We all know that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go out with a bang—or should we say a sizzle? We’ve rounded up 70 of the most mouthwatering, grill-worthy main dishes that’ll make your Labor Day celebration the talk of the town. From classic burgers to perfectly char-grilled skewers, these recipes are so good, you’ll want to fire up the grill right now!
Smoked Beef Ribs (Dino Ribs)
Beef ribs that would make a T-Rex jealous. These ribs are the epitome of American BBQ culture. Think big, bold flavors; perfect for Labor Day and those who believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of smokiness.
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Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Here’s a meat treat that screams freedom and flavor. Each morsel is a celebration of American BBQ, capturing the spirit of community gatherings and the joy of the grill.
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Smoked St. Louis Ribs
Meet the ribs that are the toast of the Gateway City. These are not just any ribs; they’re an ode to American ingenuity in BBQ form. Serve ’em up this Labor Day and be the star-spangled hero of your backyard.
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Grilled Lamb Chops with Lavender Salt
Elevate your Labor Day with a dish that’s as refined as it is patriotic. Lamb chops are an underrated American classic, and with lavender salt, they bring an artisanal touch to your BBQ game.
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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken
Take a trip to the 50th state without leaving your grill. This Hawaiian Chicken is an all-American feast, a melting pot of flavors perfect for celebrating Labor Day’s inclusivity.
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Charcoal Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fajitas are a backyard staple, and these are designed for grillmasters. This recipe represents the diversity of America; it’s like a culinary melting pot right there on your grill.
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Grilled Flank Steak
Let’s get back to basics with a good old flank steak. This is the epitome of no-frills American grilling; it’s straightforward, delicious, and perfect for any Labor Day gathering.
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Grilled Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
Recreate this fast-food favorite right in your backyard. An American classic turned grillmaster specialty, perfect for a patriotic feast that’s both nostalgic and novel.
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Grilled Bison Burger
Venture into the wild frontier of American grilling with this bison burger. It’s a lean, mean, grillin’ machine that brings something different to your Labor Day table.
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The No-Fail Way to Make Smoked Brisket
Brisket that’s as foolproof as the Constitution. This guide is your Declaration of Deliciousness, ensuring your Labor Day feast becomes the stuff of legends.
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Grilled Flank Steak with Chile Butter
Spice up your Labor Day with this steak dish that’s as quick as it is tasty. The chile butter adds a burst of flavor that screams backyard fun and American culinary ingenuity.
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Memphis Style Smoked Spare Ribs
Representing one of America’s BBQ capitals, these ribs bring Memphis to your backyard. Easy to make but big on flavor, they’re a tribute to our nation’s culinary diversity.
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Grilled Coffee Crusted Flank Steak Salad
Who said salads can’t be manly? This one’s got steak and coffee, making it a grillmaster’s dream. It’s the all-American choice for those looking for something lighter this Labor Day.
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Grilled BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs
Keep things simple yet spectacular with these BBQ boneless chicken thighs. They’re juicy, they’re flavorful, and they’re the embodiment of American grilling.
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How To Smoke Ribs
Want to be a rib master? This guide gives you the know-how to create ribs that honor the craftsmanship of American BBQ. Become the pitmaster of your Labor Day party.
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Grilled Steak Kabobs
Skewer your way into Labor Day history with these steak kabobs. They’re a fun, colorful way to celebrate America’s diversity and your grillmaster skills.
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Grilled Lobster with Zesty Butter Sauce
This Labor Day, go for the gold—or should we say, the ocean’s gold. Lobster is a New England classic that brings a touch of luxury to your all-American BBQ.
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Sausage and Peppers
These aren’t just any sausages; they’re the star-spangled sausages of your Labor Day dreams. Served with colorful bell peppers, they embody the vibrant tapestry that is America.
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Harissa Butter Stuffed Lamb Burgers
Celebrate Labor Day with a global twist. These lamb burgers showcase the beauty of American multiculturalism, making your BBQ the United Nations of deliciousness.
