Labor Day Recipes
Labor Day weekend is summer’s last hurrah. It is also the ideal time to fire up your grill for some memorable Labor Day food.
If you plan on playing the role of master griller on Labor Day for family and friends, plan to serve up some traditional and unique items to hungry guests.
Tips for Successful Labor Day Grilling
Before you grab your apron and tongs, be sure to keep a few Labor Day grilling and smoking hints in mind:
- Practice safe meat handling. If you are not sure how to correctly store, marinate or serve meats and poultry, look it up. Check out internal temperature recommendations, too. That way, you will always serve up safe meals.
- Wipe your grill clean. Labor Day is a good time to give your grill the once-over as far as cleaning is concerned. Get the kids involved, too. Extra hands make for less overall time spent scraping and scrubbing.
- Line your grill with foil. After all that initial cleaning of your grill, the last thing you want is an added layer of debris on the bottom of your grill or along the grates. Unless you need char marks on your steaks, sausages, hot dogs or burgers, use some foil to make the after-meal clean-up simpler.
- Remember the veggies. As you plan your menu, be sure to include some seasonal veggies as part of your choices. Squash is abundant in the fall, as are tons of potato types. And caramelized grilled onions are always a hit!
Always-A-Hit Labor Day Grill Recipes
Ready to get your grill going for Labor Day? Try these fun recipes:
- Baby Back Ribs: Succulent, fall-off-the-bone ribs are always a treat on Labor Day. Choose your preferred sauce to drizzle or drown this meat. And be sure to have plenty of beverages to go along with this smoky chow.
- BBQ Meatballs: Finger foods are ideally suited for Labor Day picnics, especially ones that are poolside. People love to be able to eat a little, go for a dip and then come back for more. Nothing could be easier than grilling BBQ moink balls, a mixture of meat and pork that goes well as a treat on its own or a wrap filling.
- Brisket Burnt Ends: Oh, boy. Meat is definitely on the menu for most Labor Day grilling. Surprise your guests with some traditional brisket burnt ends hot off the grill. They will disappear faster than you can say back-to-school time.
- Fall Veggies and Cheese: Need a jumpstart to figure out which veggies to serve at your Labor Day event? This recipe marries autumn favorites with some dairy delights in an amazingly attractive and delectable way.
- Grilled Corn on the Cob: Who can forget about the corn? Grill yours right in the husk for smoky flavor and a built-in handle.
- Burgers: Okay, these are not your ordinary burgers. Loaded with cheese, they are sure to please the palates of your visitors. Have enough meat handy because they fly off the grates.
Send out those invites today! Your Labor Day picnic begins and ends at the grill, so you make sure you have the right one. Take a look at our selection!