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Ring In The New Year With Delicious BBQ And Grilling Recipes (29 Recipes, 7 Articles)

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Celebrate With Finger Food And Cocktails Or A Special Dinner

It’s party time around the world! Out with the old and in with the new! Did you know that the first countries to ring in the new year are Tonga, Samoa, and Kiribati in the Pacific Islands? The last to raise a glass are on the opposite side of the globe in the outlying islands of the United States.

Wherever you celebrate, it’s high time to let the year’s troubles fall away and count your blessings. Yes, it’s been a tough year all over the world, but New Year’s Eve is time to remember the good things and look to a better year ahead. Let there be music, dancing, fireworks, good food and drink, and of course, a champagne toast at the strike of midnight. In the U.S., the annual Times Square ball drop in New York City will still be televised, albeit without spectators. Tune in and enjoy the festivities.

Whether you prefer to spend the evening with a meal of endless appetizers and cocktails or an extravagant sit down dinner, we’ve got all kinds of recipes to fit the bill. Sip your beverage of choice and graze on snacks like Frico Cheese Crisps, homemade Boursin Spread with crackers, Sandra’s Candied Cocktail Wienies, the easiest Moink Balls ever, and Oysters Grilled with Roasted Garlic Butter and Romano. Or sit down to a very special meal of Surf and Turf or Rack of Lamb with creamy Lobster Bisque, Grill Roasted Brussel Sprouts, and Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, capped off with Lusty Chocolate Truffles for dessert.

Happy New Year!

cut turkey on a colorful plate with stuffing and gravy

Party Planning: How Much to Cook for a Crowd

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

So you're cooking for a crowd. How much food do you need? Here's how to plan for a party or special occasion, including some basic rules of thumb and tips on how to handle dietary restrictions, how to prep ahead, and how to calculate the right amount of food so no one goes hungry.
boursin cheese package

Save Money By Mixing Up Boursin And Rondelé Cheese Spread At Home

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you're a fan of store bought Boursin cheese spread, then you'll love this homemade version for a fraction of the cost! It's great as a spread on a crusty baguette or on crackers or stuffed into jalapeño poppers. It is also wonderful as a sauce dolloped on a hot steak, asparagus, or in mashed potatoes.
salted smoked almonds

Grill Smoked Almonds Beat The Canned Stuff Hands Down

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Canned smoked almonds taste just okay. Smoking nuts on the grill makes them truly extraordinary. Serve these smoke almonds straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. You could even crush them to top chicken. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make this recipe in your indoor oven.
candied pecans

Candied Pecans From The Grill Are Sinfully Delicious

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Candied pecans are always a hit as a snack and this recipe takes them over the top by roasting them on the grill. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.
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satay peanuts

Grill Roasted Peanuts With A Touch Of Thailand

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Fans of Thai satay with peanut dipping sauce are sure to love this recipe for grill roasted satay peanuts. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.
rosemary roasted nuts

The Ultimate Guide To Making Roasted Nuts And Snack Mix At Home

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Spicy, savory, sweet roasted nuts are always a hit as a snack. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven, though they will lack the deep smoky flavor of the grill.
Grilled oysters in the shell

Grilled Oysters With Roasted Garlic Butter And Romano

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Dave Joachim

If you've only ever eaten oysters raw, this recipe will be a revelation. And if you've never warmed up to oysters, give this recipe a try. Oysters Grilled with Roasted Garlic Butter and Romano are easy to make, drenched with rich flavors, and utterly delicious.
Melissa Cookston and John Wheeler

Melissa Cookston’s Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp Recipe

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Create a grilled bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp appetizer with only five ingredients thanks to this award winning recipe courtesy of pitmaster Melissa Cookston. Cookston won the 2012 Kingsford Invitational by taking first place in five categories including this delicious bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp recipe.
burnt ends

Brisket Burnt Ends: A Kansas City Original Made At Home

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

When done right, smoked brisket burnt ends are the perfect bite. Find out how to make your own with this tested recipe featuring the point muscle of the brisket.
chopped smoked pork rib tips

Smoked Pork Rib Tips Are The Best Treats, No Tricks

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

This simple smoked rib tips recipe makes the perfect snack, appetizer, or main course. The rib tip (a.k.a. brisket, costal cartilage, or break) is the triangular, cartilage-dotted slab of meat attached to the lower end of the sparerib. Seasoned with BBQ rub then slow smoked on the grill, these bites are a surefire hit.
armadillo eggs

