Father’s Day BBQ Recipes Dad Will Love

Father’s Day BBQ Recipes Dad Will Love

Father’s Day. It’s that special time of year when we all collectively decide to celebrate and show the dads in our lives how much we appreciate and love them. Most of us decide to cook a special meal for our fathers and we can’t think of a better way to honor dad then with a festive Father’s Day BBQ. These delicious recipes will not only satisfy his belly but warm his heart.

Father’s Day Recipes on the Grill

Here are the top side dishes and main courses to serve dad on his special day:

Smoked Tri Tip with Java Chophouse


This smoked tri tip recipe is not only easy, but will surely appeal to his carnivore heart strings. Tri Tip is an underrated cut of beef , is relatively easy to smoke, and is pretty inexpensive. It is also huge on tenderness and flavor so dad is sure to give you a belly rub of approval.


  • 2 tbsp Java Chophouse Seasoning
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 - 3 pound fat cap and silver skin removed Tri-Tip Roast


  1. Start up your Louisiana Grill or Smoker. Once it’s fired up, set the temperature to 225°F.
  2. Rub the tri-tip with olive oil and generously season on all sides with Java Chophouse.
  3. Remove the tri-tip from the smoker and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the tri-tip against the grain and serve.
  4. Place the tri-tip on the smoker rack and smoke until the internal temperature reads 140°F, or about 1 ½ hours.

Hasselback Potatoes with Candied Bacon


Sure. If this was a normal Sunday dinner, regular grilled potatoes would be an adequate side. But this is no ordinary dinner, so we recommend putting a little more love into what you're serving. With that said, these Hasselback Potatoes with Candied Bacon have the extra mile written all over them and are guaranteed to bring a big smile to your father’s face.


  • 2 tablespoons LG Hickory Bacon Rub
  • 4 raw strips Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • candied bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Potato, Medium
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. Start up your Louisiana Grill. Once it’s fired up, set the temperature to 325°F
  2. Coat the bacon generously with brown sugar. Place the bacon on the grill pan and grill for 5-7 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the bacon is crisp. Remove from the grill, allow to cool, and chop.
  3. For the potatoes, cut even slits ¾ of the way through the potato ¼ inch apart until the potato has a fanned appearance. Rub the potatoes down with olive oil and Hickory Bacon Rub. Stuff the cheddar cheese into the slits of the potato.
  4. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the potatoes on the pan. Grill for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and cooked all the way through and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove the potatoes from the grill, top with the chopped candied bacon, and serve immediately.

Texas Smoked Baby Back Ribs (3-2-1 Method)


When it comes to Father’s Day BBQ, you can’t beat this classic. Most dads are going to specifically request ribs for their meal so you might as well give them what they want instead of going for a surprise. If the man in your life says he wants ribs, then this 3-2-1 Texas Smoked Baby Back Recipe is the perfect dish to satisfy his cravings.


  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 rack Baby Back Rib
  • 1 bottle Louisiana Grills Sweet Heat Rub & Grill 
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce


  1. Remove the ribs from their packaging and pat dry. Flip to back of ribs and score the membrane with a knife, then peel off the membrane.
  2. Rub the ribs with the olive oil, followed by a generous amount of Louisiana Grills Sweet Heat Rub & Grill, on both sides.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire. Set aside.
  4. Start up your grill. Once it’s fired up, set the temperature to 225°F. Add the ribs and smoke for 3 hours.
  5. Transfer the ribs onto a foil lined sheet pan and brush both sides with the apple cider vinegar mixture. Wrap the ribs tightly in foil and place back on the smoker for 2 more hours.
  6. Carefully remove the ribs from the foil and brush with more of the apple cider vinegar mixture. Place the ribs back on the smoker grates and smoke for 1 additional hour.

Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings


Serve dad a new twist on an old classic. These onion rings forgo breading in favor of bacon. And who doesn’t love bacon? If you’re cooking burgers for dad, these make an incredible topping. Otherwise serve them on the side with his favorite dipping sauce. Sure to melt his heart and his taste buds.


  • 1 Pack Bacon
  • Toothpicks
  • 2 White Onions


  1. Preheat your Louisiana Grill to 250°F.
  2. Peel each onion and cut into thirds, separating the onion slices into rings. Using two slices of bacon, wrap around the onion ring until the ring is fully covered, securing in place with a toothpick. Continue until all the bacon is used up.
  3. Place the onion rings on the and grill until the bacon is cooked, about 20 minutes.

