A Mother’s Day BBQ is the ideal way to celebrate your mom! Spring is in full swing so it is the perfect time to bring Mom and the whole family together with tasty food and good company.
For inspiration, I have put together my top 25+ Recipes for a Mother’s Day BBQ. These cookout recipes are not only delicious but easy to prepare too.
Create a delicious meal and a Mother’s Day cookout will become one of your favorite family traditions! Grilling is something you can do together that everyone in your family will enjoy with little effort and cleanup.
The list includes main dishes like steak, chicken, and salmon, but also some great side dishes. Corn on the cob, potato salad, and grilled veggies will complement the main event. With this collection of recipe ideas, your Mother’s Day BBQ is sure to be a big hit!
Check out the collection and let me know your favorite go-to cookout recipes!
The Main Course
Cook a delicious dinner on the grill for mom - everything from seafood to steak is delicious at a barbecue.
Grilled salmon is one of my favorite dishes for a BBQ! A fresh, spicy marinade adds flavor and taste to the salmon dinner. This quick and easy grilled salmon cooks fast and is a delicious healthy dinner.
This clam bake is classic clam bake is similar to one served at many New England restaurants and resorts during the summer months Clams, corn and potatoes are cooked together on the grill for an easy all in one Mother's day dinner.
Simple ingredients combine with delicious Mediterranean flavors to create the perfect light summer dish for Mom and the rest of the family to enjoy! Chicken is marinated and grilled to perfection, then served on a Greek salad for this easy dinner.
Making fajita burgers is a fun way to take burgers from boring to exciting. Add fajita seasoning such as cumin and chili powder to the ground beef. Then top the burgers off with fajita veggies for a spicy southwest burger.
Turkey Cutlets are a healthier alternative to other meat and great for outdoor grilling! These juicy cutlets can be prepared ahead of time so they are ready to go when you are! A tasty mango salsa adds tons of flavor and excitement to this delicious dinner.
Another take on dinner on a stick, these kabobs combine sirloin steak with lots of fresh veggies for an easy Mother's Day dinner. Kabobs are fun and easy to make on the grill! Start by marinating a cut of steak in a marinade of olive oil, minced garlic, and fresh herbs, and cook them on the grill.
Southwestern grilled chicken salad is easy to make and is packed with flavor and nutrition! The combination of hearty black beans, fresh vegetables, and spicy chicken combine to create a delicious combination for Mom and the whole family to enjoy! The salad is topped off with a creamy Avocado-Lime dressing for a refreshing and healthy dinner.
Ribs are a perfect barbecue dish and definitely top the list of the best dishes for a Mother's Day BBQ! They are the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors that your mom will love! Plus, they are easy to make and that's always a bonus.
Grilled Side Dishes
Grilling isn't just for meat! Make your barbecue even easier by making a few side dishes on the grill.
Asparagus is in season during the spring and perfect for the grill! Combine the asparagus's distinct flavor with tangy goat cheese to create this scrumptious dish that is perfectly suited for a BBQ. Best of all, this recipe can be ready in minutes!
Slice up some seasonal fruit for a delicious salad that everyone will enjoy. Papaya, star fruit and strawberries are combined with a lime and mint dressing. This colorful and delectable fruit salad will be a tasty treat for your entire family to enjoy!
Broccoli Salad is a cool and refreshing summer dish that is great to take to a picnic or potluck cookout. It is also a great dish to make for Mother's Day! This recipe combines broccoli, bacon, and cranberries to create a delicious salad that everyone is bound to love!
This delicious pasta salad has all of the flavors you crave in a classic summer side dish. This simple pasta salad is flavored with lemon and basil for fresh spring flavor. If you are looking for an appetizer that complements almost any main dish on the BBQ menu, this is an excellent choice!
Grilled peaches are a timeless classic and the perfect addition to any BBQ spread! They are simple to make and so delicious -- your mom will love them! These are topped of with marscapone and raspberry sauce for an out of this world dessert.
These juicy steak kabobs are perfect for a Mother's Day BBQ.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
8 hours30 minutes
Total Time9 hours
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dry rosemary
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon pepper
1 pound beef sirloin
8 ounces mushrooms, cut in half
1 bell pepper
1 red onion
1 Tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
Cut the sirloin into pieces about 1 inch in size and add them to a large resealable bag.
Pour the marinade into the bag with the steak. Seal it and put in the refrigerator to allow the steak to marinade. Let it marinade for at least 30 minutes, although I prefer at least 3 hours for tenderizing the steak.
If you are using wooden skewers put them in water to soak for 30 minutes before making the kabobs.
When you are almost ready to cook cut the mushrooms, bell peppers and onions into pieces about 1 inch in size.
Put the vegetables in a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper.
Take the steak out of the bag and discard the marinade.
Thread the steak and vegetables onto the skewers.
Cook the skewers on a grill at medium high heat. Turn them once or twice during cooking so the steak kabobs brown evenly. Remember that metal skewers will get very hot and handle with a hot pad. The kabobs will cook in about 10-12 minutes. Check and make sure the steak has reached 145 internally before serving.
The more uniform the cubes of meat and vegetables are the easier it is to get consistently cooked kabobs.
Watch the kabobs on the grill closely, so they don't flame up and over cook.
Serve with garlic aioli sauce or steak sauce for dipping.
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