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Easy BBQ Dinner Recipe Ideas For All Holidays

Updated on October 23, 2015
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BBQ Orange Chicken, do you want the recipe?
BBQ Orange Chicken, do you want the recipe? | Source

Non stress dinner

Whether it is Christmas Eve ,Christmas Day or any public holidays, it is indeed a perfect day for Christians and non-Christians to celebrate this joyous festive season with array of delicious dinner recipes that we hardly had at home.

The chef of the house has the most stress of the day, figuring out what to serve for Christmas dinner, trying different recipes every year. Very stressful indeed!

Cooking for big family and small family require different dinner menu ideas to satisfy hungry guests and family members.

There is no time to marinate chicken, beef or pork overnight or wait several hours for the stuffed turkey to cook on Christmas Day.

If you haven't decide what to cook for dinner, try this stress free BBQ Dinner Recipe Ideas for a change?

You don't have to dirty your kitchen, pile up pots and pans in the kitchen sink or rushing thru and fro to get something from the fridge like a zombie.

Try these non-stressful dinner recipe ideas to enjoy with your love ones and chill out!

4.6 stars from 9 ratings of Do you like BBQ food

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Oven for roasting meats, pizza, bread, cookies and baked potatoes
Oven for roasting meats, pizza, bread, cookies and baked potatoes | Source

The perfect oven, toaster and rotisserie

This is what I wanted for Christmas, an all in one oven that gives me the convenience to toast bread, bake cakes and pizzas, grill and roast meats of my choice like the restaurant rotisserie.

I like the user friendly knob and temperature setting that gives accurate baking time for each of my meals. The inner space was big enough to put in 2 large pizzas and muffin tray that my old oven couldn't fit in.

The rotisserie skewer was solid, sturdy and the pans were easy to clean, no scrubbing needed.

It doesn't make any irritating noises that my old oven did and gave a "ting" ringing bell when it is done.

Why choose BBQ recipes?

  • In the past, BBQ is usually done put door, a big and messy chore for the chef of the house. The smoke, heat and profuse sweating are simply irritating and annoying that could put anyone off the idea of BBQ party.
  • Now, with modern technology and electrical kitchen appliances, you can BBQ chicken, pork, beef or lamb at ease at the comfort of your indoor home without any sweat.
  • Air fryer, oven with grills and microwave oven are some easy to use kitchen appliances that helps you to cook your Christmas dinner meals without stress.
  • All you have to do is marinate the meats of your choice, put them onto the baking tray or grill and set the timer, temperature of your choice and wait.
  • You can see the status of your meat being cooked through the glass door of your kitchen appliances without stress, fear that the meats might get burned or charred.
  • Furthermore, BBQ recipes are easy to prepare, just get ready all the seasoning ingredients, blend them well and marinate the meats for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Grill or roast the meats without worries in the oven, microwave oven or air fryer at your convenience with the touch of buttons.
  • No more gathering charcoals, woods, BBQ grills and stands, handheld fans and choking through the smoke that makes your eyes water.

How often have you try BBQ dinner at home?

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Beef recipe

Garlic BBQ Beef with Mini Potatoes
Garlic BBQ Beef with Mini Potatoes | Source

I had bought countless of plastic handle potato peeler that goes rusty even though it was stated "Stainless Steel"

Fed up with the cheapskate peeler, I bought this Uberchef peeler which proved to be the best and doesn't rust at all.

The handle is sturdy, the blades are super sharp, so be careful not to put the peeler in the drawer where you mess with the fork and spoons. Might cut your fingers.

Better hang the peeler after wash with the loop of the handle.

