Labor Day Barbecue Favorites For Any Size Crowd


Labor Day – It’s a long weekend and many of us are celebrating with a day off and a little bit of extra time spent with family and friends.  Extra time with friends and family equals a great time to squeeze in one last barbecue before Fall hits and the weather changes.  A backyard barbecue calls for great recipes sure to please kids and adults alike. Here are just a few family favorites that easy to prepare and always go over well.

Barbecue Main Dishes:

This is a quick easy way to feed the family or lots of friends a backyard BBQ favorite.  This one is a HUGE hit at my house!

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This is a great way to mix up traditional sliders.  This one also makes great leftovers.

BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe by Tasty

Who doesn’t love pulled pork?  This recipe is loaded with flavor!  The pork can be put on buns, nachos, tacos, and well it’s delicious pretty much any way you eat it.

Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt Recipe | Dave Lieberman | Food Network

Barbecue Salads and Sides:

Loaded Broccoli Salad is always a hit and holds up well to flavorful BBQ.  It’s light and can be made even lighter by using all Greek yogurt instead of mayo.

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Fresh corn is all over the grocery store this time of year.  This salad is a great way to use what’s in season.

Mexican Street Corn Salad – Jo Cooks

Don’t much care for traditional potato salad?  This is a great alternative and a hit with even the pickiest of eaters.

Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Salad • Bread Booze Bacon

Sweet Treats for Everyone:

Every good barbecue needs a cobbler or crisp.  This one is one of the best.  Feel free to switch up the fruit with what you can love or is in season – just don’t forget the crumble topping!

Blueberry Nectarine Crisp Recipe | Ree Drummond | Food Network

These are a great treat for kids of all ages!  Leftovers also double as breakfast – it’s kind of like banana bread, right?

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These are a family favorite year around but make an especially easy treat to share at a BBQ.  They are easy to make, done in no time, and there are rarely leftovers.

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So, this Labor Day weekend, enjoy a few extra days off and a little backyard BBQ.  These easy recipes will not only please your crowd of any size, but let you spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen.  Happy Labor Day and may you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue.