The 16 Must-Have Grill & BBQ Cookbooks to Read in 2021
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Grilling season is finally here! Time to dust off those grills and fire up some delicious meats. Whether you set your station up outside or remain indoors, we’ve got just the right cookbooks for any occasion. So, get ready to turn up the heat with some of our best-selling grilling and BBQ books. Plus, we’re setting you up with tasty recipes from each book to try out.
The Flippin’ Awesome Backyard Griddle Cookbook
Nothing’s more fun than grillin’ up a mess of delicious eats in your own backyard. This cookbook has all the tools you need to take your outdoor grilling game to the next level. From awesome dishes like Johnny Cakes and pancakes, Smashed Burgers, Cheesesteaks, and so much more, you’ll be grilling like a pro in no time.
Kamado Smoker & Grill Cookbook
By Chris Grove
Become a kamado pro with this cookbook. Designed to do everything from slow smoke at 250ºF to flash sear at 700ºF, the kamado ceramic grill is the most versatile and powerful backyard cooker in the world. But to unleash its potential for amazing, crowd-pleasing barbecue, you need to have mastered your kamado inside and out. Packed with delicious recipes and helpful techniques, this essential guide will turn grilling neophytes into masters of the backyard barbecue.
Wood Pellet Smoker & Grill Cookbook
What’s the best way to infuse your barbecue fixings with that quintessential, smoky flavor? This cookbook explains everything you need to know—picking the right pellet flavors, maximizing the potential of your smoker-grill, and mastering cold-smoke and slow-roast techniques. A must-have manual for anyone who owns a wood pellet cooker, this book serves up spectacularly delicious dishes that are simply impossible to make on traditional barbecue grills.
The Griddle Cookbook
By Loïc Hanno
Master the art of flat-top grilling with theses flavor-packed recipes from around the world. The Griddle Cookbook is full of simple, step-by-step recipes to make on the cast-iron griddle in your backyard. You’ll learn everything you need to know about grilling on the griddle, from different ways to prepare your meats, to which utensils to use, to what cook times will achieve the perfect sear. This cookbook is perfect for both aspiring and seasoned flat-top griddle chefs.
Grilling with Foil Packets
Aluminum foil just got a lot more appealing. Experience the thrill of cooking outdoors with this everyday household favorite. Either wrap up one ingredient or combine several into a foil packet and let the grill do the magic. The best part? Less mess and easier cleanup! Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or an easy and affordable campfire-friendly dish, this cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes.
By Henry Cox
Stop jerkin’ your meat alone and start sharing your grilling sensations with your friends and family. This saucy little cookbook is jam packed with grilling favorites and hot tips—from how to maintain that low-and-slow, all-night heat to the best and only way to rub down a tender breast. Jerkin’ It is the perfect gag gift for avid grillers and outdoor chefs who have a need for meat and a forkin’ good sense of humor.
The ‘Ohana Grill Cookbook
Enjoy the taste of the islands with tropical flavors of the Pacific from the comfort of your home. With this cookbook, you can have your own personal luau every night with delicious recipes made for your outdoor grill. This unique island guide will help you master your equipment, choose the best ingredients for grilling, and achieve perfectly cooked results sure to please. So, whether you’re new to lighting the grill or an experienced barbecue chef, theses accessible recipes will bring the flavors of Hawai’i to you.
The Offset Smoker Cookbook
By Chris Grove
The preferred smoker of professional and competition-level pitmasters, offset smokers can be tricky to use, but the smoky, delicious results are worth it. Perhaps you bought a backyard offset smoker a while ago and it’s been sitting dormant in your backyard for a couple of years. Or maybe you use your smoker frequently but are looking to get some new recipe inspiration. Regardless of your level of experience, The Offset Smoker Cookbook is the ultimate guide to cooking with your offset smoker. So, pull out your smoker and barbecue like a pro.
