Memorial Day calls for firing up the grill, gathering loved ones, and savoring the flavors of summer. It’s a time to honor the brave and create lasting memories over delicious food. To help you plan the perfect cookout, we’ve curated a sensational collection of grilling recipes that will take your Memorial Day celebration to new heights. From classic burgers to mouthwatering ribs, get ready to unleash your inner grill master and indulge in a feast worth remembering!

321 Ribs on the Smoker

321 Ribs
321 Ribs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Meaty, juicy, and fall-off-the-bone tender, Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs is the way to go if you’re cooking ribs on your pellet smoker. Turning out perfectly every time, give your racks of ribs the royal treatment with this smoker recipe!
Get the Recipe: 321 Ribs

Grilled Kansas City Strip Steak

Steak on the grill.
Grilled Kansas City Strip Steak . Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Meaty, beefy, and packed with flavor, a Chargrilled Kansas City Strip Steak is fabulous. Cooked over high heat to lock in all the flavor, this amazing steak is as good – or better – as any top steakhouse offering. Are you craving a big and bold steak? This is the recipe for you, my friends!
Get the Recipe: Grilled Kansas City Strip Steak

Smoked Hamburgers

Close up shot of a smoked hamburger on a bun with all the toppings.
Smoked Hamburgers. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore .

Sink your teeth into the perfect smoked hamburgers piled high on toasted buns with caramelized onions, crispy bacon, and gooey cheddar cheese. This easy smoker recipe is the best way to get juicy burgers with amazing smoky flavor on any grill with our tips for charcoal, gas grills, and pellet smokers.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Hamburgers

Smoked Chuck Roast

Pulled smoked chuck roast on a platter.
Smoked Chuck Roast. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This easy Smoked Chuck Roast recipe is the perfect alternative to a more expensive and complex beef brisket recipe! It’s ultra juicy, tender, and full of great flavor! Bonus, we’re smoking it on the Traeger to make it just about the easiest meal prep recipe you can make!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chuck Roast

Grilled Spatchcock Chicken

spatchcock chicken being removed from the grill.
Grilled Spatchcock Chicken. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Hearing grilled chicken on the menu may elicit feelings of fear of dry and bland chicken drenched in too much barbecue sauce. But that is a thing of the past. It turns out how you grill it is the key. Introducing grilled spatchcock chicken; it’s tender, juicy meat and the best way to grill a whole chicken.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Spatchcock Chicken

Smoked Baked Beans

Tray of smoked baked beans.
Smoked Baked Beans. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

With a rich, savory sauce jazzed up with pulled pork, bacon, and onion, Smoked Baked Beans are a grownup version of a pork and beans recipe. With tons of flavor, this easy recipe is a must-try whenever you’re feeding a crowd or need a tasty side!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Baked Beans

Carolina Pulled Pork

Carolina Pulled Pork
Carolina Pulled Pork. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Carolina barbecue is a battle of East versus West, with smoked pork on point. For this Carolina pulled pork, we smoke a pork shoulder and drench it in a tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce for fantastic finger-licking barbecue.
Get the Recipe: Carolina Pulled Pork

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad.
Smoked Potato Salad. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore

Even your sides can have that great smoky flavor for grilling season! This Smoked Potato Salad is one of the most perfect seasonal side dishes that upgrades that All-American classic!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Pulled Pork

Shredded pulled pork butt with a fork.
Smoked Pulled Pork. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

When it comes to classic barbecue, it’s hard to beat tender juicy smoked pork butt. It melts from the bones and shreds into delicious bites after hours on low and slow on the grill.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Corn on the cob

Smoked Corn on the cob
Smoked Corn on the cob. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Smoked Corn on the Cob, elote-style, takes corn to a whole new level. Hot, smoky, creamy, salty, and spicy, this smoked corn recipe has it all going on! And it’s crazy easy – jazz up your cookout today with this show-stopping recipe!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Corn on the cob

Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Grab some napkins because these Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs are saucy, meaty, and fall-off-the-bone tender. We tested this recipe until it was perfect, and if you’re a fan of meaty ribs, you’ll love it too. Fire up that smoker and chow down on these amazing ribs today!
Get the Recipe: Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Smoke Mac and Cheese

Smoke Mac and Cheese
Smoke Mac and Cheese. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Looking for a kicking campfire recipe or maybe something to really knock their socks off at the next bbq – this Smoked Mac and Cheese is perfect for that. Creamy mac and cheese with a hint of heat and smoke, it’s a great smoker recipe that’s amazing for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Smoke Mac and Cheese

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken ready to be served.
Beer Can Chicken. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Delicious from the crispy skin to the juicy inside of the chicken, this smoked beer can chicken is one of my favorite chicken recipes on a grill, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs on a platter with crispy fried pork skin on top.
Deviled Eggs with Chicharrones. Photo Credit:

Imagine a delicious deviled egg, all sorts of upgraded for the summer season. Spicy creamy yolk filly and crunchy crispy fried topping. Go on, show off this Spicy Deviled Eggs with Chicharrones Recipe at your next block party.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Deviled Eggs

Smoked Pork Loin

Sliced bacon wrapped pork loin.
Smoked Pork Loin. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This mouthwatering Smoked Pork Loin is made with simple ingredients like barbecue seasoning and wrapping the roast in bacon with a delicious maple glaze. Each juicy bite of this smoked pork loin roast has a burst of flavor! And who doesn’t love anything wrapped in a bonus layer of bacon?
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork Loin

Grilled Porterhouse Steak

Grilled Porterhouse Steak
Grilled Porterhouse Steak. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Looking for a perfect steak for grilling? Want to master the coals and impress your guests with an expertly charred piece of meat at your next gathering? Look no further than a Grilled Porterhouse Steak. It’s exactly what you want to pick up from your local butcher if you want flavor and a real rustic presentation.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Porterhouse Steak


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Kita is a multi-talented individual, boasting numerous accomplishments such as being an award-winning recipe developer, world-traveled professional photographer, and journalist. As the lead creative force behind Girl Carnivore®, she is widely recognized as an authority on all things meat.


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