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 along with BBQ Tips, Sides and Recipes for the Big Green Egg.

Mexican Steak, Recipes with Chipotle Paste

GRAN LUCHITO MEXICAN’S BEST

BBQ
RECIPES

Charring some meat on the barbecue after a long day has always been a satisfying thing. 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!

Mexican BBQ

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

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 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 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

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.

Carne Asada 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

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

Fish Tacos

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

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

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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!