Recipes for a great Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

by Robyn Wright on May 24, 2013

in Food

Memorial Day Weekend is a big time for parties and grilling. Hubby loves to grill and has shared some recipes here on my blog. Along with grilling just meat you need some veggies and salads too. I went through my blog to find some fun recipes I have shared in the past that you might like to try yourself this holiday weekend.

BBQ Pulled PorkLet’s start with the meat! A classic is barbecue pulled pork. Now this takes some time but it is worth it. Hubby shares how to smoke a pork butt to make the best BBQ Pulled Pork! If you forget to thaw something out, no problem, try Hubby’s Freezer to Grill Chicken Recipe. For all you hunters try grilling up some Teriyaki Venison. And for my pescetarian readers you can try this Grilled White Ruffy (Grilled White Swai).

Burgers, an American classic! My personal favorite burger has potato chips and baked beans on it among other things. It may sound odd, but it is delicious, I promise! If you prefer an Italian kick, try the Italian Sausage Burgers with Grilled Eggplant.

memorial day bbq

When we go to events where everyone brings a dish, one of my most requested items is Artichoke Pasta Salad. The dressing is made with artichokes blended up even so it gives you a ton of flavor and no heavy things like mayo but it is still a creamy dressing! On the flip side, the most common recipe my family asks someone else to bring to our house is from my mother-in-law and it is her 7 Layer Salad. This is one of those layer salads that even people who normally do not like layered salads actually like. Plus, it is even still good the next day, that is if there is any left. If you are doing a very last minute event then my Super Easy Veggie Slaw with just two ingredients might be what you need.

Need veggies? Grill them too! My favorite is Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese. We have these regularly and even when we have guests who think they do not like asparagus, they try it and love it too! You can grill green beans in just about the same way. Hubby is one of those true “meat and potatoes” kind of guys so we have a lot of potatoes. When he grills many times we do Packet Potatoes on the Grill and just change up spices and such if we like. Looking for a twist on regular corn-on-the-cob? I had elote (Mexican Street Corn) when I was in Austin, Texas and it was fabulous. We had to try it at home and made our own Elote – yum!

grilled picante chicken and mexican corn

Some other favorite recipes I have tried and shared with you include my all time favorite recipe from Cooking Light of Adobo-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa, an easier combo of Campbell’s Grilled Picante Chicken and Mexican Corn-on-the-Cob, Grilled Pheasant Kabobs, and finally this one I have not tried yet but I really need to, Grilled Australian Lamb Burger with Brie Cheese, Cranberry Compote, and Roasted Jalapeno Aioli!

Have you tried any of these recipes yet? What are your favorite items for summer cookouts and parties?

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1 Robin May 25, 2013 at 5:50 am

Great roundup of ideas! I love grilled veggie kabobs. I would also like to try making your Artichoke Pasta Salad and Super Easy Veggie Slaw!

2 Robyn Wright June 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Let me know if you try any of them!

3 Ravzie May 29, 2013 at 6:06 am

Yum yum, where to start???

4 Robyn Wright June 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

make ’em all LOL

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