Mexican food and barbecue are a match made in heaven. The earthy, smoky, zesty, citrusy, and spicy flavours of authentic Mexican cuisine pair perfectly with grilled meats and vegetables. Take your burgers, steak and chicken up a flavourful notch with our favourite BBQ recipes perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining along with BBQ Tips, Sides and Recipes for the Big Green Egg.

Mexican BBQ - Mexican Steak, Recipes with Chipotle Paste

GRAN LUCHITO MEXICAN’S BEST

BBQ
RECIPES

Indulging in the timeless tradition of grilling meat over an open flame is a deeply satisfying ritual cherished in Mexico for generations. With an unparalleled mastery of marinades and seasonings, Mexicans have elevated the art of BBQ to new heights, infusing their dishes with irresistible flavour. Explore our curated selection of beloved Mexican grilling delicacies.

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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 grill 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!

Mexican BBQ Lamb Chops

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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Mexican BBQ Grilled onions

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 Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste is a 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 Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix is delicious with grilled veggies and fish.

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

Authentic & Delicious

MEXICAN BBQ
RECIPES

Centuries before the word “BBQ” was even a whisper, Mexican cuisine had already mastered the art of barbacoa. Over generations, they perfected the technique of grilling meats over open flames, creating a treasure trove of smoky, flavourful recipes that have stood the test of time. Ready to elevate your next backyard cookout? Look no further than Mexican BBQ! Here, you’ll discover a world of inspiration for grilling chicken, steak, vegetables, and more.

Mexican food and How to make tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

A warm tortilla wrap filled with thinly sliced grilled steak, onions, guacamole, and our Chipotle Salsa. There is so much to love about this Carne Asada Tacos recipe. ... See full recipe

Chicken Tacos finished dish

Chicken Tacos

With flavourful grilled chicken, not only is this a healthy taco, but the authentic pico de gallo and homemade guacamole toppings make it taste super fresh. ... See full recipe

BBQ Lamb Chops

BBQ Lamb Chops

Our BBQ lamb chops recipe uses our Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix, and can be your new go-to summer recipe! They are simply delicious, easy to do, and will impress your loved ones.... See full recipe

Grilled Onions

Grilled Onions

The tasty side dish of Mexican grilled spring onions is an unsung hero of carne asada, but the truth is that this simple side dish is a must in every BBQ in Mexico!... See full recipe

Parrillada Finished Dish

Parrillada

Parrillada known for its smoky flavours, juicy meats, and the opportunity to enjoy a festive outdoor gathering with friends and family. The vibrant spices and marinades used in Mexican Parrillada add an extra layer of deliciousness and make it a flavourful and satisfying culinary experience.... See full recipe

mexican food - Lorenza Taco finished dish

Lorenza Taco

The Lorenza taco dish embodies the rich and authentic flavours of Mexico, crafted from a delightful blend of locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. Its versatility makes it a culinary delight suitable for any occasion, be it a laid-back weeknight dinner or an elegant and sophisticated gathering.... See full recipe

Fish Tacos - finished dish

Fish Tacos

Fresh and flavourful fish tacos with a pan fried white fish that's been marinated in Mexican spices. Serve the fish over warm tortillas, a fresh salsa and a touch of lime!... See full recipe

Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken

A super tasty spatchcock chicken recipe seasoned with olive oil, our Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix, and a bit of salt. This spice blend has everything you need for BBQ chicken!... 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

Vegetable Skewers

Vegetable Skewers

Bbq halloumi spiced up with Gran Luchito Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix and a homemade chipotle mayo in this vegetable skewers recipe makes this recipe perfect for vegetarians! ... See full recipe

Fajita Platter finished dish

Fajita Platter

This sharing platter is an easy and fun idea for a Mexican fiesta. Grilled steak served on a plate for everyone to dig in and make their fajitas just the way they like! ... 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 homemade macha mayo, caramelised red onion, and gem lettuce - YUM!... See full recipe

Mexican Burger

Mexican Burger

We decided to set ourselves the challenge of developing the ultimate hamburger recipe. With a little help from Gran Luchito products and Chef Susy here is our Mexican Burger! ... See full recipe

Chipotle Steak Salad

Chipotle Steak Salad

This is great for a low carb meal with plenty of fresh veg and oodles of flavour. Cucumber, avocado, spring onions & lettuce with a zingy dressing and Gran Luchito chipotle marinated steak.... 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

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

Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers

Chicken skewers are another favourite BBQ season dish. Perfect to have on their own, just tender chicken pieces and delicious grilled onions and peppers with charred edges!... See full recipe

Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp

Looking for a very tasty recipe for shrimp or prawns, then this is it! A marinade using our Crunchy Salsa Macha gives a spicy-smoky taste to these deliciously charred shrimps.... See full recipe

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GRAN LUCHITO MEXICAN

BBQ
FAQs

Feeling a little smoked out when it comes to BBQ inspiration? Parched for knowledge about legendary Mexican barbacoa? Don’t get burnt out, we’ve got everything you need to turn up the heat on your next roasting session! Sizzle through our Frequently Asked Questions below to uncover hidden Mexican grilling gems. 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!

How do I make authentic Mexican marinades for BBQ?

To make authentic Mexican marinades for BBQ, you can use a combination of citrus juices (lime, orange), Mexican spices (cumin, chilli powder, oregano), garlic, and sometimes achiote paste or adobo sauce for added depth of flavour.

What are the best grilling techniques for Mexican BBQ?

Grilling techniques for Mexican BBQ can vary depending on the dish, but some popular methods include direct grilling for meats, using charcoal or wood chips for smoky flavours, and grilling vegetables in a grill basket or on skewers.

How do I host a Mexican BBQ party?

To host a Mexican BBQ party, consider serving a variety of Mexican BBQ meats, sides, and salsas. Set up a make-your-own taco station, offer refreshing drinks like margaritas or horchata, and play Mexican music to create a festive atmosphere.

How can I incorporate Mexican BBQ flavours into everyday grilling?

You can incorporate Mexican BBQ flavours into everyday grilling by using Mexican spices like chilli powder, cumin, and oregano on meats and vegetables. Experiment with Mexican-inspired marinades and salsas, and serve the grilled items with Mexican-style sides like rice, beans, and tortillas.