Family Favourites – Fire Pit BBQ Recipes

Adding a fire pit grill plate to your outdoor fire pit makes an excellent fire pit bbq whether it is at home or on a family camping trip – and it seems appropriate that the first fire pit bbq recipe on the FirePit Company website is for bbq sauce. This bbq sauce recipe has been in our family a couple of generations now and is truly delicious, it is for servicing with your barbecued meat. The kids love it on potatoes as well.

Homemade BBQ Sauce


125ml tomato sauce
1 large onion
175ml white vinegar
1tbsp butter or margarine
1tsp beef stock powder
1tsp mustard powder
1tsp curry powder
1tbsp brown sugar
Salt to taste


Chop the onion and fry it in the margarine or butter (whichever you prefer) until the onion is clear. Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot to accompany your barbequed meat and potatoes.

PS Did you know you can cook potatoes in your fire pit fire as well? Firstly wrap your potatoes in foil with a smear of butter or olive oil and then place them in your fire bowl.  By placing the wrapped potatoes against the side of the bowl, you will have better control of how they cook.  Each potato needs to be regularly rotated and checked so that the outside does not burn – although a little bit of a burnt skin adds to the flavour. To check to see if your potatoes are cooked through poke with a skewer and if it goes in easily, then your potato is ready.

Below is another family favourite fire pit bbq sauce recipe. When entertaining we usually make both barbecue sauces so that our guests can choose which they prefer – or have both…

Soy BBQ Sauce


4tbsp vegetable oil
1 beef stock cube
1 clove crushed garlic
2 cups tomato sauce
2tbsp HP Sauce
3tbsp Worcester Sauce
2tsp soy sauce
black pepper and salt
Juice of one lemon
1tsp angostura bitters


Fry garlic lightly in oil and then add all other ingredients. Simmer for half an hour. If the sauce is too thick, add more stock. Serve with barbequed meat.

In my opinion, marinated meat is really worth the extra bit of effort so I have included two different fire pit bbq recipes for marinades as well.

Homemade Chicken Marinade


250 ml or 1 cup white vinegar
3tsp Worcester sauce
250ml or 1 cup vegetable oil
2tsp paprika
1tsp finely chopped garlic
1tsp bbq spice
1 chopped onion
125ml tomato sauce


Mix all the ingredients together and then marinade the chicken pieces for 24 to 48 hours in the fridge. When cooking on the fire pit grill make sure you have a container of water nearby as there will be flare-ups when the oil drips off the marinated chicken into the fire. Personally, our family thinks this is what makes the flavour.

Lamb Marinade


1 cup white vinegar
1tbsp brown sugar
1tbsp fruit chutney
1tbsp smooth apricot jam
1tbsp curry powder
1 chopped onion
1tbsp oil


Lightly fry the chopped onion in oil then add the curry powder. Stir in all the other ingredients and boil for five minutes. Marinade lamb chops or kebabs overnight in the fridge and then bbq. Again you will need to have ready a source of water nearby to control flare-ups when the oil drops into the fire.

Fire Pit BBQ Recipes

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