Top 5 Recipes To Kick Off BBQ Season

It’s official, the birds are out and bees are buzzing. One thing is for sure – warm weather is finally here! And, warm weather is the true indicator that barbecue season has begun.

You may have already smelled the smoked and grilled meats in your neighbourhood as you opened up a window or strolled down the street. We know you’ve been dreaming of outdoor eats all winter long (because we have been, too). Now, it’s time to bring out the grill and get your barbecue on!

To kick off the season right, we’ve highlighted our top five lamb recipes that you can start using on the barbecue ASAP! Don’t forget your family members – barbecuing is a fun way to get everyone involved by helping to prep and take turns manning the grill.


1. Lamb Donair

Get the barbecue party started with a unique and delectable dinner: lamb donair! Our Lamb Tonight ground lamb meat is super simple to cook, especially because it comes pre-seasoned. Simply heat on the grill and eat!

Just because this recipe is easy, doesn’t mean it isn’t flavourful. With hints of white onion and sweet garlic, your mouth will be begging for more! Better than takeout, this easy lamb donair is loaded with healthy veggies and zesty donair sauce. A healthy and delicious meal for the whole family!


2. Lamb Meatball Skewers

A great appetizer made for barbecue season is our Caprese lamb meatball skewers! Since they use SunGold’s Mediterranean-Style Lamb Meatballs, they’re already seasoned and pre-shaped for your convenience. Cooking these little beauties over the grill gives them a delicious smokehouse flavor!

We love this appetizer because it includes fresh, summery ingredients like bocconcini and tomato. Lamb, cheese, and vegetables? Yes, please! Not only is this a balanced appetizer, but it’s one that is fun to make. Get the family involved by letting them create their own skewers to their liking! Got a cheese lover in the house? Add more bocconcini balls!


3. Rack Lambsicles

We believe one of the best foods for the grill is rack of lamb, and we have a super simple recipe for SunGold rack lambsicles! Although rack of lamb may sound intimidating, it only takes 10 minutes to prep and another 10 minutes to cook. Simple, right?

Our rack lambsicles uses ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen, like garlic, salt, and pepper. The combination of the flavour bursting ingredients in this recipe come together to make a delicious appetizer or main dish. With pea and mint pesto on the side, the result is tasty rack of lamb like no other.


4. Lamb Burgers

The perfect spring evening: grilling and flipping scrumptious lamb patties on the barbecue, with a warm breeze in your hair, and a cocktail in your hand! With our Lamb Tonight burgers, the hard work is already done for you.

Our SunGold Lamb Tonight burgers are pre-molded and come perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. They’re not only packed full of flavour, but they’re juicy too! With the seasoning and sculpting done for you, it only takes a few flips on the grill until they’re ready!With our recipe for SunGold lamb burgers, you’re in control. Add a little (or as many!) toppings as you like. This recipe calls for brie cheese, but feel free to use whatever you have in the house! BBQ season is all about flavor and ease!


5. Lamb Kabobs

If you’ve never had tender curry lime kabobs, do yourself a favour and make them tonight on the barbecue! We promise they’ll be a family hit, because they use SunGold’s lamb sirloin or leg meat. Plus, serving them with a carrot salad as well as warm naan and raita (yogurt, cucumber and garlic dip) is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of barbecue season.

With curry paste to mildly amp up the heat and lime as another key ingredient for these kabobs, these flavours come together to tickle your taste buds while delighting them! Want to make this recipe even easier? For those busy nights when you can’t be bothered to look at a recipe – easily substitute our Lamb Tonight Souvlaki kabobs, Taste of India, Kofta or Shawarma ground kabobs! Grill heat and eat, and these kabobs are ready to go!


From appetizers to entrées, we hope you and your family enjoy our top five handpicked recipes for the barbecue season. Which new recipe will be your go-to for the summer?