Grilled Chicken with Buffalo BBQ Sauce Recipe
Barbecue chicken has become a staple in American cookouts, and this Buffalo twist is sure to become a favorite.
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Corn Salad with Radicchio & Red Onion Recipe
Summer is all about corn — so start off the season’s celebration with a zesty corn salad filled with lots of savory surprises.
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Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe
Go organic this barbecue and impress your guests with this homemade relish recipe that's sure to complement any hamburger or hot dog.
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Butter-Basted Burger Recipe
If youre going the simple route, these butter-basted burgers are a basic recipe thatll make the burger about the burger again and not about the toppings.
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Coleslaw with Apples and Mint Recipe
What’s a barbecue without some coleslaw? This recipe is a tart rendition that will solidify the indulgent salad’s place on your holiday menu.
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Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato Recipe
Don’t leave the herbivores hungry this year — serve a colorful sweet potato topped with satisfying ingredients.
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Capital Crack Dip Recipe
To keep your guests' appetites at bay while you man the grill, serve up this savory dip that’s called "crack" for a reason.
Home-Style Potato Salad Recipe
Always a favorite, this filling potato salad recipe is a classic version that will go great with any main dish you choose to serve.
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Chocolate-Chipotle Ribs Recipe
Sweeten up your barbecue ribs this holiday with this flavorful chocolate-chipotle recipe. If you aren’t able to get your hands on Taza’s chocolate before the big day, any Mexican variety will do.
Lobster Salad BLT Recipe
Serve these decadent and comforting lobster BLT’s at your holiday picnic and you’ll be sure to leave a savory, everlasting impression.
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Labor Day is about gathering around the barbecue and feasting with friends and family. While a summer barbecue is a simple feat for many, we've done some digging on The Daily Meal to come up with a few essential recipes to make your Labor Day celebration a culinary masterpiece. View the slideshow above for a full menu guide!
If you're a traditionalist who loves a good rack of ribs, our Chocolate-Chipotle recipe will be sure to get the taste buds singing. Or, a decadent Lobster Salad BLT made with savory cream cheese biscuits is a great way to add some elegance to a summer sandwich, and a fun addition to any holiday picnic. For the vegetarians, a sweet potato recipe is not only a filling dish but a festive one as well, and pickled cauliflower and a sweet pickle relish recipe are great additions to our buttery hamburger recipe or to a classic hot dog.
No matter where you'll be or who you'll be with, it's important to make sure your Labor Day meal is a memorable one. Whether you're flipping a burger or serving an old-time favorite like pasta salad, these recipes will be sure to make your holiday tasty.
Check out the slideshow above for Labor Day recipes.