Home Grilling: Belizean Barbecue Recipe

by McNab Editorial Team

Looking for an easy way to show off your cooking skills? Try doing some classic Belizean grilling this weekend.  The best part is that you don’t need to be a BBQ expert; we’re here to help with some recipes. All you’ll need is chicken and BBQ Sauce! You can even make your own homemade flour tortilla with the following recipe. Set your grill and be ready to delight your senses with this Finger-Licking Belizean BBQ!


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  • ¼ cup red wine or apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ cup of water 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste 
  • ½ lemon or lime, juiced 
  • 1 red onion, minced 
  • ¼ cup butter 
  • ½ cup tomato ketchup 
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 


Reduce by simmering the above ingredients uncovered for 40 minutes or until it looks like molasses. Add the last 2 ingredients and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Spread on your grilled chicken and enjoy it!


flour tortilla

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup water


Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening with a fork. Add water, a little at a time, and mix until the dough comes together. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 to 3 munites until smooth. Divide the dough into approximately 10 to 12 pieces: roll each piece into a ball. Cover and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Preheat a nonstick griddle over medium to high heat. Flour a rolling pin and sprinkle flour on a clean surface. Flatten one ball at a time until thin. May also be flattened manually on a greased plate. Place on the hot griddle and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on both sides. May be slightly browned.

Makes 10 to 12 – 6” round tortillas.

Featured Photo by Casa Al Mar

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