Grilled Vegetables Recipes For The Weekend Backyard Party

grilled vegetablesBackyard barbecues are known for juicy pork slabs, tender beef roasts and fall-off-the-bone ribs. However, just as much as these are delicious, you should also consider serving veggies to give the menu not only a little variety but also to make it a bit healthier. Veggies may not sound as exciting for people who love meat better but if these are cooked perfectly on the grill, I’m pretty sure that they’re going to be blockbusters. With that being said, let me share some recipes that your guests will surely love!

Top 10 Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Need great grilling recipes? Fire up the barbeque with one of our favorite BBQ vegetable recipes for the grill. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Place 3 tablespoons marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add vegetables; seal bag and turn to coat. Marinate 1-1/2 hours at room temperature.

Transfer vegetables to a grilling grid; place grid on grill rack. Grill vegetables, covered, over medium heat 8-12 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally.

That’s an obviously enticing collection of grilled vegetables recipes. I specially love the roasted portobellos with mozzarella cheese! It’s definitely cheesy and juicy with a dose of sweetness. The corns, of course, are a popular choice among barbecue lovers. Who would ever eat grilled steak without it? Anyway, if you didn’t find anything you like on the list I just gave, here’s another one you should definitely check out.

Grilled Vegetables

A lot of veggies do well on the grill, but some reallystand out–asparagus, corn, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers (bell or hot), onions, even cabbage. Most vegetables cook better and are less likely to stick if marinated first or brushed lightly with cooking oil. For added flavor, sprinkle grilled vegetables with fresh herbs. Perfect for grilling, corn even comes with its own wrapper. Corn’s frequent companion, the tomato, might not seem well-suited for grilling, but it works surprisingly well. Grilling also brings out the best in most mushrooms, especially portobellos. Depending on what you’re grilling, you might want to cut larger veggies (like eggplants, squash, and onions) into smaller pieces. Small vegetables like cherry tomatoes or sliced veggies work best threaded through kabobs. You can also wrap vegetables in heavy duty foil, though cooking in foil cuts back on that appealing smoky flavor.

I wish that you’ll love these grilled vegetables I shared with you today. If you haven’t decided on the veggies that you’ll serve, read this article about the best vegetables for grilling. If you still don’t have a grill for your home or business, visit www.LaCajaChina.com.

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Hog Roast Side Dish Ideas For Your Barbecue Dinner Party


Baked Beans And Brown Bread SettingPlanning a hog roast for your barbecue party? Your should round things up with the right side dish! There’s a wide variety of choices available for a pork dish. From potatoes, a salad, to baked beans. Sky’s the limit for what you can pair with your yummy roast. Check out the ideas and recipes we have in mind below.

Spanish rice

Spanish rice is an easy side dish to make that’s yummy even on its own. With a few more ingredients you can even repurpose it as a main dish. It will be a sure hit with your hog roast!

You need the following:

1 cup rice (regular, uncooked)

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 tbps vegetable oil

2.5 cups water

1 can tomato sauce

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Chili powder and garlic powder to taste.

Pour the oil into the skillet and toss in the onion and the rice for roughly 3 minutes. Make sure the rice doesn’t get burned by stirring it every now and then. Keep doing this until the onions are tender and the rice turns golden brown.

Toss in the rest of your ingredients and turn up the heat until it boils. Lower the heat afterwards and place the cover. Allow it to simmer for half an hour and stir it occasionally until your rice is soft and easy to eat.

Baked beans

Baked beans are a classic and easy to whip up. Here’s a basic recipe you can replicate at home.

You will need:

1 (28 ounce) can beans

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup onion (chopped)

1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 teaspoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Stir as thoroughly as you can to make sure all the ingredients are distributed evenly.

Place the ingredients in a pan or your container of choice.

Bake it in an oven set to 350 degrees. Check the progress and stir when you hit the halfway point.

Allow it to cook for 40 minutes to an hour. Your halfway point would be roughly 20 minutes to 30.

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Check out this video to getting that crispy skin on your hog roast.