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Nothing says summer like firing up the grill and enjoying a summer barbecue. Whether you're having friends over or simply making some burgers and dogs with the family, these are the meals that memories are made of. And if you're looking for some tasty barbecue recipes, we have you covered! So, break out the paper plates and napkins, and don't forget the condiments! Here is your Summer Barbecue Recipe Bible! 

Summer Barbecue Recipes: Steaks & Burgers

Pat out some burgers, or season up the steaks. Here are some winning steak and hamburger ideas to grill this summer:

Double Salsa Burgers

Grilled All-American Burgers

Bacon Onion Cheddarburger

Porcini Mushroom Burger Melts

Creole Carnival Burgers

Beer-Marinated Peppered T-Bones

Firecracker Steaks

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You can never go wrong with a classic cheeseburger, but if you want something with a little more flair, check out the recipes below.

Ribs & Chicken for the Barbecue

It doesn't get more summery than a rack of ribs on the grill! Here are some great rib recipes to tempt your tastebuds. And don't forget the barbecue chicken, too!

BBQ Pork Shoulder Steaks

Sweet-Sour Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Apricot-Glazed Spareribs

Barbecue Ribs

Billy Bob’s Best Ribs

Kansas City Style Pork Back Ribs

Spicy Buffalo Wings

Fireworks Grilled Chicken with Orange Barbecue Glaze

Texas-Style Barbecued Chicken Legs

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Whip up a batch of barbecue ribs this summer!

Barbecue Sides & Salads

Some of the best barbecues are the ones where everyone brings a dish to share. Side dishes are plentiful, and everyone has their own special recipe, and trying out the different flavors to go along with the main dish is half the fun of a barbecue.

MWT TIP: Make sure any dishes with mayo or eggs in them aren't left out too long. They should be refrigerated until serving, and on hot days the server bowl should be placed into a larger bowl halfway filled with ice.

Hot Potato Salad

All-American Fries

Picnic Baked Beans

Deviled Eggs

Cole Slaw

Cucumber Salad with Garlic

Grilled Potatoes and Onions

Macaroni Salad

Dijon Pasta Salad

Amish Potato Salad

Amish Cole Slaw

deviled eggs
Deviled eggs are kind of a summer barbecue staple.

Dessert Recipes for Barbecues

When it comes to summer barbecues, dessert is the perfect way to wrap up the meal. Cakes, cookies, fruit pizza with a cookie crust … these are great recipes that are pretty easy to whip up. Most of these have a patriotic twist, so they're ideal for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Oh, and it doesn't get more all-American than apple pie!

Red, White & Blue Chocolate Cupcakes

Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheese Cake Pie

Blueberry Crunch Coffee Ring

Cherry or Blueberry Topped Ice Box Cake

American Flag Cookies

Red, White ‘n' Blue Cookies

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pizza

All-American Apple Pie

Red, White & Blue American Pie

Deep Dish Apple Crumb Pie

Patriotic Jello Mold

Patriotic Poke Cake

apple pie
It doesn't get more all-American than apple pie!

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