While the smell of burning charcoal may traditionally be the domain of the summer BBQ months, an unseasonably mild autumn has opened up the rare opportunity for one the more unusual cooking scenarios – an autumn BBQ.

Whether you’ve built your own bonfire, are setting off some of your own fireworks or already have a great view of the public fireworks, easily the most atmospheric accompaniment to this special night is to fire up your BBQ.

Even if things do get a little chilly, there are plenty of belly warming BBQ dishes that are sure to warm you up again. There are the classics, like steaks and burgers. Then there are a few dishes that are perhaps too heavy for the warm summer months, such as our delicious Mexican chilli.

Griddled Irish beef burgers

As your friends gather and conversation flows, the sticky onion marmalade on these Irish beef burgers is sure to light up your taste buds. Try our recipe

Flash fried steak

A true autumnal treat, serve up these tender flash fried steaks with a choice of lemon, garlic or horseradish mayo to put a smile on your guests faces. Get inspired with these delicious steak recipes

Warming Mexican chilli

If you don’t fancy spending too much time in front of the BBQ when entertaining, you can slow cook our incredible Mexican chilli the night before and simply reheat over the flames when your guests arrive. Try our recipe

Side dishes

You can take the night to a whole new level with a choice of delicious side dishes like fresh sweet potatoes (which cook perfectly on the BBQ when covered with foil) or incredible treats like s’mores, with melting chocolate and marshmallow squished between two biscuits!

So whether you’re cooking for the family, or having a larger post-Halloween get-together for friends and co-workers, these beef dishes are sure to be crowd pleasers.