Whether you're into veggie burgers or all-beef patties, the time for backyard BBQs and cookouts is upon us. Here are five apps with everything from delicious recipes, to timers to help you make sure everything is cooked through, to BBQ locators for when you can't be bothered to make it yourself.
With GrillStar - BBQ Timer & Guide ($0.99), you just select items from a menu and it places them onto a graphic grill surface, becoming a visual guide to tell you when to turn or remove all of the items. A simple, useful cookout timer.
For your grill recipe needs, look no further than
iCooking American Cookouts ($0.99). It has 56 recipes to take you from appetizer to dessert and ensure you have a successful cookout.
If you're going all-out, try Weber's On the Grill ($4.99). It contains 280 recipes, plus 40 recipes for rubs, marinades and sauces. Each recipe can be added to a grocery list and there are tips for cooking methods once you've got the fire going.
If you're in the mood for some BBQ but don't want to make it yourself, check out the Texas Monthly BBQ Finder (free). Based on your location, it recommends the nearest BBQ joints, no matter how small or out of the way they might be. Funnily, it also recommends top Texas locations after your local results, no matter how far away you might currently be from the Lone Star State.
Cooking on a campfire rather than a grill? Try one of
Camp Recipes! ($1.99) hundreds of recipes specially designed for outdoor cooking, sorted by prep time, category and whether you'll be able to take it on the trail. Very useful for any time you have a limited prep and cooking area, whether you're at the lake for the day or on a weekend camping trip.
What are your favorite apps, tips or tricks for using tech for BBQs and backyard cookouts? Do you have any Android favs? Share them with Unplggd readers in the comments.