25+ Smokin’ Hot Grilling Puns (& Jokes) Perfect For BBQ Season

Grilling Puns
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What’re ya cookin’ with — gas or charcoal? Do you have an Egg? What about a smoker? We’ve written a lot about grilling and barbecuing here. Probably because it’s almost as dad-specific as dad jokes. And, really, what’s not to love? Grilling brings with it a rush of both nostalgia and freedom. Whatever kind of grill or barbeque you’re working with, firing it up just makes you feel… cool. (C’mon, you can admit it; we’re all friends here.) It’s your chance to show off your grillmaster skills, not to mention give your partner a break. Bonus: Your kids have long learned that “for safety reasons” they need to stay back from the grill. As long as you’re within a three-to-five foot radius of the grill, clicking those dad-only grill tongs in your funny apron, no one is going to bother you. That doesn’t mean it’s not family time, though. After all, who are you going to bounce grilling puns off of if you don’t have a captive audience, i.e. your unwitting family?

From your version of a throne, you can watch the chaos that is family life during grilling season. Fido is protecting the fam from the big, bad pool skimmer. *eyeroll* The kids are soaking each other with the hose. *laugh* And your partner is happily boiling corn on the cob in the kitchen with the cool air conditioning blasting. *sigh* Could life get any better than this? Sure, but only with these truly amazing grilling puns and jokes at the ready.

Grilling Puns And Jokes
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Best Grilling Puns

  1. Accidently burned dinner on the grill. Missteaks were made.
  2. Someone threw a grill at my face. The attack made headlines.
  3. I can’t decide whether to grill chicken breasts or chicken thighs. I guess I’ll just wing it.
  4. At the office barbecue, I grilled a medium-rare steak for my boss, and he said, “I like it well done!” I said, “Thanks. That means a lot.”
  5. Before every barbecue, I tell myself I’ll eat healthy and stick to the salads. But then my plan takes a turn for the wurst.
  6. Just finished cleaning my grill. It was grate.
  7. You can imagine my surprise when I saw James Bond making burgers in the park. I guess he had a license to grill.
  8. I was grilling yesterday, but the meat started smoking. Steaks were high.
  9. My friends invited me to barbecue night yesterday. I said no, but now I’m regretting it. That was a missed steak.
  10. One day when I was young, I watched my father grilling burgers. When they were done, he handed me one telling me it was a bison burger. He left and never came back.
  11. When I’m cooking on the grill I like to sing “The Tong Song.”
  12. My dad just got a fancy new grill, and I’m worried he’ll get hurt trying to use it. The steaks have never been higher.
  13. I hate when my mom grills brats for dinner. She’s the würst.
  14. It took me two hours to grill a chicken the other day… and it still didn’t tell me why it crossed the road.
  15. My grammar may be poor, but my grilling is impeccable. I’d steak my reputation on that.
  16. A grillmaster wanted to load up the grill with more BBQ, but he was running low on hot coals. So, he decided not to brisket.
  17. My buddy is awesome at grilling steaks. They are all very well done.

Best Grilling Jokes

  1. What did the exasperated man serve at his barbecue?
    Sheesh kabobs.
  2. How can you tell if a hamburger was grilled in space?
    It’s a little meteor.
  3. What do you call a row of dolls burning on a grill?
    Barbie Queue.
  4. What’s Snoop Dogg’s favorite part of grilling?
    The sizzle.
  5. What is the most important project task of a grillmaster at a chop house?
    To please their steakholders.
  6. Why was the man at the cookout so happy?
    He met the grill of his dreams.
  7. If Bear Grylls could grill bears, how many bears could Bear Grylls grill?
    As many bears as Bear Grylls’ grill could bear.
  8. What is a librarian’s favorite thing to grill during the summer?
    A shhhhh-kabob.
  9. Why are cows scared of cars?
    They’re afraid they might end up on the grill.
  10. You know how when your mouth waters when someone’s grilling?
    Do vegans drool when someone is outside and is mowing their lawn?

Proud Dad Shares Heartwarming Post About His Son Grilling: “Autism Be Damned”

Dad's heartwarming post about son with autism grilling
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It’s always a proud moment when our kids learn new skills. Whether they become master drummers or budding entrepreneurs, seeing our kids carve out their own impressive paths in life is all we want as parents. But when our kids face obstacles in life, milestones and successes become even sweeter. And for dad Eddie Gomez, sharing a hobby with his son became a source of pride that warmed hearts and resonated with people around the world.

Eddie’s 18-year-old son Tristen is on the autism spectrum, but when he was younger, his school thought he may be hearing impaired. Eddie Told The Dad, “After a month of tests they came back and told me it was not a hearing issue. My response was ‘I told you, that boy can hear an ice cream truck at 3 miles.’”

Tristen’s autism doesn’t get in the way of his adventurous nature, and with his supportive dad by his side, Tristen eagerly experiences everything life has to offer. “Tristen has always liked to be in the middle of things and stay active and involved,” Eddie explained. “No matter what we are doing he likes to be my partner. We do everything from yard work to cooking as a team.”

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With COVID shut-downs, many of the father-son team’s favorite activities were no longer available. Before COVID, Tristen and Eddie could be found at the zoo, the aquarium, Disneyland, and swimming at their local pool (sometimes for hours a day). Eddie encourages Tristen to be independent, so when Eddie purchased a new Oklahoma Barrel Smoker, he wanted Tristen to take the lead on a fairly simple recipe.

“To my surprise he took to it like a duck to water,” Eddie recalled. “It was great, while we waited for the smoking to do its thing we would play catch, kick ball, fly his kite, or play with water balloons on really hot days.”

Excited about Tristen’s new hobby and endlessly proud of his son, Eddie took to Facebook to share some pictures of Tristen grilling. Eddie posted the photos to a group dedicated to owners of Oklahoma Joe smokers, and before long, the post had been shared thousands of times. Looking at the photos, it’s easy to see why Eddie’s pride in his son made people around the world smile and take notice.

The caption read, “Autism be damned my boy can work a grill.” Each photo shows a smiling Tristen, clearly proud of himself as well (as he should be, I mean, look at those wings).

Eddie Tristen Gril
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“I was amazed at the response this post got!” said Eddie. “I was sharing a post of Tristen and I doing something we loved to do together. I got responses from around the world. People from Scotland, Australia, Europe, as well as across the USA were IMing me to tell me what an inspiration he was and to thank me for making their day.”

Eddie even received offers of care packages from several companies. Some sent sauces, some sent rubs, and one generous company even sent the father-son duo a massive amount of Wagyu meat. One group member asked to set up a GoFundMe so Tristen could buy a new pellet smoker, and incredibly, the page surpassed its goal in just four hours. After much deliberation, Tristen selected his new smoker, and Eddie donated the remainder of the money to an Autism awareness charity in Tristen’s name.

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“Something I would like all people to understand about Tristen and all children like him is that they are different but want the same thing we all do. To be accepted, have fun, and to be involved,” said Eddie. “With a little patience and a little more guidance I think people would be amazed and how well they do. I have to say I have learned way more from my son than I have ever taught him. I think we could all take a lesson from my boy and just try to enjoy every moment in every day to its fullest potential.”