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Peach Honey Grilled Lamb Chops
Welcome to the sweeter side of America’s grilling landscape. These lamb chops offer a touch of Southern charm, making your Labor Day feast one for the books.
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Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Fatty Recipe
Forget modesty; this is your day to go big. Our Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Fatty is a meat lover’s dream, and it’s made for Labor Day. It’s a true showstopper that’ll have you saluting the flag and your grill at the same time. Yep, it’s that patriotic.
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Bunless Bacon Burger
Who needs buns on Labor Day when you have the Bunless Bacon Burger? Loaded with crispy bacon and all your favorite toppings, it’s low-carb, high flavor, and 100% American.
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Carolina Pulled Pork
Experience the flavors of the South with our Carolina pulled pork. Smoked long and slow, finished with vinegar and mustard BBQ sauce, it’s an all-American dish that’s perfect for Labor Day festivities.
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Pork Belly Hot Dogs
Make Labor Day unforgettable with Pork Belly Hot Dogs. This All-American dish takes hot dogs to the next level, marrying the juicy richness of pork belly with the smoked goodness of bacon. This is backyard BBQ at its most patriotic. Elevate your Labor Day grilling game with these delicious franks.
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How to Grill Pork Tenderloin
Ready for something that’ll make your Labor Day barbecue unforgettable? Try grilling pork tenderloin and top it with a stone fruit salsa. Quick to prepare and big on flavor, it’s an American classic reimagined. Trust us, this will become your new go-to for patriotic feasting.
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Pork Belly Candy
Prepare to wow your Labor Day crowd with Pork Belly Candy, those heavenly bite-sized pieces of pure joy. Think of it as the American Dream, but edible and smoky. Each piece is a mini firework of flavor in your mouth. Don’t let Labor Day pass without trying this delight.
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How to Grill Salmon
Celebrate the fruits of American waters this Labor Day with perfectly grilled salmon. Achieve those sought-after grill marks and savor a tender, flavorful fillet. Perfect for both novice grillmasters and seasoned pros. This is patriotic dining at its finest.
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Peach Salmon Skewers with Peach Jalapeno Crema
Let your Labor Day grill session be the talk of the town with these Peach Salmon Skewers. The peach and salmon combo screams summer, while the zesty Peach Jalapeno Crema brings a whole new layer of flavor. It’s a harmonious blend of sweet and heat. Light up your grill and prepare for a culinary fireworks show.
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Charcoal Grilled Roast Beef
Capture the essence of American traditions with Charcoal Grilled Roast Beef. Infused with herb and garlic crust and smoked over hickory wood chips, each slice promises a bite of medium-rare perfection. It’s time to give your Labor Day the main dish it deserves. Fire up those charcoal grills!
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Smoked Pit Beef Sandwich
This Labor Day, let’s pay homage to American craftsmanship with a hearty Smoked Pit Beef Sandwich. Thin shaved beef, creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce, and thin shaved onions come together in a mouthwatering ensemble. It’s an all-American masterpiece, one bite at a time.
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Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Ribs
What’s more American than combining two of the greatest pork products into one delicious dish? This Labor Day, treat your tastebuds to Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Ribs. They’re not just ribs; they’re a celebration of everything that makes American grilling great. Go ahead and make your backyard the stage for these show-stopping ribs.
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Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Fast and flavorful, these shrimp skewers are an instant hit. Just 30 minutes on the grill and a quick brush with BBQ sauce deliver an entrée that screams summer.
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Easy Grilled Tri-Tip
This West Coast classic is perfect for Labor Day. Grilled tri-tip, thinly sliced, serves up well in sandwiches, tacos, or even as a stand-alone star.
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Grilled Steak Kabobs
Want the perfect Labor Day main dish? Consider our Grilled Steak Kabobs, where Peruvian flavors meet American grilling tradition. Skewer some steak and potatoes and let the grill do its magic. You’re not just feeding folks, you’re fueling patriotism.
