Looking for some quick and easy summer BBQ recipes? After all, who wants to be slaving over a hot stove when the sun’s out?

Garden entertaining in the summer should be all about relaxing outdoors with friends and family, so keep the food simple.

Here are a couple of our favourite BBQ recipes – one meat based and one for the veggies – which you can prepare in advance and are perfect for enjoying outdoors.

BBQ Aubergine with Tracklements Smoky Chilli Sauce

Al fresco dining doesn’t have to be complicated. And BBQ recipes shouldn’t have you hot under the collar when it comes to prep.

Sometimes simple ingredients, grilled over coals or under the grill, make the most moreish of meals. In this dish, the flesh of the aubergine efficiently absorbs the sauce delivering a hot, yet sweet and sour combo that, quite simply, tastes terrific.

Serve with mixed salads and roast vegetable couscous.

BBQ Aubergine with Tracklements Smoky Chilli Sauce

This is the perfect easy make for summer get togethers. Make on the BBQ or on the grill. It's a hot, yet sweet and sour combo that, quite simply, tastes terrific!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ
Servings 3


  • 3 aubergines, halved length ways
  • 150ml Tracklements Smoky Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 35g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • small handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped


  • Light the barbecue (weather permitting, or use the grill)
  • Score the flesh of the aubergine.
  • Mix together the Smoky Chilli Sauce and honey. Brush the skins of the aubergines with oil then brush half of the chilli sauce mixture onto the cut sides, making sure it gets into all of the crevices.
    Leave to marinate for 15 mins – no longer or you’ll get soggy aubergines!
  • Barbecue, skin side down, for 10 mins until the flesh is cooked and then baste the scored side with more of the chilli sauce mixture.
    Turn the aubergines over and barbecue flesh side down for around 4 mins until browned.
    Check the aubergines to make sure they’re not sticking to the BBQgrill
  • Brush any remaining sauce mixture onto the aubergines and top with the nuts, spring onions and coriander
Keyword bbq, aubergine, barbecue

Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs with Tracklements Habanero Hot Ketchup and Slaw

A new generation of pit masters can take their love of cooking over coals to a new level with these pork
spare ribs.

As meat cooked on the bone is often more flavoursome and (due to the fact that ribs tend to be
marbled with fat) more succulent; as far as BBQ recipes go, this is a real winner.

No cutlery required…

Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs with Tracklements Habanero Hot Ketchup and Slaw

Take cooking over coals to a new level with these pork spare ribs. Succulent, juicy and a real winner with anyone that loves a finger-licking treat!
Cook Time 2 hours
Marinating time 1 day
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ
Servings 4


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp Tracklements Habanero Hot Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 large uncooked pork spare ribs (approx. 1.2kg)
  • salt and pepper to season

For the slaw

For the dressing


  • Put all the ingredients, except the spare ribs, into a bowl, mix everything together and season to taste.
  • Pour into a big plastic food bag, add the pork ribs and massage!
    • If possible, marinate over night
  • On the day – get the barbie started early – place the ribs bone-side down, on the cooler part of the grill (indirect heat).
    Cover and cook, rotating the ribs once, and basting with the leftover sauce, until the meat is tender and pulls away from the bones, about 2 hours.
  • You can also cook the ribs in the oven in a heavy based roasting dish at 180°C/350°F/ gas mark 4, turning every 20 mins for about an hour and a half.
  • In a large bowl mix the ingredients for the dressing together then stir in the slaw veg.
Keyword Summer, bbq, Ribs, Barbeque

Recipes originally created by Tracklements

Where To Buy

There’s nothing more annoying when you stumble across a great recipe but you can’t find some of the key ingredients! Here are the stars of the show in the above recipes.

Above, from left to right:

1. Habanero Hot Ketchup RRP £4.30 for 230ml | 2. Smooth Dijon Mustard RRP £2.50 for 140g | 3. Smoky Chilli Sauce RRP £4.05 for 230ml.

All available from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and also Tracklements online.

Must Have Accessories To BBQ Like a Boss

So, we’ve given you a couple of our favourite summer BBQ recipes, but are you in the market for a brand new barbeque?

Or maybe you need some tools, to flip your burgers with ease?

Check out this post where we gather together the must have BBQ accessories.

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