Labor-less Labor Day Recipes

Staff Writer
Great recipes for the holiday weekend that won't get in the way of your fun

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0



Labor Day is all about relaxing and enjoying a day of total leisure. Work can be done the other 364 days of the year, because on Labor Day, all you have to do is grab some friends, some food, and enjoy your day off.

With summer coming to an end, Labor Day also represents the last chance to light up the grill and enjoy some good-old outdoor cooking. It’s like summer’s going-away-party; so let’s send off summer right with some great food that won’t consume our whole day.

In honor of Labor Day, here is a compilation of delicious recipes for your long weekend that won’t distract you from your day of rest. Kick back and enjoy. 



Barbecue Ribs

Let the Dutch oven do all the work, so you can sit back and relax before enjoying these slow cooked ribs drenched in barbecue sauce. 







Sangria Fruit Salad

Kill two birds with one stone. This spiked salad is an easy way to get in the holiday spirit. 




Beer Can Chicken

This incredibly simple recipe will let you enjoy your day without looming over the grill, and results in a deliciously cooked whole chicken. 




Simple Salsa

Labor Day wouldn’t be complete without some tasty sides. Throw together this salsa in no time so you can kick back for the rest of the weekend. 



Bistecca alla Fiorentina

It doesn’t get much easier or better than this. Meat, salt, and pepper is all you’ll need for this Italian grilling treat.  







Arugula Salad with Grapes and Manchego

Fruit, vegetables, cheese; just throw them in bowl for this simply delicious salad. 




Easy Cobbler

Time for dessert. Finish off your Labor Day right with this no-hassle cobbler recipe.