously with marinade.
  7. Close lid and grill until desired doneness – about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  8. Transfer to warm plates, tent with foil and let stand 3-5 minutes.
  9. Slice butter into rounds and place on steaks.

Grilled T-Bone Steaks

  1. Depending on size, choose number of steaks to satisfy number of people you will serving.
  2. Choose steaks that are about 1-1/2 inches thick.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the steaks with smoked sea salt and coarsely ground pepper.
  4. Place on the grill over medium-high heat; close lid a grill, turning once for about 15 minutes for medium-rare or check for desired doneness.
  5. Transfer to cutting board, tent with foil and let stand for about 5 minutes, before cutting or serving.
  6. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and serve with lemon wedges.

Old Fashioned Grilled Country Ribs


  • 4 lbs. of bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard


  1. Place ribs in a greased 13 x 9 inches baking pan.
  2. Cover and bake at 325F for at least 2 hours- until no longer pink.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in oil until tender.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  6. Drain ribs.
  7. Grill, covered, over indirect low heat for 45 minutes.
  8. Baste with barbecue sauce. Grill 15 minutes longer or until meat is tender, turning and basting frequently.

These are the very basic old time favourites – if there is a recipe you are looking for, search my website or contact me wioth your request!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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