There’s something so satisfying about simple burgers, hot dogs or brats cooked over the open flame of your backyard grill. These barbecue regulars are tasty, easy to make, and perfect for a typical summer evening. But sometimes we crave something that’s not served on a bun, something with some more complex flavors. Thankfully, you don’t need a culinary education to whip up meals that will wow, and you don’t need a fancy kitchen filled with luxury appliances. We recently spent an afternoon with Weber Grills enthusiast Doug Badger, who took us step-by-step through prepping and cooking three different mouth-watering meals, all made on Weber grills. Our short videos are all you need to create these tasty barbecue dishes this weekend.
A barbecue classic, Doug made these fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs on a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.
Tacos al Pastor
Who would have thought such simple ingredients could result in such extreme flavor? Doug took advantage of the rotisserie function on a Weber Summit S-670 to slowly cook the pork and pineapple, resulting in some of the best homemade tacos we’ve ever eaten.
Reverse-seared Tomahawk Ribeye
This one is for the unabashed carnivores in the house. Doug sourced a couple of absolutely epic tomahawk ribeye steaks, and used a multi-stage cooking method on the Summit Charcoal Grilling Center to first slowly smoke them, then finish them off with a top-notch sear on a piping-hot cast iron grill.