Get Some Bang for Your Buck with Delicious Labor Day BBQ Tips

New homes in HarrisburgLabor Day is a great weekend to relax, enjoy the cooling weather and grill out in the backyard. Many people have events or dinners, but barbeques tend to be a popular choice. Let Keystone Custom Homes help you throw a successful weekend event with delicious barbeque recipes.

Barbeque doesn’t have to be limited to the traditional beef ribs. It can include everything from pork to beef to fish and even vegetables! Here are some ideas for entrees during your Labor Day cook out:

1. Traditional BBQ Beef Ribs are an easy and old school way to eat BBQ on the grill. The secret to cooking this thick slab of meat is indirect heat and patience. This will ensure thorough cooking and delicious flavor. Prepare a zesty and hearty BBQ sauce with onion, honey, ketchup, chili pepper, garlic and mustard, or buy a premade one at the store. Cook for about four hours and serve.

2. Texas Style Smoked Brisket is a great piece of smoked meat to serve guests at a cook out, and it’s easier than you think! All you really need for this one is untrimmed brisket, some brisket rub and wood chips (and a grill of course!). Once the brisket is lathered up with some Texas-style rub and the cooker is preheated, smoke the brisket on low, indirect heat for eight to 10 hours. Remember, slow and steady wins the BBQ race!

3. Firecracker Salmon is a great alternative for those who are less prone to eating heavier meats. Salmon is a delicious and light way to enjoy a smoky flavor on Labor Day. Marinating the salmon in an Asian-style mixture of spice and heat gives the fish a bit of a kick! For this marinade, you’ll need peanut oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, green onion, brown sugar, red pepper, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Once you combine them and lather the salmon up, cook for about 30 minutes and you’re ready to eat.

4. Kansas City Pork Ribs are a sticky and sweet way to enjoy your BBQ. Marinate the ribs with a homemade rub that includes brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Cook slowly for five to six hours on low, indirect heat. Use a smoker or a grill, lather them with BBQ sauce and serve hot! Sweet heat is a great way to wow your guests and put a smile on their faces.

5. Vegetable Kababs are the ultimate alternative BBQ food for the vegetarian in your life, or they make a delicious and healthy side item to all the delectable BBQ meats. Consider a wide variety of vegetables such as yellow squash, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers (red, yellow and green). Cut them into even pieces, and marinate them in a Dijon-herb mixture. The combination of colors, flavors and smells will have your mouth, eyes and nose all smiling with delight!

A Labor Day event will be a great opportunity to invite friends over to your new home in Harrisburg or new home in York. No matter where you’ve purchased your Keystone Custom Home, remember to always practice safe grilling and cooking techniques for the enjoyment of everyone at the party. For more details on these recipes and many more, click here.