Essential Barbecue Food Every Menu Should Have

Everyone loves barbecue, in fact, some might say America has a love affair with gobbling up delicious grilled meats and sides! [bctt tweet=”Barbecue is the perfect food to feed a crowd and has become the go-to for catering large get-togethers like family reunions and church picnics.” username=””]

Essential Barbecue Foods For Everyone

Depending on where you live, your barbecue might be spicy, vinegar-based, or sweetened with molasses. While different regions claim their barbecue style and sauces are best, there are some essential barbecue foods that all areas cook up. Here is a list of the top essential barbecue foods that are sure to tempt your taste buds.

The Meats

When you think barbecue, the first thing to come to mind is the meat! It wouldn’t be a real barbecue without some pulled pork shoulder sandwiches, sliced brisket, ribs, or smoked sausage. Barbecue meats should be full of flavor and come from high-quality cuts, like certified Black Angus beef cuts, and your teeth should sink right in.

Pass the Potatoes

Another barbecue essential is the potatoes! Whether they come baked or in potato salad, a good barbecue meal is sure to have some potatoes to pass around. Make sure to try out a loaded baked potato with your favorite meat and topped with bacon, butter, cheese, sour cream, and chives.

Essential Side Items

We’ve covered the meat and potatoes, but there are some essential side dishes served with most barbecue meals. Along with potato salad (which we already covered), a barbecue wouldn’t be complete without some coleslaw, baked beans, mac-n-cheese, green beans and corn on the cob.

Don’t Forget Dessert

Once everyone has filled up on the slow-smoked meats and sides, it’s time to indulge in some decadent desserts! There are some essential desserts that go along with barbecue and those are freshly baked pecan pie, apple pie, key lime pie, banana pudding, and cream stuffed cookies.

Barbecue Foods For Everyone

These classic barbecue staples make the perfect meal for any occasion. Whether you are feeding a crowd or a small family, these essential barbecue foods are sure to delight everyone and even offer some healthy eating options for those watching their waistlines. So stop by your favorite local barbecue joint or call in some catering and enjoy these essential barbecue foods tonight!

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