Grilled BBQ Potatoes with Chorizo

Grilled Potatoes in Foil
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Grilled Potatoes with chorizo are the perfect side dish with anything from the grill. Wrap your sliced and seasoned potatoes in foil and let cook on the grill grates.  Easy and delicious!

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

(This is an updated post from 2016.)

It is now officially the grilling season and before the weekend escapes, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes for grilled potatoes.

Potatoes are one of my preferred food groups, so I try to work them into all outdoor menus. I’ve had my share of potato salads, but sometimes  grilled potatoes, straight from the grill, are a welcome change. Make some room next to the chicken, and give everyone something new.

How do you make Grilled Potatoes on the BBQ?

These BBQ potatoes are simply made by slicing potatoes and dried sliced chorizo. Then simply toss with a sauce of ketchup and seasonings. Wrap these potatoes up in foil and they are ready to place on the grill.

Of course you can leave the chorizo out but I love the smoky flavor it gives to the potatoes. Thick slices of pepperoni would taste great also.

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Feel free to create your own variations. Soy sauce, ginger and garlic would be a fun combo, as would real bbq sauce!

Honestly, I could make a whole meal out of these! And well, I kind of did. Manservant is now in Europe and my cooking skills are becoming quite casual. so to speak!

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Get out your preferred picnic gear and get the party rolling. This vintage red checked tablecloth belonged to my mother. When cleaning out her linen closet I came across bunches of them.

Turns out she had hand sewn these with my grandmother for a party she threw after her wedding for the lovely ladies who had given her bridal showers. Now that’s history, folks!

Well, this potato recipe is not vintage yet, but I promise if you make them, they will quickly become history!

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

More Picnic fare:

Old Fashioned BBQ Chicken
Real Potato Salad
Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Aioli
Old Bay Potato Salad and other picnic favorites
Triple Root Beer Floats

Grilled Quesadillas

Grilled Quesadillas

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken


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Grilled BBQ Potatoes

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes active
  • Cook Time: 30-60 minutes to grill
  • Total Time: 50 to 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Potatoes in foil bundles cook  directly on the grill. These are delish!



4 T melted butter in a mixing cup
1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t coarse salt
1/4 t ground pepper
1/2 t smoked paprika
1 small onion thinly sliced
4 oz Palacios dried chorizo sliced thin, optional
2 T ketchup
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 t sriracha


Set up your grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium. If you do’t know how to do this, it is as simple as preheating the entire grill. When you are ready to grill, you turn off one side.

Cut 2 sheets of heavy duty foil, each 14 x 18 inches. Place a sheet of foil, shiny side down, narrow edge toward you. Brush some melted butter in the center of each piece of foil.

Arrange 1/4 of the sliced potatoes on each piece. Brush well with butter. Sprinkle with seasonings. Don’t worry if you want to add more, just do it!

Top with sliced onion and chorizo slices. Now top with rest of potatoes. Brush with rest of butter.

Add ketchup, Worcestershire, lemon juice and sriracha to the buttered mixing cup. Stir well. Spoon mixture evenly over the two bundles of potatoes. Now fold the top half of the foil over the potatoes and bring the top and bottom edges together. Fold the edges several times to make a tight seal.

When ready to cook, place the bundles in the center of the hot grate, with the heat turned off. Leave the other side on. Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Each grill is different, but this could take 30-60 minutes. On mine it takes 60! The bundles may or may not puff up, so be careful when opening to avoid steam burns.


From this book: The BBQ Bible-Steven Raichlen

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This is the chorizo I use and love! Mild or hot, they are both great!


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  • Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    May 26, 2020 at 6:53 am

    These potatoes are absolutely delicious. I made them to serve with chicken kabobs and it was a wonderful meal. The ketchup sauce is divine and potatoes and chorizo make a delicious pairing. I’m not a big fan of Spanish chorizo, so used ground Mexican chorizo. I cooked the chorizo stove top until just browned but not all the way done. Tucked the partially cooked chorizo in the packets with the potatoes and the sauce and finished it on the grill. Wonderful recipe that I’ll make over and over. Thanks Abbe.

  • [email protected]
    May 21, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    This recipe is always a winner!! And perfect for this weekend! Have a wonderful Memorial weekend Abbe! Stay safe and well!

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    May 21, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Brilliant and timely recipe!!! Never thought to foil the taters! Will have to give this a try asap as in this weekend!

  • sherry
    May 20, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    the red tablecloth is beautiful Abbe and such a treasure. these potatoes look the bomb! I love potatoes esp. like this.

  • Linger
    May 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    WOW!! This potato dish looks AMAZING, Abbe. And I love the idea of adding the dried chorizo. What a fabulous idea. I’m so very happy that it is grilling time again. Let’s fire up the grill.

  • Marcelle
    September 24, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Wow, this recipe is right up our alley! My family will love this one! I will definitely make it soon, Abbe. Great recipe!

  • Karen Harris
    June 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    You need to come over for a barbecue soon . . . and you are bringing the potatoes! These look delicious.

  • Juliana
    June 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Abbe, this potato dish looks so good…I love the flavors in it…indeed perfect for Summer grilling season.
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Thanks Juliana! Perfect for grilling season!

