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.
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Charring meat on the barbecue after a long day is a satisfying tradition that has been popular in Mexico for centuries. Mexicans have perfected the art of BBQ marinades and seasonings to enhance the flavour of their 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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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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!