Summer is officially upon us, and if you’re entertaining a crowd, you’re going to need a choice of foods. Browse this collection of Cookout Recipes that are perfect for your next summer potluck or for the next time you fire up your grill!
Memorial Day is usually the traditional kickoff for summer. I feel like in South Dakota at least, that doesn’t really happen until mid-June, if not the beginning of July. After all, we still have the possibility of snow into May.
That’s about the point that I start having the urge to grill, or eat more “summery” foods – Like burgers, brisket, and always chicken in any form. Foods that are filling without being overly heavy, which isn’t something you necessarily want when the heat index hits triple digits.
I pulled together this collection of Cookout Recipes that are perfect summer eats. Some feed a crowd, some can be made indoors or on the grill. All are delicious.
Bacon Jalapeño Burgers
Bacon Jalapeño Burgers are juicy and studded with bits of pickled jalapeños. Each bite gives you a tangy, spicy kick!
Cheddar BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Pizza
Cheddar BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Pizza is a great way to use up pulled pork, with added flavor from being cooked on a charcoal grill.
Oven Roasted Brisket Sandwiches
Oven Roasted Brisket Sandwiches are done in the oven, but the recipe makes enough to feed a crowd.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
All the components of this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad are done on the grill, which means layers of smoky flavor all throughout the salad.
Smoked Ribs are a flavorful finger food.
Brisket Poutine with Smashed Potatoes
Brisket Poutine with Smashed Potatoes is an Americanized take on the Canadian classic. Thick slices of juicy brisket combine with crispy smashed potatoes and cheese curds and are topped with a rich gravy.
Caprese Chicken on Grilled Flatbread
Grilled flatbread is topped with cooked chicken, sweet summer marinated tomatoes and creamy mozzarella in this summery open-faced sandwich.
Pulled Pork Nachos
If you have leftover pulled pork, make Pulled Pork Nachos. Crispy waffle fries are topped with pulled pork, cheese, and extra barbecue sauce. These make a great appetizer or fun meal.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers are a great alternative to the more traditional beef burgers. Full of buffalo sauce flavor, these chicken burgers are a great addition to any cookout.
Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef with Potato-Corn Cakes
Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef with Potato Corn Cakes is easy to make - Fry the potato-corn cakes while the meat slow cooks. Top with your favorite barbecue sauce.