Tips & Guides
Back To Uni Guides
Beat The Heat
Buy Right The First Time
Ultra HD TVs
Full HD TVs
TV & Projector Accessories
Wall Mounts & Stands
for your living rom
Fridges & Freezers
top kitchen trends 2023
Cooking & Dishwashers
Sinks & Taps
for your kitchen reno
BBQs & Outdoor Cooking
tasty vegetarian recipes
Small Kitchen Appliances
Grills & Sandwich Presses
Mixers & Food Processors
Coffee Machines & Beverages
Toasters & Kettles
for easy weekend dinners
your washing machine
Computers, Tablets & Gaming
Desktop & Laptop
iPad & Tablets
Software & Accessories
Printers, Paper & Ink
Guide to the best laptops
CREATE FAMILY FUN
Phones & Wearables
Mobile Phone Accessories
Home Phones & Walkie Talkies
top 5 phones 2023
Vacuums & Cleaners
Carpet Cleaners & Steam Mops
Vacuum & Cleaning Accessories
get a spotless floor
Heating & Cooling
the best pet air purifiers
upgrade your workspace
Health & Grooming
Health & Fitness
Nail your hair at home
Sport, Outdoors & Fitness
Home Gym Equipment
E-Scooters & E-Bikes
Safety Gear & Accessories
for your post-workout
with great value cameras
Automatic Lawn Mowers
Smart Pet Technology
that get the job done
Shop All Deals
Choose The Good Guys
Home Services for your Installation!
Which product do you need installed?
CHOICES, EVERY DAY
To save you time, you can now use our online form
for all Returns, Refund, Repairs and Exchanges.
Gold Service Extras Members get access to product care from day one, plus
extra benefits from StoreCash to exclusive offers and sales!
Learn more about your benefits.
Members start your report online for speedy service.
Get your Digital Wallet here.
Lodge a claim to begin the swap or screen replacement
Help with your mobile needs.
No stores can be found within 500km of the search data. Please try a different postcode or suburb
December 7, 2023 - 3 min read
The great Aussie BBQ is morphing into a meat-free zone and everyone is hot for the green barbecue trend! With the right BBQ accessories (and our best BBQ cleaning products) you can make meatless an easy winner dinner for your vegetarian and vegan friends.
Check out our green BBQ guide to a happily meat-free barbecue. Whether you’re cooking with a gas barbecue or going portable, we can help you deliver the outdoor cook-up of your dreams.
It all starts with buying the right BBQ for your needs. Ideally, you need a grill plus a solid hotplate to pull off a proper green BBQ. Having two cooking sections means you can separate the food more easily, as cross contamination of meat juices is an issue for many vegetarians. BBQ accessories such as the Weber Q Classic Roasting Pack and Weber Small Grill Basket can also keep the vegetables separate.
Choosing a BBQ with a hood makes it more like an oven. That means you can roast, bake and make pizzas, in addition to the standard grilling. For bigger, more dense vegetables such as pumpkin, potatoes or whole cauliflower, you need the all-round convection-style heat created under a hood to cook them through.
“When you’re buying a BBQ, look for cast iron grills and burners as they won’t chip or rust. The cast iron also heats quickly and evenly, making for more consistent cooking,” says Scott Bazley, The Good Guys Buyer – Seasonal.
You’ll want to avoid meat residue when cooking a BBQ feast for vegetarians. A BBQ with easy-clean surfaces will help with this, along with an arsenal of BBQ cleaning products.
“To make sure your BBQ is clean, preheat on high heat for 15 minutes and then use a quality wire brush to brush away the carbonised meat and grease,” says Laura Romeo, from the Weber Grill Academy.
Barbecue accessories such as the Weber Q Classic Grill Pan keep the veg dishes separate on the BBQ and prevent any carnivore cross-contamination.
