Memorial Day Pork Recipes

Looking for a new way to cook pork for your Memorial Day gathering? Browse trusted Memorial Day pork recipes for brats, ribs, souvlaki, pulled pork, and more, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.83 stars
Man, when your guests bite into these at the Memorial Day cookout, they'll savor meat so tender and juicy that it slides right off the bone and gets you the respect you deserve! I have found that the major restaurant chains who make this awesome dish pre-cook their ribs SLOWLY before the quick grilling process.

Sheboygan Grilled Brats

Rating: 4.44 stars
Growing up on a lake in the Sheboygan area, this was a standard way that the German folks would grill their brats. We always served them on the old-fashioned hard rolls. By finishing them in the beer sauce they just get better and better. Though it's expensive, on special occasions I use a dark beer which is not German at all: Guinness Irish Stout. Around our house, we eat them with ketchup and mustard, and the cooked onions from the brat sauce.

Chef John's Pulled Pork BBQ

Rating: 4.83 stars
Use your favorite dry rub and barbeque sauce to make this succulent pork. A little trick I like is to put 2 ramekins with liquid smoke flavoring in with the meat and roast it slowly. Do your patriotic American duty and serve this on the cheapest, lightest white hamburger buns you can find.

Best Ever Kabob Marinade

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is perfect for kabobs! We generally use chicken or pork and it is great with onions, zucchini, and portobello mushrooms! You'll wow your crowd with this one! This is enough marinade for 2 pounds of meat and the veggies.

Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.6 stars
A foolproof, simple recipe for the most tender, delectable ribs you've ever had. Follow the directions exactly, and success is guaranteed!

Grilled Mongolian Pork Chops

Rating: 4.7 stars
Once marinated, these pork chops can be cooked any way you like, but for the true experience, you're going to want to cook these on a charcoal grill. For me, it's the smokiness that brings all these flavors together.

Fiery Pork Skewers

Rating: 4.46 stars
Teriyaki sauce gives an Asian touch to these fast kabobs.

Mom's Legendary Stuffed Hamburgers

Rating: 4.23 stars
These are enormous, stick-to-your-ribs kind of burgers with a surprise in the center. A real family favorite. I like to serve them on a bun topped with sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Use extra lean or lean ground beef instead of medium because the bacon adds to the fat content of the meat.

Sausage-Stuffed Eggplant

Rating: 4.48 stars
A local winery/restaurant serves a stuffed eggplant appetizer that is so delicious. While trying to duplicate it at home, I found this to be one of our favorite eggplant dinners. Be sure to select an eggplant that is smooth, blemish-free and kind of heavy for it's size. Serve with a green salad.

Molasses Brined Pork Chops

Rating: 4.55 stars
Brining pork chops is like upgrading to premium cable; once you do it, you can't go back to basic. Dissolve salt and molasses in water, toss in the chops, and wait. What do you get from such little effort? A pork chop that's seasoned from the inside out, with a firm, but very moist texture.

Killer Bacon-Cheese Dogs

Rating: 4.46 stars
My family has been eating hot dogs this way for years. They are so much better than your average hot dog!


Rating: 4.7 stars
Souvlaki is a Greek specialty made with tender cuts of meat. In this pork kebab recipe, the meat is marinated in a lemony olive oil mixture. Serve with rice pilaf and a Greek salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs
Rating: Unrated
"Yum! We don't have a smoker, so I improvised. After precooking them, I tossed some applewood chips onto hot coals, and finished the ribs on the on the grill." – KGora
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Rating: Unrated
Here's an easy and delicious way to feed your crowd.

Beer Brats

Rating: 4.55 stars

These awesome beer brats are boiled and then put on the grill!