Welcome to our ultimate guide on the best meat to barbecue this summer, get ready to fire up the grill! As the sun starts to sizzle, and the days stretch out invitingly, it’s time to dust off the grill, don your apron, and prepare for the BBQ season. But with a veritable butcher’s shop of options available, how do you pick the prime contenders for your grill?

Fear not, BBQ aficionado, we’ve got your back. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the top 8 types of meat to grill for your BBQ party, all of which are available from Martin’s Meats. So, whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a BBQ beginner, get ready to fire up the coals and let’s dive into the delicious world of barbecuing.

In the next sections, we’ll delve into the specifics of each type of meat, from succulent sirloin steaks to mouth-watering Old Spot sausages, all sourced from the finest breeds and prepared with care by our team at Martin’s Meats. We’ll also share some top tips for grilling each cut to perfection, ensuring your BBQ is a hit with everyone. So, let’s get grilling!



Part 1: The Best Beef Cuts to Grill


Welcome to the beef bonanza! When it comes to grilling, beef is the undisputed king of the BBQ. It’s robust flavours and versatile cuts make it a crowd-pleaser at any cookout. But not all cuts are created equal.

Some are born to bask in the smoky embrace of the grill, while others are better suited to the gentle heat of the oven. In this section, we’ll guide you through the top beef cuts from Martin’s Meats that are destined for BBQ greatness. Being one of the easiest meats to grill, we’ve given beef it’s very own section.

From the mighty sirloin to the humble burger, we’ll show you how to choose, prepare, and grill each cut to beefy perfection. So, grab your tongs, it’s time to beef up your BBQ game!

1. Longhorn Beef Burgers

Longhorn Beef Burgers


If you were to choose any selection of meats for bbq party night, you’d better believe you’d be having burgers. No BBQ would be complete without burgers, and when it comes to burgers, our Longhorn Beef Burgers are the crème de la crème. These aren’t your average burgers; they’re made from high-quality Longhorn beef, a breed known for its superior taste and tenderness.

As the oldest breed of cattle, Longhorns aren’t crossbred or intensively farmed. This results in a finer-grained muscle in the meat and an intense marbling of fat. The result? A succulence and flavour that is second to none.

But we don’t stop there. At Martin’s Meats, we take these already exceptional burgers to the next level. Our Longhorn Beef Burgers are made from steak mince cut from our own grass-fed Longhorn cattle. Then, they’re enhanced in our unique Himalayan Salt Chamber, where the meat is dry-aged for 28 days.

This process draws out the moisture and enhances the flavour, giving you a burger that’s truly out of this world.

These burgers are sure to be a hit at your next BBQ. They’re sold in packs of either 4 x 4oz burgers or 2 x 6oz burgers. So, whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a big BBQ party, we’ve got you covered.

Please note, our Longhorn Beef Burgers contain allergens, including wheat and soya.

So, if you’re looking for the best meat to barbecue, why not start with our award-winning Longhorn Beef Burgers? They’re a testament to our commitment to quality and flavour at Martin’s Meats.

Check out our Longhorn Beef Burgers here

2. Wagyu Sirloin

If you’re looking to truly impress your guests and take your BBQ to the next level, our Wagyu Sirloin is the way to go. This isn’t just any cut of beef; it’s a premium cut that’s renowned worldwide for its exceptional quality.

Wagyu beef originates from Japan and is famous for its rich, buttery flavour that’s unlike any other. The secret lies in the unique marbling of the meat, which gives it a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness that’s simply unparalleled. When cooked, the marbling slowly melts and bastes the meat from the inside, resulting in a succulent, juicy steak with a flavour that’s out of this world.

Our Wagyu Sirloin is a cut above the rest. Each steak is carefully selected for its quality and marbling, ensuring you get the best of the best. It’s a bit more expensive than other cuts, but trust us, it’s worth every penny.

So, if you’re planning a special BBQ and want to serve something truly memorable, our Wagyu Sirloin is a fantastic choice. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience that your guests won’t soon forget.

Discover the richness of our Wagyu Sirloin here

3. Longhorn Rump Steak – Great Steak Cuts for Grilling

Best meat to barbecue - longhorn rump steak

Longhorn Rump Steak is another excellent choice for grilling. This cut, which comes from our own Longhorn grass-fed cattle, is lean, tender, and packed full of flavour. As the oldest breed of cattle, Longhorns are not crossbred or intensively farmed, resulting in finer-grained muscle in the meat and an intense marbling of fat.

This succulence and flavour are second to none, and it’s only enhanced by our unique Himalayan Salt Chamber, where the meat is dry-aged for 28 days. This process draws out the moisture and enhances the flavour, making it a true steak lover’s delight.

Moreover, the Longhorn Rump Steak is a testament to the skill of our butchers. Despite being the toughest member of the steak family, when handled correctly, its flavour is second to none. Plus, it’s a bit more affordable than other steak cuts, making it a great choice for feeding a crowd at your next BBQ party.

So, if you’re looking for a steak that’s packed with flavour and won’t break the bank, our Longhorn Rump Steak is the way to go. Order it here.


4. Sirloin Steak

If you’re a fan of steak, you’ll love the Sirloin Steak Special Pack from Martin’s Meats. This pack includes a selection of PGI Southwest dry-aged sirloin steaks, perfect for grilling. PGI, or “protected geographical indication”, guarantees that all the beef cattle are native breeds and born, reared, and slaughtered in the Southwest.

