8 Surprising Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Just when you thought you’d skewered, basted, and charred every possible meat and veggie on your Napoleon grill, you stumble across this blog of unique BBQ recipes that opens up your imagination to a whole new world of possibilities.

While traditional grilled eats are timeless classics that never get old, it’s fun to mix it up sometimes and try something new! Whip out the tongs, because we’re about to explore the deliciously aromatic world of unique BBQ ideas that will make your tastebuds happy.


Smoky Napoleon Cocktail

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Can we interest you in a smoky cocktail mixed and shaken over a Napoleon grill? Mixing drinks is an art and firing up the grill to prepare this Smoky Napoleon Cocktail is Picasso’s work. Don’t fret though, you don’t need to be a seasoned mixologist to whip this masterpiece up, because it’s easier than it looks.

This elegantly unique cocktail fuses barbecue elements with iconic alcoholic ingredients. All you need is a Napoleon Smoker Box, your favorite flavor of wood chips, cognac, bourbon, Cointreau, and some ice. This grilled cocktail is best enjoyed with a hearty steak or as a post-dinner treat while you unwind.


Chorizo & Black Bean Nachos

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If chorizo and black beans aren't a match made in BBQ heaven, then we don't know what is! This flavor-packed Chorizo & Black Bean Nacho recipe is almost too easy to prepare for a game night, a date night, or a barbecue cookout with the family. While the savory chorizo and rich black bean flavors are the main characters, there's no denying that the cheese and chopped fresh veggies portray the role of best-supporting characters. We also highly recommend going all out on salsa, sour cream, and guacamole!


Eggs Benedict

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Eggs Benedict is a breakfast and brunch staple. This day-starter is a crowd-pleaser in the best way possible, and we’re not even eggs-agerating when we say that it should receive a trophy. While the traditional Eggs Benedict that we all know and love may be a 10/10, this unique Eggs Benedict on the BBQ is an 11.

As you let the eggs cook on the grill, you can get started on making homemade Hollandaise Sauce to add that extra yum factor. Don’t be intimidated by the challenge of mixing this classic sauce, because the results are guaranteed magic.


Smoked French Onion Soup

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A list of unique BBQ recipes would not be complete without this flavorful Smoked French Onion Soup. Made with an aromatic beef marrow bone broth and all the caramelized onions you want, this appetizer will be one of the brightest highlights at your backyard cookout or camping trip. Oh, and don’t forget to top it with baguette slices covered in your cheese of choice.


Chicken and Waffles

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This is yet another unique BBQ idea that is perfect any time of the day. This delicious grilled cuisine invites you to toss your inhibitions out the window and open the door to new culinary adventures.

If you haven’t tried chicken and waffles just yet, we’re here to ensure that you don’t miss out! This combo is both salty and sweet, further solidifying the notion that opposites attract. With basic ingredients, an electric waffle iron, and your reliable grill, you can create chicken and waffles that are second to none. Don’t chicken out; try this phenomenal recipe and thank us later.


Bruschetta Pizza

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Barbecued pizza has the power to give traditional pizza a run for its toppings. And the best part is that barbecued pizza is a simple recipe that even the newbie chef can carry out without breaking a sweat. While we may agree that pepperoni, cheese, and yes, even pineapples belong on pizza, it is officially time to spice things up.

Sprinkle some gourmet magic onto your usual pizza escapades by grilling a Barbecued Bruschetta Pizza. This delicacy is driven by fresh garlicky goodness, topped with refreshing veggies and the gooiest mozzarella cheese. Add a little drizzle of balsamic reduction and basil to upgrade the flavor to the max.


Smoked Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Now that we have the appetizers, side dishes, main course, and drinks set, it's time to get to everyone's favorite part: DESSERT!

Much to your surprise, Smoked Vanilla Bean Ice Cream can be prepared on a grill. To bring this unique dessert to life, you need to kick things off with smoked cream. It's unexpectedly simple with a subtle aroma that meshes perfectly with salty and savory flavors. This elevated treat will easily skyrocket to the top of your go-to desserts list, just don’t skimp on the toppings!


Strawberry Shortcake

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Let's keep the grilled dessert train going with this ethereal BBQ Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Whipped Cream. Strawberry shortcake is a dessert that captured our hearts in childhood, and now it's getting a bold reimagining that you can prepare on the barbecue. Unsure about baking on the grill? You’ll be surprised at how easy it is! This modern twist on a timeless classic is brimming with smoky grill elements and the tartness of strawberries that never fails to humor your sweet tooth.


Cue the Barbecue!

We have a feeling that these unique BBQ recipes just reignited your explorative culinary side. So, this is your cue to fire up the grill and get cooking, chef!

For all your grill needs, all signs point to Napoleon, from gas and electric barbecues all the way to handy travel grills. Browse our collection of top-tier grills to find your perfect BBQ match.