Good Ol Labor Day BBQ Recipes

Everyone one has their own favorite BBQ recipes that they make. Of course you know the beer in the chicken butt. Do you prefer to grill or smoke the chicken? I choose to smoke the meat, it seems like it is more moist and juicy that way. There are so many sides to make with it. Labor day is pretty much the last summer holiday of the year. You have to make it worth your while and BBQ before the snow falls. To bad though everyone can't get the day off to enjoy a great cookout meant for people who work.

Beer in the butt chicken labor day recipe

Beer in the Butt Chicken - Labor Day Recipe

Labor day means BBQing and what better way to enjoy best of both worlds then with this beer in the butt chicken recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken, beer can chicken, beer in the butt chicken, Birch Beer Sauce, labor day
Servings: 5 people


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 can of beer
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic minced


  • Make sure the chicken is washed trimmed
  • Preheat the smoker to 375
  • If your of legal drinking age, drink half the beer and only half
  • Open the top of the beer with a can opener all the way around
  • Add ingredients into the can stir it up then place in chicken right side up
  • Smoke chicken for 4 hours or until dark tan

This recipe turns out so delicious when made using a smoker. View our best electric smoker reviews and see which is best.

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Grilled potatoes

Very simple grilled potato recipe that you can add to your labor day BBQ.

  • First you clean your potatoes
  • Chop them up in little squares
  • Lay out a sheet of foil and put butter on it
  • Add onions (optional)
  • Add potatoes to the foil and wrap it up tight
  • Add to smoker and cook for about an hour
Italian salad for labor day bbq

A great addition to any BBQ and kids love this salad. I like to use noodles instead of the traditional salad.

  • Cook noodles until well done on the stove
  • add fresh cauliflower and broccoli
  • Mix in Italian dressing and set in fridge for about half an hour to hour

There are my favorite Labor day weekend BBQ recipes. Try them out if you'd like. Grilling and relaxing is really what Labor day is all about. So just sit back enjoy the weekend if you can and have a great day.

About the Author William Clay

William Clay is a BBQ enthusiast dedicated to sharing his grilling (and overall cooking) expertise with FireFoodChef's readers.