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Ultimate Father’s Day Menu

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Whether it’s you or Dad doing the cooking this Father’s Day, here’s a barbecue menu that will knock everyone’s socks off. The centerpiece is a better-than-steakhouse grilled ribeye with some whiskey BBQ sauce on the side. Smoked potatoes and bacon-wrapped meatballs fill out the main meal. There’s even a recipe for smoked ice that will amp Dad’s favorite cocktail up to 11, and a BBQ ice cream cake that you have to see to believe. Can’t enjoy a meal with him this year? Check out our top 10 Father’s Day gifts because, let’s be honest, you can do better than buying him a tie.

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14 Great BBQ and Grilling Gifts for Father's Day


Paul Sidoriak

Here are our top ten grill and BBQ gifts for Father’s Day in a range of prices. We scoured our hundreds of barbecue product reviews and picked our best award winners. Don’t just go buy him another tie this year. Give Dad something he really wants, and help make his barbecue dreams come true.
Smoked bacon wrapped meatballs

MOINK Balls, The Easiest Grilled Appetizer Ever


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!
Sliced and plated beef tenderloin

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


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.
Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

The Only Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe You’ll Ever Need


Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

If you're searching for the perfect appetizer then you're sure to love this tested recipe for grilled bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. Known in certain BBQ circles as ABTs, these cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapenos are certain to disappear as soon as you serve them.
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Recipe Secrets Revealed For Grilled Steaks That Put The Best Restaurants To Shame


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Create grilled steaks as good or better than they do in the best expensive steakhouses with this comprehensive how-to and recipe. From selecting the right cut and beef grade to smoking and searing on the grill, you'll be grilling up mouthwatering steaks for your family and guests in no time!
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Tennessee Hollerin’ Whiskey BBQ Sauce Recipe


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Tennessee whiskey is the key to this delicious BBQ sauce recipe, a perfect complement to countless BBQ and grilling main dishes. Aged corn whiskeys have a wonderful sweet vanilla flavor that truly shines in BBQ sauce and we keep the other ingredients to a minimum to showcase the complexity of flavor whiskey provides.
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Baked Potatoes Taste Better On The Grill


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Potatoes are a food whose center and skin need separate treatment. For baked potatoes, we want a soft, moist, fluffy inside, and a dry, crisp skin.
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Barbecued Ice Cream, A Surefire Showstopper


Rick Browne, Ph.B.

Sweet meets heat with this showy grilled ice cream dessert. First introduced by on Live with Regis and Kelly in 2001, this delicious barbecued ice cream dessert is the perfect way to wow your friends at your next BBQ and grilling cookout as you pull it from the grill at the end of the meal.
cocktail with smoked ice

Smoked Ice Recipe Amps Up Any Cocktail


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.

Published On: 6/6/2019 Last Modified: 6/1/2021


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