Essential Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

Memorial Day weekend is a time for soaking up the sun and relaxing with your loved ones. We all have our own Memorial Day traditions, whether it is going away for the weekend or relaxing at home. Regardless of how you are celebrating Memorial Day, one thing is for certain: you are enjoying some barbecue. Grilled hot dogs, charred burgers, all of it is a necessary part of the holiday celebrations.

If you've been grilling for a few years, you may be worried about the recipes getting a little old. Don't worry, we have a ton of grilling and barbecue recipes that can help you spice up your barbecue just in time for this summer holiday.

Grilled Mango and Marinated Sirloin Kebabs

A fleshy fruit like a mango is perfect for grilling. When stuck with roasted red peppers, red onions, and marinated sirloin tips on a kebab stick, it makes a perfect summer dish.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Here's a quick and simple side dish that gets a flavor boost from the grill. Charring sweet potatoes on the grill gives them a smoky edge, and a piquant cilantro-lime dressing contrasts nicely with their natural sweetness.

All-American Double Bison Burger

The authors of Wicked Good Burgers justify this All-American recipe by saying "if one of something is good, two is better, right?"

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We couldn't agree more. They use their "smash" technique to create a juicy, crispy crust for their bison burgers by adding balls of the meat mixture to the pan and gently smashing them into patties with their spatula.

Grilled Chicken and Egg Potato Salad Recipe

I have been bringing this serious side to potlucks, and it's built up somewhat of a cold salad following, if you will. All three salads blend seamlessly into one delicious dish that is more of a meal than a co-star.

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I make all of them with almost the same ingredients independently, so an all-for-one approach just seems right. The focus is on fresh, spring flavors like dill, green onion and celery, and we're going to take it up a notch with an edible arrangement, so to speak.