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

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

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs

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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

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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

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

Summer Grilled Cabbage

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This is an easy side dish that we can't seem to get enough of once the grill starts firing in the summer. We use one large metal baking dish just for cabbage, that way none of the others get ruined on the grill.

Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

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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

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

Mom's Beef Shish Kabobs

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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.

Key West Chicken

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This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

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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.

Beets on the Grill

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I couldn't decide what to do with all the beets, so I tossed them onto the grill.

Unbelievable Chicken

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This unusual combination of common ingredients is fabulous! Everyone who tastes it asks me to share the recipe. You will love it and the many compliments you get--I promise!

Inspiration and Ideas

The Labor Day Burger

Enjoy the last long weekend of the summer with this deluxe cheese-stuffed burger topped with crispy bacon, avocado, and perfectly ripe tomatoes.
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Sheboygan Grilled Brats

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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.