The peeler peels the skin of potatoes, finely, clean cuts and no teeth marks.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 4 persons


  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 4oz (120g) mini potatoes, peeled
  • 1 lb ( 480g ) beef fillet, washed, pat dry
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp black pepper, powder
  • salt to taste

How to cook Garlic BBQ Beef with Mini Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 220C/ 400F. Put the olive oil on baking tray and heat up in oven.
  2. Use a knife to make criss cross marks on the peeled mini potatoes. However, make sure they are not cut right through.
  3. Make some incisions on the beef and insert the slices of garlic into them. Sprinkle black pepper powder over the beef and season with salt.
  4. Place the seasoned beef on the roasting pan. In addition, place the mini potatoes beside the beef.
  5. Roast them in oven for 20 minutes. Turn over the uncooked side of the beef and potatoes, continue to roast them.
  6. Keep flipping them over and over again to make sure the beef and potatoes are well cooked. It might take approximately 30-45 to cook thoroughly.
  7. carve the beef into thin slices before serving. Place one mini roasted potato and boiled snowpeas / broccoli, cauliflower for each plate.


Serve with side dishes such as:

# fresh vegetable salad

# mayonnaise / mustard sauce

# spicy dipping sauce

# fruit salad

# iceberg lettuce

Alternative way to roast potato

Chicken recipe

Cajun BBQ Chicken
Cajun BBQ Chicken | Source

If you can't find any of those dry ingredients in store, you can't find Cajun seasoning either in the supermarket.

I did try to hunt down all the grocery stores, supermarket but don't find any.

Finally found it online McCormick Cajun Seasoning, the perfect all in one seasoning for any meat recipes.

It came as the picture had shown and was prompt at delivery.

It isn't so spicy, which suited well for my kids and my whole family. Add in a few dashes over the chicken fillet and grilled the chicken which turned out just nice, not much charred meat.

Taste great, no MSG and perfect, just like fast food restaurant food.


# 1 tbs garlic, chopped

#1 tbsp onion, chopped

# 1 tsp paprika powder

# 1 tbsp chilli powder

# 10g mustard seeds

# 10g toasted coriander seeds

# 5g dried thyme

# salt and pepper

# 500g chicken fillets / breast/ keel

# 50ml olive oil

# lemon wedges

Cook time:

Prepare time: 10 min

Cook time: 30-45 minutes

Serves: 4 persons


  1. In a mixing bow, pour in all the spice ingredients, except chicken and olive oil.
  2. Cut the chicken fillet into convenient pieces and pour olive oil over.
  3. Mix in the Cajun mixture ( spice ) over the chicken pieces and make sure all are well coated.
  4. Marinate for 30min.
  5. Grill in oven at 180C for 30-45 minutes.
  6. It is alright if the chicken top part are charred.
  7. Flip over the uncooked side at alternate times.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges.

What Is Cajun?

Cajun is a French seasoning that is not really spicy. It is a combination of chopped onions and highly usage of spice ingredients such as paprika, mustard seed, thyme, cayenne pepper, parsley and green onions.

All these ingredients are well blended and stuffed into meats to grilled/baked. More like turkey stuffing.

What type of seasoning do you add over your chicken dishes?

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Another beef recipe

BBQ Coriander Lemongrass Beef
BBQ Coriander Lemongrass Beef | Source

Cook time:

Prepare time: 10 min

Cook time: 30-45 min

Serves: 4 persons


# 1 stalk lemon grass

# 1 tbsp garlic, chopped

# 1 tbsp onions, chopped

# 1 birds eye chilli , minced (optional)

# 30ml Thai fish sauce

# 40ml lime juice ( or lemon juice )

# 1 tbsp oyster sauce

# 1 tbsp sesame oil

# 5g toasted coriander seed

# 5g Chinese parsley

# 30g sugar

# 10 pcs beef fillets

# 50ml olive oil

Cook time:

Prepare time; 10 minutes

Cook time: 30-45 minutes

Serves: 4 persons


  1. Throw in all the ingredients except beef and oil into a food processor.
  2. Blend all ingredients together until it turn into soft paste.
  3. Marinate the blended ingredients over the beef fillets for 30min.
  4. USe a wooden skewer to poke through the beef fillets.
  5. Grill in oven at 180C for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Keep turning the beef to make sure both sides are well cooked.

Baked Turkey for you?

Baked Golden Top Turkey and Hampie
Baked Golden Top Turkey and Hampie | Source

© 2014 peachy


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