Mexican food was made for the barbecue. Earthy, smoky, zesty, citrusy and spicy, authentic Mexican flavours are delicious when paired with grilled meats and veggies. Take your burgers, steak and chicken up a flavourful notch with our favourite BBQ recipes perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining.

Mexican Steak

GRAN LUCHITO MEXICAN’S BEST

BBQ
RECIPES

What could be more British than charring some meat on the barbecue? This tradition of grilling meats and veggies has been popular for centuries in Mexico where they have perfected the art of BBQ marinades and seasonings to enhance the flavour of dishes. Here we share some of our most popular Mexican BBQ dishes. Try one and make your next barbecue one to remember!

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THE DEFINITIVE MEXICAN

Guide to
BBQ

The Gran Luchito Guide to Mexican BBQ provides everything you need to know about bringing plenty of flavour to your grilled dishes. First, learn how to BBQ like a pro with our top tips. Once you’ve got the basics, take a look at our side dishes for inspiration on what to serve when you’re next entertaining outdoors. Before you know it you will be a seasoned grill master!

Chipotle Chicken Marinade

BBQ Tips - Take Your BBQ to the Next Level

Read time: 7 mins

A great BBQ is quite the art, and far from easy. Smoky Mexican flavours are made for the BBQ so we’ve had a lot of practice perfecting the art of the BBQ! Here we share our top bbq tips so you can barbecue like a pro and create the perfect grill!

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Cowboy Beans - Mexican BBQ

BBQ Sides

Read time: 7 mins

Gran Luchito's range of pastes, sauces and taco mixes are perfect for the BBQ mains, but don't forget the sides! There's lots of scope to add flavour and we are sharing our favourite sides such as BBQ corn slathered in a chipotle butter and smoky Mexican coleslaw - delicious!

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Gran Luchito Makes It Easy To Make Delicious Mexican BBQ At Home!

Gran Luchito’s Chipotle Paste is the versatile secret ingredient to add to your marinades for authentic Mexican BBQ flavour. A dollop of chipotle paste mixed with orange juice, lime juice and olive oil will give you zesty, lip smacking and citrusy grilled chicken. Rub your sirloin with chipotle paste for a deliciously smoky way to mix up your steak night.

A sprinkle of Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix is delicious with grilled veggies and fish.

Our Soft Taco Wraps are perfect for wrapping up all the grilled goodness.

Authentic & Delicious

MEXICAN BBQ
RECIPES

Before there was BBQ as we know it, there was the barbacoa in Mexico! With hundreds of years of experience at the barbacoa cooking over an open flame, Mexicans have developed some truly delicious barbecue recipes. Take a look for inspiration on bringing some flavour to your grilled chicken, steak, veggies and more.

Mexican Steak

Mexican Steak

Make your Mexican Steak taste even better by marinating it with a dollop of our Chipotle Paste for a smoky depth of flavour that is truly irresistible.... See full recipe

BBQ Corn

BBQ Corn

A popular way of eating corn on the cob in Mexico is barbecued! Our BBQ Corn recipe is served with Chipotle Butter, a squeeze of lime juice, and freshly chopped coriander.... See full recipe

Chipotle Honey Chicken Wings

Chipotle Honey Chicken Wings

The sweetness of smoky Chipotle honey combines perfectly with the salty umami from the soy and makes for truly irresistible chicken wings that everyone will want to tuck into.... See full recipe

Steak Sandwich

Steak Sandwich

Not many things beat a good steak sandwich, and this is definitely a good one with a dollop of our Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo, caramelised red onion, and watercress - YUM!... See full recipe

Mexican Burger recipe

Mexican Burger Recipe

Following on from our blog post on the best burgers in London, we decided to set ourselves the challenge of developing the ultimate hamburger recipe.... See full recipe

Moink Balls

Another brilliant BBQ idea for you today. The award-winning guru-of-the-grill, Steve Heyes AKA ‘Jedi Swine Tricks’ has done it again with these moink balls (Moo + Oink).... See full recipe

Bacon Avocado Bomb

Bacon Avocado Bomb

Like a deliciously edible Russian doll, we believe the World is a better place with a Gran Luchito Chipotle Honey glazed bacon avocado bomb in it.... See full recipe

Monkfish Kebabs

Monkfish Kebabs

If there’s one fish that’s great on the barbecue, it’s got to be monkfish. These monkfish kebabs are delicious. ... See full recipe

Smoky Chilli Dogs

Smoky Chilli Dogs

Chilli dogs are a classic American dish that we knew would work really well with our delicious and smoky Easy Chilli Con Carne - perfect for leftovers!... See full recipe

Chipotle Meatball Flatbread

Chipotle Meatball Flatbread

This tasty meatball flatbread recipe uses our Mexican Meatball recipe and it’s great for entertaining. Just lay it all out, pile up the crispy flatbreads and dig in.... See full recipe

BBQ Avocado With Chipotle Prawns

Grilled Avocado With Chipotle Prawns

This BBQ avocado is actually griddled very quickly (just long enough to get some nice char marks without cooking it) and topped with king prawns marinated in smoky chilli lime pickle served with a squeeze of lovely fresh lime juice.... See full recipe

Sticky Chicken Skewers

Sticky Chicken Skewers

These sticky chicken skewers are so easy to make. Simply mix our Gran Luchito Chipotle Honey with sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger and you’ve got your marinade ready to go. ... See full recipe

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GRAN LUCHITO MEXICAN

BBQ
FAQs

Want to know more about traditional Mexican barbacoa, or looking for more inspiration on how to bring a little extra spice to your BBQ? Look no further. Check out the frequently asked questions below or visit the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel for more recipes.

What is the most popular barbecue dish in Mexico?

Carne Asada literally means grilled meat and you will find it thinly sliced and stuffed into tacos at taquerias all over Mexico. A simple recipe for Carne Asada is to marinate steak with lime, our Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix and olive oil, grill steak and slice thinly. Serve in Soft Taco Wraps with your favourite toppings including salsa, guacamole, and jalapeño & pineapple.

What are the best cuts of meat for slow cooking on the BBQ?

Of course prime cuts will yield fantastic results, but in Mexico you will find many delicious dishes are made from cheaper, less fashionable cuts. We highly recommend trying brisket, oxtail, and ox cheek

What sides do you serve at a Mexican BBQ?

There's lots of scope to add flavour and spice to your sides when having a Mexican BBQ. You cannot go wrong with Tortilla Chips, Salsa and Guacamole. We are fans of adding a dollop of smoky Chipotle Paste to Coleslaw, Potato Salad, and Chopped Salad for extra punch!