Labor Day Menu Guide

Labor Day Menu Guide
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Labor Day Menu Guide

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.

Credit: Tim Byres

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.

Credit: Maryse Chevriere

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.

Credit: Maryse Chevriere

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.

Credit: Georgia Glynn Smith

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.

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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.

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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.

Credit: Wendy Jung


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!

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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.

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