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  • What To Serve At A Family Bbq


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    A barbecue is way more than just a meal. It is also a perfect social gathering which is best spent with family and friends during weekends. If you are planning to host a barbecue, you need to make certain that you choose the right kind of barbecue meat and recipes that are quick, fairly easy to prepare which will be enjoyed by many. If you are wondering which meat is best served at a family bbq then this article can help you. Here you will learn about choosing between different barbecue variants for various age groups. This will help you plan a great barbecue party that will be enjoyed by all.

    Is It Better To Bbq A Variety Of Meats?
    Regardless of the type of party you are hosting, you ought to prepare dishes using the most appropriate method to ensure that you have something to offer for everyone. Though an old fashioned type of barbecue consists of flipping burgers, buns and pork ribs; nowadays a lot of that has changed. Incorporating a wide array of meat cuts is highly recommended to help make the party a huge success.

    Kids and youngsters have constantly been noted as “picky eaters” and choosing the wrong bbq recipe may disappoint them. Some adults could also be health conscious so you ought to be aware of the right type of meat to purchase. Different cuts of meat contain varied amounts of amino acids, proteins as well as fat. Some cuts would be enjoyed whilst some could be left untouched. This is the main reason why you need to incorporate a variety of meat to your traditional bbq to ensure that all your guests will be content and satisfied throughout the celebrations.

    What Should I Serve Adults From The BBQ?
    Favourite barbecue dishes would likely include the famous beef rib fillet, forequarter pork chop, pork belly spare ribs, chicken thighs, beef rump steak or even surf and turf. These choices are widely favoured by adults mainly because of the flavours and lovely aroma that each variety brings. Adding more to that, you can also maximise your options by simply adding fresh herbs, spices, barbecue sauces and seasonings to each recipe so as to create more scrumptious dishes for each and everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to add some side dishes too! Jacket potatoes, onion rings and fresh coleslaw go well with steaks and most variants of meat.

    Options For Vegetarians
    There might also be fussy eaters who are selective about the types of meat they want to include in their diet. Vegetarians and those who are on a diet would certainly be more pleased with meat cuts that contains less fat content and more on protein.

    What Should I Serve Children From The Bbq?
    Should you have children at the bbq, you better gear up your dishes with special sauces and gravies that would please their palate. Apart from burgers, children also love sausages especially if they are made using 100% high quality meat.

    Kid’s taste buds are a lot more sensitive to flavour so it is vital for you to consider the intensity of the flavours of recipes you are planning to serve. Some bbq sauces can quite be too intense for their taste and sometimes, you might need to use less. A good option would be something mild yet sweet as this combination would please their palate. Cut back on spicy recipes as kids won’t mix easily with that especially if you plan to introduce new tastes and flavours to them.

    Should your child be well accustomed to bbq sauces, then it would be fairly simple for you to please him or her. You would only need to incorporate his or her favourite sauce to the bbq dish and the outcome should be positive.

    Shopping Tips For Barbecue Recipes
    Barbecue dishes certainly have a complexity of flavours and aroma that can appease your guest’s taste buds. Remember to mix in flavours and sauces to match your guest’s preference and style. When shopping for meat, you need to ensure that you are getting the best quality meat for your guests. You wouldn’t want to disappoint them with pale and tasteless meat that’s not fresh or poor quality. Always check the colour, overall appearance and texture of the meat. That way you will be assured that the receipes you plan to prepare will be succulent and bursting with all the seasonings and flavours that your guests will enjoy to the last bite.

    Come and enjoy the wide array of meat choices we have here at Meat Cart. Spice up your bbq menu and be creative with your recipes that will surely win the hearts of your guests!

  • A very Meaty Christmas

    Meatcart's deliciously meaty ideas for the holiday season

    Ham it up
    Why would you serve up packet ham during the Christmas season? That's a bit like Santa Claus arriving at your house sporting a goatee instead of a big bushy beard. It's just not cricket.

    So grab one of Meatcart's Half Leg Hams. There's nothing like fresh ham off the bone with traditional smoke and all natural flavour. If you've forgotten what it tastes like, you're in for a treat. Part of the joy of leg ham is all the delicious condiments that go with it. We love a good tomato relish or mango chutney. Next time you're wandering your local produce markets look out for some tasty homemade chutneys and relishes.

    Get roasted
    A Christmas Day roast really makes your lunch or dinner gathering feel like a special occasion and Meatcart has some beauties.

    Our lamb roasts come in three styles. Bone In Leg is the traditional roast, Boned & Rolled Leg is the more convenient option, and our Marinated Lamb Leg is a butterflied roast great for your Weber or open BBQ on slow heat.

    In the popularity steaks, Bolar Beef roast is hard to beat. For extra taste you can sear the outside before slow roasting in the oven. And if you love your Weber BBQ our Bone & Rolled Leg pork roast is ideal. Everyone loves crackling and our legs are all scored, so you just need to rub with oil and salt the skin before roasting.

    BBQ delights
    New Years Day, Boxing Day, almost any day in Brisbane is great for a barbie.

    For beef lovers you could go the classic route with cuts like T-bone and Rump steaks, always crowd pleasers. But it's Christmas, so why not go all out with some of our OP Rib Steak - tender young beef on the bone cut thick for the serious meat eater.

    Or for something different, have you ever tried roasting ribs on your BBQ? Meatcart has a choice of Belly Spare Ribs or American Ribs, the latter going great with a brilliant marinade made from a certain famous fizzy black drink (see the recipe below). Pop your ribs on the barbie, drop the lid and then distribute to hungry guests.

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    RECIPE - Cola Marinade for pork ribs

    4 lbs pork ribs
    3 cups Coca-Cola or other cola
    3 cups tomato sauce
    1 cup packed dark brown sugar
    6 tablespoons chili powder
    4 tablespoons ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons dry mustard
    1 tablespoons ground cinnamon


    1. Transfer the ribs to a large non-reactive glass or ceramic dish pour 2 cups of cola over them. Reserve the third cup of the cola for a sauce to be made later. Let the ribs marinate, tightly covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated, overnight.

    2. Pour the remaining 1 cup of cola into a blender or food processor and add the tomato sauce, brown sugar, chilli powder, pepper, dry mustard, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and well blended.

    3. Put the ribs in a roasting pan that has been coated with cooking spray, brush with the sauce, and roast covered at 225 degrees Celsius oven for about 2 1/2 hours until very tender. (Can be done the day before. )

    4. To finish, grill over high heat, basting with the uncooked sauce until the outside is crispy, about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile simmer the unused sauce for about 20 minute until a little thick.

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