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Cheap Grilling Ideas

In this article I am going to share some fun, cheap grilling ideas.

Summer is a great time to experiment and have some fun as you try new recipes! It’s a perfect time to enjoy firing up the grill and enjoying a tasty meal outside!

Find information and links below to 15 fun and cheap grilling ideas that you can make for your family!


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15 Cheap Grilling Ideas They Will Love!

These cheap grilling ideas are perfect for making tasty grilled dishes for your family or friends! When the weather is warm outside, what better way to bring people together than to have a backyard barbecue. It’s a wonderful way to sit down and spend quality time together getting to know each other better and strengthening relationships.

Below are 15 easy, inexpensive grilled dishes to enjoy with family and friends.


1. Grilled garlic beef sirloins

This is one of my favorite foods of all time! It is so delicious. One of my favorite restaurants is Tucano’s, a Brazilian barbecue restaurant in our area (and they have them in some other areas, as well). And my favorite dish that they serve is their garlic sirloin. But because I’m frugal and their food is a little pricey (for me, anyway), we only go there once or twice a year.

But I wanted to be able to enjoy garlic sirloin a little more often than that, so I Googled it and found a copycat recipe that may be even better than theirs (I have had my siblings tell me that it is, too). To save money, we don’t use sirloin steak, though—we use the shoulder picnic roast (also called the butt roast, I think; though I’m not sure how it is both a butt cut and a shoulder cut—those more savvy in the kitchen could undoubtedly explain it :)).

In any case, whatever part of the cow it is, it is still scrumptious. You can get the copycat garlic sirloin recipe we use here.


2. Grilled Shredded Pork Sandwiches

Another cheap grilled idea that you will love is grilled pulled pork sandwiches. One of the reasons that I personally love pulled pork is that it not only has a wonderful flavor, but it is tender and juicy, as well. If you love pulled pork, you will love this fun grilled variation. Get the grilled pulled pork sandwiches recipe here.


3. BBQ Hot Dog and Cheesy Potato Packs

This dish is both budget and kid friendly! And putting the ingredients together in the foil packs is easy enough that you can definitely enlist your kiddos to help! This meal is also quick to prepare; you can have it on the table (including grilling time) in about 20 minutes or less! To make this meal even less expensive, use simple russet potatoes that you chop or slice yourself. Get the barbecue hot dog and cheesy potato foil packs recipe here.


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4. Grilled Orange Chicken Breasts (or Thighs)

If you love Chinese food and specifically if you love orange chicken (like we do!), then give this recipe for grilled orange chicken breasts a try!



5. Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Meat and vegetable kabobs are another classic grilling favorite at our house. And you’re sure to love the awesome marinated flavor and bright colors of this one. Get a five-star grilled chicken and vegetable kabobs recipe here.



6. Marinated Grilled Chicken

This tasty marinated grilled chicken recipe is another quick and easy comfort food. You will want sufficient time for marinating (about 30 minutes), but actual hands-on time is 20 minutes or less! Get the marinated grilled chicken recipe here


7. Grilled Pizza

If your family loves pizza, why not take this much-loved American staple to the grill during the summer months? You can find an awesome grilled pizza recipe here.



8. Grilled Lemon Chicken

For another quick and easy marinated chicken recipe, give this grilled lemon chicken recipe a try. Total time, including marinating, is only about 45 minutes. Yum!


9. Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts

If you want an easy, juicy, tender grilled chicken breast for dinner tonight, then this recipe is a winner! These easy grilled chicken breasts are ready in 20 minutes! You can get the easy grilled chicken breasts recipe here.

If you want an even simpler but still tasty recipe, give this grilled chicken breasts recipe a try.


10. Grilled Corn on the Cob

For an easy and delicious summer side dish, grill up some sweet corn on the cob. This particular grilled corn on the cob recipe is oh-so-easy and ready in about 15 minutes!


11. Quick Barbecued Beans

For another simple, classic side dish fitting for any grilled meal, try this tasty barbecued beans recipe!



Cheap Grilling Ideas: Simple Grilled Desserts!

A delicious grilled dinner is made even better when it is ended by a sweet treat. Give these tasty grilled desserts a try!

12. Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers

We love fruit skewers at our house, and grilling the fruit just brings out the delicious flavor in a whole new way! You can get an easy grilled fruit kebabs recipe here.


13. Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is another easy and delicious summer treat! Grilling this fruit just brings out the perfectly blended sweetness and tartness so well! All you need is pineapple and a little brown sugar. Yum!

You can find a simple grilled pineapple recipe here.


14. Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

This recipe is a fun twist on a classic summer dessert. Ready in only 15 minutes and clocking in at only about 150 calories, this grilled angel food cake with strawberries recipe is a sweet and guilt-free treat.


15. Foil Pack S’mores

S’mores are another one of our summer favorites. Our kids love to roast the marshmallows over the fire themselves, and some of the marshmallows actually do last long enough to make it into the s’mores. It’s a quick and pretty easy treat. But this recipe for foil pack s’mores may be even easier.



These 15 easy and cheap grilling ideas are perfect for those warm summer days! From classic grilled chicken to tasty grilled garlic sirloin to grilled angel food cake and awesome grilled pineapple, there is something on this list that everyone will love!


What are your best cheap grilling ideas and recipes? What favorite summertime grilled foods do you just love to eat? Leave a comment below and let me know (and share the recipe link :))! I would love to hear your ideas!


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