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Spicy Grilled Salmon
Add a little kick to your Labor Day celebrations with our Spicy Grilled Salmon. The spicy marinade and the char from the grill make a perfect match. It’s not just a grilled dish, it’s an American experience.
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Easy Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
If you’re aiming for a meaty, smoky showstopper, this Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is your go-to. Just a few ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a patriotic Labor Day feast.
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Hot and Fast Brisket
Who says good brisket takes all day? Our Hot and Fast Brisket will get you the tender, juicy meat you crave without the wait. Perfect for those who want to celebrate Labor Day the American way—fast and delicious.
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Grilled King Crab Legs with Chimichurri Butter
Want to impress this Labor Day? Grill up some King Crab Legs and drench them in Chimichurri Butter. It’s luxurious but straightforward—the American Dream on a plate.
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Chargrilled Kansas City Strip Steak
No frills, just flavor—that’s what you get with our Chargrilled Kansas City Strip Steak. Perfectly grilled over coals, this is what Labor Day grilling is all about.
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Campfire Grilled Tomahawk Steak
Why not go big on Labor Day with a Tomahawk Steak? It’s a feast for the eyes and the stomach, serving as the perfect main dish to honor the day.
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Grilled Bavette Steak
Make Labor Day special with our Grilled Bavette Steak, finished in umami butter. It’s a butcher’s cut that’s all-American in its simple, robust flavor.
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Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Tired of traditional skewers? Our Grilled Shrimp Skewers are a game-changer, with the same crispy texture you love. Grill them outdoors or try an air fryer; either way, they’re a hit.
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Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs
If you’ve got a Traeger, then you’ve got to try our 3-2-1 Ribs this Labor Day. They’re not just ribs; they’re a tribute to American ingenuity.
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Grilled Top Sirloin Steaks
On a budget this Labor Day? No problem. Our Grilled Top Sirloin Steaks are easy, quick, and irresistibly tasty.
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Our Avocado Burger is not your average Labor Day main dish. Swap out that bun for creamy avocado slices, and you’ve got something everyone will talk about.
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Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs
Craving chicken? Try our Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs. They’re the perfect balance of smoky and juicy—a true American delicacy for Labor Day.
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Grilled Chile Lime Chicken
Make Labor Day zesty with our Grilled Chile Lime Chicken. It’s a flavor-packed option that’s perfect for celebrating the end of summer.
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Smoked Chicken Quarters
Keep it simple and delicious this Labor Day with our Smoked Chicken Quarters. Perfectly seasoned and smoked for that juicy, tender bite.
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Smoked Pork Belly Tacos
Experience a burst of American zest with these pork belly tacos. Smoked to perfection, they’re a Labor Day treat that’s hard to beat.
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Juicy Ground Venison Burgers
These venison burgers are an ode to America’s rich wilderness. Topped with bacon and shallots, they’re a wild ride of flavors, making them a Labor Day grill favorite.
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Easy Smoked Chuck Roast
This chuck roast captures America’s heart. Smoked to tender perfection, it’s a flavorful centerpiece for your patriotic Labor Day feast.
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Portobello Mushrooms Burgers
Let’s toast to America’s diverse flavors this Labor Day. These portobello burgers, juicy and rich, are a vegetarian delight, capturing the nation’s inclusive spirit.
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Smoked Beer Can Chicken
This beer can chicken is a true-blue American classic. Smoked till it’s juicy and tender, it promises to be the star of your Labor Day show.
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Smoked Pork Loin
With a hint of bacon and a cloud of smoke, this pork loin celebrates Labor Day in true American style. Dive into its rich flavors, as you toast to traditions new and old.
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Smoked Chicken Wings
Crispy, crunchy, smoky – these chicken wings are an anthem to American barbecues. They’re the ultimate Labor Day wingman, ensuring your grill game is on point.