BeefEater 1200 Series Black Enamel 4 Burner BBQ & Trolley
Weber Family Q 3100N+ LP Midnight Black
BeefEater 1600 Series Dark 5 Burner Built In BBQ
There are many shades of green in vegetarianism. Some vegetarians might be OK with meat being cooked on or near the same hotplate, while for others it can be a very hard NO.
Some eat eggs and dairy (lacto-ovo vegetarians), and others may not even want to have a meal with guests eating animal products. To avoid menu mishaps, check guest preferences ahead of time.
Are you planning to serve a meat alternative, such as plant-based burgers or sausages? “Most plant-based meats are best warmed the whole way through and with light grill marks, so it’s best to cook them over a medium-high heat rather than high heat,” suggests Weber Grill Master, Laura Romeo. “For patties, lightly oil the outside as they don’t contain much fat.”
Quality olive oil, loads of spices and bunches of fresh and dried herbs are the real heroes of a great green BBQ.
Skewer eggplant chunks drizzled with honey and za’atar spices, and serve on warmed flatbreads for a Middle Eastern feast. Stuff mushrooms with a cheese, garlic and fresh rosemary mix. Grill carrots brushed with ground cumin, lemon juice and maple syrup.
Don’t forget, what you put on the BBQ doesn’t have to be the main attraction. You can add barbecued veg to salads or serve them as side dishes while you bake a vegetarian lasagne or moussaka in the oven.
Want the BBQ flavour? Chargrill olives sprinkled with thyme, then bake them into a bread maker loaf. Or grill strips of zucchini and add them to your waffle maker mix.
These ‘steaks’ are perfect for vegetarians. If cooking for vegans, simply omit the yoghurt. Recipe by Laura Romeo of the Weber Grill Academy.
Prep time: 10 minutes
BBQ time: 30 minutes
Turmeric and chilli seasoning:
1. Combine the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Sit the cauliflower on a bench, stalk side up. Cut three steaks from the cauliflower, approximately 1cm thick (you’ll need a section of the stalk to keep the steaks together). Reserve the leftover florets for another use. Brush both sides of the steaks with 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil and season all over with the seasoning.
2. To make the dressing, whisk all the tahini dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or jar.
3. Prepare the barbecue for direct cooking over medium heat with a perforated grill pan or Weber Ware frying pan. Once the barbecue has preheated, add the almonds to the pan and toast for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the barbecue once toasted.
4. While the almonds are toasting, place the cauliflower steaks on the barbecue and cook over direct medium heat for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, using a metal spatula, flip and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes. If the cauli steaks are not yet tender, brush them with the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, flip and cook for a further 4 minutes. Brush one last time with the oil, flip and cook for a final 4 minutes, or until tender.
5. Roughly chop the almonds. Serve the cauliflower steaks with the chopped toasted almonds, currants, mint leaves, yoghurt and tahini dressing.
Make your next meat-free BBQ a success with this handy guide. See us in-store or online for expert advice, Pay Less prices and the best range of BBQs from Weber and BeefEater.
If you’re looking to upgrade your oven – let us help find the right one for you.
Everything you need to know about air fryers including health benefits and our top tips.
Our guide to buying the right dishwasher for your kitchen, lifestyle and budget.
Here's why you should consider embracing Induction in your kitchen.
¤Discounts apply to previous ticketed/advertised price. As we negotiate, products will likely have been sold below ticketed/advertised price prior to the discount offer.
>Qualifying conditions, including signing up to StoreCash and downloading Digital Wallet before purchase. Individual product pages on The Good Guys website show which products earn StoreCash. StoreCash expires 90 days after issue and is issued within 5 business days after delivery/collection of qualifying purchase which must be within 60 days of purchase. Personal purchases only. Exclusions and purchase limits apply. Each StoreCash reward must be used in one transaction and no change/credit for any unused balance. Refer to StoreCash T&Cs & Digital Wallet T&Cs for details, including how to be notified about StoreCash deposits to your Digital Wallet.