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10 Grilling Recipes for Hosting the Best Barbecue on Memorial Day

10 Grilling Recipes for Hosting the Best Barbecue on Memorial Day

To most, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and as the temperatures finally start heating up, your grill should too. A new season means new recipes, new spins to some old classics, and more opportunities to host the best backyard barbecues for your friends and families. So now that you’ve got an extended weekend at your fingertips, it’s only right that you clean off the grill and start your Memorial Day cookout in style! From the main dishes to desserts, check out our favorite holiday inspired spreads that will make this Memorial Day a memorable one!


Patriotic Burger (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Patriotic Burger It wouldn’t be Memorial Day without a delicious, all-American burger, and nothing says it quite like this Patriotic Burger. Everything you’ve ever wanted between two Brioche buns can be found right here. This burger will make a strong impression with your friends and family, as it features plenty of complementary flavors from the Campari tomatoes, grilled red onions, and blue cheese. Round out your meal with this Grilled Loquat and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette.


Simple Potato Salad (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Simple Potato Salad A classic side dish should always have room at the table during a cookout, and this Simple Potato Salad recipe can compete with the best of them. Make sure you prep well in advance for this dish, as it requires some time spent in the fridge overnight. But one thing’s for certain; when it’s time for your barbecue, everyone will be coming back for seconds!


Barbecue Beef Brisket on a Gas Grill

Barbecue Beef Brisket on a Gas Grill Patience is a virtue when it comes to this Barbecue Beef Brisket recipe. Make sure you’ve got plenty of Blue Rhino propane on hand because the slow-cooking method will get you the best results for this dish. Continue to monitor the internal temperature of the brisket when grilling by using a meat thermometer at the thickest part of the brisket. The internal temperature should be around 200°F before taking it off the grill. Finally, allow the brisket time to stand before serving. We recommend a couple of hours, or until the internal temperature drops by about 40 to 50°F.


Beer Bacon Barbecue Beans (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Beer Bacon Barbecue Beans Try saying the name of this dish five times fast! Our Beer Bacon Barbecue Beans recipe may have plenty of B’s, but it’ll get an A+ from your guests. The baked beans you’ve always loved now features a tasty Lager style beer, and a pound of smoked bacon! And if that doesn’t make your mouth, the aroma from your grill when you’re done might do the trick.


Easy Chili Dog (Courtesy of Kraft Foods)

Easy Chili Dog If Memorial Day just isn’t a holiday without hot dogs, we recommend giving these Easy Chili Dogs a try. All you need is some Angus Beef Franks, a can of chili, chopped onions, and some Kraft Cheddar Cheese to achieve this delicious recipe. Whether you’re planning the perfect summer cookout or just a meal for your family, hot dogs are definitely one of the easiest crowd-pleasers to throw on the grill.


Barbecue Slaw (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Barbecue Slaw Tired of the same old coleslaw recipe? Try out this simple Barbecue Slaw recipe, courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products! Your taste buds will thank you once you’ve had this barbecue-infused twist on a cookout staple. After it’s been refrigerated, make sure to taste and adjust the seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper as needed.


Pasta Primavera Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Pasta Primavera Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette A fresh pasta salad will provide some great color and work to complement the main dish at your next barbecue. Check out this grill-friendly Pasta Primavera Salad with a Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette. This recipe gives you the opportunity to use your side burner to make the perfect bow-tie pasta. Once that’s ready, mix in your favorite vegetables, add some dressing and let it cool in the refrigerator. Be careful to not let it sit too long in the sun once you’re ready to serve, as it contains mayonnaise.


Bourbon and Brown Butter Peach Cobbler (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Bourbon and Brown Butter Peach Cobbler It wouldn’t be a barbecue without a little dessert! Go all in with this Bourbon and Brown Butter Peach Cobbler. The combination of fresh peaches and ice cream is an excellent reminder that summer is here and that you deserve to enjoy it! The key for this recipe is having a good cast iron skillet and setting up your grill for indirect cooking over medium heat.


Barbecue Ice Cream

Barbecue Ice Cream You’ve probably enjoyed a barbecued fruit cobbler or pie before, but have you ever tried ice cream on the grill? Perhaps one of the strangest things you’ll ever grill, this Barbecue Ice Cream recipe takes a savory spin on the classic summertime treat. It’s guaranteed to both knock the socks off of family and friends and leave them wondering how you did it!


Think you’ve got what it takes to host the best barbecue of Memorial Day weekend? With these dishes, and all the ones found on our Blue Rhino recipes page, there’s a good chance you’ll be the official neighborhood grill master!

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