Nothing says summer like gathering around the BBQ with friends and family to enjoy some delicious grilled food. Whether you’re a master of the grill or just starting out, having the right meat products for your BBQ can make all the difference in the world. In this blog post, we will explore different types of meat that can be used for sizzling BBQs and provide some tips for choosing the best cuts of meat for your grilling needs.
Beef: From Brisket to Ribeye
Beef is a staple on any BBQ menu and for good reason. With its rich flavor and tender texture, it's perfect for marinating and grilling. The beef brisket is a popular cut for low and slow cooking. We recommend a 1.5kg flat beef brisket for great value for money. The end result is melt-in-the-mouth tender meat that is sure to impress your guests. Another crowd-pleaser is the boneless rib-eye steak. It's massively full of flavor due to its beautiful marbling and seam of natural fat. This steak is perfect for those who love their beef cooked medium-rare to medium. Available in a pack of two for an intimate BBQ or as large as a 10 pack of rib-eye steaks for those big family gatherings. When it comes to beef, you can also consider beef chuck, sirloin steak, and high quality beef burgers. Each of these cuts offers its own unique flavor and texture.
Pork: Sausages, Chops, and More
Pork is a versatile meat that is often used in BBQs. One of the most popular pork items for grilling are sausages. Meat & Co offers a range of premium pork sausages that will satisfy any BBQ lover's taste buds. You can choose to season them yourself or pick up pre-seasoned options like garlic & chili or cracked black pepper. Pork chops are also a great option for your BBQ. They are juicy, tender and packed with rich flavors. They are perfect for marinating and grilling, and make a great staple for your BBQ. If you're looking for finger-licking meat, then BBQ Pork Ribs are the way to go. These can be prepared in different ways, and if you're short on time, you can opt for the XL Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs. For those who enjoy Asian-inspired dishes, pre-marinated Chinese Pork Belly Slices can add some variety to your BBQ menu. With so many delicious options, pork is definitely a go-to meat for summer BBQs.
Chicken: Breasts, Thighs, and Wings
When it comes to barbecue, chicken is a classic staple. It’s versatile, easy to prepare, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. If you’re looking to spice up your next BBQ, here are some tips for cooking chicken breasts, thighs, and wings.
For a healthier option, we recommend going for our 100% chicken breast fillets that are skinless, boneless, and have no added water. These are low in fat and high in protein, making them a nutritional option. We’ve taken all the hassle out of marinating with our BBQ chicken breasts and these are a true family favorite.
If you’re cooking for a crowd, chicken thighs are a great option. They’re full-flavored, juicy, and perfect for grilling. We recommend leaving the skin on while grilling as it helps to keep the meat moist. Once they’re done, you can remove the skin to reduce fat and calories or give your guests the option of keeping it.
Chicken wings are another great option for BBQs. They’re easy to cook and can be served plain, marinated, or seasoned. Make sure to flip the wings every few minutes to ensure they’re cooked evenly through and the skin is nice and crispy.
Overall, chicken is a great choice for any BBQ. With so many different ways to prepare it, you’re sure to find a recipe that everyone will love.
Lamb: Steak and Chops
When it comes to grilling, lamb is often an overlooked choice. However, lamb steak and chops can add a unique and delicious flavor to your BBQ spread. Whether you prefer bone-in or boneless lamb leg steaks, these cuts of meat are easy to prepare and can be seasoned with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper or marinated in your favorite sauce for added flavor.
Lamb steaks are a great choice for those looking to impress their guests. The rich and tender meat can elevate any BBQ gathering from average to extraordinary. The simplicity of cooking lamb steaks on the grill allows the natural flavors to shine through, resulting in a mouthwatering and succulent meal.
Lamb chops are another fantastic option for BBQ enthusiasts. Quick and easy to cook, they are not only juicy but also packed with flavor. For an extra punch, try adding some rosemary and garlic or a blend of BBQ herbs to take your lamb chops to the next level. The aromatic herbs will infuse the meat, creating a tantalizing and fragrant experience for your taste buds.
Whether you choose lamb steak or chops, grilling lamb on the BBQ is a great way to add variety to your meat selection. The unique flavor of lamb, combined with the smoky char of the grill, creates a delectable and unforgettable dining experience. So, the next time you fire up the grill, don't forget to explore the sizzling world of lamb for a truly exceptional BBQ feast.
Healthy Options: Lean Meats
If you're looking to keep your BBQ healthy and flavorful, there are plenty of lean meat options to choose from. These cuts of meat are lower in fat and calories, making them ideal for those who want to stick to their diets without sacrificing flavor.
One great option is extra lean pork medallions. These small cuts of pork are tender and juicy, yet they contain very little fat. You can season them with your favorite spices and grill them up in no time.
Another great option is extra lean rump steak strips. Rump steak is already a lean cut of beef, but when you choose extra lean strips, you're getting an even healthier option. These strips are perfect for grilling.
If you're looking for something quick and easy, minute steak is a great choice. These thin slices of beef cook up quickly on the grill.
For a poultry option, try extra lean turkey breast strips. Turkey breast is naturally lean, and still juicy and flavourful.
Finally, skinless chicken breast fillets or strips are a classic BBQ option. They're low in fat and high in protein, making them a great choice for any diet.
No matter which lean meat option you choose, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious BBQ without worrying about sabotaging your diet.
Whether you’re hosting a BBQ for the full family or cooking up something healthy for your midweek meals, Meat&Co have a full range of delicious meats to choose from. Don’t forget to check out our meat bundles to save you money on those big family gatherings!