The May 2-4 long weekend is *finally* upon us and whether you’re planning to celebrate at the cottage or in the city, no summer kick-off party would be complete without some epic BBQ on the menu. We recently attended a drool-worthy dinner at Barque Butcher Bar with the finger lickin’ good BBQ sauce brand, Rufus Teague, that hails from Kansas City (one of the world’s best cities for great BBQ and BBQ culture). Since a long weekend trip down to Kansas City may not be in the books for many of us, we decided to share 7 epic BBQ recipes by Rufus Teague that you can make anywhere you choose to celebrate the long weekend. Keep reading for some of our top recipe picks below!
Cheddar Stuffed Meatballs with BBQ Beer Sauce
When you think of the long weekend, you definitely think of BBQ and meat, but not often of meatballs. We love the idea of these cheese-filled and BBQ Beer-sauce coated meatballs for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Click HERE for the full recipe.
Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeño Chicken Bombs
We know things can get competitive when it comes to great food and the BBQ, so if you’ve got a family or group of friends that you’re looking to impress, look no further than this recipe for these totally outrageous bacon wrapped BBQ jalapeno chicken bombs.
Sticky Whiskey Maple Wings
Of course no serious BBQ party would be complete without some incredible wings to dig into, and these Sticky Whiskey Maples Wings include the use of both the Rufus Teague dry meat rub, and the Rufus Teague Maple Whiskey BBQ Sauce for double the flavour. Click HERE for the full recipe.
Rufus’ Tex Mex Steak Enchiladas
If a grill isn’t something you have access to (or feel like dealing with) but you’d like like to enjoy those Tex-Mex and BBQ flavours, these steak enchiladas made with Rufus Teague Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce is for you. Click HERE for the recipe.
Beer Marinated BBQ Lamb Chops
If over-the-top burgers aren’t what you’re looking to serve this weekend, consider something more elevated like these scrumptious beer marinated BBQ lamb chops that your favourite carnivores are sure to love. Click HERE for the recipe.
Spicy BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Lettuce Cups
Asian-fusion (and not to mention low carb) meals are all the rage these days, and thankfully that means that your BBQ menu doesn’t have to suffer this summer. We won’t be surprised if this recipe for spicy BBQ chicken and pineapple lettuce wraps makes it into your regular meal rotation for the rest of the year. Click HERE for the recipe.
BBQ Chicken Sliders with Red Onions and Arugula
Of course we had to include a classic (and seriously delicious) burger recipe in this list of some of the best BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer. We love that this recipe is not only dropping in BBQ sauce, but is topped with one of our favourite salad greens: Arugula! Click HERE for the full recipe.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)