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Brilliant BBQ Tips & Recipes from Bull’s-Eye

How to BBQ Steak like you mean it!

Steak belongs on the grill, with a crowd ready to enjoy it. It doesn’t have to be complicated or gourmet to impress. Steak recipes are important, but the perfect BBQ steak requires more than knowing how long to cook steak on a grill for, or how to grill a steak medium-rare. This is about making tasty steak, without the fuss.

Nailing Steak is more than knowing how long to grill steak for. Here’s the best ways to season steak and more…

Marinating is a fuss-free way of making your steak recipe taste like it’s been passed down through generations of pitmasters. It’s hands-on and it’s all you.
But relax you’re not doing the hard work here. Have faith in the sauce. Bull’s-Eye New York Steakhouse BBQ Sauce is our pick when it comes to steak, but we don’t have favourites around here.

Grab any full-bodied Bull’s-Eye sauce for your steak marinade and you’re onto a winner. Pour it over your meat. And don’t hold back. Seal it in a tub or zip-lock bag and leave it in the fridge for eight hours. Job done.

If you’re in a rush, you can marinate for two hours, but trust us, you’ll notice the difference a night can make to your meat.

More ways to get the perfect BBQ steak

Like every BBQ master, you’ll know you’ve got to prep your meat properly before even thinking about how to BBQ steak. These straightforward tips have got your back.
Get the right cut. Go for a thick cut so it stays juicy on the grill. Get your butcher to cut it to at least 4cm thick. Let your meat relax. Take your steaks out of the fridge 30 minutes before you’re going to chuck them on the grill – it’ll help them cook more evenly.

Be a seasoned seasoner. The best way to season steak is in advance. Brush on a bit of olive oil and sprinkle it with a healthy amount of salt and pepper at least 30 minutes before it hits the grill. Salt helps break down the proteins for maximum tenderness. How long do you grill steak for? Less time than you’d think. Meat continues to cook after you’ve taken it off the grill. Try to take it off just before it looks ready to eat. … and the rest.

It’s not all about how to BBQ steak. Resting it for the right amount of time is just as key. Aim for 5-20 minutes depending on the size.

How long to grill a steak for?

We’d recommend you go with your gut, but if you want to be precise, use a digital thermometer. These temperatures are the rule of thumb for getting the perfect BBQ steak.

Knowing how to BBQ and grill steak is as straightforward as that. Get the right cut, leave enough time for marinating and resting, and you’re sorted.

Tender & Tasty, how to marinade
Chicken for BBQ!

Here’s the lowdown on how to marinate Chicken with Bull’s-Eye. And how long to marinade Chicken for!

The great BBQ pitmasters all start somewhere. Usually, that first step is chicken. The second is marinade. Forget about fancy cuts and complicated recipes: all you need is quality meat and ingredients you’ll find in your cupboard.

Before you know how to marinate chicken for BBQ, you’ve got to know how to make a marinade for chicken. But not just any marinade, a marinade to call your own. Here’s what’s up.

What you'll need:

Stick it all in a container big enough for your chicken and mix it up. Job done. To mix up the flavours, simply try a different Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce flavour. Know how to marinate chicken breast or how to marinate chicken thighs? Great. But knowing how to marinate a whole chicken? That’s a key part of becoming a true pitmaster. Marinating chicken thighs for BBQ is simple. Add enough marinade to a bag or container so that your chicken is swimming in it. The same goes for breasts. Got a whole chicken that’s in need of full-bodied flavour? No problem.

How long to marinade a chicken for?

For breasts and thighs. Let them sit in the marinade for 2-3 hours. Stick them in a bag or container. Leave them in the fridge. Whole chicken. Leave the brushed chicken in the fridge for up to 12 hours. It’s a lot of bird, so you need the marinating time to match.

How to cook marinaded Chicken?

You’ve finished marinating your chicken, now it’s time to BBQ it. Thighs. 10-12 minutes each side. Grill the skin side down first, then flip them over. Stick a thermometer into the thickest part and make sure your thighs reach 75°C before getting down to business. Breasts. BBQ these bad boys until they reach 75°C too. Chicken breasts need around seven minutes each side on the grill. Brush them with the Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce you used in your marinade mid-grilling to keep them juicy and tender. Whole chicken. Keep your grill lid closed and between 175°C and 200°C. Cook for 90 minutes and make sure its internal temperature is 75°C. Then, load it up with more sauce and you’re good to go. And that’s all there is to it.

And now for two perfect BBQ recipes!

Original American Cote de Boeuf

Sometimes simple is best. This tender cut of cote de boeuf deserves pitmaster-level cooking. Then up the ante by adding Bull’s-Eye Original BBQ Sauce and plenty of cracked black pepper.

Serves 5

What you'll need:

What you do

Whilst the steaks are resting make the sauce. Quickly fry the shallots in the butter at a high heat. Add the peppercorns, Bull’s-Eye Original BBQ sauce and cream. Let the mix bubble slightly until thickened. Taste as you go and let it thicken to your favourite consistency.

Allow your Cote de Boeuf steaks to sit out of the fridge until they reach room temperature.

Use some kitchen paper to remove excess moisture from the surfaces of the steaks to ensure they’re completely dry.

Season well with salt and pepper.

When you’re ready to start cooking your Cote de Boeuf steaks, brush the grill with a little oil. Lay the steaks down on the end nearest to you, keeping enough distance between them.

As a guide, cook for about three minutes each side on a closed grill, but your cote de boeuf cooking time is up to you.

When you’ve got it how you want it, remove from the grill, and wrap in baking paper for 5-10 minutes. Resting time means maximum juiciness.
Whilst the steaks are resting make the sauce. Quickly fry the shallots in the butter at a high heat. Add the peppercorns, Bull’s-Eye Original BBQ sauce and cream. Let the mix bubble slightly until thickened. Taste as you go and let it thicken to your favourite consistency.

This perfect cote de boeuf BBQ sauce is no frills and tastes great. With cote de boeuf steaks this good, all you need are some fries and slaw on the side. And a good gang of friends to share it with.

Louisiana Chipotle Cajun Chicken Wings

Simple wings are the best. Quick and easy but highly additive. Expect a slow but sure build up of heat..

Serves 4

What you'll need:

What you do

Preheat the BBQ to 200°C. 

Use two bowls for coating – the first for flour and cayenne pepper, the second for the Bull’s-Eye Louisiana Chipotle with Cajun Spices hot sauce.

Time to get stuck in. Coat the wings in the flour mix then generously dunk in the hot sauce.

Grill the wings on the griddle plate or grill tray for 20 mins.

Enjoy!