Stuck on what to cook for the Memorial Day cookout? Here are some of the most common foods cooked for Memorial Day:
- Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers: Grilled beef patties served on buns with various toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise for extra flavor.
- Hot Dogs: Classic grilled hot dogs served in buns with options for condiments like ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, sauerkraut, and chili.
- BBQ Ribs: Tender and juicy pork or beef ribs slow-cooked and marinated in barbecue sauce. They can be grilled or smoked to perfection, resulting in a finger-licking, flavorful meal.
- Grilled Chicken: Marinated chicken pieces or boneless chicken breasts grilled to achieve a smoky and charred flavor. Serve them plain or with a variety of sauces and marinades.
- Corn on the Cob: Fresh corn on the cob grilled or boiled and served with butter, salt, and pepper. It’s a classic and tasty side dish that complements grilled meats perfectly.
- Potato Salad: A cold and creamy salad made with boiled potatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, onions, and various seasonings. It’s a popular side dish that offers a refreshing contrast to the grilled meats.
- Coleslaw: A crunchy and tangy salad made with shredded cabbage, carrots, and a creamy dressing. It’s a refreshing side dish that adds a nice crunch to the meal.
- Baked Beans: Slow-cooked beans in a flavorful sauce, often including ingredients like bacon, brown sugar, onions, and molasses. Baked beans are a classic and hearty side dish that pairs well with grilled meats.
- Watermelon: A refreshing and juicy fruit that’s perfect for hot summer days. Serve chilled slices of watermelon as a light and refreshing dessert.
- Desserts: Sweet treats like pies, cakes, cookies, or ice cream are always a hit at cookouts. Popular options include apple pie, berry cobblers, chocolate chip cookies, and ice cream sundaes.
Pick one or more, and enjoy!
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