  • Holly @
    June 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    This will become my go-to bbq dish this summer. I haven't grilled yet this year and need to pull the grill out of the garage. Hopefully this weekend!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:46 am

      Our grill never gets put away…which is probably why it has seen better days! I do think you will enjoy these Holly!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    June 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    What a wonderful story about the red checked tablecloths, Abbe! Although we usually save potatoes for the weekend, this would be such a delicious and easy week night meal – especially for my chorizo-loving hubby 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:45 am

      So easy-and good things shouldn't be saved just for the weekend!

  • Biz
    May 31, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I love this recipe Abbe, and the history behind the tablecloth! My Mom still has towels in her house that I used when I last lived with her 20+ years ago.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:45 am

      Who knew> I thought everyone had a tablecloth like this! And I guess they probably do, but their mother didn't make it! I made her throw away the old towels! It was time!

  • Sue/the view from great island
    May 31, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    This makes me want to schedule a barbecue, I love anything in little foil packets, but potatoes and chorizo?? Yum! And the story of the tablecloths is fabulous, how lovely that you still have them 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:43 am

      I love bbq's in the summer!Foil packets are fun and oh so easy! Thanks Sue!

  • mjskit
    May 31, 2016 at 2:48 am

    This is the perfect summer meal!!! A one pot meal, cooked outside and nothing to wash!! Love the spiciness of it as well!!!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:43 am

      No Pots! Hurray! The spiciness is more like an undertone-and a good undertone it is!

  • Sippity Sup
    May 30, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Potatoes are great and I'll admit that chorizo is of of my preferred food groups. GREG

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Well then. Chorizo ranks pretty high for me, too!

  • Laura Dembowski
    May 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I love potatoes and this is a super flavorful way to prepare them!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:41 am

      Thanks Laura. I was so happy to fin a recipe like this!

  • Chris Scheuer
    May 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    It sounds wonderful and so easy, I love it!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:41 am

      I would tell you the best part is how easy it is, but the best part is how good they taste!

  • Liz Berg
    May 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh, my. What a fabulous combination!! Happy Memorial Day, Abbe!!! xo

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Thanks Liz! And what a great combo it was!

  • nicole branan
    May 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I LOVE potatoes and this recipe sounds awesome, Abbe! As always you made me hungry! 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Good to make you hungry Nicole! You always do the same to me!

  • Tricia Buice
    May 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    That is my kind of meal too Abbe – love potatoes on the grill. Have a lovely holiday!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:39 am

      I love most anything on the grill Tricia but these are fabulous!

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    May 29, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Those potato bundles are calling my name, they look delicious.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:39 am

      Thanks Karen! They were delicious. Were-because there are none left!

  • Beth
    May 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    The potato bundles look great, and the tablecloth is beautiful!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:38 am

      Thanks Beth! Like I said it is a standard pattern but this one my mom and grandma made!

  • Kitchen Riffs
    May 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Love the tablecloth history! Love this dish, too. Can never resist potatoes. We'll be having German Potato Salad for Memorial Day (the kind with hot bacon dressing), but this looks really tempting. But there are plenty of BBQ opportunities coming up, so there's plenty of time! 🙂 Really nice — thanks. And Happy Memorial Day!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:38 am

      Funny that I had no idea about the tablecloth. I just thought it was the standard one that everyone had! I'm never on to turn down any kind of potatoes, John!

  • Cheri Savory Spoon
    May 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Morning Abbe, I am a potato fiend, love this spicy little twist. Sounds delicious!

  • Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    May 29, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Did she say smoked paprika? I'm in! And had to chuckle about potatoes being your favorite food group – me too! I can blame my mom for that one. 🙂 I think we had potatoes every single day when I was growing up. Love this recipe Abbe, and yay for grilling season.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:36 am

      My mom made boiled or baked and that was that. I was so happy to find that they came in other versions! Thanks Lea Ann!

  • La Table De Nana
    May 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Huge potato fan..and I make a couscous chorizo bake by Rocardo that we love so this is sure to be a winner..Love the tablecloth story.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:35 am

      I loved the flavor that the chorizo and smoked paprika added to the dish.And I love how I cooked them a little too much so that the bottom layer got mice and crispy!

  • Sugar et al.
    May 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Your blog makes me so hungry every time I visit! This one is no different. I can eat potatoes for every meal and this one has bags of flavour in there. Great recipe!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Thanks Sonali. How about I'll supply the potatoes and you supply the cake?

      • Gerlinde @ Sunnycovechef
        August 30, 2019 at 9:26 pm

        I have always loved potatoes , I have to try this recipe.

        • Abbe Odenwalder
          August 31, 2019 at 11:13 am

          Love this recipe! It is such a great change from potatoes in the oven and so easy to make when you are grilling!Thanks!

  • Angie Schneider
    May 29, 2016 at 5:43 am

    To be honest, I am not really a big fan of potatoes, but this one with chorizo looks just too darn delicious and tempting! A great one, Abbe.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      June 3, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Potatoes seem to do that to folks. You either love 'em or not so much! I think these might convince you, though!