Armadillo Eggs: Bacon, Sausage, And Cheese In One Perfect Bite

These cheese and jalapeno stuffed, bacon-wrapped sausage appetizers are perfect for tailgating, backyard cookouts, and more.
Sweet potato fries with spicy honey

Insanely Addictive Sweet Potato Fries, The Grill Frying Method

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

If you’re a fan of sweet potato fries then you’ll do backflips over this grill fried recipe featuring perfectly deep fried sweet potato sticks coated with smoked honey and garnished with deep fried sage. Even better, deep frying is done on the grill, doing away with the mess and lingering odor of deep frying indoors.
BBQ sauce drizzlied bacon wrapped sausage bites

Smoked Pig Balls: An Appetizer Recipe As Easy As It Is Delicious

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

As easy to make as they are delicious, these smoked bacon-wrapped kielbasa bites (a.k.a. pig balls) are the perfect appetizer for any event.
pulled pork egg rolls

Got Leftover Pork? Try These Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

If you have some leftover pulled pork, here's a creative recipe that lets you enjoy it again in a different way: in spicy, savory pulled pork egg rolls.
praline bacon in a mason jar

Grilled Pecan Praline Bacon: A Pork-tacular Appetizer Or Snack

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

There is something magical about the merger of sweet and salty in this recipe for pecan praline-crusted thick-cut bacon.
Grilled guacamole and tortilla chips

Hitting The Grill Takes Guacamole To Epic New Heights

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Add a delicious smokiness to your favorite party dip with this recipe for grilled guacamole. Grilled avocados, limes, and onion are the key.
Smoked bacon wrapped meatballs

MOINK Balls, The Easiest Grilled Appetizer Ever

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

We'll bet you can't stop at just one of these tasty smoked bacon wrapped meatballs, a.k.a MOINK balls. This recipe is the perfect appetizer for any tailgating, couchgating, or backyard bash. The best part is that they are as easy to make as they are to eat!
stuffed pepper holder

The Smoked Jalapeno Poppers Recipe That Puts All Others to Shame

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

A cheesy appetizer with a kick, this easy grilled jalapeño popper recipe is sure to please, and the smoked version is better than the fried version. This appetizer is a big hit with people who like a little bit of heat in their food, but you can remove most of the heat to accommodate wimps if you wish.
Deep fried pickles in a serving platter

Fried Pickles Are An Addictive Appetizer, Especially When Prepared On The Grill

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Why fry inside? Your outdoor grill handles the job better and makes incomparable fried pickles. Coated in a light and airy tempura batter, this delicious fried pickle recipe is a novel appetizer for your next cookout. Be prepared to make multiple batches, as everyone will be clamoring for more.
Mussels in a pile

Mussels Mariniere: Great Finger Food From France

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

This classic mussels (Moules Mariniere) recipe from France is so easy. And it's finger food. After simmering in a flavor rich white wine, cream, and tomato sauce, the mussels are served, shells and all, into big shallow bowls with plenty of the liquor laden broth and serve with crusty bread or grilled bread.
Plated smoked filet mignon with butter poached lobster tail

An Epic Surf-and-Turf: Filet Mignon And Butter Poached Lobster

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Romance is in full bloom with this mouthwatering take on traditional surf-and-turf. Delectable lobster tails are poached in butter then sliced and served atop a smoky and perfectly seared beef filet in this recipe for lightly smoked filet mignon and butter poached lobster! Your loved one will surely thank us after!
Porchetta slice showing off spiral

Pork Belly Porchetta: The Best Pork Roast Ever

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

The quintessential taste of Italy is not pasta, not pizza, not Barolo, and not olive oil. It is porchetta, a rich, fatty, herby, crazy fragrant, crazy good, boneless pork roast swaddled in incredibly crunchy pork cracklins, sliced, and served on a rustic bun.
Beef Prime Rib Cooked Sous Vide Que

The Best Beef Prime Rib And How To Cook It Sous Vide Que

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Beef prime rib is a popular holiday roast. Here's how to prep a whole beef prime rib from the butcher so it cooks properly. I also share a super simple way to sous vide the roast ahead of time, then finish it on the grill so the holiday meal is ready right when you want it to be!
Sliced and plated beef tenderloin

How To Cook A Whole Beef Tenderloin Or Butcher Into Smaller Cuts

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Beef tenderloin is the most tender muscle on the steer. But regardless of how wonderful this cut is, many people have no idea what to do with it. As such, here's a "how to", offering simple techniques for cooking whole or in parts.
Sliced tri-tip on a tasted roll

Grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip Roast: Poor Man’s Filet Mignon

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

A specialty of Santa Maria in California, this recipe for grilled tri-tip steak is sure to impress your guests. Tri-tip is a crescent shaped muscle from the bottom sirloin just in front of the hip. It has big beefy flavor, it is very lean, so it must be sliced against the grain in order to ensure it is tender.
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Grilled split lobster tail plated

Tender Sous Vide And Grilled Lobster Tail With Chimichurri Butter

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Cooked to perfection with sous vide then lightly charred on the grill, this sous-vide-que lobster tail recipe is the best grilled lobster you'll ever taste. Poached in butter during a temperature controlled sous vide water bath, the lobster is rendered moist and tender before adding a touch of BBQ smoke, char, and crowned with a chimichurri sauce.
smoked stuffed pork loin roast sliced

Celebrate Any Special Occasion Smoked Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Smoky, tender, and spectacular looking, this recipe for a smoked stuffed pork loin is a surefire hit at your next cookout. Because pork loin is so lean, it is a great cut for stuffing with something moist. Butterflied, stuffed, and rolled before smoking, this dish has special occasion written all over it.
double smoked ham

You Have Stumbled Across The Ultimate Double Smoked Ham Recipe

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Create the best ham you've ever tasted with this ultimate double smoked ham recipe. Ordinary store bought whole or spiral ham is taken over the top by slowly smoking it on the grill. The true star of the show, however, is the sweet and savory glaze!
Smoked pork crown roast

Smoked Pork Crown Roast, The Reigning King Of Your Holiday Meal

By:

Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Looking to wow your guests this holiday season? Cut from a 10 or 12 bone rack of pork that is trimmed (Frenched) to expose the ends of the bones, a pork crown roast is the ultimate edible centerpiece. It is also perfect for filling with a flavorful stuffing as done in this recipe for smoked pork crown roast.
making glogg

The Saintly Swedish Glögg (A Killer Hot Mulled Wine) That You’ll Crave This Winter

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Warm yourself in the winter with this delicious recipe for Scandinavian Glögg, a hot mulled wine made from spices, red wine, port, and brandy. Because it is served warm it is especially popular around Christmas. It is the perfect cold-weather drink, warming the body and soul from the inside out.
cocktail with smoked ice

Smoked Ice Recipe Amps Up Any Cocktail

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Add an unexpected twist to your bourbon, Bloody Marys, and cocktails with this simple recipe for smoked ice. While it sounds like a challenge, creating smoked ice couldn't be easier, requiring nothing more then some wood, a grill, and ice. The end result is a smoky BBQ addition to virtually any cold drink.
cocktail in a glass

Huskee’s Perfect Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

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Aaron “Huskee” Lyons

If you are a fan of old fashioned cocktails but haven't mastered them at home then this recipe from AmazingRibs.com is exactly what you are looking for!
key lime pie martini in glass

This Key Lime Pie Martini Recipe Is A Perfect Poolside Refresher

By:

Aaron “Huskee” Lyons

Looking for the perfect refreshing cocktail to enjoy during the warm summer months? This innovative key lime pie martini is the perfect choice!
Daiquiri recipe card

The Real Deal Daiquiri Recipe

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

The daiquiri is a classic Puerto Rican rum creation and is the perfect cocktail for hot summer days. Here's the recipe from the back of restaurant critic John Mariani's business card. John is known to present the card to bartenders in order to ensure he receives the perfect, properly made daiquiri.
Hot Southern Comfort cider in glass with cinnamon stick

Hot Southern Comfort Cider Recipe

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

This hot Southern Comfort cider recipe is the perfect cold weather drink, après ski if you will, or après snow blower. While it can be made with other liquors and liqueurs, Southern Comfort works best. It is technically a liqueur, but not as sticky sweet as most, making it perfect for the hot cider.
BBQ bloody Mary in glass with celery stalk

Smoked Bloody Mary, The Ultimate BBQ Eyeopener

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

The classic Bloody Mary is taken to new smoky height thanks to a BBQ twist. Smoked ice, BBQ sauce, dry rub seasoning, and bacon are the cornerstone of this smoked Bloody Mary recipe. You'll never see this classic Sunday brunch cocktail the same way again once you take the first sip.

Published On: 12/28/2022 Last Modified: 12/30/2022

 

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