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Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters
This Labor Day, become the hero of your backyard with our grilled chicken leg quarters. They’re the embodiment of classic American barbecue—smoky, juicy, and perfect for a holiday spent with family and friends. No one can resist the tenderness of this chicken, especially when it’s cooked on the grill, a true American pastime.
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Smoked Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese
For a Labor Day cookout that screams “USA,” our smoked burgers are a must. Picture biting into a patty that’s full of smoky goodness, topped with caramelized onions and a slice of cheddar. It’s the all-American dish that pays homage to our love for barbecue and classic comfort food.
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Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
Redefine grilling this Labor Day with spatchcock chicken. Juicy and flavorful, it’s a modern take on classic American flavors.
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Grilled Porterhouse Steak
Nothing screams “America” more than a grilled porterhouse steak on Labor Day. It’s juicy, it’s tender, and it’s the kind of dish that honors our country’s love for the grill. This steak is not just food; it’s a celebration of what makes the U.S. great—bold flavors and hearty meals.
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The Juiciest Grilled Chicken Breasts
For those wanting to keep it lean this Labor Day, opt for our grilled chicken breasts. We’ve made sure it’s the juiciest you’ll ever have, guaranteeing a flavorful experience that’s light yet satisfying. It’s the ideal choice for a more health-conscious, yet still authentically American, celebration.
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Grilled T-bone Steak
Our grilled T-bone steak recipe is what Labor Day dreams are made of. Offering the best of both worlds with its sirloin and tenderloin cuts, this steak is a hit with everyone. It’s a simple yet bold dish that perfectly embodies the American spirit.
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Smashed Shrimp Burger
Take a detour this Labor Day with our all-shrimp smashed burger. It’s a seafood twist that brings coastal American flavors right to your grill. Ideal for those looking to venture beyond traditional beef patties but still crave that quintessential barbecue experience.
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Grilled Bone-in Ribeye Steaks
Want to really show off your grilling skills this Labor Day? Our bone-in ribeye steaks are the answer. They’re juicy, flavorful, and they’ve got that bone for an extra kick of taste and presentation. This steak is the epitome of American grilling at its finest.
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Smoked Pork Spare Ribs
For a smoky flavor that’s hard to beat, try our smoked pork spare ribs. They’re the Labor Day main dish that pairs well with any side. Juicy, tender, and smoked to perfection, these ribs honor the American tradition of low and slow cooking.
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Individually Smoked Pork Ribs
Our individually smoked pork ribs take Labor Day grilling to the next level. With all sides exposed during the cook, each rib turns into a mini masterpiece of smoky, bark-covered deliciousness. It’s a nod to the American innovation that always pushes barbecue boundaries.
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Who needs a restaurant when you can make the ultimate griddle burger at home? Labor Day is about celebrating America, and what’s more American than a perfectly smashed burger? It’s a juicy and flavorful delight that pays homage to diners and drive-ins across the nation.
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Smoked Beef Back Ribs
Looking for a beefy alternative this Labor Day? Try our smoked beef back ribs. They’re packed with the same flavors you love in short ribs but come with a friendly price tag. It’s a win-win that celebrates America’s love for a good deal and a great meal.
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Get in touch with your American roots this Labor Day with our reverse-seared cowboy steak. It’s a cut that celebrates the hearty appetite and rugged individualism that this country was built on. Juicy, tender, and full of flavor, it’s the steak that’s as American as it gets.
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Bacon-wrapped hot dogs on the Ninja Grill
Take hot dogs, an American classic, to the next level this Labor Day with our bacon-wrapped version. Cooked on a Ninja Grill, this dish marries innovation with tradition. The result is a gourmet delight that elevates the everyday to the extraordinary.
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Dry Rubbed Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Finish off your Labor Day cookout with our dry-rubbed smoked baby back ribs. They’re a no-fuss, all-flavor dish that pays tribute to the American love of barbecue. The secret lies in the simple dry rub and the charcoal and wood chunks, all coming together for a meal that’s impossible to resist.
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