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Global Grilling: 14 Must-Try BBQ Recipes From Around the World

Is your go-to hot dog or burger recipe not quite cutting it? Turn your next barbecue into a cultural dining experience with one of these mouth-watering grilling recipes from around the world.

From grilled gator ribs to barbecued cheese, these recipes go beyond the barbie and are sure to teach you a thing or two about the art of BBQ-ing.

Beer Brats (Germany)

No BBQ list is complete without a heaping of Germany’s famous bratwurst, so do as the Germans do and throw a serving of these beer soaked bratwursts (also known as Beer Brats) from Eat Live Run onto the grill.


Lemongrass Skewers (Thailand)

Who needs bamboo skewers when you have lemongrass?! This delicious Thai twist on kabobs from Served With Love is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ.


Grilled Eggs (Cambodia)

Is it an egg? Is it a kabob? Both! It’s a grilled egg skewer, a common dish found in Cambodian street carts. Get the recipe from Global Table Adventures.


Jerk Chicken (Jamaica)

Looking to add some Caribbean flair to your menu? This Jamaican Jerk recipe from Kayotic Kitchen is sure to leave all of your guests feel irie.


Elote Corn on the Cob (Mexico)

The party don't start until the corn gets grilled! Mexican grilled corn is a popular street food and this recipe from Daisy’s World will instantly turn your barbecue into a fiesta.


Bacon Roasting (Hungary)

Forget roasting marshmallows, take a cue from the Hungarians and set up a bacon roasting session instead! Known as Szalonnasütés, this BBQ tradition is sure to make your guests hungary.


Grilled Halloumi Cheese (Lebanon)

For a meatless dish that will make mouths water, why not try this grilled halloumi recipe from Kim Kim Cooking?


Huli Huli Chicken (Hawaii, USA)

The zesty blend of grilled chicken and pineapple will instantly transport guests onto the sunny beaches of Hawaii. This Huli Huli chicken from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice just begs to be paired with one of our luau-inspired cocktails.


Murg Tikka (India)

If you’re looking for a kabob with a little more kick, you’ll love this Chicken Tikka recipe from Kothiyavunu


Alligator Ribs (Florida, USA)

The South is known for their unique twist on barbecue, so you’re sure to find at least one gator-themed dish at any Florida BBQ, like these Alligator Ribs from The Daily Meal.


Ploughman’s Burger (England)

Meaty, cheesy, and full of flavor, this classic British Ploughman's Burger recipe is a must-try at your next BBQ.


Perro Caliente Colombiano (Colombia)

Like the Big Apple, you’re likely to find hot dog carts parked throughout the streets of Colombian cities. Unlike the Big Apple, those Colombian style hot dogs from My Colombian Recipes are topped with a little less mustard and a little more pineapple sauce, cole slaw, mayo, and more – a fry cry from your go-to sausage street cart spot.


Liboké (Congo, Africa)

Liboké refers to the method of cooking a dish in large leaves (mainly banana). It is extremely common in the Congo River area, and can be used to cook chicken, fish, and vegetables. Food Mayhem shares a delicious fish recipe using this must-try method.


Bulgogi (Korea)

Bulgogi, literally translated to “fire meat” is a must-try marinated meat which will take your steak cuts to the next level. According to Maangchi, the perfect bulgogi is made up of three important elements: a good steak cut, the proper marinade, and the cooking method.


If you're anxious to try out these mouth-watering BBQ recipes, you're going to need meat...lots of it. Be sure to check out Stock Yards for all your steak and barbecue needs!

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