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.
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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!
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!
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!
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’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.
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.
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
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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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!