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Labour Day Barbecue Recipes

Labour Day Barbecue Recipes. From great grilling and smoking to side dishes and desserts! Everything you’ll need to make your summer BBQ extra special.

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Labour Day Barbecue Recipes

Originally published Sept 2019.

There’s just something a little bit sad about Labour Day. Sure, it’s a day off work to celebrate with family and friends, but it also marks the end of summer.

It’s been an incredibly busy one for our family. First, along with our son, we headed to meet our daughter in London, then headed out on a 3 week European vacation. On our return we had my sister’s wedding the next week and 3 of my siblings came home for the wedding and a visit as well.

My youngest sister brought her two boys from Alberta for an entire month. We sure had fun showing the kids all that Newfoundland has to offer. 

Just last week, my daughter again had friends visiting from university in Toronto. We are only now getting back into the daily routine, but we all enjoyed a break from the ordinary grind.

So, before you head back to school or work, take the time this weekend to enjoy a great BBQ meal with family and friends. Here are some terrific recipe suggestions for a great BBQ menu.

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How about some main courses from the backyard BBQ or grill.

With or without a smoker, these ribs with our outstanding Smokin’ Summer Spice Dry rub are so tender and delicious.

Smokin' Summer Spice Dry Rub on Smoked Ribs

Smokin’ Summer Spice Dry Rub on Smoked Ribs

I use the same rub on this One Hour Beer Butt Chicken.

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Of course a homemade BBQ Sauce is going to get lots of delicious attention. Try one in our BBQ Sauce Collection.

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Best Barbecue Sauce Recipes

Smoked Pulled Pork is a great way to feed a crowd on Labour Day! 

Dry Rubbed Pork Shoulder pulled pork sandwich

Dry Rubbed Pork Shoulder pulled pork sandwich.

Smoked Pork Loin is another excellent choice. We thin slice it for delicious sandwiches. 

Smoked Pork Loin. shown with fresh rolls for sandwiches.

Smoked Pork Loin

Burgers are always a solid choice for a BBQ anytime. Why not try our Copycat Shake Shack Burger.

Copycat Smoke Sauce on copycat Smoke Shack Burger pictured with cherry peppers on a slate plate.

Copycat Smoke Sauce on copycat Smoke Shack Burger

Lamb makes a great change for a summer BBQ. Try these. Garlic Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chops.

Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops close up image of two lamb chops with roasted potatoes on a white plate

Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops

Of course wings are almost everyone’s BBQ fave. These Honey BBQ Grilled Wings will surely disappear fast!

Grilled Honey Barbecue Wings, beautifully glazed sticky wings that you won't be able to get enough of. Make plenty!

Grilled Honey Barbecue Wings

A great way to stretch a steak dinner is to use it in this amazing family favourite at our house Steak Souvlaki!

Soulaki Steak shown served with Greek salad on homemade flatbread.

Souvlaki Steak on homemade grilled flatbread.

If you want to serve your steak family style, why not try our BBQ Prime Rib with Garlic Chili Butter.

BBQ Prime Rib with Garlic Chili Butter close up photo of melting chili butter

BBQ Prime Rib with Garlic Chili Butter.

Our Peri Peri Sauce is garlicky, spicy, lemony, tangy and utterly addictive. This bright, fresh, fully-flavoured version hits all the right notes. It’s way better than Nando’s! Great on chicken or even shrimp kabobs.

Better than Nando's Chicken Wings close up

Better than Nando’s Chicken Wings

Secondly, let’s get the side dishes sorted out.

We already have an incredibly popular collection of our Best BBQ Side Dishes, where you will find plenty of side dish inspiration from pasta and potato salads to cornbread and mac & cheese.

Finally, we move on to desserts that impress at a Summer BBQ.

They can be quite simple but quite delicious like these individual Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcakes.

Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Summer Fruit Galette

This delicious, easy dessert can be made with whatever’s in season, and I promise not to tell if you choose to use frozen store bought pastry.

Blueberry Peach Summer Fruit Galette close up photo of filling and pastry

Blueberry Peach Summer Fruit Galette

Summer Fruit White Chocolate Cheesecake Trifle. Easy but impressive when you bring this one to the table!

White Chocolate Cheesecake Trifle with Summer Fruit

White Chocolate Cheesecake Trifle with Summer Fruit

Our Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake is a showstopper! Watch heads turn when you arrive with this one.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake featured image

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

It just would not be summer in this house without this incredible Peach Pie.

Peach pie overhead close up photo of uncut pie

Perfect Peach Pie.

Of course good old fashioned Apple Pie is a natural for BBQ’s. Ours takes a different approach to the filling, making it perfect every time.

The Best Apple Pie

The Best Apple Pie

Need something Chocolate instead? We’ve got another collection of our Most Popular Chocolate Desserts here. Including this incredibly popular frozen Peanut Butter cup Pie. Make it days ahead for a real time saver!

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie photo of a single slice on a white plate

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie.

And finally if you need great pie recipes you can check out our Top Ten Pies Collection, which includes this all time favourite, and our most popular pie ever, Coconut Cream!

Coconut Cream Pie close up of single slice on a white plate.

Coconut Cream Pie

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Of all the recipes I receive in my email your recipes are the best ever. Please never stop sending. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have made several. Carol

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