The 5 Best Labor Day BBQ Recipes

best labor day bbq recipes

Heat Up the Grill and Celebrate the End of Summer

Labor Day is right around the corner and that means that summer is quickly coming to an end. This magical holiday is considered the holy grail of BBQ, as millions of people gather around the grill to say goodbye their favorite time of year. So, break out the wet wipes and dive into a whole new world of messy goodness with the best Labor Day BBQ recipes.

Old-Fashioned Smoked Chicken Wings

Easy to prepare and packed full of flavor, these smoked chicken wings practically make themselves. The secret to this recipe is the blue cheese salad dressing. It perfectly complements the spicy chicken rub, creating a savory hot and cool flavor combination that will leave your guests speechless.

Sweet Cola Ribs

Ribs are a staple of any all-American Labor Day diet. But instead of your same old recipe for ribs, try thinking outside the box. This recipe features a zesty BBQ sauce made with a can of your favorite cola. Before you turn your nose up at the idea, take a look at the full list of ingredients, including apple cider vinegar, onion powder, ground mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Amazing.

Gochujang-Marinated Skirt Steak

Spice up your grilled steak recipe with a little bit of gochujang, a Korean hot pepper sauce that will set your taste buds on fire. If you’re not too keen on spicy foods, you can limit how much gochujang you use in the recipe. When you’re finished, you should have a tangy, sauce-soaked plate of meat. It’s best served with a pile of grilled red onions.

Loaded Grilled Cauliflower

If you love loaded baked potatoes but you’re looking for something a little healthier, check out these loaded cauliflower heads. You can add lighter toppings if you’re looking to curb your calorie intake, but there’s nothing like biting into a mess of melted cheese, garlic, chives, freshly cooked bacon, and sour cream.

Grilled Garlic and Lemon Shrimp

Who needs cocktail sauce when you can drench your shrimp in a creamy garlic lemon sauce and marinate in a Smelly Proof bag? Light and addicting, these shrimp tails have never had so much flavor. You can also try adding some cayenne pepper if you like things with more of a kick.

As tempting as some of these Labor Day BBQ recipes can be, they aren’t exactly odor-neutral. You can preserve your leftovers without smelling up your refrigerator with Smelly Proof. Store your leftovers in Smelly Proof Bags too. Keep the smells inside the bag and order some Smelly Proof today!