Smoked Turkey Legs


This recipe might make your father nostalgic if he went to a lot of fairs growing up. Smoked Turkey Legs are somewhat of a staple at county and state fairs and this recipe will bring him back to those times.


  • 4 cups Ice
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 bottle Louisiana Grill Sweet Rib Rub
  • 2 gallon room temperature Water
  • ½ gallon Water, Cold
  • 6 Turkey Legs


  1. In a large pot, combine the room temperature water, salt, and ½ cup of Sweet Rib Rub. Bring the brine to a boil, occasionally stirring it to dissolve the salt. Once everything is dissolved, turn off the heat and cool the brine to room temperature.
  2. Add the cold water and ice to the brine, then place the turkey legs in the pot. Carefully pour the brine over the turkey legs, cover the pot and place in refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Fire up your Louisiana Grill and set the temperature to 250°F. If using a non-pellet smoker, set it up for low heat.
  4. After 24 hours, drain the brine and remove the turkey legs from the pot. Pat the turkey legs dry and coat all sides of the turkey legs in ¼ cup of Sweet Rib Rub.
  5. Insert a temperature probe into one of the turkey legs and place the turkey legs in the center rack of the smoker. Smoke the turkey legs for 4-5 hours, or until the turkey legs are deeply browned and fragrant and the internal temperature of the turkey legs are 165°F.
  6. Remove the turkey legs from the smoker and serve immediately.

Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob


Spice up grilled corn on the cob with this Southwestern favorite. A great side for the dad who isn’t afraid of a little flavor.


  • ½ cup crumbled feta Cheese
  • 8 ears of Corn, Husked and Silks Removed
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana Grills Key Lime Jerk Seasoning
  • 8 Lime, Wedges
  • ¼ cup Mayo


  1. Fire up your Louisiana Grill and set the temperature to 400°F. If you’re using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium high heat.
  2. Using a basting brush, brush a light layer of oil all over the corn and grill for 10 minutes, or until the corn is cooked all the way through and lightly charred.
  3. Remove the corn from the grill and immediately brush each ear of corn all over with mayonnaise until it is completely coated. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese over the corn and a shake of the Key Like Jerk seasoning. Squeeze 1 lime wedge over the top of the corn and serve immediately with more lime wedges.

Father’s Day Desserts on the Grill


Now that sides and dinner is taken care of, it’s time to top off pop’s night with some sweet and savory desserts you can cook up on the grill.


  • 6 slices raw Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1.5 cup Cocoa, Powder
  • 2 tablespoon instant Coffee
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour, All-Purpose
  • 1 tablespoon Hickory Honey Smoked Salt
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Water


  1. Start up your Louisiana Grill. Once it’s fired up, set the temperature to 400°F.
  2. Generously coat the bacon with the brown sugar and Hickory Honey Sea Salt. Place the bacon on a bacon rack. Smoke at 225°F for 1 hour. Cook until the bacon is crisp but not completely browned. Remove from the smoker and allow it to cool. When the bacon is cool, chop it roughly.
  3. To the flour mixture, add the eggs, oil and water until just combined. Spray the 9x13 pan well with cooking spray and pour the brownie batter into the pan. Pour half the batter in the pan, drizzle with caramel. Pour other half of batter on top and drizzle with caramel again and add candied bacon to the top.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, powdered sugar, white sugar, instant coffee and flour.
  5. Bake the brownies in the smoker for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean. Remove from the smoker and allow to cool before slicing.

Cherry Cobbler


If your old man likes fruity desserts, then look try out this sweet and tangy cherry cobbler recipe. Serve ala mode with vanilla ice cream and he will give you a great big hug of appreciation before passing out from a food coma.


  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Butter, Melted
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • Ice Cream, Prepared
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon instant Coffee
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour, All-Purpose
  • 1 tablespoon Hickory Honey Smoked Salt
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Can Cherry Pie Filling


  1. Preheat your Louisiana Grill to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mix to incorporate. Stir in butter and milk and mix until combined. In a cast iron pan, dump in cherry pie filling and pile on the prepared topping to cover.
  3. Place in your grill and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
  4. Let cool for a couple minutes and serve with ice cream.

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