This means you’re getting authentic Westcountry Beef, known for its exceptional quality and flavour.

Whether you like your steak rare, medium, or well-done, these steaks are sure to satisfy your taste buds. The pack is available in two options: 6 x 8oz or 4 x 10oz steaks. So, depending on the size of your BBQ party, you can choose the pack that best suits your needs.

Remember, a good BBQ is not just about the food, but also about the experience. And grilling these high-quality sirloin steaks from Martin’s Meats will definitely elevate your BBQ experience, making it a memorable one for you and your guests.

So, why wait? Get your Sirloin Steak Special Pack today and let the grilling begin!

best meat for barbecue - sirloin steak special pack


Part 2: The Best Pork and Other Meats to Grill

Alright, we’ve had our beefy bonanza, now let’s dive into the world of pork and other tantalising meats that are just begging to be thrown on the grill. If you thought the BBQ was all about beef, prepare to have your culinary horizons expanded. From succulent sausages to ravishing ribs, we’re about to embark on a flavourful journey that will make your BBQ the talk of the town.

So, grab your tongs, don your apron, and let’s get grilling with these top picks from Martin’s Meats.

5. Old Spot Pork Sausages

Best meat for barbecue - old spot sausages


First on our list is the classic sausage. Old Spot Pork Sausages from Martin’s Meats are a BBQ staple. They’re juicy, full of flavour, and grill up beautifully. Plus, they’re versatile – you can serve them in a bun with your favourite condiments, or chop them up and add them to a BBQ skewer.

6. Chicken Fillet for Lean Cuts of Meat

Chicken is a versatile and healthy choice for any BBQ, and the Chicken Fillet from Martin’s Meats is no exception. These 1kg packs of chicken fillets are perfect for grilling. The meat is lean and tender, and it takes on the smoky flavours of the BBQ beautifully.

Whether you marinate them, season them, or grill them as they are, these chicken fillets are sure to be a hit. Plus, chicken is a great source of protein, making it a healthy choice for those looking to maintain a balanced diet. So why not add some chicken fillets to your BBQ menu? They’re a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to satisfy your guests’ appetites. Check them out here.

7. Cotswold Minty Double Lamb Chop

best meat for barbecue - cotswold lamb chops

For something a bit different, why not try grilling lamb? The Cotswold Minty Double Lamb Chops from Martin’s Meats are a great choice. These chops are cut from lamb that has been dry-aged on the bone for 10-14 days in a unique Himalayan salt chamber.

This process draws the moisture away from the meat while the salt gently impregnates it, creating a salt marsh effect and producing a unique flavour.

They’re tender, and flavourful, and pair wonderfully with a minty marinade. Plus, they’re versatile – you can serve them as they are, or add them to a BBQ skewer. Each pack contains a pair of minty double Cotswold lamb chops, each weighing approximately 7oz. All our friends rave about these, great on a BBQ and also on a winter’s day with creamy mashed potato.

Please note, these chops contain allergens, specifically wheat and soya. But don’t let that deter you. These chops are sure to be a hit at your next BBQ party.

So, if you’re looking to add a touch of gourmet flair to your BBQ, these Cotswold Minty Double Lamb Chops are a must-try. They’re not just delicious; they’re a conversation starter. After all, who can resist the allure of lamb chops grilled to perfection on a summer’s day?



8. Pork Belly Spare Ribs

Last but not least, we have the Pork Belly Spare Ribs. These ribs are a BBQ favourite, known for their rich, meaty flavour and succulent texture. They’re perfect for slow grilling, allowing the meat to become tender and the flavours to fully develop.

These ribs come from free-range Gloucester Old Spot and Native Breed pork, dry-aged for 7 days to enhance their flavour. The secret to perfectly tender ribs? Season them well with salt and pepper and cook slowly for 4 hours at 135°C. Serve them with barbecue sauce or your favourite dipping sauce for a mouthwatering BBQ dish.

Each pack from Martin’s Meats contains 4 thick cut slices, approximately 900g per pack. So, whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a large BBQ party, these Pork Belly Spare Ribs are sure to be a hit. Check them out here.

Remember, the best meat to barbecue is the one that suits your taste and the preferences of your guests. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts and types of meat. Happy grilling!






So there you have it – the top 8 types of meat to grill for your BBQ party. Whether you’re a fan of beef, pork, or chicken, there’s something for everyone on this list. And the best part? All of these cuts are available from Martin’s Meats, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality meat for your BBQ. So why wait? Fire up the grill and get cooking!




Martins Meats FAQ

What is the best cut of meat for BBQ?
The best cut of meat for BBQ largely depends on personal preference. However, many BBQ enthusiasts swear by cuts like brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. These cuts are rich in connective tissue that breaks down during slow cooking, resulting in tender, flavorful meat.
What is the easiest meat to BBQ?
Chicken is often considered the easiest meat to BBQ due to its relatively short cooking time and forgiving nature. However, sausages and burgers are also easy options, especially for beginners.
What cut of roast is best for BBQ?
When it comes to roasts, the best cuts for BBQ are typically those that benefit from slow, indirect heat. This includes cuts like beef brisket, pork shoulder, or a whole chicken or turkey.
What is the hardest meat to BBQ?
Larger cuts like a whole turkey or a full brisket can be challenging due to their size and the need for consistent, low-and-slow cooking.
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