Labor Day BBQ & Grilling

Labor Day means great grilling. Check out the best ways to grill meats, veggies, and even desserts.

Staff Picks

Caribbean-Inspired Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.36 stars
Caribbean-inspired chicken kabobs. You can substitute green pepper for the red pepper, if desired.

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs

Rating: 4.56 stars
These make real mouth-watering 'Pig-cicles'! They take a while to cook, and when you eat them, you'll have pork fat smeared from ear to ear! Mmm! Mmm! I like to smoke with hickory wood, but any of your favorite will suffice.

Kate's Grilled Corn Salad

Rating: 4.1 stars
A fresh, colorful grilled corn salad that tastes wonderful and is very healthy. It's the perfect side dish for a barbeque or Mexican dinner.

Yummy Grilled Pineapple

Rating: 5 stars
Made it for the family once, and they LOVED it:)

Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.59 stars
A foolproof, simple recipe for the most tender, delectable ribs you've ever had. Follow the directions exactly, and success is guaranteed!

Best Hamburger Ever

Rating: 4.2 stars
These burgers are the best on the grill in the summertime. Jam-packed with all kinds of stuff, and no tasteless bread crumbs!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are destined to be the hit of any barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is an easy method for grilling corn on the cob. The corn will be very tasty and tender.

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Rating: 4.69 stars
My Mexican friend gave me this recipe for corn on the cob. Street vendors there sell their corn made this way. Cotija cheese can be found in most grocery stores.

Grilled Pineapple

Rating: 4.62 stars
These are SO easy and really good. The hot sauce gives it an extra kick and cuts the sweetness. They can help with patience while the rest of the grilled feast comes together, but be warned, they go quickly!
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Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Rating: 4.66 stars
A sweet, spicy wing recipe that is amazing on the grill! This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!

Mom's Beef Shish Kabobs

Rating: 4.69 stars
My Mom has cooked this recipe for as long as I remember. Now that I live on my own, I can't wait to go back home over the holidays to have this excellent dish. Mom would probably be upset that I gave it away, but it is so delicious that I think everyone should have a chance to experience it. Technically shish kabobs use lamb, so these should be called beef kabobs, but this is the family recipe and what we call it.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Labor Day Burger
Rating: Unrated
Enjoy the last long weekend of the summer with this deluxe cheese-stuffed burger topped with crispy bacon, avocado, and perfectly ripe tomatoes.
These Breads Will Complete Your Cookout
Grilled bread takes just minutes to make.

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.73 stars

Best poppers you'll have off your grill! Any left over cheese mixture makes a good spread for crackers while you're waiting.