Labor Day is just around the month, and if you’re anything like grilling something, you’re getting ready to chow down. After all, what could be a better way to celebrate the unofficial end of the season than by cracking a beer, throwing a few things on the grill, and enjoying the outdoors of our houses. Here are some ideas that may help you!
01. Barbequed Shrimp With Cheese Grifts
You just need to combine leftovers of two low-country staples–barbecue and cheddar cheese grits–for a quick Southern fusion meal. It became a Jess Jackson favorite. Tops the grits with grilled shrimp slicked with a tangy, bourbon-based barbecue sauce.
02. Grilled Summer Squash With Lemon-Scallion Dressing
Labor Day’s the perfect time to try out one of those summery side dish recipes you’ll soon have to retire. Plus, with all the grilled meat and heavier dishes on the table, veggies will be a welcome addition. Jalapeños give this summer side dish a kick.
03. Greek Chicken Kabobs
Bring the bright flavors of the Mediterranean to your Labor Day celebration with this recipe for Greek chicken kabobs. Cubes of boneless chicken marinated in a mixture of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano before being skewered with bell pepper and red onion. Once grilled, the kabobs are served with a homemade tzatziki sauce.
04. Grilled Herb Burgers
Refresh your burger game with these grilled herb burgers. Chopped fresh basil, thyme, rosemary, and chives are added to the patties to give them a wonderful flavor. Serve on a ciabatta bun or baguette with your favorite condiments.
05. Burrata Salad
Grilled nectarines take on a nice texture, and the sweetness is a good match for the smokiness of the grill. Paired with crisp lettuces, fresh herbs, juicy tomatoes, and gooey cheese, this burrata salad is an impressive first course or side dish.
06. Kansas City Ribs
If you’re in the mood for sweet, sticky, and delicious pork barbecue ribs then Kansas City ribs are what you’re looking for. Smoke these pork ribs for four to six hours. You’ll brush them with a homemade barbecue sauce in the thick and sweet Kansas City style.
07. Grilled Apple and Brie Flatbread
Make a quick appetizer to please your guests with this grilled apple and brie flatbread. You can use prepared naan bread as the base. It can also be the main course for any vegetarians at the cookout.
The end of summer approaches, it’s time to end the season with one last, big cookout. Try these recipes above for your smoker or grill to make your Labor Day party spectacular. Try your hand at ribs or go beyond basic for some gourmet burger options.