Live Fire BBQ & Beyond
By Wendy O’Neal
Fire up the flavor with Live Fire BBQ & Beyond. Cooking with an open flame is not only the original way humans cooked, it’s a wonderful way to add tons of flavor to any dish. Whether you are using a kamado, charcoal grill, wood-fired pizza oven or simple fire pit, live fire recipes don’t require a lot of fancy ingredients or seasoning as the food is seared quickly, which gives it a delicious caramelization. Packed with handy tips, tricks and techniques, this cookbook will turn you into an open-flame aficionado in no time.
The Infrared Grill Master
By Jenny Dorsey
Level up your outdoor cooking game. Infrared grilling is the hottest backyard barbecue must-have…literally. This groundbreaking culinary technology offers uniform heat every time, making for perfectly seared steaks, expertly grilled veggies, and more! Now, you can harness the full power of your grill with The Infrared Grill Master, the only book with delicious, creative recipes specifically tailored for infrared cooking.
The Wild Game Smoker and Grill Cookbook
By Kindi Lantz
Packed full of delicious dishes that feature grilled and smoked meats, this unique cookbook is a must-have for any hunter. Whether you are using a classic charcoal grill, handy electric smoker, versatile wood pellet smoker or even a backyard smokehouse, author Kindi Lantz provides everything from heat-control techniques and smoker tricks to perfect wood chip pairings and the best rubs, marinades and sauces.
Go beyond basic BBQ with your kamado. Forget hot dogs and burgers! Creative patio chefs are firing up their massive egg-shaped ceramic cookers and whipping up spectacularly delicious dishes that are simply impossible on traditional barbecue grills. Perfect for these backyard gourmets, Exclusively Kamado shows how to take wood-fired cooking to the next level with recipes and techniques for mastering this massively popular smoker and grill.
Keto BBQ Sauces, Rubs, and Marinadess
By Aileen Ablog
Are you craving those delicious, sweet, smoky flavors of barbecue but don’t want to knock your body out of ketosis with sugary store-bought sauces and marinades? Get ready to fi re up your grill, because it is now easier than ever to enjoy keto-friendly barbecue with Keto BBQ Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades! Learn how to prepare homemade marinades, dressings, and sauces to give your meats all the delicious flavor you want with none of the sugar and preservatives.
Smoke It Like A Pit Master with Your Electric Smoker
By Wendy O’Neal
Create an authentic smokehouse taste in your own backyard with this step-by-step primer and flavor-filled cookbook. Follow its pro tips to become a true pit master. Then turn up the heat at your next barbecue with its mouthwatering recipes. This book provides everything you need to satisfy family and impress guests, including wood chip pairings, temperature guidelines and finishing techniques. Your electric smoker is the most convenient and affordable appliance for effortless, delicious barbecuing, and this book is its must-have manual.
Smoke It Like A Texas Pit Master with Your Electric Smoker
By Wendy O’Neal
Create authentic Lone Star smokehouse flavors in your own electric smoker with the mouthwatering recipes in this step-by-step primer. Follow its pro tips to all four types of Texas bbq, including East Texas style with its sweet, tomato-based sauce and hickory smoke, Central Taxes style where the meat is rubbed with spices and smoked with pecan or oak, West Texas style with its distinct mesquite flavor, and South Texas style that uses a thick sauce to keep the meat extra moist. Packed with 70 inspiring color photos, this flavor-filled cookbook provides everything you need to make all four regional variations of Texas barbecue.
Sous Vide BBQ
By Greg Mrvich
Packed with professional tips, helpful photos and step-by-step tutorials, this book shows how to use your sous vide’s precision temperature control to cook moist, flavorful meats every time. Then it goes further. Author Greg Mrvich reveals his proven techniques and secret tricks for juicy, tender meat with a crispy, caramelized bark and perfect, smoky flavor. With options for finishing outside in your smoker or on the grill, the book’s 50 recipes cover everything from backyard classics to gourmet creations.
– Tyanni Niles